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2018
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DAILY MEDIA UPDATE Wednesday, August 8, 2018
August 8, 2018

DAILY MEDIA UPDATE

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Contact: Christina Steele

Public Information Officer

(605) 347-4422 ext. 209

(cell) 347-1331

csteele@sturgisgov.com

 

Sturgis, SD – 2018 Sturgis Rally Media Updates

 

News -

Temporary Vending Licenses: As of this morning (Aug. 8) 617 Temporary Vendor Licenses have been issued. This number compares to 658 at the same time last year. At least a portion of this variance has to do with fewer vendors purchasing two licenses. One license is good for 12-days.

Garbage –For the Rally period so far, we are now up by 3.0% over 2017.

Ambulance calls as of Tuesday morning: 144 vs 129 in 2017.
DOT traffic counts are up 3.8% as of Tuesday. (Friday-Tuesday)

 

Tomorrow at the Rally - Thursday, August 9

  • The Burger Battle continues at H-D Rally Point Stage at 11:00. Winners will advance to the finals on Friday.

  • Jackpine Gypsies will host short-track and mini-sprint races. Gates open at 4:00 and racing starts at 7:00.

 

Daily Press Conference guests:

SD Beef Council

 

Interviews and other information – If you would like to schedule an interview with any of the City staff, they will most likely be available following the daily press conference. If you need additional information about events taking place in the City, please call or text 347-1331.

 


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