Rapid City News Room (573 items)

City Parks crews are filling the renovated Braeburn Park Ice Rink with water this week (January 21).  Crews started renovations a year ago and this winter, thanks to donations from Knechts, Scheels and others, additional improvements have been made including a rink liner.     Crews are pumping in water…
Flush only toilet paper and avoid pouring 'FOG' down sink drains RAPID CITY--When it comes to your abode, it matters what you put down your commode!             And your kitchen sink. And your sewer vent pipe.             In other words, 'Be kind to your pipes'!             City officials remind homeowners…
CITY ISSUES $14.7 MILLION PERMIT FOR MULTI-USE BUILDING ON ST. JOSEPH STREET           Former Imperial Hotel Site To Become Mixed-Use Facility Including Apartments, Offices, Parking RAPID CITY, SD--After a solid building year resulting in the second-highest number of permits issued with the fifth-largest amount of building valuation, the City of…
The Rapid City Youth City Council began its 2021 term earlier this month with the swearing in of new Council members, election of officers, fielding presentations from Mayor Steve Allender and Malcom Chapman and addressing a mask requirement.   Mayor Allender administered the oath of office to the members. Elected…
AIR QUALITY ALERT ISSUED FOR WEST RAPID CITY THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING Alert effective from 6 p.m. Wednesday until Noon Friday RAPID CITY, SD--An air pollution alert for dust has been issued for Rapid City, west of The Gap, from 6 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) until noon Friday.  The alert was issued…
CITY STREET SWEEPERS KEPT BUSY COLLECTING TONS OF MATERIAL IN 2020 Crews collected, hauled seven million pounds of material RAPID CITY, SD--More than 7.6 million pounds! More than 3,814 tons! More than 450 truckloads!             That's the amount of material the City's Street Department swept from city streets in 2020.…
'YOUTH RIDE FREE' PROGRAM SLOWLY EMERGING FROM COVID-19 IMPACTS RapidRide serves as convenient option for youth on school, cold, activity days RAPID CITY, SD--Another indicator of COVID-19 impacts on the community can be seen in the dramatic decreases in youth ridership on the City's Rapid Transit System (RTS).             RapidRide…
CITY ISSUES SECOND-HIGHEST NUMBER OF BUILDING PERMITS; FIFTH HIGHEST IN PERMIT VALUATION RAPID CITY, SD--The COVID-19 pandemic produced its fair share of challenges and issues for the community in 2020, but there was at least one positive index reflected at year's end.  The City's Building Services Division issued the second-most…
AIR QUALITY ALERT ISSUED TODAY FOR WEST RAPID CITY Alert effective from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. RAPID CITY, SD--An air pollution alert for dust has been issued for Rapid City, west of The Gap, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. today.  The alert was issued overnight by the South…
**REMINDER** CITY TO RESUME UTILITY SHUTOFFS DUE TO NON-PAYMENT BEGINNING JANUARY 4 **Suspension of shutoffs began March 17 **Residents advised to bring accounts into compliance **Can still seek hardship status RAPID CITY, SD--Officials are reminding City utility customers with overdue accounts that beginning next Monday, the City will resume discontinuation…

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