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Curtis and Linda Mueller
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
April 27, 2015
2 Black Hills golf courses expanding from 9 to 18 holes
RAPID CITY (AP) — Two golf courses in the Black Hills are expanding from nine holes to 18 holes. The Rapid City Journal reports that Elkhorn Ridge Golf Club near Spearfish and Boulder Canyon Country Club near Sturgis both are planning expansions. Elkhorn Ridge owner Daryll...
April 27, 2015 - 3:13pm
April 12, 2015
Black Hills brush burning not allowed until autumn
RAPID CITY (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture Wildland Fire Division has stopped issuing Black Hills brush pile burning permits until November. The agency says that because to the lack of moisture and some recent fires, it likely won't issue permits on a case-by-case...
April 12, 2015 - 9:17pm
March 30, 2015
US Forest Service: Use caution shooting in Black Hills
RAPID CITY (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is urging recreational shooters in the Black Hills to use extra caution to avoid starting grass fires. The federal agency says several recent grass fires have been started by recreational shooters. Officials say that hot projectiles...
March 30, 2015 - 2:33pm
SD extends comment period for Black Hills fisheries plans
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota wildlife officials have extended the public comment period on two proposed management plans for fisheries in the Black Hills. Officials with the state's Game, Fish and Parks Department say people can now comment on the two five-year plans through...
March 30, 2015 - 2:16pm
Custer park hosting Earth Day birdhouse-making workshop
CUSTER STATE PARK (AP) — Rangers at Custer State Park in the Black Hills will mark Earth Day this year by teaching people how to make bluebird houses. Two sessions will be held on Saturday, April 18, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Peter Norbeck Visitor Center. Attendees will...
March 30, 2015 - 2:06pm
March 22, 2015
Few veterans in Black Hills region using new VA program
RAPID CITY (AP) — A new program aiming to simplify private health care coverage for veterans and reduce wait and travel times hasn't caught on in the Black Hills region. The VA Black Hills Health Care System reports that only about 2 percent of 3,219 eligible veterans made...
March 22, 2015 - 11:00am
March 12, 2015
Work on mine shaft and pine beetle fight get Legislature's OK
PIERRE -- State tax revenues aren't running as strong as had been expected, and that meant less money Thursday from the Legislature for two Black Hills projects. House and Senate negotiators settled on $750,000 for continuing to battle infestations of mountain pine beetles. The...
March 12, 2015 - 9:22pm
March 9, 2015
State GF&P Commission proposing to increase elk licenses
PIERRE (AP) — The state Game, Fish and Parks Commission is proposing to allow more hunters to take elk in the Black Hills this season. The commission met in Pierre this week for its March meeting. Commissioners proposed increasing the number of firearm elk licenses to 930,...
March 9, 2015 - 1:21pm
March 3, 2015
Muck from Black Hills lakes being used to fix scars on land
RAPID CITY (AP) — The equivalent of nearly 10,000 dump-truck loads of sediment from four lakes in western South Dakota is being used to fix scars on the land and preserve a meadow in the Black Hills. The U.S. Forest Service is dredging Horsethief, Lakota and Bismarck lakes...
March 3, 2015 - 11:25am
February 22, 2015
Chicago-based company buys Wharf gold mine for $105M in cash
LEAD (AP) — A Chicago-based company has bought the Wharf gold mine for $105 million and plans to quickly increase production at the site, located in the historic Black Hills mining district of Lead. Coeur Mining Inc. finalized the purchase of the mine from Canadian-based Goldcorp...
February 22, 2015 - 8:07pm
December 27, 2014
2 mountain lions killed during season's 1st day
RAPID CITY (AP) — Wildlife officials in South Dakota say two mountain lions were killed during the first day of the season within the Black Hills Fire Protection District. The season began Friday and will conclude on March 31, unless the harvest limit of 75 total mountain...
December 27, 2014 - 6:49pm
December 25, 2014
Mountain lion hunting set to begin in Black Hills district
PIERRE (AP) — The mountain lion hunting season is set to open within the Black Hills Fire Protection District in South Dakota. Unlimited licenses for the season can be obtained on the state Game, Fish and Parks website at www.gfp.sd.gov. All harvested lions must be inspected...
December 25, 2014 - 12:31am