Rapid City News Room (478 items)

CITY COUNCIL SCHEDULES SECOND MEETING ON COMMUNITY MASK REQUIREMENT Special session for second reading of ordinance next Monday The Rapid City Council will meet in special session next Monday to consider second reading of an ordinance requiring the wearing of masks in public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The session…
CITY ISSUES YARD WASTE COMPOST ADVISORY Herbicides discovered in facility's yard waste compost RAPID CITY, SD--The City's Solid Waste Division is issuing a Yard Waste Compost Advisory beginning this week for anyone purchasing compost from the Rapid City Solid Waste Facility after recent tests indicated the presence of herbicides in…
CITY, COUNTY OFFERING UPDATED TEXT ALERT MESSAGING SYSTEM FOR PUBLIC Public can receive text messages with important weather, emergency notifications RAPID CITY, SD--Rapid City and Pennington County will provide public impact messages using a new notification system beginning this month.             The notification system is a joint effort involving Pennington…
CANDIDATES, PUBLIC & BUSINESSES REMINDED OF PROPER POLITICAL SIGNAGE REQUIREMENTS Signage not allowed in public rights-of-way RAPID CITY, SD--Election Day 2020 is just weeks away and it won't be long before candidate and campaign issue signs become as common as Halloween decorations and autumn leaves in neighborhood yards.             City…
MAYOR, COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARTICIPATING IN NATIVE AMERICAN DAY EVENTS Presenting proclamation at Monday's Memorial Walk RAPID CITY, SD--City officials will be participating in Monday's Native American Day activities to honor the children who died while attending the Rapid City Indian Boarding School.             The Memorial Walk will begin at 10…
RAPID CITY HAS RECORD-SETTING MONTH FOR BUILDING PERMIT ACTIVITY Nine-month total surpasses yearly totals of last five years RAPID CITY, SD--It was a big September for building in Rapid City.             The City's Building Services Division issued 950 building permits in September with a total valuation of $40,490,494.  It was…
A LOOK BACK...AND LOOKING AHEAD.... WINTER STORM ATLAS 2013 It was seven years ago this month, the weather system named 'Winter Storm Atlas' or 'The Great Blizzard of 2013' or 'The Cattlemen's Blizzard' devastated the region. The Thursday-Saturday storm (Oct. 3-5, 2013) resulted in considerable damage with downed power lines…
AIR QUALITY ALERT ISSUED TODAY FOR WEST RAPID CITY Alert effective from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. RAPID CITY, SD--The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources has issued an air quality alert for dust for Rapid City, west of The Gap, effective from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m..…
Citizen Interest Applications accepted through October 16th Rapid City, SD: The City is seeking applicants for the new Human Relations Commission/MOA Alliance. Applicants must be legal residents of Rapid City. Due consideration will be given to racial minorities and other under-represented groups, with a goal of matching the racial, religious,…
CITY'S HOME RULE COMMITTEE LAUNCHES WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION, OBTAIN PUBLIC FEEDBACK RAPID CITY, SD--The City's Home Rule Charter Committee has established a website for the public to learn more about the home rule concept, address questions and provide input.             To access the site, visit rapidcityhomerule.org .  Specific features to…

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