Rapid City News Room (745 items)

**HELP WANTED** PARKS & REC SEEKS SEASONAL HELP IN MANY AREAS Lifeguards, Golf Course, Parks/Landscape Maintenance, Concessions, Greenhouse Workers Needed RAPID CITY, SD—As the calendar flips to February and cold temperatures and snow grip the region, some City officials are already thinking about the summer – with visions of pools…
CITY SWEEPS AVERAGE OF 2500 TONS OF MATERIAL FROM CITY STREETS (Photo: City sweeper crews also work inside sometimes. They were called in to assist in cleaning up the Summit Arena after the massive Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo) RAPID CITY, SD—They don’t possess the speed of the police…
City Employees Pick Winner of Sunday’s Super Bowl Also predict points to be scored, where they’ll watch game; Identify best snacks & their favorite NFL teams RAPID CITY, SD—When it comes to the Super Bowl, just about everyone has an opinion – whether it’s picking the winner, how many points…
CITY RECEIVES NOVEMBER SALES TAX REPORT Sales tax receipts reach record levels; Rate staying slightly ahead of Region’s inflation number RAPID CITY, SD—Rapid City’s sales tax receipts for November came in at a record pace and totals are holding slightly ahead of the consumer price index numbers for the Midwest…
CITY’S BUILDING SERVICES DIVISION ISSUES JANUARY BUILDING PERMIT NUMBERS RAPID CITY, SD—The City’s Building Services Division issued 201 building permits in January with a combined valuation total of more than $30.6 million.             The January total is an increase over the 164 permits issued in January 2022 and last month’s…
At Monday's meeting (2/6/23), the Rapid City Council tabled a measure seeking approval of the City logo and branding effort on a 9-1 vote.  The tabling decision effectively kills the measure.   LEGAL AND FINANCE COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS NEW CITY LOGO AT WEDNESDAY MEETING **City Council will vote on final…
Rapid City, S.D. – The Rapid City Fire Department responded to 21,494 calls for service in 2022. That is a minimum change from 21,485 calls in 2021. A breakdown of the calls for service goes as follows: Medical Only including Mobile Medic: 16,741 Fires & Potential Fires: 1,831 Service Calls,…
RAPID CITY, S.D. (01/23/2023) Rapid City Regional Airport reported statistics placing 2022 as the third-highest year for passenger numbers. The airport welcomed 672,549 total passengers. The highest year recorded was in 2019 with 705,429 passengers.            “No one was certain what to expect in 2022. With…
The City issued the 2022 Building Permit Report and also received the September and October sales tax receipts reports from the State of South Dakota.  Here are City releases on both items: CITY ISSUES 2022 BUILDING PERMIT REPORT **Valuation total reaches second-highest level ever; **Activity slows in second half of…
‘YOUTH RIDE FREE’ PROGRAM SEES BIG INCREASE IN RIDERSHIP IN 2022 RAPID CITY, SD—More than 35,000 youth passenger trips were recorded on Rapid Transit System’s (RTS) RapidRide program in 2022, a 9.6 percent increase over 2021.             The ‘Youth Ride Free’ program reported increases in seven of the nine months…

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