Rapid City News Room (458 items)

MAYOR ALLENDER APPOINTS DON HEDRICK AS INTERIM POLICE CHIEF Hedrick brings 18 years law enforcement experience to interim post RAPID CITY, SD--Mayor Steve Allender has appointed Don Hedrick as interim police chief of the Rapid City Police Department.             Hedrick, a native of Lakefield, MN, is currently service as assistant…
GIGANTIC BANANA PLANTS STAND GUARD AT CITY'S FORMAL GARDENS Big Brutes Find Home Each Summer in One of City Parks RAPID CITY—Drivers and pedestrians passing near the Noordermeer Formal Flower Gardens at Sioux Park will notice some gargantuan-sized plants standing guard over the marigolds, cosmos and other flowers.              …
HOMEOWNER ADVISORY: CITY WARNS RESIDENTS TO RESEARCH ROOFING CONTRACTORS, GET PERMITS Ensure Work Done Is From Licensed Contractor RAPID CITY, SD--With recent hail storms, the City's Building Services Division is issuing an advisory to homeowners regarding roof repairs.             The City has received more than two dozen reports recently of…
MAYOR ALLENDER APPOINTS JASON CULBERSON AS INTERIM FIRE CHIEF Culberson brings 27 years fire/EMS experience to interim post RAPID CITY, SD--Mayor Steve Allender has appointed Jason Culberson, a 27-year veteran of Rapid City Fire and Emergency Services, as interim fire chief of the Rapid City Fire Department.             Culberson replaces…
MAYOR PROCLAIMS FRIDAY AS JUNETEENTH DAY IN RAPID CITY Mayor's proclamation honors African Americans; Allender: 'None Are Free, Until All Are Free' should hold special meaning to all Americans RAPID CITY, SD--Mayor Steve Allender has issued a proclamation declaring Friday (tomorrow) as Juneteenth Day in Rapid City.             With the…
KEEPING PARKS CLEAN & MAINTAINED: CITIZENS, GROUPS HELP KEEP PARKS MAINTAINED THROUGH CITY'S ADOPT-A-PARK PROGRAM RAPID CITY, SD--Rapid City residents and organizations can play an important role in the upkeep, maintenance and beauty of local parks by participating in the City's Adopt-A-Park Program.             The Adopt-A-Park Program has been in…
SEVERAL PARK RESTROOMS OPEN TO PUBLIC BEGINNING JUNE 9 Other restrooms open July 1 when Park Shelters can be reserved; Park playgrounds also opened to public use RAPID CITY, SD--Several of the City's Park restroom facilities opened to the public for limited hours beginning June 9.  And the City's park…
CITY CREWS BEGIN ATTACK ON MOSQUITOES Residents can do their part by getting rid of standing areas of water RAPID CITY, SD--Combine warm seasonal temperatures with doses of measurable precipitation and the result is the emergence of those pesky, winged insects that can disrupt summer activities.             Mosquito season is…
SURVEY TO COLLECT PUBLIC INPUT ON SIXTH STREET CORRIDOR STUDY Two-week online survey will collect feedback on Corridor priorities RAPID CITY, SD--The next step in possible development of the Sixth Street corridor from the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center to the Performing Arts Center began this week (June 4)) with the…
STATEMENT FROM RAPID CITY MAYOR STEVE ALLENDER: The death of George Floyd was an unnecessary tragedy.  Mr. Floyd’s family and friends grieve for a specific person while untold others grieve for a system of unfairness or injustice. I understand grief and the grieving.  I support peaceful demonstrations and in my…

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