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Open house to be held for man's 75th
Former Mitchell woman turns 90
Rokusek birth announcement
Plankinton woman celebrates 90th
Berg reunion gathers at Twin Lakes Resort
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
WILTZ: Thinking about great whites and a trip to Hilton Head
WILTZ: Catching catfish and old dogs like myself
WILTZ: Dependence on technology has gone too far for this angler
GF&P increasing efforts to band Canada geese
July 10, 2015
Black Hills to be marketed to China, Germany, United Kingdom
RAPID CITY (AP) — Officials are planning to market the Black Hills region of western South Dakota to China, Germany and the United Kingdom. State and regional tourism officials are working with Brand USA — a public-private partnership aimed at promoting international travel...
July 10, 2015 - 9:55am
July 9, 2015
Using new technology, updated victim facial appearance released in 1999 murder
RAPID CITY -- Using a new 3-D facial approximation tool, South Dakota officials have released a drawing and three-dimensional head shot of what...
July 9, 2015 - 10:38am
July 6, 2015
VA hospital that once treated Civil War veterans could close
HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Perched atop a bluff in the remote Black Hills, a veterans hospital built of thick blocks of pink sandstone and topped with red-tiled roofs in a Spanish mission style overlooks the tiny town of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and has provided recovering soldiers a...
July 6, 2015 - 11:31am
June 30, 2015
Forest Service: Counterculture gathering draws 750 so far
HILL CITY, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service estimates about 750 people so far have arrived for a counterculture gathering in the Black Hills. Members of the Rainbow Family of Living Light have been trickling into western South Dakota for the summer gathering they hold in...
June 30, 2015 - 1:10pm
June 29, 2015
Board to make final recommendation on Harney Peak renaming
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names is making its final recommendation on a proposed name change for Harney Peak in the Black Hills National Forest. The board is expected to make its final recommendation on Monday at a meeting in Pierre. The board made...
June 29, 2015 - 11:33am
June 26, 2015
Fed agencies drop opposition to compound's water request
RAPID CITY (AP) — The National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service have dropped their opposition to a religious group's request to double the amount of water it can use at its remote Black Hills compound. The Rapid City Journal reports the two agencies earlier this month came...
June 26, 2015 - 9:00am
June 23, 2015
Rainbow Family of Living Light decides to convene in Black Hills
RAPID CITY (AP) — A counterculture group that annually brings together thousands of people for peace gatherings will convene in the Black Hills next month. Members of the Rainbow Family of Living Light traveled to the region last week to debate whether the gathering should...
June 23, 2015 - 3:51pm
June 19, 2015
5 arrested for pot in Rapid City part of Rainbow Gathering
RAPID CITY (AP) — Several people in Rapid City who are in the state for a proposed counterculture gathering are facing drug-related charges. The Rapid City Journal reports police found two ounces of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and marijuana wax in a car with five people in...
June 19, 2015 - 10:37am
June 18, 2015
Counterculture group mulling a gathering in Black Hills
BLACK HILLS NATIONAL FOREST (AP) — A contingent of people affiliated with a counterculture group that annually brings together thousands of people for peace gatherings met in the Black Hills on Wednesday to begin discussing whether the group would convene in the area in July. Members...
June 18, 2015 - 2:30pm
June 8, 2015
Federal officials believe counterculture group coming to SD
RAPID CITY (AP) — A counterculture group that annually gathers with thousands of its members in a national forest could be headed to the Black Hills this summer, federal officials said Friday in Rapid City. The annual Rainbow Gathering attracts thousands of peace-loving free...
June 8, 2015 - 10:46am
Untouched cave to provide clues to Black Hills history
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The National Park Service is beginning to excavate the mouth of an unexplored cave in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and...
June 8, 2015 - 10:00am
3,000 soldiers training in South Dakota's Black Hills
RAPID CITY (AP) — One of the largest National Guard training exercises in the country is underway in western South Dakota's Black Hills. Nearly 3,000 soldiers are taking part in this year's 31st annual Golden Coyote training exercise hosted by the South Dakota National Guard....
June 8, 2015 - 9:43am
June 4, 2015
Wet conditions change fishing in South Dakota's Black Hills
RAPID CITY (AP) — Rain, rain, go away. That's what all the fishermen say. Well, 2015 rains have not been listening. The unseasonably wet start to the summer has flooded boat ramps, intensified creek waters and forced anglers elsewhere. Some pro shops advise anglers to...
June 4, 2015 - 1:21pm
May 12, 2015
Burn permits in parts of SD won't be issued until Nov. 1
RAPID CITY (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture says burn permits within the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District will not be issued until Nov. 1. Ag officials say that although some areas in western South Dakota saw considerable snow accumulations over...
May 12, 2015 - 1:52pm
May 6, 2015
Sioux tribes, county agree on law enforcement for Pe' Sla
RAPID CITY (AP) — An agreement on law enforcement was reached Tuesday between Pennington County and four Sioux tribes that bought 3 square miles of land they consider sacred in western South Dakota's Black Hills. In 2012, the Great Sioux Nation raised $9 million to buy land...
May 6, 2015 - 1:39pm