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Sat Jun 1, 2019, 05:32 AM

Sinkhole in west Rapid City continues to grow

Public works and safety officials said Thursday that they are still trying to determine what caused a 40-foot-deep sinkhole to open up in a residential neighborhood in north western Rapid City.

The crater gaping in front of a home on the 300 block of Whitewood Street was said not to have grown any wider by late Thursday afternoon but continues to erode beneath the surface.

As a result, the street remains closed to traffic from West Rapid to West Omaha streets without any indication of when it will reopen. Barricades closing off West Omaha Street from National to Sturgis streets were still in place by late Thursday evening as well.

"With the sinkhole remaining active Ö we canít determine a timeline for when we would open up to traffic at this point," City Spokesperson Darrell Shoemaker said in a telephone interview late Thursday.

Read more: https://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/update-sinkhole-in-west-rapid-city-continues-to-grow/article_e5d700b1-1c65-5df0-a25b-3f486141193b.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 07:18 AM

1. There was a lot of gold mining activity in that area a century ago.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 07:22 AM

3. If I bring my pan, pick-ax and mule,

think, they'll let me dig around a little?

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 07:30 AM

4. Thar's gold in them thar hills ...

selling pans, pick-axes and mules to rubes.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 07:34 AM

5. 1849, more money was made mining the miners......

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 07:38 AM

6. That's just got to be true. Selling pans and such and renting out 'soiled doves' is the exact ...

beginnings of the Drumph fortune.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 10:07 AM

7. Levy of Levy jeans fame went west as a miner. He began making pants out of canvas --- guaranteed.

One miner came back a few times with holes in the pockets. As a joke, he put rivets on the edge of the pockets. The pockets held up and other miners wanted the rivet pants.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 02:47 PM

8. I'd much rather be Charlie Levy than Chuck Trump.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 07:20 AM

2. Did anyone bother to report that pothole to the D.O.T. ?

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