Rapid City News Room (788 items)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/January 10, 2017     CITY UNVEILING NEW UTILITY BILLING SYSTEM   RAPID CITY--The City is implementing a new utility billing system effective January 30, 2017.              Beginning January 30, the City's 23,000 utility customers will be issued a new account number and there will be a new…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/January 9, 2017     YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN RAPIDRIDE CONTINUES TO CLIMB December's limited schedule yields 9.75 percent increase over November; 105 more students using transit services per day than September (27.70% increase)   RAPID CITY--The City's youth continue to utilize Rapid Transit services, with a solid increase…
Rapid City will serve as host of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) May 20-25. The ICPC is the premiere global programming competition conducted by and for the world's universities.  The competition is sponsored by IBM and over the past four decades, it has grown to be a game-changing…
Mayor Steve Allender and a half dozen members of the Rapid City Council, along with various City department directors shared insights and comments at Tuesday's Mayor's Legislative Breakfast. Several state legislators attended the breakfast, which also included several mayors from Black Hills communities.  Taxation issues, the impact of meth use…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/December 27, 2016    PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE APPROVES DEER HARVEST PLAN FOR CITY   RAPID CITY--The City's Public Works Committee approved a measure Tuesday authorizing the Parks and Recreation Department to harvest 100 deer during the 2016-17 season.             The measure goes before the full City Council Tuesday…
FOR IMMMEDIATE RELEASE/December 29, 2016    CITY WILL ATTEMPT TO ANNEX BIG SKY SUBDIVISION   RAPID CITY--Property owners in the Big Sky Subdivision in Rapid Valley are receiving letters this week regarding Rapid City's intent to annex 131 properties in the 40-acre area.             A Notice of Hearing and Resolution…
December's two snow events serve as good reminders for the general public on driving with caution and being prepared for snow event conditions.  Here are a few reminders: **Stay tuned to National Weather Service, South Dakota Department of Transportation and Pennington County Emergency Management websites, media weather reports, and your…
From the Mayor, City Council and the employees of the City of Rapid City, we wish to express our heartfelt wishes for many blessings during the Christmas and Hanukkah seasons and for the New Year's observance.  Be safe and may this holiday time be filled with great memories, joy and…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/December 9, 2016   MAYOR ALLENDER SELECTS ROD SEALS AS INTERIM FIRE CHIEF Seals is Deputy Fire Chief with 20 years of Department Experience    RAPID CITY--Rod Seals, a 20-year veteran of the Rapid City Fire Department, has been named interim chief of the department by Rapid City…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/December 7, 2016   YOUTH TRANSIT USE INCREASED IN NOVEMBER RAPID CITY--Youth ridership on the City's transit system increased in November compared to October.             There were 7,938 youth passenger trips on the RapidRide system in November or 441 youth passenger trips per day during the month's 18…

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