A memorandum has been signed by the Pennington County State’s Attorney’s Office and Native Women’s Health Care aimed at keeping women with substance abuse disorders clean and sober before, during, and after pregnancy. If a woman is in a diversion program she has a chance to have all her convictions erased which will assist them in obtaining an apartment, job, and any education after that.
This is the first day of it’s kind in the state and members of BHSU’s ROTC including Cdt. Jordan Burge, Cdt. Drew Hanson, and Cpt. Laura Arnold will be at the ready to organize and facilitate the event.
The South Dakota Statewide Family Engagement Center (SFEC) brings together students, families, schools, and communities together by focusing on learner needs. SFEC strives to ensure that all learners—especially English Language Learners (ELL), economically disadvantaged learners and minority students—have the supports they need to achieve academic, career, and life goals.
The Matthews Opera House (MOH) has some exciting Community Art Opportunities this month. The Community Art Show, now in its 42nd year, has a new mural that is being installed in Spearfish. Spring intern and BHSU senior Kady Jo Dufloth has created an amazing mural for the Spearfish skatepark.
The contest started along with the Dahl promoting the Banff Film Festival which is online this year due to COVID-19. That did not deter over 200 individual submission for the exhibit. Assistant Curator at the Dahl, Jeannie Larson, was impressed with the entries and the overall turnout.
The sounds of live music will be echoing through the gold-filled gulch of Deadwood from Memorial Day through Labor Day, thanks to the largest series of open-air concerts in the fabled town’s history, it was announced Friday.
From each ticket sold, $5 will go into a fund that will then be donated to four partners: Boys and Girls Clubs of the Black Hills, Court Appointed Special Advocates (“CASA”), Fork Real Café, and Special Olympics South Dakota.
Open Stage, Hill City Arts Council’s winter music showcase, ushers in each new year with shows in January, February, and March. In addition to livening up the local scene in the dark of winter, Open Stage gives new talent and seasoned acts alike a supportive place to hone their craft.
Walk For Wishes® is a nationwide Make-A-Wish® fundraiser that celebrates the more than 500,000 wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes. It’s a family-friendly event powered by wish families, volunteers, companies, donors and friends.
Homestake Opera House (HOH) is a proud recipient of a Residency For Recovery (RFR) grant funded by the South Dakota Arts Council with federal relief funds from the National Endowment for the Arts through the CARES Act.
Goldie Whitaker is a senior at Custer High School. She has always loved animals and wants to bring people together to enjoy the company of their dogs while being outdoors. When her senior project came up at Custer High School she jumped into action combining both her loves for animals and the outdoors into what she calls the Dog Walkathon.
In a school year like no other, school nurses have been busy. But for Laurie Rogers, school nurse in the Lead-Deadwood School District, it’s her dedication to a student’s health she finds most rewarding.
South Dakota Barber College is the first barber college in the state of South Dakota in nearly 40 years. They provide a 1500 hour curriculum that prepares students for licensure to become a barber, which just so happens to be one of the fastest growing professions in the United States and also has a high earning potential.
The Matthews Opera House (MOH) will plan to have a live music performance at the end of April with careful attention to keep patrons and performers safe. Executive Director, Darren Granaas, has high hopes for the event which has been months in the planning.
In “Destination North Pole” by Gary Wietgrefe travelogues a 5,000 km bike ride covering the flat Dakota Plains, Canada’s Prairie Provinces, British Columbia into the vast Yukon and Alaska through eight mountain ranges with pristine streams and hot springs over massive glaciated rivers and permafrost.
The Journey Museum and Learning Center have geared up for another season of great programming. Executive Director Troy Kilpatrick couldn’t be more excited and think his team is the reason behind their success.
The Cave Collective has continued supporting thriving arts shows virtually during the pandemic. However, what started as a great place for human interaction and really loud music saw a short fall during Covid-19.
Executive director, Dexter Carman, announced that the Cave Collective will be moving to it’s new home at Aby’s Seed & Feed. The conversation came earlier when the owner reached out to the executive director.
Over 25 contestants are expected for this year’s chili cookoff being held at 11 am on February 27th in Hill City, S.D. Janet Wetovick, executive director for the Hill City chamber of commerce, is particularly excited about this year’s events because of the community interaction.
-Homestake Opera House (HOH) is a proud recipient of a Residency For Recovery (RFR) grant funded by the South Dakota Arts Council with federal relief funds from the National Endowment for the Arts through the CARES Act. HOH is partnering with the Lead/Deadwood Arts Center (LDAC) to create a Residency For Recovery program in the Northern Black Hills Region of SD in 2021, and take the lead in the visual arts portion of the program.
The Black Hills Film Festival implements another big change this year. Due to the uncertainties of the COVID-19 situation, the Board of Directors has decided to go with a virtual festival in 2021 and is partnering with FILM FESTIVAL FLIX to host the platform.
A chance to connect with joy, friendship and fun for Valentine’s day after a year of pandemic. The Tour de Chocolate is back during the weekend of February 13-4th. Bring your Valentine to the Heart of the Hills! Chocolate samplings, gifts and specials galore.
Just now we can’t visit different countries, but we can taste or try to cook another country’s food, which means some of our six senses can experience another culture. That’s where Kazumi Tinant comes in to introduce Japanese cuisine to the Rapid City community and provide people with happy experiences.
In 2004 after renting a former pumphouse in Pluma, Mary Tautkus, also known as “Chip”, continued her passion for goodies and created what is internationally known as Chubby Chipmunk hand-dipped chocolates.