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 stri...

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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 traffic unt...

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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 bringing ...

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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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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Intersection Closure: Capitol and Washington

washington and cap

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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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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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Street Closure: Harrison Avenue

harrison ave

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 curb an...

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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, Long will also...

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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 its drinking w...

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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 wants your input.

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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 detour a...

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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.

Moto...

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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 Schochenm...

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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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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 at Pierre Riggs High ...

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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 selected as the win...

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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 valves, ...

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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 government agencies and studen...

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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 intersection will...

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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 Thursday evening.

S...

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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 Broadway Avenue...

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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.

North Taylor A...

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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 throughout t...

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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 hunt, the ...

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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 Operati...

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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 classes, to...

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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 replace the boiler...

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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 the City works t...

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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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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’s how ...

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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 City of...

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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 five-week billing...

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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 City&r...

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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 divert storm wa...

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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,” said...

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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 will hav...

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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 customer to the...

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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 grant ...

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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 work an...

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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 hydrants. The f...

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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 remove vehic...

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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, recogni...

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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 from analog water m...

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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. 

Gill made the announce...

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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 has a ne...

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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 will be...

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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 cause...

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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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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 on Emerg...

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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 remove vehic...

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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 cityofpie...

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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 staff, was read...

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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 the p...

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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 snow and ice wit...

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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 emphasis on...

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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...

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...

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...

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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Weather permitti...Read on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Posted on: August 18, 2016

PD, GF&P Ask for Citizen Assistance

Pierre, S.D. –If you see someone damaging public property, officials with the Pierre Police Department and the South Dakota Department of Game Fish and Parks are asking you to let them know.

Following a recent uptick in vandalism and littering along ...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2016

Decorative Dumpster Donated to Beautification Campaign

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Decorative Dumpster Donated to Beautification Campaign

Pierre, S.D. –Thanks to a donation from a local Pierre business, the city’s garbage is getting prettier.

FASTSIGNS, a custom sign company, recently donated and installed a decorative wrap on a c...Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2016

Jet Service to Denver Set to Begin

Jet Service to Denver Set to Begin

PIERRE, SD- In less than one week, people flying out of Pierre will have non-stop jet service to Denver.

The new jet service is provided by Aerodynamics, Inc. (ADI), Pierre Regional Airport’s new commercial air ca...Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2016

Street Closure: Park Street

Street Closure: Park Street

PIERRE, S.D. –Park Street between Garfield and Lowell Avenues will close this afternoon for construction.

The street will close at 1:00 p.m. today, and will remain closed for the remainder of the week for curb and gutter...Read on...

Posted on: July 27, 2016

Water Outage Planned Tomorrow

Water Outage Planned Tomorrow

PIERRE, SD –A small strip of eastern Pierre will be without water for about four hours tomorrow morning.

City water customers living on the south side of Wells Avenue, between Polk and Pierce Avenues will be impacted. W...Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2016

Water Outage Planned this Week

PIERRE, SD –A portion of eastern Pierre will be without water for about three hours tomorrow morning.

People living along East Green Street and South Roosevelt Avenue, as well as, customers to the east of that area including the National Guard Armory, ...Read on...

Posted on: July 20, 2016

Long-Term Power Agreement Finalized

PIERRE, S.D. – Pierre residents will continue to enjoy reliable power and reasonable rates thanks to a long-term power agreement recently signed by the City.

The agreement between the City of Pierre and the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) outl...Read on...

Posted on: July 20, 2016

Workforce Development Committee Talks Solutions

Workforce Development Committee Talks Solutions

Pierre, SD – Pierre needs unique educational opportunities, needs to talk about the opportunities that already exist, and needs to provide training to both employees and its employers.

That was the m...Read on...

Posted on: July 19, 2016

Intersection Closure: Park and Lowell

Intersection Closure: Park and Lowell

PIERRE, S.D. – Weather permitting, the intersection of Park Street and Lowell Avenue will close tomorrow for construction.

The street will close at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20, and will remain closed until ...Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2016

Library to Host “American Girl” Program

Library to Host “American Girl” Program

Pierre, S.D. –Girls between the ages of 7 and 11 are invited to the Pierre Rawlins Municipal Library next month for a history lesson and a snack.

The library is hosting an “American Girl” program, based on the...Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2016

Outdoor Pool Reopens Today

Outdoor Pool Reopens Today

Pierre, S.D. – Pierre’s outdoor pool will reopen today at 1 p.m.

The pool closed temporarily following a July 3, water main break. The main has been repaired and the pool returned to operating condition.

The pool is ...Read on...

Posted on: July 7, 2016

Fourth Street Bike Trail Construction

Fourth Street Bike Trail Construction

PIERRE, S.D. – Weather permitting, crews will begin repairing the Fourth Street Bike Trail on Monday, July 11.

The eastern portion of the trail, stretching from Mickelson Pond to the Wellington Place trail head...Read on...

Posted on: July 6, 2016

Housing Committee Suggests Housing Coordinator, Education

Housing Committee Suggests Housing Coordinator, Education

Pierre, SD –The workforce development council committee tasked with addressing housing concerns told the Pierre City Commission Tuesday night that it might be time to establish a local housing ...Read on...

Posted on: July 5, 2016

Outdoor Pool Passes Accepted at Aquatics Center

Pierre, S.D. –People who have punch cards to use Pierre’s outdoor pool, can now use their punch cards at the indoor Aquatics Center located at the YMCA. The punch cards will be accepted at the Aquatics Center daily from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 9 p.m...Read on...

Posted on: July 5, 2016

Residential Meters Now Read Remotely

Residential Meters Now Read Remotely

PIERRE, S.D. – The City of Pierre now reads all residential electric meters remotely.

For a little over a year, the city has been working to migrate its electric metering system from an antiquated manual-read sy...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2016

Street Closures Scheduled for Next Week: West Capitol, Fourth Street

PIERRE, S.D. – The City of Pierre will close two different streets next week for construction.

West Capitol
Weather permitting, a portion of West Capitol Avenue will close Wednesday morning for construction.

The 200 block of West Capitol between Ze...Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2016

City Adopts New Building Code: Fence Amendment Incorporated

PIERRE, S.D. – The City of Pierre has adopted the 2015 Edition of the International I-Codes (IBC, IRC, IEBC, IPMC). The I-Codes are an internationally recognized set of building standards designed to ensure the safety and integrity of new and remodeled st...Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2016

City Recognized for Community Wellness Efforts

Pierre, S.D. –The National League of Cities (NLC) recently recognized the City of Pierre for completing key health and wellness goals established by the Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) initiative. LMCTC is a nationwide effort to help ensure...Read on...

Posted on: June 29, 2016

Fourth Street Sinkhole Repair Scheduled

Fourth Street Sinkhole Repair Scheduled

PIERRE, S.D. – Crews will begin repairing a sinkhole located on Fourth Street near the North Euclid intersection next week.

At their regularly scheduled meeting last night, City Commissioners approved a $40,0...Read on...

Posted on: June 29, 2016

Workforce Development Committee Outlines Barriers, Solutions

Workforce Development Committee Outlines Barriers, Solutions

Pierre, SD – Pierre business growth is being impeded by a workforce shortage; reliable daycare, marketing and encouragement of technical skill training might help solve the problem.

That...Read on...

Posted on: June 28, 2016

Pierre Residents Reminded of Fireworks Ordinance

Pierre Residents Reminded of Fireworks Ordinance

As of this coming Friday you can legally buy and discharge fireworks in Pierre, and the Pierre Police Department is reminding people to be safe and abide by the law.

Pierre Police Chief Dave Panzer s...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

City of Pierre: Advisory Board Members Needed

City of Pierre: Advisory Board Members Needed

Pierre, SD –The City of Pierre is looking for volunteer advisors, and you could be one.

Two community advisory boards, the Historic Preservation Commission and the Library Board, have positions open, a...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

Gas Leak at Church and Jefferson

Pierre, SD – Due to a natural gas leak, the Pierre Volunteer Fire Department is currently evacuating a two-block perimeter surrounding the intersection of East Church Street and Jefferson Avenue.

The evacuation includes Tower Apartments, Rawlins Munici...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

Gas Leak: Evacuation Lifted

Gas Leak: Evacuation Lifted

Pierre, SD – The evacuation put in place earlier today near the intersection of East Church Street and Jefferson Avenue has been lifted. A two block perimeter in the area was established after a natural gas line was damaged ...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2016

Dragons, Snakes and Skinks Coming to the Pierre Library

Pierre, S.D. –A dragon, a skink, and several snakes will be special guests at Pierre Rawlins Library this week.

The reptiles are part of the “Zoo Man” program that the library will host this Thursday, June 23. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. and will b...Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2016

Street Closure: Park Street

PIERRE, S.D. – Weather permitting, Park Street between Garfield and Lowell Avenues will close next week for construction.

The street will close at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 20, and will remain closed through the first week in July while city crews repl...Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2016

Park Street: Parking Restriction for Building Move

PIERRE, S.D. – From 1:00 p.m. until 5: p.m. on Friday, June 17, no on-street parking will be allowed on Park Street between Garfield and Lowell Avenues. The parking restriction will be in place to accommodate the transportation of a building.

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Posted on: June 15, 2016

City Changes Ordinance to Accommodate Campers, Boats and Fire Code

City Changes Ordinance to Accommodate Campers, Boats and Fire Code

PIERRE, S.D. –The maximum allowable height for accessory buildings, such as garages, will soon be 16 feet. That’s one foot higher than the maximum height previously set in city ordina...Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2016

City Hosts Run Jump Throw Clinic and Track Meet

Pierre, S.D. –The Pierre Recreation Department will hold a Run Jump Throw Clinic and Track Meet on Saturday, June 18.

The clinic will begin at 9 a.m. at Hollister Field and gives kids a chance to learn and practice many fundamental sports skills like...Read on...

Posted on: June 6, 2016

Road Closure: North Oneida Avenue, West Fourth Street

Crews will begin replacing the curb and gutter on North Oneida around 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday, June 7, and expect to have the work completed by the end of the week. The segment of road will be closed during construction activity only and will be open when w...Read on...

Posted on: June 3, 2016

Pierre Outdoor Pool Opens Monday

The Pierre Outdoor pool will open for the season Monday June 6 at 1 p.m. Pool hours are:
• Monday - Fridayo 1 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. open swim
o 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. lap swim/water exercise o 7 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. open swim

• Saturday & Sunday
o 1 p.m. –...Read on...

Posted on: June 2, 2016

WWII Aircraft Scheduled to Make Appearance at Memorial to WWII Hero, John C. Waldron

PIERRE, SD - Barring changes to weather or mechanical difficulties, three WWII airplanes are scheduled to appear at the Pierre Regional Airport on Friday, June 3 for a public memorial ceremony to honor WWII Battle of Midway hero, John C. Waldron.

T...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Mosquito Control Operations Begin

Mosquito Control Operations Begin

PIERRE, S.D. – The City of Pierre Parks Department has begun its mosquito control operations for the 2016 summer season. Larviciding efforts, killing mosquitos before they hatch, began in April, and fogging for adul...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Northwest Pierre to Experience Low Water Pressure

PIERRE, SD –The water main upgrades in northwest Pierre originally scheduled for Wednesday, June 1 have been delayed until Thursday, June 2.

Some city water utility customers may experience low water pressure tomorrow, while the City Water Department u...Read on...

Posted on: May 31, 2016

Northwest Pierre to Experience Low Water Pressure

Northwest Pierre to Experience Low Water Pressure

PIERRE, SD – Some city utility customers may experience low water pressure tomorrow, June 1, while the City Water Department upgrades the water main in northeast Pierre.

People living west of Euclid ...Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2016

City Takes Action to Repair Sinkhole

PIERRE, SD – A corroded storm sewer pipe has caused a sinkhole on Fourth Street near the North Euclid intersection; westbound traffic on Fourth Street will remain restricted until repairs can be completed.

City staff expects repair work to begin within...Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2016

South Dakota War Hero to be Honored on Battle of Midway Anniversary

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PIERRE, SD —World War II hero of the “Battle of Midway” John C. Waldron will be honored with a memorial dedication at the Pierre Municipal Airport on Friday, June 3 at 5:30pm. The event is open to the public.

The ceremony will feature the dedic...Read on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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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.

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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...

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...

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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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Pierre resid...Read on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...