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24/7 program moves downtown

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The Pennington County 24/7 program has moved its office for the fifth time since its inception in 2005. This time they hope to stay put for a while.

Thursday was the first day the 24 /7 program operated in its new location at 108 Main Street.

The Pennington County Sheriff's office partnered with the city of Rapid City to sign a seven year lease.

There are more than 550 active participants in the program in Rapid City and Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom says this new location will be easier for them to get to. "This makes for a good central location we were out by the fairgrounds prior to this; it's a little bit on the east edge of where we want to be," said Thom. "A lot of our participants are riding a bicycle or walking or catching a ride from somebody. This makes it much more convenient for them to get here for the testing."

Statewide, the program had its 5 millionth portable breath test last month, and earlier this week Pennington County had its millionth portable breath test.

 

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