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  • 13th Street Improvements Expand on Aug. 21

    Street and utility improvements on 13th Street will expand from Ridgewood Avenue east to Harding Avenue on Tuesday, Aug. 21, as the project moves into its second phase. The City has contracted with Con-Struct, Inc. to complete these street improvements.

    08/17/2018 4:30 PM

  • Mosquito Trapping Reveals Continued West Nile Virus Risk

    Recent testing from Iowa State University and the University Hygienic Lab indicate that mosquitoes from a trap at Emma McCarthy Lee Park, located along Ross Road, recently tested positive for the West Nile Virus (WNV).

    08/13/2018 12:00 PM

  • Ames Joins International ‘Chalk the Walks’ Event Planned on Aug. 21 to Spread Positive Messages

    The City of Ames Planning and Housing Department is facilitating community participation in the eighth annual international “Chalk the Walks” event planned for Tuesday, Aug. 21. Residents are encouraged to participate by spreading positive messages and images in chalk at several public locations.

    08/09/2018 9:00 AM

  • Next Phase of CyRide 2.0 Implementation to Begin Aug. 13

    CyRide will begin implementing the final phase of CyRide 2.0 changes by modifying a majority of its current routes/schedules beginning on Monday, Aug. 13.

    08/08/2018 9:30 AM

  • Rummage RAMPage Raises over $18,000; Diverts Tons of Items from Landfill, Helps Non-Profits

    The third annual Rummage RAMPage, a community rummage sale designed to keep reusable items out of the waste stream, diverted 102,550 pounds of furniture and housewares from the landfill and raised $18,607 for local non-profit agencies.

    08/07/2018 6:30 PM

  • Mayor Vetoes Rental Cap Exceptions Ordinance

    Ames Mayor John Haila used his veto authority on Friday to strike down the “Rental Cap Exceptions Ordinance” passed on third reading by the City Council on July 31. While rarely used in Ames, the Iowa Code gives mayors the ability to veto a resolution or ordinance within 14 days of its passing.

    08/06/2018 10:30 AM

  • North River Valley Low Head Dam Project Set to Begin Construction on Monday

    The low head dam on the South Skunk River in North River Valley Park is scheduled for improvements beginning on Monday, Aug. 6. RW Excavating Solutions, of Prairie City, has been hired to modify the low head dam and add a water recreation feature designed to appeal to kayakers, tubers, and canoers.

    08/03/2018 3:00 PM

  • Applications Available for Home Buyer Program

    As part of the City’s 2018-19 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs, the City’s Planning and Housing Department will be accepting preliminary applications for its upcoming Home Buyer Assistance Program.

    07/27/2018 9:00 AM

  • South Duff to Close on July 25 for Improvements

    Major street improvement work to South Duff Avenue, from Jewel Drive to Ken Maril Road, will begin at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, weather permitting. This section of South Duff Avenue/U.S. 69 will be closed through Thursday, Aug. 30, and all motorists will be required to follow the marked detour.

    07/20/2018 12:30 PM

  • Mosquito Fogging to Begin June 11

    Mosquito fogging in City parks will begin Monday, June 11, and continue until the end of September or when mosquito population thresholds are no longer exceeded.

    06/07/2018 9:30 AM

  • Healthy Life Center Receives $3 Million From Fitch Family

    The Healthy Life Center Capital Campaign announced today the Healthy Life Center is the recipient of a $3-million donation from the Richard and Mary Fitch family.

    05/24/2018 11:00 AM

  • ICAAP Applications Available

    08/02/2018 12:00 PM