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by greg vanhorn
Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blue Hole stolen - black color
Replies: 17
Views: 2984

Re: Blue Hole stolen - black color

Wow! that is a nice looking Blue Hole! $450.00 is a great price. My wife is going to divorce me when I buy another one just like the one I just bought. I'm going to miss her.
by greg vanhorn
Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It happened today
Replies: 11
Views: 1030

Re: It happened today

It looks like he was on the Siloam Springs swim team. His FB page shows him on the blocks. I was a swimmer and lifeguard in school. Sometimes we are the ones that think we can swim in any water, any where. We often shun PFD's because we think they could hinder our ability to swim out of trouble. The...
by greg vanhorn
Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It happened today
Replies: 11
Views: 1030

Re: It happened today

Michael, tragic is right. From what I've read, specific information as to how it happened is still incomplete. They released a picture of the boy, Evan Thomas, on one of our local on-line papers. In the picture he is holding fins and a mask. It's hard to accept.
by greg vanhorn
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Illinois River Incident - 6/17/2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3208

Re: Illinois River Incident - 6/17/2014

The drowning victim's name was Evan Thomas. He was 16 years old and from Siloam Springs. Because he loved to recreate on rivers, he was one of us. Rest in peace, Evan.
by greg vanhorn
Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bella Vista Dam Doesn't Make Sense
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Bella Vista Dam Doesn't Make Sense

This thought provoking editorial appeared in last Friday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Enjoy!
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by greg vanhorn
Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blue Hole stolen - black color
Replies: 17
Views: 2984

Re: Blue Hole stolen - black color

I just bought a black, OCA-3350. I'm always looking at Blue Hole's now, so I'll definitely keep an eye out for the OCA-3294. If you purchased in '78, I'm wondering if the serial number on mine means that it was made in 1981 or in 1978? I hope it turns up and the culprits are severely punished. Greg ...
by greg vanhorn
Thu May 22, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I love science. ..CAFOS ..not so much.
Replies: 29
Views: 1790

Re: I love science. ..CAFOS ..not so much.

Henson is feeling the heat, as that lame attempt to rationalize his actions to the media proves . Anyone that has ever played poker can tell this man is nervous about the cards he is holding.
by greg vanhorn
Wed May 21, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I love science. ..CAFOS ..not so much.
Replies: 29
Views: 1790

Re: I love science. ..CAFOS ..not so much.

KNWA aired this interview. It looks like the Henson's (Owner's of C&H CAFO hog farm) are talking to the press. And, to me, they sound nervous. http://www.nwahomepage.com/story/d/story/scientists-watch-water-around-hog-farm/23089/yHOJVBbJrUqBahSyDsPVxQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by greg vanhorn
Sat May 17, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Paddling Trips
Topic: Little Sugar Creek, Saturday 5-17-14, Trip Report
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: Little Sugar Creek, Saturday 5-17-14, 10:30am

In all the years that I've lived near this creek, I don't think I've ever seen 10 people at once floating this stretch of Little Sugar Creek. It is about time! Thank you ACC.
by greg vanhorn
Sat May 17, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: Paddling Trips
Topic: Little Sugar Creek, Saturday 5-17-14, Trip Report
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: Little Sugar Creek, Saturday 5-17-14, 10:30am

That rain last night helped lift Little Sugar Creek to a good level. This should be a good float!
by greg vanhorn
Thu May 15, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Paddling Trips
Topic: Little Sugar Creek, Saturday 5-17-14, Trip Report
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: Little Sugar Creek, Saturday 5-17-14, 10:30am

While it is a small creek, it looks like there will be a nice current by Saturday. We might get a little more rain on Friday night and that will make the current even better. I don't think a big group has ever floated this part of Little Sugar Creek through Bella Vista. It will be a historic event. ...
by greg vanhorn
Thu May 15, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DamNation Screening, 5-16-14
Replies: 25
Views: 1609

Re: DamNation Screening, 5-16-14

Men and Women of the Arkansas Canoe Club, I hope to see everyone at the Ozark Premier of DamNation tomorrow night in Bentonville at 406 NW 2nd St. The city is doing roadwork on NW2nd, but you can park near the square and walk or find a side street and park behind the school. Bring friends and come o...
by greg vanhorn
Tue May 13, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DamNation Screening, 5-16-14
Replies: 25
Views: 1609

Re: DamNation Screening, 5-16-14

Maggie, Return of the River looks like a great film! Thank you for coming up to Bentonville for the film and After Party! I hope others from the Central Chapter coming? See ya Friday.
by greg vanhorn
Fri May 09, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DamNation Screening, 5-16-14
Replies: 25
Views: 1609

Re: DamNation Screening, 5-16-14

Old Pump House Dam sounds like a perfect example of not cleaning up after ourselves. Leaving an abandoned dam behind that no longer serves it's original purpose and now degrades the water quality, causes erosion, blocks wild fish migration and produces greenhouse gasses is a typical example of a "de...
by greg vanhorn
Fri May 09, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DamNation Screening, 5-16-14
Replies: 25
Views: 1609

Re: DamNation Screening, 5-16-14

John, I'd be interested in hearing more about the "Old Pump House Dam." Is there an operating pump house? What is the size of the dam? Why is it a deadbeat dam?