Innovate and Improve

With more than 65 active parks, seven indoor recreation facilities and 50 miles of trails that make Columbia a desired location, Columbia Parks and Recreation always has a plan.

Play Makers

As the University of Missouri football team charges onto the field, fans — whether cheering in the stadium or from their living rooms.

The Studio System

Although Columbia has several full-service gyms, it’s also home to many specialized fitness studios, and more have opened their doors in recent years.

‘Gift’ of the Sales Tax

It’s on again, off again — in the wake of a perceived spike in local…

Team Spirit

Missouri Valley College is a powerhouse of sorts among men’s rodeo teams in the seven-state…

Run This City

Between March and November every year, runners on the roads around Columbia become a common sight.

Fight Club

Although some critics have equated mixed martial arts to a human version of cock fighting — watching the sport is certainly enough to make a first-time bystander wince with every hit — MMA is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States.

Briefly in the News

More Missourians getting degrees Missouri ranks sixth in the nation in the increase number of…

Flashback – Glenn’s Cafe

Glenn’s Café has relocated three times in its history, but one thing has remained the…

Retail sales training from an avid shopper

As an avid shopper, I know what I like and what I don’t when it…

A Place to Learn

Seven years ago, the rushing waters of Hurricane Katrina blasted through houses, schools and businesses…

Movers and Shakers – August

Movers Dan Farnen: Following a national search, True Media has hired Farnen as U.S. media…