Rapid City News Room (784 items)

RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM REPORTS CONTINUED INCREASES IN RIDERSHIP More than 6,000 additional rider trips recorded compared to October 2020 RAPID CITY, SD—Rapid Transit System (RTS) officials recorded 21,329 total passenger trips in October, an increase of more than 1,700 rider trips from the same month in 2022.      …
 CITY ISSUES SALES TAX REPORT FOR AUGUST RAPID CITY, SD—City sales tax receipts for August totaled more than $7.88 million, an increase over the total of $7.68 million reported for August 2022.             Through eight months, the City’s sales tax receipts total more than $55.52 million, a 2.52 percent increase…
A LOOK BACK: WINTER STORM ATLAS ANNIVERSARY IS OPPORTUNITY TO REFLECT, PLAN AHEAD Officials Say Now Is Time To Prepare For Upcoming Season; RAPID CITY, SD—This week marks the 10th anniversary of the weather system nicknamed 'Winter Storm Atlas' or 'The Great Blizzard of 2013' or 'The Cattlemen's Blizzard'.  Whatever…
MORE THAN 73,000 ADMISSIONS RECORDED AT CITY POOLS THIS SUMMER Weather caused dip in numbers RAPID CITY, SD—Weather impacted attendance at the City pools this summer but despite all that Mother Nature could dish out, more than 73,000 people still turned out to enjoy the pool experience.             A total…
VETERANS GATHER TO COLLECT HONEY AS PART OF ‘HIVES FOR HEROES’ PROJECT          After installing three bee hives this spring near the City Parks Maintenance facility off Canyon Lake Drive, and after a summer of nurturing efforts, volunteers for the local Hives for Heroes organization have collected…
CITY WORKERS SAVE KITTEN FROM CITY HALL STORM DRAIN RAPID CITY, SD—A kitten was saved Wednesday afternoon from a storm drain in the City Hall parking lot, just hours before rain fell in the downtown area.             The saga began Wednesday around lunch time when City building inspector Lon Schnittgrund…
CITY COUNCIL APPROVES EFFORT TO IMPROVE MARY HALL PARK TRAIL RAPID CITY, SD—At Tuesday night’s meeting, the Rapid City Council approved the City’s application to the South Dakota Department of Transportation for funds to renovate the trail at Mary Hall Park.             Mary Hall Park is one of the ‘hidden…
CITY OFFICIALS PROFILE AUTUMN CONSTRUCTION PROJECT SCHEDULE Projects will impact traffic in major areas of city RAPID CITY, SD—It’s been a busy construction season throughout the summer and work will continue or begin on a number of City projects after Labor Day.             City officials are highlighting several of the major projects,…
PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE APPROVES NEW CITY GREENHOUSE RAPID CITY, SD—The City’s Public Works Committee Tuesday approved a request by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department to authorize staff to advertise for bids for the Parks Greenhouse Project.           If approved by the City Council next Tuesday,…
 CITY COUNCIL APPROVES BUDGET FUNDS TO RAPID CITY SPORTS COMMISSION RAPID CITY, SD (Sept. 6)—The Rapid City Council voted to approve a revised version of the 2024 City budget during a special session Tuesday night.             The Council made one revision to the proposed budget, voting to add a new…

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