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Posted on: October 12, 2016

It is time to receive influenza vaccinations

Unfortunately, the flu is a common illness this time of year. It is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. Common symptoms include fever, headache, muscle or body aches, feeling tired, cough, sore throat, and a runny or stuffy n...Read on...

Posted on: October 11, 2016

Community gathers to recognize completion of 20th Street overpass & other TIGER grant projects

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Community members joined City officials and U.S. Department of Transportation representatives today during the formal dedication of the 20th Street Bridge over the Kansas City Southern Railroad. The overpass is the final project of five infrastructure imp...Read on...

Posted on: October 11, 2016

Recycling fees for waste electronics change at Joplin Recycling Center

Old electronic equipment (e-waste) has been accepted at the Joplin Recycling Center for many years---either at no charge, or for a $7 fee per old-style television. The cost of recycling the e-waste has been borne by the City, limited recycling fees, and ...Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2016

Joplin Fire Department improves to a 2 in ISO ratings, moving into elite group

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The Joplin Fire Department is moving up the ladder, and not just the one on the firetruck. The department recently underwent a hazard risk analysis conducted by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) and was rated a “2”, which is one point better than previo...Read on...

Posted on: October 5, 2016

Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau seeking information about holiday events to include in promotion

Each holiday season for the past nine years the Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau (JCVB) has complied a marketing effort around holiday themed events. Known as Joplin Holiday Experience, the campaign promotes local events, open to the public which o...Read on...

To submit an event for Holiday Experience...
Posted on: October 4, 2016

Library hosting Pumpkin Decorating Contest – all ages encouraged to participate

The Children’s Department of Joplin Public Library will be holding a Pumpkin Decorating contest this year. Rules are listed below, and, "May the Odds be Ever in Your Favor!"

o Any age may enter.

o There will be three age groups: Children ...Read on...

Posted on: September 28, 2016

Joplin Metro Area Receives High Ranking for Logistics and Quality of Living

The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced our metro area received recognition for quality of life assets.

Business Facilities Magazine named the Joplin metro area as a “Top Ten” place in two areas in its recently released 12th Annual Metr...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2016

Library offers fun activities for children

The Joplin Public Library offers all types of programs and activities for all ages. Recently the Children's Department announced some of their upcoming programs, as listed below. For more information about these, contact Tammie Benham, Children’s Libraria...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2016

JATSO seeking citizens’ comments on its Public Participation Plan Update

The Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization (JATSO) is seeking a 45-day public comment period for an update to the Public Involvement Plan (PIP). The 2016 updated PPP includes:

• Expanded public comment periods for the Metropolitan Transportatio...Read on...

To view Public Participation Plan....
Posted on: July 13, 2016

Interactive website allows residents to check work of multiple recovery projects in neighborhoods

Earlier this year, the City launched project snapshots on its website, www.joplinmo.org/cdbg-list, providing an overview of all the recovery work being completed in Joplin. Users can easily scroll through each project, noting their description, timeline o...Read on...

To view the interactive website...
Posted on: October 28, 2011

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyDashboard bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see...Read on...

City Road Closures

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Posted on: October 21, 2016

Lane Closures--Various

1. There will be lane closures on Wall just south of 7th Street during the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 23rd. The westernmost northbound lane will be closed so Hansen’s Tree Service and remove a tree.

2. There will be Variou...Read on...

Posted on: October 19, 2016

27th Street Closure

27th Street between Main and Joplin will be closed starting Thursday, October 20, 2016, at 6:30 a.m. and will continue until Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 6 p.m.

Closure is due to installation of a sanitary sewer line.

Drivers are urged to use extr...Read on...

Posted on: October 4, 2016

20th St Lane Closure

The will be various lane drops as necessary on 20th Street between Harlem & Wall. Work will start on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 6:30 a.m. and will continue until Monday, October 31, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Work is due to abandoning manholes. Read on...

Fire Department

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

Structure Fire 912 W 21st


October 12, 2016

SUBJECT: Structure Fire at 912 W 21st

CONTACT: James Furgerson, Fire Chief, Joplin Fire Department

The Joplin Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 912 W 21st at 1034 hours thi...Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2016

Structure Fire 814 West A Street

For Immediate Release
September 27, 2016Joplin Fire Department
Structure Fire, 814 West A Street, Joplin, MO. – At approximately 6:07 AM, Ladder 1C, Rescue 3C, Battalion 1C, Engine 3C, and Engine 2C responded to a residential structure fire at 814 W...Read on...

Health Department

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Posted on: April 12, 2016

Zika Virus

Follow the link for the latest information on Zika Virus.

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