Rapid City News Room (506 items)

CITY BEGINS 2021 WITH SOLID BUILDING PERMIT NUMBERS RAPID CITY, SD--Rapid City opened 2021 with a solid building start, as the City's Building Services Division issued 254 building permits in January with a combined valuation total of $31.3 million.  The valuation total outpaces the January totals from the past two…
BLACK HILLS STOCK SHOW AND RODEO WEEK PROCLAMATION ISSUED BY MAYOR Event has $22 million impact on local economy RAPID CITY, SD--The Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo has a rich and honored tradition in the community.  The annual event has an estimated economic impact of $22 million, attracts hundreds…
RSVP RECOGNIZES HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS FOR THOUSANDS OF HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE COVID Precautions Cancel Annual Banquet The Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Rapid City (RSVP) recognized hundreds of volunteers Friday (January 22) for their work with numerous community organizations in 2020. Due to COVID precautions, the annual recognition banquet gave…
City Parks crews are filling the renovated Braeburn Park Ice Rink with water this week (January 21).  Crews started renovations a year ago and this winter, thanks to donations from Knechts, Scheels and others, additional improvements have been made including a rink liner.     Crews are pumping in water…
Flush only toilet paper and avoid pouring 'FOG' down sink drains RAPID CITY--When it comes to your abode, it matters what you put down your commode!             And your kitchen sink. And your sewer vent pipe.             In other words, 'Be kind to your pipes'!             City officials remind homeowners…
CITY ISSUES $14.7 MILLION PERMIT FOR MULTI-USE BUILDING ON ST. JOSEPH STREET           Former Imperial Hotel Site To Become Mixed-Use Facility Including Apartments, Offices, Parking RAPID CITY, SD--After a solid building year resulting in the second-highest number of permits issued with the fifth-largest amount of building valuation, the City of…
The Rapid City Youth City Council began its 2021 term earlier this month with the swearing in of new Council members, election of officers, fielding presentations from Mayor Steve Allender and Malcom Chapman and addressing a mask requirement.   Mayor Allender administered the oath of office to the members. Elected…
AIR QUALITY ALERT ISSUED FOR WEST RAPID CITY THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING Alert effective from 6 p.m. Wednesday until Noon Friday RAPID CITY, SD--An air pollution alert for dust has been issued for Rapid City, west of The Gap, from 6 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) until noon Friday.  The alert was issued…
CITY STREET SWEEPERS KEPT BUSY COLLECTING TONS OF MATERIAL IN 2020 Crews collected, hauled seven million pounds of material RAPID CITY, SD--More than 7.6 million pounds! More than 3,814 tons! More than 450 truckloads!             That's the amount of material the City's Street Department swept from city streets in 2020.…
'YOUTH RIDE FREE' PROGRAM SLOWLY EMERGING FROM COVID-19 IMPACTS RapidRide serves as convenient option for youth on school, cold, activity days RAPID CITY, SD--Another indicator of COVID-19 impacts on the community can be seen in the dramatic decreases in youth ridership on the City's Rapid Transit System (RTS).             RapidRide…

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