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  • Street Paving Planned on Beedle Drive

    Street improvements are continuing on Beedle Drive, with a street closure from Lincoln Way to 116 Beedle Road, beginning on Monday, Oct. 24. The closure is anticipated to last for 10 to 12 days, depending on weather. Access to Hy-Vee Gas will only be available from Dotson Drive during this closur

    10/21/2016 5:04 PM

  • Ames Parks Being Prepared for Winter Weather

    As the temperatures drop, Ames park facilities must be winterized to withstand harsh weather conditions over the next few months. Parks and Recreation staff will begin on Monday, October 24, by shutting off water to drinking fountains and public restrooms throughout the park system.

    10/21/2016 1:00 PM

  • Ada Hayden Prairie Restoration Project Begins with Spraying and Seeding

    Restoration of Ada Hayden Heritage Park prairie will begin in the next weeks by spraying a non-selective herbicide in the designated 50-acre prairie area to kill existing vegetation. The restoration process will continue in the spring of 2017 by spraying to kill any remaining or emerging vegetation. This is the first step in restoring a healthy prairie to native plantings. Seeding will then take place later in the spring of 2017.

    10/20/2016 9:30 AM

  • Duff Park Playground Ribbon-Cutting & Halloween Big Truck Expo!

    The community is invited to a celebration event from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at Duff Park, 1323 Duff Ave. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned at 5 p.m. to recognize park improvements, and the event will include an exhibit of several City of Ames big trucks and assorted equipment

    10/19/2016 5:00 PM

  • CyRide Seeks Public Input for System Redesign

    CyRide, the community public transit system serving Ames, has been working on a system redesign study to determine if the current route structure and schedules are the most efficient method of service delivery for Ames. CyRide’s demand has reached approximately seven million rides annually. While ridership has grown dramatically over the last decade, CyRide’s route structure has basically remained the same. Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates has been hired to assist with the analysis of the system and recommend improvements.

    10/18/2016 11:30 AM

  • Electric Vault Lid Replacement Work Planned for Downtown Parking Lot

    The City of Ames has contracted with Woodruff Construction to replace the concrete vault lid underneath the drive lane in City Parking Lot Z south of 134 Main Street (Whiskey River). Work will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 11, and last approximately two weeks.

    10/07/2016 4:00 PM

  • Fall Yard Waste Free Days Set for October, November

    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. 15, Oct. 22, Nov. 5 (includes brush), and Nov.12, at Chamness Technology, 26107 530th Ave. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    09/14/2016 11:53 AM

  • Door-to-Door Campaigning Part of the Political Process

    In preparation for upcoming elections, City of Ames and Story County officials remind residents that door to door visits by candidates running for office or candidate supporters is legally protected activity. Political solicitation is the exercise of free speech, protected by the U.S. Constitution, and is not subject to regulation.

    08/30/2016 9:30 AM

  • ICAAP Applications Being Accepted

    The Ames Area MPO is accepting applications for the State of Iowa Clean Air Attainment Program.

    10/07/2016 8:00 AM

  • Flooding Expected in Low-Lying Areas

    09/23/2016 2:26 AM