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The Deadwood City Commission approved a 2018 budget of $16.3 million, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The Fiscal Year 2018 budget marks a $2.3 million decrease following the completion of…
The Rapid City Council recently voted to increase the capital improvement fund to $3.4 million on September 19, reports KOTA News. The increase in funding will be used to improve…
The first public meeting to discuss the future of the Barnett Arena was recently held by Mayor Steve Allender, reports KOTA News. Two plans were presented to the public. One…
Voters in Lead recently approved a referred chicken ownership measure, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Although the Lead City Commission had approved the ordinance in June, a chicken opposition group…
City officials in Lead have placed old water meters on display to help explain to city residents exactly why the meters were in need of replacing, reports the Black Hills…
Deadwood City Commissioners are currently looking into tax incentives to spark economic development in the city, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. At a recent city commission meeting, commissioners discussed the…
At the September fifth Rapid City Council meeting, Mayor Steve Allender proposed alterations to city sales tax revenue allocations, reports the Rapid City Journal. Under the proposed changes, the percentage…
The Spearfish City Council is set for the first reading of its 2018 budget proposal on Tuesday, September 5th. The budget proposed will have an overall decrease of 1.8 percent…
Belle Fourche city officials are proposing to eliminate city subsidies to all organizations other than the Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce in its city budget for 2018, reports the Black…
The board of trustees for the Spearfish Rural Fire Protection District is expected to begin negotiating contracts for fire protection services, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The board is planning…
The Spearfish City Council recently decided to delay the implementation of the Jackson Boulevard redesign in order to avoid three seasons of construction on a major thoroughfare in the city,…
Revenue and enrollment numbers have been declining for the Lead-Deadwood School District, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The decline in revenue for the locally-funded district is largely due to a…
The Rapid City Council has voted to keep funding going for two nonprofits listed by Mayor Allender for possible cuts, but others are still moving forward. According to the Rapid…
Nine members of the Rapid City Council voted in favor of increasing funding for infrastructure. City staff will now draft an ordinance shifting how Rapid City's 2 percent sales tax…
The Deadwood City COmmission recently approved an increase of $600,000 in tax incremental financing to the Cadillac Jack’s expansion project, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The increase in financial support…
The Rapid City Public Works Committee discussed waiving requirements by the developer for a plot of land, reports the Rapid City Journal.  The Rapid City Area Schools requested the waiver…
Fewer South Dakotans are requesting concealed carry permits, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. According to the South Dakota Secretary of State’s office, while there were 5,833 applications for concealed carry…
The Rapid City Council opened its first 2018 Budget meeting on August 15, at 5:30 at the City/School Administration Building. Additional meetings are set for Thursday, August 17, and for…
Mayor Steve Allender gave his budget presentation last week, including cuts to arts and volunteer programs. The Rapid City Journal reported on how these cuts would affect three organizations. The…
Hill City, South Dakota covers an area of 1.3 square miles is located in Pennington County. With a population of 1,002 in 2016, Hill City is governed by a mayor…
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