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A total lunar eclipse is happening this weekend

This Sunday, May 15, the Earth will cast its shadow over the moon. Weather depending, you’ll be able to see this total lunar eclipse. The moon isn’t exactly invisible, however. While the Earth’s atmosphere scatters away blue light, the red light passes through the Earth’s atmosphere and refracts toward the moon causing a reddish glow.…

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Trout Stocking

https://fb.watch/cmJwTR_Rwj/ Always a good day to see the Jim Hinkle Spring River Hatchery truck pull into the Calico Rock boat ramp. They stocked 875 rainbow trout. Follow the link above to watch the video from Jenkins Trout Dock.

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NWS Confirms tornado in Izard/Sharp Counties

The National Weather Service (NWS) has just positively confirmed that the damage in Izard and Sharp counties Sunday night was caused by a tornado. A survey team from the NWS office in North Little Rock rates the tornado as an EF2 with winds estimated at 120 miles per hour. The tornado was on the ground…

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Minor earthquake occurs in southeastern Izard County

A minor earthquake has been reported in southeastern Izard County. The United States Geological Survey says the magnitude 2.1 quake was recorded 2 1/2 miles northwest of Mount Pleasant Friday morning at 5:37am. Experts say normally, earthquakes below magnitude 3 are rarely felt. However, smaller quakes from magnitude 2.0 can be felt by humans if…

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Calico Rock bids farewell to beloved Coach

By: Rich Fischer   Many local residents came out last Tuesday morning, gathering in the high school gymnasium bearing his name, to remember and recognize longtime coach Harold Ray Jeffery who passed away on Tuesday, December 21 at the age of 91. The numerous cars in the parking lot of the school were indicative of…

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Temporary lane closures on Bull Shoals Dam and Norfork Dam postponed

Lane closures scheduled for the Highway 178 bridge across Bull Shoals Dam on August 25th, and the Highway 177 bridge across Norfork Dam on August 26th have been postponed until further notice. Once an alternate date has been finalized local media outlets will be notified about the new dates. Recreation information can be found on the Internet at www.swl.usace.army.mil,…

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