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6/26/2017Independence Power and Light Director Leon Daggett announces retirement

Daggett has served as Director of IPL for more than 10 years and has worked in the utilities industry for more than 50 years.

6/23/2017Nearly 100 volunteers to help cover graffiti along Little Blue Trace Trail as part of service project

Independence and Jackson County are working with 80 youth and 15 chaperons visiting the Kansas City-area from Ames, Iowa, as part of a service project from 2:30 to 5 p.m. today.

6/22/2017Independence Invites the Public to Get Involved in the Community Visioning Process

Citizens are invited to help update the City’s comprehensive plan at a public meeting today, June 22, at 6 p.m. at Mid-Continent Public Library North Independence Branch.

6/20/2017City of Independence earns ‘A- Stable’ credit rating from S&P

The City of Independence today announced it has earned an “A- Stable” credit rating from Standard & Poors (S&P).

6/19/2017City of Independence to open Drop-off Depot for storm debris June 23

The City of Independence is opening the Drop-Off Depot for storm-related debris on June 23. The Depot, located at 875 Vista Avenue, will be accepting tree limbs and brush through July 2.

6/13/2017Celebrate safely! Independence shares fireworks safety tips, reminds residents of local ordinances.

The City of Independence would like to remind residents of local ordinances and share tips to celebrate safely.

6/7/2017Independence City Council passes resolution supporting public art

The Independence City Council passed a resolution Monday night requiring an amount equal to 1 percent of the estimated cost for construction, reconstruction or remodeling of Municipal buildings be set aside for public art include ornamentation and adornment.

6/6/2017City of Independence passes new hotel ordinance

These changes ensure that all hotels and motels promote industry best practices while holding all properties accountable.

6/5/2017City of Independence shares tips to protect from mosquitoes

The City of Independence is reminding citizens and business owners of steps they can take to protect themselves from mosquitoes.

5/31/2017Palmer Center Activities and Events for June 2017

The Palmer Center at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO is operated by the City of Independence and is dedicated to the mission of improving the overall health of adults 60+.

5/26/2017Break out the sunscreen, Adventure Oasis Water Park Opens May 27

Just in time for the Memorial Day Holiday, the Adventure Oasis Water Park will open for the season May 27.

5/24/2017City of Independence announces continued success of Corridor Code Enforcement Initiative

The City of Independence’s Corridor Code Enforcement (CCE) Initiative is systematically working through major corridors in the City to address property maintenance and zoning violations.

5/22/2017Have you checked your smoke detectors lately?

IFD encourages citizens to check alarms, reminds public of Free Smoke Alarm Program

5/19/2017Highway 24 Project brings needed updates to Independence

Independence residents along Highway 24, between Highways 291 and 7, will notice major improvements over the next few months.

5/15/2017Independence Power and Light Recognized as a reliable public power provider

Independence Power and Light has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider Diamond designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service.

5/15/2017Independence Fire Department announces graduation of recruits, promotions

The Independence Fire Department (IFD) will recognize four new graduates and mark the promotion of five long-time department members on Friday, May 12.

5/15/2017City of Independence holds Scamboree at Palmer Center to help protect seniors

The City of Independence invites seniors to the Palmer Center on Monday, May 15, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. to attend a Scamboree.

5/11/2017Mayor Weir and City Officials celebrate the dedication of the new Pioneer Woman statue at National Frontier Trails Museum

The new Pioneer Woman statue located at the National Frontier Trails Museum will be dedicated tonight, May 11, at 5 p.m.

4/28/2017Annual Police Officers Memorial Service

This year's Memorial Service will be held at the Truman Library, 500 W. U.S. Hwy. 24.

4/27/2017Palmer Center Activities and Events for May, 2017

The Palmer Center at 218A N. Pleasant St. is dedicated to the mission of improving the overall health of adults 60+.

4/24/20172017 Harry S Truman Special Recognition Award Announced

The Harry S Truman Award Commission selected the Kansas City Chiefs Organization to receive the 2017 Special Recognition Award.

4/20/201710th Annual EcoFest to be held Saturday, June 3 at Waterfall Park

The 10th Annual Independence EcoFest – “It’s All About Water!” – teaches children and families about preserving natural resources and protecting the environment.

4/18/2017City of Independence Hires Public Information Officer

Independence announces the hiring of Meghan Lewis as the public information officer (PIO).

4/18/2017Bird Banding Event Canceled

Due to expected high winds and elevated temperatures, the bird banding program scheduled for Wednesday, April 19 at George Owens Nature Park has been canceled.

4/4/2017Bird Banding Event Rescheduled

Due to expected inclement weather, the bird banding program scheduled for Wednesday, April 5 at George Owens Nature Park has been rescheduled to April 19.

3/28/2017Applications for 2017 Fireworks Vendors Now Available

Applications from not-for-profit groups for the sale of consumer grade fireworks will be accepted at the City's Finance Department between 8 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2017 and 5 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2017.

3/27/2017Palmer Center Activities and Events for April, 2017

The Palmer Center at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO is dedicated to the mission of improving the overall health of adults 60+.

3/22/2017Inde*Bus Now Offering Free Bus Service for Veterans

The Inde*Bus transit system in Independence is now honoring all United States Military Veterans by allowing them to ride the bus system at no charge.

3/22/2017City’s Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Saturday, April 1

The City’s 20th annual HHW collection will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1.

3/20/2017Sales Tax for Children’s Services Fund Begins April 1

Jackson County voters approved a 1/8¢ sales tax for the Children’s Services Fund.

3/14/20172017 Harry S. Truman Public Service Award Recipient Announced

The Independence Harry S. Truman Commission has chosen Senator Bob Dole as the 2017 Harry S. Truman Public Service Award recipient.

3/14/2017Vaile Mansion Awarded Accreditation by Arbnet Accreditation Program

The Vaile Mansion, at 1500 N. Liberty in Independence, has been awarded a Level 1 Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Program for achieving particular standards of professional practices deemed important for arboreta and botanic gardens.

3/10/2017Drop-Off Depot Canceled for Saturday, March 11

The Drop-Off Depot, located at 875 Vista Ave., will not be open on Saturday, March 11 as previously scheduled.

3/10/2017Independence Fire Department Lifts Burn Ban

The Independence Fire Department has lifted the burn ban for the City of Independence which was imposed on February 27, 2017.

3/1/2017Independence Recycling Centers to Close March 31

The City’s two recycling centers will permanently close on Friday, March 31, 2017.

2/28/2017Independence Water Department Places Fifth

The City of Independence Water took fifth place honors at the 27th Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting contest held February 23-25 in Berkeley Springs, WV.