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Pinnacle Mountain car break-ins down significantly

Pinnacle Mountain car break-ins down significantly

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV)—Car break ins at Pinnacle Mountain are down significantly from a year ago.

In 2013 the state park saw fourteen break-ins, but this year there have only been two.

"It just happens in the blink of an eye," says park ranger Will Ward who has been with the park for almost a year. "We had people on the playground will this last break-in and nobody can see it or hear it."

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Officials say Pinnacle Mountain can be a hot spot for thieves because they know that when you're hundreds of feet up the side of a mountain it can be a little difficult to tend to your car that's in the parking lot.

National Guard training exercises scheduled on Pinnacle Mountain

National Guard training exercises scheduled on Pinnacle Mountain

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(ANG) –The Arkansas National Guard will conduct a training exercise near the summit of 1,011-foot Pinnacle Mountain at Pinnacle Mountain State Park this Saturday, April 5, from approximately 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A Black Hawk helicopter team will practice hoists and airlifts from the boulder field near the top of Pinnacle Mountain. The hoist site will be about 200 feet off the park’s West Summit Trail. Neither the West Summit Trail nor the East Summit Trail that lead hikers to mountain’s summit will be closed to the public during this exercise.

However, soldiers will be stationed on both trails to inform hikers of the exercise and communicate any necessary safety precautions. Two local fire departments will be staged in the park's West Summit Picnic Area to support the training exercise and share information about their operations with park visitors. For details, contact the park at: 501-868-5806. 

Enjoy Wildflower Week at Petit Jean State Park

Enjoy Wildflower Week at Petit Jean State Park

The public is invited to spend a week enjoying the wildflowers of spring at Petit Jean State Park.  Weekday programs will be geared toward senior citizens, while weekend programs will be family oriented.  

Meeting scheduled to update AHTD bicycle, pedestrian plan

Meeting scheduled to update AHTD bicycle, pedestrian plan

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) has announced it will hold a series of Public Involvement Meetings across the state to obtain input from the public as it works to update the Arkansas State Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan.

The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 1st, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Legends Room of the Jack Stephens Center (UALR Trojans basketball arena) on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. A formal presentation will begin at 6:15 p.m. and will focus on Central Arkansas issues.

The second meeting will be held on Thursday, April 3rd, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Sam’s Club Community Room of the Arvest Ballpark (enter through front gate) in Springdale. A formal presentation will begin at 6:15 p.m. and will focus on West and Northwest Arkansas issues.

Events at Pinnacle Mountain for Spring Break

Events at Pinnacle Mountain for Spring Break

WEST LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (PMSP) - We invite you and your family to attend one of our regularly scheduled interpretive programs. All programs are FREE unless otherwise stated. Children 7-14 should ask at one of the programs on how to become a State Park Explorer.

MARCH 2

  • Morning Birding - 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Join Park Interpreter Maryanne (maryanne.stansbury@arkansas.gov) for a morning of birding with assistance from Central Arkansas Master Naturalists.  Please bring your binoculars and any field guides you find helpful.  We will walk a half-mile paved trail looking for the first signs of spring arrivals.  Wear comfortable shoes and bring water to hydrate. Meeting place: Arboretum Trailhead
Admission: Free

Maumelle High Wrestling Team Takes Back to Back State Title

Maumelle High Wrestling Team Takes Back to Back State Title

Congratulations to the Maumelle High School wrestling team by winning back-to-back state championships on Saturday! The team had a record nine individual champions, placed 13 wrestlers and piled up a record 352.5 team points to win the Class 1A-5A team title at the Jack Stephens Center in Little Rock, becoming the first team in either class in the tournament’s six-year history to repeat as champs!

In this photo: MHS Willie Wright, top, defeated Central Arkansas Christian's Kyler CQ Simmons in the Class 1A-5A 152 weight division of the high school state wrestling tournamnet held this weekend at UALR.