Rapid City News Room (682 items)

DRAINING OF CANYON LAKE PONDS BEGINS TODAY FOR STONE WALL REPLACEMENT PROJECT Public may see lower water levels; Impacts to fish populations RAPID CITY, SD—The public may begin to see lowering water levels in the ponds of Canyon Lake Park this week as City Parks maintenance crews cut off water…
MAYOR PROCLAIMS CONSTITUTION WEEK Daughters of American Revolution members joining Mayor Allender at Monday proclamation presentation RAPID CITY, SD—Mayor Steve Allender is proclaiming September 17-23 as Constitution Week in Rapid City.  The mayor was joined by Margie Rosario of the Black Hills Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the…
            City Finance Director Pauline Sumption received a standing ovation from Mayor Steve Allender and the Rapid City Council Monday night (Sept. 19). Sumption was recognized and honored for her 15 years of service to the City and citizens. She has spent 23 years working…
BIKE PATH SECTION TO CLOSE FOR TWO MONTHS BEGINNING NEXT WEEK Sewer main reconstruction, sidewalk repair will close bike path from Chapel Lane to Cleghorn Canyon RAPID CITY, SD—A section of the City’s bike path will be closed beginning next week as crews perform sewer main reconstruction and sidewalk repair. …
AUGUST PERMIT & VALUATION REPORT ISSUED BY BUILDING SERVICES DIVISION RAPID CITY, SD—The City’s Building Services Division issued 237 building permits in August with a total valuation of $15.73 million ($15,736,569).             For the year, the City has issued 1,907 building permits with a combined valuation total of $295.87 million…
CITY POOLS PROVIDED RELIEF TO THOUSANDS DURING HOT SUMMER City’s three pools reported more than 49,000 swimmers RAPID CITY, SD—With consistently hot temperatures in Rapid City this summer, the public sought relief by flocking in solid numbers to the City’s three outdoor pools.             A…
TRAVEL AND TOURISM ADVOCATE JULIE SCHMITZ JENSEN PASSES AWAY           The family of Julie Schmitz Jensen confirms the passing of long-time tourism and travel advocate Julie Schmitz Jensen. Jensen served more than 20 years during two stints leading Visit Rapid City, formerly known as the Rapid…
WORK STARTS THIS MONTH ON DINOSAUR PARK IMPROVEMENTS Iconic park will be closed October 1-April 30 during multi-phase renovation project RAPID CITY, SD—Work has started on the Dinosaur Park Accessibility Improvements project.  The park will be closed to all public access beginning October 1.             Demolition work began September 20.…
Mayor Steve Allender, Fire Chief Jason Culberson, Police Chief Don Hedrick and several city department directors painted sheds at three Black Hills Works facilities Thursday (September 1) as part of the kickoff to the Month of Caring event for the United Way of the Black Hills.        …
CITY SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR TWO NEW VIDEO LOTTERY LICENSES Submission deadline is October 13; Lottery drawing to be held late October RAPID CITY, SD—The City is accepting applications for two new malt beverage licenses with video lottery designations.  The Rapid City Council approved two new licenses in July with a…

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