High-speed motorcycle chase in Arkansas ends in arrest
BAXTER COUNTY, Ark. – A high-speed motorcycle chase ended with the motorcyclist in jail and charged with driving while multiple offenses. 28-year-old Justice Jacob Vasquez of Salesville, Ark. is charged with intoxicated, reckless driving, fleeing by vehicle, fleeing by foot, resisting arrest, violation of probation, violation of restricted driver’s license, and driving while license suspended. […]
Stone County man facing felony rape charge
A Mountain View man is facing a felony rape charge after authorities allege he sexually assaulted an 18-year-old female. According to a release from Stone County Sheriff Brandon Long, deputies responded to a reported sexual assault around 11:20 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 24. The release said upon arrival, the officers were told a female had been sexually assaulted after she was provided with alcohol. After a preliminary investigation on scene, Long said Heath Alan Noto (pictured below), 41, of Mountain View, was detained for rape.
Public Notice: Methvin’s Gassvile Transfer Station approved by DEQ
Christopher Fulton is an Arkansas-based journalist and U.S. Navy veteran. Fulton graduated from the University of Memphis in 2020 summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. After seeing a void in Mountain Home’s local news market, he founded the Mountain Home Observer and currently serves as the online newspaper’s CEO and news reporter.
The Norfork National Fish Hatchery: A Keystone of Conservation and Recreation in Arkansas
Midway, Arkansas, may seem like an unassuming locale, but it's home to one of the most critical conservation and recreational sites in the region—the Norfork National Fish Hatchery. Established in 1957, the facility is a sanctuary for trout species, including rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout, which are vital to local ecosystems altered by dam construction. The hatchery plays a dual role, contributing significantly to local biodiversity, particularly with its work in preserving endangered freshwater mussels, and providing over 500,000 pounds of trout annually for stocking in public fishing waters across Arkansas and beyond.
Former council member accused of stealing from citizens
HORSESHOE BEND, Ark. (KAIT) - An investigation by the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office has resulted in the arrest of a former Horseshoe Bend city council member. A judge found probable cause on Nov. 22 to charge 39-year-old Josh Jackson with theft of property, forgery, and fraudulent use of a credit card.
Izard County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Arrest Report
According to Sheriff Charley Melton, the following individuals were. Autumn Daily, 21 of Cave City, was arrested on November 20th on a. warrant out of Fulton County. Kaleb Welch, 29 of Pineville, was arrested on November 24th for. domestic battery and interference with emergency communications. Jessie McWhelan, 31 of Calico...
Discover the Allure of Gamaliel Campground: An Outdoor Oasis in Arkansas
Tucked away in the heart of Arkansas, Gamaliel Campground offers a perfect blend of natural wonder and recreational fun. Perched on the edge of Norfork Lake, this idyllic destination is a nature lover's paradise, providing a peaceful escape with the convenience of modern amenities. With 64 well-equipped campsites, visitors can enjoy the wilderness without forgoing the comforts of electric hookups, clean restrooms, and more.
Fishing you a Merry Christmas: annual Christmas festival and parade sign ups now available
The Mountain Home-Town Christmas Festival is “fishing” you a very Merry Christmas this year. The festival, which will open on Dec. 1 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Mountain Home, is looking for vendors to help in filling up the Baker District square. This year’s festival...
mountain home, AR Residents: Your Future Dogs Best Friend Awaits!
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of mountain home..
MHPS School Board holds special session to correct clerical error in expenditure budget
The Mountain Home Public School Board met in a special session at noon yesterday to tackle a clerical error in the school district’s proposed expenditure budget which was approved earlier in the month. The proposed budget had previously listed the district’s general maintenance and operation millage as 25.00 mils....
Major Drug Bust in Horseshoe Bend: Local Resident Arrested on Thanksgiving Day
A traffic stop in the Village of Four Seasons, Horseshoe Bend District, led to a major drug arrest on Thanksgiving Day. The deputy found narcotics and drug paraphernalia in a vehicle owned by Trisha R Ashford, 36. This led to a search warrant for Ashford's Lake Ozark residence.
The Enchanting Rainbow Arch Bridge: A Historical Gem in Arkansas
Nestled in the picturesque landscape of Arkansas, the Rainbow Arch Bridge, also known as the R.M. Ruthven Bridge, is a beacon of American engineering and a symbol of communal heritage. Constructed in 1928 and completed in 1930, this Marsh Arch bridge is one of the few remaining of its kind in the state, drawing admiration from architecture enthusiasts and historians. Its unique design, featuring curved arch abutments, was the brainchild of James Marsh and stands as a functional piece of art that has withstood the test of time.
Arkansas Century Farm Program Welcomes New Inductees
• Nine local farms were inducted into the Arkansas Century Farm Program, with a total of 36 farms recognized across the state. • The program honors farms owned by the same family for at least 100 years and highlights their contributions to the agriculture industry.
Maxville Church: A Century-Old Beacon of Hope and Heritage in Brockwell
Nestled within the quaint town of Brockwell, the Maxville Church has stood as a symbol of spiritual solace and communal strength for over a century. Built in 1899, it reflects the town's rich heritage, a historical landmark that parallels the grandeur of the Hagia Sophia with its own architectural significance. The church is akin to the works of Richard Upjohn's Gothic Revival, where each brick narrates the collective faith and unity of the community that has withstood the trials of frontier life and societal changes.
Faith and community: Little House on the Prairie cast ushers in Thanksgiving with Mountain Home fans
While last week may have been hectic for most families with Thanksgiving, that didn’t stop fans of Little House on the Prairie from visiting Mountain Home by popping into The Lodge Between the Lakes on Nov. 18 for a chance to meet cast members from the critically acclaimed show.
The Coulter Celebration of Lights kicks off for 2023
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (KAIT) - The Coulter Celebration of Lights began Friday at the Arkansas State University Mountain Home Campus. According to a media release, the event began on Nov. 24 and will run through Dec. 27 beginning at 5:30 p.m. each evening. Donations will be collected at the exit...
Harriet, AR: A Historical Haven in the Heart of Searcy County
Nestled within the Ozark Mountains lies Harriet, AR, a community that embodies the historical richness of Searcy County. Named in honor of legal pioneer Judge Richard Searcy, the county presents a landscape interwoven with the narratives of Native American tribes and early American settlers. The historical significance of Harriet and its surroundings is palpable, from the pre-Columbian Woodland societies to the impact of policies such as the Dawes Act on indigenous populations. Today, this region stands as a testament to the resilience of its people and the beauty of its natural environment.
Weekly Safety Report: High-Speed Chase and Fatal Fire Incident in Marion County, Arkansas
This week in Marion County, Arkansas, two incidents occurred that require attention in the weekly safety report. The first incident involved a high-speed chase led by a Marion County man who refused to pull over during a traffic stop. The chase reached speeds of approximately 100 miles per hour and ended when the driver pulled into a residential driveway. The second incident involved the death of a man in a fire on a burned property. The fire destroyed buildings and several acres before firefighters discovered the man's body. An autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of death.
Dolph, Arkansas: A Portrait of Serenity in Rural America
Tucked away in the rolling hills of Izard County, the small unincorporated community of Dolph, Arkansas, offers a refreshing escape into the quintessence of rural life. Home to just over 250 souls, Dolph is a haven where time slows and the values of family and neighborly connections are not just ideals, but a way of life. The median age of 56.1 mirrors a mature population that respects tradition, ensuring the continuity of family presence. The local economy thrives on a blend of white-collar workers and self-employed individuals, with around 153 households, most without children, signifying a predominantly adult community.
Hackler Intermediate Jingle Bell 5k returning to Mountain Home
The 2nd annual Hackler Intermediate Jingle Bell 5K and mile Fun Run/Walk is returning to ASU-Mountain Home on Dec. 2. Fundraiser proceeds from participants will go towards field trips for students at Hackler Intermediate. Registration and packet pickup for the 5k will begin at 7:15 a.m., with the 5k beginning...