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Rick Fires

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Springdale Har-Ber reporter

Rick Fires is a reporter and columnist for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Recent Stories by Rick Fires

Bareback riders get rodeo off to a good start

posted: 06/25/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- Bill Tutor has a thing for Miss Dunny.

Evans returns home for Rodeo of the Ozarks

posted: 06/23/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Chad Evans has already put 22,000 miles on a new truck he bought two months ago.

72nd Rodeo of the Ozarks begins today

posted: 06/22/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

The dates have changed but the show remains the same.

Baseball: Springfield pitchers dominate Naturals

posted: 06/19/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Saturday was another silent night for Northwest Arkansas.

High school performance still matters to football recruiters

posted: 06/19/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

I was surprised when a high school basketball coach told me recently he was not involved in the recruiting process of one of his players.

Weaver silences Northwest Arkansas bats

posted: 06/17/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- Northwest Arkansas bats were mostly silent one game after collecting a season-high for hits.

PREP SOCCER: Har-Ber hires girls soccer coach

posted: 06/15/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Fabrizio Campagnola is the new girls soccer coach at Springdale Har-Ber. Campagnola was head coach the last six years at Gentry, where his teams won a state championship and four conference championships.

COMMENTARY: Football: Fayetteville recovers quickly with Blankenship hire

posted: 06/12/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

I worked in a factory with an old man who carried a black lunch pail to work every day and shuffled along quietly doing his job.

Burrous transformed by participation in taekwondo

posted: 06/11/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Natasha Dhein was aghast when her then-7-year-old daughter came home in tears after being bullied by boys and girls in the neighborhood.

Basketball: Trojans land a 'Biggie' from Lincoln

posted: 06/05/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Lincoln is known primarily as the home of the annual Arkansas Apple Festival, which is held on the town square each year in October.




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