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PHOTOS: Reader-submitted photos of Vineyard Fire in Hot Springs
Cheryl Lathrop submitted this photo of smoke from the Vineyard Fire, which was thick near homes on Saturday in Hot Springs.
After early playoff exit in 2017, Hill City reloads for 2018
Throughout the summer, the way the 2017 football season ended was all Hill City quarterback Noah Krull could think about, as well as running back and linebacker Tyler Arnold could think about.As the senior leaders worked in the weight room, the team's loss in the playoffs to Kadoka Area was in the f
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.
Fire near Hot Springs grows to 180 acres; as many as 70 structures threatened
The Vineyard Fire burning Saturday near Hot Springs.Courtesy Martin Volunteer Fire DepartmentA fire that started one mile east of Hot Springs grew to 180 acres overnight and as many as 70 structures are threatened.The Vineyard Fire started at approximately one mile east of Hot Springs just off of st
South Dakota arm wrestling championship returns
In 1998, using an AOL internet search engine, the Hot Springs man stumbled upon the South Dakota arm wrestling championship in Belle Fourche, and he won that. He entered another tournament and won again. And then he entered a tourney attended by experienced, knowledgeable arm wrestlers.
Hill City farmer's market flourishes in first year
"The folks here at Prairie Berry have been very hospitable to us, opening things up to us," said produce farmer Lyn Miller from Chadron. "And it's a great location here on the highway. So far it's just working out really well. The local people have been very supportive."
In emergencies, Christian bikers come to the rescue
No one wants to think about getting injured or sick at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. When emergencies do occur, however, the Christian Motorcycle Association has a team ready to help.
$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.
UPDATE: Evacuation orders lifted for Vineyard Fire
Over the course of Saturday evening and Sunday, the fire crept northwest into the hills towards Hot Springs. As of noon Sunday, no property damage had been reported but dozens of homes were near the blaze.
Hot Springs residents grateful for the firefighters that saved their homes
Thirty feet is also about all that separates the reality of returning home and settling onto one’s couch, as Embree did Monday afternoon, or rummaging through the scorched remnants of her home.
Water park auction set for Tuesday
As reported earlier in the Journal, the Rippin’ Rapids Water Park & Resort at 621 East Mall Drive, goes on the auction block on Tuesday
‘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.
UPDATE: Vineyard fire grows to 486 acres, evacuation orders lifted
Today, firefighters plan to take advantage of cooler temperatures and higher humidity to continue building containment lines using dozers, hand crews, and engines. A Type 2 Team has been ordered and is en route.
Grass, timber fire threatens structures in SW South Dakota
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Wagon train will retrace historic stage run, Custer Expedition route
The historic view made during the 1874 Black Hills Expedition looks across a group of tents to mountains beyond, three miles east of present-day Custer. This area can be explored during a commemoration of the 140th anniversary of the Expedition, a fundraiser hosted by the Custer County Historical So
Deadwood sees retail sales increase amid gambling decline
DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — Deadwood's gambling revenue may have fallen, but the city's retail revenue appears to be booming.A report by the South Dakota Retailers Association found that Deadwood's sales tax revenue over May 2017-18 increased by more than 25 percent from $165,525 to $207,550, the Black Hi
Vineyard Fire spreads at Hot Springs, SD - Wildfire Today
Above: The Vineyard Fire near Hot Springs, South Dakota, August 11, 2018. Photo by Wendee Pettis.
South Dakota trailhead sees parking problem
"For the last three summers now, this issue has surfaced, and every year it gets worse with the number of people who come to visit Devil's Bathtub," said Deputy State's Attorney Bruce Outka.
Woman faints, falls off motorcycle traveling down highway
South Dakota Highway Patrol says the 27-year-old woman was a passenger on the motorcycle, and fell off at 12:30 p.m. near mile marker 109, about 13 miles south of Deadwood.
88 Pounds Of Cocaine Seized In South Dakota Traffic Bust
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) - Authorities say a traffic stop in western South Dakota yielded 88 pounds of cocaine worth more than $1 million on the street.Court documents say a Highway Patrol officer stopped a vehicle for a U.S. Highway 85 traffic violation on Aug. 2 near Spearfish, and found two suitcases