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January 4, 2023

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Butterfield Trail Pending Recognition As National Historic Trail

Encyclopedia of Arkansas

A bill authored by Sen. John Boozman that would designate Butterfield Overland Trail as a National Historic Trail is awaiting President Biden's signature to make it final.

  • Westward: At approximately 3,553 miles, Butterfield Trail was the longest stagecoach operation in world history and was used to transport passengers and mail between St. Louis, Memphis, and San Fransisco.
  • Snail mail: The Butterfield Overland Mail Company operated the trail from 1858-1861, and Northwest Arkansas was home to numerous important stops along the way, most notably Fitzgerald Station, which still stands in Springdale.

Find an interactive map of historic stops along the trail HERE.

Development

Fay Jones Inspired Medians For College Ave Project Earn Support From City's Arts Council

RDG Planning & Design

Fayetteville's Arts Council had positive reviews for preliminary drawings of Fay Jones-inspired medians to be built as part of the city's 71B Corridor Plan.

  • Glow up: The project intends to improve car traffic, create safer pedestrian and bicycle pathways, add bus shelters and transit lanes, and improve the overall look of College Ave between North St and Joyce Blvd.
  • The Fay-vorite: RDG Planning & Design presented options for the plan's decorative medians, and the Arts Council favored the Fay Jones theme, paying homage to the Arkansas-native architect who apprenticed under Frank Lloyd Wright.

Read more from Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette HERE.

Nonprofit

Empowering Veterans By Journeying The Warrior PATHH

Sheep Dog Impact Assistance

Sheep Dog Impact Assistance was founded in Rogers in 2010 to help our nation’s veterans and first responders by engaging them in programs like Outdoor Adventures, Continued Service/Disaster Response, and Warrior PATHH Training.

  • Struggle to strength: An acronym for Progressive and Alternative Training for Helping Heroes, Warrior PATHH is the nation’s first non-clinical, peer-to-peer program designed to equip veterans and first responders to transform their past trauma and experiences into post-traumatic growth.
  • Results: The program began in March 2021 with the help of some of the nation’s leading psychologists and therapists specializing in post-traumatic stress disorder.

Read more from Arkansas Money & Politics HERE.

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Ozark Compost & Swap

Ozark Compost & Swap has diverted over 50,000 lbs of waste from local landfills by offering compost pickup and zero-waste product delivery services to Northwest Arkansas. 

  • Convenient composting: With easy-to-follow compost guides, seven-day customer support, and text notifications, composting could not be easier. Fill up your 5-gal bucket with compostable items and OCS will pick it up and swap it for a clean one on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. 
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Community

8th & Walton Of Bentonville Earns B-Corp Status

NWA Daily

The Bentonville-based firm 8th & Walton was issued a B-Corp certification in recognition of its efforts to be a business force for good, making it the second Arkansas-based company to receive B-Corp status.

  • B good: The certification is issued by B Lab, a nonprofit out of Pennsylvania that evaluates businesses' compliance with social and environmental standards such as social impact, financial transparency, and legal accountability.
  • Empowered: 8th & Walton provides suppliers with classes, Retail Link training, and other customized services to help them become better partners with Walmart and increase the world's access to healthy, affordable, sustainable products.

Read the full Talk Business & Politics story HERE.

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