Rapid City News Room (460 items)

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…
City officials remind the public effective Monday, June 1, some of the downtown parking rules resume to normal implementation.  In March, the City extended the free parking feature on downtown meters from 15 minutes to two hours.  Beginning on Monday, the free parking feature returns to 15 minutes (remember to…
CITY CREWS BEAUTIFYING SELECT PARK AREAS WITH THOUSANDS OF FLOWERS City's Greenhouse Raised 18,000 Annuals for Planting In Scaled-Back Effort RAPID CITY, SD--Despite reductions in seasonal help, City Parks and Recreation Department crews are out planting flowers in select areas of the city.             Crews are planting approximately 18,000 flower…
ANNUAL SUMMER WATER RESTRICTIONS BEGIN NEXT WEEK Annual conservation measure goes into effect June 1 RAPID CITY--As the calendar flips to June, it's time for Rapid City residents to work water conservation measures into their home lawn and garden maintenance schedule.              Rapid City's annual mandatory water conservation measures go…
CITY COMPLETES FIRST PHASE OF DOWNTOWN LIGHTING PROJECT RAPID CITY, SD--City officials indicate crews have completed work in May on the first phase of the Rapid City Downtown Lighting Project.             The first phase began in March, updating the lighting on 20 city blocks by replacing the existing fixtures on…
RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM SET TO RESUME OPERATIONS Public Transit Service Returns Monday With Reduced Hours, Days of Service RAPID CITY, SD (June 11, 2020)--The City's public transportation system - Rapid Transit System - will resume operations Monday (June 15) with reduced hours and days of service.             Rapid Transit System…
SECOND RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM DRIVER TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 VIRUS RAPID CITY, SD--A second driver with the City's Rapid Transit System (RTS) has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.             The driver's last RTS shift was Saturday, May 16.  The driver did not work last week after developing a gastro-intestinal…
CITY RECOGNIZING WORKERS DURING NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK RAPID CITY, SD--They provide some of the most essential services for a community, often providing critically-important and necessary work behind the scenes and providing quick response during a crisis.             They are public works employees and next week the City is recognizing…
The City this month has received notification of two CARES Act grant awards, one for $3.6 million in CARES Act resources for the Rapid Transit System.  The other award is for more than $307,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds through the CARES Act.  Both City releases below contain…

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