Local Scene

After a handful of complaints and an ensuing email discussion, the city's Public Art Commission has decided against removing Wide Open Mind, a bronze...

A longtime staple of the city’s downtown culture, the Ames Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition has attracted unusual controversy this year after a Public Art...

Prairie Moon's Live at the Crib Summer Series Highlights The local winery and vineyard Prairie Moon - which shares a large countryside property with the...

The city and Chamber of Commerce rarely miss an opportunity to tout Ames' inclusion on national best-cities lists, no matter how dubious the methodology...

Druids at DG's Tap House The Des Moines metal trio Druids will be appearing at DG's on Friday night as they prepare for the release...

Nova Labs Album Release Show DG's is hosting another edition of Nova Labs' ongoing monster album release parties (which always feature some type of free...

The effort to name Ames' currently unnamed skate park after the late skater and local scene icon Georgie Tsushima took another step forward Tuesday...

Last month, Ames lawmakers Herman Quirmbach, a state senator, and Lisa Heddens, a state representative, attended the city's monthly Parks and Recreation Commission meeting...

For the second time in as many months, dozens packed City Hall’s council chambers Thursday afternoon to request that the Parks and Recreation Commission...

A poem from the Informer's Molly McDonald published in the first issue of the new zine from Nova Labs, the local record label co-founded...