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Lane closures for I-30 Bridge Oct. 27

Lane closures for I-30 Bridge Oct. 27

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD)A routine bridge inspection on Interstate 30 will require lane closures on the Arkansas River Bridge in Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The work will require the eastbound and westbound outside lanes to be closed on the bridge.  The closures will be Sunday, October 27th between 6:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting.  Traffic will be controlled using cones and warning signs. 

Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel information can be found at ArkansasHighways.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @AHTD.

(Source: Arkansas Highway and Transportation Deparment)

Live Salsa Music & More During Latino Food & Music Festival

Live Salsa Music & More During Latino Food & Music Festival

Saturday, September 14, 6-10pm, enjoy a night of delicious Latin food, wonderful atmosphere, live salsa music, and even better company!

Featuring food vendors from Brazil, Argentina, El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras, Bolivia, Columbia & Nicaragua. It all happens at the Argenta Farmers Market Plaza, 520 Main Street, Argenta Arts District, downtown NLR.

Protect yourself during tick season

Protect yourself during tick season

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas has some of the highest levels of tick-related illnesses of any state in the nation and we are expecting another big year. In 2012, over 900 cases of tick-related illness were reported to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). Five of these cases resulted in death. Cases were found in 63 counties, with illnesses occurring every month of the year but peaking in June. Because many of these illnesses go unreported, the actual number of persons sick from tick-related illness is much higher.

According to Susan Weinstein, DVM, MPH, Zoonotic Disease Section Chief at ADH, “Tick-related illnesses are serious and can be deadly if not treated properly. It is very important that people realize the seriousness of the infections that some ticks can carry, and to see their doctor if ill. Thankfully, we can prevent many of these infections if we become aware of the risks and take some simple precautions.”

Arkansas dramatically improves bike-friendly ranking

Arkansas dramatically improves bike-friendly ranking

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Wednesday is the first day of National Bike Month and The League of American Bicyclists is releasing its latest rankings among bicycle friendly states. The results show that Arkansas is making great strides in improving its accommodation of cyclists.

Arkansas moved up 13 spots in the survey, the second largest jump in the entire country. Arkansas is now number 37 among the 50 states. Just last year, Arkansas was at the bottom of the list.  

“The bicycling culture in Arkansas has grown more popular in recent years and we are responding,” says Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department Director Scott Bennett.  “The results serve as an affirmation that our statewide efforts are making a real difference in The Natural State.”

Opportunity for electronics recycling and paper shredding

Opportunity for electronics recycling and paper shredding

UAMS employees and the public will be bringing papers for shredding and old electronics to be recycled as UAMS celebrates Earth Day. Exhibitors will have displays on recycling resources and environmentally friendly products. The Arkansas Forestry Commission will be giving away 200 trees for planting.

WHO: Robert Airo, director of the UAMS Office of Sustainability, and exhibitors including Allied Waste, Little Rock Recycling, Metroplan, Shred Smart, Entergy and the City of Little Rock.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2013

WHERE: UAMS, outside the Shorey Building entrance and along Campus Drive,  4301 W. Markham St., Little Rock

Free parking is available on the Parking 2 deck.  In case of inclement weather, it will move to the concourse on the ground floor of the Education II building.   

Krewe of Barkus Parade Kicks Off Argenta Mardi Gras

Krewe of Barkus Parade Kicks Off Argenta Mardi Gras

Join us for the Fourth Annual Krewe of Barkus Parade Sunday, Feb. 10, 2:00 p.m., starts and ends at the CityGrove Art Park on 5th Street between Main and Maple. Bring your beads, your friends, your masks, and your dogs to join in the parade fun! Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Then, LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER et BON APPETITE! For those who do not speak Cajun...Let the Good Times Roll and Enjoy!!!

Argenta's Annual Mardi Gras Party is Monday, Feb. 11, at Starving Artist Cafe. Tickets are $35 per person - includes incredible gumbo, jambalaya, soaked salad, and red beans and rice by Chef Jason Morell, plus all the beads and feather masks you envie!

Fais do do to the jazz stylings of The Bob Boyd Sounds!!!

This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

Now - March 16: "For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights" at Laman Library, Main Branch. Through a compelling mix of photographs, television clips, and other historic artifacts, For All the World to See traces how images disseminated in popular magazines like LIFE, JET, and EBONY, and real-time events brought into homes via television coverage helped transform public opinion about racism and racial justice in America.