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May 18, 2021

About Us

A Milestone for NWA Daily

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NWA Daily hit 5,000 subscribers last week. A big thank you for following along and engaging with all of the NWA stories and events we send to you!

To celebrate, we wanted to share some facts about the team behind NWA Daily and convince you we aren't just a bunch of keyboard warriors...

  • Run by 4 NWA locals: Just a couple of husbands and wives!
  • The team has lived in NWA a combined 36 years (and counting).
  • NWA Daily is not any of our primary jobs. We have dedicated our free time to this service, because we are passionate about NWA and want everyone to love it just as much as we do.

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Events

Worlds Returns to NWA

Red Bull

Springdale is set to host a Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championship Qualifier event this Saturday (May 22) at Runway Bike Park pump track.

  • Sound familiar? Springdale, Arkansas, finds itself in the middle of the 2021 UCI Worlds Tour which includes other amazing places like Argentina, New Zealand, and China. The World Finals were held in Springdale in 2018.
  • Do you want a chance to compete against the best pump track racers in the world? This is your chance! Riders 17 & up can register here.

Read more about the event HERE. We're pumped!

Sports

Let's Play Ball

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2 things...

Baseball: Hogs won a clutch series against Tennessee yesterday, making it the 9th straight SEC series the Hogs have won.

  • What you might have missed: An ESPN top plays appearance, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art couldn't contain their excitement.
  • In other news: Baum Stadium is at full capacity for the Florida game this week, AND it was selected as a potential host site for the NCAA Regionals.

Softball: After receiving a trough full of awards, the Arkansas Softball team received word they were selected as a host site and No. 6 seed for the NCAA tournament. Arkansas will face the four seed Manhattan at noon on Friday.

Something to be proud of: Arkansas Razorbacks will hold the No. 1 consensus national ranking for 6th consecutive week and reign as the first Arkansas team in football, basketball or baseball history with 6 consecutive weeks at consensus national No. 1.

Politics

Municipalities Reevaluate the Mask

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To mask or not to mask. Last week after the CDC's mask announcement, local municipalities began to consider what's next.

  • Refresh: CDC said last week, fully vaccinated individuals could drop the mask in most situations. On Friday, Walmart agreed and was the first of many to drop the mask mandate based upon CDC guidelines.
  • Rogers: The City of Rogers has a mask mandate in place until 3:34 PM on May 27, which coincides with the final bell at the high schools. It sounds like this is their plan, and they're going to stick with it.
  • Fayetteville: Fayetteville board of health said the city will be discussing a proposal to shift to the new CDC guidance during the May 18th city council meeting.

Find out more about what your city might be doing with existing mask mandates HERE.

Events

Better Cities Film Festival

Urban Land Institute Northwest Arkansas

A way to make our cities even better, Better Cities Film Festival, a film festival about community and towns is premiering in Rogers.

  • What is it? Better Cities Film Festival collects, curates, and presents the very best films on the theme of making better cities, towns, and neighborhoods. It is a festival of stories - about how places shape our lives.
  • When and where? It will take place May 29 from 4-9p at the Butterfield State at Railyard Park in Rogers

There will be local food and drink vendors on site throughout the festival. Learn more about the free event HERE.

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