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City Offices Closed March 13, 2019 in Anticipation of Predicted Blizzard

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The City of Hot Springs has determined to close City Offices (including City Hall, the Public Library, Mueller Center, and other city properties) on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in anticipation of predicted blizzard conditions. As of 5:00pm Tuesday, no decision has been made about whether to close City Offices on Thursday. Please check back for further information.

According to the National Weather Service of Rapid City, SD, as of 4:00pm Tuesday:

"An approaching blizzard will have a major impact to the area Wednesday and Thursday."

First, a mix of precipitation (including rain, snow, sleet, and freezing rain) will move into south central SD Wednesday morning and continue into the afternoon before changing to snow. Snow will develop across northeastern Wyoming and western South Dakota Wednesday morning and continue into Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Many locations will receive very heavy snow accumulations, with totals ranging from 10 to 30 inches. The highest amounts are expected across the northern Black Hills and southwest to south central South Dakota.

Additionally, very strong winds are expected, sustained at 30 to 50 mph, with gusts to 50 to 70 mph. This will create extremely hazardous travel conditions, with travel becoming very difficult to impossible across portions of western to south central South Dakota."

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City of Hot Springs 2018 Annual Drinking Water Report Now Available

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The City of Hot Springs's 2018 Annual Drinking Water Report is now available here on the City website. You can either click the direct link on the homepage navigational menu or click here: 2018 Annual Drinking Water Report.

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Notice of Quorum 9/4/2018 Admin-Finance Meeting

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NOTICE OF QUORUM

This is to serve as Notice that a quorum of the Hot Springs Common Council may be in attendance at the Administrative & Finance Committee Meeting. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 303 N. River St. Hot Springs, SD on Tuesday the 4th of September beginning at 1PM.

DATED this 30th day of September, 2018

Misty Summers-Walton

Finance Officer

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Notice of Quorum 8/2/2018 Budget Meeting

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NOTICE OF QUORUM

This is to serve as notice that a quorum of the Hot Springs Common Council will be in attendance at the City of Hot Springs 2019 Budget Meeting, which will be held at City Hall, 303 N. River St., on Thursday the 2nd of August beginning at 5:00 PM

DATED this 31st day of July, 2018.

Misty Summers-Walton

Finance Officer

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Notice of Quorum 7/24/18 and 7/26/18 Budget Meetings

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NOTICE OF QUORUM

This is to serve as notice that a quorum of the Hot Springs Common Council will be in attendance at the City of Hot Springs 2019 Budget Meetings, which will be held at City Hall, 303 N. River St., on Tuesday the 24th and Thursday the 26th of July beginning at 5:00 PM

DATED this 20th day of July, 2018.

Misty Summers-Walton

Finance Officer

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Notice of Quorum 7/17/2018 Prairie Hills Public Meeting - American Legion

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This is to serve as Notice that a quorum of the Hot Springs Common Council may be in attendance at the Prairie Hills Transit Public meeting. The meeting will be held at the American Legion, 1045 Jennings Ave. Hot Springs, SD on Tuesday the 17th of July beginning at 6PM.

DATED this 16th day of July, 2018

Misty Summers-Walton

Finance Officer

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Notice of Quorum - 7/12/18 SDML 2018 Budget Training

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This is to serve as Notice that a quorum of the Hot Springs Common Council may be in attendance at the SDML 2018 Budget Training. The training will be held at the Rapid City Ramkota Hotel, 2111 N. LaCrosse St in Rapid City, SD, on Thursday the 12th of July from 10AM-3PM.

DATED this 11th day of July, 2018

Misty Summers-Walton

Finance Officer

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Notice of Quorum - 7/12/18 2019-2022 STIP Public Hearing

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This is to serve as Notice that a quorum of the Hot Springs Common Council may be in attendance at the 2019-2022 STIP (Statewide Transportation Improvement Program) Development Public Hearing. The hearing will be held at the Rapid City Ramkota Hotel, 2111 N. LaCrosse St in Rapid City, SD, on Thursday the 12th of July beginning at 7PM0.

DATED this 10th day of July, 2018

Misty Summers-Walton

Finance Officer

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Notice of Quorum - 6/18/18 Ketel 2017 Audit Presentation Before Coucil Meeting

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NOTICE OF QUORUM

This is to serve as notice that a quorum of the Hot Springs Common Council may be in attendance at a public meeting with Ketel Thorstenson LLP to review in detail the 2017 City of Hot Springs Audit report. The meeting will be held at the Mueller Civic Center, 801 S. 6th St in Hot Springs, SD, on Monday the 18th of June at 6PM, one hour prior to the regularly scheduled council meeting.

DATED this 13th day of June, 2018

Misty Summers-Walton

Finance Officer

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS - Old Water Fill Station tear down materials

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Common Council of the City of Hot Springs, South Dakota, is accepting written bids at the Office of the Finance Office in City Hall, 303 North River, Hot Springs, South Dakota 57747 until 5:00 p.m. on Monday May 21,2018, for the sale of the following material salvaged from the tear down of the old water fill station on Canton Ave.; 19-sheets of tin that measure 34’6” long X 36” wide, 9-sheets of tin that measure 14’ long X 36” wide, 1- overhead garage door that measures 9’6” wide X 11’5” tall, and 2-overhead garage doors that measure 12’3” wide X 11’5”. Items may be viewed in person at the City Maintenance Shop at 2001 Hwy 18 Truck By-Pass. The bids will be opened at the regular meeting of the Common Council on May 21,2018 at 7:15PM.

Sealed bids must be plainly marked to identify their contents.  No bid shall be withdrawn after the filing time without written consent of the Hot Springs Common Council for a period of thirty (30) days after the filing time.

The Common Council of the City of Hot Springs, South Dakota, reserves the right to reject any and all bids, or to waive any formalities or technicalities in bidding, and to accept the bid that is to the advantage of, and in the best interest of, the City of Hot Springs.

Dated May 9th, 2018

Misty Summers-Walton

Finance Officer

City of Hot Springs

Published twice 5/9/18 & 5/16/18

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Notice of Quorum - 4/4/18 Rushmore Region EcoDevo Meeting

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NOTICE OF QUORUM

This is to serve as Notice that a quorum of the Hot Springs Common Council may be in attendance at the Rushmore Region Economic Development Alliance Professional Development Series with Janet Ady of Ady Advantage. The meeting will be held at the Mueller Civic Center, 801 S. 6th St in Hot Springs, SD, on Wednesday the 4th of April at from 8:30-11:30AM.

DATED this 30th day of March, 2018

Misty Summers-Walton

Finance Officer

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Notice of Quorum - 1/22/18 BHE Meeting

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NOTICE OF QUORUM

 

This is to serve as Notice that a quorum of the Hot Springs Common Council may be in attendance at an informal meeting with Black Hills Energy to discuss potential solar conversion project, back-up generation and industrial park potential. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 303 N. River Street, on Tuesday the 23rd of January at 10:00 AM.

DATED this 22nd day of January, 2018

Misty Summers-Walton

Finance Officer

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Notice of Quorum - 12-12-17 Boulder Falls Ribbon Cutting

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NOTICE OF QUORUM

This is to serve as Notice that a quorum of the Hot Springs Common Council may be in attendance at the Boulder Falls Road Improvement Project Ribbon Cutting event, which will be held at the entrance to Boulder Falls Addition – Highway 71, just south of Fall River Health Services. Brief ribbon cutting ceremony (weather permitting) then adjourn to the Southern Hills Golf Course Club House at 1130 Clubhouse Drive, on Tuesday the 12th of December at 11:00 AM.

DATED this 8th day of December, 2017

Misty Summers-Walton

Finance Officer

 

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Black Hills Visitor Blog Features Hot Springs & Climb Hot Springs!

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https://blackhillsvisitor.com/see-and-do/adventure/climb-your-way-to-a-hidden-gem-in-the-black-hills/


Climb Your Way to a Hidden Gem in the Black Hills

By Zach Freeman, Photos by Sandeep Yadav

“You look at Hot Springs and you’d never say it’s flat,” says local resident Colter Steinmetz of his hometown. “One of the things the town is known for is the stairs—they’re built into the town.”

In 2016, based on a suggestion from a town member, the Hot Springs Rotary Club decided to put those stairs to good use, sponsoring an outdoor stair-climbing event that incorporates five historic flights of stairs–657 steps in total–into a seven mile race that offers picturesque views of the Black Hills and the local river walk, tests runners’ every muscle group, and crisscrosses the tourist-centric town. There’s also a shorter three-mile route that includes two sets of stairs.

“We’re trying to shed light onto our small town and the Black Hills,” says race director Curt Lout. “I think the route is beautiful with the sandstone buildings and the river and the historic steps. I think it’s a really fun destination event for people to come here for a weekend.”

Pairing a running portion with a series of outdoor stair climbs, the Climb Hot Springs race is one of only two of its kind in the nation–with the Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb in Arizona being the other. And though it’s only been around for a few years it’s already picking up steam. Lout says the race brought in runners from seven different states in 2017. “We’re trying to promote this as a national event to bring people in to enjoy our little town and the hospitality,” says Lout. “The idea of bringing people in from outside is slowly working.”

Aside from the unique course and the small-town charm, the race also offers stylish t-shirts (designed by Lout), a post-race meal (with beer included) and truly impressive awards (the male and female winners take home colorful glass sculptures).

2017 race winner Josh Duncan–who came in from Chicago and placed second in 2016’s race–says he’ll be back. “I love running and I love stair-climbing,” he says. “I had no idea what the town was going to look like when when I got here, but I kind of had to put one hand under my chin to hold it up because I absolutely loved it.” His favorite part of the course is the creek that runs through town. “That’s one of the best parts of the race,” he says. “It also happens to coincide with the flat part of the course so that’s nice for us from the Midwest.”

Fall River – which winds through town and stays at a constant 87 degrees throughout the year – is only one of the natural vistas on display on the race course. From the top of each set of stairs runners and walkers get panoramic views of the surrounding areas as well as the many historic buildings that populate Hot Springs, including the Battle Mountain Sanitarium (currently a VA Medical Center).

With numerous hotels and bed and breakfasts to provide lodging, nearby natural attractions like Wind Cave National Park and Mammoth Site a short drive away, plenty of art shops and local restaurants lining the main drag in downtown, and the one-of-a-kind Evans Plunge Mineral Springs (an indoor natural mineral water pool) for playing and race recovery, Climb Hot Springs serves as an ideal excuse to make a trip to this hidden South Dakota gem for a relaxing vacation weekend (after you’ve climbed all 657 steps that is).

For more information visit http://climbhotsprings.com/

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Notice of Quorum - 9/8/17 Informal Meeting with City Admin Candidate

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NOTICE OF QUORUM

This is to serve as Notice that a quorum of the Hot Springs Common Council may be in attendance at an informal meeting with a potential candidate for the City Administrator position, which will be held at City Hall 303 N River St, on Friday the 8th of September from 3-4PM.

DATED this 6th day of September, 2017.

Misty Summers-Walton

Finance Officer

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Notice of Quorum F.R. County NIMS 9/7/17

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NOTICE OF QUORUM

This is to serve as Notice that a quorum of the Hot Springs Common Council may be in attendance at the Fall River County NIMS 402 class held at the Mueller Civic Center 801 S. 6th St. on Thursday the 7th of September from 9am-12pm.

DATED this 5th day of September, 2017.

Misty Summers-Walton

Finance Officer

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Game, Fish & Park Outdoor Recreation Survey

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Please complete & share! SD Department of Game, Fish and Parks is conducting a survey of both South Dakota residents & visitors alike on South Dakota's outdoor recreation activities. Whether you are an frequent outdoor enthusiast, more of an indoors person, or anywhere in-between, they want your feedback!

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NOTICE OF QUORUM 8/3/2017 Budget Hearings

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This is to serve as Notice that a quorum of the Hot Springs Common Council will be in attendance at the City of Hot Springs 2018 Budget Hearings, which will be held at City Hall, 303 N. River St., on Thursday the 3rd of August beginning at 5:00 PM

DATED this 2nd day of August, 2017.

Misty Summers-Walton

Finance Officer

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Notice of Quorum 8/1/17 DOT meeting

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NOTICE OF QUORUM

This is to serve as Notice that a quorum of the Hot Springs Common Council may be in attendance at a meeting which will be held at City Hall 303 N River St, on Tuesday the 1st of August at 1:00 PM. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss DOT State Transportation Improvement Plan Questions with DOT personnel

DATED this 28th day of July, 2017.

Misty Summers-Walton

Finance Officer

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Notice of Quorum 7/26 & 7/27 Budget Hearings

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This is to serve as Notice that a quorum of the Hot Springs Common Council will be in attendance at the City of Hot Springs 2018 Budget Hearings, which will be held at City Hall, 303 N. River St., on Wednesday the 26th and Thursday the 27th of July beginning at 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

DATED this 26th day of July, 2017.

Misty Summers-Walton

Finance Officer

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