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  • Vandalism to Public Art Cost Thousands; Public Encouraged to Report Concerns

    Recent vandalism to public art around Ames has caused thousands of dollars in damage, and the Ames Public Art Commission (PAC) is seeking community help in keeping sculptures safe.

  • First Fall Yard Waste Free Day is Saturday

    The first Yard Waste Free Day of the fall season will be this Saturday, Oct. 20, at Chamness Technology, 400 Freel Drive. The three additional free Saturdays will be Nov. 3, Nov. 17 (includes brush), and Dec. 1. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for each of the free days.

  • 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 have already shut down all drinking fountains due to the forecasted below freezing temperatures for this weekend.