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  • City of Ames Schedule for Holidays

    Ames City Hall, 515 Clark Ave., and most City of Ames offices will be closed for the Christmas holiday on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 26 and 27. Most City of Ames offices will also be closed Monday, Jan. 2, 2016, in observance of New Year’s Day.

    12/09/2016 9:00 AM

  • Ames Fire Department Provides Fire Safety Tips with Live Christmas Trees

    In an effort to alert residents to fire safety information, the Ames Fire Department has partnered with local vendors selling live Christmas trees to include a list of holiday safety tips with each purchase. Small white cards, produced in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA), will be attached to trees and include Christmas tree safety information on one side and smoke detector tips on the other.

    11/28/2016 2:00 PM

  • Nominations Accepted for Humanitarian Award

    The Ames Human Relations Commission is seeking nominations for its annual Humanitarian Award. The award recognizes and honors a worthy individual, whose contributions to our community demonstrate extraordinary quality, including efforts to promote diversity, fairness, and equality.

    11/23/2016 2:00 PM

  • Ames City Auditorium Hosts ‘Nada Silent Night’

    The Ames City Auditorium has partnered with local alt-rock-country band The Nadas to present “Nada Silent Night,” a concert that promotes the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots campaign. The concert is scheduled for Saturday, Dec 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ames City Auditorium, 520 Sixth St.

    11/18/2016 4:43 PM

  • Best in Show Announced for Sculpture Exhibit

    Through the 2016-2017 season, six sculptures have been on exhibition in downtown Ames. These sculptures will remain on display through May of 2017: • Day Blind Stars, by Kristin Garnant from Camanche, Iowa. • Wide Open Mind, by Kimber Fiebiger from Minneapolis, Minnesota. • The Other Extreme, by Tim Adams from Webster City, Iowa. • A Peculiar Family, by Steve Reddell from Peculiar, Missouri. • Meditation by Steven Olszewski from Pinckney, Michigan. • Timeswept by Tim Jorgensen from Cedar Falls, Iowa.

    11/04/2016 11:30 AM

  • Flooding Expected in Low-Lying Areas

    09/23/2016 2:26 AM