St. James News

City prepares for winter

    The City of St. James has received its salt allotment for the year, as the Street Department readies for the winter months. Public Works Director Lyle Thomas explained the material has been prepared and the spreaders are operational and ready to treat streets, should a winter weather event come through St. James.

City begins camera work on sewer system

    The City of St. James has contracted with Ace Pipe Cleaning, of Kansas City, to send cameras into sewer lines throughout town to identify cracks, failing pipes, or areas needing repairs. This fall, the city smoke tested water and sewer lines to find where water was entering the system and the camera work will help identify what repairs need to be made.

Chamber hoping to light up St. James for Christmas

    The St. James Chamber of Commerce is holding a “Light Up St. James with Christmas Past, Present & Future” decorating initiative. Businesses and organizations are encouraged to decorate their store fronts and areas along a route that travels throughout the city, with displays to be available from December 5 through December 31 for the community to enjoy.

Chamber gun raffle begins this week

    The St. James Chamber of Commerce is again selling raffle calendars to raise money for next year’s Grape and Fall Festival Concert and drawings began on December 1. This year, the Chamber will be drawing daily throughout December, giving away 31 guns in 31 days and calendars are still on sale for those wanting a chance to win.

Mayor discusses county mask order

    Following the mask order established by the Phelps County Commission, and the City of Rolla mask mandate passed last week, the City of St. James will discuss what, if any, additional steps should be taken. The mandate went into effect for everyone over the age of 11, with some exclusions, and will be in effect until February 2.