Phelps County News

Observatory spring season begins with Uranus viewing this February

    The public is invited to view Uranus through Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 16-inch-wide telescope this February.
    The observatory will be open 7-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, to view Uranus, which is four times larger than Earth and the third-largest planet in our solar system. Clear skies are required for viewing.

Meramec Regional Planning Commission convenes consortium for the Opioid Affected Youth Initiative

    The Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) is working to convene a consortium for the Opioid Affected Youth Initiative. In October of 2019, MRPC was awarded a $997,000 grant for a two-phase, three-year project through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). MRPC was one of seven grant recipients nationwide for this round of funding.

Missouri construction and academic leaders to collaborate through new consortium

Missouri construction companies and Missouri University of Science and Technology will combine their expertise to spur innovation in the construction industry. The Missouri Consortium for Construction Innovation (MoCCI) was established today (Jan. 30) with a celebration at the headquarters of a charter member, Brinkmann Constructors in Chesterfield, Missouri.

MRPC discusses state priorities

    The Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) board was joined by Rep. Steve Lynch and Rep. Mike McGirl for its Jan. 10 meeting. They spoke to the board about his views on upcoming legislative issues, and the board shared its 2020 legislative priorities.