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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Stormwater work closes Florida Avenue, north of Newman Road, starting June 8

Stormwater construction just north of the intersection of Florida Avenue and Newman Road will cause a closure on Florida Avenue between Manitou Street and Newman Road.

Work begins on Monday, June 8 and is expected to continue for approximately two weeks. T...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Joplin Public Library Sets Tentative Reopening Date for June 8, 2020

Joplin Public Library plans to reopen its physical location on Monday, June 8, 2020. The Library staff and Board of Trustees will continue to monitor the situation and adjust dates as needed moving forward.  Stay up-to-date by following the Libra...

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City News
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Joplin Municipal Court announces guidelines and restrictions due to Coronavirus-19

Due to the public health emergency of Coronavirus-19, Joplin’s Municipal Court hearings for defendants not in custody were postponed from mid- March until most recently. As hearings begin in Municipal Court, 303 East 3rd Street in Joplin, the pu...

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City News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Tentative schedule for Joplin Aquatics Season announced

Schifferdecker Pool with swimmers enjoying water

During the City of Joplin’s Media Briefing this week, Parks and Recreation Director Paul Bloomberg discussed the 2020 season for Joplin pools. Below are his comments.

“In anticipation of the upcoming Aquatics Season, we would like to an...

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View the FAQs about Parks programs & pools... City News
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Imagine Your Story: Summer Reading Program launches at Joplin Public Library

Readers of all ages will explore favorite stories, rediscover classics, find new favorites, and imagine their own stories this summer during Joplin Public Library’s all-ages summer reading challenge. The 2020 Summer Reading Program (“I...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Joplin Fire Dept. - Structure Fire, 3615 S Range Line Road

On Friday, May 15, 2020, at 4:14 PM, the Joplin Fire Department responded to a report of a possible structure fire at the former Holiday Inn, 3615 S Rangeline. The first crew arrived at 4:19 PM to find smoke showing from the enclosed pool area. Crews ente...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Joplin Public Library now offering curbside pickup service

Joplin Public Library staff have implemented phase three in their reopening plan.  This latest phase allows Library cardholders access to physical library materials and restores interlibrary loan services.

Library staff is now offering limited hou...

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Additional Info about Library services... City News
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Joplin Public Library Plans Reopening of Book Drop for Monday, May 11

Joplin Public Library remains temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic; however, Library staff are making plans to reopen some services.

The first phase in the process began May 5, with administrative and custodial staff returning to work full-ti...

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City News
Posted on: May 2, 2020

City facilities open May 4 with distancing guidance and modified operations

City Hall and other facilities will reopen to the public under modified operations on May 4, 2020, following the Ordinance adopted by the Joplin City Council on April 29, 2020, The modified operations are intended to protect city employees and the public,...

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City News
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Walmart & eTrueNorth opens COVID-19 testing site in Joplin

At a time when COVID-19 testing is critical to the pandemic response, we want you to know there is a drive-through testing site opening on April 30 available to anyone who may be exhibiting symptoms of the virus. In addition, the site is available to all&...

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City News
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Republic reinstates curbside bulky item pickup following hiatus due to CIVID-19

Republic Services, the Joplin residential trash provider, has announced that it will reinstate the curbside bulky item pick-up starting Monday, April 27. In March, the company had issued an interruption in this service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Republ...

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City News
Posted on: April 23, 2020

MDC provides TRIM grant for City to support urban forest education for staff and public

Joplin Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce its continued partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and their Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) Grant program. TRIM grants assist Missouri communities wi...

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City News
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Plan and Prepare emphasized during severe weather season

This time of year, it’s important to be weather aware. A severe thunderstorm, a tornado, a flood or other weather emergency can change lives. Now is the time to prepare to keep you and your family safe in case of an emergency.

As the storm season...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Let’s Go For a Walk, Joplin!

Map of Cunningham Park  with the walking trail highlighted

Tired of staying at home? Well it’s fine to get outdoors and take a walk. Not sure where to go? Many of our parks have circular trails for everyone to enjoy.

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to highlight various trails and pathways ...

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City News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

American suspends Joplin’s Chicago flight as result of COVID-19 pandemic

As a result of the 96% decline in the airline industry due to the COVID-19 emergency, American Airlines has recently suspended their Chicago flight from the Joplin Regional Airport. American will continue to offer the daily Dallas/Fort Worth flights from ...

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Additional Info about American Airlines... City News
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Joplin Health Department announces third positive case of COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department today announces the third positive case of COVID-19 in an adult within the city of Joplin. 

To protect the patient’s right to privacy, identifying information will not be provided. As part of the regular prac...

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City News
Posted on: April 9, 2020

City’s micro-surfacing program begins

The City’s micro-surfacing program for 2020 has begun.  As micro-surfacing operations along city roads takes place over the next several weeks, the City encourages citizens to watch for postings in their neighborhoods.

If your s...

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View streets being micro-surfaced this year... City News
Posted on: April 8, 2020

COAD offers many resources for Joplin and Jasper County citizens.

Listing of Community Organizations Active in Disaster

Many organizations come together to help our citizens. Please note the details listing many resources for Joplin and Jasper County residents.  Please contact these groups for assistance.

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To view flyer listing resources.... City News
Posted on: April 5, 2020

Second positive case of COVID-19 announced in Joplin

The Joplin Health Department today announces the second positive case of COVID-19 in an adult within the city of Joplin. 

To protect the patient’s right to privacy, identifying information will not be provided. As part of the regular pra...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

WIC Program enrolling new participants; adjusts product lists due to COVID-19

The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, known as WIC, remains in operation in Missouri. The Joplin City WIC program will continue to support current participants and to enroll new participants who may now be income-eligible du...

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Additional Info about the WIC program... City News
Posted on: April 2, 2020

City officials offer update during COVID-19 crisis

During the City’s Briefing today, Joplin Mayor Gary Shaw and other City officials provided information and reminders of key areas regarding the City’s operations and the health and safety of our citizens. Below is an abbreviated listin...

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City News
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Missouri opens novel coronavirus information hotline

JEFFERSON CITY, MO –The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) activated a statewide public hotline for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. At 8 a.m. today, the hotline opened an...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Wastewater rate study indicates need for increase

In late 2019, City Council members reviewed a recent rate study for the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The study indicated the need for a rate increase in an effort to keep pace with the cost of the wastewater service for all customers on th...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

City’s micro-surfacing program begins

The City’s micro-surfacing program for 2020 has begun.  As micro-surfacing operations along city roads takes place over the next several weeks, the City encourages citizens to watch for postings in their neighborhoods.

If your s...

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View streets being micro-surfaced this year... City Road Closures

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Plan and Prepare emphasized during severe weather season

This time of year, it’s important to be weather aware. A severe thunderstorm, a tornado, a flood or other weather emergency can change lives. Now is the time to prepare to keep you and your family safe in case of an emergency.

As the storm season...

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Additional Info... Emergency Management

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Joplin Fire Dept. - Structure Fire, 3615 S Range Line Road

On Friday, May 15, 2020, at 4:14 PM, the Joplin Fire Department responded to a report of a possible structure fire at the former Holiday Inn, 3615 S Rangeline. The first crew arrived at 4:19 PM to find smoke showing from the enclosed pool area. Crews ente...

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Fire Department
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Structure Fire, 3615 S Range Line Road

NEWS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 18, 2020

SUBJECT:      Structure Fire, 3615 S Range Line Road

CONTACT:    James Furgerson

On Friday, May 15, 2020, at 4:14 PM, the Joplin Fire Department responded to...

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Fire Department
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Residential Structure Fire, 1716 S. Empire

On Wednesday May 6, 2020 at 3:22 AM, the Joplin Fire Department responded to a report of a residential structure fire at 1716 S. Empire. The first crew arrived on scene at 3:27 AM and found a single-story single family dwelling with heavy fire throughout ...

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Fire Department
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Residential Structure Fire, 1716 S. Empire

NEWS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 6, 2020

SUBJECT:      Residential Structure Fire, 1716 S. Empire   

CONTACT:    James Furgerson, Fire Chief, Joplin Fire Department

On Wednesday May...

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Fire Department
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Residential Structure Fire, 1034 S. Kentucky

NEWS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 5, 2020

SUBJECT:      Residential Structure Fire, 1034 S. Kentucky           

CONTACT:    James Furgerson, Fire...

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Fire Department
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Residential Structure Fire, 4323 W. 27th Place

NEWS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 24, 2020

SUBJECT:      Residential Structure Fire, 4323 W. 27th Place  

CONTACT:    James Furgerson, Fire Chief, Joplin Fire Department

On Friday April 24,...

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Posted on: October 14, 2016

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Republic reinstates curbside bulky item pickup following hiatus due to CIVID-19

Republic Services, the Joplin residential trash provider, has announced that it will reinstate the curbside bulky item pick-up starting Monday, April 27. In March, the company had issued an interruption in this service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Republ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

MDC provides TRIM grant for City to support urban forest education for staff and public

Joplin Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce its continued partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and their Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) Grant program. TRIM grants assist Missouri communities wi...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Let’s Go For a Walk, Joplin!

Map of Cunningham Park  with the walking trail highlighted

Tired of staying at home? Well it’s fine to get outdoors and take a walk. Not sure where to go? Many of our parks have circular trails for everyone to enjoy.

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to highlight various trails and pathways ...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation

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