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Posted on: June 23, 2021

SERF loan approved

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Prospective tenant looks to lease remainder of Atlas building

SPEARFISH, SD – The Spearfish City Council approved a $1.4 million Spearfish Economic Revolving Fund (SERF) loan Monday, making way for the remainder of the City-owned Atlas building t...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

McDonald named interim city administrator

City of Spearfish

SPEARFISH, SD – City Attorney Ashley McDonald was approved to take on the role of interim city administrator following the departure of Mike Harmon, who proffered his resignation recently and whose last day in the role will be July 16.

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Citizens, contractors reminded to check City licensing/permit requirements

City of Spearfish

SPEARFISH, SD – As summer comes into full swing, citizens may see employees of businesses going door-to-door offering services, especially related to repairs and replacements of people’s homes, vehicles, and property. All these busines...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Updated state law to permit motorized foot scooters on sidewalks

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SPEARFISH, SD – An updated state law that goes into effect July 1 adds motorized foot scooters to the list of vehicles permitted on sidewalks.

House Bill 1192 added motorized foot scooters to the list of vehicles in SDCL 32-26-21.1, including bic...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Bridge relocation project nears completion

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SPEARFISH, SD – As the City completes the bridge relocation in the Salem Park area, the rec path routes will be impacted. 

As a part of this project, there will be some work in and around Spearfish Creek, including bank stabilization and...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Shortage of lifeguards to impact Spearfish Water Park hours, services

Dump bucket and water slides at Spearfish Water Park

SPEARFISH, SD – Seasonal workforce shortages have been in the news across the country, and the impacts, specifically related to lifeguard positions, are being felt in Spearfish, too. As a result, the Spearfish Water Park is making changes to its...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

As the temperatures heat up, remember these lawncare tips to help conserve water usage

Water Leak

SPEARFISH, SD – As summer heats up, the City of Spearfish reminds residents to follow a few practical tips to keep their lawns healthy and avoid water waste.

“While we currently do not have water restrictions in place, many cities and s...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Spearfish setting zoning regulations, licensing provisions for cannabis establishments

City of Spearfish

SPEARFISH, SD – In preparation for the July 1 effective date for Initiated Measure 26, the voter-approved medical marijuana measure, the Spearfish City Council is updating City Code to set zoning regulations and licensing provisions for cannabis...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

New bandshell project progresses

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SPEARFISH, SD – The goal to build a new bandshell at Spearfish City Park is progressing, thanks to the fundraising efforts of local nonprofit Spread the Tunes and its partnership with the City.

Monday, the Spearfish City Council approved a reimbu...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

2021 shaping up to be another busy year in Spearfish for building permits after record-breaking 2020

City of Spearfish

SPEARFISH, SD – Already in 2021, the City of Spearfish has seen $28.7 million in total building project valuations, compared to the same timeframe (January through May) in 2020, which saw $20.2 million, and 2019, at $13.9 million.

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Pet reminders going into summer!

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Remember to keep your pet leashed when not in designated areas

SPEARFISH, SD – As summer kicks off, everyone – humans and pets alike! – are excited to enjoy the outdoors, and Spearfish is rife with beautiful areas users of all...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Summer Reading starts June 6 at Grace Balloch Memorial Library

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‘Tails & Tales’ theme provides activities and reading challenges for all ages

SPEARFISH, SD – Get ready to dive into the Grace Balloch Memorial Library “Tails & Tales” Summer Reading program, which ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Sirens activated to aid in alerting residents of severe weather

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Reminder: When outdoor warning sirens sound in Spearfish, take cover

SPEARFISH, SD – Tis the season for severe weather in Western South Dakota, and residents in and around Spearfish are reminded that the outdoor warning sirens are activated for s...

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Spearfish requesting proposals for naming rights for Sky Ridge sportsplex

Sky Ridge Sports Complex

SPEARFISH, SD – Businesses interested in naming the future sportsplex at Sky Ridge in Spearfish may submit proposals for the opportunity.

“The naming rights package for this sports complex means far more than the traditional corporate sponsorship,” Spearfi...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Spearfish to prohibit consumption/smoking of cannabis in public places

City of Spearfish

SPEARFISH, SD – In preparation for the July 1 effective date for Initiated Measure 26, the voter-approved medical marijuana measure, the Spearfish City Council is updating City Code to prohibit the consumption/smoking of cannabis in public place...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Additional designated parking to be marked in downtown Spearfish

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SPEARFISH, SD – Downtown Spearfish will soon have six additional parking spaces designated for vehicles bearing disabled parking placards, as well as two spaces for motorcycle only parking near the intersection of Main Street and Jackson Bouleva...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Spearfish Police Department celebrates promotion of sergeant

Sergeant promotion

SPEARFISH, SD – Samantha Rosenau was promoted to the rank of sergeant at the Spearfish Police Department this week, with a promotion ceremony taking place during the Monday City Council meeting.

Police Chief Curt Jacobs described that Sgt. Rosena...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

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

City of Spearfish

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

Yard waste includes grass clippings, leaves, branches, shrubs, etc. 

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Please keep public rights-of-way, roadways clear

Encroachment

SPEARFISH, SD – The City of Spearfish is kindly reminding individuals, businesses, and contractors not to place or store items – especially vehicles, equipment, and construction/landscaping materials – in public rights-of-way...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Road through Spearfish City Campground closed to through-traffic during camping season

Campground

SPEARFISH, SD – Motorists are reminded that South Canyon Street between Spearfish City Campground and Winterville Drive is closed annually during camping season, May 1 through Sept. 30.

Public Safety Director Pat Rotert explained that the City ha...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Pedestrian bridge removed, another to be relocated to comply with FEMA requirements

Peoria bridge

SPEARFISH, SD – Residents and rec path users will notice a change in connectivity along the rec path near Salem Park as the pedestrian bridge spanning Spearfish Creek near Peoria Street has been removed, to be replaced in May by the bridge curre...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Spearfish building off success of wildland fire program

City of Spearfish Fire Department

Full-time engine boss position created

SPEARFISH, SD – Since 2017, the City of Spearfish has hired a seasonal wildland crew to support the efforts of reducing the impacts of wildfire on communities around the U.S. and also create revenue for the ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

New language to be added to City Code to protect health of urban forest

Language added to City Code to protect health of urban forest

SPEARFISH, SD – New language may soon be added to Spearfish City Code to help protect the health of the urban forest.

“Residents and visitors enjoy our urban forest, which adds to the beauty, health, and vitality of our ecosystem and community, and we want...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Spearfish Recreation and Aquatics Center offers new services, amenities

Spearfish Rec Center

SPEARFISH, SD – The Spearfish Recreation and Aquatics Center has an exciting new list of services and amenities for members, including an option for 24-hour indoor access, seven days a week, for 24-hour members.

“We heard our citizens s...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Spearfish employees recognized for years of service

Years of Service

Photo caption: City of Spearfish employees who marked milestones in 2020 were recognized for their years of service during the Spearfish City Council meeting Monday. Those recognized for: five years of service: Shawn Fox, Greg King, Ed Richards, ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Spearfish officers honored with Life Saver awards

Life Saver awards

SPEARFISH, SD – Two Spearfish Police Department officers were honored Monday with not one, but two Life Saver awards.

Officers Austin Drapeaux and Jacob Westover were both working and dispatched to events in April and November of 2020 that result...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Text-to-9-1-1 option available in South Dakota

Text to 911

PIERRE, S.D. – Text-to-9-1-1 is now available throughout South Dakota.

Wireless cell phone customers in South Dakota can text to 9-1-1 when they can’t call in an emergency. The text, like a phone call, will be routed to a local 9-1-1 dispatch center.

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

Sky Ridge Sports Complex design taking shape

Sky Ridge Sports Complex

SPEARFISH, SD – Spearfish will soon be eligible to host large soccer and softball tournaments, to include state and regional competitions, thanks to Sky Ridge Sports Complex, currently nearing the end of the design development stage and set to g...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Spearfish updating off-street parking requirements for multifamily dwellings

City of Spearfish

SPEARFISH, SD – To enable more efficient site planning, reduce impervious surfaces, and help broaden opportunities for revitalization in the downtown core, the City of Spearfish is updating its off-street parking requirements for multifamily dwe...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Found a lost pet? Remember to call Animal Control

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SPEARFISH, SD – As the seasons change, it is more likely to see pets out enjoying the outdoors. Occasionally, a pet gets out of an enclosure or away from its owner, and, in its excitement and confusion, can become lost. If you come across a lost...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Work Resumes on Jackson Boulevard Project

The Contractor is scheduled to resume work this week on Jackson Boulevard Phase 2 work between Ames Street and Meier Avenue. Crews will be mobilizing on site this week and preparing to begin work next week.

Beginning Monday, March 8, 2021, traffic will con...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Spearfish police officers honored

Sergeant promotion

SPEARFISH, SD – The 2020 Spearfish Police Department Officer of the Year, Christopher Woods, and newly-promoted Sgt. Dustin Bush were honored during the Spearfish City Council meeting Monday.

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Spearfish approves 2022-2032 Parks and Recreation Master Plan

City Park

 SPEARFISH, SD – The City of Spearfish has a new tool in place to guide the growth and expansion of parks and recreation opportunities over the next decade.

The Spearfish City Council Monday approved the 2022-2032 Parks and Recreation Ma...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Honor a loved one through Spearfish Memorial Tree Program

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New program provides living tribute to benefit present, future generations

SPEARFISH, SD – A new program through the Spearfish Parks and Recreation Department allows people to memorialize or honor a friend or loved one by planting a Memorial Tree...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

Want to help beautify the community? Adopt a park!

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SPEARFISH, SD – Service groups, clubs, individuals, etc., interested in getting more involved in caring for community spaces are encouraged to adopt a park through the City of Spearfish.

“Great parks make great neighborhoods,” Parks, Recreation, and Forest...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Spearfish Police Department’s ‘No Shave November’ raises nearly $1,500 for Special Olympics SD

No Shave November December conclusion

SPEARFISH, SD – Thanks to a donation of matching funds from the Spearfish Police Auxiliary, nearly $1,500 will be donated to Special Olympics South Dakota through the Spearfish Police Department’s participation in “No Shave N...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Spearfish Fire Department knocks down fire on Seaton Circle

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SPEARFISH, SD – The Spearfish Fire Department knocked down a structure fire on Seaton Circle Monday afternoon.

Fire Chief Travis Ladson explained that the report of flames and smoke coming out of the commercial structure came in at approximately 3:52 p.m. ...

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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.

Yard ...

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