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Posted on: November 11, 2020

Mask Up Spearfish!

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Following the lead of the “Mask Up South Dakota” campaign and other entities across the state united in the mission to stop the spread of COVID-19, the City of Spearfish is reminding all residents and visitors to Mask Up Spearfish! 

The City has p...

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

City of Spearfish public meetings move to remote format through remainder of 2020

City of Spearfish

City of Spearfish public meetings move to remote format through remainder of 2020

SPEARFISH, SD – As active COVID cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in the area, the City of Spearfish is returning to a remote format for all public meetin...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Read SD mayors' letter concerning the COVID pandemic

On Friday, October 16, 2020, 16 First Class South Dakota City Mayors signed a letter urging communities across South Dakota to act with caution in regards to COVID-19. The letter is below:

As Mayors of South Dakota’s largest cities and representi...

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Read letter in its original form here. COVID-19
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Spearfish Rec Center open with modified hours

Spearfish Rec Center open with modified hours

SPEARFISH, SD (June 1, 2020) – After completing Phase two of its reopening plan, Spearfish Rec Center staff are ready to start Phase three. Starting today, Monday, June 1, the facility is open with mo...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

City of Spearfish announces re-opening of public facilities

   City of Spearfish announces re-opening of public facilities

SPEARFISH, SD (May 14, 2020)– The City of Spearfish announced its schedule to re-open public facilities and begin to resume normal business operations, following Cen...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Businesses can choose to open and operate April 30, following best practice recommendations

Ordinance restricting on-site/on-sale business in Spearfish expires

Businesses can choose to open and operate, following best practice recommendations

SPEARFISH, SD (April 29, 2020) – The business closures ordered by the emergency ordinance, enact...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Businesses closed under previous measures may reopen April 30, following certain directives

Spearfish businesses closed under previous measures may reopen April 30, following certain directives

SPEARFISH, SD (April 23, 2020) – Businesses previously closed under an emergency ordinance may be able to reopen Thursday, April 30, as long as ...

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Read the proposed ordinance here! COVID-19
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Spearfish Fire Department helping to spread birthday cheer to area children

Thank you to the volunteer firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical services personnel for participating in these birthday parades! 

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Spearfish extends ordinance to slow community spread of COVID-19

Spearfish extends ordinance to slow community spread of COVID-19

Business closures currently in place will remain through April 30

SPEARFISH, SD (April 14, 2020) – The Spearfish City Council today voted to extend the measures currently in place th...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Spearfish Rec Center continues offering childcare services to essential local employees

Spearfish Rec Center continues offering childcare services to essential local employees

SPEARFISH, SD (May 5, 2020) – While some may wonder why the Spearfish Rec Center has not re-opened to patrons as other gyms have done recently, the answer is ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Spearfish Rec & Aquatics Center announces updates for members, public

Spearfish Rec & Aquatics Center announces updates for members, public

SPEARFISH, SD (April 9, 2020) – As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic evolves, Spearfish Recreation and Aquatics Center (SRAC) members will continue to see ch...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Governor’s executive order restricts public gatherings of more than 10 people

Governor’s executive order restricts public gatherings of more than 10 people

Updated order requires compliance from all South Dakotans, businesses, local governments

SPEARFISH, SD (April 7, 2020) – All South Dakota residents should be a...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Spearfish enacts ordinance to slow community spread of COVID-19

Spearfish enacts ordinance to slow community spread of COVID-19

Ordinance limits ‘on-site’ business April 1-15

SPEARFISH, SD (March 31, 2020) – At a special session Tuesday, via teleconference, the Spearfish City Council unanim...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Spearfish reminds residents to assist in keeping public open spaces safe

Practice social distancing everywhere in public – even outside!

Spearfish reminds residents to assist in keeping public open spaces safe

SPEARFISH, SD (March 26, 2020) – During this disruptive time, people need outlets for stress and anx...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Spearfish approves 1st reading of emergency ordinance to slow community spread of COVID-19

Spearfish approves 1st reading of emergency ordinance to slow community spread of COVID-19

If approved, ordinance would limit ‘on-site’ business April 1-15

SPEARFISH, SD (March 26, 2020) – At a special session Wednesday, via te...

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Find city council agendas/information here! COVID-19
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Spearfish provides webpage to connect people with resources, volunteer opportunities

Spearfish provides webpage to connect people with resources, volunteer opportunities in midst of COVID-19 pandemic

SPEARFISH, SD (March 24, 2020) – Citizens can now find ways to connect with resources or volunteer opportunities as the coronavirus...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Thanksgiving Holiday Garbage Schedule

Thanksgiving Holiday

Customers with Thursday pickup will be picked up on Wednesday the week of Thanksgiving. The rest of the week's routes will remain the same. Please remember to have your containers out by 7:00 AM. 

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Posted on: November 11, 2020

Mask Up Spearfish!

MASKED logo

Following the lead of the “Mask Up South Dakota” campaign and other entities across the state united in the mission to stop the spread of COVID-19, the City of Spearfish is reminding all residents and visitors to Mask Up Spearfish!

The ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Small grassfire at Spearfish Rifle Range knocked down Sunday

City of Spearfish

Spearfish firefighters knocked down a small grassfire Sunday at the Spearfish Rifle and Pistol Range.

At approximately 4:11 p.m. on Sunday, individuals at the range, located off Spearfish Canyon Highway, reported they saw individuals on the pistol side of ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Be aware of current temporary sign regulations, now that Election Day has passed

City of Spearfish

SPEARFISH, SD – Rules regarding temporary signs change now that the election season, as defined by City Code, has passed.

During election seasons, defined by the City Code as 60 days before an election to 48 hours after, additional temporary sign...

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

Spearfish Police Department raises funds for Special Olympics through ‘No Shave November’

No Shave November SPD

SPEARFISH, SD – With masks en vogue, the public may not immediately be able to tell that members of the Spearfish Police Department are participating in “No Shave November” this month to raise funds for Special Olympics South...

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

City of Spearfish public meetings move to remote format through remainder of 2020

City of Spearfish

City of Spearfish public meetings move to remote format through remainder of 2020

SPEARFISH, SD – As active COVID cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in the area, the City of Spearfish is returning to a remote format for all public meetin...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Spearfish Fire Department knocks down small grassfire Tuesday

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Spearfish Fire Department knocks down small grassfire Tuesday

SPEARFISH, SD – Spearfish firefighters knocked down a small grassfire Tuesday that originated in a garbage can near an outdoor hot tub with decking.

The Spearfish Fire Department was di...

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

New multi-agency office space in Spearfish to strengthen drug enforcement effort in Northern Hills

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Joint release from the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and the City of Spearfish

New multi-agency office space in Spearfish to strengthen drug enforcement effort in Northern Hills

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Be prepared for wintry weather conditions

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Be prepared for wintry weather conditions

The calendar may not say it is "officially" winter - but it is the time of year when we all need to be aware of winter weather safety! Check out helpful tips from the South Dakota Office of Emergency Mana...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Spearfish dispatcher receives Basic 911 Telecommunicators Certification

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Spearfish dispatcher receives Basic 911 Telecommunicators Certification

SPEARFISH, SD – Brian Vosburg, dispatcher with the Spearfish Public Safety Department, recently received his Basic 911 Telecommunicators Certification.

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Read SD mayors' letter concerning the COVID pandemic

On Friday, October 16, 2020, 16 First Class South Dakota City Mayors signed a letter urging communities across South Dakota to act with caution in regards to COVID-19. The letter is below:

As Mayors of South Dakota’s largest cities and representi...

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Read letter in its original form here. Home
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Spearfish breaks ground on Sky Ridge, a workforce housing development

PRELIMINARY Master Plan - Sky Ridge

Spearfish breaks ground on Sky Ridge, a workforce housing development

SPEARFISH, SD (September 30, 2020) – Sky Ridge, a workforce housing development, is officially under construction. The City of Spearfish hosted a groundbreaking ceremony today ...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Kids Point Daycare and Preschool opens Monday at Spearfish Rec Center

Exterior of the Spearfish Rec and Aquatics Center

Kids Point Daycare and Preschool opens Monday at Spearfish Rec Center

SPEARFISH, SD – The Spearfish Rec Center is generally bustling with activity, and Monday, when Kids Point Daycare and Preschool opens in the space, will be no exception.

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Spearfish Fire Department knocks down fire Saturday at pellet company

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Spearfish Fire Department knocks down fire Saturday at pellet company

SPEARFISH, SD (Aug. 24, 2020) – The Spearfish Fire Department knocked down a fire reported early Saturday morning that caused approximately $5,000 worth of damage at the Spearf...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Small fire caused by lightning strike contained west of Spearfish

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Small fire caused by lightning strike contained west of Spearfish

SPEARFISH, SD – A small fire caused by a lightning strike from the previous evening’s thunderstorm was contained Friday west of Spearfish.

Units from the Spearfish Fire De...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Residents reminded of temporary sign regulations during Sturgis Rally, election season

City of Spearfish

Residents reminded of temporary sign regulations during Sturgis Rally, election season

SPEARFISH, SD – Residents are reminded that the City of Spearfish’s sign regulations have special provisions for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and for...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Hiker stranded on steep rock face rescued Wednesday in Spearfish Canyon

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Hiker stranded on steep rock face rescued Wednesday in Spearfish Canyon

SPEARFISH, SD (July 23, 2020) – A lost hiker who inadvertently found herself on a steep rock face in Spearfish Canyon was successfully rescued via high-angle/rope rescue Wedn...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Jackson Boulevard median aesthetics include links to historic hydroelectric plant

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Spearfish Jackson Boulevard median aesthetics include links to historic hydroelectric plant

SPEARFISH, SD – Visitors to Spearfish may wonder about the significance of the wooden pipes located in the medians on Jackson Boulevard between Seventh an...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

A letter of thanks to the Spearfish community

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Thank you to the Spearfish community

When people ask what it is like working for the Spearfish Police Department, I always remark that we work for the most supportive community in the world.

Over the last several weeks, with nationwide protests, cities cons...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Reminder: Yard waste not allowed in City-issued garbage containers

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Reminder: Yard waste not allowed in City-issued garbage containers

SPEARFISH, SD (July 9, 2020) – City of Spearfish Utility Services would like to remind solid waste customers that yard waste is not allowed in City-issued garbage containers.

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Participate in the 2020 U.S. Census today!

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Participate in the 2020 U.S. Census today!

If you haven’t completed your 2020 Census form yet, now is the time to do so! By the end of next week, all homes in South Dakota will have received their Census forms, either in the mail (which were deli...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Spearfish seeks proposals for childcare services at rec center

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Spearfish seeks proposals for childcare services at rec center

SPEARFISH, SD (June 16, 2020) – The City of Spearfish is seeking proposals from qualified, state-licensed childcare providers for a partnership to offer the much-needed service at the...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Citizens, contractors reminded to check City licensing/permit requirements, sign rules

Citizens, contractors reminded to check City licensing/permit requirements, sign rules

Avoid scammers during the demand for repairs following damaging weather

SPEARFISH, SD (June 10, 2020) – Following damaging storms, contractors, vendors, and bus...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

When outdoor warning sirens sound in Spearfish, take cover

When outdoor warning sirens sound in Spearfish, take cover

Sirens activated to aid in alerting residents of severe weather of all kinds

SPEARFISH, SD (June 9, 2020) – Tis the season for severe weather in Western South Dakota, and residents in and ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Organizations encouraged to adopt a park in Spearfish

Organizations encouraged to adopt a park in Spearfish

New program provides opportunity for citizens to get involved in caring for community spaces

SPEARFISH, SD (June 5, 2020)– For citizens wishing to get outside and volunteer to assist with the b...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Spearfish Rec Center open with modified hours

Spearfish Rec Center open with modified hours

SPEARFISH, SD (June 1, 2020) – After completing Phase two of its reopening plan, Spearfish Rec Center staff are ready to start Phase three. Starting today, Monday, June 1, the facility is open with mo...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Suspect caught Sunday after slashing 30 tires in City parking lots

Suspect caught Sunday after slashing 30 tires in City parking lots

SPEARFISH, SD (June 1, 2020) – Early Sunday, 30 tires in the Spearfish Police Department and City Hall parking lot were slashed. Nicholas A. Rios, 20, of Rapid City, was arrested ...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

City of Spearfish announces re-opening of public facilities

City of Spearfish announces re-opening of public facilities

SPEARFISH, SD (May 14, 2020)– The City of Spearfish announced its schedule to re-open public facilities and begin to resume normal business operations, following Centers for Disease Cont...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Businesses can choose to open and operate April 30, following best practice recommendations

Ordinance restricting on-site/on-sale business in Spearfish expires

Businesses can choose to open and operate, following best practice recommendations

SPEARFISH, SD (April 29, 2020) – The business closures ordered by the emergency ordinance, enact...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Businesses closed under previous measures may reopen April 30, following certain directives

Spearfish businesses closed under previous measures may reopen April 30, following certain directives

SPEARFISH, SD (April 23, 2020) – Businesses previously closed under an emergency ordinance may be able to reopen Thursday, April 30, as long as ...

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Read the proposed ordinance here! Home
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Spearfish Fire Department helping to spread birthday cheer to area children

Thank you to the volunteer firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical services personnel for participating in these birthday parades!

Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Spearfish Rec Center continues offering childcare services to essential local employees

Spearfish Rec Center continues offering childcare services to essential local employees

SPEARFISH, SD (May 5, 2020) – While some may wonder why the Spearfish Rec Center has not re-opened to patrons as other gyms have done recently, the answer is ...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Spearfish extends ordinance to slow community spread of COVID-19

Spearfish extends ordinance to slow community spread of COVID-19

Business closures currently in place will remain through April 30

SPEARFISH, SD (April 14, 2020) – The Spearfish City Council today voted to extend the measures currently in place th...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Spearfish Rec & Aquatics Center announces updates for members, public

Spearfish Rec & Aquatics Center announces updates for members, public

SPEARFISH, SD (April 9, 2020) – As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic evolves, Spearfish Recreation and Aquatics Center (SRAC) members will continue to see ch...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Governor’s executive order restricts public gatherings of more than 10 people

Governor’s executive order restricts public gatherings of more than 10 people

Updated order requires compliance from all South Dakotans, businesses, local governments

SPEARFISH, SD (April 7, 2020) – All South Dakota residents should be a...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Spearfish enacts ordinance to slow community spread of COVID-19

Spearfish enacts ordinance to slow community spread of COVID-19

Ordinance limits ‘on-site’ business April 1-15

SPEARFISH, SD (March 31, 2020) – At a special session Tuesday, via teleconference, the Spearfish City Council unanim...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Spearfish reminds residents to assist in keeping public open spaces safe

Practice social distancing everywhere in public – even outside!

Spearfish reminds residents to assist in keeping public open spaces safe

SPEARFISH, SD (March 26, 2020) – During this disruptive time, people need outlets for stress and anx...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Spearfish approves 1st reading of emergency ordinance to slow community spread of COVID-19

Spearfish approves 1st reading of emergency ordinance to slow community spread of COVID-19

If approved, ordinance would limit ‘on-site’ business April 1-15

SPEARFISH, SD (March 26, 2020) – At a special session Wednesday, via te...

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Find city council agendas/information here! Home
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Spearfish provides webpage to connect people with resources, volunteer opportunities

Spearfish provides webpage to connect people with resources, volunteer opportunities in midst of COVID-19 pandemic

SPEARFISH, SD (March 24, 2020) – Citizens can now find ways to connect with resources or volunteer opportunities as the coronavirus...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Spearfish Mayor urges residents, businesses to assist with slowing community spread

Spearfish Mayor urges residents, businesses to assist with slowing community spread by following Gov. Noem’s executive order

SPEARFISH, SD (March 24, 2020) – Following Governor Kristi Noem’s executive order Monday, Spearfish M...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

2019 City of Spearfish Drinking Water Report Now Available!

The 2019 Drinking Water Report is now available by visiting http://denr.sd.gov/des/dw/PDF/DWQPDFs/0311ccr.pdf, the City’s website or City Hall.  This report is done in compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act to provide you with info...

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