Daily brief (3/1): Top picks from the Springfield media

SunnyDon’t let the cold morning fool you. Today will be sunny with a high of 62.

It also kicks off a nice couple of days weatherwise. Tomorrow and Thursday should be much of the same, before rain returns this weekend.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Trout opener comes with warning. The trout season begins today in Missouri, and conservation officials are asking people to clean off their waders if they’ve been fishing elsewhere. Cases of “rock snot” — a vigorous algae that can stifle streams — have been found in Arkansas. (Other coverage: KSMU)
  • KY3: Geologists studying at Arkansas quake. Some are wondering whether natural-gas injection wells have played a role in the recent quakes. (Other coverage: KSPR, OzarksFirst)
  • News-Leader: Council to take up 60/65 project. At a special meeting at noon today, the City Council will discuss the future of a development at U.S. Highways 60 and 65, including the prospect of accepting 100 acres for new park land.
  • KY3: Muddy rain came from Texas. A Texas dust storm combined with Sunday’s fast-moving storms to dump muddy water on the Ozarks. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • KSMU: State parks Youth Corps hiring for summer jobs. The state of Missouri is hosting a series of job fairs around the state, looking for teens to hire for the summer. Applications are available at the state’s Web site.
  • News-Leader: ‘Calling All Superheroes’ to honor kids’ heroes. The Community Partnership of the Ozarks is sponsoring “Calling All Superheroes,” a fund-raising event Saturday at the O’Reilly Family Events Center at Drury University. The event, which begins at 10 a.m., introduces kids to the heroes in their lives.
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