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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.

    10/16/2018 5:00 PM

  • 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.

    10/16/2018 10:30 AM

  • 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.

    10/12/2018 4:00 PM

  • CAPER Available for Public Review

    The 2017-18 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is available for a 15-day public comment period that will end on Thursday, Oct. 18.

    10/03/2018 11:30 AM

  • City Council Workshop Includes Discussion on Parking Meters, Neighborhoods, and Planning

    The Ames City Council workshop will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 515 Clark Ave. All community members are invited to attend. There are three topics on the agenda.

    10/02/2018 5:00 PM

  • Fall Yard Waste Free Days Set

    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. 20, Nov. 3, Nov. 17 (includes brush), and Dec. 1, at Chamness Technology, 400 Freel Drive. Hours are 8 am to 4 pm.

    09/20/2018 9:00 AM

  • Tickets Available for ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Performances at City Auditorium

    Ames Parks and Recreation Department will present performances of “Sleepy Hollow” at the Ames City Auditorium at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 20. The show will be performed by professional actors from GreatWorks Theatre Company of Chicago.

    09/18/2018 10:00 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