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Although sometimes referred to as the Ozark Mountains, the region is a high and deeply dissected plateau. Geologically, the area is a broad dome around the Saint Francois Mountains. The Ozark Highlands area, the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas and Oklahoma, and the Black Hills of South Dakota are the only major highland regions in the U.S. between the Appalachians and the Rocky Mountains. The Ozarks and Ouachitas are sometimes referred to collectively. For example, the ecoregion called Ozark Mountain Forests includes the Ouachita Mountains, although the Arkansas River valley and the Ouachitas, both south of the Boston Mountains, are not usually considered part of the Ozarks.
News from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Jul 28, 2015 6:53 am
DETROIT -- In their most aggressive crackdown yet on auto safety, federal regulators levied a record penalty of $105 million against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for failing to complete 23 safety recalls...
Jul 28, 2015 6:52 am
BELLA VISTA -- Aldermen on Monday unanimously approved a plan for the Fire Department to partner with Mercy health care system to form a community paramedic program.
Jul 28, 2015 6:51 am
SPRINGDALE -- A Lowell police officer resigned Monday morning a little over a month after he had a wreck in his police cruiser in Springdale.
Jul 28, 2015 6:50 am
SPRINGDALE -- City officials and engineers are preparing for repairs to a drainage structure under a street just off Thompson Street in central Springdale.
Jul 28, 2015 6:50 am
FAYETTEVILLE -- Business owners will no longer be required to provide a set number of parking spaces for their customers if a proposal from the Fayetteville Planning Division clears the City Council i...
Jul 28, 2015 6:49 am
FORT SMITH -- The Fort Smith School Board on Monday erased a 52-year tradition when it voted unanimously to do away with the Southside High School mascot and fight song as perceived symbols of racism.
Jul 27, 2015 8:22 pm
Authorities are searching for a Jonesboro man who was last seen Tuesday morning.
Jul 27, 2015 6:27 pm
Arkansas law enforcement and community members gathered Monday to honor one a Little Rock police dog who died earlier this month after chasing and subduing a burglary suspect.
Jul 27, 2015 4:17 pm
LITTLE ROCK Arkansas Children's Hospital says it has received $1.5 million to help fund an endowed chair dedicated to research.
Jul 27, 2015 4:16 pm
The Little Rock Zoo has a new baby chimpanzee and is asking for the public's help in selecting a name.