User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

39° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options



Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.


[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


Chapel Valley Neighborhood Gets National Recognition

August 30, 2012, 5:52 PM by Derek Olson

Chapel Valley Neighborhood Gets National Recognition

A Rapid City neighborhood is nationally recognized for reducing its wildfire risk.

The Chapel Valley neighborhood was recognized by National Firewise Community Program.  The community cleared brush and dry fuels from around homes and thinned an overgrown forest.

"There was so much underbrush, so much dead wood, so much tangle in it that if a fire started, we were going to lose those homes.  So this was our greatest concern, to make it fire safe for our residents," Chapel Valley community member George Larson said.

"You know, what Chapel Valley has done is they've taken their part in realizing that it's everybody's fight.  They can't just rely on the fire department alone to help them," Lt. Tim Weaver with the Rapid City Fire Department said.

It cost around $6,500 to do all the work.  People living in the neighborhood will be reimbursed. 

Chapel Valley is only the fifth Firewise Community in the state and the first in Rapid City.

Previous Story

Next Story




View news

You may also like

Fishermen Find Body Of Sioux Falls Man In Oakwood Lake

10/6/2015 12:30 PM

The Brookings County Sheriff's Office says the body of 73-year-old Martin Jepson was found floating in the lake around 2:30 p.m. Monday.

Full Story
Teen Found With Drugs, Stolen Gun Inside Vehicle

10/9/2015 11:02 AM

Police said the car was missing half of its license plate and a registration sticker.

Full Story
Sheriff Asks For Help In I-90 Death Investigation

10/7/2015 2:23 PM

Capt. Paul Niedringhaus says authorities are looking for information from anyone who traveled in the area of I-90 mile marker 397 under the Kiwanis Av...

Full Story
Police: Watertown Juvenile Arrested For Making Threats

10/8/2015 9:28 AM

Watertown Police received a report that a juvenile threatened to shoot people at Watertown High School.

Full Story
Police Find Person Of Interest In Mitchell House Fire

10/8/2015 1:41 PM

The woman Mitchell authorities have been searching for in relation to a house fire has been located following a vehicle chase.

Full Story