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Veronica Ortega


Nashville, TN, United States

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Past articles by Veronica:

Adopt-A-Pet: Fluffy and Lila in Northwest Arkansas

Fluffy and Lila are at two different rescues in Northwest Arkansas, but both are waiting for loving homes. → Read More

Local Tribal Nations move quickly through COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans

Cherokee and Choctaw Nation members 16 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. → Read More

Adopt-A-Pet: Celestine at Mew Cat Rescue in Bentonville

Sun-bathing beauty Celestine has been with the rescue for a few weeks and is ready for her forever family. → Read More

Mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics being held in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley

3,000 Arkansans will receive their COVID-19 vaccine at JB Hunt Headquarters. → Read More

Adopt-A-Pet: Robin and Tank at Springdale Animal Services

Tank and Robin are waiting for their forever families at the Springdale Animal Shelter. → Read More

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield announces 'Vaccinate the Natural State' initiative

The goal of the campaign is to encourage people to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it's their turn. → Read More

Adopt-A-Pet: Abby and Rocky at Needy Animal Shelter in Clarksville

Abby and Rocky have been waiting for their forever families for over 100 days. → Read More

Protecting the 4 P's in freezing temperatures: People, Pets, Pipes and Plants

Experts provide guidance on keeping people, pets, pipes, and plants safe this winter. → Read More

Adopt-A-Pet: Digger and Dusty at Good Shepard Humane Society in Eureka Springs

January was a good adoption month for the local shelter, but there’s also been a lot of intakes due in part to the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Black History Month: Meet the first Black rodeo queen in Arkansas

Ja'Dayia Kursh, a Fort Smith native, was crowned Miss Rodeo Coal Hill Arkansas in 2017 on her 17th birthday. → Read More

Northwest Arkansas native set to appear in new Disney Channel TV show

Adam Henslee will be appearing on the Disney channel’s show "Secrets of Sulphur Springs" → Read More

Adopt-A-Pet: Maple, Pearl, Moose and Tate in Huntsville

Several sweet dogs are up for adoption at Paws and Claws Shelter in Huntsville. → Read More

Adopt-A-Pet: Billy, Sweet Sally and Luigi at Rogers Animal Services

Three sweet dogs are in Rogers waiting for their forever families to adopt them. → Read More

Fort Smith and Fayetteville metro areas make NYT list of fastest-growing COVID-19 cases

Doctors here say the covid-19 case surge we’re seeing right now is directly related to the holidays. → Read More

Adopt-A-Pet: Courtney at the Centerton Animal Shelter

8-month-old Catahoula-mix Courtney is waiting for her forever family at the Centerton Animal Shelter. → Read More

Holiday shipping delays in Arkansas caused by COVID-19 and winter storm

Many people have received notifications in their email informing them about delays. → Read More

Springdale poultry plant workers protest conditions during an ongoing pandemic

These workers say they fear the company isn’t doing enough to protect them during the ongoing pandemic. → Read More

Convicted murderer linked to Sallisaw cold case dies in jail

Herman Edward Lamb Jr. grew up in Sallisaw and had ties to a cold case there that remains unsolved. → Read More

Thanksgiving leftovers and your pets, plus Black Friday deals for pet parents

A local vet tells us what foods are safe, and which are not for your furry family members. → Read More

New restaurant opens in Fayetteville amid COVID-19 pandemic

Despite the pandemic, one family decided to take the risk and open up a new restaurant. → Read More