PHOTO GALLERY: New natural gas station opens in Columbia

A new natural gas station opened at 1900 Lake Ridgeway Drive in Columbia on Aug. 25. Clean Energy Fuel employees demonstrated how the new equipment worked last week while city employees practiced with the new pumps.

PHOTO GALLERY: Women underrepresented in construction jobs

Women make up just 2.6 percent of Americans employed in construction-related jobs. Organizations such as Nontraditional Employment for Women are working to provide more training opportunities, and there is greater pressure on unions and contractors to recruit more women to work in the field.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College ties Avila University in home opener

Columbia College remained scoreless for the season in its 0-0 tie against Avila University on Sunday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tasters come to ice cream contest to vote and enjoy

More than 150 people came to the annual Arrow Rock Ice Cream Freeze-Off Competition on Saturday to vote on their favorite flavor.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU fans pack Memorial Stadium for Tigers' season-opening win

Fans show their school spirit during the Missouri Tigers' season-opening win Saturday against South Dakota State.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri Tigers host South Dakota State University

The Missouri Tigers are hosting the South Dakota State Jackrabbits on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU fans show up early to show their support

MU fans gather to tailgate for the first home game of the Tigers season against South Dakota State University on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tolton cheerleaders hold first ever performance

The Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School dance team held its first-ever performance during the matchup against Lutheran St. Charles High School on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge Bruins win in shutout

The Rock Bridge Bruins coasted to a 44-0 victory over the De Smet Spartans on Friday night.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman football hosts Lee's Summit in Columbia

Hickman High School football lost to Lee's Summit 41-17 on Friday. Missouri quarterback commit and current Lee's Summit quarterback Drew Lock had four touchdowns in the win.

PHOTO GALLERY: Truman's Terrace opens, The Mizzou Store hosts Black and Gold Friday

Truman's Terrace officially opens its doors Saturday at Missouri's season opener against South Dakota State. The Mizzou Store hosted Black and Gold Friday giving patrons a 25 percent discount for wearing Missouri colors.

PHOTO GALLERY: Marching Mizzou practices

Marching Mizzou and the color guard practice Friday afternoon to be ready for the Tigers' season opener against the Jackrabbits on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Veterans gather at the A.L. Gustin Golf Course

A veterans support group hosts MU veterans at the A.L. Gustin Golf Course on Thursday. Despite the hot weather, dozens of veterans and supporters came out to enjoy good company and food.

PHOTO GALLERY: Jay Parks plays drums in the back of his Dodge Ram

Jay Parks has played the drums for more than 60 years, traveling between Columbia and Jefferson City.

PHOTO GALLERY: Researchers train elderly to prevent falling

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have designed a treadmill to teach seniors how to balance better and prevent falls. Seniors falling cost $30 billion yearly in medical costs.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tolton's football practice heats up

The Fr. Tolton Catholic High School football team struggles in the heat on Tuesday with temperatures reaching the mid-90s during practice.

PHOTO GALLERY: Peace Protest for Michael Brown

Students gathered at MU on Wednesday to silently protest the death of Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tai chi thrives at Armory Sports and Recreation Center

Kenny Greene leads a free tai chi class Wednesday at the Armory Sports and Recreation Center. He practices multiple forms of martial arts and has been an instructor for 25 years. The free classes are held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fans, alumni preview Memorial Stadium renovations

Fans toured the newly renovated Memorial Stadium on Tuesday. The Tigers open their season against South Dakota State at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the renovated stadium.

PHOTO GALLERY: Students make their way through Mizzou Botanic Garden

Peter Hatch, who was the director of gardens and grounds at Monticello for 35 years, visited MU as part of the Mizzou Botanic Garden's Jacquelyn K. Jones Lectureship and a celebration of the garden's 15th anniversary.