RAPID CITY residents:

A reminder that we will be distributing emergency boxes of food at Central States Fairgrounds on Wednesday, April 1, beginning at 10am. A few items to note:

*Please enter the Fairgrounds off of Campbell Street.
*While we will not ask guests for a photo ID, staff and volunteers will be asking for, and tracking, first and last names, household size and will also ask for a verbal declaration of household income as government food commodities may be added to the emergency food box.
*Guests are welcome to visit the mobile food distribution once, every other week.
*Distribution will take place in drive-thru fashion. Please have your trunks / doors open and ready for the volunteers to load your food. If you have non-working trunks / doors, volunteers will place the food next to your vehicle and you will be responsible to load the food.

We hope these distributions supplement existing food resources for families who need extra help during this time of uncertainty.


*****The Black Hills National Forest will begin closing developed recreation sites immediately to include campgrounds, rental cabins, picnic areas, fire lookouts, observation points and more. These measures are being put in place to protect public health and safety and align with state and local measures already in place to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. This closure will be in effect until April 30, at which point they will be reevaluated.*****

Summerset Area:

Effective today 3/26/20 both playgrounds/picnic shelters in Summerset (Leisure and Steamboat) are closed until further notice.


Custer Area:

Custer, SD – Effective Thursday, March 26, 2020, ALL Custer County facilities will be closed to the public. This closure includes the courthouse, libraries, weed and pest, airport pilot’s lounge, and county highway shops. The closure will remain in effect until May 1, 2020 with a review on extending or lifting the closure to be evaluated by the County Commission at upcoming commission meetings. We will update our website and Facebook pages (Custer County Courthouse, Custer County South Dakota Emergency Management, Custer County Sheriff and Custer County Annex) should the need arise to make additional changes.


Sturgis Area:

Meade County Schools…Emergency Food Distribution will transition to three days of delivery/pickup beginning Monday, March 30. Sites will operate with all deliveries and pickups happening only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Children will receive two sets of meals on Monday and Wednesday. See our FB page for more details.

This is being done to minimize exposure of school employees with the public.

This week we will continue as we have with daily distribution. Please call 605-347-3601 if you have questions.


Belle Fourche School District: UPDATED 03/19

Governor Noem has mandated South Dakota schools remained closed through March 27th. The Belle Fourche School District is approved to serve free breakfast and lunch sack meals to ALL children (ages 0-18) that present at the Belle Fourche Middle School Lunchroom from 10:00am -12:00 noon each day of service.

The exception to these times will be Monday, March 23rd. On this day, breakfast and lunch sack meals will be available from 8:00am-12:00 noon at the Belle Fourche Middle School.

On Friday  March 27th, each child will receive THREE breakfast and THREE lunch sack meals to provide for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


Deadwood Area:

–Deadwood City Hall is limiting public access to City Hall and staff offices.

–All Deadwood Alive performances and events will be temporary closed.

• Deadwood Trolley Service, Recreation & Aquatic Center and Public Library are closed until further notice.

• The Deadwood Welcome Center and the Deadwood History and Information Centers are closed.

• Deadwood’s Forks, Corks & Kegs scheduled for April 3-4, 2020 has been postponed to a later date. Tickets purchased for the event may be used for the new date to be announced. Refunds will be available through the respective ticket outlet if purchased online.

Updated information and cancellations can be found at


Rapid City Area:

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Journey Museum and Learning Center is temporarily closed to the public for the health and safety of our staff and guests. We will remain closed for the necessary length of time to address the COVID-19 crisis. In the meantime, were going to just keep learning! Visit to access new content every week.


UPDATE: Douglas Food Pantry will be open EVERY THURSDAY EVENING during closures.

Douglas School District will continue to open the Food Pantry during closures.

DRIVE-UP SERVICE: Douglas Warehouse (by bus garage)
DELIVERY SERVICE: Same bus routes as lunch service.


Time: 3:30 – 6:00 pm

–Johnson Siding Fire District Annual Meeting is CANCELLED until further notice. They are still looking for volunteers to fill 3-5 positions. Call 605-341-4994 if interested.

–The May 13th Day of Excellence event at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center has been postponed until 2021. Ticket refunds will automatically be given for 2020.

The City’s Parks and Recreation Department is closing  park system playgrounds and restroom facilities to public use and will stop taking reservations for Park picnic shelters.  The actions are being taken to limit spread of COVID-19 by minimizing the size of public gatherings as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. The actions are effective Friday (tomorrow) and will remain in place until further notice.

–Goodwill as rescheduled their job fair to May 20, 2020 (tentatively).

–Main Street Square staff has made the decision to delay Frühlingsfest + Spring Market to a later date.

–The City of Rapid City  has closure of the Roosevelt Swim Center and Roosevelt Park Ice Arena, as well as the West and South Middle School Community Gyms until further notice.




Post Playhouse’s 2020
Summer Season due to the Coronavirus Global Pandemic. Our primary concern is for the health and safety
of our production team, our local audiences, and our visitors to the area. We plan to pick up next year with
our 2021 season and be stronger than ever.


Salvation Army:

To better serve our communities during these uncertain times, we are temporarily suspending our food pantry eligibility guidelines. Families in need will now be able to receive pantry boxes once a month instead of once every three months throughout the duration of the crisis. Pantry walk in hours are Monday-Friday from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m at The Salvation Army Rapid City Corps located at 405 N. Cherry in Rapid City, and Monday-Friday from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at The Salvation Army Spearfish Thrift store located at 320 Ryan Road in Spearfish.

Additionally, for the most at risk population, we will be offering pantry box delivery during this pandemic crisis. This is limited to households with individuals who are immune compromised or have high-risk medical conditions and are choosing to self-quarantine; the elderly; and those who may have been asked to observe a quarantine due to possible exposure. Households will be screened via phone by Salvation Army caseworkers and delivery of food boxes will be made to their doorstep to avoid contact.



– Masterchef Jr. Live! has officially rescheduled to Wednesday, November 11 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.  Previously purchased tickets for the April 8th show have already been refunded, so guests interested in purchasing tickets  for the new rescheduled date will have to purchase new ones for this performance. Tickets are on-sale now at

–All visitors to the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City Rush, and Mortenson Construction will need to enter on the West Side of the building through the Vast Entrance located nearest the Fine Arts Theatre.  Guests looking to speak to our box office can do so in our Administrative offices also located on the West side of the venue.