Bikes, Blues & BBQ to Include Motocross
Scheduled Sept. 28-Oct. 1, Bikes, Blues and BBQ will be expanding to Springdale. ArenaCross will be held at The Rodeo of the Ozarks’ Parson’s Stadium which is located at 1423 E. Emma in Springdale.
Two days of professional and amateur motocross events will start at 4 p.m. on Sept. 30 and feature an exhibition at 8 p.m. by Kenny ‘Cowboy’ Bartram and the Steel Rodeo team.
Events will run from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Oct. 1 and will include amateur racing, kids race and another production by the Steel Rodeo. The main hub of the event will occur on Dickson Street in Fayetteville and the Arkansas Missouri Railroad will shuttle people between Dickson Street and Baum Stadium.
The Washington County Fairgrounds will host the annual barbecue cook-off. Musical performances by Candlebox on Sept. 30 and Jamey Johnson on Oct. 1 will be held at the Arkansas Music Pavilion located at the NWA Mall.
More information is available online at bikesbluesandbbq.org.
Recycled Water Essential to Fracking
Fountain Quail, a Canadian water management company, is planning to recycle water used in hydraulic fracturing at the Fayetteville Shale location and sell it to the companies that drill there for natural gas.
The water is an essential component to fracking that uses a mixture of sand, chemicals and water to inject into the ground and break up rock to release natural gas.
Fountain Quill will distill the water that returns to the surface and store it in a pit onsite to be drawn on by the natural gas companies. For more information visit, www.fountainquail.com.
Library Director Resigns
Executive director Shawna Thorup resigned Aug. 25 from the Fayetteville Public Library. Thorup received a separation agreement providing six months salary and benefits. Lolly Greenwood was named interim executive director.