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GFP Commission refuses to break state laws over non-resident waterfowl hunting licenses
August 11, 2014
Plan to connect Mickelson Trail to Mount Rushmore moves ahead
FORT PIERRE — The state Game, Fish and Parks Commission informally agreed Friday that Gary Jensen, of Rapid City, should be its member on the building committee that will oversee the project connecting the George S. Mickelson Trail to Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Because...
August 11, 2014 - 8:03am
August 7, 2014
Mount Rushmore mascots to celebrate SD's birthday
PIERRE (AP) — The Mount Rushmore mascots will join in on the celebrations for South Dakota's 125th birthday. The oversize caricatures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln — whose faces are on Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills —...
August 7, 2014 - 8:45pm
July 20, 2014
LETTER: SD monument one of world’s great wonders
To the Editor: This is in response to an interesting article in The Daily Republic about Don Boyden. In 1936, I was in the Black Hills and witnessed the initial carving of Mount Rushmore near Keystone. I would have paid more attention if I’d known it was going to take...
July 20, 2014 - 9:45pm
July 5, 2014
196 become citizens at Mount Rushmore
KEYSTONE (AP) — Nearly 200 immigrants became U.S. citizens this week in the shadow of an American monument during a special Independence Day ceremony at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services welcomed 196 new citizens from 51 countries...
July 5, 2014 - 7:25am
June 27, 2014
Famous faces find each other
Jean Patrick loves a challenge. Her newest book, "Four Famous Faces," was exactly that. The Mitchell author worked with the Mount Rushmore...
June 27, 2014 - 5:30pm
June 11, 2014
Pine beetles take toll on Mount Rushmore, Colorado
By Jennifer Oldham DENVER — Beetles are obliterating forests throughout Colorado and the West, draining budgets as property values decline and threatening tourism at national parks, including the home of Mount Rushmore. Voters in Colorado communities raised taxes to protect...
June 11, 2014 - 8:23am
June 8, 2014
Mitchell man remembers early days of Mount Rushmore
Don Boyden doesn't remember much about the 1941 dedication of Mount Rushmore, but he was there. As a 6-year-old, Boyden, of Mitchell, traveled...
June 8, 2014 - 9:49am
May 19, 2014
Summer hours start this week at Mount Rushmore
KEYSTONE (AP) — Mount Rushmore National Memorial starts its expanded summer hours this week. The Black Hills tourist site draws nearly 3 million visitors every year. Starting Friday, the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center and Information Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 10...
May 19, 2014 - 6:46am
May 13, 2014
Actor writes book about Mount Rushmore letters
PIERRE (AP) — An actor best known for his role on "General Hospital" has written a book about his parents' connection to Mount Rushmore. Former soap opera star Richard Cerasani's piece is called "Love Letters from Mount Rushmore: The Story of a Marriage, a Monument, and a Moment...
May 13, 2014 - 7:06am
May 11, 2014
New book seeks to credit chief carver of Mount Rushmore
Every year, nearly 3 million people visit South Dakota's most iconic landmark, Mount Rushmore. But the man who gave life to the Black Hills'...
May 11, 2014 - 8:43pm
May 7, 2014
Man who kept Mount Rushmore lights on dies
A South Dakota man who drew national attention in the mid-1990s when he paid to keep the lights on at Mount Rushmore during a federal government shutdown has died. Arthur Oakes, of Keystone, died Monday after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 74. Oakes wrote...
May 7, 2014 - 10:44am
February 26, 2014
Burns to cause smoke, haze around Mount Rushmore
RAPID CITY (AP) — South Dakota authorities say people can expect to see smoke and haze around Mount Rushmore National Memorial this week as officials plan to start burning slash piles. The Rapid City Journal reports the prescribed burns will happen on 50 acres that surround...
February 26, 2014 - 10:57pm
February 18, 2014
Mount Rushmore mascots hit national TV
SD tourism secretary says George costume was running late.
February 18, 2014 - 6:39am
February 10, 2014
Mount Rushmore memorial gets $400K from nonprofit
The Mount Rushmore Society raises money each year and works with the National Park Service. In 2013, the society contributed $35,000 to continue...
February 10, 2014 - 7:31am
January 27, 2014
‘The President’ called signature SD drink
By Northern Plains News South Dakota has four presidents carved on a mountain. And according to BuzzFeed.com, those presidents have thusly honored the state with “The President” cocktail. The online pop culture site recently compiled “What’s Your Home State’s Signature...
January 27, 2014 - 7:42pm