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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Happy Independence Day! Reminder: Fireworks not allowed within Spearfish City Limits

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SPEARFISH, SD – Across the nation, Independence Day will be observed over the upcoming holiday weekend. The City of Spearfish encourages residents to celebrate and practice safety during all Fourth of July activities – and reminds everyone that fireworks ...

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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 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 16, 2022

Detour for Sandstone Hills Drive (from Colorado Blvd. to Windmill Dr.) begins Saturday

The Detour route will be on Colorado Boulevard, 27th Street, and Windmill Drive.

SPEARFISH, SD - The Contractor plans to begin work on the sanitary sewer upsize on Sandstone Hills Drive on Saturday June 18, 2022, from Colorado Boulevard to Windmill Drive.

 Sandstone Hills Drive will be closed from Colorado Boulevard to Windmil...

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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 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.

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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.

“We like to do ‘firsts...

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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 27, 2022

‘Oceans of Possibilities’ Summer Reading Program kicks off June 5

Summer Reading Program Oceans of Possibilities

SPEARFISH, SD – Dive into fun during Grace Balloch Memorial Library’s Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program, which begins June 5!

“We are excited for everyone to get involved with the many activities and reading chall...

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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 29, 2022

Scooby, the station dog: Spearfish Police Department fosters long-term humane society resident

Scooby

SPEARFISH, SD – People may have noticed a new face at the Spearfish Police Department: Scooby, a dog currently being fostered, with the plan of being adopted by the department, who had been awaiting his forever home at the Western Hills Humane S...

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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: February 1, 2022

Spearfish wins software subscription to support urban forestry

Urban forest

SPEARFISH, SD – The City of Spearfish will have better data about its urban forest in terms of diversity, planting density, condition, etc., thanks to winning $5,000 worth of software to continue the ongoing tree inventory project.

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Chinook Day proclaimed in Spearfish, in perpetuity

Chinook Day proclamation

SPEARFISH, SD – Mayor Dana Boke proclaimed January 22 as Chinook Day in Spearfish, with the recognition to take place in perpetuity.

The proclamation took place during Tuesday’s City Council meeting, and it reads:

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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: January 5, 2022

Spearfish sees record-breaking year with $98 million in total building project valuation

Construction at Sky Ridge

SPEARFISH, SD – It isn’t an exaggeration to describe 2021 as a record-breaking year for Spearfish in terms of total building project valuation, which came in over $98 million. 

This is the highest valuation total in ...

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Posted on: November 29, 2021

Utility rate changes take effect January 1

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SPEARFISH, SD – The Spearfish City Council approved a utility rate change, effective January 1, 2022.

The impact to the average residential utility customer (which uses 5,000 gallons of water a month) would be $4.38 per month.

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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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