August 7, 2013
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge established the Big Muddy National River Refuge in the Missouri River flood plains between St. Louis and Kansas City after the flood of 1993. In the years after refuge’s creation, the Fish and Wildlife Service studied the natural processes at work.
August 6, 2013
Columbia residents turn out to participate in National Night Out at more than a dozen locations across the city Tuesday evening. National Night Out is an event meant to strengthen the relationship between communities and public services. It is held annually on the first Tuesday of August.
August 5, 2013
Approximately 20 protesters gathered outside the Daniel Boone City Building on Monday to protest fracking. Jason Burke said he doesn't want his daughter, Sarah, to live in a world full of chemicals.
August 4, 2013
Crowds gather to watch the Black and White Ball talent show Sunday at Douglass Park. The talent show featured performers of all ages. Elsaun Hutchison performed "Candy Rain" and Jonathan Garr performed Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean." Woody Warren tended a grill at the picnic.
The Football Fan Day event was Sunday. Players, coaches and Golden Girls signed autographs for for fans lined up at Faurot Field. The event staff expected an estimated 5,000 fans to come to the event. James Hutchings, owner of Jim's Barbershop in Liberty, waited in line Sunday. He has come to every Football Fan Day and home game for years, he said.
About 150 people gathered at the Hilton Hotel on Saturday for the Black and White Ball, the main event of a weekend full of festivities intended to reunite black graduates of Columbia's public schools.
During the week of Aug. 7, 1993, the Missouri River fell below flood stage in Kansas City, but rain fell in mid-Missouri slowing down clean-up efforts.
August 3, 2013
The Black and White parade pulled through downtown Columbia as part of the festivities surrounding the 19th Black and White Ball on Saturday. Candy and bead necklaces were some of the things thrown to spectators along the way.
Darion Polk, Mark Tillman and Kevin Aaron were just some of the players in the Black and White All Star Basketball Game on Saturday in Douglass Park. Players were chosen from teams throughout the Midnight Hoops league based on their performance during the season. The game is part of the Black and White Ball.
The Missouri football team practiced Saturday morning at Faurot Field.
Members of the community marched from Second Missionary Baptist Church to the Boone County Courthouse to demand "Justice for Brandon" on Saturday. Brandon Coleman was shot and killed May 19. The march was followed by a rally at the courthouse. The NAACP organized the event.
Rain moved through Columbia on Friday afternoon before clearing for the evening.
Jefferson Farm & Gardens is set to reopen in September after a yearlong hiatus of programming.
August 2, 2013
The Battle High School marching band is comprised of students and staff from various junior high and high schools across Columbia, but all of them have now joined to form one unified group to form the Battle High marching band.
The CoMo Cauldron and the American Outlaws, fan groups of the MLS' Sporting Kansas City and United States men's national team, gathered to watch the MLS All-Star Game on Wednesday at McNally's Irish Pub.
This week many students were moving out and leaving unwanted items by the curb. Others looking for furniture scoured neighborhood to find items before they were picked up by the trash service.
Visitors for Organic Production Field Day gathered to learn about organic farming Thursday at MU's Bradford Research and Extension Center.
August 1, 2013
Missouri's football team held its first practice session Thursday at the football practice field.
Kim Boyer was diagnosed with MS in June. Since then, she and a group of friends have created a bicycling group and plan to compete in the Bike MS event in September to raise money for research.
July 31, 2013
Fairview Road Church of Christ and volunteers have been renovating Almeta Crayton's home throughout July, and Crayton finally got to see the fruits of their labor Wednesday night.