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December 7, 2022

Politics

Runoff Elections Taking Place Today For Multiple Offices Across NWA

NWA Daily

Today is runoff election day to settle several political races that remain undetermined across Northwest Arkansas. 

  • Benton CountyBella Vista's mayoral race has gone to runoff, as well as three City Council positions; Bentonville will decide school district seats for Zones 3 and 5; Rogers will determine the runoff for a City Council position in Ward 3.  
  • Washington CountySpringdale has a runoff for a City Council position in Ward 3, and Farmington will determine its mayoral race in a runoff.  

Find a complete list of runoff elections and voting locations HERE.  

Restaurant News

Shredder's Public House in Bella Vista Has Something for Everyone

Shredder's Public House

Shredder's Public House is a concept restaurant in Bella Vista, opened by Beth Bengs and her brother-in-law John Jensen, who have remodeled the old American Legion building located on US-71B. 

  • All details covered: The restaurant has a wood-fired pizza oven, a bar with a glow-in-the-dark epoxy top, a main dining room, a bar with food service, and a 100-seat patio that features entertainment, a small bar, and a bike rack. 
  • For everyone: The menu features casual items with an upscale twist, from pizza, sandwiches and salads to steaks, daily soups, and a variety of craft beer, cocktails, wines and artisan coffee.

Learn more about Shredders Public House and their creative menu offerings here.

Events

Window Shopping In Eureka Springs Gets Competitive For The Holiday Season

NWA Daily

Every year, merchants in Eureka Springs deck out their shop windows with creative themes for the town's Holiday Window Decorating Contest.  

  • The best: The winning store receives the coveted trophy and bragging rights for the following year. Join the fun and make your vote count for your favorite store! 
  • Vote now: Voting ends on Dec 10, when the winning store will be announced in a ceremony at Basin Spring Park at 2p. 

Vote by scanning QR codes in the shop windows or vote online HERE

Economy

Northwest Arkansas's Job Market Maintains Steady Growth

NWA Daily

Northwest Arkansas saw the most significant year-over-year job growth compared to other Arkansas metros, estimating 292,675 jobs across the region, up 9,380 since October 2021. 

  • Just hired: Northwest Arkansas accounted for 55.2% of the state's year-over-year job gains, adding an estimated 9,380 jobs since last October. 
  • Jobless: The unemployment rate in NWA has remained relatively the same since last year – currently at 2% compared to the previous year's 1.9%. 

Read the full report HERE.  

Outdoors

Trail Extension Projects Underway In Bella Vista

NWA Daily

The City of Bella Vista and Trailblazers are planning two trail extension projects to provide residents with more options for recreation and transportation. 

  • Onward: The Razorback Greenway Extension will add an additional mile to the Greenway, running behind Allen's through the old Berksdale South Golf Course to a new trailhead on Berksdale W and Riordan Rd. 
  • Trailblazing: The Blowing Springs to Metfield Extension will add 1.5 mi of shared-use trail along Commonwealth Rd and Trafalgar Rd, enhancing safety and accessibility. 

Explore interactive maps of the projects HERE.  

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