Kids will learn about livestock, farming in Columbia

The Children’s Barn will recreate a natural farm environment, complete with common Missouri farm livestock and a staff of animal youth educators to help visitors better understand how Midwestern farms operate.

Boone County human resource department’s advertising budget almost spent for the year

The Boone County human resource department may have to dip into emergency funds for the third straight year.

The county has $3,162.09 left in advertising funds to make it through the end of the year.

Bus route changes focus of hearing

Proposed changes in evening bus hours and ending a city bus line that goes to Hollywood and Forum 8 theaters are up for discussion at a public hearing at 7 tonight.

Overseeing the neighborhood

Fifteen years after residents of the central city gathered to form the North Central Columbia Neighborhood Association, members have produced a plan that they hope will protect the integrity of their community.

Educators make time for physics workshop

The idea of a classroom full of teachers discussing physics might make any student cringe. But when class involves making batteries out of potatoes and lemons, launching marbles into the air and stargazing in a field, students might take an interest.

Bald eagle wings its way off U.S. endangered list

The American bald eagle, a national symbol once almost wiped out by hunters and DDT poisoning, has not only survived but is thriving.

Rainbow’s end has toys and smiles

It’s Christmas in June at the Rainbow House, an emergency shelter for children and families in Columbia. An ordinary building on Towne Drive, it has a modest garage in the back that houses a recent gift of $42,000 in toys.

City wants opinions about its conservation policies

As Columbia moves toward the second phase of its Natural Resources Inventory Project, it wants the public to be involved.

Askren counting on ESPY votes

Wrestler Ben Askren has made a lasting impression at Missouri as a world-class athlete. He has just been nominated by ESPN for 2007's Best Male College Athlete.

Kansas City sweeps Angels

Kansas City manager Buddy Bell and his Los Angeles counterpart Mike Scioscia were both eager to turn the page after the Royals swept the Angels in three games.

Gov. Blunt finalizes $21.5 billion state budget

Gov. Matt Blunt made only minor changes as he signed off on a $21.5 billion state budget Wednesday. The state’s new fiscal year begins Sunday, so Blunt had to sign the 13 major budget bills by the end of this week.