Mark Twain National Forest http://kbia.org en Shutdown impacts veterans' trip to DC http://kbia.org/post/shutdown-impacts-veterans-trip-dc <p>As the federal government shutdown enters its second day, it continues to cause headaches for many, including for a group of Missouri and Kansas veterans flying to Washington, D.C.</p><p>KSHB reports that the nonprofit Heartland Honor Flight organized the trip. Its first stop today was the closed National World War II Memorial. The group was hopeful it would get inside after a Mississippi veterans group did on Tuesday.</p><p>Several federally run Missouri attractions also are closed, including Mark Twain National Forest.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:55:57 +0000 Associated Press 41473 at http://kbia.org Shutdown impacts veterans' trip to DC Government shutdown affects some in mid-Mo. http://kbia.org/post/government-shutdown-affects-some-mid-mo <p>The government shutdown has affected some, but not all, federally-funded organizations in the area.</p><p><strong>Medical Buildings</strong></p><p>The Columbia Vet Center is operating regularly Tuesday despite the shutdown. The Center&rsquo;s funds are appropriated ahead of time, meaning they did not lose any funding to the shutdown.</p><p>&ldquo;Our funds are appropriated a year ahead of time so our 2014 fiscal year funds, which start today, were appropriated last year,&rdquo; Acting Team Leader&nbsp; Shawn Martin said.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 22:25:02 +0000 Mihir Bhagat & Gregory Dailey & Beth Anne Carroll 41424 at http://kbia.org Government shutdown affects some in mid-Mo. Comments sought on Missouri forest plan http://kbia.org/post/comments-sought-missouri-forest-plan <p></p><p>Federal officials are seeking public comment on proposals for protecting several endangered animals and plants in Missouri&#39;s <font color="red">Mark</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Twain</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">National</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Forest</font>. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 22:36:50 +0000 Associated Press 41350 at http://kbia.org Comments sought on Missouri forest plan Newscast for July 3, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-july-3-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Forest Service reports progress on Mo. fires</li><li>Mo. to get nearly $32 million from drug settlement</li><li>State ends fiscal year with higher than expected revenues</li><li>Mo. Supreme Court suspends St. Louis attorney</li><li>State troopers to watch for distracted drivers on the 4th</li></ul> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 22:50:08 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 16998 at http://kbia.org Forest Service reports progess on Mo. fires http://kbia.org/post/forest-service-reports-progess-mo-fires <p>Federal officials say two fires in southern Missouri&#39;s Mark Twain National Forest have been contained, but new ones have broken out. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 22:36:31 +0000 Associated Press 16997 at http://kbia.org Arson suspected cause of large Mark Twain fire http://kbia.org/post/arson-suspected-cause-large-mark-twain-fire <p>Arson is the suspected cause of a fire that burned about 620 acres of the Mark Twain National Forest. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 13:32:20 +0000 Associated Press & Matt Evans 16944 at http://kbia.org Fire in Mark Twain forest underscores Mo. heat threat http://kbia.org/post/fire-mark-twain-forest-underscores-mo-heat-threat <div><p>Fire concerns are widening in southeast Missouri as crews battle a 550-acre blaze in the Mark Twain National Forest.</p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday ordered the Missouri National Guard to get ready to assist with firefighting efforts. The fire broke out Thursday in a section of the 1.5-million-acre forest located in Iron County, and the governor&#39;s office says about 2,000 additional acres are at risk.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 21:14:17 +0000 Associated Press & Matt Evans 16792 at http://kbia.org Rangers Fighting Mark Twain Forest Fires http://kbia.org/post/rangers-fighting-mark-twain-forest-fires <p>Three hundred more acres of Mark Twain National Forest in Salem have burned since last night, in a fire that has burned 5,000 acres since Tuesday afternoon. Thu, 03 Nov 2011 23:07:41 +0000 2992 at http://kbia.org