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  • Hydrant Flushing Begins March 29

    The Public Works Department will begin its annual fire hydrant flushing program on Wednesday, March 29. The first area of hydrant flushing will take place in the central part of the city. To watch the progress in real time, check out the hydrant flushing map on the City of Ames website: As hydrants are flushed, the red dots indicating hydrants will turn green.

    03/24/2017 1:00 PM

  • Water Valve Work Along East 13th Street Planned

    A project to replace water valves in connection with the opening of the new Water Treatment Plant will disrupt traffic flow on East 13th Street at Dayton Avenue on Friday and Saturday.

    03/22/2017 1:00 PM

  • Airport Hangar Ribbon-Cutting Set for April 8

    The public is invited to attend a ribbon-cutting celebration for the new Ames Municipal Airport Hangar and to welcome the new fixed base operator (FBO), Central Iowa Air Service, to the community. The event is planned from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, at the Ames Municipal Airport, 2501 Airport Drive. A brief program will be held at 9 a.m.

    03/21/2017 9:00 AM

  • Structure Fire at 4100 Dawes Drive

    On Sunday, March 12, at approximately 11:08 p.m., Ames Fire was dispatched to 4100 Dawes Drive for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival firefighters found an abandoned single story residence with significant fire involvement throughout the first level of the structure. Due to roof collapse, the fire commander made the decision to fight the fire from outside the house with staffed water streams.

    03/13/2017 9:00 AM

  • Request for Proposals Sought for Development of Mixed-Income Housing in Ames

    The City of Ames is accepting proposals from qualified and experienced housing developers interested in partnering with the City of Ames to construct mixed-income housing in Ames.

    03/08/2017 11:30 AM

  • ‘Always Ames’ Campaign Promotes Community

    A marketing campaign to promote Ames as an attractive place to relocate, raise families, work, and play launched in February and targets young adults with its “Always Ames” message.

    02/24/2017 5:13 PM

  • Sign Up for e-Notifications of MPO Activities

    Keep up with events and news by the Ames Area MPO by receiving e-Notifications.

    02/01/2017 3:31 PM