Rapid City News Room (490 items)

Facilities reopened September 1 with changes in use, capacity limits RAPID CITY, SD--The City's Roosevelt Swim Center and Roosevelt Park Ice Arena reopened to the public September 1 with changes in use and capacity numbers at both facilities.             The facilities were closed March 18 due to the onset of…
City Council Provides Unanimous Approval RAPID CITY, SD--The Rapid City Council tonight confirmed Jason Culberson as Rapid City's next fire chief and Don Hedrick as the City's next police chief.  Both Council votes were unanimous and the actions culminate a process that began in June and included the work of…
(SEPTEMBER 3 UPDATE) The Rapid City Council approved first reading of the City's 2021 budget at a special session August 26.  The Council will take up second reading of the proposed $176 million budget at its meeting Tuesday, September 8 in Council Chambers.  The meeting is moved to Tuesday due…
CITY TO RESUME QUARTERLY 'COFFEE WITH PLANNERS' SESSIONS SEPT. 1 Halted due to COVID, informal quarterly discussions provide updates, gather input from planners, developers, public RAPID CITY--The City's Department of Community Development will resume hosting quarterly "Coffee With Planners" events next month with a new location and time.             The…
The City is seeking applicants for various positions on boards and commissions: CITY SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR COMMUNITY INVESTMENT COMMITTEE Citizen Interest Applications accepted through September 18 Rapid City, SD - The City is seeking interest to fill two (2) vacancies on the Community Investment Committee. Applicants must be residents of…
Nearly 500 More Permits Issued than January-July 2019; $3 Million Value For July Roofing Permits RAPID CITY, SD--Drive through many Rapid City neighborhoods this summer, and some of the most common sounds heard are those coming from nail guns and roofing hammers.              The City's Building Services Division issued nearly…
Provision Affects Vehicles Placed In Driveways, Pads; On-Street Limitations Continue RAPID CITY, SD--At Monday night's meeting, the Rapid City Council approved an ordinance amendment relating to the storage and parking of certain vehicles and trailers within city limits.             The ordinance amendment would relax certain current provisions in City code,…
Severe weather is a normal occurrence at any time of the year here in South Dakota. Pennington County and its municipalities are no exception. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for this afternoon and evening. As a reminder, the Pennington County public warning sirens are used…
The Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, future home of The Monument, released their facility Reopening Guidelines. The guidelines include updates to staffing policies, sanitation, social distancing recommendations, ticket purchasing, cashless payments, food and beverage policies, guest experience, facility entry/exit and communication and messaging.   “We are committed to maintaining a safe and…
WalletHub ranks 182 cities against several rent market metrics RAPID CITY, SD--When it comes to the best and worst places to rent in America, Rapid City ranks fourth on the list of best places to rent in the nation, according to a recent WalletHub survey.             WalletHub released its national…

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