Fire when ready • A controlled burn in an overgrown area of Forest Park didn’t exactly spread like wildfire Friday. Because of wind conditions and humidity levels, the entire 14-acre area near Deer Lake that the city parks department and Forest Park Forever wanted to burn didn’t. Officials plan to give it another try, but have not set a date. The burn was meant to rid the area of thick brush to help maintain the vitality and health of the savannahs and prairies.
The ‘in’ crowd • On average, 870 more people age 25 to 34 came to the St. Louis metro area than left it in 2008, 2009 and 2010. That is the opposite of that happened the previous three years and runs counter to the general trend of recent decades. After a long time spent watching young adults move away, and the St. Louis region slowly get grayer, a lot of people say this seems like progress.