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The bike share system , which will be operated by a company called ride is a joint effort between the city and the university , the arrival will operate 290 standard pedal bikes as well as 50 e bikes that means bikes with electronic pedal assist Carol lawyers who stopped by the launch says she’s been looking forward to this for some time.
I don’t own a bike myself and so I’ve been waiting for people to get some kind of program like this because I have family members who come all the time and one a bike beautiful trails and we don’t have any way to really a bike around it or very easily. So when I heard about the program . I knew I wanted to come out and they were handing out great gifts you got free helmets and I really wanted to try out the bikes and see them for myself .
The bike share system operates without a docking system so users can unlock and pay for a bike using the video ride smartphone app. There are also various payment options users can pay per ride or bi-monthly or yearly passes lures says she was most excited to try and back , which will cost more to use than a normal pedal bike .
So I wanted to try that you make first cause I know the hills can be kind of excruciating instance I don’t own a bike. I’m not sure how fit . I am ready for the hills . So I’m excited to see how the electronic Cisco’s and so far I went up one of these sales and it worked really great . So I think it’s going to be a nice addition to have around here .
Lewis says she’s already bought a monthly pass and while she already walks to work , she says having a bike is a nice option , especially on a hot day.
So I could walk him he really sweaty or I could take you know electronics is 3 men regular by can get there in a lot better condition. So I think it’ll start me biking to work a lot more .
The banks will be part in and around downtown along city trails the of campus in various other locations.
I might Hinojosa this week , unlike the USA , the history of Latinos on Broadway and In the Heights turns 10 like Washington Heights up at the break a day a wake up and I got this little punk. I got a chase away that’s this week on Latino USA .
Latino USA Saturday afternoon at 3 and 91.3 k UAF ahead on today’s Ozarks the musical wants will be performed a half dozen more times before closing its theater squared run Sunday night before Tuesday night’s show , we talked with the actors about the multifaceted responsibilities of the roles roles that require acting , singing , playing an instrument and an accent.
It’s a tough showed a cast and it’s probably you know one of the reasons that as it’s going up all over the country. A lot of the same people are being pulled to do it , but which is great for our job security , but . But yeah , it’s , I mean I was lucky to be the right person at the right time to get cast in the production that I didn’t get cast in and then it’s been sort of a rolling thing since then it’s been great .
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Walton Arts Centre present internationally renowned violinist Pinchas Zuckerman performing alongside cellist Amanda Forsythe and pianist Angela Chang Friday September 20 first this Chamber Music program will feature works by Mendelssohn Beethoven Dvorak Shostakovich and others for 4-3 56 hundred or Walton arts center.org for tickets the 2018 Fayetteville Film Fest begins this Thursday and runs through Saturday the 22nd celebrating its 10th anniversary. The festival will host a variety of films , including feature and short films special guests and a red carpet street party festival pass and single screening tickets available at Fayetteville film fest.org .
This is Ozarks at large Arkansas has a big wildlife problem herds of feral swine are rooting up forest habitat pastures and even row crops causing millions of dollars in damage across the state in 2017. The Arkansas General Assembly establish the Arkansas feral swine eradication Task Force to come up with solutions for the state legislature to fund next session as Ozarks at largest Jacqueline fraud reports the Arkansas Forest Resources Center has also just completed a scientific survey this summer to measure the impact and perception of wild hogs in Arkansas .
The scientific survey was conducted by Kenneth Wallin , an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture and the University of Arkansas Monticello College of forestry , agriculture and natural resources.
One of the issues that we have is that we don’t have a lot of information so the status is kind of up in the air right now and that’s one of the things that we’re trying to help understand is the.
Actual distribution feral hogs in Arkansas , the impact that they’re having on individuals and properties in trying to get some very high-quality data to inform management and legislators.
The Arkansas Task Force I’m feral swine eradication comprised of state and federal agency commission and association representatives has issued anonymous online you feral hog reporting and citing forms , but Wall and says his research method a telephone survey completed in late August. It’s a controlled scientific sampling .
Our survey is actually administered from the universe of Arkansas system the Division of Agriculture specifically our research center here at the University of Arkansas Monticello , which is the Arkansas Forest Resources Center our survey was conducted in partnership with the University of Arkansas Little Rock at the research center there and we used standard protocols to survey Arkansans throughout Arkansas to understand what type of sightings reporting of feral hog activity they’ve had on their property in approximately the last 5 years , but then also we wanted to understand sort of the impact of that activity has had on the land it any property has been damaged livestock has been damaged and you say pub damage incurred from feral Ferrari activity and we tried to narrow it down specifically to different types of habitats whether it’s row crop passionately and Timberland or distant yards for that matter , and one of the reasons we did this is because a lot of the data out there is anecdotal and hasn’t really been collected and standard scientific methodology. So we tried to put a foundation down to make sure that the Arkansas Aug force legislators and researchers themselves are aren’t getting high quality scientific data to understand the impact . Specifically , the economic impact of feral hogs here in Arkansas .
While and says there technical report will be issued on his research results along with literature for a public access.
Yeah , so for the Baptist past 6 months or so , we’ve been developing and designing the survey. I mean the questionnaire that we used to ask Arkansans questions about the feral hog activity and the impact that has had and now that we have the data will begin diving into that to extrapolate some some basic statistics to share with the Task Force the share with the legislator and then we’ll dive into it a little bit deeper to understand some more predictive power within the survey and within the questions that we ask themselves that might take another 6 months or so , all of the information is going to be made available to the public . Either either via the organs are 4th resources websites or whenever we share with all of our partners center on the feral hog Task Force .
Feral hogs are considered by wildlife biologists to be an invasive species brought to America from Europe by early settlers.
So that is part one part 2 is an around the 1800s yourself somewhere within the century we actually brought over European bourse Eurasian boars which is the same species as the domestic pigs that we’re all familiar with for hunting purposes and those kind of started in Appalachia in Tennessee specifically and from there , they have sort of dispersed throughout the Southeast. One of the reasons that they’re here in Arkansas , and one of the reasons that they’re so prominent within the Southeast is because we have pretty late winters , so they’re able to survive the winners and populate basically around we produce year round .
Wild boars in cells , which can live up to 8 years can produce up to 2 liters of a half dozen piglets per season adult feral swine are huge weighing several hundred pounds each packs of wolves and Panthers now extinct in Arkansas when served keep feral hogs in check. Today , the Hawks have no predators aside from hunters wildlife experts say her which began to dramatically expand across the southeastern US . In the 1990s feral swine known to carry infectious diseases are difficult to control wild hogs are intelligent 10 nocturnal rooting through pastures and row crops and destroying forest habitat causing last year , an estimated $30 million in damages , according to the African tight agriculture department .
Even public lands their spin stories of them digging up cemeteries and and those types of public parks and stuff like that , that’s sort of the routine in wallowing behavior that we’re off familiar with from watching pigs on farms. You know they love throwing around and dirt and mud but there also digging for food you know they’re going to borrow crops because there’s plentiful food digging up food plots .