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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:

Whereas, on January 22,...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

2022 municipal election information

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SPEARFISH, SD – The 2022 municipal election takes place on Tuesday, April 12, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Spearfish Senior Center, located at 1306 N. 10th St.

 The City of Spearfish will have vacancies for City Council m...

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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 27, 2021

Free pet tag week extended!

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Update: The 2022 pet tags have arrived and are free through February 11. Residents registering their pets need to provide the owner’s name, address, and phone number, along with the pet’s breed, description, rabies shot information (pl...

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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: December 29, 2021

Spearfish hires City Administrator

Steve McFarland

SPEARFISH, SD – In the new year, Spearfish will have a new City Administrator.

The Spearfish City Council Wednesday voted to hire Steve McFarland, effective on or after February 1, 2022.

We are looking forward to welcoming Steve and his...

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Ice rink in Spearfish City Campground officially open

Madison Ice Rink in Spearfish City Campground

SPEARFISH, SD – The Madison Ice Rink in Spearfish City Campground is officially open for ice skaters.

Parks, Recreation, and Forestry staff flooded the rink recently, with “keep off the ice” signs posted until the rink froze t...

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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.

Residential rates, b...

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

2 recent structure fires keep Spearfish Fire Department busy

Firefighters battled 2 recent structure fires.

SPEARFISH, SD – It was a busy start and end to the weekend for the Spearfish Fire Department, which responded to a structure fire Friday afternoon and another Monday morning.

The fire Friday was reported around 12:15 p.m. at one of the Iron Creek...

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Posted on: December 21, 2021

Hall recognized for years of service to Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Advisory Board

Nancy Hall was presented a plaque for her years of service.

SPEARFISH, SD – Nancy Hall, second from left, was recognized for her years of service to the Spearfish Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Advisory Board during its December 13th meeting.

Parks and Recreation Director Tyler Ehnes, left, Justin Griffi...

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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 9, 2021

Construction begins on 1st home at Sky Ridge

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SPEARFISH, SD – Construction for the first home at Sky Ridge, a workforce housing development and adjacent sports complex near Exit 17, began Thursday morning during a groundbreaking ceremony celebrating this milestone to create affordable housi...

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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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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Facility Maintenance Superintendent recognized for commitment to safety

Facility Maintenance Superintendent Gary Hargens

SPEARFISH, SD Facility Maintenance Superintendent Gary Hargens was recognized with a City of Spearfish Award for Safety Excellence  on November 17.

The award, presented during the City’s first Safety Stand-Down Day, was in rec...

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

Spearfish Floodplain Administrator wins national award

Floodplain Administrator Tonya Vig

SPEARFISH, SD - City of Spearfish Floodplain Administrator Tonya Vig was recently recognized with the 2021 Larry R. Johnston Local Floodplain Manager of the Year award, presented by the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Spearfish employees receive Industry Collaboration and Leadership Award

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SPEARFISH, SD – Two City of Spearfish employees were recognized with the Industry Collaboration and Leadership Award in its first year being presented by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of South Dakota.

Assistant Public Works Director Ad...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Congratulations to City of Spearfish 2021 South Dakota Municipal League Hall of Fame Inductees!

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SPEARFISH, SD - Three City of Spearfish employees were recognized in the 2021 South Dakota Municipal League Hall of Fame for 20 years of service. 

The South Dakota Municipal League  Hall of Fame honors elected and appointed officials and ...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

A reminder to solid waste customers

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Please review the following to assist in an efficient collection service:

  • Please place your container at your pickup location by 7:00am. Pickup times will vary week to week.  Please note arrows on top of lid. If your container is not out for picku...
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