This is a good year to brag on Ozark rivers.This is a milestone year.Two hundred years ago, in 1818, with Missouri on the threshold of statehood — and all the settlement, progress, exploitation and loss that followed — Henry Rowe Schoolcraft wandered deep into the forests of Missouri and Arkansas. His journal gives us our earliest, best picture of the still-wild Ozarks. He left us descriptions of rivers that were not just pure and clear but uncommonly so.
The public will get its chance next month to weigh in on plans by Empire District Electric Co. to invest in 800 megawatts of wind energy, potentially in Southwest Missouri, and to retire its coal-fired power plant at Asbury about 15 years ahead of schedule.The Joplin hearing will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall on the campus of Missouri Southern State University.
No cases of chronic-wasting disease were found in deer harvested from counties along the Missouri-Arkansas border during the recent fall hunting seasons, but the disease has continued to spread in northern Arkansas, with new cases recently reported in Benton and Washington counties for the first time.
If heading to Buffalo National River or Ozark National Scenic Riverways during the shutdown, know that visitor services are not provided even if park is open, including trash pickup, so carry out your own. All programs cancelled and emergency and rescue services are limited.
The latest Fishing Lecture Series at MDC's Nature Center in Springfield will focus on local trout fishing, current trout research and advanced fly-fishing techniques. It runs from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at the nature center, 4601 S. Nature Center Way. For details, call 417-888-4237
Registration is open for the Osage Howler, a 61-mile kayak race on the Osage River June 30-July 1. This will be a race from Bagnell Dam Access to Pike's Camp. There will also be a fun race of 14 miles from St. Thomas access to Pike's Camp. Learn more at http://www.lowatershed.com. https://t.co/GqDBQk12sv
2018 is a good year to brag on Ozark rivers and we intend to start bragging Sunday on our Outdoor Page, with the first in a series of monthly columns that will explore both the uncommon quality of Ozarks rivers, and how we helped lead the way in wild river protection. https://t.co/kVivDzuigm
Late winter is prime time to see Missouri's elk herd, now at 170 head, says MDC. Elk feed in the open for longer periods early and late in the day. Look for them at Peck Ranch, the Current River Conservation area, and along the Current River between Van Buren and Blue Spring.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".