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Posted on: August 2, 2021

No open fires permitted in Spearfish City Campground Aug. 6-15

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SPEARFISH, SD – No open fires are permitted in Spearfish City Campground Aug. 6-15.

The City has imposed this policy historically during dangerous fire conditions, based upon the density of the campground at full capacity and the proximity of the...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Reminder: Please trim trees, vegetation obstructing sidewalks/roadways

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SPEARFISH, SD – Residents are reminded to make sure all bushes, trees, and vegetation on their property are trimmed and maintained to ensure that they are not spilling into or hanging over sidewalks, roadways, or alleys.

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

City celebrates safety successes

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SPEARFISH, SD – The City of Spearfish team is celebrating its safety successes following the implementation of an updated safety program in 2019.

“Today marks 900 days without a lost-time accident,” Tyler Ehnes, safety coordin...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Help to ‘Finish the Vision’ at Spearfish Sportsplex at Sky Ridge

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Sponsorships available to build amenities for current, future generations

SPEARFISH, SD – You can help to “Finish the Vision” at the Spearfish Sportsplex at Sky Ridge by becoming an individual or corporate sponsor!

“The Spearfish Sportsplex at Sky Ridge wil...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Climbing wall now open at rec center!

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SPEARFISH, SD - The climbing wall at the Spearfish Recreation Center is installed and open for use, starting today (July 14).

The wall is open to members of the rec center and day pass holders, and there will be a special membership for those who are only ...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

City of Spearfish updates water conservation program, alert statuses

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Residents asked to conserve, adjust watering schedules

SPEARFISH, SD – The City of Spearfish Water Conservation Program was updated to include Code Yellow (mandatory conservation), adding a step between Green (voluntary conservation) and Orange (...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Wildland program adds to offerings for Spearfish firefighters

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When crew is on assignment, fire district remains protected by personnel, apparatus

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 aro...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Grace Balloch Memorial Library awarded $20K for technology upgrades

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SPEARFISH, SD – Grace Balloch Memorial Library is excited to announce it will receive $20,000 to help update technology in the library and improve its accessibility.

Library Director Amber Wilde explained that the federal funds, from the American...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Citizens, contractors reminded to check City licensing/permit requirements

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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 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

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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

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 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

Tails and Tales summer reading program 2021 with whale holding book

‘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: 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 6, 2021

Spearfish officers honored with Life Saver awards

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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

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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

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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

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: 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 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: 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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