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  • Historic Preservation Awards Announced

    The Ames Historic Preservation Commission recently announced the recipients of 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.

    05/04/2016 5:00 PM

  • Bike to Work Week Starts May 16 at City Hall

    The Ames Mayor and City Council will kick off National Bike to Work Week by hosting a free Bike Commuter Continental Breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. on Monday, May 16, in front of City Hall, 515 Clark Ave. The event is planned for outside, but will move to the City Hall foyer if weather is a concern.

    05/03/2016 11:45 AM

  • Union Pacific to Close Crossings for Repairs

    Union Pacific Railroad will be closing several Ames railroad crossings this week as crews move through the city replacing wooden ties and making track improvements. Railroad intersections affected include North Dakota Avenue, Scholl Road, Hazel Avenue, Clark Avenue, and Kellogg Avenue.

    05/02/2016 12:00 PM

  • Section of Melrose Avenue to Close for Paving

    A section of Melrose Avenue, from 24th Street to Hunziker Drive, will close for reconstruction beginning on Monday, May 2. The work is anticipated to last up to one week.


  • Section of Maxwell Avenue to Close

    A section of Maxwell Avenue, from East 13th to East 14th Street, will close for repairs beginning on Monday, May 2.

    04/29/2016 3:00 PM

  • Seventeenth Street to Close for Street Repairs

    Access to 17th Street will be limited to residents only beginning Monday, May 2, as work continues on curb and gutter repair. There will be no parking allowed on the street or access to driveways.

    04/29/2016 3:00 PM

  • Volunteers Sought to Fill Commission Vacancies

    Ames Mayor Ann Campbell is seeking volunteers to fill four open positions on the Public Art Commission. Volunteers would fill the remainder of the unexpired terms, and the positions would be eligible for reappointment to another three-year term.

    04/19/2016 4:00 PM

  • Spring Yard Waste Free Day Set for May 14

    The spring Yard Waste Free Day will be held on Saturday, May 14, at Chamness Technology, 26107 530th Ave. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event includes brush.

    04/19/2016 10:00 AM

  • Public Input Sought for CDBG Annual Action Plan

    The public is encouraged to provide input to the City of Ames on its 2016-2017 CDBG Annual Action Plan, which outlines the proposed activities, project locations, and proposed budgets being funded by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The federal budget allocation for the 2016-17 CDBG program is $490,986. This funding will cover the program year beginning July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds can be used to implement a wide variety of community and economic development activities directed toward neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and the provision of improved community facilities and services.

    04/05/2016 11:30 AM

  • Ames Area MPO Public Participation Plan Update Proposed

    03/23/2016 10:00 AM

  • Draft FY2017 Transportation Planning Work Program is Available for Public Comment

    Ames Area MPO FY 2017 Transportation Planning Work Program is available for public comment.

    03/09/2016 12:00 PM