Rapid City News Room (479 items)

The City's Division of Building Services issued 240 building permits in July with a total valuation of $26,175,345.  Through seven months of 2016, the City has issued 1,785 permits with a total valuation of $196,146,397.  It is the second-highest July for permit valuation since 2000. The July valuation is $9.4…
A number of reported public encounters with rattlesnakes coupled with several serious bites in recent weeks are prompting the Rapid City Fire Department and Reptile Gardens to issue a safety reminder. Rattlesnake encounters are not uncommon in late summer months. This is due to increased snake activity as well as…
Construction work has started on the west side parking lot of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.  The project will provide enhanced ADA-accessible parking at the facility.  Crews will create more spaces and make some spots wider as well as remove and replace pavement.  Some entrances to the west side of the…
This sign reminds all officers the values they are expected to uphold as they do their job.   Ten new officer-recruits have begun their training with the Rapid City Police Department. The new recruits were officially sworn in last week in Judge Davis’ courtroom at the Pennington County Courthouse. The Summer 2016…
Two new shade enclosures at the Parkview Tennis Courts are adding positive amenities to the sports complex while providing an important shield from prolonged exposure to the sun. The Physicians from the Skin Institute at the Rapid City Medical Center, LLP, donated $14,000 for construction of two shade structures at…
There's much to see when taking a stroll along the City's bike path, through the City's many parks and along the City's trail system. These bucks enjoyed a morning stroll and breakfast break along the Skyline Wilderness Trail near Dinosaur Park. Remember to take your camera when walking, biking and…
City Greenhouse Manager Tim Forster retires today after 29 years of City service. Each year, Forster and his crew raise, plant and nurture 40-50,000 flowers and several hundred rose bushes that are placed in the City's parks, frontage areas and numerous visitor locations around the City. Forster works through the winter…
In just three months of 2016, the City's Code Enforcement Division has initiated 128 actions regarding 'nuisances' at home residences, compared to 292 such actions in all of 2015. The 128 actions this year have led to a dozen abatements, costing residents $2,520 in assessed cleanup costs.             Nuisance items…
The Rapid City Planning Commission approved two requests at a February meeting to transform the former Garfield School area on Dilger Avenue to an apartment complex and eight single family homes. The Garfield School hasn't been in operation since the 2000-01 school year.  The requests approved by the Commission will transform the…
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