BOULDER, Colo. — Missouri was playing No. 25 Colorado toe-to-toe.
BOULDER, Colo. — The Buffaloes trampled the Tigers. Missouri trailed the entire game, and Colorado out-ran, out-passed, out-kicked and out-coached them.
As Kendall Foss made her way through the chute at the finish line, a smile slowly crept across her face.
Six weeks before Friday’s victory over Jefferson City, Hickman senior Ryan Florence hobbled off Hickman Field with the help of two teammates after breaking the fibula bone in his right leg in a victory against Blue Springs.
Columbia officials could find themselves in a dilemma after Tuesday’s elections if voters reject any of six propositions that seek funding for major capital improvements.
The extension would prevent the March 31 expiration of a one-eighth-cent sales tax for parks.
The expiring tax one-eighth-cent tax is the companion of a permanent one-eight-cent tax voters approved five years ago.
If approved, the quarter-cent sales tax would generate an estimated $15 million to pay for firetrucks, fire stations, a police training facility and firing range and 21 outdoor warning sirens.
If approved, all three propositions would generate $79 million for street, sidewalk and transportation projects.
Columbians will perform their civic duty Tuesday when they decide the fate of five city tax proposals and a sixth ballot question that seeks a higher municipal charge on new development. As voters arm themselves with information, Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren and her staff are arming themselves with the tools necessary to ensure a smooth election.
Most of us have found ourselves fuming behind the wheel, waiting for a traffic jam in front of us to clear out. For some, it’s only an occasional experience, but for others, it happens daily. The reason is clear to everyone — Columbia’s construction of major arterial streets has lagged behind the curve. Eventually our streets are brought up to reasonable standards as growth occurs, but it often seems to happen several years after the need arises.
Citizens for Timely and Responsible Road Infrastructure Financing is assiduously trying to inform the public about its opposition to road tax ballot Propositions 4 and 5 and its support for Proposition 6 as an appropriate small step forward. The justification for these positions are offered on the Web site, TARRIF.org. Suffice to say that if both Propositions 4 and 5 should pass, taxpayers can expect a resumption of “business as usual” from the city of Columbia administration. To some, that prospect might be reassuring, since it includes precious little public input and participation.
Workers demolished the former Wendy’s building at the corner of Elm and Ninth streets on Saturday to make room for a new building for the Missouri United Methodist Church.
Forget everything you think you know about underdogs.
Judith Guest, whose novel “Ordinary People” was made into a movie, will be in Columbia this week to talk about the difficulties of working in Hollywood.
Three days before Boonville residents decide whether they want a new Wal-Mart, both sides of the debate voiced their opinions about the issue Saturday.
Ever eaten rabbit jerky? Ever wondered what it would take to turn those five acres out back into an organic chicken coop?
When John Gilbert races down the court, his muscular arms wheel his chair so fast, the spokes in the wheels blur.
A spokeswoman for Columbia Public Schools said Saturday that an education initiative supported by Gov. Matt Blunt would ignore crucial support services under the governor’s definition of classroom instruction.
They’ve worked hard to overcome profound personal challenges, and now they’re being singled out for their efforts.