Category: Rapid City

Visiting Wind Cave National Park

Visiting Wind Cave National Park

My family and I visited Wind Cave National Park for the first time today. It’s one of the many, many things to see and do around the Black Hills of South Dakota. The cave is the fifth longest in the world, coming in at over 130 miles of it mapped, and has some geological formations that are found in almost no other cave in the world. The pictures I took give you some idea of how incredible the cave is, but I’m not kidding when I say that they do not do justice to what you will see with the naked eye.

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SD Transportation Officials Seek Public Input

SD Transportation Officials Seek Public Input

The South Dakota Department of Transportation, in collaboration with Pennington County, will hold public open houses as part of the Connecting Hills and Plains Study (CHAPS) to gather public input for help in developing the Pennington County Master Transportation Plan. CHAPS will address a full range of transportation options and issues, including pedestrian, bicycle, transit, freight, and automobile.

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211 Helpline Center Releases Community Trends Report

211 Helpline Center Releases Community Trends Report

The Helpline Center released its 2011 Community Trends report today, providing insight into the needs of area residents and the ability of local organizations to help meet those needs. The Helpline Center connects Black Hills area residents to non-profit, social service and government agencies through its 211 phone line 24 hours a day when they need financial assistance, health care options, mental health care, substance abuse providers, support groups and more.

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Apollo Astronaut Speaks at Community Breakfast

Apollo Astronaut Speaks at Community Breakfast

The Faith & Hope Community Breakfast was held this morning in Rapid City at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn Ballroom. The keynote speaker was astronaut and retired Brigadier General Charlie Duke. Duke was CAPCOM for the first Apollo mission to land on the moon, Apollo 11. He inadvertently affected the crew lineup on the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission, and eventually walked on the moon himself during Apollo 16.

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Responding to Islam Seminar

Responding to Islam Seminar

The Family Heritage Alliance, Aglow International and Bighorn Canyon Ministries are sponsoring a seminar on “Responding to Islam” in Rapid City on Saturday, March 24. Topics covered will include Christianity and Islam, US Public Policy & Sharia Law, and Islam in World History.

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Governor Daugaard Vetoes Billboard Bill

Governor Daugaard Vetoes Billboard Bill

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has vetoed SB 157, a bill dealing with the regulation of outdoor advertising signs. Rapid City recently passed an ordinance to regulate billboards in the city, but Lamar Advertising sued the city, arguing that the ordinance was illegal. Gov. Daugaard said this legislation improperly attempted to “invade the local regulatory sphere” and “effectively decide the lawsuit in favor of one side before either side is heard in court.”

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SD Trans Dept Announces Next Phase of Catron Blvd. Reconstruction in Rapid City

SD Trans Dept Announces Next Phase of Catron Blvd. Reconstruction in Rapid City

The South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin the next phase of reconstruction on state Highway 16B (Catron Boulevard) in Rapid City on Monday, Feb. 27.

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Hypocrisy in the Hills: Environmentalist Breaks Law to Force Tree Cutting

Hypocrisy in the Hills: Environmentalist Breaks Law to Force Tree Cutting

The hypocrisy of so many environmental extremists simply knows no bounds, does it?  Oh, I’m not just talking about the kind that like to call themselves Christians while promoting an unbalanced worship of the earth. I’m not just talking about President Obama’s “science” advisor John Holdren lives high on the hog while stumping for the reversal of American development, or environmentalists like James Cameron who live in a meager 24,000 sq. ft estate while demonizing modern conveniences for the rest of us. No, we have some real home-grown environmental hypocrisy right here in the Black Hills.

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Senator Thune Town Hall Meeting in Rapid City

Senator Thune Town Hall Meeting in Rapid City

Senator John Thune will hold a town hall meeting at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology on Saturday, January 28th. During the town hall, Thune will make a brief presentation and then take questions from the audience. The event is free and open to the public.

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Rapid City Crackerbarrel Legislative Meetings

Rapid City Crackerbarrel Legislative Meetings

The Rapid City Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2012 legislative crackerbarrel dates in January and February. Crackerbarrel meetings are on Saturdays (the previous dates) from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Classroom Building. They are free and open to the public.

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