State and Regional News

Department of Natural Resources loans available for energy improvements

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is now accepting low-interest energy improvement loan applications. Public K-12 schools, public colleges and universities, local governments including municipal, county, regional and international airports, public water and wastewater treatment facilities and public and not-for-profit hospitals are eligible to compete for a total of $4.5 million for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects throughout the state.

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.

Local school districts discuss reopening challenges

Area public school superintendents met last Friday at the Rolla Technical Center to discuss many of the challenges school district leaders are presently facing as they prepare for the 2020-2021 academic school year. Districts from Crawford, Dent, Franklin, Iron, Gasconade, Maries, Miller, Osage, Phelps, and Pulaski counties were in attendance.

Local families can collect school supplies for children worldwide

    The COVID-19 global pandemic has disrupted everyday life in some way for nearly everyone on the planet. Yet, Samaritan’s Purse continues to share hope through a shoebox. Staff and volunteers want boys and girls around the world to know they are loved and not forgotten during this time of fear and uncertainty.