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  • Storm Water Erosion Control Project Begins along South Skunk River

    A project to stabilize the banks of South Skunk River from Carr Park to Homewood Golf Course began recently. Additional project improvements include reconstruction of parts of the South Skunk River shared use path, some tree removal, improved drainage, and slope stabilization.

  • Shawn_Bayouth2 Fire Chief Bayouth Appointed Emergency Management Professor at Arkansas State

    After 29 years in firefighting, Ames Fire Chief Shawn Bayouth will leave the Ames Fire Department on April 2 to join the faculty of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Ark. Bayouth has been named Assistant Professor of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management.

  • Nominations Sought for Historic Preservation Awards

    The Ames Historic Preservation Commission is seeking nominations for the 2018 Preservation Awards Program. This program recognizes a variety of historic preservation activities, including work on building exteriors, site work, and other notable contributions to preservation in Ames.