This Week in Humboldt...

DNR 2022 License

September 27, 2021

ATV's, Snowmobiles, ORV's & Off-Road Motorcycles may be renewed NOW for the DNR 2022 License Year at the Humboldt County Recorder's Office

City Administrator Search

September 08, 2021

Humboldt, Iowa

Humboldt, Iowa, population 4,792 is seeking a high-quality candidate with strong, energetic, and visionary leadership skills to serve as their next City Administrator.  Humboldt is a small and safe community located in north central Iowa, just about 20 minutes from Fort Dodge and Algona, Iowa or 115 miles northwest of Des Moines, Iowa or 163 miles southwest of Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The City Administrator has 7 direct reports.  There is a total of thirty (30) full-time employees.  The annual operating budget is approximately $11 Million.

Notice to Airport Consultants

August 24, 2021

The City of Humboldt (Sponsor) is hereby soliciting Statement of Qualifications from consultants for airfield development projects that are anticipated to occur within the next five Federal fiscal years 2022 to 2026 at the Humboldt Municipal Airport (0K7) located in Humboldt, Iowa.

Humboldt Municipal Airport DBE Program

June 24, 2021

The Humboldt Municipal Airport hereby announces its fiscal years 2022, 2023 and 2024 goal of 1.06% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) airport construction projects. The proposed goals and rationale is available for inspection between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at the City Administrator’s Office, 29 5th Street South, Humboldt, Iowa 50548 for 30 days from the date of this publication.

To View the DBE Program for the Humboldt Municipal Airport, please click here.

Important Information About Your Drinking Water

April 27, 2021

Humboldt Municipal Waterworks Failed to Report a Required Notification

Our water system, Humboldt Municipal Waterworks, recently failed to comply with a reporting requirement. Even though this was not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we did to correct the situation.
"We are required to report to the DNR when turbidity monitoring equipment is taken out of and returned to service within 24-hours. We are also required to return the equipment to service within 14 days. During the months of April and May 2020, we did not report the equipment being taken out or returned to service, nor did we return the equipment to service within 14 days."
What should I do?
There is nothing you need to do at this time. You may continue to drink the water. If a situation arises where the water is no longer safe to drink, you will be notified within 24 hours. 
What is being done?
We will report, within 24-hours, when a turbidity monitoring equipment is taken off line and returned to service. We will also ensure that the equipment is returned to service within 14 days. When equipment is taken offline grab samples are gathered every 4 hours, in accordance with Iowa DNR requirements. 

For more information, please contact City Hall at 515-332-3435 or mailing address 29 5th Street South, Humboldt, IA 50548

This Notice is being sent to you by Humboldt Municipal Waterworks.
State water System ID # 4641064
Date Distributed: 04-23-2021
Humboldt CCR Report 2020

People Service - Flushing Hydrants

April 26, 2021

People Services will be flushing hydrants around town on Tuesday April 27 & Wednesday April 28th.

Spring Clean-Up Notice

April 12, 2021

Spring Clean-Up for City of Humboldt Residents: Monday April 19,2021
Items should be placed at curbside by 6:00a.m.
Again this year: Stickers are available at City Hall for the pick up of appliances, TVs and other electronic equipment at a cost of $10.00 each.
Collection Schedule:  Items to be collected should be placed by the curb no later than 6:00a.m. Monday April 19,  2021 even if your normal collection day is other than Monday. 
Preparation of items for collection: A one truckload limit per residence will be observed. Any items left after the date must be removed by the property owner to avoid a municipal citation.    
Any item or items that can be placed in a blue or yellow garbage bag will be left at the curb. Items not to be collected: waste oil, wire, tires, batteries, items that contain Freon, paint, shingles, construction & demolition materials and hazardous waste. These items will be left at the curb to be disposed of properly. Sanitation bags will be collected as usual. 

No commercial collection is provided. This is for City of Humboldt residents only. The City shall not be responsible for the collection of items left by the curb, which are not intended for collection. Your cooperation is necessary to ensure that this remains a cost effective and available service in the future. People are encouraged to ask property owners' permission prior to removing items intended for collection.


Maximum Levy Notice

February 03, 2021

Res 2021-09 Max Levy Notice FY 2022 (002)

Harry Reasoner Dam Project

January 18, 2021

Find out more about the County's work on the Harry Reasoner Dam and the West Branch of the Des Moines River on its story board!


November 04, 2020


Job Opening: Police Chief

October 23, 2020



The City of Humboldt, Iowa (4,690) is seeking applicants for the position of Police Chief.  The City of Humboldt has been regionally known, and ranked near the top in Iowa as one of the safest communities.  The police chief will be part of a veteran leadership team and report to the city administrator to implement goals and priorities established by the city council.  Candidates must have a minimum associates degree in Law Enforcement or related college degree and five years increasingly responsible managerial experience in municipal law enforcement work.  An equivalent combination of experience may be substituted for education.  Position is full-time with excellent benefits.  Application and job description can be obtained at or at the City Clerk’s Office, 29 5th Street South.  Send completed city application, cover letter, and resume to City Administrator, 29 5th Street South, Humboldt, Iowa 50548; or by email to  First review of applicants will be Friday, November 20, 2020.  The City of Humboldt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Trick or Treat Night

October 23, 2020

Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM has been set as Trick-or-Treat night in the City of Humboldt.

Fall Clean Up

September 21, 2020

Fall Clean Up

Brush Pickup has been scheduled for Monday October 12th.
Brush must be placed on the curb by 6 am. Brush pickup is limited to branches up to 7 feet in length and 6 inches in diameter. They must be placed close to the curb and away from sign posts and other things that might hinder the pick up. Limited to one truck load per residence.

Yard Waste Burn Days have been set for Saturday October 17th, November 7th and November 21st.
Burning is allowed between 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. All fires must be constantly attended with a hose nearby. Burning is not allowed on City property including street right of ways.

Renewal for Off Road Vehicles now open at Recorder's Office

September 02, 2020

ATVs, Snowmobiles, ORVs & Off-Road Motorcycles may

be renewed NOW for the DNR 2021 License Year

at the Humboldt County Recorder’s Office

Volleyball Clinic and Tournament Team registration now available

August 11, 2020

Find the registration info and sign up link under the Parks & Recreation page!

2020 Roadway System Maintenance Project Newsletter now available

August 05, 2020

Click Here to read the 2020 Roadway System Maintenance Project Newsletter.

All City offices closed Friday July 3, 2020

July 02, 2020

All City Departments will be closed on Friday July 3rd, in observance of Independence Day. All garbage routes will be on a normal pickup route. Yard waste bags will be picked up on Thursday July 2nd instead of Friday.

City Hall Open

June 02, 2020

City Hall is now open to the public. Read the notice with more information regarding our opening and procedures.


June 02, 2020

The HFAC will be opening for swimming lessons and lap swimming June 8th!

Swim Lessons will be offered for 2 Sessions the week of June 8th and the week of June 15th. For each session there will be 3 time slots per level. Levels 4-6 will run at 8:15am, 9am, & 9:45am. Levels 1-3 will run at 2pm, 2:45pm, & 3:30pm.

Swimming lesson sign-up will be WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3RD FROM 3PM TO 8PM & THURSDAY, JUNE 4TH FROM 3PM TO 8PM AT THE AQUATIC CENTER. Each time slot and sessions will have a certain capacity and when it is filled it is filled no exceptions. You can not sign up before these times, but if you miss these days you can sign up at the Rec Center. The cost is $25 per child and only available for Humboldt County Residents.

Lap Swim & Aquacise Schedule:
Monday - Friday: 7a-8a, 12p-2p, & 4:30p-6p
Saturday: 7a-9a
Sunday: 12p-2p
Lap swimming will be available by reservation only and for 30 minute time slots. At this time lap swimming will be free for Humboldt County Reisdents only.

Closed for Memorial Day

May 21, 2020

All City offices will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day. Monday's garbage will be picked up on Tuesday along with Tuesday's normal route. All other garbage pick ups will be on their normal schedule.

Closed for Memorial Day

Spring Clean Up Days

April 09, 2020

Spring Clean Up Days have been set as follows:
Junk Days: April 20th
Yard Waste Burn Day : April 25
Brush Pick Up: May 4

Animal Control Services RFP

April 09, 2020

Monday night the council issued the following Request for Propsals for Animal Control services. All bids must be turned in by April 29, 2020 at 4:00 PM.

Click Here for more info.

Nuisance Mowing RFP

April 09, 2020

Click Here to see more information about the Request for Proposals for Nuisance Mowing. 

Now Hiring Seasonal Parks Help

March 19, 2020

See Job Openings for job description and application. Deadline is April 3 ,2020.


March 18, 2020


Yard Waste Burn Day Set

March 06, 2020

Yard Waste Burn Day will be Saturday April 25.  Burning is allowed between 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. All fires must be constantly attended with a hose nearby. Burning is not allowed on City property including street right of ways.

Brush Pickup Set

March 06, 2020

Brush pick up day is set for Monday May 4. Brush pickup is limited to branches up to 7 feet in length and 6 inches in diameter. They must be placed close to the curb and away from sign posts and other things that might hinder the pick up, and is limited to one truck load per residence.

Junk Pick Up Set

February 26, 2020

Junk pick up will be Monday April 20, 2020. Everything must be out by 6:00 am that day to be eligible for pickup.
Only one load per household.
Please no liquids, tires, batteries, wire, hazardous materials or construction/demolition materials (i.e. drywall, insulation, etc).
All appliances require a special sticker (Can be purchased at City Hall for $10) and will be picked up separately from the other items.
It is the responsibility of the property owner to dispose of anything that is left after clean up is complete.

Max Levy Notice

February 04, 2020

Due to current legislation, we are required to post this notice. This is not reflective of the actual budget to be approved by City Council on March 16, 2020.  To view the actual notice, please click on "Archives".

FY 2021 Max Levy Notice

Community Calendar Form now available!

December 27, 2019

Have an event that you want to put on the community calendar but you are not sure who to send the info to? Submit the Community Calendar Event Form now! Click Here to get to the form!


December 01, 2019

No person shall park any vehicle on any street between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. of any day during the months of December, January, February, and March.

Christmasland Hours!

November 25, 2019

Christmasland will be open as follows for the 2019 season:
Nov 29 - 6:30-8:30pm
Nov 30 & Dec 1 - 2:30-4:30 & 6:30-8:30pm
Dec 5 - 6 - 6:30-8:30pm
Dec 7-8, 14-15 & 21-22 - 2:30-4:30 & 6:30-8:30pm
Weeknights Dec 10-Dec 20 - 6:30-8:30
Dec 23 - 2:30-4:30 & 6:30-8:30
Dec 24 - 2:30-4:30pm

All City Offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

November 22, 2019

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, all city offices will be closed Thursday Nov 28th and Friday Nov 29. Trash for both days will be picked up on Wednesday the 27th, along with Wednesday's route.  The rest of the week is on regular schedule.

City Offices closed for Veterans Day

November 08, 2019

All City offices will be closed Monday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day. Monday's garbage pickup will be done on Tuesday with Tuesday's normal route. All other garbage will be on normal schedule.


November 07, 2019

Now hiring for a Pool Manager. Go to HOW DO I? -> JOB OPENINGS for more information 

2nd Burn Date

October 31, 2019

2nd burn date of the fall will be Sat Nov 2nd. Please see pop up for more information. 


October 30, 2019

Beggar's night in Humboldt will be Thursday October 31st from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


October 09, 2019


September 24, 2019


Compost now available!

September 20, 2019

Compost now available for anyone who would like it. Pick up at the compost pile.

Fall Brush Pick Up/Burn Dates Set!

September 11, 2019

See our community calendar for the dates!

Discover the Humboldt Area now available!

July 19, 2019

Click here to see the new Discover the Humboldt Area!


May 30, 2019

All City offices will be closed in honor of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27th.  If your regular trash day is Monday, your trash will be picked up on Tuesday.  The rest of the week is on normal schedule.

May 24, 2019

Brush Pickup is on Monday, May 6.  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.

May 03, 2019

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.

April 26, 2019

Weather permitting PeopleService will be flushing hydrants next week (April 22-April 26)..  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.

April 22, 2019


April 19, 2019

The winter parking restrictions are done for the season!  Happy Spring!

April 01, 2019


March 13, 2019

Spring Clean-Up Days have been set!  Landscape waste Burn Day is April 27.  Junk Pickup is April 29 (Appliance stickers are $10).  And Brush Pickup is May 6.

March 12, 2019

Pet Registration! Please renew your registration for your cats and dogs by April 1st by filling out the form below and dropping it off with us!

March 12, 2019


February 15, 2019


February 14, 2019

NOW HIRING LIFEGUARDS! Go to the Job Openings section to get more info.

January 18, 2019

Indoor Soccer registration for grades (1st-6th) has started! For more information click on the Parks and Recreation "Departments" tab at the top of this page and then follow the link to their registration site.

January 17, 2019

Boat owners, current registrations Expire on April 30, 2019 Renew now @ Recorder's Office.

January 16, 2019

Don't forget that Winter Parking ordinances are in effect until 3/31, and that sidewalks must be cleared of snow in 12 hours for commercial properties and 24 hours for residential.

December 14, 2018

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.

December 04, 2018

HOLIDAY TRASH PICK UP: Tuesday's (Christmas Day & New Years Day) trash will be picked up on Wednesday (Dec 26th &  Jan 2nd), along with Wednesday's regular route.  The rest of the week is on the usual schedule. 

December 04, 2018

2017 Humboldt Water Quality Report

June 29, 2018

2018 Airport DBE Public Notice and Policy Statement

June 06, 2018

City Hall will be closed November 10th to observe Veterans Day. Garbage pickup for Monday will be moved to Tuesday.

October 25, 2017

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.

October 18, 2017

Golfcart, ATV, and ORV registration is now open at city hall. Please bring insurance and DNR registration.

October 17, 2017

Humboldt Help Out is now LIVE!

August 14, 2017

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!)

May 16, 2017

If you are interested in working for AmericInn at the new hotel coming to Humboldt please apply by clicking on the link below

May 10, 2017

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!

April 21, 2017

Now Hiring Deputy City Clerk!

March 14, 2017

5th and 6th Grade Indoor Soccer is Canceled for tonight! As of right now, 1st and 2nd grade is still on for tomorrow morning.

February 24, 2017

An Alpha Gym time reservation calendar has been added in our "Calendar of Events" section.

January 26, 2017

Now Accepting Applications for Lifeguards!

January 18, 2017

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.

January 16, 2017

The City is hiring for a new Recreation Director.

December 14, 2016

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.

November 25, 2016

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.

October 24, 2016

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.

October 21, 2016

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.

October 10, 2016

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!

September 07, 2016

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.

September 05, 2016

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.

August 30, 2016

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.

August 25, 2016

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.

August 19, 2016

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.

August 19, 2016

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.

August 18, 2016

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!

August 10, 2016

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.

July 29, 2016

All sessions of swimming lessons are cancelled due to the weather today. The last day is still Thursday.

July 19, 2016

Registration is open for Youth Volleyball and Flag Football!  Click on the picture to be directed to the Parks & Rec Page for signup!

July 19, 2016

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.

July 04, 2016

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.

July 02, 2016

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.

June 14, 2016

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!

May 22, 2016

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!

May 12, 2016

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!

May 10, 2016

All Humboldt Rec Department Soccer Games are Cancelled for today.

April 30, 2016

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.

April 22, 2016

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.

April 19, 2016

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.

April 08, 2016

Congratulations to Humboldt County Public Health staff, on celebrating Public Health Week this week!  Thanks for all you do!

April 04, 2016

The 2015 Water Quality Report has been published.  Click on the note to see the link to the report.

March 25, 2016

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.

March 11, 2016

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.

March 09, 2016

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.

March 08, 2016

It's pothole season.  If you would like to report a pothole, please use the "Contact Humboldt" button to send us an e-mail.

March 08, 2016

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.

March 05, 2016

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!

March 02, 2016

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.

February 15, 2016

The Humboldt Public Library will be closed today due to weather.

February 08, 2016

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!

February 08, 2016

Rec basketball is cancelled tonight due to weather.

February 08, 2016

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.

February 04, 2016

Due to the weather, the Humboldt Public Library is closed today.

February 02, 2016

Due to the weather, all Rec games are cancelled tonight.  Parents, watch your e-mail for re-scheduled times.

January 25, 2016

Looking forward to summer?  Don't forget to renew your boat registration by April 30th to avoid the penalties!

January 22, 2016

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.

January 15, 2016

It's almost time for Rec Youth Indoor Soccer!  Click on the soccer ball to get your registration form or sign up online.

January 14, 2016

Humboldt County Public Health is taking free blood pressures for the month of January.  Call 332-2492 to get your appointment.

January 06, 2016

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.

December 29, 2015

Welcome to Silk Purse Originails!  Located at 331 Sumner Ave, there will be a ribbon cutting at 4:00 on Friday, December 18.

December 18, 2015

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.

December 09, 2015

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. 

December 02, 2015

All City offices will be closed November 26 & 27 for Thanksgiving.  Trash pickup will be on Wednesday the 25th for both of those days.

November 26, 2015

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.

November 21, 2015

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.

November 09, 2015

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.

November 03, 2015

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.

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.

October 26, 2015

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!

October 24, 2015

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.

October 20, 2015

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.

October 14, 2015

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.

October 08, 2015

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.

October 01, 2015

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.

September 26, 2015

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!

September 16, 2015

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.

September 09, 2015

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!

September 09, 2015

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.

September 01, 2015

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.

August 28, 2015

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.

August 02, 2015

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.

July 21, 2015

Swimming Lessons are cancelled today.  They are re-scheduled to next Monday.

July 06, 2015

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.

July 04, 2015

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!

July 04, 2015

All City offices will be closed in honor of Independence Day on Friday, July 3.  Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

July 03, 2015

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.

June 27, 2015

Exciting news!  There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the new Sumner Bridge on Friday, June 26th at 8:30 am. 

June 26, 2015

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.

June 25, 2015

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.

June 24, 2015

Congratulations to the citizens of Humboldt!  We recycled over 10,000 pounds of electronic equipment during spring clean up.  Thanks to everyone that participated!

June 19, 2015

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.

June 18, 2015

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.

June 05, 2015

Head on over to Sheldon Park for the Humboldt Hyzer Disc Golf Tournament on Saturday!  Click on the picture for details.

May 30, 2015

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.

May 25, 2015

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.

May 23, 2015

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!

May 08, 2015

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.

May 08, 2015

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.

April 28, 2015

Save the Date!  The Humboldt/Dakota City Chamber will have their annual appreciation on May 30th at the Fairgrounds.  Keep watching for more details!

April 23, 2015

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!

April 18, 2015

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.

April 09, 2015

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.

April 06, 2015

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.

April 06, 2015

The City's local cable channel is back up and running!  Thanks for your patience as we set up the new system.

March 28, 2015

The Chamber's big Golden Egg was found yesterday.  There are still two small eggs out there to look for!

March 27, 2015

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!

March 17, 2015

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.

March 17, 2015

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.

March 16, 2015

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.

March 14, 2015

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.

March 03, 2015

Bump, Set, Spike!  Get your Co-Ed Volleyball team together and register by March 10th!  Click on the volleyball for details.

March 02, 2015

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.

February 27, 2015

The Humboldt Public Library will be closing at 1:30 this afternoon due to the weather.

February 25, 2015

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. 

February 19, 2015

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.

February 19, 2015

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.

February 16, 2015

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

February 02, 2015

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.

January 22, 2015

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.

January 21, 2015

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.

January 15, 2015

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.

January 05, 2015

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.

December 29, 2014

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!

December 22, 2014

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.

December 18, 2014

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!

December 18, 2014

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!

December 17, 2014

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.

December 12, 2014

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!

December 02, 2014

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.

December 01, 2014

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.

November 27, 2014

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!

November 19, 2014

2014 Burn Dates are October 18, November 1, and November 15.  Remember that only yard waste is to be burned.

November 15, 2014

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!

November 12, 2014

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.

November 11, 2014

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.

October 27, 2014

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.

October 26, 2014

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.

October 17, 2014

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.

October 11, 2014

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.

October 09, 2014

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!

September 17, 2014

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.

September 14, 2014

The Model A Club is hosting a car show in the Hy-Vee parking lot on Saturday, September 13 from 10:00-2:00.

September 13, 2014

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!

August 29, 2014

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.

August 27, 2014

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.

August 27, 2014

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!

August 25, 2014

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.

August 25, 2014

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!

August 21, 2014

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!

August 13, 2014

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.

August 10, 2014

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 to get signed up to play or to sponsor a hole in the tournament.

August 08, 2014

That Dam Skunk Run is happening again on August 2!  Click on the skunk to see the brochure.

July 21, 2014

Humboldt County Fair Queen Competition

July 19, 2014

The Humboldt County Fair is opening July 22.  Check the Calendar of Events to see the schedule.

July 09, 2014

City Hall Offices will be closed in honor of Independence Day.  Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

July 04, 2014

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.

June 30, 2014

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!

June 09, 2014

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!

June 07, 2014

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.

June 07, 2014

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.

June 06, 2014

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.

May 26, 2014

Sumner Bridge is falling down!  Click on the bridge to the left to see a video of the demolition from yesterday.

May 02, 2014

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.

May 01, 2014

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.

April 30, 2014

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.

April 25, 2014

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!

April 24, 2014

Sumner Bridge should be closing for good today.  Be safe while detouring!

April 24, 2014

The summer reading programs at the Humboldt Public Library are open for registration on May 1st.  Call 332-1925 for more information.

April 23, 2014

The most recent water quality report is now available for review.  Click on the water tower to the left to see the report.

April 17, 2014

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.

April 17, 2014

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.

April 11, 2014

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!

April 10, 2014

Congrats to Permanent Collection, the Men's Basketball League champs for 2014!  Click on the basketball to see their picture.

March 24, 2014

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!

March 18, 2014

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!

March 17, 2014

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.

March 17, 2014

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.

March 13, 2014

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!

March 12, 2014

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.

March 09, 2014

Would you be interested in a women's basketball league?  We're exploring public interest, so please call 332-3435, or e-mail with your contact information if you would be interested in joining a team.

February 24, 2014

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.

February 14, 2014

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.

February 14, 2014

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.

February 04, 2014

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!

January 27, 2014

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.

January 24, 2014

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.

January 13, 2014

Mid Iowa Regional Housing Authority (MIHRA) is accepting applications for rental assistance.  Call 515-955-8344 for information or applications.

January 09, 2014

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.

January 06, 2014

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.

December 30, 2013

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!

December 06, 2013

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.

December 02, 2013

Thursday's (Thanksgiving Day) garbage will be picked up on Wednesday along with the regular Wednesday route. Have a great Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2013

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.

November 25, 2013

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.

November 20, 2013

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.

November 20, 2013

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.

November 19, 2013

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.

November 12, 2013

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.

November 12, 2013

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.

November 11, 2013

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.

November 01, 2013

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!

October 31, 2013

The intersection at 2nd Street South and 3rd Ave South will be closed for repairs Friday, Oct. 11.

October 11, 2013

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.

September 30, 2013

Congratulations are in order to Bomgaars for building a new store in the Humboldt Business Park!  We can't wait for 2014!

September 20, 2013

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!

September 17, 2013

Humboldt is excited to welcome Precision Tank & Equipment to the community!  It's another great example of how Humboldt continues to grow.

September 16, 2013

The Sumner Ave Bridge will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.

September 12, 2013

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!

August 27, 2013

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.

August 26, 2013

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!

August 23, 2013

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.

August 22, 2013

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!"

August 08, 2013

We are so excited to see Pasquale's open again!  It's great to see their long-awaited comeback after the fire.

August 01, 2013

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.

August 01, 2013

Congratulations to First State Bank!  They are moving into their brand new building on Hwy 169 today!

July 29, 2013

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.

July 27, 2013

There is a new housing development being planned on 7th Avenue South.  Click on the picture to see the plans.

July 19, 2013

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.

July 09, 2013

Would you like to see the fireworks again?  Click the picture to the left to see the video.

July 08, 2013

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.

July 05, 2013

Just a reminder that if your trash is usually picked up on Thursday, it will be picked up on Wednesday this week.

July 01, 2013

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.

June 28, 2013

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.

June 25, 2013

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.

June 22, 2013

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.

June 21, 2013

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!

June 19, 2013

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.

June 12, 2013

Check out the Recreation Page under the Departments tab to see the rosters and schedules for Rec Baseball this summer!

June 05, 2013

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.

June 05, 2013

Great news!  The first baby swan (cygnet) of 2013 was born yesterday.  Keep an eye out for more babies soon!

June 05, 2013

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.

June 04, 2013

Beard Growing Contest for the Sesquicentennial!  Throw your (or your guy's) razor away until July...  Click the picture to see more information.

June 02, 2013

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!

June 01, 2013

The Aquatic Center schedule is now updated.  Please visit the Aquatic Center Page under the Residents tab to check it out.

May 31, 2013

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.

May 30, 2013

Girls' Rec Soccer is cancelled tonight due to muddy conditions of the field.

May 22, 2013

The Aquatic Center summer schedule is starting to come together!  Keep checking the Aquatic Center Page under the Visitor's tab for information.

May 21, 2013

The City of Humboldt would like wish the graduating class of 2013 best of luck in all their future endeavors!

May 21, 2013

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.

May 20, 2013

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.

May 15, 2013

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.

May 13, 2013

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.

May 08, 2013

Rec Soccer has been cancelled due to the snow.

May 04, 2013

The Eagle Ridge Auction Sunday was a success with 7 of 13 lots sold at an average of $35,000.

May 01, 2013

Demolition has begun!  Look for the new Downtown Plaza to be finished by the Sesquicentennial celebration.

May 01, 2013

Humboldt is having a big birthday!  The party will be July 4-7. Click on the picture to see the schedule.

April 29, 2013

Youth Outdoor Soccer will start at the Old Football Field.

April 27, 2013

Calling all shutter bugs! If you have any good local pictures you'd like to have considered for use on the website, please e-mail them to:

April 12, 2013

The baby trumpeter swan was relocated to the wild by the DNR today.

April 02, 2013

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People Services will be flushing hydrants around town on Tuesday April 27th & Wednesday April 28th.

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A Message From Our Mayor...

Welcome to Humboldt, Iowa - We're happy you've made it! Come and Explore our website and our town.

Humboldt is a small community at its best!

The City of Humboldt is a great place to live! It is a clean, safe town with wide streets, a dozen parks, three walking trails, and many other amenities for citizens to enjoy. Due to its progressive, pro-development attitude, the city is still growing after 150 years. According to the Census, Humboldt has grown by more than 5% over the last 10 years. Humboldt provides exceptional opportunities for families and businesses alike. With a dozen major employers right in town, residents have a diverse set of employment options in the community. Additionally, the Humboldt Community School District is first class and continues to be a strong pull for new families to the area.

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