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Tiger men roll past Dordt
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March 22, 2016
DOT to hold public meeting on interchange reconstruction
SPEARFISH (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Transportation is hosting a public event in Spearfish to discuss the reconstruction of the interchange at Exit 14 of Interstate 90. The meeting is scheduled for March 28 at the Spearfish Commission Chambers. Preliminary construction...
March 22, 2016 - 8:30pm
March 21, 2016
Authorities ID Spearfish man killed in weekend truck crash
SPEARFISH (AP) — The Highway Patrol has identified a Spearfish man who died in a one-vehicle crash near the city. Authorities say 26-year-old Ashley Sutton lost control of his pickup truck on a curve on a road about 2 miles north of Spearfish, and the vehicle rolled in a field....
March 21, 2016 - 12:19pm
Spearfish to conduct study on current, future housing needs
SPEARFISH (AP) — Officials in Spearfish have approved a study that will look at the current and future housing needs of the city in western South Dakota. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that the firm Community Partners Research based in Faribault, Minnesota, will be responsible...
March 21, 2016 - 11:52am
March 14, 2016
Danish students visit Spearfish on exchange program
SPEARFISH (AP) — Six students from Denmark have come to Spearfish on an exchange program, learning about life in the United States and helping their Spearfish counterparts learn more about Danish culture. The students visited classrooms, attended local events, tried new foods and...
March 14, 2016 - 12:20pm
March 3, 2016
Meade County fugitive arrested after foot chase in Spearfish
SPEARFISH (AP) — A man who fled after being handcuffed by sheriff's deputies in Meade County over the weekend is back in custody. Deputies tried to arrest 32-year old Kerri Nacey on Sunday for allegedly violating a court-ordered sobriety program. He was able to flee and remained...
March 3, 2016 - 12:59pm
February 29, 2016
Spearfish rec center to get new roofing system
SPEARFISH (AP) — The Spearfish Rec and Aquatics Center is set to get a new roofing system this year after the City Council accepted a company's bid. The council voted Feb. 16 to accept the low bid of $246,735 from Lowe Roofing for a membrane roofing system as well as a $4.85 per...
February 29, 2016 - 12:46pm
February 8, 2016
Non-trophy bison hunting season begins at Custer State Park
SPEARFISH (AP) — The non-trophy bison hunting season has begun at Custer State Park. Though it typically takes place in the fall during the annual Buffalo Roundup, this year's non-trophy season began Jan. 25. The non-trophy hunt is mean to remove excess cows and bulls from the herd....
February 8, 2016 - 12:04pm
January 29, 2016
Pangburn Hall demolition begins on Black Hills State campus
SPEARFISH (AP) — Crews have begun demolishing Pangburn Hall on the Black Hills State University campus in Spearfish. University Facility Services Director Randy Culver tells The Black Hills Pioneer that the building was in a "state of disrepair" and the school sought Board of Regents...
January 29, 2016 - 2:56pm
January 18, 2016
Land providing access to Spearfish Falls mired in lawsuit
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — As South Dakota moves forward with its plan to turn Spearfish Canyon into a state park, some private land that provides a bridge to Spearfish Falls remains mired in a lawsuit. The Rapid City Journal reports that the Romano family sued property owner Barrick...
January 18, 2016 - 6:11pm
Gymnastics meet to draw 300 athletes to Spearfish
SPEARFISH (AP) — Some 300 gymnasts gathered in Spearfish this weekend for a gymnastics tournament hosted by Black Hills State University. The Spearfish Invite Saturday and Sunday at the Donald E. Young Center is drawing 14 gymnastics clubs from South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana...
January 18, 2016 - 4:30pm
January 13, 2016
Spearfish woman accused of burglary spree in thrift store
SPEARFISH (AP) — Spearfish police say a woman who spent two hours burglarizing a Salvation Army thrift store on New Year's Day was caught by an alert officer when she later returned to retrieve her lost cellphone. Authorities say 42-year-old Kimberly Bostwick used the store's phone...
January 13, 2016 - 1:15pm
January 12, 2016
Building permits in Spearfish hit 2nd-highest level in 2015
SPEARFISH (AP) - Spearfish continued to see high levels of construction in 2015, and 2016 is shaping up as another good year. The city last year issued 458 building permits with a total value of just under $46.4 million, Chief Building Official Tom Paisley told the Black Hills Pioneer...
January 12, 2016 - 12:35pm
November 1, 2015
BHSU to increase visibility of 'H' on Lookout Mountain
SPEARFISH (AP) — Black Hills State University has received permission from Spearfish officials to increase the visibility of an "H'' painted on the northern range of Lookout Mountain. For the past three years, the university has wanted to remove shrubbery, grasses and other...
November 1, 2015 - 8:13pm
October 29, 2015
Kernels crush Spartans 54-18
One down, two to go. That's the mindset for the Mitchell High School football team after its 54-18 Class 11AA quarterfinal playoff win over...
October 29, 2015 - 10:33pm
October 22, 2015
Spearfish mayor establishes fire protection task force
SPEARFISH (AP) — The Spearfish City Council has authorized Mayor Dana Boke to set up a task force to discuss how firefighting will be handled in the city after the Black Hills community's volunteer force has been dissolved. Volunteers announced late last month that they are...
October 22, 2015 - 1:15pm