Rapid City News Room (92 items)

Hundreds of City employees and family members were treated to the annual Employee Appreciation Picnic in the Barnett Arena of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Wednesday. Council members and department directors worked the serving line, dishing up brats and burgers, assorted salads, homemade chips, lemonade, tea and ice cream bars.…
WILD IDEA BUFFALO COMPANY CITED FOR LAND STEWARDSHIP AND PROMOTION OF LOCAL, HEALTHY FOODS   RAPID CITY--A local company dedicated to land stewardship, promoting local foods and the consumption of healthy protein with the production of buffalo is the recipient of Rapid City's Sustainability Award.             Wild Idea Buffalo Company…
Terri Davis served as facility's public services manager & assistant director from 2000-2015   RAPID CITY--A familiar face will be returning to the Rapid City Public Library as its next director.             Wednesday night, the Rapid City Library Board approved Terri Davis as the next director of the Rapid City…
RAPID CITY--At the July 3 meeting of the Rapid City Council, oaths of office were administered to Mayor Steve Allender and ward council members Becky Drury (Ward One), Ritchie Nordstrom (Ward Two), Chad Lewis (Ward Three), John Roberts (Ward Four) and Laura Armstrong (Ward Five).  Mayor Allender's term is for…
RAPID CITY--A total of 300 building permits were issued in June by Rapid City's Division of Building Services for a total valuation of $27,347,566.             The June permits total was the highest June total for permits issued since 2014.  The valuation total was the second highest total for the month…
Mayor Steve Allender began his job shadowing activities at city departments this week, taking time to serve as a lifeguard at the Rapid City Swim Center. The Mayor supervised swimmers around the leisure pool and on the slide, visited with lifeguards about their duties and took to the whistle to…
JENNIFER KELLSY IS JUNE'S HIDDEN HERO OF THE MONTH Veteran caregiver will be recognized at tonight's Council meeting RAPID CITY--Jennifer Kellsy has been recognized as Rapid City's Hidden Hero of the Month for June.  Kellsy was honored at the June 19 City Council meeting.             For 13 years, Kellsy has…
AIR FORCE VETERAN AND ADVOCATE IS CITY'S VETERAN OF THE MONTH           Chris Cooper organizes, supports numerous veterans & community projects and activities RAPID CITY--A 10-year Air Force veteran who remains dedicated to various veteran and community projects is Rapid City's Veteran of the Month for June.              Chris Cooper…
50 YEARS OF GROWTH! 50-year old storm damage photo shows how much area has grown: Fifty years ago this weekend, on June 18, 1967, Rapid City was hit by an EF2 tornado that heavily damaged the Best Western Town n' Country Motel and parts of the Robbinsdale area. Pictured is…
Keith Johnson began work just months after 1972 Flood RAPID CITY--In 1973, the average income was $9,572.  Gas was 40 cents per gallon, eggs cost 45 cents a dozen and a postage stamp was eight cents.  That same year in Rapid City, the southern edge of the City didn't extend…
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