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  • Broadleaf Spraying in the Parks Ends in November

    Parks and Recreation Maintenance staff will be spraying for broadleaf weeds in turf areas in the parks. The process will be completed in early November, weather dependent.

    10/20/2017 4:30 PM

  • Ames Parks Being Prepared for Winter Weather

    As the temperatures drop, Ames park facilities must be winterized to withstand harsh weather conditions during the next few months. Parks and Recreation staff will begin on Monday, October 23, by shutting off water to drinking fountains and public restrooms throughout the park system.

    10/20/2017 3:00 PM

  • Fire Chief Bayouth to Participate in National Responder Forum

    Ames Fire Chief Shawn Bayouth has been nominated by the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) to attend the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Responder Forum.

    10/17/2017 12:00 PM

  • SunSmart Ames: Solar Project Power Packs Available through Oct. 31!

    Ames Electric Services customers interested in getting involved in SunSmart Ames, a community solar project, are asked to return “Intent to Purchase” forms or fill out information on the City’s website to ensure the project moves forward by Tuesday, Oct. 31.

    10/09/2017 5:00 PM

  • Ames Electric Services Requests Feedback Regarding Electric Car Charging Stations

    Ames Electric Services is seeking feedback from Ames residents and visitors regarding the future installation of electric charging stations capable of recharging electric vehicles.

    10/09/2017 4:00 PM

  • West Lincoln Way Widening and Franklin Avenue Signal Improvement Project Enter Phase Four

    Phase four of the West Lincoln Way/Franklin Avenue Intersection Improvements project will begin on Monday, Oct. 2. The City of Ames has contracted with Con-Struct Inc., of Ames, to add an additional lane on Lincoln Way in conjunction with intersection improvements at Franklin Avenue.

    09/29/2017 11:30 AM

  • Clark Avenue Features New Bike Facilities

    Clark Avenue, from Main Street to Lincoln Way, has reopened to traffic. The street reconstruction includes on-street bike facilities such as bike boxes and designated bike lanes. These may be unfamiliar to many motorists.

    09/29/2017 10:30 AM

  • Fall Yard Waste Free Days Set

    Yard Waste Free Days will be held on four Saturdays this fall that avoid home Iowa State University football games. The scheduled Saturdays to dispose of leaves free of charge are Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Nov. 18 (includes brush), and Dec. 2, at Chamness Technology, 400 Freel Drive. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    09/18/2017 10:13 AM

  • West Lincoln Way Widening and Franklin Avenue Signal Project Begins

    Street construction on the West Lincoln Way widening and Franklin Avenue signal project will begin Thursday. The City of Ames has contracted with Con-Struct, Inc., of Ames to widen West Lincoln Way from four lanes to five lanes from South Wilmoth to Marshall Avenues. The project also includes intersection improvements on Franklin Avenue and a new traffic signal.

    07/27/2017 9:22 AM