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Ranger Boats cuts 70 positions at Flippin plant as high-interest rates take toll on boating industry
More job cuts have come to the Twin Lakes area boating industry as Ranger Boats reduced its workforce at its Flippin plant by 70 workers on Thursday. The reduction move comes after Bass Pro Shops, Ranger Boats' parent company, “temporarily” shut down Baxter County’s Triton Boat plant in a surprise move last year before moving…
Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Dispatch 77 Lineworkers to Alabama, Louisiana
The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas have dispatched 77 lineworkers and utility vehicles, along with construction equipment, to assist Alabama Power and DEMCO of Central City, Louisiana, with power restoration efforts. Seventy professional lineworkers are with Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI) of Little Rock, and seven are with Petit Jean Electric Cooperative of Clinton. Thirty-seven of…
Northwest Arkansas officials to address growth challenges with regional strategy
To address challenges created by Northwest Arkansas’ unprecedented growth, community leaders announced plans Tuesday to collaborate on the development of a regional growth strategy.  Finding solutions to byproducts of the region’s expansion, such as a lack of affordable housing and increased traffic congestion, was the focus of the NWA Council’s spring meeting Tuesday in Bentonville. …

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