Some schools were back in session Wednesday after students reveled in a few snow days due to freezing temperatures and bad road conditions. However, those educational days will not be lost. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has more.
The National Weather Service in Springfield recorded between 6” and 8” of snow over the weekend, with more forecasted to fall tonight. KSMU’s Shane Franklin spoke with Springfield Public Works about how they prepare and respond to winter weather.
The National Weather service is predicting snow and ice to arrive Thursday. As a result, the Missouri State Highway Patrol predicts deteriorating road conditions. KSMU’s Anna Thomas tells us how drivers should prepare for the slick roads.
Beginning Wednesday, the Ozarks Transportation Organization (OTO) opens up a public comment period soliciting feedback about proposed amendments to the Transportation Improvement Plan. Public comments will guide the board’s decision whether to formally adopt those amendments. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has the details.
Deer hunting is more than just a sport: it serves a useful purpose in maintaining a healthy deer population. Right now, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and City Utilities are coordinating a deer hunt around Lake Springfield. KSMU’s Julie Greene has the story.
Using green infrastructure techniques, the Fassnight Creek Stormwater and Greenway Trail Improvements Project is designed to reduce flooding hazards for motorists and homeowners in central Springfield. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has this update.
Filipino groups across the country are seeking assistance for those victimized by the recent typhoon in their native country. A local reverend hopes southwest Missourians will also heed the call to offer their support. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more.
Following months of listening sessions throughout Missouri, MoDOT has released a preliminary plan for the state’s transportation future. Suggested improvements total nearly $71 billion. But does the state have the funds to deliver? KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann reports.
Representatives with the Missouri DNR and City Utilities addressed about 50 citizens Thursday evening on a proposed coal ash landfill in Springfield. The public awareness meeting was preceded by press conferences highlighting possible environmental dangers of the site. KSMU’s Julie Greene has more.
If you’ve dreamed about taking a trip to drink in the colors of the fall foliage, but you haven’t yet made it to Maine or Vermont, you’re in luck. KSMU’s chief engineer, Doug Waugh, tipped one of our reporters off to a scenic trail in southern Missouri that attracts tourists from across the Midwest this time of year. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson headed to the Glade Top Trail, and brings us this report.
Bow hunters are busy these days, and beginning November 16th, those who find firearms more to their liking will be in the woods looking for white-tailed deer. But a disease affecting the deer population has also taken the field. KSMU’s Anna Thomas looks into the precautions and procedures hunters need to take to prevent the spread.
There’s a saying that “good things come to those who wait.” This fall, that saying rings true as leaves are changing color a little later than usual. Experts say, however, that this fall has the right conditions for producing spectacular colors and is worth the wait. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has details.
If you’re interested in volunteering but not sure what to hang your hat on, you might consider serving as a council member for the MU Extension. As KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, counties in southwest Missouri are accepting nominations.
Citizens whose vehicles were coated in a powdery substance have through Thursday to take advantage of a free car wash in Springfield following a power plant malfunction. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more on fly-ash, a term perhaps unknown to many prior to Tuesday’s incident.
A local climatologist says southwest Missouri has been in a warming trend since 1998. As KSMU’s Shannon Bowers reports, the findings show that temperatures over that span have been above normal 73 percent of the time.
Over the next few weeks you might see white city trucks in your neighborhood studying some of the local trees. Just exactly what are they doing, and why is this so important to Springfield? KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann explains.
While the nation awaits a decision on the government shutdown, national parks are also hoping to reopen their gates after 16 days. KSMU’s Anna Thomas looks into what a government restart could mean for Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.