Jennifer Naylor Gesick, Rapid City Journal

Jennifer Naylor Gesick

Rapid City Journal

Rapid City, SD, United States

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Past articles by Jennifer:

City shuts off water to apartments

One of the three buildings that make up the Idlewild Inn apartments had its water turned off today due to outstanding water bills. → Read More

Civic Center Task Force expects cost estimates by September

The Civic Center Task Force on Thursday said it will have an estimate of costs for fixes to the Don Barnett Arena by the end of the month. → Read More

Neighbors formally request city sue church

The neighbors near the Dove Christian Center sent a formal request to the city of Rapid City today asking them to bring suit against the church for alleged violations of → Read More

Heroin, opioid abuse on the rise in Pennington County

Heroin and opioid use is on the rise in Pennington county and could lead to what authorities say would be an unprecedented number of overdose deaths from the drugs this → Read More

Ferebee's lawyer asks commissioners about code of conduct

The attorney representing Commissioner George Ferebee asked the Pennington County Commission Tuesday to justify what authority they had to adopt their current code of conduct. → Read More

City to shut off water to Idlewild Apartments again

The tenants of Idlewild Inn Apartments might face living without running water again this week due to nonpayment of the bills by their landlord. → Read More

Despite concerns, church gets city OK to host motocross event

The Dove Christian Center's motocross event can go on despite pleas to block the event by neighbors, and concerns by three Rapid City Council members who wanted to block the → Read More

Civic center plans metal detectors

A new safety assessment by the federal Department of Homeland Security on the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center was presented to the civic center’s board of directors on Tuesday. → Read More

Dove Center's uplifting motocross upsets neighbors

Three years after holding a controversial rodeo that resulted in a ewe on the loose for about a month, the Dove Christian Center is upsetting its neighbors again by proposing → Read More

Meals on Wheels program needs drivers with heart

Every Tuesday, Carlton Carson opens his door to a hot meal and a smile from delivery driver Tony Patterson and they chat for a minute about the news or the → Read More

Club for Boys director helping 'build fine young men'

After spending a career in juvenile law enforcement, Doug Herrmann wanted to help boys before they took a wrong turn in life. → Read More

Crime fighting behind most proposed new county jobs for 2017

Pennington County commissioners are still working through their differences on a budget for next year, with a major point of contention being the 13.5 new full-time employees. → Read More

Love 'em, hate 'em, ATVs finding hidden Rochford

ROCHFORD | Karli Schelhaas of Sioux Falls says the number of ATV riders in the Black Hills seems to grow exponentially every time she comes out to ride the trails → Read More

Mayor's email move a 'baby step' toward transparency

Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender says it's a "baby step" toward more open government, so starting now you can see certain emails he sends to the city council. → Read More

County OKs $88.37M initial budget

Pennington County Commissioners initially approved the provisional 2017 budget on Tuesday, but said changes will be made before the final budget is adopted. → Read More

City council rejects expanding tree removal

The Rapid City Council Monday night rejected the proposed dead and diseased tree removal ordinance. → Read More

Drought continues to worsen, help now available for agriculture

Dan Oedekoven, an area rancher looked out on the pastures Friday and remarked that it looked more like mid-August out there. → Read More

Dead and dangerous trees a 'big problem' in Rapid City

Rapid City Urban Forester Andy Bernard calls the dead and dangerous tree situation a "big problem" throughout the community. → Read More

Legal and Finance Committee considers TIF changes

The Rapid City Council on Monday will consider proposed construction project changes in a special tax district that could have ripple effects on neighboring projects. → Read More

Giving Meters installed downtown to curb panhandling

Two new red parking meters have been installed downtown as "giving meters," a way to curb panhandling downtown. → Read More