People Service will be out exercising valves and flushing hydrants this week starting at 8am and continuing throughout each day. If you notice cloudy/rusty water, just run cold water in your bathtub or your outside hose bib for a few minutes until it clears up
A Snow Emergency will go in effect at 3pm today. This means no parking on the street between these hours. Also remember you have 24 hrs for residential and 12 hrs for commercial to clean sidewalks. If you do not do so tickets will be issued.
Reminder that City Hall will be closed January 1st for New Years Day. Payments can be left in the drop box and Mondays garbage will be picked up Tuesday and the rest of the week will remain normal. Have a Happy and Safe New Years.
Kiwanis Christmasland is now open! Bring the kids to see Santa! Christmasland is open 6:30pm-8:30pm Mon-Fri & 2:30pm-4:30pm Sat-Sun.
It's officially snow season! Don't forget that Winter Parking ordinances start today, and that sidewalks must be cleared in 12 hours for commercial properties and 24 hours for residential.
City Hall will be closed November 10th to observe Veterans Day. Garbage pickup for Monday will be moved to Tuesday.
Fall Burn Dates will be October 21st, November 4th and November 18th. Go to the Residents tab, then to Important Information to see the rules and regulaitons.
Golfcart, ATV, and ORV registration is now open at city hall. Please bring insurance and DNR registration.
Swim Lessons Registration is Wednesday and Thursday from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Humboldt Family Aquatic Center Front Desk. (It will be first come, first serve!)
If you are interested in working for AmericInn at the new hotel coming to Humboldt please apply by clicking on the link below
Friends of the Parks is starting an "Honor Flag" project to replace the flags on Sumner Ave. Give a (tax deductible) $100 donation and get a banner with a customized inscription dedicated to a special person in your life! Click the flag to see the brochure and order form!
5th and 6th Grade Indoor Soccer is Canceled for tonight! As of right now, 1st and 2nd grade is still on for tomorrow morning.
Pet Registration! Please register your cats and dogs by March 1st by filling out the form below and dropping it off with us!
An Alpha Gym time reservation calendar has been added in our "Calendar of Events" section.
Indoor Soccer registration for grades (1st-8th) has started! For more information click on the Parks and Recreation "Departments" tab at the top of this page.
Christmasland Is Open! Weekdays from 6:30-8:30. Weekends from 2:30-4:30 & 6:30-8:30. Fun for the entire family! Located on 1st Ave South, behind City Hall.
The City of Humboldt is hiring! An Administrative Assistant is needed in City Hall. Click the "Now Hiring" sign to get an application and job description.
Important Dates: Brush Pickup will be Monday, October 24. Fall Burn Dates will be October 15, November 5 and November 19. Go to the Residents tab, then to Important Information to see the rules and regs.
Denver Underground will be here this week replacing some non-functioning fire hydrants around town. Residents in these areas may notice water being off for a period of time. If you see cloudy or rusty water, please let it settle for a while and then run cold water through your outside hose spigot or bathtub until it runs clear. Call City Hall with any questions.
Are you ready for the Cy-Hawk party on Sumner Ave? The fun starts at 3 PM on Wednesday, September 7 and goes to 10 PM. Click the flag to see the schedule of events and see you there!
Happy Labor Day! City offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5. Monday's trash will be picked up on Tuesday the 6th, along with Tuesday's regular route. The rest of the week is on the usual schedule. The Council Meeting will be at 5:30pm on the 6th.
HCMH & Public Health are doing wellness screenings on Tuesday, August 30, from 6:30-8:30 AM. Call 332-2492 to set up your appointment! Click on the stethoscope to see the flyer.
PeopleService will be flushing hydrants today on 6th, 7th, and 8th Avenue North. If you notice cloudy or rusty water, wait a while to let it settle, then run cold water in your bathtub or outside hose spigot until it runs clear.
We want your input! Please click on the slide and take the (very short, I promise!) survey and tell us what you'd like to see in Eagle Ridge Park.
UDMO is starting their annual Coats for Kids program. Pick up a tag at Bank Iowa or First State Bank starting Sept. 1 to purchase a coat for a Humboldt County family. To apply for a coat, stop in at UDMO Aug. 18-Sept. 22.
ISU Extension is doing a workshop on forgetfulness on Thursday, August 18 at 6:30. Cost is $10. Call 332-2201 to register or for more information.
We want your input! The City is adding a new park at 2000 Eagle Ridge Drive, and we would like community suggestions on the site plan. The meeting is at the park site on Wednesday, August 10 at 5 PM. See you there!
Blacktop Service is going to be re-paving the 300 foot section of 16th Ave N that is East of the Three Rivers Trail Friday, July 29th. If you use that street, please plan an alternate route.
All sessions of swimming lessons are cancelled due to the weather today. The last day is still Thursday.
Registration is open for Youth Volleyball and Flag Football! Click on the picture to be directed to the Parks & Rec Page for signup!
Are you getting excited for fireworks? City offices will be closed on Monday, July 4. The 4th of July parade will begin at 7:00 PM, and fireworks at 10:00 PM.
The Frank Gotch World Catch Wrestling Tournament will be at Bicknell Park July 3 at 9:30 AM. A free seminar on catch wrestling will be in Bicknell July 2 at 2:00 PM. Click the picture for more details.
UDMO is starting pre-registration for the Back To School Program. Income-eligible families can register at the courthouse June 20-July 13, Mon-Thurs from 9-4.
All City offices will be closed in honor of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30th. If your regular trash day is Monday, your trash will be picked up on Tuesday. The rest of the week is on normal schedule.
Sister's Home Style Entrees will be starring on IPTV's "Iowa Entrepeneur" on Sunday, May 22 at 10:30 AM, and again on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30 PM. Congrats to our local business, and be sure to watch!
Please remember that City Code states that lawns must be kept mowed (under 10 inches) and that you cannot blow your grass into the street. Non-compliance can result in a $50 fine!
Junk pickup is officially done for the year! If you happen to still have junk on your curb, it was not eligible for pickup. Please dispose of any remaining junk around your house to keep our town looking nice!
Brush Pickup is on Monday, May 2. Remember that only branches less than 7 feet in length and 6 inches in diameter are eligible. Make sure to have everything on the curb by 6:00 AM.
Lots of you have asked, and here it is! Rec Baseball/Softball registration is up. We've got a new online registration system that lets you sign up and pay with NO FEE! Click the baseball to get the link.
PeopleService will be out exercising valves and flushing hydrants in the North Central part of Humboldt today. If you notice cloudy/rusty water, wait a while to let it settle, then run cold water in your bathtub or outside hose bib to flush your pipes.
Tomorrow is the spring burn day! Remember the rules and regs and be safe! - Residents may burn landscape waste only from 8 AM until 6 PM. All fires must be constantly attended until the fire is completely extinguished, and a hose connected to a water supply must be readily available. Burning is not allowed on City property, including the street right-of-way.
Spring Clean-Up Days have been set! Landscape waste Burn Day is April 16. Junk Pickup is April 25 (Appliance stickers are $10). And Brush Pickup is May 2.
HCMH is doing their 4th Annual "Spring Feed" Drop off Community Food Drive from 7:30-4:00 on Friday, April 8. Click the picture to see the flyer for more information.
Congratulations to Humboldt County Public Health staff, on celebrating Public Health Week this week! Thanks for all you do!
The 2015 Water Quality Report has been published. Click on the note to see the link to the report.
People Service will be out exercising valves and flushing hydrants this afternoon. If you notice cloudy/rusty water, just run cold water in your bathtub or your outside hose bib for a few minutes until it clears up.
Spring clean-up is coming! Junk Day has been set for April 25, and Brush Clean Up will be May 2. Click the trash can for the rules and regs.
The Humboldt Parks & Rec Department is accepting applications for lifeguards for the summer season at the Humboldt Aquatic Center. Click on the life preserver to get the application and job description.
It's pothole season. If you would like to report a pothole, please use the "Contact Humboldt" button to send us an e-mail.
Senator Tim Kraayenbrink & Representative Mike Sexton will be in City Hall on Saturday from 8:30 - 10:00 AM to talk to Humboldt's citizens. Stop in and chat with them about any issues that you are concerned about.
The City has changed the company that processes card and e-check transactions. The good news is that the fees are less! If you have any questions while processing a payment, give us a call!
All City offices will be closed on Monday, Feb 15 for President's Day. If your regular garbage day is Monday, it will be picked up on Tuesday. The rest of the week is on regular schedule.
This is the last week for the "Spread The Love" promotion at local businesses! Click the heart to see the list of participants and what you can win!
Welcome to Travis Goedken, Humboldt's new City Admnistrator! Join us for coffee and cookies Thursday, February 4 from 2-4 at City Hall to meet Travis.
Due to the weather, all Rec games are cancelled tonight. Parents, watch your e-mail for re-scheduled times.
Looking forward to summer? Don't forget to renew your boat registration by April 30th to avoid the penalties!
The ice rink is open in Taft Park! If you need skates, there are some available at City Hall (free of charge, we just need your info). They're adjustable, so they will even fit some adults.
It's almost time for Rec Youth Indoor Soccer! Click on the soccer ball to get your registration form or sign up online.
Humboldt County Public Health is taking free blood pressures for the month of January. Call 332-2492 to get your appointment.
Snow Ordinance Reminder: Remember that residential areas have 24 hours to clean sidewalks, and commercial areas have 12 hours. Please be mindful of kids that have to walk to school! Tickets can be issued when sidewalks aren't cleaned in a timely manner.
Welcome to Silk Purse Originails! Located at 331 Sumner Ave, there will be a ribbon cutting at 4:00 on Friday, December 18.
Youth Basketball registration is open! Click on the basketball to the left to get the registration form, or go to the Parks & Recreation page under Departments to register online.
2016 passes for the Humboldt Aquatic Center are now on sale at City Hall! Remember that if you get a family pass before summer you get a 5-punch pass for FREE.
All City offices will be closed November 26 & 27 for Thanksgiving. Trash pickup will be on Wednesday the 25th for both of those days.
The Holiday Festival and Lighted Christmas Parade will be Saturday, November 21! Come downtown and see Santa arrive in Humboldt! Click on Santa to get the parade registration form.
Please come and join us in wishing Aaron Burnett the best of luck in his new position in Keokuk! Come and go for coffee and cookies at City Hall Monday, November 9 from 2-4 PM.
Don't forget to vote today! Ward 1 is at Our Saviour's Lutheran, Ward 2 is at City Hall, and Ward 3 is at the Fairgrounds.
The City of Humboldt is looking for a City Administrator. Click on the Now Hiring Sign to get a job description and application. Applications will be accepted until October 30, 2015.
People Service will be flushing hydrants October 26, 27, and 28 between 7:00 PM and 1:00 AM. Please try to limit water use if you see them flushing in your area. You may experience some low water pressure or rusty water during this time.
Show your appreciation for our Law Enforcement by getting a free blue light for your front porch or window! Come to City Hall Saturday, October 24, from 10:00 - 3:00 to get yours!
ISU Extension is hosting a "Grant Writing 101" workshop just in time for the next grant season. Click on the picture to the left to see the flyer, or call 332-2201 to register.
Learn to get what you want from your money! The Extension is hosting a $25 course called "Money Talk" on Tuesdays from October 20 - November 17. Call 332-2201 to register by October 14. Click on the money to see the flyer.
Do you have the best chili recipe in Humboldt? Prove it by entering the Chili Cook-Off on October 8! Even if you don't enter yours, plan to come and vote for your favorite. Click on the peppers to get a registration form.
Brush Clean Up will be October 12, and the Burn Dates are scheduled for October 17, November 7, and November 21. Check the Community Calendar for regulations.
The 4th Annual Humboldt County Hardpack 30 mile bike ride is coming up! Get your registration form now and support the Three Rivers Trail. Click on the logo to the left for details.
Once again, Humboldt is having a busy weekend! There's the Car Show, The Wine Walk, West Fork's Costume Fun Run (and Dad's Belgian Waffles), Harness Racing, and the Farmer's Market! Check the Community Calendar to help you plan!
The rivalry begins! Channel 13 WHO is coming to Humboldt! Keep watching for a list of events being planned! Click on the flag to get a link to the event's Facebook page or our Webpage.
In case you missed it, RVTV is downtown on Wednesday! All activities are free (just bring some cash for food) thanks to our generous sponsors. You can even win swag by participating! The fun starts at 3:30 - see you there!
Are you ready for a fun weekend? There is a LOT going on in town, like Polka Fest, Rockin' Picnic, Lions Omelets on Sunday, and Garage Sales! Check the Community Calendar for more information.
Now Hiring: The City of Humboldt is accepting applications for a Police Officer at City Hall until Friday, August 28 at 4:00. Click on the sign to the left to see a job description and application.
Head on out to the Humboldt Airport for this years' Fly-In Drive-In Breakfast! Pancakes and plane rides are the order of the day, benefitting the Humboldt Fire Department's bunker gear.
Are you ready for fair food? The Humboldt County Fair runs from July 21-27. Click on the clover to see this year's brochure.
Can you hit a homer? Head to Taft Park/Rotary Field for the Home Run Derby on Saturday, July 4th! Cage will be open from 1-5 PM, contest starting at 5:30. Open to all ages, free event, potential of winning $100.
Get your parade information on the Chamber's page! Go to the Visitor's tab and click on Humboldt/Dakota City Chamber. Line up, route, and entry information are all posted and ready to go!
All City offices will be closed in honor of Independence Day on Friday, July 3. Have a safe and happy 4th of July!
Help Kiwanis celebrate 100 years at Taft Park with free food, games, and activities for the kids. Saturday, June 27 from 11 am to 2 pm.
Exciting news! There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the new Sumner Bridge on Friday, June 26th at 8:30 am.
There will be a brush pick up on Thursday, June 25 due to Monday's storm. All brush needs to be less than 7 ft in length and less than 6 in in diameter, and placed on the curb away from poles or posts by 6:00 am.
Join the Humboldt Rotary for their annual Pork Loin Dinner at Zion Lutheran Church on Wednesday, June 24 from 4:30 - 7:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased from Aaron at City Hall for $10.
Congratulations to the citizens of Humboldt! We recycled over 10,000 pounds of electronic equipment during spring clean up. Thanks to everyone that participated!
The Goodwill Trailer will be at Faith United Methodist Church from June 11th to June 18th. Please be sure to put all items as far to the back as possible. Click the picture to see a list of items they will take.
Downtown Sounds Humboldt Idol is coming on June 5th at 5:30! See you there for some great food and fun! Click the picture for more info.
Head on over to Sheldon Park for the Humboldt Hyzer Disc Golf Tournament on Saturday! Click on the picture for details.
All City offices will be closed for Memorial Day. If your regular trash day is Monday, your garbage will be picked up on Tuesday along with Tuesday's usual route. The rest of the week is on normal schedule.
Humboldt's Annual Parks to the Pool will be on Saturday, May 23 from 9-Noon. Kick off your summer right with a morning of fun and exercise! Click on the logo to the left to get the registration form.
Registration forms for the 2015 Rec Baseball/Softball season are now available on the Parks and Recreation page under the Departments tab. Registrations are due Friday, May 8!
Step back in time and visit the mountain men of the 1800's at the Humboldt Rendezvous. Fun for the family will be at Sheldon Park May 8, 9, and 10.
Don't forget that Junk Clean Up Day is Monday, May 4th! The last day to buy appliance/electronics stickers will be Friday, May 1 by 5:00 at City Hall.
Save the Date! The Humboldt/Dakota City Chamber will have their annual appreciation on May 30th at the Fairgrounds. Keep watching for more details!
The Mudd Jugg Blues Band is playing at Rustix April 18 at 8:00 PM. $5 admission. Come on down and have a great time!
Humboldt Parks & Rec Department is accepting applications for summer seasonal help. Click on the Now Hiring sign to the left to get an application, complete, and return to City Hall.
Did you know that if you sign up for a Family Pass before the pool opens you get a 5 punch pass for free? These are great for taking friends to the pool! Click on the slides to the left to get the sign up sheet.
Dates to Remember: Spring Burn Date April 18, Brush Pick Up April 27, Junk Day May 4. Appliance Stickers are for sale at City Hall for $5 per sticker.
The City's local cable channel is back up and running! Thanks for your patience as we set up the new system.
The Chamber's big Golden Egg was found yesterday. There are still two small eggs out there to look for!
Congratulations Humboldt Community School District students and staff on receiving outstanding scores on the Iowa Core! These scores beat both the State of Iowa and AEA average scores. This great school district is truly the pride of Humboldt!
The compost site is now open. Please be mindful of what is allowed to be dumped at the site and report anyone breaking these rules. Click on the Compost Sign for more information.
Rec Youth Outdoor Soccer registration is underway! Click on the soccer ball to get the registration form, or go to the Parks and Rec page to register online. Due by March 20th.
This Saturday, March 14th, is a town hall meeting at Humboldt City Hall with Senator Kraayenbrink & Representative Sexton.The town hall starts at 8:30 AM and will be an excellent opportunity to share your thoughts with your elected officials.
The Unified Law Enforcement Levy vote is scheduled for today, March 3rd. The only polling place will be City Hall and polling will occur from 12-8pm.
Bump, Set, Spike! Get your Co-Ed Volleyball team together and register by March 10th! Click on the volleyball for details.
Calling all lifeguards! If you would like to apply for the 2015 pool season, go to the "I Want To" menu, then "Apply for Employment" to see a job description and application.
Ready for some winter fun? Ice skates are available to borrow for skating in Downtown Plaza at City Hall or Kist Korner at no charge. You just have to provide your name, address and phone number.
Are you dreaming of sunshine and warm weather? Get ready for summer with your pool pass! 2015 passes are available at City Hall at the same prices as last year.
All City offices will be closed in honor of President's Day on Monday, Feb. 16th. If your trash day is usually on Monday, your trash will be picked up on Tuesday morning along with Tuesday's regular route.
If you are going to need childcare in the next 12 months, please contact Alissa at Humboldt County Development Association. This is a confidential survey to assess the childcare needs in Humboldt County and will function as a preregistration should a facility become available. The information needed is your name, the ages of children needing care, and the hours needed. Deadline is February 6. 515-332-2557 or Alissa@humboldtcountyiowa.com
Congrats to Sister's Homestyle Entrees on winning the 2014 Neal Smith Entrepreneur of the Year Award! This is a well deserved statewide recognition of a growing business in Humboldt.
Thanks to the Bolt for letting the city provide information to their listeners about the upcoming Unified Law Enforcement Levy vote on March 3rd. Click on the Bolt to listen to the interview.
Portions of 5th Street North will be closed tomorrow to repair a water main break. The blocks impacted are between 1st Ave North and 4th Ave North. The closure will start at 8:30am and will continue until the repair is completed. Thank you for your understanding as the frigid weather starts to impact the water and sewer infrastructure across the city.
Tonight's City Council Meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held on Monday, January 12 at 5:30 PM at City Hall.
All City Offices will be closed on Thursday January 1 for New Year's Day. Thursday's garbage pickup will be on Friday this week.
Christmasland will be open tonight and tomorrow night from 6:30-8:30 pm, and Mon-Wed, Dec. 22-24 from 2:30-4:30 pm. Last chance to see Santa!
Looking for a last minute holiday gift? Give the gift of warm days by the water! Pool passes are now available at City Hall at the same prices as last season.
All City Offices will be closed at Noon on Christmas Eve, and all day Christmas Day. Thursday's garbage will be picked up on Friday the 26th. Have a wonderful holiday!
Susie McEntire is presenting a "Cowboy Christmas" concert at the HS Auditorium on Dec. 17th at 7:00 PM. Tickets are only $5.00, so plan to be there!
Humboldt's local cable Channel 12 is down due to equipment failure. We apologize for the inconvenience, and will be back up as soon as new equipment is installed. Council Meetings will be broadcast as usual.
The city is starting to work on its budget and priorities for the upcoming fiscal year 2015-16. What would you like to see addressed or changed in the City of Humboldt? We need to hear from you!
Don't forget that snow ordinances start on December 1st. No parking on City streets between the hours of 3 am and 7 am from Dec. 1st to March 31st. Sidewalks must be cleared of snow within 12 hours of snowfall for commercial properties, or 24 hours for residential properties. No shoveling of snow into streets or alleys. No parking in front or side yards.
All City offices will be closed November 27th and 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday. Garbage/recycling pickup will be on Wednesday, November 26th along with Wednesday's regular pickup.
2014 Lighted Christmas Parade entries are due to the Chamber office by November 19th. Click on Santa to get a form, and get your float ready!
2014 Burn Dates are October 18, November 1, and November 15. Remember that only yard waste is to be burned.
Missing some memories? There are quite a few Memory Mates from past Rec programs waiting to be claimed in the Recreation Office. Please stop by or call Susan at 332-5447 to get your pictures!
All City of Humboldt offices will be closed in honor of Veteran's Day. Remember that Tuesday's garbage pickup will be on Wednesday the 12th, along with Wednesday's regular pickup.
Brush Pick-Up is happening on October 27th. Be sure to have your branches out at the curb by 6:00 am on the 27th.
Samaritan's Purse Operation Shoe Box is kicking off on Sunday, October 26th. Bring a shoe box full of toys, school supplies, etc. to your church to help a child in need. Click for details.
There's a new director at the Humboldt Library. Come to the Library on Friday, Oct. 17 from 10-2 for "Fall Friday Frenzy" to welcome Demi and other new staff. There will be live music! Click on the microphone to see the flyer.
The Glow Run is happening on October 11th at 7:30 pm. Go the distance to make a difference! Click on the logo to get the registration for the 5K Run and Family Stroll.
Participants are needed for the next Downtown Sounds Chili Cook-off and Home-Grown Event on October 9th! Click on the Chili Peppers to see the flyer or call the Chamber at 332-1481 for details.
Are you ready for the weekend? There's a lot to do! Mini Milers starts, Harness Racing, the Wine Walk, and the Humboldt Hardpack. Click "View All" on the calendar of events to the right for a full list with details!
There are 2 employment opportunities open with the City of Humboldt at the present time. We are in need of a Police Officer and a Street Maintenance Worker. If you would like information, please click on the sign to be re-directed to the employment page.
The Model A Club is hosting a car show in the Hy-Vee parking lot on Saturday, September 13 from 10:00-2:00.
Don't forget! City Hall offices will be closed Monday in honor of Labor Day. If your garbage is normally picked up on Monday, it will be picked up on Tuesday. The rest of the week will be on normal schedule. Have a great holiday!
The Street Department will be trimming trees that interfere with snow removal in the next few weeks. If you prefer to trim your own trees, please do so soon.
The Rec Department has 3 programs coming up - Mini Milers, Youth Flag Football, and Youth Volleyball. Click on Parks & Recreation under Departments to get the registration forms.
The 3rd Humboldt Hardpack is set for September 20th. Click on the logo to get the registration. Register by Aug 25 to get your shirt!
Brush Clean Up is set for August 25. Please have all branches on your curb away from poles by 6 AM on the 25th. Limit of 1 load per residence, branches must be less than 6" in diameter and 7' in length.
The last days of the pool for the 2014 season are upon us! Quick get one last dip in the pool. The HFAC's open swim hours are Saturday 1-7 PM and Sunday 1-4 PM. The pool will continue to be open for a few morning programs, but open swim hours will be over due to the majority of the staff returning to school. Thanks to everyone for making this a safe and fun summer!
There will be a farewell party for Sarah Evans, our head librarian, at the library on Wednesday, Aug 13 from 2-4 pm. Good luck Sarah! We will miss you!
The Rotary Fly-In Drive-In Breakfast will be on August 10 at the Humboldt Airport. Bring your appetite! Click on the plane to see the flyer.
The 2014 Humboldt-Dakota City Chamber's Billy-Bob 2-Person Best Shot 8" Cup Golf Tournament is Friday, August 8th! Call 515-332-1481 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get signed up to play or to sponsor a hole in the tournament.
That Dam Skunk Run is happening again on August 2! Click on the skunk to see the brochure.
The Humboldt County Fair is opening July 22. Check the Calendar of Events to see the schedule.
City Hall Offices will be closed in honor of Independence Day. Have a safe and happy 4th of July!
Don't forget to register your parade entry for the 4th of July Parade! Registrations are due at the HDC Chamber office by June 30 at 1:00. Click on the fireworks to the left to get a form.
Meet the newest swimmers in the Swan Pond! The first 5 cygnets have hatched and are paddling in the pool. If you stop by to see them, please DO NOT feed them!
The Humboldt Farmer's Market is looking for vendors for 2014. Interested? Go to the come and go meeting on June 7th from 1-2:30 at the ISU Extension Office to get set up!
The Humboldt Hyzer Disc Golf Tournament is taking place at Joe Sheldon Park on Saturday! Click on the picture to see the flyer for information.
The first Downtown Sounds for 2014 is coming up soon! Are you Humboldt's Idol? Don't forget to register at NW Bank! Pork burgers, dunk tank, bags tourney, face painting. Come join the fun! Click the picture to the left to see the poster.
City Hall Offices will be closed May 26 in honor of Memorial Day. Remember that Monday's garbage will be picked up on Tuesday along with Tuesday's regular route.
Sumner Bridge is falling down! Click on the bridge to the left to see a video of the demolition from yesterday.
There are some visitors in Humboldt today! American White Pelicans are migrating through. Fun fact: The bump on their bill is called a horn and it drops off after the birds mate and lay eggs. Click the Pelican to see a few more pictures.
Remember that Junk Clean Up starts Monday, May 5! Stickers for appliances and electronics will be available until 5:00 Friday at City Hall. Call 332-3435 with questions.
The Humboldt/Dakota City Chamber will be holding a can redemption drive at Hy-Vee on Saturday, May 3 from 8 am - 4 pm, to benefit the 4th of July Fireworks Fund. Click the firework to the left for more details.
Registration is now available for Rec Baseball/Softball. Deadline is Friday, May 2nd. Go to the Rec page under the departments tab to get the form!
The summer reading programs at the Humboldt Public Library are open for registration on May 1st. Call 332-1925 for more information.
The most recent water quality report is now available for review. Click on the water tower to the left to see the report.
Sumner Ave will be detoured around through Hall, Lewis and May street tomorrow, Saturday and the beginning of next week until the bridge is closed. This detour is due to heavy truck traffic at the water plant renovation site.
Swimming Lessons are just around the corner! If you'd like to see the dates or the levels, see the Aquatic Center page under the Residents Tab for more information.
As many folks have already noticed, the preparations for work on Sumner bridge have already started. The crew will likely close the bridge permanently to traffic sometime shortly after the 10th of April to start demolition. This work will last throughout the next 8 months and leave us with a beautiful new bridge. Please do not hesitate to ask questions and make sure to be safe while detouring!
Congrats to Permanent Collection, the Men's Basketball League champs for 2014! Click on the basketball to see their picture.
We've got some new videos of line dancing from last week! They are having a great time, so plan to join them on Wednesday night at Rustix at 7:00!
The swans that were hatched last spring will be relocated by the DNR this week, so if you'd like to visit them one last time take a walk down the Cottonwood Trail soon!
Wondering when the next burn date, brush clean up or junk clean up will be? Check the Community Alerts page! The button is on the middle right of this page.
Due to Utility Work, the North part of the intersection of Lewis Street and Hall Street and the north part of the intersection of Lewis Street and May Street will be closed tomorrow. Detour using Lewis Street to the Street Department building and the South end of Hall Street.
Line Dancing Tonight at Rustix! Come join the fun at 7:00. In case you missed the first week, click on the picture to see the videos!
Our Savior's Lutheran is hosting an Omelet Brunch benefiting the Brushy Creek Honor Flight on Sunday, March 9 from 9-1. Freewill Donation with all proceeds going to the Honor Flight.
Would you be interested in a women's basketball league? We're exploring public interest, so please call 332-3435, or e-mail email@example.com with your contact information if you would be interested in joining a team.
2nd Annual "Warm Your Heart" Drop off Community Food Drive. Drop off donations at HCMH on Feb. 14th from 7:30 - 4:00. Click on the heart for more information.
All City Offices will be closed on Monday, Feb 17th in observance of President's Day. Monday's trash will be picked up on Tuesday along with the regular route.
Our Story Productions has included Humboldt in their latest episode! Click on the couch to find a link to the City's You Tube page to see it.
KHBT and the Humboldt & Dakota City Chamber are sponsoring a Spread the Love prize drawing. Click on the picture to the left to see the flyer and a list of where to register!
There are 2 Rec programs available for sign-up: 8 for 8 Bowling and Indoor Soccer. Click on the picture to the left to see the registration forms.
The swans need your help! They are in desperate need of a new nest before the egg-laying season begins. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Donations can be sent to City Hall with Swan Project in the memo.
Mid Iowa Regional Housing Authority (MIHRA) is accepting applications for rental assistance. Call 515-955-8344 for information or applications.
It may be cold and snowy now, but planting season will be here before you know it! If you are interested in a plot at the Community Gardens, call the Rec Department at 332-5447.
It's Budget season at the City! If you would like to give us your input, we would welcome a phone call, e-mail, letter, visit, or attendance at a council meeting.
2014 Humboldt Aquatic Center passes are now for sale at City Hall! The prices are the same as last year, and any Family Pass purchased before opening day gets a free 5 punch pass to use for friends and family!
Holiday garbage schedule for Christmas and New Year's: Garbage normally picked up on Wednesday will be picked up on Thursday along with the regular route for Thursday.
Thursday's (Thanksgiving Day) garbage will be picked up on Wednesday along with the regular Wednesday route. Have a great Thanksgiving!
Attention Small Businesses! The Iowa Insurance Division is offering a series of webinars about the Affordable Care Act. If you are interested, click on the picture to the left to see the details.
The Wildcat Athletic Booster Club is sponsoring a basketball tournament for 5th - 8th grade girls and boys. Click on the picture to see the entry form.
Newly constructed homes are available throughout the community in several price ranges. More information can be obtained by contacting City Hall at 515-332-3435.
Welcome to Teresa Burns as the new Humboldt/Dakota City Chamber Administrative Assistant! We are so excited to have her! You can stop in at City Hall to visit her between 9:00 & 1:00 Monday-Friday.
The entrance to the City Compost Pile has moved. Take 16th Ave. North to 22nd St North, then turn South for a 3/4 block, then turn West on the gravel drive to approach the pile. Click on the compost sign to the left to see a map.
There is a vacancy in the Street Department. If you are interested in applying for this position, please click on the picture to the left to be directed to the Employment Page.
In honor of those who have served our country, City offices will be closed on Veteran's Day. Any garbage scheduled to be picked up on Monday will be picked up on Tuesday along with Tuesday's regular route.
Congrats to Taft Elementary School on being recognized as one of the 286 best schools in the nation! Yet another reason Humboldt continues to grow year after year! Visit the Department of Education's website for more information.
Downtown Trick or Treat at the retailers on Sumner Ave will be from 3:30 - 5:00 pm. City Trick or Treating will be from 5:30 - 7:30, so have your candy bowl ready!
The intersection at 2nd Street South and 3rd Ave South will be closed for repairs Friday, Oct. 11.
Do you like it hot? The Chili Cook-off 2013 is during Downtown Sounds on October 3. We're looking for chili chefs to defeat defending champion Aaron Burnett! Click on the peppers to see more information.
Congratulations are in order to Bomgaars for building a new store in the Humboldt Business Park! We can't wait for 2014!
Click on the logo to see the newest City Newsletter. The next brush pickup is highlighted, as well as the Trick or Treat schedule. Check it out!
Humboldt is excited to welcome Precision Tank & Equipment to the community! It's another great example of how Humboldt continues to grow.
The Fort Dodge Airport would like some volunteers to take a survey to help determine what services will be available. If you are willing, please click on the picture to see the link for the short survey. Thanks for your help!
The Street Dept. will have a brush clean up on August 26th. Remember that all branches must be 7 ft or less in length, 6 in or less in diameter, on the curb away from any poles and out by 6:00 am on the 26th. One truckload per residence.
Registrations are up for the Youth Volleyball Clinic, Youth Flag Football, and Mini Milers XC Clinic. Go to the Parks & Rec Page under Departments to get yours!
The Sumner Ave Bridge will be closed from Thursday the 22nd at 8:30 am to Friday the 23rd at 5:00 pm for preliminary work leading up to the 2014 bridge replacement.
The Chamber is hosting The Billy-Bob 2013 2-Person Best Shot 8" Cup Tournament on August 16. Click on the picture to see the flyer and plan to "Get erDone!"
We are so excited to see Pasquale's open again! It's great to see their long-awaited comeback after the fire.
The Street Dept. will be trimming trees that will interfere with snow equipment during August and September. If you would prefer to trim your own trees, please do so by mid-August.
Congratulations to First State Bank! They are moving into their brand new building on Hwy 169 today!
UPDATE: The Humboldt Family Aquatic Center (HFAC) is closed today and tomorrow for cleaning and shock chlorination. This unscheduled maintenance is due to cryptosporidium cases believed to be linked to the HFAC. A fact sheet is attached that provides information on the germ. The pool will reopen on Monday and the staff requests that anyone that has the symptoms listed not visit the pool until they pass. Also, please thoroughly wash all swimwear and objects that have come in contact with the pool water. This germ is extremely hardy and can survive normal chlorine levels at the pool. Click on the picture to see the fact sheet.
There is a new housing development being planned on 7th Avenue South. Click on the picture to see the plans.
Humboldt would like to thank everyone that had a part in planning and executing the Sesquicentennial Celebration. You did a wonderful job, and it was a great success! Click the picture to see the full thank you.
Would you like to see the fireworks again? Click the picture to the left to see the video.
Check out the Calendar of Events on the bottom right hand side of the page to see everything that's going on this weekend. Click on the blue "View All" button at the bottom of the page to see more than 3 events.
Just a reminder that if your trash is usually picked up on Thursday, it will be picked up on Wednesday this week.
Humboldt's fireworks display will be the largest EVER this year! The parade route is also new and improved. Click on the picture to see the flyer and Sesquicentennial schedule.
Lace up your shoes and get ready to run! The Sesquicentennial Celebration will kick off with the 5K Fun Run Family Stroll on July 4th at 9 am. Click on the picture to see more details and the registration form.
Are you tough enough? There will be a Tug of War Competition on July 7th at the Fairgrounds. Get 3 friends together and win your bragging rights! Click on the picture to the left to see the information and registration form.
Looking for a job? Iowa Central Community College has an excellent website for job hunting. Click on the picture to the left to see the link.
Our Story Productions had a small feature on Humboldt in their latest episode. Click on the picture to see the link to Our Story's website to watch the video. There will be more to come!
If you have questions about cancellations for Rec programs (if cancelled before 5 pm), they will be posted on KHBT's website under the Features tab. Click on the picture to find a link.
Check out the Recreation Page under the Departments tab to see the rosters and schedules for Rec Baseball this summer!
Would you or your business like to have an entry in the 4th of July Parade this year? Click on the fireworks to the left to see the link to the entry form.
Great news! The first baby swan (cygnet) of 2013 was born yesterday. Keep an eye out for more babies soon!
Wanted: Girls between 16 & 21 to compete for the 2013 Fair Queen crown. Entries must be in by noon on July 10. Please contact Sanda Mennen at Bank Iowa (332-1451) or any member of the BPW for more information.
Beard Growing Contest for the Sesquicentennial! Throw your (or your guy's) razor away until July... Click the picture to see more information.
Parks to the Pool is rescheduled to this Saturday, June 1. Click the picture to see the registration form and kick off the summer right with a morning of fun and exercise!
The Aquatic Center schedule is now updated. Please visit the Aquatic Center Page under the Residents tab to check it out.
If you need sandbags, please stop by the Humboldt County Engineer's hoop building on Hwy 3 East. You will need to bring your own scoop and be able to fill your own bags.
The Aquatic Center summer schedule is starting to come together! Keep checking the Aquatic Center Page under the Visitor's tab for information.
The City of Humboldt would like wish the graduating class of 2013 best of luck in all their future endeavors!
Congratulations to Taft Elementary School! They were nominated by the Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School! Click on the ribbon to see more details about this honor. We are very proud of all the work our educators do and excited for their recognition.
Humboldt is happy to offer 2 new ways to view council meetings. They are now available on the website under the Residents tab, and on the city's YouTube channel.
The next Brush Pick Up will be Monday, May 13. All brush must be less than 7 feet long, 6 inches or less in diameter, and out on the curb away from poles by 6:00 am.
The Downtown Plaza is getting closer! The facade of the building was taken down today. Click on the picture to the left to see the video.
The Eagle Ridge Auction Sunday was a success with 7 of 13 lots sold at an average of $35,000.
Demolition has begun! Look for the new Downtown Plaza to be finished by the Sesquicentennial celebration.
Humboldt is having a big birthday! The party will be July 4-7. Click on the picture to see the schedule.
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