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Wiltz: The weight of heavy hunting
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January 15, 2017
Black Hills ski patrol member injured in chairlift fall
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Ski Patrol member from Terry Peak in the Black Hills remains hospitalized with a severe spinal cord injury after falling from a chairlift. The Rapid City Journal reports 24-year-old Drew Stephens was in fair condition at Rapid City Regional Hospital. According...
January 15, 2017 - 2:38pm
July 19, 2016
Indian Canyon Fire spares Edgemont but harms ranchers
EDGEMONT (AP) — Firefighters managed to save the Black Hills community of Edgemont from a wildfire, but some area ranchers who lost hay and pasture now have to figure out how to feed their cattle through the rest of summer and the coming winter. The Indian Canyon Fire that was sparked...
July 19, 2016 - 11:44am
Wildfire in western South Dakota now 60 percent contained
EDGEMONT (AP) — A wildfire in western South Dakota's Black Hills that temporarily prompted the evacuation of about 60 people near Edgemont is partially contained. The Great Plains Fire Information service says 60 percent of the Indian Canyon fire was contained as of 4 p.m. Monday....
July 19, 2016 - 11:27am
July 14, 2016
Forest Service hosting guided Elk Creek Canyon 'moon walk'
RAPID CITY (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is hosting a moonlit, guided hike this weekend at one of the caves found in the Black Hills. The 1.5-mile "moon walk" at Elk Creek Canyon is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday. The Forest Service calls it an easy to moderate hike. Visitors will...
July 14, 2016 - 11:42am
June 30, 2016
Northern Black Hills fire only 5 percent contained
SPEARFISH -- About 470 firefighters from Alaska to Michigan are fighting a pesky fire in the northwestern Black Hills near Spearfish that covers...
June 30, 2016 - 11:00am
June 14, 2016
State wildlife officials collaring fawns in Black Hills area
SPEARFISH (AP) — State wildlife officials are working to put collars on newborn deer in the Black Hills region to track how many survive. Last weekend likely was the peak of birthing activity by does, according to the Black Hills Pioneer reports. State Game, Fish and Parks Resource...
June 14, 2016 - 12:09pm
May 12, 2016
Sioux tribes push to protect sacred Black Hills site Pe' Sla
PIERRE (AP) — Rosebud Sioux member Russell Eagle Bear remembers feeling relief as night was falling at a sacred site in the Black Hills of South Dakota called Pe' Sla. People had gathered to pray on a cold, windy evening in December 2012 just after a group of tribes completed the...
May 12, 2016 - 11:35am
April 15, 2016
Feds, South Dakota settle in Gilt Edge cleanup costs
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The federal government and the state of South Dakota have agreed to a $10.3 million settlement with a Colorado company to cover environmental cleanup costs at an abandoned gold and silver mine in South Dakota's northern Black Hills. Attorneys filed the agreement...
April 15, 2016 - 1:57pm
March 3, 2016
Opposition mounts to quarry expansion in Black Hills
RAPID CITY (AP) — Opposition is mounting to a proposed expansion of a limestone quarry in western South Dakota's scenic Black Hills that's on the main tourist route to Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Iowa-based concrete supplier Croell Redi-Mix Inc. is seeking a construction permit...
March 3, 2016 - 1:11pm
February 25, 2016
New visitor center draws tourists to 2 South Dakota sites
CACTUS FLAT (AP) — Two tourist destinations between the Missouri River and the Black Hills in South Dakota had a banner year in 2015, thanks in part to a new building. The Minuteman Missile National Historic Site has a new visitor center on the north side of the Interstate 90 exit...
February 25, 2016 - 12:51pm
February 3, 2016
20 mountain lions killed so far in Black Hills season
PIERRE (AP) — Wildlife officials in South Dakota report that 20 mountain lions have been killed so far during the hunting season in the Black Hills Fire Protection District. A report from the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks shows 13 of the 20 lions killed were females....
February 3, 2016 - 12:03pm
October 14, 2015
SD regulators to revisit polygamists group's water request
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota regulators are set to revisit a polygamist group's application to draw water more quickly at its remote Black Hills compound. The Water Management Board is scheduled to consider the application Wednesday. The request faces opposition from nearby landowners. The...
October 14, 2015 - 12:25pm
October 5, 2015
Nonresidents excluded from Black Hills mountain lion season
SPEARFISH (AP) — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has rejected a proposal to allow nonresidents to join this season's Black Hills mountain lion hunt and lowered limits on the number of animals allowed to be killed. The proposal was nixed at the commission's...
October 5, 2015 - 1:43pm
Documentary on T-rex discovery in South Dakota wins Emmy
HILL CITY (AP) — A documentary about the battle over a dino discovered in the Black Hills over two decades ago has won an Emmy. "Dinosaur 13" earned the Emmy for Outstanding Science and Technology Programming Monday at the 36th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards. The film...
October 5, 2015 - 1:21pm
September 29, 2015
Ag officials hosting pine beetle workshop in Rapid City
RAPID CITY (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is hosting a free workshop in Rapid City on treatment of mountain pine beetles in the Black Hills. The workshop at the Game, Fish and Parks Outdoor Campus West in Rapid City starts at 6:30 p.m. MDT Thursday. Information...
September 29, 2015 - 2:55pm