Brittany Prater: The Informer Interview

Brittany Prater is a New York-based filmmaker and artist who grew up in Ames and set her first two documentary features in her hometown....

Fact-Checking Jamie Pollard’s Cyclone Fanatic Interview

On the Cyclone Fanatic podcast last week, the website’s publisher, Chris Williams, interviewed Iowa State University Athletics Director Jamie Pollard about the past two...

After Iowa State Backtracks on Football Fans, Ames Mask Mandate Takes Effect

An ordinance requiring masks to be worn in public within the city of Ames goes into effect today, although local authorities have no means...

Ames Council Moves Ahead on Toothless Mask Mandate As School Board Takes Gov to...

“I think no matter which way you go on this, you’re going to have people that are upset,” Ames city attorney Mark Lambert said...

Griffen Gets 4 Months in Prison As Plan to Reopen His Former Bars Inches...

Find all of our reporting on the fallout from Scott Griffen’s dishonest business practices by clicking this link. After presenting himself as a longtime victim...

Despite Eased Coronavirus Restrictions, Some Downtown Ames Bars Proceed Cautiously

As positive test results for COVID-19 continued to rise in Story County, Governor Kim Reynolds’ latest proclamation to further reopen businesses went into effect...

No Prison Time for Griffen in State Case; New Corner Pocket Liquor License Under...

Find all of our reporting on the fallout from Scott Griffen’s dishonest business practices, including our exclusive expose from last August, by clicking this...

Mara Spooner, Organizer for Maximum Ames Music Festival and Pridefest, on Their Cancellations

Mara Spooner is a board member of the LGBTQ advocacy group Ames Pride, entertainment coordinator for Ames Pridefest 2020, and a co-producer of the...

Maximum Ames Music Festival, Pridefest Canceled Over Coronavirus

Organizers of the annual Maximum Ames Music Festival announced in a Tuesday morning press release that the 2020 festival has been canceled in the...

Marshalltown Pet Shop Buys Dyvig’s in Downtown Ames

Update, 1/12/19: Argus & Wookie's has since closed its doors; the building in downtown Ames where it was currently sits vacant in search of...