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  • Airport Road Lanes Closed for Water Main Repair

    A section of the southern lanes (eastbound) of Airport Road will be closed to traffic beginning today (Monday, Feb. 8). Through-traffic will be maintained along Airport Road by routing eastbound and westbound traffic head-to-head in the north lanes.

    02/08/2016 12:15 PM

  • City of Ames Offices Closed Monday, Feb. 15 for Presidents Day

    Most City of Ames departments and divisions will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15, in recognition of Presidents Day. Additionally, the City Assessor’s Office and Ames Public Library will be closed.

    02/05/2016 4:15 PM

  • Grants Available to Improve Building Facades in Campustown Area

    Commercial property or business owners interested in enhancing the appearance of street-facing sides of commercial buildings located south and west of Iowa State University campus can apply for grants through the Campustown Façade Grant Program. The program provides incentives for projects to be completed in 2016.

    02/05/2016 3:00 PM

  • Phillips Named New Assistant City Manager

    Brian Phillips has accepted the position of Assistant City Manager for the City of Ames and will begin his duties on Monday, Feb. 1

    01/28/2016 4:00 PM

  • Volunteers Sought for City Boards and Commissions

    Mayor Ann Campbell is looking for Ames residents interested in volunteering their time to serve on a City board or commission.

    01/27/2016 10:00 AM

  • Nominations Sought for Historic Preservation Awards

    The Ames Historic Preservation Commission is seeking nominations for the 2016 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.

    01/22/2016 4:00 PM

  • Police Arrest Driver in Pedestrian Fatality

    The Ames Police Department is investigating a hit and run accident resulting in the death of a pedestrian at Lincoln Way and Ash Avenue.

    01/20/2016 10:20 AM

  • Detour Planned for Trail through Brookside Park

    Pedestrians and cyclists using the shared-use path from 13th Street south through Brookside Park to Sixth Street will be required to detour while work is performed on the Orchard Drive lift station. Work is expected to begin before Monday, Jan. 11, and will end middle to late February, depending on weather conditions.

    01/08/2016 1:57 PM

  • Structure Fire at State Gym

    The fire was located in a sauna, and grew large enough to fill most of the very large building with smoke. Units had to search on their hands and knees in zero visibility to locate the source of the fire. Fortunately the buildings sprinkler system held the fire in check until the AFD was able to locate and completely extinguish it.

    12/07/2015 8:57 AM

  • STP and TAP Applications Available

    Applications for Surface Transportation Program and Transportation Alternatives Program are now available.