New CEO hired at Fall River Health Services

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Photo by Brett Nachtigall/Fall River County Herald-Star

New CEO of Fall River Health Services Nicky Gilbertson stands in front of the medical facility on Cascade Road.

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By Brett Nachtigall

Publisher

HOT SPRINGS – New CEO of Fall River Health Services, Nicky Gilbertson, says she is excited about her new position with Hot Springs’ independent healthcare provider and is looking forward to helping lead the facility, and its more than 200 employees, into a...

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Newcomer to Edgemont area interested in promoting community independence on former Fort Igloo property

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Photo by Eric Harrold/FRCH-S

Ben Collett is pictured here holding a copy of the announcement for meetings of the Fort Igloo Co-operative, an informal group promoting ideas and information for the ‘prepper lifestyle’ that might be of interest to those taking refuge at Vivos xPoint and other survivalist properties.

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By Eric Harrold

Staff Writer

EDGEMONT – Recent new resident Ben Collett of Georgetown, Ky., started looking for a safe haven after the pandemic...

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Climb Hot Springs runs through town with an Oktoberfest event finale

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Photo by Charity Maness/Fall River County Herald Star

Alverna Kopsky and Roland Piper happily dance to the sounds of Julie Lee and the White Rose.

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By Charity Maness

HOT SPRINGS – The 4th annual Climb Hot Springs seven-mile and three-mile run ran through town Saturday morning climbing stairs to raise funds and awareness for the preservation of the many staircases that wind their way through the town.

Organizer Mike Sommer purchased the event from the...

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Beloved ‘lunch lady’ from Hot Springs Schools, Esther Girton, turns 104

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Courtesy photos

In this 1969 photo, Esther Girton (back) is pictured with co-worker Dessie Adair stocking food storage shelves at the school. Esther’s co-worker at that time, Adair, later remarried and became Dessie Baxter. She passed away in July 2019, at the age of 87.

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By Charity Maness

HOT SPRINGS – On Monday, Sept. 27, Esther Girton of Hot Springs, known by many as the lunch lady, Auntie Esther or Gramma, turned 104 years-old.

“Woohoo,” laughed...

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Hot Springs Council passes first reading of Cannabis Ordinance

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Allows one dispensary within city limits, per 1,500 people

By Charity Maness

HOT SPRINGS – Members of the public addressed both concern and praise for the Cannabis Dispensary Ordinance at the Hot Springs City Council meeting held this past Monday, September 20, which was also a joint public hearing with the Planning Commission.

“I had a chance to read the ordinance on the website and wanted to compliment everyone who has been working on it,” said Beth Spitzer. “I am not in support of...

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