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  • Interim Police Chief Named

    City Manager Steve Schainker has named Police Commander Geoff Huff as Interim Police Chief effective Tuesday, Aug. 4, following the retirement of Ames Police Chief Chuck Cychosz.

  • Next Phase of South Fifth Street Extension Starts Aug. 6

    The third phase of the construction of the extension of South Fifth Street will begin Thursday, Aug. 6, weather permitting. The City of Ames has contracted with Peterson Contractors Inc. (PCI) to complete these improvements.

  • Face Coverings Required in City Buildings Beginning July 27

    Face coverings will be required in City buildings beginning on Monday, July 27. This includes City Hall, the Ames Public Library, and Ames City Auditorium. Ames Parks and Recreation staff will have some discretion for program participants based on recommendations from health professionals.

  • Vet Med Trail Paving Begins This Week

    The Vet Med Trail from South 16th Street to Airport Road is closed for paving improvements scheduled to begin this week. The City of Ames has contracted with Howrey Construction of Rockwell City, Iowa, to complete this project.

  • Healthiest Ames Seeking Volunteers, Donations to Provide Face Masks for Students

    Healthiest Ames is organizing a collaborative, community project to provide face masks for every student in the Ames Community School District.

  • Welch Avenue Reconstruction Continues; Stage 4 Begins Wednesday

    The fourth stage of the reconstruction and redesign of Welch Avenue, from Lincoln Way to Chamberlain Street, will begin on Wednesday, July 15, with pavement removal and underground utility improvements extending south on Welch Avenue from the CVS/Kingland driveway to the middle of Fire Station No. 2

  • Highway 30/South Duff Bridge Repair Starts Monday

    The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) will be performing repairs to the U.S. Highway 30 bridge over South Duff Avenue beginning Monday, July 13. The work will require the replacement of a damaged concrete beam.

  • Police Chief to Retire in August

    After more than 18 years with the City of Ames, including 13 years serving as Chief of Police, Chuck Cychosz has announced his retirement from the City of Ames Police Department. His last day will be Monday, Aug. 3.