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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 27, 2014 4:13 pm
Outside the Travelers game Saturday night at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock, people were being encouraged to text and drive, as long as they were willing to face the consequences.
Jul 27, 2014 10:29 am
Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson took a homestead property tax credit that he wasn't entitled to in Pulaski County, repaying some of the money shortly before he said he intended...
Jul 27, 2014 10:27 am
Members of the Mississippi County Election Commission said they agonized over each of the 172 absentee ballots that were disqualified during the May 20 primary election -- most of them because the vot...
Jul 27, 2014 10:23 am
On an oddly cool summer evening recently, U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman stood on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and laughed as their staffs taunted each other over who was to blame fo...
Jul 27, 2014 9:39 am
Four Arkansas teens traveled to the nation's capital last week for a crash course in politics that included a day on Capitol Hill and a chance to meet President Barack Obama.
Jul 27, 2014 9:38 am
Republican congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Tom Cotton met with supporters in Little Rock on Saturday to announce his campaign's Veterans for Cotton Coalition and to question Democratic o...
Jul 27, 2014 9:23 am
Virginia state Sen. L. Louise Lucas has plenty she wants to do this weekend in Little Rock: see the state Capitol, visit the Clinton Presidential Center and figure out how to help her state solve its ...
Jul 27, 2014 9:20 am
Little Rock Animal Services Manager Tracy Roark estimates that his staff has caught about 200 stray animals by traps this year, and about 60 percent of those were euthanized because of illness or aggr...
Jul 27, 2014 9:19 am
A request to the North Little Rock Board of Adjustment this week will provide the first test of a recent city zoning change meant to allow a process for unrelated disabled people to share a home.
Jul 27, 2014 9:18 am
Plans to build two new fire stations are on a hiatus after Bryant collected less than it expected from sales-tax revenue.