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  • Street Paving Scheduled for Ashmore Drive

    Ashmore Drive, from Beach Avenue to just east of Ashmore Circle, will close for street improvements beginning on Tuesday, May 31. The work is anticipated to take five to seven days depending on weather.

    05/27/2016 4:00 PM

  • Street Improvements Planned for Coy Street

    Curb and gutter repair will begin Tuesday, May 31, on the north side of Coy Street from South Franklin Avenue west to the dead-end. This work is anticipated to last five to seven days depending on weather.

    05/27/2016 2:30 PM

  • Street Improvements Planned for Douglas Avenue

    Douglas Avenue, from 17th Street to O’Neil Drive, will close on Tuesday, May 31, for street improvements. The closure is anticipated to last five to seven days depending on weather.

    05/27/2016 2:16 PM

  • CyRide Driver Places at Bus Driving Competition

    A CyRide bus driver reached one of the top positions in an international bus driving competition by beating out 32 other competitors to win 6th place honors. Kevin Gries, a 10-year CyRide employee, competed in the American Public Transit Association’s (APTA) 41st Annual International Bus Roadeo in the 40-foot bus division. The event was held recently in Charlotte, NC.

    05/25/2016 10:45 AM

  • Extended: Public Art Commissioners Sought

    Due to the number of vacancies, Ames Mayor Ann Campbell has extended the deadline for volunteers to apply to fill four open positions on the Public Art Commission. Volunteers would fill the remainder of unexpired terms, and the positions would be eligible for reappointment to another three-year term.

    05/24/2016 11:00 AM

  • City Offices Closed for Memorial Day on May 30

    City Hall, most City departments and divisions, and the Ames Public Library will be closed Monday, May 30, in recognition of Memorial Day. Normal operating hours will resume Tuesday, May 31.

    05/23/2016 3:00 PM

  • Ames Achieves Bronze in Bicycle Recognition

    On Wednesday, Ames was named a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFCSM) by the League of American Bicyclists, joining 372 visionary communities from across the country.

    05/19/2016 3:00 PM

  • City Addresses Water Safety at Press Conference

    The City of Ames held a press conference at 10 a.m. today regarding the history of testing Ames municipal drinking water for lead and copper, the role of the water customer in ensuring safe water, the water distribution system, and the commitment to safe water at the new water plant site. The conference began with an opening statement from Mayor Ann Campbell highlighting the need for trust and transparency in government.

    05/18/2016 11:00 AM

  • Lincoln Way Corridor Focus Areas Visioning Workshop Set For June 6

    A “Focus Areas Visioning Workshop” on the Lincoln Way Corridor Plan will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 6, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 2210 Lincoln Way. Parking is available on the upper level of the parking garage, which can be accessed from Ash Avenue.

    05/17/2016 11:45 AM

  • Street Painting to Begin Monday, May 9

    To counter the wear and tear of winter, City of Ames traffic crews will begin re-striping streets; painting curbs, crosswalks, stop bars, and symbols; and refreshing parking lot lines on Monday, May 9.

    05/05/2016 9:30 AM