July 16, 2019

Employment Opportunity – 911 Dispatcher

Fall River County Sheriffs Office is accepting applications for a full time 911 Dispatchers. The starting wage: $12.00/hour. Shifts are day, evening and overnight, and include weekends and holidays. Benefits include paid health, vision and dental insurance; vacation, sick and personal leave and South Dakota State Retirement.

For more details, visit the county websites employment page

Employment Opportunity – Assistant Maintenance Supervisor

Fall River County is looking for an assistant to the Maintenance Supervisor. Position is full-time, including some weekends and evenings. Primary duties include cleaning, painting, carpentry, plumbing and electrical.

See employment page for full details

OPEN – Cascade Road Closed

7/8/2019: Cascade Road has reopened.

SD Highway 71 (Cascade Rd) is closed south of the intersection with Highway 471 due to a culvert being out. State Highway crews are working on the problem. We do not yet have an estimated time the road will reopen. If you are planning to head south consider alternative routes.

Fireworks: Where and When

The 4th of July is almost here, so where can you shoot Fireworks in Fall River County?


In Fall River County outside of city limits fireworks are permitted SOUTH of the Cheyenne River (everything North is in the Black Hills Fire Protection District) AS LONG AS the fire danger for the grasslands is LOW or MODERATE. The discharge of fireworks is permitted from June 27 through July 7, 2019. Fire Danger ratings will be posted on our FB page through July 4th.


Game, Fish, and Parks does not allow fireworks on their properties, this includes the Angostura Recreation Area.

Hot Springs city limits

July 3rd & 4th from 8AM – 11Pm Fireworks are permitted with the fire danger is LOW or MODERATE (See the City of Hot Springs Police Department page for Firework regulations)

Edgemont City limits

Fireworks are permitted when the fire danger is LOW or MODERATE. From July 1st through the 5th, 9AM to 10PM (until midnight on the 4th).
Fireworks are NOT allowed within the Edgemont City Park without prior approval of the Edgemont Common Council. Fireworks are NOT allowed on any property marked as No Trespassing or with signs prohibiting the discharge of fireworks. All fireworks discharge must be cleaned up and properly disposed of within 24 hours.


Fireworks are permitted as long as the fire danger is LOW or MODERATE.

As a reminder you can be held responsible for any fires started by Fireworks.

Employment Opportunity – Truck Drive/Heavy Equipment Operator

The Fall River County Highway Department is accepting applications for a full time Truck Driver/Heavy Equipment Operator. This job requires that the applicant possess a Class “A” C.D.L. Full benefits including: vacation and sick leave, SD retirement; paid health, vision and dental insurance. For more information call us at 605-745-5137. Application available below or at one of the following locations: the SD Department of Labor, the Fall River County Courthouse, the Fall River County Highway Department Office, or online hereOpen until filled.