1.2 inches of snow fell last night locally, and according to the National Weather Service in Springfield, that is almost a third of the snowfall for the whole year. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers reports on 2012’s snow accumulation.
The City of Springfield is looking for input on “The Link” between South Creek and Primrose Avenue at a public meeting on Thursday night. The meeting will focus on improvements to The Link, which is the set of walkways and bike lanes that connect the Greenway trails to activity centers around the area. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.
One farm in the Ozarks is the location of a series of unique experiments in sustainable living. If these experiments prove successful, it would greatly affect the future of sustainable technologies and how people think about building their homes. KSMU’s Shane Franklin had the opportunity to tour the farm, and has this story.
Folks in Greene and Christian counties who would like--but can't afford--to buy holiday gifts for their loved ones can now apply for holiday assistance at the Salvation Army in Springfield. The agency began taking applications Monday morning, and the lobby was packed with applicants. KSMU's Rebekah Clark has more.
Southwest Missourians have been enjoying record breaking warm temperatures these last several days. But how long will it last? KSMU’s Theresa tells us if, or when, winter weather might be headed our way.
Tim Ernst is a nationally renowned wilderness photographer from northwest Arkansas and is giving two presentations Friday night at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center about his new picture book, “Arkansas Landscapes II.” He spoke with KSMU’s Samuel Crowe about the event, his career and love for the outdoors.
For many Missourians, hunting is an enjoyable pastime. But what do hunters do when they harvest more deer than they need or want? Since 1992, the Missouri Department of Conservation and Conservation Federation have partnered to sponsor the Share the Harvest program, where hunters can donate their deer meet and help those less fortunate. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has the story.
The National Weather Service, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the State Emergency Management Agency and local emergency managers are joining forces to remind the public to be ready for hazardous winter weather before it strikes. KSMU's Samuel Crowe has this report.
Missouri State University will host the 4th annual sustainability conference Wednesday. Organized by the university’s sustainability advisory committee, the conference will highlight several hot button environmental issues. KSMU's Samuel Crowe reports.
Relief efforts continue in the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy, which struck inland just a few weeks ago. Volunteers from Missouri are continuing to distribute supplies and provide aid for those affected by the storm and its aftermath. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has this update.
The National Conference of the American Society of Ethnohistory, or ASE, is taking place in Springfield this week. ASE is an academic society that studies the cultures and histories of people native to the Americas. KSMU’s Melanie Foehrweiser spoke with some visiting experts and has this report.
Animal rescue organizations in Springfield are required to pay so-called "pull fees" for each animal they rescue from the Springfield-Greene County Animal Control, traditionally known as "the pound." KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has more on this fee, and the teamwork between the players in this field.
As our "Road to the Capitol" election coverage continues, we're bringing you a series of "Cafe Reports" from across the Ozarks. Just ten minutes south of Republic sits the small town of Clever, Missouri, population just over 1,000. At the intersection of State Highway P and Highway 14, you see a gas station, a daycare facility, and the only family-owned restaurant in a ten-mile vicinity: the Corner Café. In this Cafe Report, KSMU's Rebekah Clark brings us a flavor of the concerns and sentiments of voters there.
Rebuild Joplin, a non-profit organization started after the May 2011 tornado, and Toyota joined forces in April to rebuild homes more efficiently. Now, that unique partnership is seeing the fruits of its labor. KSMU’s Melanie Foehrweiser has more.
In this segment of "These Ozarks Hills," longtime Ozarks resident Marideth Sisco reflects on the goal of her harvest: a diversity of flavors and foods to sustain her taste buds through the long winter.
With the flu season almost here, many people in the Ozarks are considering when and where to get their flu shots. One long-standing organization is doing what it can to help lessen the effects of the seasonal flu in Greene County for those who don't have health insurance. KSMU’s Shane Franklin has the story.
Dickerson Park Zoo and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board will officially open the zoo’s new Tortoise Exhibit Building Friday. Zoo staff members plan to incorporate the four giant animals into the actual ribbon cutting ceremony. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.