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Wiltz: Do coyotes affect our South Dakota deer herd?
Wiltz: The weight of heavy hunting
Hunters take last shot at pheasants
January 18, 2017
2 BNSF Railway workers killed on tracks in SW South Dakota
EDGEMONT (AP) — Two BNSF Railway employees have been struck and killed by a train near Edgemont in southwestern South Dakota. A company statement says the accident happened around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday. The Rapid City Journal reports the scene is just north of where the tracks cross...
January 18, 2017 - 11:10am
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 18, 2016
South Dakota wildfire prompts evacuation of about 20 homes
EDGEMONT (AP) — A wildfire in western South Dakota's Black Hills temporarily prompted the evacuation of about 60 people near Edgemont. The Indian Canyon fire consumed nearly 19 square miles. Emergency officials on Sunday evacuated about 20 homes on the outskirts of Edgemont. KELO-TV...
July 18, 2016 - 12:20pm
June 27, 2016
Plan for old Black Hills depot worries some residents
IGLOO (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is installing barbed-wire fence to close off part of a defunct military depot near Edgemont, but some area residents say the move will prove ineffective at stopping potential danger from lingering explosives and toxic contamination at...
June 27, 2016 - 11:51am
May 9, 2016
ATV crash on private property near Edgemont kills boy
EDGEMONT (AP) — An all-terrain vehicle crash near Edgemont killed an 11-year-old boy. State Department of Public Safety spokesman Tony Mangan tells the Rapid City Journal that Logan Van Eaton was one of two passengers on an ATV driven by a 17-year-old boy. Mangan says the ATV hit...
May 9, 2016 - 12:23pm
February 22, 2016
Sale of oil, gas leases set for parcels in Fall River County
EDGEMONT (AP) — Oil and gas leases are set to go up for sale on three parcels of private land in southwestern South Dakota. Russ Pigors, a physical scientist with the Belle Fourche Bureau of Land Management office, said a lease sale will be held July 12 for the parcels west of Edgemont...
February 22, 2016 - 12:46pm
May 28, 2015
Federal commission asked to review proposed uranium mine
RAPID CITY (AP) — A company that wants to mine uranium in western South Dakota and opponents of the plan have asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to review a federal board's mixed decision last month. Both parties' petitions were filed Tuesday with the five-member Nuclear...
May 28, 2015 - 3:19pm
March 9, 2015
Former federal scientist at center of uranium mine debate
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — It was billed as an informational meeting. A chance for Black Hills residents to learn more about a controversial proposal to mine uranium near Edgemont. But when the meeting in Hot Springs ended on the night of Feb. 7, 2013, project opponents felt they had...
March 9, 2015 - 4:14pm
July 21, 2014
Foes seek vote on oil-contaminated soil project
EDGEMONT (AP) — Opponents of a proposed site in Fall River County for oil-contaminated soil hope to force a public vote on the matter. The County Commission recently approved the 5-acre site near Edgemont being proposed by High Plains Resources. The project still needs state...
July 21, 2014 - 1:31pm
July 20, 2014
LETTER: Support tourism, not mining, in Black Hills
To the Editor: It’s difficult to comprehend for me, but why are these large companies wanting to destroy the beautiful Black Hills? They are something to treasure and share with others. Besides, tourism is the biggest income for the area, and therefore our politicians need...
July 20, 2014 - 9:50pm
May 6, 2014
Nuke panel sets hearing for Edgemont uranium mine
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A federal panel plans to hear arguments next week on its decision to put a temporary hold on the operating license for a proposed uranium mine near Edgemont. The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board will take input on a telephone call set for May 13. The...
May 6, 2014 - 7:56am
April 30, 2014
Federal panel puts Edgemont uranium mine on hold
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The operating license for a proposed uranium mine near Edgemont has been temporarily put on hold. The federal Atomic Safety and Licensing Board issued a stay Wednesday on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission license granted to Powertech Uranium Corp. The...
April 30, 2014 - 4:32pm
April 18, 2013
Uranium mine permit process grinds forward
PIERRE -- The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources has released its recommendation regarding a mining permit for Powertech's uranium project. The permit should be issued, DENR said in a notice filed this week. The decision whether that happens, however, is up to...
April 18, 2013 - 9:12pm
March 28, 2013
Former Edgemont police chief faces new assault charges
EDGEMONT (AP) -- A former law enforcement officer who was earlier acquitted of assault charges is facing new charges. The media reports that 46-year-old Brett Jarman turned himself in Tuesday after an arrest warrant was issued for him Monday. Jarman is the former Edgemont police...
March 28, 2013 - 4:17pm