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Volunteers sought to help with Audubon’s 119th Christmas Bird Count this season
NORTHERN HILLS — Each Christmas season, tens of thousands of volunteers count and record each individual bird and bird species they encounter during one calendar day, within a 15-mile diameter circle. This year, the 119th Audubon Christmas Bird Count will mobilize over 72,000 volunteer bird counters
SD conservation agency amasses over 1.8 million archives
SPEARFISH, S.D. -- People who have lived in Spearfish all their lives are often surprised to find out that the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery also includes the National Fish and Aquatic Conservation Archives — meaning that there are items from every state and several foreign countries in
One cited in Deadwood Avenue crash
RAPID CITY S.D. – One driver was cited after they failed to yield on Deadwood Avenue. It happened just after 2:30 on Monday afternoon right in front of the U-Haul store. Sgt. Chris Hunt with the Rapid City Police Department said a driver pulled out of a private road and an oncoming car swerved to av
In Belle Fourche, the buck stops here -- and, well, here, too
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. (KOTA TV) -- The happiest camper in Belle Fourche today just might be -- well -- a deer. A good sized buck to be more specific. Belle Fourche Police Department officers responded to a call on Friday of a buck caught up in the netting at a batting cage at the town's roundup ground
WATCH: Belle Fourche Police Save Deer Several Times
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. - A deer has become the talk of the town in Belle Fourche. The Police Department posted two videos on Facebook of the deer that keeps getting his antlers stuck around town.
Madison Ice Rink in Spearfish open
SPEARFISH — They say the hardest part of ice-skating is the ice — and that occurred Monday in Spearfish. City crews flooded the Madison Ice Rink in Spearfish City Campground and removed the “keep off the ice” sign, means the rink has frozen to the point that it is ready for people to use.
The ‘SCAdians’ of the Black Hills
SPEARFISH — There are a lot of small towns, cities, and communities in the Black Hills, but there’s only one shire, the Shire of Noiregarde. However, there are no hobbits in this shire, no wizards, no dragons — only “SCAdians,” the name applied to members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA
Structure fire in Rapid City, smoke visible for miles
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) Just after noon on Tuesday heavy black smoke billowed from a fire in Rapid City. The fire was at the 1500 block of Concourse Drive. The Rapid City Fire Department closed Concourse Drive between Elk Vale and Jet to allow emergency personnel to work on the blaze.
Belle Fourche approves $1.83M Day Street Lift Station replacement
BELLE FOURCHE –– The Belle Fourche City Council approved a resolution Monday authorizing it to proceed with procuring financing to replace the Day Street Lift Station on the north end of town.
Lawrence County weighs in on proposed Exit 8 Shared-Use Community path
DEADWOOD — Following an hour-long discussion Tuesday on the proposed Exit 8 Shared-Use Community Path, the Lawrence County Commission gave an initial show of support for the project concept and also offered several suggestions.
Colorado man convicted after 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally sex sting
A Colorado man was convicted Monday of trying to meet up with a minor after an undercover sex trafficking operation that was conducted during the 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
Warm weather isn't helping the snowmobile season
DEADWOOD, S.D. (KOTA TV) - The weather looks pretty nice for the next few days to go out and enjoy the sun. For those who want to do some winter sports it might not be as nice. Snowmobile season started yesterday, but conditions aren't the best.
Special election in Meade County addresses fire, ambulance service
STURGIS, S.D. (KEVN TV) -- Some residents in Meade County head to the polls Tuesday to decide if they should create special fire and ambulance districts. Currently some Meade County residents who live near the city of Sturgis receive fire and ambulance service from the city. The problem, say Sturgis
Rapid City company donates banner to deployed troops
A deployed South Dakota Army National Guard unit got a little taste of home recently. Epic Outdoor Advertising donated a 15-by-30-foot banner of a Black Hills forest landscape and American flag to members of the South Dakota Army National Guard Detachment 1, Company B, 935th Aviation Support Battali
Sawyer Brewing Co. joins growing list of Black Hills microbreweries
SPEARFISH | The latest entry in the booming Black Hills craft beer industry launched Wednesday, with the official opening of Sawyer Brewing Co. in Spearfish. Lee Eddy, as with other homebrewers who have turned their hobby into an enterprise, and his wife Ali, an accountant by trade, are owners of Sp
MJ Plumbing now open in Spearfish
SPEARFISH — Anthony Medina has spent the last 25 years establishing himself as a stand-alone master in the trade of plumbing, and now he’s looking to bring a new standard in that field to Spearfish.
Grosek named executive director of Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce
STURGIS — The Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau announced the hiring of Veronica Grosek as its new executive director following an extensive regional and national recruitment and selection process.
Salvation Army receives gold coin worth $1,210
STURGIS, S.D. – With one week left of Bell Ringing and two weeks left till the end of 2018, The Salvation Army once again received a valuable coin which has been a golden tradition in the Black Hills for 22 years.
Massive New Dark Matter Detector Gets Its 'Eyes'
Array of light-sensing photomultiplier tubes for the LUX-ZEPLIN dark matter detector arrives in South Dakota. A researcher at Brown University installs photomultiplier tubes for a component of the LUX-ZEPLIN dark matter search experiment.
Pet of the week: Sushi and Sierra
SPEARFISH, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Meet 11-year-olds Sushi and Sierra. They are two gentle seniors that have been at the Western Hills Humane Society for over a year. With the patience and love of employees, they finally came out of their shells and are wonderful cats. They are both extremely sweet and wil