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  • City of Ames Holiday Closings for Thanksgiving

    Many City of Ames departments and divisions will be closed during the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Public Input for Edwards Park Scheduled Nov. 19

    The community is invited to a public input session to gather feedback regarding the development of Edwards Park. The input session will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Council Chambers at Ames City Hall, 515 Clark Ave. There were be a presentation followed by a comment period.

  • Ames Fire Responds to Kitchen Fire

    Ames firefighters responded just after midnight Tuesday to a kitchen fire at 1322 Harding Ave. At approximately 12:01 a.m., Ames firefighters arrived on scene and found heavy smoke in the stairwell of the four-plex apartment building.

  • Server Named Professional of Year

    Karen Server, Purchasing Manager for the City of Ames, has been named Professional of the Year by the Iowa Public Procurement Association (IPPA).

  • Nominations Accepted for Humanitarian Award

    The Ames Human Relations Commission is seeking nominations for its annual Humanitarian Award. The award recognizes and honors a worthy individual whose contributions to our community demonstrate extraordinary quality, including efforts to promote diversity, fairness, and equality.

  • Input Sought on Future of Transportation in Ames

    The Ames Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (AAMPO) has launched Forward 2045, an update to the Ames area’s regional Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), and is seeking community feedback.

  • Power Plant Boiler Tube Failures Creating Challenges to Waste Collection and Processing

    Scheduled and unscheduled maintenance issues at the Ames Power Plant have created a temporary interruption in garbage collection and the processing system in Story County.

  • Union Pacific to Begin Track Maintenance

    Union Pacific Railroad will be performing track maintenance in the Ames area beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The railroad will start working at 600th Avenue in Nevada and move west through Ames. Maintenance crews progress at roughly two miles per day depending on weather conditions.