Rapid City News Room (682 items)

CITY EMPLOYEES PREDICT SUPER BOWL OUTCOME, OTHER FAVORITES Survey discloses favorite NFL teams, snacks; Respondents narrowly predict Rams to win Sunday's game in close contest RAPID CITY, SD—And the winner is… In a survey of City employees and officials, a slight majority of respondents predict the Los Angeles Rams to…
PUBLIC TURNS IN TONS OF NON-WORKING HOLIDAY LIGHTS Solid Waste officials impressed with collection numbers; Removes ‘tanglers’ from Landfill equipment RAPID CITY, SD—For several years, City Solid Waste officials have requested the public’s help to properly recycle strings of non-working holiday lights by discarding them in collection boxes placed at…
CITY REMINDS PUBLIC TO MONITOR AIR QUALITY CONDITIONS ONLINE Features on City’s home page offers updated air quality conditions RAPID CITY, SD—With an air pollution alert for dust issued today (February 8) for west Rapid City, officials remind the public they can monitor daily and hourly air quality air conditions…
CITY SETS RECORD FOR ANNUAL SALES TAX RECEIPTS November receipts push annual total into unchartered territory with one month left to count RAPID CITY, SD—Rapid City’s economy continues to set records Rapid City’s sales tax receipts for November totaled a record $2.87 million, bringing the total of sales tax receipts…
BIG LOTS!, OLD NAVY COMING TO RAPID CITY City Releases January Building Permit Report; Valuation total dips; still higher than January 2020, 2019 totals RAPID CITY, SD—The City’s Building Services Division issued 164 building permits in January with a valuation total of $14.15 million.  Among the permits issued were first…
(FEBRUARY 3 UPDATE): The Public Works Committee approved this item at Tuesday's meeting.  The proposal moves on to the full City Council meeting Monday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. RAPID CITY, SD—One of the featured items on Tuesday’s Public Works Committee agenda is authorizing staff to advertise…
PUBLIC ASKED TO LIMIT VISITS TO CITY FACILITES DUE TO COVID, OTHER ILLNESSES Recent spike in employee absences due to COVID-19, other illnesses RAPID CITY, SD—With increasing numbers of positive COVID-cases reported in the area coupled with increased illness-related absences among City employees, Mayor Steve Allender is recommending the public…
Rapid City Fire Department Releases 2021 Statistics Rapid City, S.D. – 2021 was a record breaking year for the Rapid City Fire Department. The RCFD responded to 21,485 calls for service in 2021. That’s a ten percent increase from 2020. A breakdown of the calls for service goes as follows:…
Proposed changes have been recommended to the City’s precinct and ward map by the redistricting committee utilizing data from the 2020 US Census.  The City’s Geographic Information System (GIS) division has redesigned the map with the proposed changes.  According to the agenda summary item from the January 12 Legal and…
BUILDING PERMIT VALUATION: City Ends 2021 Just Shy of $400 Million, Aided by Second-Best December on Record City Issues 15 Permit in 2021 s w/Valuations Over $4 million Each RAPID CITY, SD—Rapid City had its highest building permit valuation total on record in 2021, finishing the calendar year with the…

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