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(FOV approx. 1.5 mm, photo courtesy of Stephen Stuart) The metallic crystal in the center of the photo above is a mineral known as brookite. It was collected in Magnet Cove, AR. This particular cry…

Geo-pic of the Week: Brookite

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With these pronunciation tips, you'll feel like a local from Natchitoches, Louisiana to Nacogdoches, Texas.

Southern Towns You're Pronouncing Incorrectly

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Another tough 1 Question, 1 Answer survey when we asked you to name your favorite day hike in The Natural State. We put you to the test because it’s on our minds as the Fall quickly approaches bringing some of the best hiking weather of the year. The top seven picks all came from areas …

7 Favorite Day Hiking Trails in Arkansas | Arkansas Outside

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The park will celebrate its annual Vulture Venue with programs throughout the day including THE LYNN AND IGOR SHOW from 1 – 2 p.m. in the Visitor Center’s Audio-Visual room. Lynn Sciumbato from Morning Star Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will present

February 11, 2017 - Vulture Venue - Devil's Den - State Parks Event

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Arkansas Wild's Winter issue is on stands now! It's our annual Legends of the Wild issue. We've featured those who have a love for Arkansas and a commitment to the outdoors, and this year, we've added the Young Guns, the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts. Plus, find the best gifts in our Gentlemen's Gift Guide and learn to make some glorious gumbo. Check it out here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Fayetteville sits at number five on the list out of 100 cities.

Fayetteville Named a 'Best Place to Live' for Second Year

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Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and to show our love for our #ArkansasGrown and #ArkansasMade members, we've teamed up with Westrock Coffee, Post Winery, Kyya Chocolate, and Riceland Foods for another giveaway opportunity!

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Westrock Coffee's Meza Morning Blend, Smooth & Bright
Post Winery's Muscadine Grape Juice
Kyya Chocolate's Madagascar Single Origin Midnight...
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February may be the shortest month of the year, but that doesn't mean it's lacking in fun activities.

Complete Calendar of February Fun

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it may be the perfect time to try out paintball and laser tag at Jack's Ultra Sports in Conway.

14 Things To Do During Winter in Arkansas

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The story of Dogpatch USA is a meandering one that now covers half a century. Its course resembles the winding, up-and-down path of Scenic Highway 7 that brought hundreds of thousands of visitors during its 25-year run.

True Tale Trounces Comic Fantasy at Dogpatch USA

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In Newton County, there is the rugged terrain and native culture. But there are also devotees of Buddhism and an aging population of back-to-the-landers, all of whom have come from far-flung places. And somehow, they fit together

Work of the Quiet Mountains | Arkansas Life

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In case you missed, the Arkansas Century Farm Program is open to new applications through May. Remember that Tree Farms qualify as Century Farms, too! Find an online applications form: [ Wufoo.com Link ]
MENA IS A LITTLE TOWN, though her residents seem to have forgotten. She sits shirelike at the base of Rich Mountain, just short of where Arkansas 88 becomes Oklahoma 1. With a population that hovers around 5,700, the county seat of Polk County—and the undisputed capital of the Ouachitas—has the feel…

Mena | Arkansas Life

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Traffic at seven locations along Highway 70 east will be reduced to one lane starting today as expansion of the roadway to four travel lanes and one turn lane gets underway, the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department said Tuesday.

AHTD announces 70 east lane closures

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If you enjoy nature and want to give something back, then come volunteer with the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission.

Adopt a Natural Area

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The Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking submissions for their “Scenes of Montgomery County" Photo Contest. $200 in Prizes. See Link for Details.
The Beer & Bagel Off-Road Run, an off-road race series, is coming to Southwest Arkansas! The trail race is set for March 11, 2017 at Timber Lodge Ranch in Amity. The venue offers picturesque scenery in the foothills of the Ouachita mountains. The run entails 4(ish) miles of off road running with a…

Beer & Bagel Off-Road Run in Southwest Arkansas

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Landowners in Ashley, Baxter, Benton, Carroll, Drew, Faulkner, Fulton, Hempstead, Logan, Marion, Nevada, Newton, Pulaski, Randolph, Searcy, Sebastian, Sharp, Stone and Yell Counties qualify to receive funds for quail habitat restoration - learn more at Jan 17 meeting in Conway, see:
Being a hospice volunteer brings the opportunity to touch another’s heart and experience the achievements of another’s lifetime in a special way.

Make a Difference: Volunteer Opportunities | Arkansas Hospice

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