West Nile was reported in a batch of mosquitoes in Eastern South Dakota. West Nile is an illness caused by pesky mosquitoes. Here in Rapid City, the Parks and Rec department takes precautions to limit mosquitoes.
National Parks across the United States bring significant economic benefit. According to the National Park Service, In 2021 $42.5 billion was generated because of park tourism, and in South Dakota, that benefit totaled around $301 million.
The Black Hills Works Foundation is an organization that continues to help the Black Hills community in all kinds of different ways, and at the root of a lot of it is getting from point A to B. Carrie Moser, who’s with Black Hills Works, says that’s something this grant will take to the next level.
Summer has been underway for some time now, and it’s a time to get out and enjoy the sunshine. Especially for kids who are out from school. The YMCA is a place to do just that, and Keiz Larson, CEO of the Rapid City YMCA, says they’re short a few hands.
One man is dead after a drowning incident at Memorial Park. The Rapid City Police and fire departments responded to a call this evening at Memorial Park around 7 PM, just before festivities got underway for the fourth of July holiday.
Fourth of July celebrations were in full swing in the Black Hills, towns scattered around the hills held their own celebrations. In Belle Fourche a tradition remains alive, The Black Hills Round-Up started as a fundraiser for World War One and has since become an annual celebration.
It’s another year with fireworks in Rapid City. The show is in the middle of being prepared for the big event on July 4, at dusk around 9:30. A fireworks show like the one in Rapid City doesn’t happen overnight. It takes thousands of pounds of fireworks and a three-person team to get the show rolling.
Since the Supreme Court released its decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and leave abortion up to the individual states, the decision left some people uneasy about the potential to look at other court cases involving same-sex marriage and contraception.
A longtime wildland firefighter was named the new director of the South Dakota State Wildland Fire Division by the Department of Public Safety. Jay Wickham, who worked as a deputy director for the wildland fire division replaces former Chief Jay Esperance.
According to the factual basis statement in the case, 20-year-old Jonnie Fineran, along with a juvenile identified in court only as TSB, stabbed Thomas Sitting Bear more than 60 times back in July of 2020.
Combining educational outreach and music, the Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills is a nationally recognized organization and recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts Award. Starting next week, you can see what it’s all about.
On June 29, 2002, around 2 PM the Deadwood Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call that help was needed for a fire; and on this day 20 years ago, the Grizzly Gulch Fire started to burn 11,000 acres that inched close to Deadwood.
It was a safety training day for first responders and West River Electric crews. Working on electrical lines is one of the most dangerous jobs in America and while not overly common, utility workers can be killed or seriously injured in accidents involving electricity.
Right after Senator Mike Rounds made the announcement that he and members of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee would not allow the Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission to make changes to the current system, Hot Springs Mayor, Bob Nelson spoke about the roller coaster that the city has been on to keep the Veterans’ Affairs Hospital (VA) in town.
On June 27, Senator Mike Rounds visited Hot Springs to make a special announcement for the Veteran Affair (VA) healthcare facilities that were under consideration to be closed. He said the facilities will no longer be closed in an effort by the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
For the second-day protestors have rallied together across the United States in their anger against the reversal of Roe v. Wade. In Rapid City, a demonstration was held in front of the federal courthouse once again.