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Governor unveils eclipse emergency management plans with state officials

A month out, state agencies are preparing for what Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism Secretary Shea Lewis said "has the potential to be the largest tourism event in the state's history." 
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Doors are open at the new Pinnacle Mountain State Park Visitor’s Center

The sweetest part of the new visitor’s center is the Loblolly Creamery Outpost, where visitors can treat themselves to a celebratory scoop of Arkansas-made ice cream.

Runway Group steps back, first gent's role in plan to change Buffalo National River designation is revealed

For months, rumors circulated that First Gentleman Bryan Sanders was working with the Walton-connected Runway Group to change the federal status of the Buffalo National River. Those rumors are confirmed, but the efforts are now stalled.

More than 200 patients treated during Sept. 2 Razorback game at War Memorial Stadium

Emails obtained from the state parks, heritage and tourism department show medical personnel treated more than 200 people during the dangerously hot Razorback game.

Heat, lack of water accessibility cause havoc during Hogs game at War Memorial Stadium

EMTs were seen treating people suffering from heat as water wasn't readily accessible at concessions at the stadium, fans say.

Sanders names Shea Lewis as Parks, Heritage and Tourism secretary

Until June, Lewis was head of the Parks division. He was elevated to lead the entire department after the mysterious departure of then-Secretary Mike Mills.

Emails offer clues — but raise more questions — regarding state Parks chief's mysterious departure

Emails reveal Mike Mills tried for almost two weeks to arrange a meeting with the governor before his abrupt departure on June 2.

Governor's secret parks commission meeting about 'tourism,' emails say

Fouteen members of the Arkansas Parks, Recreation and Tourism Commission met behind closed doors with the governor this week. In apparent violation of public information laws, no public notice was given.

Governor holds clandestine meeting with parks commissioners

A meeting that should have been public but wasn't is the latest in a series of mysterious happenings in the world of state parks and tourism.

Arkansas outdoorsmen shaken by Mike Mills' ouster as parks, heritage and tourism chief

Social media is all atwitter this weekend after the unceremonious Friday afternoon heave-ho of a newly appointed but already quite popular head of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism.

Talking trails and timelines with Shea Lewis, the new director for Arkansas State Parks

Keeping the momentum going is the goal.