City cracking down on nuisance violations

    The city has begun steps to address nuisances throughout St. James after spending the past few years developing an ordinance to go after properties not complying with nuisance laws. In the past, the city had very little in penalties for violations, but the new rules have given the law some teeth and city officials hope to limit the amount of nuisance properties.

School, businesses report possible COVID exposures

    As COVID-19 cases in Crawford County continue to climb, four notices of potential public exposures have been made in Cuba over the past week. Two of those came from the Cuba School District, while two others were made by local businesses. These came on top of other incidents reported by the Crawford County Health Department in both Cuba and Steelville.

County sees spike In COVID-19 cases

    COVID-19 cases in Crawford County jumped from 33 to 58 in one week. Numbers reported by the Crawford County Health Department (CCHD) on Monday, August 3, show an increase of 25 cases since the previous Monday, but reported the increase is not a result of one particular event or exposure location.

Department of Natural Resources awards $6.8 million from Volkswagen Trust

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is disbursing $6.8 million from the Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Environmental Mitigation Trust to qualifying entities across Missouri. The funds will reduce pollution by helping to cover the replacement costs of 150 heavy-duty diesel vehicles.

CCHD reports potential public exposures to COVID-19

The Crawford County Health Department has released information on places of notable potential exposures to COVID-19 in recent days.

Numbers for Thursday, July 30 as reported by the CCHD included an increase to a total of 47 confirmed cases, with 17 of those currently active, and 30 released from isolation. There have been 2,559 negative test results.