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Posted on: November 28, 2014

Shop locally tomorrow to support small businesses

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Springfield shoppers have another opportunity to score holiday shopping bargains and support the local economy at the same time. Mayor Bob Stephens is encouraging residents to participate in Small Business Satur...Read on...

View Small Business Saturday proclamation
Posted on: November 27, 2014

City of Springfield and MoDOT prepare for holiday shopping traffic

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As holiday shoppers navigate busy Springfield streets around retail centers over the long holiday weekend, traffic engineers with the City of Springfield and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) wil...Read on...

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Posted on: November 26, 2014

Fatality crash

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The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a crash at 10:49 a.m. today.

Two vehicl...Read on...

Posted on: October 30, 2014

Springfield Fire Department shares tips for avoiding cooking fires this Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a time for family gatherings, good food, and sadly, sometimes holiday tragedies. Since the beginning of the year, there have been 75 cooking fires in Springfield. Most of these fires, could have ...Read on...

Cooking Safety
Posted on: November 25, 2014

First flu cases a good reminder to get vaccinated before the holidays

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The community’s first flu cases are a good reminder that everyone who can ought to get a flu vaccine before spending time with family and friends during the holidays.

In the past two weeks, there have been a...Read on...

More information about flu vaccine safety.
Posted on: November 25, 2014

Police continue to seek public’s help in assault investigation

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The Springfield Police Department is continuing to investigate an assault that occurred on Aug....Read on...

Posted on: November 24, 2014

City’s plan for continued sewer upgrades a sound investment

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A long-term sewer overflow control plan, (a plan required by state and federal environmental regulators to reduce sewer system overflows) will be presented to City Council Monday night. The plan, which has been ...Read on...

Posted on: November 24, 2014

Community Development Block Grant Program marks 40th anniversary

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Mayor Bob Stephens issued a proclamation at the Nov. 18 City Council Lunch recognizing the 40th anniversary of the Community Development Block Grant Program and the 30th anniversary of the Community Development ...Read on...

Posted on: November 21, 2014

Bomb Squad determines suspicious item in luggage at airport not an explosive device

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After a thorough analysis, Springfield Fire Department’s bomb squad determined a suspicious package flagged by TSA’s screening process at the Springfield Branson National Airport this morning, was not an explosi...Read on...

View press conference.
Posted on: November 21, 2014

Springfield Fire Department Bomb Squad responds to suspicious item in luggage at Springfield airport

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At approximately 9:30 a.m. Nov. 21, TSA screening equipment detected a suspicious item in a piece of luggage at Springfield Branson National Airport. The checkpoint was shut down and the airport initiated its em...Read on...

View press conference.
Posted on: November 21, 2014

Mary Lilly Smith named new Director of Planning and Development

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Springfield’s Economic Development Director Mary Lilly Smith has been promoted to the position of Director of Planning and Development, effective Jan. 26, 2015.

Smith follows Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2014

Director of Planning Ralph Rognstad announces retirement

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Springfield’s Director of Planning and Development Ralph Rognstad announces he will retire Jan. 23, 2015. Rognstad has worked for the City 27 years.

As director, he is responsible for managing the City of Spr...Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2014

Springfield police identify deceased involved in shooting

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At approximately 2 p.m. on Nov. 19, a Springfield police officer was near the area of Grant and...Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2014

Salvation Army to join the festivities at Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 22

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Springfield’s annual Festival of Lights will kick off at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22 at Jordan Valley Park with the Mayor's Treelighting Ceremony, followed by a Cardinals Christmas with fireworks at at H...Read on...

Download the schedule of Festival of Lights events
Posted on: November 20, 2014

Mayor Bob Stephens encourages civility as grand jury deliberates in Ferguson

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As the nation awaits a grand jury decision in Ferguson, Springfield officials encourage citizens to stay the course with regard to civil discussions and dialogue about sensitive topics such as politics and dive...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2014

Springfield ‘saves’ Hollywood

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The City of Hollywood, Florida is looking to Springfield to “save the day.”

Hollywood is spending thousands of dollars a day to truck liquid oxygen to its treatment plant to treat its wastewater while offici...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2014

Winners announced in first Bass Pro Neighborhood Challenge

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Representatives from nine registered Springfield neighborhood associations who cheered on participants in the Nov. 2 Bass Pro Marathon learned which groups had the most “Springfield spirit” at last night’s Neigh...Read on...

View a slideshow of the cheering sections.
Posted on: October 30, 2014

Springfield Fire Department shares home heating safety tips

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With the potential for snow around the corner, it is a good time to take some steps to ensure your home is safe from fire this winter season. During the cold weather, the Springfield Fire Department sees an incr...Read on...

Home Heating Safety
Posted on: November 14, 2014

Park Board approves relocation of Timmons Temple to Silver Springs Park

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The Springfield-Greene County Park Board unanimously approved a proposal to relocate Timmons Temple to Silver Springs Park this morning, Friday, Nov. 14, during the regularly scheduled board meeting.

Members of the Save Timmons Temple committee have w...Read more »

Save Timmons Temple website
Posted on: November 14, 2014

SPD confirms DJ traffic stop

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In response to numerous media inquiries, Springfield Police Department confirms that an officer...Read on...

Link to Police dash cam video
Posted on: November 13, 2014

City Clerk certifies referendum petition

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Springfield City Clerk has certified a referendum petition opposing the Oct. 13 decision to amend the City’s nondiscrimination ordinance.

The issue now goes back to City Council, likely at the Nov. 24 meetin...Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2014

Springfield again named a Digital Cities Survey winner by Center for Digital Government

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E.Republic's Center for Digital Government and the Digital Communities Program today announced the top-ranked cities in the 2014 Digital Cities Survey. Springfield, Mo. ranked sixth among cities with popu...Read on...

View the 2014 Digital Cities Survey.
Posted on: November 7, 2014

20th Annual Turkey Trot Early Bird registration deadline Friday, Nov. 21

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Turkey Trotters have until Friday, Nov. 21 to take advantage of discount Early Bird registration. After that, prices increase and registration is only accepted in person.

The 20th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk is held Thanksgiving Day, Thursday Nov. 2...Read more »

Registration form
Posted on: November 6, 2014

Kick off the holiday season at Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 22

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Springfield’s annual Festival of Lights will kick off at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22 at Jordan Valley Park with the Mayor's Treelighting Ceremony, followed by a Cardinals Christmas with fireworks at at H...Read on...

Download the schedule of Festival of Lights events
Posted on: November 5, 2014

Glenstone/James River improvement project wrapping up before Thanksgiving

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As part of the $12 million Glenstone Avenue Widening Project, a cost-sharing project between the Missouri Department of Transportation-Southwest District, Greene County and the City of Springfield, one of the wo...Read on...

Posted on: November 5, 2014

City Clerk receives referendum petition

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Springfield City Clerk received a referendum petition with approximately 2,346 signatures opposing the Oct. 13 decision to amend the City’s nondiscrimination ordinance. The City Clerk’s office will begin the pro...Read on...

Posted on: November 5, 2014

Police Department publishes third quarter safety report

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The third quarter of 2014 saw an overall decrease in crime by 9 percent. This is in comparison ...Read on...

Quarterly Public Safety Reports - Archive
Posted on: October 30, 2014

Twelve Springfield students win ride to school in a fire engine

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The Springfield Fire Department announced the winners of its “Ride to School in a Fire Engine” contest on its Facebook page today. During the month of October, Springfield firefighters visited 37 Springfield sch...Read on...

Engine Ride Winners
Posted on: November 3, 2014

Recycling Centers offer Sunday hours to accommodate fall yardwaste season

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Most Springfieldians only have to venture as far as their own backyards to enjoy the fall foliage. But what to do with those beautiful leaves once they’ve fallen? City ordinances prohibit the dumping of leaves ...Read on...

View a video about how to maintain your property.
Posted on: October 27, 2014

Dan Smith selected as City’s Public Works director

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Dan Smith has been selected as Springfield’s Public Works Director, effective Dec. 1. He currently serves as Gree...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2014

Application packets, petitions for open City Council seats available

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Those who wish to run for mayor or City Council in the April 2015 election may begin the process now.

Applications and petitions for filing may be obtained from the City Clerk’s office beginning at 8 a.m., Tu...Read on...

Posted on: October 17, 2014

Volunteers needed for local boards and commissions

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The City of Springfield is currently taking applications for a variety of boards and commissions. Current openings include the Personnel Board, Planning & Zoning Commission, Citizens Advisory Committee for C...Read on...

Download volunteer packet.
Posted on: October 15, 2014

Springfield Art Museum helps to fulfill late artist Robert E. Smith's wish

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The Springfield Art Museum has facilitated the donation of a painting by well-known local outsider artist, Robert E. Smith, to the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Ark. In late spring 2014, local arts...Read on...

Visit the Springfield Art Museum online.
Posted on: October 14, 2014

City, County and CU to receive $67,000 in technical assistance from EPA for integrated planning

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Springfield is one of five communities that will receive $67,000 each in technical assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help develop components of integrated plans for wastewater and storm...Read on...

Springfield's Integrated Plan Web site
Posted on: October 28, 2011

City Jobs

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The City of Springfield offers challenging employment opportunities to people interested in careers in public service at the municipal level. View job openings.

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