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Spearfish Forest Products honored for patriotic support of service member, employee

SPEARFISH — South Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (Dod) program, announced that two managers at Spearfish Forest Products were honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of their service member employee.

BLACK HILLS PIONEER - 2018-08-16 17:30:00

Upper Main archway project moves forward in Deadwood

A $102,500 bid was approved for an archway sign similar to this one on Lower Main Street in Deadwood, which will be installed at the Pine Street/Pioneer Way intersection between the Silverado and Wells Fargo.Pioneer photo by Jaci Conrad Pearson

BLACK HILLS PIONEER - 2018-08-17 17:00:00

Mom memorializes son, Marshall Sudlow, with baseball field enhancements in 2 towns

The baseball fields in Deadwood will now have permanent bullpens and a new batting cage area, thanks to Ann Cass, who has chosen to memorialize her son, Marshall Sudlow, and his passion for baseball, with improvements here, as well as in Lead. Pioneer photo by Jaci Conrad PearsonClick to purchase th

BLACK HILLS PIONEER - 2018-08-16 17:30:00


August 13, 1908The Northwestern Railway Company is reinforcing the piers of their bridge west of town with concrete. The water in the lake was drawn off in order to allow the company to do this work and it will probably be two weeks before it’s completed, so that boating may be indulged in.The north

RAPID CITY JOURNAL - 2018-08-16 10:00:00

Whitewood parents request new school bus stop

Lindsay Simon, speaking for the parents on hand Monday, questioned where the district came up with the $10,200 figure.

BLACK HILLS PIONEER - 2018-08-16 17:30:00

Spearfish School District continues facilities agreement with BHSU

The Spearfish School Board voted to approve a facilities agreement with Black Hills State University during the 2019-19 school year. The district organizes various events, like the middle school science fair, at facilities on the BHSU campus. Pioneer file photoClick to purchase this photo

BLACK HILLS PIONEER - 2018-08-16 17:07:00

Spearfish parking lot project still on track for start of school

“It’ll be useable, kids will be able to park there,” he said in a phone interview on Tuesday.


Hatling selected as Belle Fourche elementary principal

Julie Hatling, who has been with the school district for 12 years, was selected as the new Belle Fourche elementary principal.Pioneer photo by Lacey Peterson

BLACK HILLS PIONEER - 2018-08-17 17:00:00

Sturgis motorcycle rally sees more than 500K vehicles

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — More than half a million vehicles rolled into the small western South Dakota city that hosts the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this year, a jump from last year but well short of the crowds that flooded the area in 2015, according to the South Dakota Department of Transportation.This


Ditech closing Rapid City Call center in 2019, cutting 450 jobs

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA)About 450 people will be without a job come next year as one mortgage, lending, and servicing firm closes the doors to its call center in Rapid City.

KOTATV.COM - 2018-08-16 18:17:00

Wall in Lead’s Prospector Park gets facelift

The 50-by-11-foot piece, titled, “A Map to the Heart of the Hills,” is the largest mural Livingston has ever done, with his other downtown street art located on the western wall of the Odd Fellows Building located at 403 W. Main St. coming in at 30-by-40-feet.

BLACK HILLS PIONEER - 2018-08-16 17:30:00

Woman arrested for vandalizing high school

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. (AP) — Police have arrested a Belle Fourche woman for vandalism at the local high school.The 59-year-old woman is accused of smashing 43 windows at the school last week causing damage of more than $20,000. An affidavit filed in the case this week in Butte County says police revie


$28M budget recommended for city of Spearfish in 2019

SPEARFISH — The Spearfish City Council will consider the first reading of the 2019 appropriations ordinance Aug. 20, which shows a $27,995,593 proposed budget overall.


Sturgis Rally traffic tops half a million for first time in 3 years

STURGIS, S.D. (KOTA) -As Sturgis rallies go, the 78th was a pretty good one, especially when it comes to the traffic.According to final data from the South Dakota Department of Transportation, rally traffic was up 7.9 percent over last year. There was only one day – Sunday, Aug. 5 – that saw traffic


Belle Fourche woman arrested for smashing 43 windows at school

Belle Fourche resident Sally (Fixter) Norris, 59, was taken into custody in the early hours of Saturday by the Belle Fourche Police Department on a first-degree charge of intentional damage to property for the destruction of 43 windows, with the total damage estimated at over $20,000.


Newspaper: rally deaths likely higher than official count

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‘Classroom on wheels’ teaches children, adults about fire safety and more

SPEARFISH — It provides a real-life, hands-on opportunity for children and adults to learn what they should do in an emergency in a simulated home, and Friday, the Spearfish Volunteer Firefighters’ Association rolled out its fire safety education “classroom on wheels” at Downtown Friday Nights.


Police special response unit responds to Box Elder; reports of shots fired

BOX ELDER | The Rapid City/Pennington County Special Response Unit is responding to a situation in Box Elder.Pennington County Sheriff's Office posted on social media Tuesday morning asking people to avoid the area of Freude Lane.Get breaking news sent instantly to your inboxAt 10:30 a.m., much of t


Rapid City man sentenced for stealing $25K from non-profit in Pine Ridge

Kevin S. Lewis, 56, was sentenced to 1 year in federal prison for theft from a program receiving federal funds.


State agency: Sturgis rally sees more than 500K vehicles

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — More than half a million vehicles rolled into South Dakota's rural Black Hills for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, a jump from last year's count, according to the South Dakota Department of Transportation.