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.

"W...

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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: April 25, 2017

City to Receive Tree City USA Re-Certification

 

 City to Receive Tree City USA Re-Certification

 

PIERRE, S.D. –For the 34th year in a row, Pierre will be named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

The re-certification ceremony will be held a...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: April 24, 2017

National Library Week Winners Named

Pierre, S.D. – Caleb Nordquist, Pierre, is the big winner of the National Library Week drawing at Rawlins Municipal Library. 

After completing the Book Trivia Challenge, his name was entered into a drawing and eventually selecte...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: April 18, 2017

Water System Testing Begins

PIERRE, S.D. – More than 100 miles of city water main are buried throughout Pierre; starting today, valves on all 100 miles are getting tested.

The City of Pierre has hired a contractor to exercise all of the city’s water main ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: April 17, 2017

Citywide Spring Cleaning Starts This Week

 

 Citywide Spring Cleaning Starts This Week

 

PIERRE, S.D. –Pierre’s citywide spring clean-up starts later this week at Hilger’s Gulch.

Wednesday morning, representatives from several state go...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: April 13, 2017

Intersection Closure: Jefferson and Franklin

Intersection Closure: Jefferson and Franklin

 

PIERRE, S.D–The Jefferson Avenue, Franklin Street intersection will close today at approximately noon to allow City contractors to make storm sewer repairs.  The intersect...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Street Closure UPDATE: North Taylor Avenue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

CONTACT: Lynn Patton, Construction and Operations Manager, 605.773.7407

Street Closure UPDATE: North Taylor Avenue

 PIERRE, S.D– North Taylor Avenue from Capitol Avenue to Broadwa...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Firefighter Training Scheduled at Capitol Building

Firefighter Training Scheduled at Capitol Building

PIERRE, S.D– If you see fire trucks at the State Capitol Building tomorrow, don’t be alarmed. Pierre’s volunteer fire department will be training in the building Th...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: April 11, 2017

Street Closure: North Taylor Avenue

PIERRE, S.D. – The City of Pierre will close North Taylor Avenue from Capitol Avenue to Broadway Avenue for storm sewer repair on Wednesday morning. The closure will begin shortly after 8 a.m. and will remain closed throughout the day.

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: April 6, 2017

Street Closure: North Taylor Avenue

PIERRE, S.D– Weather permitting, the City of Pierre will close North Taylor Avenue from Capitol Avenue to Broadway Avenue for storm sewer repair on Monday morning.

The closure will begin shortly after 8 a.m. and will remain closed thro...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: April 5, 2017

Easter Bunny at Library this Weekend

Pierre, S.D. – The Easter Bunny will make a stop at Rawlins Municipal Library Saturday morning.

The Easter Bunny will greet children at 9:30 a.m. and then again at 10:45 a.m.  Each session will also feature story time, an egg hu...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: April 4, 2017

Rural Air Service: Mayor Gill to Testify Before Congress

Rural Air Service: Mayor Gill to Testify Before Congress

Pierre, S.D. –Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill is heading to Washington, D.C., to fight for rural air service.

On Thursday, Gill will testify before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Aviation...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: April 4, 2017

Summer Rec Guide Published

Pierre, S.D. – The City has posted its list of summer recreation activities for this summer.  It features more than 30 programs for youth, as well as adult activities.

Programming starts June 5 and includes everything from drama...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: April 3, 2017

Aquatics Center Closing for Maintenance

 

Pierre, S.D. – Pierre’s Aquatic Center, located at the Oahe Family YMCA, will temporarily close later this week.

Beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, the Aquatics Center pool will close to allow contractors to re...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: March 30, 2017

Super Senior Day Features Senior Living Options

The Pierre Municipal Library is working to help people age gracefully with its Super Senior Day programming.

The April 3 Super Senior program will provide information about the different options available for senior living care.  Kim Brakke with ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: March 30, 2017

Construction Season Starts Monday

  

PIERRE, S.D– The City of Pierre will officially kick off the 2017 construction season next week.

On Monday, April 3, there will be traffic restrictions at the intersection of Lowell Avenue and Industrial Road while ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: March 28, 2017

Vote Pierre to Win $20k for Park Renovations

Vote Pierre to Win $20k for Park Renovations

PIERRE, S.D–The clock starts ticking on Saturday.  That’s when people can start nominating Pierre to receive a $20,000 grant to enhance the Pleasant Drive playground.

Here&...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: March 24, 2017

Potential Scam Targeting Pierre Utility Customers

PIERRE, S.D. –The Pierre Police Department has been alerted to a potential scam that is targeting City of Pierre utility customers.

Businesses and people living in Pierre are being contacted via email and phone and told that they owe the...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: March 21, 2017

Utility Bill Schedule Change

  

PIERRE, S.D– Beginning next month, all City of Pierre utility bills will be mailed the first Friday of each month. Payments will be due the third Friday of each month.

The change in billing practice will eliminate f...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: March 20, 2017

Electric Department Gunning for Savings

City Staff uses infrared heat gun to check electrical device

PIERRE, S.D– In the cold months especially, the City of Pierre Electric Department staff grabs a gun and hits the streets to hunt for savings.

The weapon of choice? An infrared heat gun. It’s a device that scans all of the Ci...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: March 15, 2017

Water Drainage Improvements Coming for SE Pierre

 

Water Drainage Improvements Coming for SE Pierre

PIERRE, S.D– The City has committed to improving storm water drainage in southeast Pierre.

At its weekly meeting Tuesday night, the Pierre City Commission approved a plan to div...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: March 8, 2017

City Ends 2016 with Increased Reserves

 

City Ends 2016 with Increased Reserves

PIERRE, S.D– During the 2016 fiscal year, the City of Pierre was able to cut costs and consequently grow its reserves by $1.5-million.

“This is a significant accomplishment,&...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: March 3, 2017

Go Green and Clean Committee Meeting

Go Green and Clean Committee Meeting

PIERRE, S.D–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 ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: March 2, 2017

Free Load Coupons Distributed in March

Free Load Coupons Distributed in March

PIERRE, S.D– To help jump start your spring cleaning efforts, the City of Pierre is distributing free load coupons with the March utility mailing.

A coupon entitles each residential utility custome...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: February 2, 2017

Pierre Library Announces February Programming

Pierre, S.D. –Looking for money, family or a party?  The Pierre Rawlins Library can help!  The library’s February programming includes a birthday party for Laura Ingalls Wilder and classes on genealogy and gr...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: January 31, 2017

Workforce Development Council Presents Final Report

Workforce Development Council Presents Final Report

Pierre, SD – The Pierre / Fort Pierre Workforce Development Council presented its findings to the Pierre City Commission Tuesday night.

Kim Olson, who facilitated the Council’s...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: January 26, 2017

Fire Dept. Requests Help Clearing Hydrants

Fire Dept. Requests Help Clearing Hydrants

PIERRE, S.D. – To help keep the community safe during the snowy months, the Pierre Volunteer Fire Department needs your help.

The volunteers are asking people to clear snow away from fire hydrant...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: January 24, 2017

City Issues Snow Alert: Remove Vehicles from Snow Routes

City Issues Snow Alert

 Remove Vehicles from Snow Routes

PIERRE, S.D–The City of Pierre has issued a Snow Alert.

The Snow Alert means the City will remove snow from Emergency Snow Routes after midnight tonight. Residents should ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: January 18, 2017

Go Green and Clean Campaign Recognized as 2017 Harvard Ash Center Bright Idea in Government

 

Go Green and Clean Campaign Recognized as 

2017 Harvard Ash Center Bright Idea in Government

PIERRE, S.D. – The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University,...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: January 17, 2017

Gill Won’t Seek Re-election

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, January 17, 2017

CONTACT: Laurie Gill, Mayor, 605.773.7407

 

Gill Won’t Seek Re-election

PIERRE, S.D– Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill will not seek re-election this June. 

Gi...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: January 17, 2017

Tipton Named Hillsview Golf Superintendent

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, January 17, 2017

CONTACT: Tom Farnsworth, Parks and Recreation Director, 605.773.7407

 

Tipton Named Hillsview Golf Superintendent

PIERRE, S.D– Pierre’s Municipal Golf Course ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: January 17, 2017

Contact City for Water Meter Upgrade

Contact City for Water Meter Upgrade

PIERRE, S.D– About 15% of Pierre’s utility customers are in need of an immediate upgrade. 

For the last twelve months, the City has worked to migrate all of its water customers fro...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: January 5, 2017

Willow Avenue Water Leak Repaired

Willow Avenue Water Leak Repaired

PIERRE, S.D. – The water leak discovered earlier today on North Willow Avenue has been repaired, and water service has been returned to all impacted homes.

The City Water Department determined the water leak was c...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: January 5, 2017

Water Leak on Willow Avenue

PIERRE, S.D. – The City of Pierre is working to repair a water leak discovered this morning on North Willow Avenue just north of West Elizabeth Street.

The repair is expected to be complete by the end of today. 

Seven city water customers...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Pierre Seasoned Citizen Programming: Registration Open

City of Pierre

Laurie R. Gill, Mayor

222 E. Dakota Ave.

Pierre, S.D. 57501

(605) 773-7407

www.cityofpierre.org

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, January 3, 2017

CONTACT: Mindy Cheap, Recreation Superintendent, 605.773.7445

Pierre Seasoned Citizen Progra...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: December 17, 2016

City Lift Snow Alert

City Lifts Snow Alert

PIERRE, S.D–The City of Pierre has lifted the Snow Alert issued on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016.

City crews worked through the night to clear Emergency Snow Routes. That work has been completed, and vehicles may now park ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: December 16, 2016

City Issues Snow Alert

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City Issues Snow Alert

 Remove Vehicles from Snow Routes

PIERRE, S.D–The City of Pierre has issued a Snow Alert.

The Snow Alert means the City will remove snow from Emergency Snow Routes after midnight tonight. Residents should ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: December 14, 2016

Give the Gift of Hillsview

Pierre, S.D. –Give the gift of Hillsview this holiday season!

Hillsview Golf Course season passes go on sale Friday, and people interested in purchasing passes can do so three different ways.  Passes can be purchased online at c...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: December 9, 2016

Pierre Receives New Fire Truck

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Pierre Receives New Fire Truck 

PIERRE, S.D. – The Pierre Volunteer Fire Department has a new fire engine.  It arrived in Pierre on Thursday, December 8 and, thanks to some late night work by the volunteer sta...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: December 6, 2016

Schochenmaier Announces June Retirement

Pierre, SD – Pierre City Administrator Leon Schochenmaier announced today that he will retire next summer.

Schochenmaier, who has served as the City Administrator for more than a decade, will leave the post June 30, 2017.

“I greatly enjoy serving t...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: December 2, 2016

Snow Removal Reminder

Snow Removal Reminder  

PIERRE, S.D– If you own property in Pierre, please remember to scoop your sidewalk.

City ordinance requires property owners who have sidewalks attached to their property to clear the walkway of ...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: November 30, 2016

Preliminary 2017 Construction Plan Released

PIERRE, S.D– More than 80 blocks of Pierre’s city streets are scheduled for upgrades in 2017.

City staff detailed the preliminary construction project list during last night’s City Commission meeting putting special...

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: November 16, 2016

Record Rounds Played at Hillsview in 2016

Record Rounds Played at Hillsview in 2016

Pierre, S.D. – The 2016 season brought a new record to Hillsview Golf Course for the number of rounds played.

Between March and November this year, 31,466 rounds were played at Pierre’s Municipal Golf Course...Read on...

City of Pierre News
Posted on: November 4, 2016

Street Closure: East Sioux Avenue

Street Closure: East Sioux Avenue

PIERRE, S.D. – Weather permitting, East Sioux Avenue between South Adams and South Jefferson Avenues will close next week for construction.

The section of street will close at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, November 7, and w...Read on...

City of Pierre News
Posted on: October 31, 2016

Intersection Closure: Broadway and Madison

Intersection Closure: Broadway and Madison


PIERRE, S.D. – Weather permitting, the intersection of Broadway and Madison Avenues will close tomorrow for construction.

The intersection will close at 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, and will remain c...Read on...

City of Pierre News
Posted on: October 24, 2016

Workforce Development Council to Finalize Recommendations

Workforce Development Council to Finalize Recommendations

Pierre, SD – The Pierre / Fort Pierre Workforce Development Council will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 25 at the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce to finalize Council recommendations.
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City of Pierre News
Posted on: October 20, 2016

Southbound Traffic Closed on Central and Poplar

PIERRE, S.D. –Southbound traffic on Central and Poplar Avenues near Pleasant Drive will be detoured to Pierre Street and Highland Avenue throughout today and part of tomorrow while city crews work to patch asphalt next to the railroad tracks.

Northboun...Read on...

City of Pierre News
Posted on: October 11, 2016

Airport Disaster Exercise Set for Thursday

PIERRE, SD- You can expect lights, sirens and a whole lot of activity at the airport later this week.

Thursday evening, from 5:30 – 7:30, the Pierre Regional Airport and Hughes County will conduct a full scale disaster exercise. The mock disaster scen...Read on...

City of Pierre News
Posted on: October 11, 2016

Gill Selected President of Municipal League

Mayor Gill

Gill Selected President of Municipal League

Pierre, SD –Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill has been elected as President of the South Dakota Municipal League.

As President of the organization, Gill will lead Municipal League efforts to provide inter-communit...Read on...

City of Pierre News
Posted on: September 27, 2016

Intern Program Offered Again

Intern Program Offered Again

Pierre, SD –The Cities of Pierre and Fort Pierre are pleased to again offer the Student Intern Program. The program pairs Riggs and Stanley County High School students with employers in Pierre and Fort Pierre. The progra...Read on...

City of Pierre News
Posted on: September 23, 2016

Dynamic Braking Ordinance Hearing Delayed

Dynamic Braking Ordinance Hearing Delayed

Pierre, SD –The proposed dynamic braking ordinance originally scheduled to be heard by the Pierre City Commission for the second time on Tuesday, Sept. 27, has been removed from the agenda.

Since its first r...Read on...

City of Pierre News
Posted on: September 21, 2016

New Street Lights Illuminate Pierre Neighborhoods

City replaces street lights

New Street Lights Illuminate Pierre Neighborhoods

PIERRE, S.D. – The Pierre Electric Department continues to shine up neighborhoods throughout Pierre with new LED street lights.

For the past two and a half years, the department has systematically b...Read on...

City of Pierre News
Posted on: September 20, 2016

Keller Receives Career Achievement Award

Val Keller

Keller Receives Career Achievement Award

PIERRE, S.D. – Val Keller, Superintendent of Pierre’s Solid Waste Department, recently received the Career Achievement Award from the South Dakota Solid Waste Management Association. The award recognizes someon...Read on...

City of Pierre News
Posted on: September 16, 2016

Pierre Aquatics Center Reopens Monday

Norbert Junior

Pierre, S.D. -The Pierre Indoor Aquatics Center will reopen Monday, Sept.19. And when it does, you’ll find a serpent lurking in the middle of it.

The Aquatics Center closed August 12 for annual cleaning, maintenance and the installation of a new pla...Read on...

City of Pierre News
Posted on: September 16, 2016

Grand Avenue Traffic Restriction

Grand Avenue Traffic Restriction

PIERRE, S.D. –Beginning next week, traffic on Grand Avenue between Fifth and Eighth Streets will be restricted and controlled by temporary traffic signs.

Between Monday, Sept. 19, and Monday, Oct. 17, the three-bloc...Read on...

City of Pierre News
Posted on: September 15, 2016

Country Drive Traffic Lane Restriction

Country Drive Traffic Lane Restriction

PIERRE, S.D. –West Capitol Avenue / Country Drive between Terri Lane and Lakeside Lane will be reduced to one lane for several hours tomorrow morning for the delivery of construction supplies.

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City of Pierre News
Posted on: September 13, 2016

Pierre Aquatics Center Reopening Delayed

Pierre Aquatics Center Reopening Delayed

Pierre, S.D. – The reopening of the Pierre Indoor Aquatics Center has been delayed until next week.

The Aquatics Center, originally expected to reopen tomorrow, closed August 12 for annual cleaning, maintenan...Read on...

City of Pierre News
Posted on: August 31, 2016

City Puts Yard Waste to Good Use

Compost Processing

PIERRE, S.D. – All the brown stuff you take out of your yard each fall is helping to make the city greener.

Each year the City of Pierre recycles nearly 3.5 million pounds of yard waste –turning leaves, garden waste and grass into high-quality compost...Read on...

City of Pierre News
Posted on: August 30, 2016

Traffic Safety Committee Looking for Advisors

Pierre, SD –The City of Pierre is looking for volunteer advisors for its Traffic Safety Committee.

The advisory board will have one vacancy beginning this December, and Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill is looking for someone to fill that role. Committee mem...Read on...

City of Pierre News
Posted on: August 24, 2016

Pierre Named Tax-Friendly Destination for Retirees

Pierre Named Tax-Friendly Destination for Retirees

Pierre, SD – If you’re thinking about retiring, think about Pierre.

The city has recently been named to SmartAsset’s list of most tax-friendly places for retirees. South Dakota’s capital city came...Read on...

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
• The city-owned campground at Griffin Park...Read on...

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