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Posted on: April 24, 2018

Partnership Eliminates Nuisance Property

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 The Pierre City Commission has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Hughes County Commission to accept a piece of property located at 412 S. Brule Street in Pierre. The City intends to raze the abandoned home located on Brule Street and...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Hillsview Set to Open Sunday

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Hillsview Set to Open Sunday

Hillsview Golf Course will open for the season on Sunday, April 22. The Driving range will open on Saturday, April 21.

The course will host its first event of the season on Tuesday, April 24. It’s the Riggs High School...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: April 19, 2018

Harrison Avenue Closure

HARRISON CLOSURE

Weather permitting, Harrison Avenue between North Tyler Avenue and Hilltop Drive will close after 8 a.m. on Monday, April 23, for water main replacement.  This section of Harrison is expected to remain closed until the evening of Friday, April 27...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: April 19, 2018

Intersection Closure: Park and Buchanan

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Weather permitting, the intersection of Park Street and Buchanan Avenue will close shortly after 8 a.m. on Monday, April 23, for storm sewer repair work.  The intersection is expected to remain closed until the evening of Friday, April 27.

The sto...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Political Sign Ordinance Reminder

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PIERRE, S.D. – The Pierre City Commission is reminding those involved in political campaigns that Pierre has a political sign ordinance.

Ordinance states that within Pierre city limits, no political signs are allowed to be on display prior to thirty days b...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Pierre City Offices Closing at Noon

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Pierre City Offices Closing at Noon

PIERRE, S.D. – Non-essential Pierre City Offices will close  Friday, April 13, at 12 p.m. because of the impending storm.

The Street Department will remain operational and work to keep the streets passi...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Fire Department Responds to House Fire

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The Pierre Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at approximately 9:40 pm April 11, 2018. When firefighters arrived at 310 South Monroe, they noted fire blowing through the roof of the structure.

The lone occupant was home at the t...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: April 10, 2018

Griffin Park to Get Storm Shelter

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Griffin Park to Get Storm Shelter

 By the end of this year, Griffin Park will have a storm shelter. The $600,000 structure which will also feature a community room is thanks to a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the South Dak...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: April 10, 2018

City Recommends ADI for Air Service Contract

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 If the Pierre City Commission gets its way, ADI will continue to provide Pierre with commercial air service.

Tonight the Pierre City Commission accepted the suggestion of the Air Service Task Force to recommend the U.S. Dept. of Transportation (U...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: April 10, 2018

New Summer Rec Registration Program Launched: Registration Opens April 23

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 Registration for summer recreation programs starts soon, and it just got a whole lot easier.

The City of Pierre has invested in a new registration system that allows you to sort recreation programming by location, category, age group, and day of ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: April 9, 2018

Go Green and Clean: Spring Cleanup Begins

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Pierre’s citywide spring cleanup kicks off tomorrow at LaBarge Park.

Tuesday evening, members of the Capital City Bicycle Club will clear litter and debris from LaBarge Park. Their efforts are part of Pierre’s annual Go Green and Clean ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: April 6, 2018

Intersection Closure: Park and Buchanan

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Weather permitting, the intersection of Park Street and Buchanan Avenue will close shortly after 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10, for storm sewer repair work.  The intersection is expected to remain closed until the evening of Thursday, April 12.

The ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: April 3, 2018

2017 Drinking Water Report Results: Water Treatment Plant Project Meeting Scheduled

WATER PLANT PROJECT_MEETING 2

Pierre’s drinking water meets Federal and State drinking water safety standards.

Each year, the City of Pierre tests its drinking water to make sure it meets all regulated standards.  The tests, mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protect...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: March 21, 2018

Read with a Cop

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 Local law enforcement officers will be armed with books next week.  The Pierre Police Department and the South Dakota Highway Patrol are partnering with Rawlins Municipal Library for the Read with a Cop program.

The program provides chil...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: March 20, 2018

Go Green and Clean Campaign Looking for Volunteers

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 Looking for an opportunity to give back to your community? Join the Go Green and Clean campaign committee.

The Go Green campaign committee leads city-wide cleanup efforts each spring and will have its first meeting for the year on Wednesday, Marc...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: March 20, 2018

Steamboat Trail Closed for Rehabilitation

STEAMBOAT TRAIL REHAB MAP

 The portion of Pierre’s walking path that stretches along the waterfront from the Missouri River car bridge to Poplar Avenue is closed for rehabilitation. 

The current eight-foot-wide asphalt path will be replaced with a 10-foot-wide con...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: March 20, 2018

Underwater Easter Egg Hunt

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 No need to wait for the Easter Bunny.  Area kids can find their own eggs at the Pierre Aquatics Center this weekend.

Pierre Parks and Recreation and the Oahe Family YMCA will host their annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt at the Pierre Aqu...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: March 12, 2018

Jones Named Pierre Police Chief

POLICE CHIEF JASON JONES

Jason Jones is Pierre's new Police Chief. He will officially assume the role on Friday, March 16.  Jones has been a member of the Pierre Police force for 17 years and currently serves as the department's Administrative Captain.

"I'm very plea...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: March 9, 2018

Super Senior Day Set for March 26

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Super Senior Day Set for March 26

PIERRE, SD – Dr. Thomas Huber will talk family medicine at Rawlins Municipal Library on Monday, March 26.

Dr. Huber is part of the Library’s ongoing Super Senior programming.  The Supe...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: March 7, 2018

Water Treatment Plant Proposal: First Informational Meeting Scheduled

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Water Treatment Plant Proposal: First Informational Meeting Scheduled  

PIERRE, SD – People who have questions about a proposal to build a drinking water treatment plant in Pierre can get answers on Monday, March 19. That’s whe...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: March 5, 2018

Library Offers Access to Online Courses

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 Whether you’re looking for college-level, professional development, or personal enrichment courses, you can find them for free at Rawlins Municipal Library.

The library offers hundreds of instructor led, interactive, online courses. &am...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: February 27, 2018

Water Study Recommends $35 Million Treatment Plant

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The Pierre City Commission learned tonight that if the community wants a water treatment plant, it will cost about $35 million to build, operate, and maintain one.  They also learned that the best place to build a water treatment plant is mostly ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: February 22, 2018

City Rolls out Summer Project List

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The City of Pierre will invest more than $2.2 million this summer to improve its streets. It’ll also upgrade two portions of its extensive trail system and replace more than 20 blocks of water main, storm sewer and sanitary sewer.

According to Br...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Commission Appoints Municipal Outdoor Pool Committee

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Tonight, the Pierre City Commission appointed nine members to the Municipal Outdoor Pool Committee.  The volunteer group will work together to develop a conceptual design for a new outdoor pool in Pierre. 

Pool Committee members are Becky...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Bullying Task Force Update

Issuing a student survey, developing Public Service Announcements, and establishing a pilot program to help diffuse student conflict are all steps the Mayors’ Bullying Task Force has taken in the last six months to address bullying in the Pierre...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: February 13, 2018

Library Receives Award of Excellence

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Rawlins Municipal Library and its Board of Trustees received an Award of Excellence from the South Dakota State Library at Library Legislative Day today at the State Capitol. The Library received the award for achieving Exemplary Level Accreditation. It&a...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: February 6, 2018

Commission Pushes Two Projects Forward

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Commission Pushes Two Projects Forward

Tonight, at their regularly scheduled meeting, the Pierre City Commission committed to helping the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area remodel its existing facility. The Commission also committed to the next step ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: January 30, 2018

Commission Awards Three Contracts for New City Hall

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Tuesday evening, the Pierre City Commission awarded Sharpe Enterprises of Pierre with the remodeling contract for the new City Hall.  The $698,900 contract includes the construction of a new commission room, conference rooms, office space, storag...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: January 23, 2018

New Snow Removal Option Good for Motorists, Environment

 The City of Pierre has added brine to its snow removal arsenal.  The solution, made of rock salt and water, is applied to roads prior to storms. When conditions are right, the brine prevents ice and snow from bonding with the pavement. ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: January 9, 2018

35,000 Flight Operations at Pierre Airport

PIERRE REGIONAL AIRPORT FLIGHT ACTIVITY MAP

There were approximately 35,000 flights in and out of the Pierre Regional Airport in 2017. A little more than 40% of those flights were corporate or private aviation operations. The remainder consisted of local general aviation, agricultural, cargo, comme...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: January 2, 2018

Pierre Seasoned Citizen Programming Starts Next Week

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Pierre-area senior citizens can kick off the new year by staying active through Pierre Recreation Department’s Seasoned Citizen Program.

Programming starts Monday and includes Zumba, Linedance, Tai Chi and Help with Electronic Devices. ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: December 19, 2017

Abbey Road Intersection: Pedestrian Lights Added

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Abbey Road Intersection: Pedestrian Lights Added

On Monday, the Electric Department placed crossing lights and the Street Department placed pedestrian signs on both sides of the crosswalk.

“A large number of elementary students use this intersecti...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: December 5, 2017

Commission Approves Changes to Golf Fees

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Tonight the Pierre City Commission accepted recommendations from the Pierre Golf Board to adjust fees at Hillsview Golf Course, Pierre’s municipal course.

“We’re pleased that the annual season pass rates aren’t chang...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Manhole Rehabilitation: Capitol Avenue Traffic Restrictions

CAP AVE MANHOLE WORK

 The intersections of Capitol and Nicollet Avenues and Capitol and Highland Avenues will be closed to north and southbound traffic while crews work to rehabilitate manholes.  East and westbound traffic will be maintained at both location...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: November 28, 2017

Open House: Airport Fire Station

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The recently completed ARFF (Airport Rescue Firefighter) Station is located just south of the Pierre Regional Airport terminal.

The 6,000 square foot facility houses large emergency response vehicles and equipment utilized in the event of an airport emerge...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: November 21, 2017

Pierre Airport Delivers More than 10,000 Passengers

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Pierre Regional Airport is experiencing more traffic than it has seen since 2013. Since the beginning of the year, 10,160 passengers have flown out of the Pierre Airport.  Pierre Airport Manager Mike Isaacs says that this is fantastic news for a ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Library Closed for Veterans Day

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 In observation of Veterans Day, Rawlins Municipal Library will be closed Friday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 11. It will also be closed on Sunday, Nov. 12 for routine maintenance.

The Library will resume normal operating hours on Monday, Nov. 13 a...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Parking Restriction: Capitol Avenue

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Beginning late Thursday evening, parking along Capitol Avenue will be restricted between the Capitol Loop and the Capitol Avenue bridge. On-street parking will be unavailable on both the north and south sides of Capitol Avenue.

Additionally, as a safety pr...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: November 6, 2017

Manhole Rehabilitation: Capitol and Euclid Closure

As of this morning, lane restrictions are established at the intersection of Capitol Avenue and Euclid Avenue.  The intersection is closed to east-west traffic. North and southbound traffic will be maintained throughout the project.

The closure is...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: October 31, 2017

City Adding Crosswalk at Abbey Road

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PIERRE, S.D. – Pedestrians who want an easier time crossing Fourth Street are getting it.

This week, the City will begin installing a crosswalk at the intersection of Fourth Street and Abbey Road. As an added safety feature, by mid-December, a pe...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: October 27, 2017

Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation: Traffic Restrictions

SANITARY SEWER REHAB MAP

Next week, the City of Pierre will begin rehabilitating 10 blocks of sanitary sewer. The public should expect localized traffic restrictions.

Those restrictions accommodate the sewer line rehabilitation work. The process includes inspecting, cleaning, and ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: October 27, 2017

Help Spread Holiday Joy

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Rawlins Municipal Library invites you to help spread holiday joy this year.

The Library has set a goal of providing 100 Christmas cards to those living at a local nursing, and they want you to help make the cards. Here is how it works.

Anytime during the mo...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: October 24, 2017

Pierre Employees Receive Safety Award

The League recently awarded the City of Pierre with a Gold Level Loss Control and Safety Achievement Award.  The award honors City of Pierre employees for their efforts to protect the assets of the city by making the workplace safer for employees...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: October 24, 2017

Mayors Sign Bullying Prevention Proclamations

The Mayors of Pierre and Fort Pierre are both calling attention to bullying prevention this month by signing proclamations that encourage community members to engage in activities that make the communities safer.

“A number one priority for any co...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: October 19, 2017

Manhole Rehabilitation: Road Closures

 Next week, the City of Pierre will begin rehabilitating manholes throughout town.  This work will cause a number of street closures and traffic restrictions. 

Euclid and Pleasant

Beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, the Euclid...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: October 17, 2017

Underwater Pumpkin Patch

  Kids can harvest their own pumpkins this month at the Pierre Aquatics Center.

Pierre Parks and Recreation and the Oahe Family YMCA will host their annual Underwater Pumpkin Patch at the Pierre Aquatics Center on Sunday, Oct. 29. The event starts...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Fourth Street: One-way Traffic

4TH STREET

 Tomorrow afternoon, Fourth Street traffic between Bristol Place and Mickelson Pond will be reduced to one lane while heavy construction equipment is staged in the area.

The lane reduction will cause one-way only traffic. The traffic will be contr...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: October 3, 2017

Traffic Restriction: Fourth Street

Beginning this afternoon, Fourth Street traffic between Bristol Place and Mickelson Pond will be restricted while the City installs new curb and gutter and a storm sewer catch basin.  The traffic restriction will remain in place until work is com...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: October 2, 2017

Arboretum Open House and Tour

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Arboretum Open House and Tour

Take a tour of the trees this week at the Pierre Native Plant Arboretum.

Guided tours of the Arboretum, located at 1200 E. Izaak Walton Road in Pierre, begin at 5:30 on Thursday, Oct. 5.  Tours will be offere...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: September 27, 2017

Fireball Run Street Closures

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 Amazon Prime’s adventure series Fireball Run is coming to Pierre this weekend. To accommodate the contestants, production crew, and community activities, numerous streets will be closed.

FRIDAY: PIERRE STREET

Pierre Street will be closed...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: September 19, 2017

No Parking: Capitol Avenue

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 On Thursday, Sept. 21, no parking will be allowed on Capitol Avenue from Ree Street to Nicollet Avenue.

The parking restriction will be in place to allow the City of Pierre to add crosswalks to Capitol Avenue at the Foss Building and Soldiers and...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: September 18, 2017

Street Closure: Elizabeth Street

 Tomorrow morning, Elizabeth Street between Oneida and Central Avenues will close for curb and gutter work. The street is expected to reopen by 5 p.m. tomorrow.


City of Pierre News
Posted on: September 18, 2017

Street Closure: Hayes Avenue

Tomorrow morning, Hayes Avenue between Humboldt and Franklin Streets will close while a contractor installs underground utility lines. The street is expected to reopen by 5 p.m. tomorrow.

City of Pierre News
Posted on: September 13, 2017

Street Striping Project Begins Next Week

Intersections Scheduled for Striping

  On Monday, Sept. 18, the City of Pierre will begin striping major intersections and several stretches of road throughout the community.

The striping process includes marking driving lanes, turning lanes, bike lanes and cross walks. All impacted ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Online Bill Pay Upgrade

People who pay their City of Pierre utility bills online have new payment options.

Thanks to an upgrade to the City’s online bill pay website, customers can now schedule a payment date or sign up to auto pay their city utility bill with a credit ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: September 7, 2017

Expedition League Announces Pierre Franchise

WHAT: The Expedition League will formally announce the launch of its Pierre franchise.  The Expedition League is a 10-team summer collegiate wood bat baseball league beginning play in May 2018. Announcements include formal Hyde Stadium l...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: September 5, 2017

Library Rolls Out Super Senior Fall Programming

Pierre, S.D. –Movies, Medicare, and time with the Mayor are all on the docket for Super Senior programming at Rawlins Library this fall. The Super Senior programs are designed with senior citizens in mind.

Monday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m.

The fa...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: August 31, 2017

Water Outage: Cherry Drive

Within the hour, water service to all of Cherry Drive will be shut off. Water will remain off while a private contractor works to repair a failed water line located on private property.

Water service is expected to be returned to all of Cherry Drive later ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: August 29, 2017

Expedition League Leases Hyde Stadium

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Expedition League Leases Hyde Stadium

PIERRE, S.D– The Expedition League, a summer collegiate baseball league, is one step closer to establishing a franchise team in Pierre.

Tonight, the Pierre City Commission approved a Hyde ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: August 22, 2017

Storm Water Improvement Put to Test

SE PIERRE_STORM WATER DIVERSION

 In March, the City of Pierre committed to improving storm water drainage in southeast Pierre.  In early August, the drainage project was completed. Yesterday, the improvement successfully mitigated localized flooding near the PILC (Pier...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Pierre Pool Closing for Season

The Pierre outdoor pool will close for the season this weekend. As scheduled, the last day of operation will be Friday, August 18.

Until then, the pool is open daily from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a break from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: August 11, 2017

City Hall: Public Input Welcome

 Public input regarding the purchase of a new Pierre City Hall will be taken during next week’s City Commission meeting.

Pierre Mayor Steve Harding says that dozens of people have talked to him in the last several weeks expressing their ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: August 9, 2017

Boat Ramp Closure at Downs Marina

 One of the two public boat ramps at Downs Marina will close this week to allow for parking lot maintenance.

The east ramp will be closed from Thursday morning through Friday afternoon while the city repairs the public parking lot near the marina....

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: August 9, 2017

Capital Author Featured at Library

Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana, but Rayne, Louisiana, is the Frog Capital of World. Curious about that designation?  Come to Rawlins Municipal Library on Monday, August 14, to learn more.

Richard Gibson, will discuss the unofficial Capita...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Pierre Pool Reopens with Admission Free Weekend

The Pierre outdoor pool will reopen at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5.  No admission will be charged on Saturday, Aug. 5 or Sunday, Aug. 6.

Last month, Burbach Aquatics, a swimming pool consultant, determined that there was a restriction deep in the f...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: August 3, 2017

Kickball League Registration Open

Kickball League Registration Open

If you’re interested in starting a kickball team, you have until Monday, August 28 to get your team registered.

League play will last six weeks beginning on Tuesday, September 5, followed by a league tournament. A...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: July 31, 2017

Street Closure: Central Avenue

STREET CLOSURE_CENTRAL

Beginning after 8 a.m. tomorrow, Central Avenue between Dakota and Missouri Avenues will close for storm sewer work.

Businesses on the south end of the bock will maintain access throughout the construction project. The street closure is expected to remain ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: August 1, 2017

Bullying Taskforce Established

 Pierre Mayor Steve Harding and Fort Pierre Mayor Gloria Hanson have established a local task force to address bullying. Specifically, the group of volunteers will gather information about local concerns, identify and implement solutions to preve...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: August 1, 2017

Digital Magazines Now Offered by Library

Here’s another great reason to get a library card – free access to digital magazines!

With RGDigital, a new service offered by Rawlins Library and Zinio, card holders can check out popular full-color digital magazines for free. The digi...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Kickball League: Organizational Meeting Scheduled

Kickball League: Organizational Meeting Scheduled

If you’re interested in starting a kickball team, mark your calendar for Monday, July 31.

The Pierre City Recreation Department will hold an organizational meeting at 7p.m. on Monday in the YMCA Mu...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: July 14, 2017

Capitol Avenue Closure Expanded

Beginning Monday, July 17, Capitol Avenue between Nicollet Avenue and Wells Avenue will be closed to allow the City to finish reconstruction of Capitol Avenue.

This expansion of the Capitol Avenue closure will eliminate access to Capitol Avenue from Ree St...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Mosquito Control Operations

 The City of Pierre Parks Department will begin its mosquito control operations for the 2017 summer season tonight with fogging operations in residential areas.  Larviciding efforts, killing mosquitos before they hatch, began in April, a...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Pierre Pool Closed for Filter Repair; Punch Cards Accepted at Aquatics Center

 The Pierre outdoor pool is closed until further notice.

Earlier this month, Burbach Aquatics, a swimming pool consultant, determined that the ongoing problems with the pool are most likely caused by a restriction in the filtration system. The sup...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: July 11, 2017

Honeywell Named City Administrator

 

Honeywell Named City Administrator

Kristi Honeywell is Pierre’s new City Administrator.

Tonight, the Pierre City Commission approved the contract to bring Honeywell on board.  Honeywell will begin her duties with the City on Aug...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: July 7, 2017

Library to Host Blues Concert

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A small piece of Sioux Falls JazzFest is coming to Pierre next week.

Joey Leone of Joey Leone’s Chop Shop will perform at Rawlins Municipal Library at 7p.m. on Wednesday, July 12. The free outdoor concert will feature blues music and a commentary...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Outdoor Pool: Consultant Hired, City Repairing Re-circulation System

PIERRE, SD – A swimming pool consultant has completed an initial technical analysis of Pierre’s outdoor pool and determined a malfunctioning recirculation system is a primary cause of recent problems with pool operations.

Burbach Aquati...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Pierre Pool Closed

Pierre Pool Closed

PIERRE, SD – The Pierre outdoor pool will be closed today.

Overnight there was a mechanical breakdown at the pool that diminished water clarity. The mechanical failure has been resolved. However, the pool cannot reopen until wat...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: July 5, 2017

Harding Sworn-In; Johnson Appointed Commissioner

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PIERRE, S.D–Pierre has a new Mayor and a new City Commissioner.

Tonight, Steve Harding was sworn in as Pierre’s 19th Mayor at the Pierre City Commission meeting. Harding served nine years as a City Commissioner prior to being...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 30, 2017

Rural Air Service Recommendations Delivered to Capitol Hill

Rural Air Service Recommendations Delivered to Capitol Hill

Pierre, S.D. –Resolve the nationwide pilot shortage and bolster the Essential Air Service program.

That’s the message delivered to members of Congress this week in a re...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 30, 2017

Pierre Outdoor Pool Reopens

 

The Pierre outdoor pool will reopen today at 1 p.m.

The Pierre outdoor pool is open daily from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. with an hour break from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Entrance fees to the pool are $2 per session, per child and $4 per session, per adult.

For add...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 27, 2017

Pierre Electric Department Receives National Award

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Pierre Electric Department Receives National Award

 

 The City of Pierre Electric Department has earned the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2016.

Pierre received a Fir...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 27, 2017

Pierre Pool Remains Closed

The Pierre outdoor pool will remain closed today to allow the filtration system to improve the water clarity. It’s anticipated the pool will return to its normal operating schedule on Wednesday, June 28.

 

 

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 26, 2017

Harrison Avenue to Reopen

Harrison Avenue between East Capitol and East Summit Avenues will reopen tomorrow afternoon.

In the last five weeks, the City of Pierre has completely rebuilt this stretch of Harrison Avenue.  Only a minor sealing project and intersection painting...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 26, 2017

Intersection Closure: Capitol and Jefferson

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PIERRE, S.D–Weather permitting, the intersection of Capitol and Jefferson Avenues will close Wednesday, June 28, shortly after 8 a.m. for storm sewer repairs.  The intersection will remain closed until construction is complet...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 26, 2017

Planned Water Service Outage

  

PIERRE, S.D– About 40 homes in northwest Pierre will be without water tomorrow.  The planned outage on River Rim and River View Drive will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will allow the city water department ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 26, 2017

Pierre Outdoor Pool Closed

Pierre Outdoor Pool Closed 

PIERRE, SD – The Pierre outdoor pool is closed Monday, June 26, for maintenance and repairs. It’s anticipated the pool will return to its normal schedule on Tuesday, June 27.

 

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Open House Planned for Outgoing Mayor, City Administrator

OPEN HOUSE SLIDE

The City of Pierre is hosting a going away party for Mayor Laurie Gill and City Administrator Leon Schochenmaier, and the public is encouraged to attend.

The open house is June 30 from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Pierre Area C...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Pierre Outdoor Pool Reopens

Pierre Outdoor Pool Reopens

PIERRE, SD – The Pierre outdoor pool will reopen today at 1 p.m. It was closed yesterday for maintenance and repair work.

The Pierre outdoor pool is open daily from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. with an hour break from 5 p.m. to 6 p...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Hillsview Hosting SDGA Husband/Wife Championship

 Golfers from all over South Dakota will roll into Pierre this weekend for the South Dakota Golf Association’s Husband/Wife State Championship Tournament.

The tournament, hosted by Pierre’s Hillsview Golf Course, starts Friday ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Pierre Outdoor Pool Closed

 The Pierre outdoor pool will be closed on Tuesday, June 20, for maintenance and repairs.

It’s anticipated the repairs will be completed today, and the pool will return to its normal schedule on Wednesday.

 

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Intersection Closure: Capitol and Harrison

CAP AND HARRISON

Weather permitting, the intersection of Capitol Avenue and Harrison Avenue will close just after 8 a.m. tomorrow to allow the city to begin rebuilding and repaving the intersection.  The intersection is expected to remain closed through Friday, J...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Street Closure: Taylor Avenue

Weather permitting, North Taylor Avenue between East Capitol Avenue and East Broadway Avenue will close between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. beginning Monday, June 19.  The street will be closed to through traffic to allow for curb and gutter replacement. T...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Pierre Names Interim City Administrator

Effective July 1, Brad Palmer will serve as the City of Pierre’s interim City Administrator.

Palmer is the city’s current Utility Director. He has been with the City of Pierre for more than a decade. In 2004, he was hired as the City’s Construction and Ope...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 7, 2017

Street Closure: Harrison Avenue

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PIERRE, S.D-Harrison Avenue between Robinson and Summit Avenues will close around 12 p.m. today for curb and gutter replacement.  The stretch of Harrison Avenue is expected to remain closed until Tuesday, June 13.

Harrison Avenue betwee...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 5, 2017

Pierre Outdoor Pool Opening Delayed

PIERRE, SD – The Pierre outdoor pool will not open today as originally scheduled. Mechanical problems are causing the delay.

The public will be notified when the pool opens for the season. 

 

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 2, 2017

Residents Reminded of Voting Locations

The City of Pierre will host two voting locations for next week’s Mayoral and School Board Elections.

On Tuesday, June 6, people registered in Pierre can cast their votes at either Faith Lutheran Church or New Life Assembly of God Church. &nb...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: May 25, 2017

Street Closure: Harrison Avenue

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PIERRE, S.D–Weather permitting, Harrison Avenue from East Capitol Avenue to East Cabot Street will close on Tuesday, May 30.  The street will remain closed while the block is prepared for new asphalt surfacing. This includes ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: May 24, 2017

Construction Updates: Capitol Avenue, Harrison Avenue

Construction Updates

  

Capitol Avenue

Beginning Tuesday, May 30, Capitol Avenue between Nicollet Avenue and Ree Street will close to allow the street to be rebuilt and underground utilities to be replaced.

The road will remain closed to tra...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: May 23, 2017

Airport Upgrade Leads to Additional Flight

PIERRE, S.D– On July 16, a charter jet will land in Pierre to take 150 people to a resort on the eastern edge of Nevada. It’s been four years since Pierre has had this service, and we can thank airport enhancements for bring...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: May 23, 2017

DENR RECOGNIZES CITY OF PIERRE FOR DRINKING WATER COMPLIANCE

PIERRE WATER DEPARTMENT STAFF

PIERRE - The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced today that the City of Pierre public water system and the system’s operation specialists have been awarded a Drinking Water Certificate of Achievement Award.

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: May 19, 2017

Intersection Closure: Capitol and Washington

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Weather permitting, the intersection of Capitol and Washington Avenues will close Tuesday, May 23 for storm sewer repairs.  The intersection will remain closed until construction is complete; the intersection is expected to reopen before Wednesda...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: May 17, 2017

Pierre Named Playful City USA Community

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 For the sixth time, national non-profit KaBOOM! is honoring Pierre with a 2017 Playful City USA designation. Playful City USA honors cities and towns across the country for putting the needs of families first so kids can learn, grow and develop ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: May 15, 2017

Street Closure: Harrison Avenue

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PIERRE, S.D–Weather permitting, Harrison Avenue between East Capitol Avenue and East Cabot Street will close between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. beginning Thursday, May 18.  The street will be closed to through traffic to allow for cur...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: May 15, 2017

Third Finalist Interviews for Pierre City Administrator Job

PIERRE, S.D. –The Pierre City Commission will wrap up interviews for the City Administrator job today when it interviews Darcy Long.  Mr. Long most recently served as the City Administrator in Amery, Wisconsin.

While in town, Lo...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: May 10, 2017

2016 Drinking Water Report Released

PIERRE, S.D–The results of the 2016 Drinking Water Report are in, and Pierre’s drinking water is safe.

According to City Water Superintendent Dane Brewer, this is nothing new.

“Every year, the City of Pierre tests it...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: May 3, 2017

Library Asks for Strategic Plan Input

Pierre, S.D. –  For the past four months, Rawlins Municipal Library staff and its citizen advisory board have been working on the Library’s five year strategic plan.  The group has finalized its draft and now...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: May 2, 2017

Intersection Closure: South Harrison and Wells Avenue

PIERRE, S.D–The intersection of South Harrison Avenue and Wells Avenue between the Fresh Start Convenience Store and the RCPE Railroad office is closed while the City of Pierre works to repair a water leak.

Motorists are encouraged to ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: May 1, 2017

Street Closure: East Park Street

East Park Street between South Hayes and South Garfield Avenues will close shortly after 8 a.m. tomorrow for street repair and replacement.  The stretch of street will remain closed throughout the week and is expected to reopen by Friday, May 12....

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: April 30, 2017

Interviews Begin for Pierre City Administrator Finalists

PIERRE, S.D. –The Pierre City Commission will host two finalists for the Pierre City Administrator job this week. They are Keith Senger of Pierre and Anthony Tolstedt of Douglas, Wyoming.  Current City Administrator, Leon Schoc...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: April 27, 2017

Library to Host Go Green Event

Pierre, S.D. –If you’re looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly, check out Rawlins Municipal library this weekend.  The library is hosting a special “Go Green” event on Saturday. &...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: July 27, 2015

City Flushing Fire Hydrants

Pierre, S.D. – This week the City of Pierre will flush fire hydrants in the residential areas along East Fourth Street.

As a result of the flushing, some discoloration may be noticed in the water in that area. The water is safe to drink and will return...Read on...

City of Pierre News
Posted on: July 24, 2015

Street Closure

Pierre, S.D. – Harrison Avenue between Wells Avenue (Highway 34) and East Franklin Street will close at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Monday, July 27. This block of Harrison Avenue is expected to remain closed for two weeks while city crews prepare the stree...Read on...

City of Pierre News
Posted on: July 22, 2015

Public Meeting Planned: Green Infrastructure Development

PIERRE, S.D. – The City of Pierre is developing plans to make its downtown more resilient to storms and wants your input.

On Monday, July 27, the City will host a public meeting to discuss green infrastructure strategies. These strategies will use plan...Read on...

City of Pierre News
Posted on: July 6, 2015

Pierre Commission Keeps Parade Crowd Cool

Pierre Commission in Fort Pierre Fourth of July Parade

Pierre City Commissioners Jeanne Goodman, Steve Harding, Jamie Huizenga, Jim Mehlhaff and Mayor Laurie Gill did their best to keep the crowd cool during the 2015 Fort Pierre Fourth of July Parade. Pierre’s elected officials used water guns to cool the cro...Read on...

City of Pierre News
Posted on: July 1, 2015

City of Pierre Launches Go Green and Clean Business Recognition Program

Businesses and organizations in the City of Pierre are invited to be recognized for their efforts to Go Green & Clean. Complete the form below to share which practices your business/organization uses to make our community a greener, cleaner place.

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 30, 2015

Storm Recovery Update: Parks, Hillsview Back Nine Set to Reopen

Pierre, S.D. –Just in time for the Fourth of July, the back nine at Hillsview Golf Course and all Pierre City Parks are reopening.

GOLF COURSE
As of 5 p.m. today, all 18 holes at Hillsview Golf Course are available for play. The front nine and the dri...Read on...

City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 25, 2015

Street Closure

Pierre, S.D. – East Irwin Street between South Hayes and South Grant Avenues will be closed from tomorrow, Friday, June 26 until Tuesday, June 30 for curb and gutter repairs.

Through traffic should use alternative travel routes.

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 25, 2015

Storm Clean-up: Curbside Pick-up Concludes Next Week

Pierre, S.D. –Those who want the City’s help hauling away downed trees and branches from Monday’s storm need to have tree and yard debris placed at the curb by 8 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015.

“We understand there are many people who will use this wee...Read on...

City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 24, 2015

Hillsview Golf Course Set to Reopen

Pierre, S.D. – Portions of Hillsview Golf Course will reopen tomorrow.

The front nine will reopen for play at 7 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2015. The driving range will open at 12 p.m. on Thursday, and the back nine remains closed until further notic...Read on...

City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 22, 2015

Outdoor Pool Reopens, Summer Rec Program Update

Outdoor Pool Reopens, Summer Rec Program Update

Pierre, S.D. –The following city facilities that were closed due to storm clean-up, will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

• The outdoor public pool
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City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 24, 2015

Pierre Recognized as a 2015 Playful City USA Community

Pierre Recognized as a 2015 Playful City USA Community

Pierre, S.D.–For the fourth year in a row, Pierre has been named a Playful City USA by KaBOOM! and the Humana Foundation.

Pierre, one of only three South Dakota communities to be named a 2015 P...Read on...

City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 22, 2015

Storm Clean-Up: Additional Drop Site Added

Storm Clean-Up: Additional Drop Site Added

Pierre, S.D. –The City of Pierre has added an addition drop site for trees and branches downed by last night’s storm.

Citizens can now utilize West Seneca Street between Central and Oneida Avenues near Bra...Read on...

City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 22, 2015

Storm Clean-Up: Volunteer Coordination

Storm Clean-Up: Volunteer Coordination

Pierre, S.D. –The Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce is coordinating volunteer help for the Pierre-Fort Pierre storm recovery effort. Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says the chamber will serve as a coordination point for ...Read on...

City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 22, 2015

Storm Clean-Up: Drop Site Establishes, Curb-side Pick-up

Storm Clean-Up: Drop Site Establishes, Curb-side Pick-up

Pierre, S.D. -To accommodate downed trees and branches from last night’s storm, the City of Pierre has established several drop sites and a curb-side pick-up program.

DROP SITES
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City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 15, 2015

Pierre to Study Walkability

PIERRE, S.D. – The City of Pierre wants to make the community more pedestrian friendly and is utilizing a grant to help make it happen.

Tomorrow and Wednesday, staff from the Institute for Built Environment at Colorado State University will be in Pierr...Read on...

City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 12, 2015

Fire Department Receives New Rescue Equipment

Fire Department Receives New Rescue Equipment

PIERRE, S.D. –Thanks to a donation from Farm Credit Services of America, the Pierre Volunteer Fire Department has a new tool for saving lives. It’s called a cofferdam, and it’s used to rescue people from g...Read on...

City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 11, 2015

Liechtenstein Ambassador Visits Pierre

Ambassador Fritsche and Mayor Gill

While travelling through South Dakota, Ambassador Claudia Fritsche of Liechtenstein made a stop in Pierre on Tuesday, June 10, 2015.

Ambassador Fritsche spent about an hour with Mayor Laurie Gill to learn about the City of Pierre. Before heading out ...Read on...

City of Pierre News
Posted on: June 3, 2015

Traffic Safety Committee Member Needed

The Traffic Safety Committee needs another member. Committee members provide recommendations regarding speed limits, traffic signals, crosswalks and other local traffic issues. Those appointed to the advisory board meet every two months and serve three-y...Read on...

City of Pierre News