January 13, 2012


By: Beth von Behren on January 13, 2012 Print This Post

We are launching our Biggest Loser contest today!  We’ve actually had employees standing in line to weigh in here at City Hall.  If you wanna read more, check out today’s Webster-Kirkwood Times story.

SNOWCOPALYPSE 2:  Did you survive yesterday’s morning drive in the “JUST TWO INCHES” of snow we got?  I sat on westbound I-64/Hwy 40 for TWO AND A HALF HOURS.  I entered 40/64 from 170 at about 6:40 (we had a 7am Council Work Session yesterday, which I completely missed), and the traffic was moving slowly but at first I wasn’t very concerned.  After going about 1/10 of a mile, however, it came to a stop, just past McKnight, and there I sat for two hours.  Exactly two hours later, at 8:40, traffic slowly started to move, so by 9:05 I had inched my way to the Lindbergh exit (about 1.5 miles).  I spent my time texting people, checking work email, posting updates to Facebook, listening to KMOX describe what was happening on 40 (Ladue police shut it down at the Clayton exit due to a giant slab of ice on the overpass), and generally trying to keep my mind off my bladder and my frustration.  To his credit, MoDOT’s Director, Kevin Keith, has apologized to the residents of the St. Louis region, saying repeatedly that we deserved better from his department.  Here’s a link to a STLToday/Post-Dispatch article on what happened and his response, if you’re interested.

WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK:  A short communication survey will go out in today’s Friday Happenings E-News, and I encourage all of our blog readers to participate.  Here’s one of the questions:  Would you participate more in the blog (leaving comments and questions), if you could “leave a comment” in real time, the way you can on most blogs, rather than having to send me an email?  We are looking at creating a real-time, interactive blog and would like your input. There are two questions in total.  Click here to take the survey.  Thank you!

Weekend Weather:  It’s supposed to get up to 40 on Saturday and up to 55 by Monday.  Those are pretty good weather conditions if you’re thinking about going out to see the eagles at Eagle Days on the Chain of Rocks bridge this weekend (it can get very COLD on that bridge).  Don’t forget that we are closed on Monday for the MLK Holiday.  Have a great weekend!



Written by Beth

Beth von Behren is the Public Information Officer for the City of Kirkwood. She manages the City Website (KirkwoodMO.org) and writes/edits both the monthly "Eye on Kirkwood" (published on the last Friday of the month inside the "Webster-Kirkwood Times") and the every-other-weekly e-newsletter "Kirkwood Happenings." To sign up for the e-newsletter, send an email to Info@KirkwoodMO.org.

Website: http://www.kirkwoodmo.org