Rapid City News Room (573 items)

FROM PENNINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: (Thursday morning) Update on Highway 244 Fire near Keystone Pennington County, SD – Highway 244 is currently open for travel. It was opened at midnight, April 1, 2021. Iron Mountain Road remains closed from Highway 244 to the Custer County Line. Mount Rushmore National Memorial opened…
AIR QUALITY ALERT ISSUED TODAY & THIS EVENING Alert effective today until 9 p.m. RAPID CITY, SD--An air pollution alert for dust has been issued for Rapid City, west of The Gap, until 9 p.m. today.  The alert was issued at 6:32 a.m. today by the South Dakota Department of…
EASTER WEEK CITY SCHEDULE CITY OFFICES, RAPID TRANSIT & LANDFILL CLOSED ON GOOD FRIDAY Library, Swim Center, Ice Arena open but closed Easter Sunday RAPID CITY—The City administrative offices will be closed Friday, April 2 in observance of Good Friday, affecting city transit and trash collection services.  Other City facilities…
CITY ANNOUNCES ‘NAME THE GARBAGE TRUCK’ CONTEST Solid Waste Division hosting contest to name nine trucks; Winners announced during Public Works Week RAPID CITY, SD—The City’s Solid Waste Division is inviting the public to participate in a ‘Name The Garbage Truck’ contest.                 The contest includes submission of entries through…
A Topping Out Ceremony was held Saturday (March 13) for the Summit Arena facility.  A major milestone in the project, a topping out ceremony is a construction-industry tradition marking the moment when the crew puts the final structural beam in place.    Several dozen people from the public attended the…
As the community digs out from this weekend's winter storm, there are various delays and announcements from City departments:   RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM: The Rapid City Transit System will have a late start today (Monday) due to the weather. RapidRide and Dial-a-Ride operations are scheduled to begin routes today at…
CITY SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR VISION FUND CITIZEN COMMITTEE Citizen Interest Applications accepted through April 9 Rapid City, SD: The City is seeking applicants to develop a nine-person Vision Fund Citizen Committee. Interested citizens are encouraged to apply by submitting a Citizen Interest Application online. Application deadline is April 9th, 2021…
CITY ENJOYS RECORD FEBRUARY FOR SINGLE FAMILY HOME PERMITS Single family home category paces $22 million month for permit valuation RAPID CITY, SD—The City’s Building Services Division issued a record number of permits for single family homes in a February calendar month, part of a solid month of permit activity…
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR RESIGNS TO TAKE UTAH POST Ken Young returning home to Utah to take similar position Served three and a half years in City position; Vicki Fisher named interim director of City department RAPID CITY, SD—Community Development Director Ken Young is resigning his position with the City of…
RAPID CITY UNDER CONSIDERATION AS BICYCLE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY League of American Bicyclists Seeking Online Input From Local Bikers RAPID CITY, SD—Rapid City is under consideration for recognition as a Bicycle Friendly Community. The League of American Bicyclists is seeking input from bicyclists in the Rapid City community as part of…

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