Due to the amount of snow forecast for Ames, the City of Ames Snow Ordinance will go into effect at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14.

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  • Snow Ordinance in Effect at 8 a.m. Sunday (2/14/16)

    Due to the amount of snow that has accumulated in Ames and additional snow forecast, the City of Ames Snow Ordinance will go into effect at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14.

    02/13/2016 10:00 PM

  • Deadline Extended for Applications to Serve on City Board or Commission

    The deadline to apply to serve on a City of Ames board or commission has been extended to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19.

    02/12/2016 12:55 PM

  • Forums Scheduled to Educate Public on Community Development Block Grant Funding

    The City of Ames will host two public forums to educate the public on the status and the future of the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and to gather public feedback for its 2016-2017 Annual Action Plan projects.

    02/10/2016 12:00 PM

  • City of Ames Offices Closed Monday, Feb. 15 for Presidents Day

    Most City of Ames departments and divisions will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15, in recognition of Presidents Day. Additionally, the City Assessor’s Office and Ames Public Library will be closed.

    02/05/2016 4:15 PM

  • Grants Available to Improve Building Facades in Campustown Area

    Commercial property or business owners interested in enhancing the appearance of street-facing sides of commercial buildings located south and west of Iowa State University campus can apply for grants through the Campustown Façade Grant Program. The program provides incentives for projects to be completed in 2016.

    02/05/2016 3:00 PM

  • Police Arrest Driver in Pedestrian Fatality

    The Ames Police Department is investigating a hit and run accident resulting in the death of a pedestrian at Lincoln Way and Ash Avenue.

    01/20/2016 10:20 AM

  • Detour Planned for Trail through Brookside Park

    Pedestrians and cyclists using the shared-use path from 13th Street south through Brookside Park to Sixth Street will be required to detour while work is performed on the Orchard Drive lift station. Work is expected to begin before Monday, Jan. 11, and will end middle to late February, depending on weather conditions.

    01/08/2016 1:57 PM

  • Structure Fire at State Gym

    The fire was located in a sauna, and grew large enough to fill most of the very large building with smoke. Units had to search on their hands and knees in zero visibility to locate the source of the fire. Fortunately the buildings sprinkler system held the fire in check until the AFD was able to locate and completely extinguish it.

    12/07/2015 8:57 AM

  • STP and TAP Applications Available

    Applications for Surface Transportation Program and Transportation Alternatives Program are now available.