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The Cotter-Gassville Chamber of Commerce joined Cotter Bridge Market for their May 6th, 2022 Ribbon Cutting/Open House Event. It was a beautiful day, and the market looked stunning for the event. Nicole and Jane Hatchet followed this event with a Community Bonfire. ... Read More »

The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism Secretary Stacy Hurst announced the opening of nominations for the 2022 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, a program of Arkansas Heritage.  Nominations are open at ArkFoodHOF.com now until Oct 31, 2021 with categories that recognize legendary restaurants, proprietors and food-themed events that celebrate food heritage from every part of our stat... Read More »

The Cotter Ruthven Rainbow Bridge will be lit once again!  Remember back in 1997-2002 and 2004-2010 when our beautiful bridge was lit?  On July 29th, 2021, members of our community opened their hearts and checkbooks to help raise funds to re-light our bridge. A very special and warm thanks goes to our extremely generous legacy donors, Peter and Jan Peitz.  We are delighted to annou... Read More »

On August 4th, 2020, it was announced that Marcia Taylor was selected REALTOR of the Year for the local North Central Board of REALTORS (NCBOR), a peer award based on criteria set by the National Association of REALTORS and includes service to the community, business accomplishments, service to the local, state and national REALTOR organizations, and adherence to the REALTOR spirit of honesty and ... Read More »

The Cotter-Gassville Chamber of Commerce sponsored the first "Classics in Cotter" movie night at the Cotter Big Spring Park on June 19th.  The movie "McLintock" was projected against the Ruthven Bridge trestle.  The technology package making this event possible was courtesy of Cotter Schools.  Movie goers were encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs so they could enjoy the free ... Read More »

The Cotter-Gassville Chamber of Commerce helps The Laundry Room owners, Danny and Donna Montgomery, cut the ribbon at The Laundry Room's Grand Opening held on February 22, 2020.  The Laundry Room is located at 100 Arrowhead Drive in Gassville, between Farmers & Merchants Bank and Casey's.... Read More »

Mike Tipton was the special speaker at the Cotter-Gassville Chamber of Commerce's February meeting.  He provided details about the Sowbug's many charitable contributions to the community and explained how the Sowbug Roundup is organized.  Their 3-day fly-tying and fishing show draws a huge crowd with many benefits to area businesses and fly fishers.  Click on the Calendar tab at the... Read More »

Christmas in Cotter was a huge success.  The turn-out for the December 21st event was amazing.  Approximately 450-500 people attended this event including about 200 children.  Organizing this event was a challenge achieved by the combined efforts of City of Cotter employees, the Chamber-Gassville Chamber of Commerce, the Saturday Club, American Legion Joe P Joslin, Jr. Post 23-VFW 5... Read More »

We were honored to have Arkansas Representative Jack Fortner as our speaker at our November 20th, 2019 Chamber meeting.   He provided information about the proposed constitutional amendment that would make Arkansas 0.5% sales tax for highways and roads permanent and other on-going legislative topics.  Chamber members were also given the opportunity to ask questions about these topic... Read More »

The Cotter-Gassville Chamber of Commerce helps gallery owner Marilyn Morris cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the River Art Gallery in Cotter on April 13th, 2019.  The gallery is located at 511 Second Street across from the post office.... Read More »

Nearly 600 runners and over 100 volunteers and staff converged over Denton Ferry Road for the 11th Annual White River Marathon for Kenya on Saturday, November 22, 2014.  Runners came from the four corners of the U.S. and everywhere in between, altogether representing 36 states, Puerto Rico and Ontario, Canada.... Read More »

Larry Jenkins of Ozark Mountain Trading Company grilled hotdogs and flipped burgers, while Shelley Baker of Fleur de Lis Salon graced us with wonderful cajun/creole appetizers for their joint Ribbon Cutting in downtown Cotter on August 29th.  Thanks to all who joined us and made this a joyous event.  Especially thank you to the new members of our community.  We wish you well.... Read More »

The 2014 Shawnee Supreme Boat Trout Invitational will be held at Cotter's Big Spring Park on Saturday March 8, 2014.  The Trout Invitational is a one day fishing tournament where both skilled and novice two man teams can come together to not only test their fishing skills against the competition but have a chance to be around other anglers who share the same passion all while enjoyi... Read More »

Another great showing at this years Annual Boy Scouts of America Canoe Race as the young adventurers and future explorers made there way through Cotter Ar on their way to completing a race that spanned over 100 miles.   To see this exciting event click on the video below.      Click to see the 2013 Canoe Race Video!... Read More »

The entire length of the White River watershed was recently named as the 2nd National Blueway in the country after the first was given to the Conneticut River.  After local discussions along with some politics this is what happened.   Click here to read more about this interesting article!... Read More »

The 2013 Shawnee Supreme Boat Tournament turned out to be a huge success even though all involved had to battle the cold and snowy elements. This year we had 56 teams who entered the tournament, all trying to earn the chance, to not only win the prize money but also have the opportunity to win a brand new Supreme L48 XP River Boat. This years winners of the Supreme boat ~ Jimmy Curtis and Ken... Read More »

The Cotter Trout Festival has been going on for years and is always a sure bet when it comes to fun, food, appealing music and entertainment.   Usually the first week of May, the Trout Festival is held in Big Spring Park and allows an opportunity for Cotter citizens and the surrounding region to come and enjoy two fun filled days along the White River.   With vendors, art work,... Read More »

Approximately 2,000 people gathered September 22, 2012 on the RM Ruthven Bridge in Cotter, Arkansas in support of Hunger Action Month for Bridge Bash 2012 sponsored by the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas. While the goal of today’s event was to raise $50,000 and provide 250,000 meals. Food Bank Executive Director, Jeff Quick reported the event exceeded expectations raising $62,765. The mo... Read More »

The 2012 Shawnee Supreme Invitational Trout Tournament in conjunction with the Cotter-Gassville Area Chamber of Commerce was a huge success this year in Big Spring Park.  Food, fun, fishing and prizes were furnished for all involved and it was another fantasitic turnout this year.  With 67 two-man teams in the March tournament, competition was strong as entries were filled with both novi... Read More »