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  • Mayor Haila Statement: ‘We Mourn with Celia’s Family and Friends’

    The murder of Celia Barquín Arozamena in Ames on Monday was shocking, and our entire community extends its deepest condolences to her family and friends. We are stunned, and we are grieving. That this wonderful, young woman lost her life to a senseless act of violence in our city is unthinkable.

    09/20/2018 4:00 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

  • Mayor’s Downtown ‘Healthiest State Walk’ Scheduled for Wednesday, October 3

    Ames residents are welcome to join members of the Ames City Council at the eighth annual Mayor’s Downtown “Healthiest State Walk” beginning at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at City Hall, 515 Clark Ave. City Councilman Tim Gartin will lead the walk in place of Mayor John Haila, who is unable to attend.

    09/18/2018 11:30 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

  • Ames Dog Park to Close for Maintenance from September 17 – 21

    The City of Ames Dog Park, 605 Billy Sunday Road, will close for annual maintenance starting Monday, Sept. 17. Annual maintenance includes spraying broadleaf weeds, aerating, and fertilizing the turf.

    09/13/2018 11:00 AM

  • Ames Media Production Services Receives Recognition for Water Plant Video

    City of Ames Media Production Services received second place at the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) 33rd Annual Government Programming Award held recently in Philadelphia.

    09/06/2018 10:30 AM

  • Porter Union in Concert on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Ames City Auditorium

    Up-and-coming county music duo Porter Union will play a concert on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Ames City Auditorium, 515 Clark Ave.

    08/31/2018 12:00 PM

  • Tripp Street, Wilmoth Avenue Intersection to Close for Construction

    As part of the Tripp Street extension project, the intersection of Wilmoth Avenue and Tripp Street will be closed for utility work beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4.

    08/31/2018 12:00 PM

  • 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

  • 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