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Adjusted Trash and Recycling Collection Schedule
March 16, 2018:
Due to the recent snowstorm, Fridays’ trash will be collected on Saturday. Due to the icy conditions, trash collection is delayed. The Solid Waste Operations asks for your patience during this time. We do not want anyone to get hurt, safety is our first concern.
We ask that you keep containers out until collected.
High-level cooperation between law enforcement, the Rapid City Area School District, and the community ensured a safe resolution to weapons call which prompted security measures to be taken place at North Middle School, Knollwood Elementary, and General Beadle Elementary.
At around 9:40 a.m. on February 27th, police were dispatched to the 1500 block of Brentwood Street for a citizen report of a juvenile male pointing a handgun at a juvenile female. Given the incident’s proximity to these schools, the three educational facilities were placed on secure status as a precaution.
Working with the RCAS and with information from the citizen reporting party, police were able to quickly locate the juvenile suspect. Police determined the weapon in question was a pellet gun.
No ongoing concern for the safety of our schools exist as law enforcement works to resolve the situation.
“It’s clear there is a heightened awareness surrounding the safety of our students,” says RCPD Juvenile Operations supervisor Lt. Brian Blenner. “This is one more example of the community and organizational relationships that ensure a rapid law enforcement response to incidents that pose a threat to the safety of our schools. Our community should be proud of the policies and procedures in place for identifying potential threats, allowing us to intervene as fast as possible.”
* The charges are merely accusations and the arrested individual is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Any additional details regarding this case can be obtained from the Pennington County State’s Attorney and/or court records as appropriate.
AIR QUALITY ADVISORY: Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Barb Regynski, (605) 773-3151, or Jon Epp, (605) 394-2229
DENR’s Real Time Website: http://denr.sd.gov/des/aq/aarealtime.aspx
Smoke Impacting Rapid City Air Quality
Meteorological conditions are causing smoke to impact air quality in Rapid City. A combination of cold air, weak winds and a strong inversion will keep smoke trapped over Rapid City through noon Saturday. The inversion will weaken with increasing winds late Saturday morning, which will allow the smoke to disperse.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recommends you visit South Dakota’s Real Time Air Quality Index map at http://denr.sd.gov/des/aq/aarealtime.aspx to see how the smoke conditions are impacting Rapid City. The site updates hourly.
Air quality monitoring sites in Rapid City indicated the 24-hour average for fine particulates (PM 2.5) on Thursday was 33.8 micrograms per cubic meter, which was slightly below the 35 micrograms per cubic meter 24-hour standard. Early hourly readings today indicate a high probability the 24-hour standard may be exceeded.
The department encourages residents to voluntarily discontinue burning wood or coal home heating devices unless they are the sole source of heat. Avoiding smoldering, slow burning fires will also minimize smoke pollution.
Agricultural, industrial, construction and outdoor burning operations are asked to discontinue activities that contribute to air pollution during this time.
Everyone may experience some effects during unhealthy levels. Sensitive groups generally include children, older adults and people with lung diseases.