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Posted on: January 17, 2023

Colorado Boulevard Corridor Study public meeting set for Feb. 2

Colorado Boulevard Corridor Study Public Meeting

SPEARFISH, SD - The City of Spearfish and South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will hold an open house style public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, February 2, at the High Plains Western Heritage Center (825 Heritage Drive) to discuss and gath...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Public meetings set to review preliminary flood map updates along Spearfish Creek

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SPEARFISH – Residents with property near or next to Spearfish Creek are invited to attend a public meeting to review preliminary flood hazard maps for the Spearfish area which have recently been updated by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agen...

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Posted on: December 5, 2022

Free pet tags available through January 2023 at Spearfish Police Department

Scooby the station dog models the 2023 City pet tags.

SPEARFISH, SD – The 2023 City pet tags are in, and Spearfish Police Department is offering free pet tags through the month of January 2023 to encourage pet owners to get their pets licenses for the new year.

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Posted on: January 17, 2023

Building/Park Shelter rentals, Special Event requests moved to Rec Center

City of Spearfish

SPEARFISH, SD - The handling of Building/Park Shelter rentals and Special Events has moved from the Public Works office in Spearfish City Hall to the Rec and Aquatics Center. 

For reservations or questions, please call (605) 722-6868 or email&...

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Posted on: December 20, 2022

City employees honored for years of service

City of Spearfish

SPEARFISH, SD – The following City of Spearfish employees were recognized for their years of service at the City’s Holiday Party on Friday, December 9. 

Service awards recognize five years of service and continue in five-year i...

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Posted on: December 7, 2022

Please keep sidewalks clear of ice, snow this winter

Sidewalk that has not been cleared of snow

SPEARFISH, SD – Please keep sidewalks clear of ice and snow this winter for the safety of your neighbors and community.

Snow removal from the sidewalk is an important public safety concern, especially around high pedestrian areas such as schools,...

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Utility rate changes take effect January 1

City of Spearfish

SPEARFISH, SD – The Spearfish City Council approved a utility rate change, effective January 1, 2023.

The rates residential customers will see, effective January 1, are:

Garbage collection = $19.60 (plus tax)

Sewer fixed rate = $23.08

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

Know where travel advisories originate and what they indicate this winter

winter weather

SPEARFISH, SD – Situated in Western South Dakota, our community is no stranger to weather of all kinds, and as we move into winter, it is important for residents to be aware of and know the meaning of travel advisories in the area. 

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

Rocket ship structure in Evans Park closed until further notice

Rocket ship structure at Evans Park

SPEARFISH, SD – The rocket ship structure in Evans Park is closed until further notice, following an inspection report from Safety Benefits, Inc.

While the report does not take a position as to whether the rocket ship can/should be updated or replaced, th...

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

East Colorado Boulevard construction, detour at Maitland Road

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SPEARFISH, SD - The traffic pattern has been re-routed on East Colorado Boulevard at the intersection of Maitland Road through October 31 for the 16-inch sewer force main pipe sleeve passing under East Colorado Boulevard. Speed will be reduced to 10 mph i...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

City of Spearfish Safety Program pays off

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Safer employees, cost savings highlight benefits of safety culture

SPEARFISH, SD – The City of Spearfish continues to celebrate its safety successes since the launch of a safety program in 2019, with milestones and awards presented during the ann...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

South Canyon Street to re-open Oct. 1

Campground

Please mind the speed limit when traveling through the campground area

SPEARFISH, SD – South Canyon Street, south of the Spearfish City Campground, is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, October 1. 

Even though it takes longer when speed lim...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

City receives grant from Spearfish Community Foundation to complete rec path wayfinding project

Photo caption: The Spearfish Community Foundation presented a check to the City Monday to complete the wayfinding project on the rec path from Salem Park north to Evans Park and from City Park east to Exit 14. Volunteers who assisted with the AARP Communi...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Reminder: Avoid illegal dumping

Private garbage receptacle

Using others’ trash receptacles/dumpsters without permission constitutes theft

SPEARFISH, SD – The Spearfish Police Department reminds everyone private trash receptacles and dumpsters, whether commercial or residential, are not for publ...

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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 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 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: 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: 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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