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Richard King passes torch, sells The Blue Note, Mojo's

Richard King is selling The Blue Note to Wisconsin theater owners Matt Gerding and Scott Leslie. King will still remain active with Thumper Entertainment, and the new partners want to maintain King's commitment to the venue and the bands it brings to Columbia.

Richard King is selling the Blue Note and Mojo's after 34 years as a force on Columbia's music scene. Matt Gerding and Scott Leslie, who own the Majestic Theatre in Madison, Wis., are the new owners and will take over in October.

Columbia community rallies for Second Chance after roof damage

The storm Monday night knocked out power at Second Chance's warehouse, took off parts of the roof and ruined about 70 percent of the pet food. But the 55 cats staying there were OK.

Task force reports progress on Hinkson Creek cleanup

The public got a glimpse Wednesday night of what was being done to improve water quality in Hinkson Creek as the Collaborative Adaptive Management Stakeholder Committee held a meeting to present its progress report.

Emergency declaration aimed at aiding Columbia's storm recovery

City manager Mike Matthes declared an emergency Tuesday in the wake of Monday night's storm. As of Wednesday evening, around 1,300 Columbia Water and Light customers were still without power.

Columbia residents pick up debris from storm

Columbia's residents converged at the Capen Park Mulch Site on Wednesday after a summer storm with heavy winds damaged numerous trees throughout the city and surrounding area.

Bridge over Business Loop 70 to close for demolition Friday

Starting Friday, the Route B bridge over Business Loop 70 will be closed through mid-September. A section of Business Loop 70 will be closed over the weekend while the bridge is being demolished.

Residents without electricity remain patient, positive

A neighborhood makes do and forms bonds without electricity. "People have come together. I've met neighbors I hadn't even seen before," Marion Drive homeowner Vince Hawkins said.

Columbia proceeds with natural-gas deal despite environmental questions

A report published by Columbia's Environment and Energy Commission in May explores alternative fuels for the city's fleet. The city has already reached an agreement with a natural-gas distributor for 15 years.

 

Final list OK'd for transportation tax includes Boone County projects

Over the course of the tax's 10-year lifespan, Boone County would receive nearly $70 worth of funding for transportation improvements.

UPDATE: More than 1,500 still without power after Monday storms

Power has been restored to a majority of the more than 14,000 who lost power during the storms. But Columbia Water and Light said in a statement that not all outages will be fixed before Wednesday.

Record reward offered for tips on Columbia area gunfire

Crimestoppers is offering a $2,000 reward in July for information relating to a recent series of gunfire incidents in Columbia and Boone County.

Columbia police seek suspect in July 3 shooting

William Alexander Hill, 28, of Columbia, is being sought on charges of first-degree assault and armed criminal action.

iPads, electronics stolen from Blue Ridge Elementary

Several iPad minis, iPads and other electronics were stolen from Blue Ridge Elementary on Monday night.

MISSOURIAN MINUTE: Music livens up farmers market

Columbia Farmers Market patrons could hear the sounds of music from John Galbraith while perusing tents and stands of local vendors at the open-air market on June 28. 

Gunshots strike car, residences on Sanford Avenue early Wednesday

The Columbia Police Department responded to reports of gunshots on the 400 block of Sanford Avenue shortly before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. No one was injured, but shots hit two residences and a parked car.

Some areas still without power two days after storm

The Fairview Road area is expected to regain power sometime Thursday night.

Hunters, conservation department discuss possible changes to deer hunting regulations

In an effort to get feedback on possible new deer hunting regulations, the Department of Conservation held its final open house in Columbia on Wednesday

Tree service workers have long day after storms

One of Nelson's Tree Service's stops was a house on West Boulevard where a 75-foot hackberry tree fell over.

UPDATE: Crews work to restore power; clean-up from heavy storm continues

The Columbia Fire Department responded to more than 40 calls between 11:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. Tuesday mostly related to storm damage. Much of the damage was concentrated on the west side of Columbia, and after enduring a night of destruction, residents woke up Tuesday morning to pick up the pieces.

Columbia man totals car driving home in storm, finds tree on house

A Columbia resident lost all but his most precious belongings during the storm Monday night.

 

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