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Ellsworth Air Force Base photo of a B-1 airplane on runway.
Family picnicking outside in their back yard in Box Elder.
Father, mother and daughter camping in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Air Force families gathered together outside in the city of Box Elder, SD.
Couple with daughter sitting on their front porch in Box Elder, South Dakota.
Young children playing outside in Box Elder.
A young family playing and laughing outdoors in Box Elder.
Image of the City of Box Elder Airplane logo.

WHAT's New In Wastewater:

WHAT's New In Parks:

WHAT's New In Streets:

WHAT’s New In Elections:

Meade County will be at the Box Elder Community Center (previously known as the Event Center) on August 30, 2022 for a run-off election.  The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call City Hall: 605-923-1404.

WHAT's New In Patrol Division:

The Box Elder Police Department would like to welcome Officer Chase Randall to the agency! Chase is a former US Marine who came to the windy Dakotas from the Peach State of Georgia to be closer to his family who own and operate a local roofing company- Teamwork Exteriors. Chase enjoys target shooting and all the hiking and camping he gets to do in the beautiful black hills. "It is great to be close to family and the hills and I am really looking forward to being able to serve the Box Elder community." said Officer Randall. Welcome to Box Elder Officer Randall, we appreciate your service to our nation and to our local community!

What's new in Community and Economic Development

The Liberty Center is a recreation facility planned to be completed in 2022, at a total cost of $12.6 million. It was designed by JLG Architects and construction services are being provided by Dean Kurtz Construction. The 60,000-square-foot building will provide Ellsworth Air Force Base airmen and the Box Elder community with a recreation area suited for a variety of activities, including sports and military ceremonies. It will also serve as a crucial replacement for the Pride Hangar, which is currently utilized for physical fitness activities on base.

WHAT’s New In the City Clerks Department:

Sign for city clerks

The City Clerks Office has recently visited with the City of Summerset and is scheduling visits with other municipalities in the Black Hills area for networking opportunities.

The department also continues discussions with the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC), regional directors, and SD finance officers and municipal clerks on a formal association.  At the annual conference in October, the SDGFOA will be voting on IIMC/municipal clerks joining the SDGFOA.

WHAT's New In Building Inspection:

More housing coming to Box Elder

In the image above of the Northern Lights area, at the end of Northern Lights Blvd., there is a new apartment complex under construction. Estimated completion within two years. 

WHAT's New In Water:

WHAT's New In the Fleet & Vehicle Maintenance Division:

What's New in Human Resources

Kenny Moore
Congratulations to Kenny Moore of Fleet Management for being the recipient of our “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty” Award for the 2nd Quarter! He was recognized by our Marketing Department for doing an outstanding job of helping all night long with the recent Community “Bike Night” Event in June.

WHAT's New In the Police Department:

The Box Elder Police Department is proud to announce the graduation of Officer John Miller from the South Dakota Police Academy today! Good work Officer Miller, your community, state and agency are proud of your hard work, sacrifice and dedication to protecting and serving the City of Box Elder. (photographed left to right: Sgt. Campbell, Officer Miller[Graduate], Sgt. Taylor, Chief Dubbs).

WHAT's New In the Finance Department:

Once again, the Finance Department completed another year of audits with no findings, making it four consecutive years of excellent audit reports. Additionally, the State Auditor has accepted the last four years of annual reports all arriving before the deadline and in precise order. Excellent job, Finance Team!

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