May 22, 2019

First Half of Property Taxes Due

Tuesday April 30th, 2019 is the last day to pay the first half of your property taxes without any penalties. You can pay your property taxes at the Fall River County Treasures office at 906 N River St in Hot Springs. Or call them at 605-745-5145

Employment Opportunity: 911 Dispatcher

The Fall River County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for a full time 911 Dispatcher. For complete job description and application please visit the employment page on our website. 

Employment Opportunity: Elections Administrative Assistant

The Fall River & Oglala Lakota County Auditor’s Office has an opening for a full time Election Administrative Assistant.  Please go to our employment page for details.

Employment Opportunity: Elections Administrative Assistant

The Fall River County Auditor’s Office has an opening for a full time Election Administrative Assistant.  Please go to our employment page for details.

Statewide Tornado Drill

South Dakota will have its Statewide Tornado Drill on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019.  Sirens will blow!

A statewide tornado drill will be conducted for South Dakota by the National Weather Service between 9:00 and 9:30 am MDT (10:00 and 10:30 am CDT) on Wednesday, April 24.  Because the exercise is used to ensure communications and warning systems are functioning properly before storm season, people will see and hear the actual alerts used for tornadoes.

Outdoor warning sirens will be sounded in many towns.  The sirens may not be heard inside homes and office buildings, as they are intended to alert people who are outdoors away from radio or TV.

The drill will also include activation of the Emergency Alert System, which will interrupt local media broadcasts.  The scroll on broadcast television and cable TV channels will look like a real warning, while the NOAA Weather Radio and broadcast audio will be identified as a test.

Local emergency response agencies may practice their response procedures and many schools will conduct safety drills for their students.

Cell phone alerts and other electronic notification systems will not be involved in the test.

People do not need to take any action during the drill, but they are encouraged to make plans to protect themselves and their families before storms develop.  Don’t wait until the storm is headed toward you as there won’t be time.  Information about storm safety is available from county emergency management offices or visit the following web sites:

Rapid City National Weather Service: www.weather.gov/safety

American Red Cross: www.redcross.org

Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.ready.gov