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Posted on: August 19, 2022

BH National Forest taking comments on Golden Crest Exploration Drilling Project through Sept. 2

US Forest Service

The Black Hills National Forest, Northern Hills Ranger District, is considering a proposal from Solitario Zinc Corp. for the Golden Crest Exploration Drilling Project for gold mineralization at locations southwest of Spearfish on National Forest System la...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Update - Sandstone Hills Drive sanitary sewer main upsizing project

Update

SPEARFISH, SD (July 29, 2022) - The contractor at Sandstone Hills Drive has experienced numerous delays while working on upsizing the sanitary sewer main.

There is large number of utilities in this location that makes working in this area difficult and ted...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

2023 budget discussion ongoing, with appropriations ordinance approval scheduled for September

City of Spearfish

SPEARFISH, SD – The Spearfish City Council is reviewing the 2023 budget proposal at their upcoming Study Sessions through presentations from City departments, with final review planned for August and approval of the 2023 appropriations ordinance...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Spearfish moves to Code Green (enhanced voluntary water conservation) status

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Residents reminded to be mindful of everyday water usage every season

SPEARFISH, SD – The City of Spearfish Water Conservation Program was updated to include Code Green (enhanced voluntary conservation), adding a step between Code Blue (the norma...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Splash pad at Heritage Park to close temporarily until well repair complete

Splash pad at Heritage Park

SPEARFISH, SD – The splash pad at Heritage Park will be turned off temporarily as part of the efforts to conserve water while awaiting the repair of the City’s Young Well.

A sign will be posted Tuesday, July 19, at the park, located at ...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Summer pet safety reminders

Keeping pets safe in the summer

SPEARFISH, SD – As summer kicks off, everyone – humans and pets alike! – are excited to enjoy the outdoors, and as the temperature heats up, consider conditions when planning trips, exercise, and daily routines to ensure your...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Spearfish encourages citizens to practice water conservation during well repair, summer heat

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SPEARFISH, SD – Due to a well currently awaiting repair and not pumping, the City of Spearfish reminds citizens of the Code Blue voluntary water conservation status, which encourages customers to practice water conservation, including irrigating...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Reminder: Prevent nuisances by keeping your lawn, trees/shrubs tidy

Lawn mower in grass

SPEARFISH, SD – As the seasons change and the growing season kicks into full gear, residents are reminded to maintain their properties, especially yards, trees/shrubs, and sidewalk areas, pursuant to Spearfish City Code.

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Spearfish receives AARP grant to improve rec path signage, wayfinding, and traffic calming

Signs to be installed on rec path

SPEARFISH, SD – The City of Spearfish was one of 258 projects selected nationwide from more than 3,200 applicants to receive a Community Challenge Grant from AARP, which will be used to improve rec path signage, wayfinding, and traffic calming.

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Spearfish receives Tree City USA Growth Award from Arbor Day Foundation

Tree City USA Growth Award

SPEARFISH, SD – For the sixth time, the City of Spearfish received a Tree City USA Growth Award from the Arbor Day Foundation, making it the longest active recipient of the award in the state.

Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Superintendent Rex Mc...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Spearfish Police Department celebrates promotion of corporal

Corporal promotion

SPEARFISH, SD – Chris Woods was promoted to the rank of corporal at the Spearfish Police Department this week, with a promotion ceremony taking place during the Tuesday City Council meeting.

“Chris comes to us with a very extensive first responder backgrou...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

1st home at Sky Ridge complete

First house at Sky Ridge

1st family expected to move in by the end of June

SPEARFISH, SD – The first house constructed at Sky Ridge, the workforce housing development located south of Colorado Boulevard and west of U.S. Highway 85 in the Exit 17 area, is now move-in read...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Solar lights installed on Spearfish rec path, thanks to partnership with Lions Club

Solar lights were installed

SPEARFISH, SD – A portion of the Spearfish rec path from Brady Park to Lions Park has newly installed solar-powered lighting, thanks to a partnership between the City and Spearfish Lions Club.

Photo caption(s): The Spearfish Lions Club partnered ...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Spearfish Building Official receives 2021 Brent Snyder Award

Tom Paisley receives award

SPEARFISH, SD – Spearfish Building Official Tom Paisley received the International Code Council (ICC) Upper Great Plains Region III 2021 Brent Snyder Award Thursday during the South Dakota Building Officials’ Association Summer Trainin...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

City Planner Jayna Watson retires after 18 years of service to Spearfish

Jayna Watson's retirement reception

SPEARFISH, SD – Innovation has long been associated with the City of Spearfish, thanks in part to the work of City Planner Jayna Watson, who will retire Friday after 18 years of service to the community.

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

New features available for utility customers

City of Spearfish

SPEARFISH, SD – The City of Spearfish is offering new digital features for utility customers.

There are currently numerous ways for customers to pay their utility bill, including online and over the phone, and a new option available is Text to Pay.

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Residents reminded to secure home wireless internet networks

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SPEARFISH, SD – The Spearfish Police Department is reminding residents to take precautions to secure home wireless internet networks to protect devices from getting hacked and/or personal information stolen.

The department recently responded to c...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Spearfish Fire Department assists with annual Egg Drop at Creekside Elementary School

SFD assists with 2022 Egg Drop

Photo caption: The Spearfish Fire Department assisted with the annual Egg Drop at Creekside Elementary School on Wednesday. Photo by Firefighter Kathryn Jones, Spearfish Fire Department 

SPEARFISH, SD – The Spearfish Fire Department handled preciou...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

All users encouraged to know, use best practices regarding bicycle lanes on Jackson Boulevard

Bicycle turning signals

SPEARFISH, SD - The final phases of the Jackson Boulevard Project were completed in 2021 and include the addition of bicycle lanes from Fifth to University streets. This infrastructure provides a dedicated space on the road for bicyclists and other non-mo...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Road through Spearfish City Campground closed to through-traffic starting May 1

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 September 30.

Public Safety Director Pat Rotert explained that the Cit...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

‘1,000 Books Before Kindergarten’ program launches at Spearfish library

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

SPEARFISH, SD – Grace Balloch Memorial Library has launched a 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, which encourages parents to read with their children at early ages.

“Reading to children when they are young helps develop a love of ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

Carbon monoxide detector

SPEARFISH, SD – The Spearfish Fire Department has responded to several calls for service involving carbon monoxide recently and encourages everyone to take preventative measures to protect themselves by installing carbon monoxide detectors in th...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

Emerald Ash Borer not yet identified in Spearfish

City of Spearfish

SPEARFISH, SD – As spring begins and people’s thoughts turn to their gardens and outdoor spaces, the Spearfish Parks Department has fielded questions about the treatment of ash trees, in relation to emerald ash borer (EAB), an exotic b...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Public Works Project Engineer position created

City of Spearfish

SPEARFISH, SD – The Spearfish City Council Monday approved the position description for a project engineer, a new position within the Public Works Department, and authorized staff to begin recruiting candidates for the position.

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Construction updates - Dahl Road, Sandstone Hills

City of Spearfish

Work beginning on Dahl Road

 SPEARISH, SD - Work has begun on a sanitary sewer trunkline extension on Dahl Road starting at 11th Street and proceeding to Colorado Boulevard. 

A&L Contractors LLC is the prime contractor on the project.&...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Free at-home COVID testing kits available at Spearfish library

COVID-19

SPEARFISH, SD – Free at-home COVID-19 testing kits are available at Grace Balloch Memorial Library, located at 625 North Fifth Street, Spearfish.

The testing kits were provided by the South Dakota Department of Health for distribution to...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

New content streaming service available at Spearfish library

Grace Balloch Memorial Library's official logo

SPEARFISH, SD – On-demand streaming service, Hoopla Digital, is now available for free at Grace Balloch Memorial Library in Spearfish, giving library card holders immediate access to more than 1 million books, audiobooks, comics, movies, televis...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Annual special maintenance fee approved

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SPEARFISH – The Spearfish City Council Monday approved a resolution levying the annual special maintenance fee, or front-foot assessment, for street surfaces. 

The front-foot assessment has been in place since 2000, and the 2022 annual m...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Option to donate to Spearfish Community Foundation through utility bill now available

Spearfish Community Foundation

SPEARFISH, SD – A new option to donate to the Spearfish Community Foundation is now available.

The Spearfish City Council approved a cooperative donation effort on November 1 to allow residents to donate to the foundation, which allocates funds t...

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

Get notifications sent to your inbox for City news, calendar items, and more!

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SPEARFISH, SD – Anyone wishing to get email or text notifications about City news, calendar items, meeting agendas, or bid postings can sign up through the Notify Me option on the City’s website. This tool is one more way to keep citiz...

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