CyRide’s bus tracking system is changing in time for the start of the next semester. The service “will implement a transition to a new real-ti…
Ames City Council unanimously approved three memorandums and a lease agreement in preparation for the construction of the Healthy Life Center …
Iowa State University President Steven Leath was unanimously approved by the Auburn University board of trustees Monday as their 19th presiden…
Voting rights advocates around the country held candle-light vigils Tuesday night, demanding Congress restore protections of the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA).
The former mayor of Iowa City and an Iowa State Extension associate program director, Ross Wilburn, will represent Campustown and the Iowa State campus in the state legislature.
The Ames Police Department is investigating a suspected armed robbery that took place early Monday at Doc’s Stop, 2720 E. 13th Street.
CyRide will purchase new buses with electric batteries with funds it received from a federal grant.
Ames Mayor John Haila proclaimed the week of Aug. 11-17 as American Wind Week on Tuesday.
The Ames City Council will be voting on ASSET (Analysis of Social Services Evaluation Team) funding priorities Tuesday night. The vote will either approve the current funding cycle for fiscal year 2020/21 and its priorities, or offer reprioritization.
The Ames City Council reviewed future development and land use scenarios presented by RDG Planning and Design during a workshop Tuesday.
The Ames City Council is set to participate in a workshop regarding the Ames 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
Inis Grove Park’s current playground is closing forever Wednesday, in preparation for its replacement with an “all-inclusive playground.”
The Ames City Council met Tuesday immediately following a meeting of the Ames Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (AAMPO). Council discussed public improvements near Campustown, along with various other issues.
Ames City Council will discuss “Campustown public improvements,” among other issues in its meeting Tuesday.
Chris Nelson announced he is seeking a third term on the Ames City Council Monday.
As the Fourth of July festivities continue, several children in red, white and blue gathered in excitement and anticipation as they waited for the Fourth of July parade to begin.
More than 70 members of the Ames community gathered in the rain outside Rep. Steve King’s office Tuesday to protest the immigration facilities on the U.S.-Mexico border.
The annual Fourth of July parade will begin 11 a.m. Thursday on Main Street, and Ames Public Relations Officer Susan Gwiasda said, as always, there is a shortage of volunteers for the parade.
Democrats have a nominee for the special election called to fill the vacancy in Iowa House District 46.
Three candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination for the vacant Iowa House District 46 seat.
Amber Corrieri is seeking a promotion from Ames voters.
The Ames City Council extensively addressed the possibility of improving the city’s internet service during its Tuesday meeting.
Story County Democrats will soon have their candidate for Iowa House District 46.
Early morning June 11, the pride banner hanging outside Ames United Church of Christ was torn down and burned in the street. The church added a new banner which has the words “God is love.”
Ames City Council will discuss internet improvements and flood mitigation in its meeting Tuesday.
Ross Wilburn, diversity officer and associate program director for community and economic development for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, is seeking the Democratic nomination for the vacant Iowa House District 46 seat.
The concerns Iowa State students and others who rent in Ames have with renting properties were laid out before the City Council by the Ex Officio Student Liaison Devyn Leeson during Tuesday’s meeting.
Ambiguity hangs in the air as the Ames City Council works to balance its goals of increasing affordable housing options and preserving the character of owner-occupied neighborhoods. With state legislation invalidating the rental cap ordinance, the council looked toward the enforcement of previous ordinances, but not without a word from the public.
Ex Officio Student Liaison to Ames City Council Devyn Leeson discussed issues important to those who rent in Ames, such as health and safety hazards, during Tuesday’s council meeting.
An act signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds ended the city’s ability to enforce residential rental-caps, so the council is left to consider whether the current rental housing code is sufficient to deter rental property encroachment in historically owner-occupied neighborhoods.
Joe Van Erdewyk’s growing City Council campaign grilled hot dogs and veggie burgers and laid out drinks and snacks at a pavilion at Emma McCarthy Lee Park for their "kick-off party" Saturday.
Collin Richards pleaded guilty to first-degree murder Friday in the killing of Celia Barquín Arozamena on Sept. 17.
The destruction of a queer pride banner in Ames early Tuesday morning demonstrates how LGBTQIA+ people continue to face violence, discrimination and harassment — despite the strides towards equality the community has achieved, and the pride on display this month.
Ames City Council did not pass the Guest Lodging zoning ordinance at Tuesday night's meeting, amid concerns it would not be enforced. The ordinance would have required short-term rentals (less than 31 day stays) to operate as Guest Lodging properties.
The City Council is set to vote for the creation of a new chapter in Ames municipal code on Tuesday night.
Josh Opperman is once again seeking a spot on the Story County Board of Supervisors after losing his 2018 campaign for the position by .96%.
A new assistant city manager for the city of Ames has been selected after a vigorous recruitment process. Debra Schildroth, selected from a nationwide pool of 70 applicants, replaces Bob Kindred who served the city for nearly four decades, retiring in the spring.
The Ames City Council will be joining the Ames Planning and Zoning Commission Wednesday for a public forum to vote on previously-deliberated zoning agreements. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at City Hall in the Council Chambers.
Iowa Representative Lisa Heddens, D-Ames, said she will be putting her name in the running for Story County Supervisor.
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The Ames City Council repealed the Rental Cap Ordinance adopted in Spring 2018. The repeal comes in the wake of recently passed state legislation banning rental caps on single family homes and duplexes. While the city can no longer limit the number of rental properties in certain neighborhoods, occupancy changes made to the municipal code are unaffected by the new bill.
A parade was scheduled to be held in downtown Ames Monday to observe Memorial Day, but it was canceled due to forecasts of inclement weather.
In addition to their regularly scheduled meeting, the Ames City Council will meet Tuesday night with the Ames Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Transportation Policy Committee and the Ames Historic Preservation Commission afterwards. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council chambers and is open to the public.