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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
September 22, 2014
Three Black Hills lakes need draining, sediment removal
RAPID CITY (AP) — Three lakes along the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway in the southern Black Hills will be drained so crews can remove excess sediment. The U.S. Forest Service is draining Horsethief Lake, Bismarck Lake and Lakota Lake, the Rapid City Journal reported. They will...
September 22, 2014 - 2:17pm
September 15, 2014
Slice of Black Hills National Forest being sold
RAPID CITY (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is selling a small slice of the Black Hills National Forest in southwestern South Dakota. The 70-acre area east of Hill City has been divided into seven parcels and put up for sale to the highest bidder on the General Services Administration...
September 15, 2014 - 4:19pm
July 23, 2014
Forest Service expands ban on exploding targets
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has banned exploding targets in southern Idaho, southwestern Wyoming, Nevada, Utah and a small portion of eastern California because of wildfire and public safety concerns. Intermountain Region Forester Nora Rasure issued the ban...
July 23, 2014 - 10:53pm
June 10, 2014
Limited budgets affect Forest Service SD programs
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Limited federal firefighting budgets have affected the U.S. Forest Service's ability to finish some projects in South Dakota. A federal report released Monday shows the Forest Service has been unable to complete at least seven projects in the state over the...
June 10, 2014 - 12:23am
May 1, 2014
Prison terms for some who hired illegal immigrants for Forest Service work
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Six western South Dakota residents have been sentenced for immigration-related crimes stemming from fraudulent contracts with the U.S. Forest Service. The individuals from Rapid City were sentenced for their roles in a scheme that hired people living in the...
May 1, 2014 - 11:17am
July 15, 2013
Forest Service seeks comment on Railroad Buttes
HOT SPRINGS (AP) -- The U.S. Forest Service is seeking comment on ways to improve recreation opportunities at an off-highway-vehicle area near Rapid City. The Forest Service is hosting a meeting on July 24 about ways to improve the experience at Railroad Buttes, a popular recreational...
July 15, 2013 - 12:00pm
April 9, 2013
Horse trail project faces uncertainty
PIERRE -- The state Game, Fish and Parks Department doesn't know when, if ever, work can proceed on new trails for horseback riding that it wants to build through U.S. Forest Service land in southwestern South Dakota. The two sets of trails would total about 14 miles.
April 9, 2013 - 10:37am
April 8, 2013
US Forest Service apologizes for fire near Lemmon
HETTINGER, N.D. (AP) -- A U.S.
April 8, 2013 - 9:50am
December 28, 2012
GF&P wants road closed near sensitive bat cave
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks is asking the Forest Service to hold off on opening a road that is close to a bat cave in the Black Hills. The media reports that the forest road is currently closed to motorized traffic in the wintertime to support wildlife...
December 28, 2012 - 7:48am
December 18, 2012
Black Hills National Forest unveils pine beetle plan
RAPID CITY (AP) -- The Black Hills National Forest plans to use extensive commercial tree thinning to battle the mountain pine beetle as part of a $70 million plan that will take five to seven years to implement. The plan developed over more than a year will target 248,000 acres...
December 18, 2012 - 11:03am
September 28, 2012
Forest Service plans Black Hills beetle control project
RAPID CITY (AP) -- The U.S. Forest Service is planning a project that could take as long as a decade to control mountain pine beetles in a 50-square-mile area near Rapid City. The $484,000 Calumet Project includes timber logging, thinning and prescribed burns, according to the agency's...
September 28, 2012 - 6:56am
April 16, 2012
Forest Service considers re-opening bat caves
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) -- The U.S.
April 16, 2012 - 3:43pm
April 12, 2012
Sen. Thune, Rep. Noem filing pine beetle bill
PIERRE (AP) -- Sen. John Thune and Rep. Kristi Noem say they're introducing a bill that would allow the U.S. Forest Service to move faster when planning and carrying out programs to fight the mountain pine beetle infestation in the western South Dakota's Black Hills. The two Republicans...
April 12, 2012 - 9:51pm