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  • Human Relations Commission Names Humanitarian Award Recipient

    The Ames Human Relations Commission named Janet Hopper as the recipient of its 2020 Humanitarian Award. The award recognizes and honors a worthy individual whose contributions to our community demonstrate extraordinary quality, especially in efforts to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity.

  • Open House on Street Improvement Projects is Jan. 30

    The public is invited to an informational open house for planned street improvement projects on Bloomington Road between Grand and Hoover avenues, 14th Street between Duff and Burnett avenues, and 15th Street between Duff and Clark avenues.

  • Volunteers Sought to Serve On City Boards and Commissions

    Mayor John Haila is looking for Ames residents interested in volunteering their time to serve on a City board or commission.

  • Public Invited to Neighborhood Meeting Featuring Multiple City Projects

    The City of Ames Planning and Housing, Public Works, and Fire Departments are hosting a public open house and meeting for residents to learn more about potential City projects that are planned or being considered in the College Creek/Old Ames Middle School neighborhood.

  • EcoChats Begin on Jan. 28

    The first of three EcoChats, a new format of short, sustainability-themed lectures, will begin with a vendor open house at 6:30 p.m., followed by the chats at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the Farwell Brown Auditorium, Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave.

  • Christmas Tree Recycling Offered

    The City of Ames will provide free disposal of Christmas trees at the Parks and Recreation Maintenance Building, 700 E. 13th St. Residents may drop off the trees during daylight hours now through the end of January.

  • EcoChats Planned for 2020

    In celebration of two anniversary milestones this year, EcoFair 2020 will be bigger and better than ever. First, the 50th anniversary of worldwide Earth Day will be recognized on April 22. Second, the 10-year anniversary of the City of Ames EcoFair will be celebrated on Saturday, April 25.