That the mayor wants to extend a bond issue is news, and that the lottery commission won't man up to fight the ticket vendor that's been gigging the state is news, but the fact that people are paying a man named Moneymaker around 400 to 500 bucks to look for Sasquatch in the Buffalo National River area? Now that's news! (Read here if you have a subscription and missed the story this a.m.)
Here's more on Moneymaker, who said on Huffington Post's Weird News that he has no doubts that Bigfoot exists. No wonder he believes that — getting someone to pay you $500 to search for the creature is prima facie evidence that there is weirdness afoot.