Since 1982 Ameren Missouri and Laclede Gas have offered Dollar More and Dollar Help, respectively. Each of these programs (administered by United Way) allows an easy way for donors to help people in need with their utility services.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Friday, December 28, 2012
The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a rate increase request by Ameren UE that will add $10 to the average bill. Laclede Gas is also asking the commission to let it raise rates on its customers.
Running all those electric devices in your home is set to become more expensive when the New Year rolls around. The Missouri Public Service Commission has given its approval to a rate increase request by Ameren Missouri that will add about $10 a month to the average electric bill, starting Jan. 2. The $260 million rate increase for the utility's approximately 1.2 million Missouri customers was approved by the Missouri Public Service Commission Dec. 12, according to the St. Louis Business Journal. The actual rise in your monthly bill will be dependent upon your usage. The rate approved by the commission is actually less than the $376 million Ameren requested last February. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the company said the …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Missourians want reliable service. Do you believe the requested rate increase will get us what we want?
Public hearings were held last week, with more to come, by the Missouri Public Service Commission on the question of a 14.6 percent rate increase that Ameren Missouri has requested. Patch reported a statement by Ameren Missouri's CEO, Warner Baxter, noting that "our customers have consistently told us that reliability is their highest priority and that they also want cleaner air." He said investments in the company's infrastructure have yielded those results. But the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported from a hearing on Thursday that residents aren't so sure they can swallow another increase by the region's dominent electric utility. The Post-Dispatch reported: "If there was a common thread among the dozens of speakers, it was this: Budgets …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The Missouri Public Service Commission is hosting a dozen meetings in St. Louis and beyond to ask residents for input on an average 14 percent rate increase.
Ameren Missouri wants to raise their rates by 14.6 percent, but first they must hear the public’s opinion. The increase, according to an Ameren pamphlet regarding the increase, would increase the company’s revenues by approximately $376 million. Ameren cites higher fuel costs and infrastructure improvements as some of the reasons for the rate increase, according to an Ameren press release. “Our customers have consistently told us that reliability is their highest priority and that they also want cleaner air,” said Ameren Missouri Chairman, President and CEO Warner Baxter, in a press release. “Over the last several years, we have made significant investments in our infrastructure that are producing results. Over the last five years, …
Sunday, March 18, 2012
World Bird Sanctuary teams near Eureka host a day dedicated to eagles from around the world. It's a fabulous camera opportunity!
See eagles from around the world between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday at the World Bird Sanctuary, located at 125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road in Valley Park, MO. This is a free event sponsored by Ameren Missouri. Information is available about bird-related education, propagation, rehabilitation and field studies. For more details, view the Sanctuary's website. The Sanctuary is located just off Interstate 44. Many Boy Scouts from Eureka and Wildwood have contributed various structures to the birds' habitats there.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Leaders of the Eureka-based, but nationally focused, organization present the group's second annual gala event March 3 to celebrate teens. Tickets are available to support this century-old and well recognized teen advocacy entity.
Following on the heels of Sunday's Academy Awards and Oscars, a local organization will host a glitzy "orange carpet" affair rather than a red carpet one. The Wyman Center in Eureka will have its "Orange Carpet Gala: A Night at the Oscars" to celebrate the organization's work with young people in St. Louis. It is an evening of drinks, dinner and dancing. The event will be 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on March 3 at the Four Seasons Hotel, 999 North Second St., St. Louis. The cost is $200 per ticket, or $100 per ticket for young guests. Patron tickets are $400. Wyman teen, Drew Mizell, will share his singing talent, and others have a fun surprise in store for attendees. The band providing music for dancing is Griffin and the Gargoyles. “The Gala is …