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Former Vista editor joins Kansas Hall of Fame

Subscriber onlyAfter a decades-long career in the news business, former Vista editor Tom Throne is now in the Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame. "I'm very humbled," Throne said. "I'm not sure I'm deserving of it, but I'm very happy." Typically, he said, two people will be inducted, though this year saw three inductees. Continue reading...

City Sending Text Alerts

Subscriber onlyThe city has communicated with the public over social media and email in the past, and now it's opened up a new avenue: text messages. Continue reading...

Pea Ridge Campaign Discussed at Museum

Subscriber onlyLocals came to the Bella Vista Historical Museum to hear about the Pea Ridge Campaign, a series of civil war actions that led to the Battle of Pea Ridge. Continue reading...

Planning Commission makes medical marijuana recommendation

Subscriber onlyThe planning commission recommended a set of regulations for medical marijuana to the city council during its regular meeting Monday, Feb. 12. Continue reading...

Lower Suits Us Closed

Subscriber onlyThe city has planned an extended road closure on Suits Us Drive, near its intersection with U.S. Highway 71. Continue reading...

Police Reports

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Planning commission talks about accessory buildings

Subscriber onlyThe planning commission discussed potential amendments to the city's accessory structure regulations during its work session Thursday, Feb. 1. Continue reading...

Grill fire attributed to grease buildup

Subscriber onlyKeith Bryant/The Weekly Vista Bella Vista police officer Travis Trammell approaches a house after a grill fire was reported at 2 Marlin Lane last Thursday, Feb. 1. Bella Vista Fire Department battalion chief Robert Hamilton said the fire was contained in the grill, but it could have been serious because the grill had a canister of propane in place and was placed close to the house, on a wooden deck. The fire was caused by grease built up in the grill, he said, which ignited when the grill was lit. Continue reading...

Emergency workers rescue driver

Subscriber onlyKeith Bryant/The Weekly Vista Bella Vista police and firefighters worked to rescue a driver who went into the ravine alongside Arkansas Highway 340 on Tuesday, Jan. 30. According to the police report, the car's driver was headed west and, while driving up the hill near Tanyard Creek, veered off the road because the sun was in his eyes. Continue reading...

Art Council talks with advertising commission

Subscriber onlyThe Bella Vista Arts Council gave a presentation to the city's advertising and promotion commission after a regular commission meeting on Jan. 25. Continue reading...

Police Reports

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Photo Club Shoots for the Moon

Subscriber onlyA handful of cars pulled into the gas station parking lot at 4 a.m. on a cold, windy Wednesday morning, their occupants talking excitedly about where to go from there. Continue reading...

Police/EMS Stats

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'Land of opportunity'

1959 Miss Arkansas retired in Bella Vista

Subscriber onlyA couple of Bella Vista residents, looking through old documents, turned up a memento from nearly 60 years ago, a reminder of the moment that started a career that included acting, modeling and narrating. Continue reading...

Hayden Road rollover accident under investigation

Subscriber onlyEmergency workers responded to a single-vehicle rollover on Hayden Road in Pea Ridge Wednesday, Jan. 24. Continue reading...

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