Hot Springs en Waste Removal Plan For Majestic Hotel Site Under Review <p><a href="" target="_blank">A plan to clean up and remove hazardous waste</a> at the site of the former Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs is under review by officials at the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality. Possible asbestos, an unused fuel storage tank and a pile of debris have not left the former site of the hotel’s “Yellow Building”, which burned to the ground on February 27<sup>th</sup> . Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:46:24 +0000 Chris Hickey 27031 at Waste Removal Plan For Majestic Hotel Site Under Review New Programming Director For Hot Springs Film Fest <p>The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival has announced its new programming director.</p><p>Film critic and journalist Lauren Wissot will join the festival and collaborate with festival executive director Courtney Pledger to bring documentary films from across the world to Arkansas.</p><p>This year's film festival will take place Oct. 10-19 at the Arlington Hotel in town.</p><p>The film festival is an Academy Award-qualifying festival and is attended by documentary film lovers, filmmakers and noted special guests.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:49:38 +0000 Associated Press 26237 at Downtown Revitalization On Minds Of Hot Springs Ralliers <p>On the one hundredth day since Hot Springs’ historic Majestic Hotel went up in a fiery blaze, citizens of the Spa City plan to hold a rally supporting the preservation of other downtown buildings and new revitalization efforts. It's set for Saturday afternoon.</p><p>The rally comes shortly after the Hot Springs Downtown Game Plan Task Force <a href="" target="_blank">presented recommendations</a> to the city on Wednesday asking for new preservation and economic development policies.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:39:13 +0000 Chris Hickey 24388 at Downtown Revitalization On Minds Of Hot Springs Ralliers Film On History Of Spring Training In Hot Springs <div><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Officials in Hot Springs are marking the start of work by a documentary filmmaker who is to depict the history of spring training baseball in the Spa City.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Documentarian Larry Foley is to discuss the project at a Thursday event. The film is to show the city's role as a spring training site in the late </span>19th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and early </span>20th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> centuries.</span></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:02:16 +0000 Associated Press 20924 at Hot Springs Housing Authority Raided By Fed Agents <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">The administrative offices of the Hot Springs Housing Authority have been raided by federal agents with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Inspector General.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="" target="_blank">The Sentinel-Record reports</a> that agents could be seen searching different offices, removing boxes and searching some vehicles in the parking lot.</span></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:05:14 +0000 Associated Press 20870 at Hot Springs OKs Condemnation Of Historic Majestic Hotel <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">City leaders in Hot Springs have approved the condemnation of the Majestic Hotel building that was destroyed in a fire last month.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The move Tuesday by the Hot Springs Board of Directors allows the city to request the full demolition of the remainder of the historic hotel. The complex was partially razed for safety reasons after the Feb. 27-28 fire.</span></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:15:26 +0000 Associated Press 20520 at Hot Springs OKs Condemnation Of Historic Majestic Hotel Oaklawn, Planning Commission Work On Expansion <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">City planners in Hot Springs have imposed a set of conditions on Oaklawn Park's planned expansion of its casino-style gambling operation.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The thoroughbred race track wants to expand its number of tables and machines by about 50 percent.</span></p> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 21:24:10 +0000 Associated Press 6378 at Oaklawn, Planning Commission Work On Expansion