Lawsuit Over No Bid Mount Magazine Contracts

Contractors are suing over the $32.6 million no bid contract to build Mount Magazine Lodge.
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Bicycle Race Up Mount Magazine

The Celebrity Classic Cycling State Race, a one-day criterion bicycle race, will change in style in May from a short 0.08-mile track to a stage race beginning at Ben Geren. Although the course hasn’t yet been mapped, planners are considering sending the racers up Arkansas 255, through Barling, onto Arkansas 22 to Paris, Mount Magazine and on to Russellville where another race is planned later, Moody said.
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New Superintendent for Magazine Mountain

Natural’ leader Russellville Courier, AR – Jul 16, 2007 He oversees 10 state parks, including Lake Dardanelle and Mount Magazine. Brown, 51, a longtime Arkansas River Valley resident, has been in the state park


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Staffing Problems at Mount Magazine Lodge

The Mount Magazine Lodge is suffering staffing problems according to Today’s THV
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$33 Million Mount Magazine Lodge Officially Opens

The new $33 Million lodge at Mount Magazine is open! Here’s a rundown of stories:
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Profile of Highpointer John Doerden’s Quest

John Doeden is living the high lifeSeeks to climb to highest points in …
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… end. He is especially pleased to have reached Idaho’s Borah Peak , which at an elevation gain of 5,500 feet is designated a climb. …

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$33 Million Mount Magazine Lodge is Arkansas 5th Largest Construction Project

The new $33 million lodge on Mount Magazine is the fifth largest ongoing construction project in Arkansas and the the state park system’s biggest project ever.
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Mount Magazine Lodge Dedication Planned for May 18

Mount Magazine construction work on the 60-room lodge and 13 guest cabins has reached its final stages and is supposed to be finished sometime in January.
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Worker on Mount Magazine Lodge Killed in Fall

The Fort Smith Times Record reports Richie Hudson was killed Saturday when he fell from a bucket truck during construction of the new lodge atop Mount Magazine which is replacing the one that burned in 1971.


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Two Way Radio Prank Touches Off Massive Mount Magazine Search

The Northwest Arkansas News reports that a boy touched off a massive 100 person and helicopter search on Mount Magazine after he told a construction worker near the summit on a two-radio that his dad was hurt and he needed help. He could not identify where he was but said he saw something white which authorities thought was a tower or inn near the south side of the mountain. He wouldn’t give his name and the boy was never located. The search was called off after authorities heard him telling a girl about the exploits. Item was also posted on the forum.


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