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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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Posted on: May 5, 2021

National Economic Development Week proclaimed in Spearfish

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SPEARFISH, SD – Mayor Dana Boke proclaimed May 9-15 as National Economic Development Week in Spearfish.

The proclamation describes that “economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities by creati...

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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 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: April 28, 2021

Preliminary plat for Phase 1 of Miller Ranch approved

Miller Ranch 1st phase

SPEARFISH, SD – The Spearfish City Council approved the change of zoning and preliminary plat of Phase 1 for the multi-phase residential and commercial development planned for Miller Ranch, set on approximately 294 acres south of Colorado Boulev...

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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

Scam Alert: Protect yourself from phone scams

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SPEARFISH, SD – The Spearfish Police Department reminds everyone to take steps to protect themselves from scams. Law enforcement and government agencies will never call you and ask you to send cash or gift cards or wire funds.

Recently, the depar...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Spearfish Municipal Election results

City of Spearfish

Following Tuesday’s Municipal Election, the unofficial election results for Spearfish City Council Ward 2 are:

Scott A. Hourigan 147 

Drew Dutton 109 

Rob Herrmann 31

The votes will be canvassed during a special session at 5:30 p.m...

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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

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 8, 2021

New residential, commercial development proposed

A new residential and commercial development in Spearfish is proposed on an approximately 294-acre parcel that includes the Miller Ranch, south of Colorado Boulevard and west of Christensen Drive. In March, the Spearfish City Council approved a voluntary ...

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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 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.

Woods, hired as a patrol officer by the department in ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Spearfish approves 2022-2032 Parks and Recreation Master Plan

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 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: December 9, 2020

2021 City Utility Rate Change

City Council approved a utility rate change effective January 1, 2021. 

The average residential user in the city of Spearfish uses 5,000 gallons of water. The impact to the average user will be a difference of $3.52 per month.

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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: 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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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Spearfish breaks ground on Sky Ridge, a workforce housing development

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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: 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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