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.
...Read on...

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

Pierre Aquatics Center Reopens Monday

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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 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 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

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: 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: 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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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

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 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

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: 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: 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: May 18, 2016

Pierre Recognized as 2016 Playful City USA Community

PIERRE, SD –Pierre is being honored with a 2016 Playful City USA designation for the fifth time in row. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the national recognition program honors cities and towns across the country for making their cities more playable.
...Read on...

Posted on: May 11, 2016

Street Closures: Capitol and Poplar

PIERRE, S.D. – West Capitol Avenue between North Poplar Avenue and West Elizabeth Street, and North Poplar Avenue between West Capitol Avenue and West Fifth Street, will close this week for construction.

The streets will close late this afternoon and...Read on...

Posted on: May 11, 2016

Firefighters Plan to Burn Down House

PIERRE, S.D. – If the weather cooperates, the Pierre Volunteer Fire Department will intentionally burn a home to the ground this week.

The Pierre Volunteer Fire Department will utilize an abandoned home located at 2301 East Hwy 14 in northeast Pierre f...Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2016

City Flushing Fire Hydrants

City Flushing Fire Hydrants

Pierre, S.D. –The City of Pierre will begin its annual fire hydrant testing and flushing this week. Hydrants are flushed annually to ensure flow levels are adequate for fire protection.

The testing will begin in Pierre’...Read on...

Posted on: April 26, 2016

Pierre Recertified as a Tree City USA

PIERRE, S.D. – On Thursday, April 28, Pierre will officially be recertified as a Tree City USA by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. The certification award will be presented during the Arbor Day Program at Rawlins Municipal Library.

This is t...Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2016

Dakota Avenue: Traffic Restriction

PIERRE, S.D. – Weather permitting, traffic will be restricted to eastbound only truck traffic on Dakota Avenue between Tyler and Polk Avenues next week.

The traffic restriction will go into effect about 8:15 Monday morning and will remain closed though...Read on...

Posted on: April 21, 2016

New Baler Installed at Solid Waste Facility

City Baler

PIERRE, S.D. –Installation of a new baler is now complete at Pierre’s solid waste facility.

The new machine compacts all non-recycled solid waste that comes to Pierre’s solid waste facility and then bales it for optimal disposal at the city’s landfill....Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2016

Donated Home to be the Site of Live Fire Training

PIERRE, S.D. – Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. And that will certainly be the case this weekend in northeast Pierre.

The Pierre Volunteer Fire Department will utilize an abandoned home located at 2301 East Hwy 14 for training this Saturday. The Fir...Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2016

Street Closure: Poplar Avenue

Street Closure: Poplar Avenue


PIERRE, S.D. –Poplar Avenue from Elizabeth Street to Second Street will close Wednesday, April 20 for sanitary sewer repair.

The segment of road will close about 8:15 Wednesday morning and will remain closed through ...Read on...

Posted on: April 12, 2016

Volunteers Rally for “Go Green” Campaign

Volunteers Rally for “Go Green” Campaign


PIERRE, S.D. – More than 125 volunteers will hit the streets this month to make Pierre a cleaner, more inviting community. Their volunteer work is all in the name of the Go Green and Clean campaign.

Th...Read on...

Posted on: April 12, 2016

Recreation and Events Center: Third Town Hall Meeting Scheduled

Recreation and Events Center: Third Town Hall Meeting Scheduled

Pierre, S.D. – The City of Pierre will host its third town hall meeting regarding a proposed recreation and events center on Monday, April 18. The meeting will be held in Amphitheater I of...Read on...

Posted on: April 12, 2016

Intersection Closure: Garfield and Park

PIERRE, S.D. –The intersection of Garfield Avenue and Park Street will close Wednesday, April 13 for utility work.

The intersection will close about 8:15 Wednesday morning and will remain closed through Thursday, April 14 while crews work to repair the...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2016

2015 Drinking Water Report Released

2015 Drinking Water Report Released

PIERRE, S.D. –The City of Pierre’s drinking water is safe, and that’s nothing new.

Each year the City is mandated by the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the South Dakota Department of Environment an...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2016

Hillsview Golf Course: Hazards Guaranteed!

PIERRE, S.D. – Thanks to a new irrigation system at Hillsview Golf Course, water hazards are a guarantee.

City staff recently completed the $18,000 upgrade that pumps deep water from the Missouri River into a pump house pond that feeds the water hazard...Read on...

Posted on: April 5, 2016

Intersection Closure: Capitol and Jackson

PIERRE, S.D. –The intersection of Capitol Avenue and Jackson Avenue will close Thursday, April 7 for utility work.

The intersection will close about 8:15 Thursday morning and will remain closed through Friday, April 8 while crews work to repair the sto...Read on...

Posted on: April 5, 2016

Hwy 14 Truck Route: Lanes Closing for Building Move

Hwy 14 Truck Route: Lanes Closing for Building Move


PIERRE, S.D. – Four lanes of the Highway 14 Truck Route in northern Pierre will close overnight this week to accommodate the transportation of a building. The former Feeding South Dakota building,...Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2016

Rebates Offered for Air Conditioner Tune-ups

PIERRE, S.D. –Warmer weather is on the way, so now is the time to get your cooling system ready for summer.

Pierre Municipal Utilities offers a $30 rebate when you have a contractor tune up your central air-conditioner or air-source heat pump. As part ...Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2016

SDMEA Middle School All State Band Plays in Pierre

SDMEA Middle School Honor Band

Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill welcomed the South Dakota Music Education Association’s Middle School All- State Band to town earlier this month.

The group of young musicians from throughout South Dakota was in Pierre the first weekend in March and performed ...Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2016

City of Pierre Looking for Seasonal Help

PIERRE, S.D. – The City of Pierre is undertaking a number of projects in the next six months and needs extra help to get the work done. The city currently has more than 50 seasonal positions available within its utility, parks, recreation, cemetery and g...Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2016

Summer Rec Guide Published

Summer Rec Guide Published

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

Programming starts June 6 and includes everything from pottery cla...Read on...

Posted on: March 23, 2016

Intersection Closure: Poplar and Fifth

PIERRE, S.D. –The intersection of North Poplar Avenue and West Fifth Street will close Thursday, March 24 for utility work.

The intersection, located at the northwest corner of the Jefferson Elementary School campus, will close about 8:15 tomorrow morn...Read on...

Posted on: March 23, 2016

Fishing Pier Installed at Mickelson Pond

The South Dakota Department of Game Fish and Parks recently installed a fishing pier at Mickelson Pond.  The pond is located on the north side of Fourth Street in northcentral Pierre.

Pierre, S.D. – Pierre officially has a new fishing pond.

The South Dakota Department of Game Fish and Parks, in coordination with the City of Pierre, has installed a fishing pier at Mickelson Pond. Mickelson Pond is located on the north side of Fourth...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2016

City Sponsored Contractor Meeting: March 24

City Sponsored Contractor Meeting: March 24

PIERRE, S.D. –The City of Pierre is hosting its annual Pierre Area Contractor Meeting on Thursday, March 24. The meeting runs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will be held at the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce Co...Read on...

Posted on: March 15, 2016

Intersection Closure: Capitol and Willow

PIERRE, S.D. –The intersection of Capitol and Willow Avenues will close Wednesday, March 16 for utility work.

The intersection is expected to close shortly after 8 a.m. tomorrow and will remain closed through Thursday, March 17 while crews work to repa...Read on...

Posted on: March 8, 2016

City Installs Energy Efficient Street Lights

City of Pierre Lineman Steve Kuiper installs a new energy efficient street light fixture on Fourth Street.

City Installs Energy Efficient Street Lights

PIERRE, S.D. – Things are looking brighter in Pierre. That’s thanks to new LED street light fixtures the City’s electrical department is installing. The new fixtures produce a whiter light and utilize far l...Read on...

Posted on: March 8, 2016

Former School to Host Fire Training

Former School to Host Fire Training

PIERRE, S.D. – If you see smoke rolling out of McKinley Elementary School later this week, don’t be alarmed. It’s local firefighters who are responsible for it.

Pierre’s volunteer fire department will utilize the...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2016

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities & Traumatic Brain Injury Proclamation

Developmental Disabilities Month

The Pierre City Commission had some special guests at its March 1, 2016 commission meeting.

More than three dozen representatives from Oahe, Inc. attended the meeting. The group was there to help draw awareness to those with intellectual and developme...Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2016

City Invests in New Baler

PIERRE, S.D. –The City of Pierre has purchased a new baler for its solid waste facility and will begin the installation process next week. The new equipment will replace the current baler that’s been in use for more than a decade.

“More than 20,000 to...Read on...

Posted on: February 16, 2016

City Honors Former Mayor Clint Gregory

Pierre Mayors

The City of Pierre is saddened to learn of the passing of former Mayor and City Commissioner Clint Gregory.

Former Mayor Gregory, aged 89, died Wednesday, February 10, 2016 in Pierre, South Dakota.

Gregory was first elected to the Pierre City Comm...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2016

Recreation and Events Center: Town Hall Meeting Reminder

Pierre, S.D. – The City of Pierre is reminding the community that next week it will host its second town hall meeting regarding a proposed recreation and events center.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 18. The meeting will be held in Roo...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2016

Go Green and Clean: Volunteers Needed for City-Wide Spring Clean-Up

Pierre, S.D. –Spring isn’t quite here, but the City is already planning its annual spring clean-up campaign and looking for volunteers to help with it.

Go Green and Clean, the clean-up campaign, is in its seventh year. Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill initiate...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2016

Workforce Development Council Launches Survey

Workforce Development Council Launches Survey

Pierre, SD – The Pierre/Fort Pierre Workforce Development Council has launched a survey directed at high school students, educators, employers and job seekers. The survey is designed to inform the Council...Read on...

Posted on: January 20, 2016

City Upgrading Water Meters

City Upgrading Water Meters

PIERRE, S.D. –The City of Pierre is currently upgrading its analog water utility meters to digital ones, and the water department needs your help to complete the process.

Every city water utility customer needs to have a...Read on...

Posted on: January 8, 2016

Recreation and Events Center: Second Town Hall Meeting Scheduled

Recreation and Events Center: Second Town Hall Meeting Scheduled

Pierre, S.D. – The City of Pierre will host its second town hall meeting regarding a proposed recreation and events center on Thursday, February 18. The meeting will be held in Room 106 o...Read on...

Posted on: January 6, 2016

Pierre Seasoned Citizen Programming: Registration Open

Pierre, S.D. – Registration is now open for the Pierre Recreation Department’s Seasoned Citizen Program.

This is the fifth year the City of Pierre has offered the programming that targets senior citizens. Mindy Cheap, Pierre Recreation Superintendent...Read on...

Posted on: January 4, 2016

Snowed in with a Good Book

Pierre, S.D. –Staff at Rawlins Municipal Library are hoping you get snowed in this winter.

The Library’s winter Read-to-Me program is themed Snowed in with a Good Book and designed to encourage family reading time.

“Winter months are really a gre...Read on...

Posted on: December 23, 2015

Safety Reminder: Ice Stability

While the cold weather has frozen much of the lake and river water in the area, Pierre Fire Chief Ian Paul says that there are many ongoing factors that can compromise ice and make it unstable.

“Ice stability can change by the hour,” said Chief Paul. “...Read on...

Posted on: December 16, 2015

Recreation and Events Center: Town Hall Meeting Reminder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, December 15, 2015
CONTACT: Tom Farnsworth, Parks and Recreation Director, 605.773.7407

Recreation and Events Center: Town Hall Meeting Reminder

Pierre, S.D. –City leaders are reminding the public that it’s hostin...Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2015

Give the Gift of Hillsview

Give the gift of Hillsview this holiday season!

Hillsview Golf Course season passes are on sale now, and people interested in purchasing passes can do so three different ways. Passes can be purchased online at cityofpierre.org, at City Hall during nor...Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2015

Public Notice of Federal Action Affecting the Floodplain and Wetlands

Notification is hereby given to the public that the City of Pierre has requested funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to increase the size of the culvert outfall conveying waters of Whiskey Gulch between River Road and Lakeside Lane...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.

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...

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 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 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 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 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

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: 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 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
Pierre resid...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...