Tiger King

December 14, 2022

Outdoors

Devil's Den State Park Hosts Open House For New Amenities

Arkansas Parks and Recreation

Devil's Den State Park will host an open house to celebrate the new Devil's Racetrack Trailhead, parking area, restrooms, and changing stalls tomorrow, Dec 14, at 1:30p.

  • Hike, bike, camp: The Racetrack is part of the Monument Trails, a system of world-class mountain biking trails, and the completed project now offers seven new hike-in or bike-in backcountry-style campsites that can be accessed through the new parking area.
  • Horsin' around: Devil's Racetrack Trailhead is located west of the horse camp on Arkansas Highway 220, aka Lee Creek Rd.

Read more on Arkansas Outside and find a map of the new trailhead HERE.

Development

ArDOT Receiving Feedback On Proposed Highway 112 Project

NWA Daily

Arkansas Department of Transportation is hosting two in-person meetings this week, today, Dec 13, and Thursday, Dec 15, to share plans and receive feedback for a proposed $193.2m project to widen Arkansas Highway 112.

  • Up the corridor: The proposed plan would widen Highway 112 to four lanes with a median, bike path, and sidewalk stretching from Highway 12 in Bentonville to Highway 412 in Tontitown.
  • Meet up: The meeting today will be hosted from 4-7p at Elm Springs United Methodist Church, focusing on the segment between Highway 412 and 612; then, Thursday's meeting from 4-7p will take place at the Bentonville Community Center, addressing the segment between Highway 612 and 12.

Learn more about this project HERE,

Business

J.B. Hunt Participates In Wreaths Across America For Ninth Year

J.B. Hunt Transport Services

For the ninth consecutive year, J.B. Hunt Transport Services will participate in Wreaths Across America, delivering wreaths to decorate veteran cemeteries.

  • Honored: Wreaths Across America places millions of wreaths on the graves of fallen soldiers each year to help others remember fallen veterans, honor those who've served, and to teach the value of freedom.
  • Special freight: This year, 70 J.B. Hunt drivers will participate in transporting approximately 287,000 wreaths to veteran cemeteries across the country, and the company has customized 12 tractors and 4 trailers with military-themed wrap to commemorate the event.

Read the full story HERE.

Community

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Celebrates Approval Of Big Cat Safety Act

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs is celebrating the U.S. Senate approval of the Big Cat Public Safety Act and plans to take in new cats when able.

  • Purrfect: The passing of this legislation would make it illegal for individuals to own big cats and put an end to pay-for-play and cub-petting operations, which is the main driver for the overbreeding of exotic cats.
  • Forever home: Turpentine Creek exists to provide lifetime refuge for abused and neglected “Big Cats” with an emphasis on tigers, lions, leopards, and cougars; though, they are also home to several bears, bobcats, and even a hyena named Rambo.

Read more from Arkansas Money & Politics HERE.

Small Business

CatalyzeH20 Receives $75,000 Small Business Award

CatalyzeH20

University of Arkansas-based startup CatalyzeH20 is bringing innovation to the water treatment industry by creating nanotechnology and electrochemical solutions to cleanse water of contaminants.

Learn more about CatalyzeH20 HERE.

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