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Authorities investigating vandalism at Poet's Table in Custer State Park

The Custer County Sheriff's Office and Custer State Park law enforcement officials say they are investigating an incident of vandalism at the popular hiking spot Poet's Table in Custer State Park.Social media posts were circulating Sunday morning that showed a group of women sawing the Poet's Table

RAPID CITY JOURNAL - 2018-05-27 15:57:00

Prairie dog killing case could be test piece for interpretation of migratory bird protection

Henderson's attorney put the question squarely to Steve Forrest, a consultant biologist, who was called to testify on behalf of Henderson, who stridently opposes the county pest board from entering her ranch to drop Fumitoxin tablets down the rodents' burrows. Henderson maintains the gasses released

RAPID CITY JOURNAL - 2018-05-27 11:00:00

Rapid City dentist gives veterans reason to smile

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day, Aspen Dental at 1147 Eglin St. in Rapid City will offer free dental care for veterans. The free dental care is part of Aspen Dental’s fifth annual Day of Service, which focuses on its Healthy Mouth Movement — a community-giving initiative taking care of veterans’ dent

RAPID CITY JOURNAL - 2018-05-27 13:00:00

South Dakota city plans $500K sidewalk renovation

HILL CITY, S.D. (AP) — Construction is set to begin later this year on a $500,000 sidewalk project in a city the southwest part of South Dakota.

WATERTOWN PUBLIC OPINION - 2018-05-27 14:26:05

String of hit and run crashes ends with DUI arrest

According to a Rapid City Police Department Release, Kayla Lamont was driving on the 300 block of North Racine Street when her car left the road and hit a traffic sign. She then turned left onto Van Buren Street, hitting a pickup truck.


Water is flowing again at a Canyon Lake Park stream

"A lot of these ponds were rebuilt after the flood and there hasn't been any major maintenance done since then," said Aaron Weeks, Aaron Weeks, park maintenance supervisor for Rapid City Parks and Rec, "so that's why we drained the and started doing more maintenance to them."


Two car crash in Hermosa

HERMOSA, SD (KOTA TV) -Police are investigating a two-car collision that happened Thursday afternoon at the intersection of highway 79 and 40 at the Hermosa junction.The two drivers and one passenger all sustain minor injuries. The occupants of one of the cars were transported to Rapid City Regional


Rapid City man builds a potentially new Poet's Table

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) -While many have express their frustration about the Poet's Table, one Rapid City man decided to do something about it.

KOTATV.COM - 2018-05-27 22:46:00

Mother of emaciated children sent to prison after violating probation

Darcel Featherman, 35, admitted in court last Friday to possessing meth when Rapid City police arrested her at a local hotel March 20.


Religious sect near Custer hid births from state

PRINGLE, S.D. (SD NEWS WATCH) –A South Dakota judge’s ruling has confirmed that children were born on a remote Black Hills compound run by a secretive religious sect, offering new insight into life within the polygamous FLDS.The ruling in September by Seventh Circuit Judge Jeff W. Davis revealed tha


Hospital loses 1 million dollars a week

RAPID CITY, SD (KOTA TV) -Rapid City Regional Health loses nearly a million dollars a week in uncompensated health care costs.When patients use benefits through the Veteran Administration, Medicare, Medicaid or Indian Health Services to pay their bills, the hospital is reimbursed, but lately those r


Custer rides region wins into state

CUSTER, S.D. (KOTA TV)Custer's track and field team won it's region meet on both the girls and boys side. Now the state tournament is about to begin.One of the big storylines to watch is senior Tori Glazier. She's going for an insane sixth state title in the 800 meter race. The SDSU commit won the r


Court orders South Dakota woman to shoot, drown rodents

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota woman has three months to shoot and drown rodents on her ranch to comply with local weed and pest officials.TheRapid City Journal reportsthat a judge gave Susan Henderson until Aug. 27 to obey a prairie dog infestation notice from the Fall River County Weed & P


State dismisses Rapid Valley attempted murder case

The Pennington County State’s Attorney’s Office dismissed the indictment against Zachery Moore on May 10, two weeks before he was scheduled to go on trial. The decision was made “in the best interests of justice,” according to the court filing by Chief Deputy State’s Attorney Lara Roetzel.


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I wrote this column in Hot Springs, SD, where in this picture from c. 15 years, Jon and I pose with our little brother Mike at his college graduation.


Driver charged with DUI after falling asleep at gas station

Katherine Thompson, 33, was found unconscious in the idling car around 3:30 p.m. near the Mobile gas station pumps at 3851 Eglin St. in Rapid City. Witnesses say Thompson had been there for more than an hour, according to a press release from the police department.


GOOD, BAD & UGLY: Gas prices could leave motorists fuming

GOOD:The conversion of the former STAR Academy near Custer into a commercial business park is one big step closer to reality. Jared Carson, the president and CEO of Sustainable Light and Industrial campus, announced last week that the new ownership group recently closed on the property after paying


Man gets 20 years for trying to entice minor through text

Ryan Balster, 32, had pleaded guilty to the offense, admitting he texted a 15-year-old girl a sexually enticing message in May 2016, as well as sent a nude photo of himself that was received by an undercover law enforcement officer. He also arranged a meeting for sex with what he thought was a teena


Reminder that buffalo are dangerous; do not approach

“Custer State Park has experienced an increase in visitor/buffalo interactions in recent years,” stated Lydia Austin, interpretive program manager for Custer State Park. “Visitors need to know that buffalo are dangerous and should not be approached. These large animals may appear docile, but they ar


Tuesday power outage was big but fortunately short in duration

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) -Tuesday's power outage which left thousands without power on the south-west side of Rapid City, is believed to have been caused by the severe weather.