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.
The Greer Spring Mill is one of the Ozarks’ oldest, traditional water mills. Located on the second largest spring in the Ozarks, the mill is in desperate need of renovations. For this reason, a team of volunteers have formed a nonprofit dedicated to funding projects that benefit the Eleven Point River, starting with the Greer Spring Mill restoration. KSMU’s Julie Greene has more.
The James River Basin Partnership is hosting its annual river cleanup Saturday, October 5 on the Finley River. The Partnership is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting Ozarks’ rivers...and it says it can't do that alone. KSMU’s Julie Greene has more.
Evangel University faculty and students have constructed a community garden at Weller Elementary as a way to honor a late Evangel professor. As KSMU’s Julie Greene reports, this commemorative garden will benefit students and the surrounding community.
The Community Focus Steering Committee has released its annual report card for Greene County—that’s a study of the community’s achievements and areas of need over a two-year period. KSMU’s Anna Thomas looks into the community’s blue ribbons and red flags.
On Saturday morning, rather than sleeping in late, hundreds of college students were up and ready to hit the sidewalks of Springfield. They were part of a research project that is looking at the “user-friendliness” of our neighborhoods. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has the story.
The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, has created a free, online resource for local schools. The website is called the "Healthy Schools Toolkit," and its purpose is to help schools stay healthy, green and safe. KSMU's Anna Thomas has more.
Officials in Missouri plan to hold several informational meetings around the state in an effort to collaborate with the public about the growing concern of chronic wasting disease in deer. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann spoke with officials in the bi-state area and has this report.
Federal and state officials say that the Emerald Ash Borer has affected multiple regions in Missouri, and are urging citizens to take precaution. As KSMU’s Shannon Bowers reports, this emerald green beetle, once it infects the ash tree, can be fatal.
Springfield City Utilities workers installing water mains on West Walnut Lawn and Cox Road discovered a sinkhole on Monday. With more sinkholes being discovered locally, KSMU’s Anna Thomas reports on the dangers municipal and various construction crews face.
The Community Foundation of the Ozarks encourages us to leave 5% of our estate values to charitable causes in our communities. In the Ozarks alone over the next 10 years, that could amount to 2.3 billion dollars. On this edition of Making a Difference Where You Live, we learn about the Transfer of Wealth and the 5% Solution.
The waters were choppy this week between the Ozark National Scenic Riverways—which operates under the National Park Service—and church groups that perform baptisms along the Riverways. As KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, the controversy started when someone complained that the federal agency was requiring permits for baptisms in the river.