Should Iowa add a state butterfly?

28 February 2015, 10:10 pm

More than 20 organizations across the state, including Iowa State University’s Reiman Gardens and Story County Conservation, have teamed up to convince legislators to declare the regal fritillary Iowa’s official state butterfly.... Read More »

Local lawmakers discuss bills on occupancy limit, school start date

27 February 2015, 10:40 pm

Local lawmakers weighed in on bills that would overturn residential occupancy limits in Ames and ensure that Iowa schools could continue to begin classes before Sept. 1 at a luncheon hosted Friday by the Ames Chamber of Commerce.... Read More »

Former nursing assistant pleads guilty for Snapchat video

27 February 2015, 10:39 pm

A former nursing assistant in an Ames care facility has pleaded guilty to recording and sharing a video that showed a dependent adult resident’s genitals.... Read More »

Two legislative forums this week

25 February 2015, 10:50 pm

The Ames Chamber of Commerce is hosting its February legislative luncheon Friday from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First National Bank, 405 Fifth St.... Read More »

Ames attorney tapped as new Story County trial coordinator

25 February 2015, 8:34 am

Ames attorney Tyler Grimm will soon fill the new position of trial coordinator in the Story County Attorney’s Office under a proposal approved by the county Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning.... Read More »

Assistant city manager leaving for K.C. job

24 February 2015, 1:35 am

Ames Assistant City Manager Melissa Mundt has accepted an assistant county administrator position in Kansas City, Kan., the city of Ames announced in a press release Monday.... Read More »

Story County eyes gas tax progress in Legislature

21 February 2015, 10:05 pm

A proposal to raise Iowa’s gas tax by 10 cents a gallon narrowly passed committees in the state House and Senate last week, with area lawmakers closely watching as they search for a way to pay for the costs of replacing Story County’s ailing rural bridges.... Read More »

New emergency alert system

16 February 2015, 10:05 pm

Story County is implementing a new mass notification system for Ames capable of alerting all citizens and emergency personnel in Story County.... Read More »

Outdoors Briefs

12 February 2015, 8:07 pm

Ames Anglers... Read More »

Trout stocking, ice fishing planned at Ada Hayden

5 February 2015, 1:15 am

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is partnering with the city of Ames, Story County Conservation, Iowa State University, Jax Outdoors, and Hy-Vee in hosting a family friendly ice fishing event at Ada Hayden Heritage Park on Saturday.... Read More »