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RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM INVITING VOLUNTEERS TO ‘ADOPT-A-STOP’ Participants can assist RTS in cleaning, monitoring shelter and stop areas RAPID CITY, SD—The City’s Rapid Transit System (RTS) is inviting volunteers to ‘Adopt-A-Stop’ this summer.  Participants can adopt a bus shelter, bench or high-traffic stop area and assist in keeping the area…
1972 Flood: ‘Remember, Honor and Commemorate’ By Steve Allender, Mayor of Rapid City It has been 50 years – a half century – since floodwaters cascaded through canyons along west Highway 44 and into Rapid City, forging a path of destruction that included the collapse of Canyon Lake Dam, claiming…
Rapid City’s Sumption Named Finance Officer of the Year Pauline Sumption, Finance Director for the City of Rapid City, was named Finance Officer of the Year earlier this month by the South Dakota Governmental Finance Officers’ Association.           The award is given each year to a…
CITY FIREWORKS DISPLAY SET FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY Several displays planned in Rapid City, region; Municipal Band hosting holiday concert RAPID CITY, SD—Several fireworks displays will be on tap in the Rapid City area July 1-4.             The City’s Independence Day fireworks celebration will take place Monday, July 4 beginning at…
VANDALISM BECOMING A DAILY OCCURRENCE IN CITY’S PARKS SYSTEM **Portable facilities at Braeburn, Jackson Parks destroyed; **Restroom facilities at College, Roosevelt Parks closed due to excessive damage RAPID CITY, SD—City Parks and Recreation Department officials are reporting a significant increase in vandalism in local parks in recent weeks.             Portable…
YOUTH RIDERSHIP INCREASES 17.9% ON CITY’S TRANSIT SYSTEM DURING SCHOOL YEAR ‘Youth Ride Free’ program extends to summer; Provides cost saving options for families RAPID CITY, SD—More than 33,000 youth riders utilized the Rapid Transit System’s ‘Youth Ride Free’ program during the 2021-22 school year, a 17.9 percent increase over…
WALL DISPLAY AT THE MONUMENT TO MEMORIALIZE FLOOD VICTIMS, CELEBRATE CITY’S GREENWAY 50-foot wall display will include interactive elements, visuals, testimonials; Public invited to June 9 unveiling ceremony RAPID CITY, SD—The victims of the 1972 Black Hills Flood and Rapid City’s commitment to preserving the community’s greenway created in the…
CITY EXPERIENCES SECOND-BEST MONTH FOR PERMIT VALUATION IN CITY’S HISTORY More than $112.8 million in permits issued in May RAPID CITY, SD—Rapid City experienced its second-highest month ever for building permit valuation in May, issuing 337 permits with a combined total valuation of more than $112.8 million ($112,847,038).                 May’s…
Here is the schedule for the 50th Rapid City Flood and Greenway Commemoration June 5-10 with an emphasis on June 8-9.  Visit www.rapidcityflood.com for additional details, history of the tragic event, impacts on the regon and the efforts to recover. The theme for this year's observance is 'Remember, Honor, Commemorate'.  The…
Below is the Rapid City Water Division's Water Conservation Policy: http://www.rcgov.org/index.php?option=com_docman&view=document&alias=4383-water-conservation-measures&category_slug=water-division&Itemid=149   RAPID CITY—As the calendar approaches June, City officials are reminding homeowners it' time to work water conservation measures into their lawn, tree and garden maintenance schedule.              Rapid City's annual mandatory water conservation measures go into effect next…

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