Since his start in radio news, Trent has won awards from the Nebraska Broadcasters Association, the Nebraska Associated Press, and the Iowa Broadcast News Association.
Rice also serves as the 2009-2010 President of the Iowa Broadcast News Association.
Rice is a native of Plattsmouth, Nebraska. He and his wife Solveig have been married since 2000. They live in Ames where he enjoys golf, reading, movies, music college football, and the heartbreak that comes from being a Minnesota Vikings fan. Trent and Solveig have twin daughters Annika and Kaija and a son, Erik, who shares the same birthday as his sisters, just five years later.
Good Tuesday evening, and welcome to Ames City Hall. Trent Rice with you this evening.
A pretty run-of-the-mill agenda this evening--the only items of note: the Council will consider a change order on the Ames Public Library's expansion and renovation project on the contract with it's construction advisor. Much of this has to do with action at the last meeting to keep and restore more than 50 "historic" windows in the building. The council will also consider the design of a bridge replacement on 6th St. over the railroad tracks.
7:26PM--The Council is discussing something on the agenda listed as "Rental housing pre-existing conditions." Interestingly, this is covered under Obamacare. OK...I may have totally made that up.
7:35PM--Council approves library change order. Interim director Lynne Carrey says the "windows issue" has little to do with construction advisor Brad Heemstra's additonal time spent on the project. She says some of it goes back to the start of the project when asbestos and lead abatement began.
7:45PM--Council discussing 6th St. bridge issue. A correction from my set up--this is the bridge over the Squaw Creek just east of Brookside Park, not the railroad tracks.
8:00PM--We are lost in the weeds on bridge design visual amenities. A reminder why you don't ask six people to help you pick out wallpaper or carpet when you're renovating your house.
8:05PM--The council voted on the bridge issue, approving its design. As for the aesthetic issues, I'm not sure what was passed and what wasn't. Will have to go back and watch the tape.