Category: Rapid City

First Rapid City Summer Nights of 2012

First Rapid City Summer Nights of 2012

The first Summer Nights event of 2012 in Rapid City kicked off tonight. The Summer Nights event encompass the new Main Street Square as well as part of Main Street and Seventh Street. Tonight’s festivities included a fire breather, a live band, inflatable amusements and mini-train rides for the kids, as well as lots of other activities. There were plenty of food and snack vendors on hand, as well.

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Crazy Horse Volksmarch

Crazy Horse Volksmarch

My kids and I did the Crazy Horse Volksmarch today at Crazy Horse Memorial near Custer, South Dakota. I heard that 10,000 people were expected for this year’s annual Crazy Horse Volksmarch, and by the look of traffic when we got there and on the trail, I could see that number attending easily.

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Mailer: ‘Republican’ Candidate Friendly to Abortion

Mailer: ‘Republican’ Candidate Friendly to Abortion

Another mailer has come out highlighting South Dakota Dist. 35 “Republican” House candidate Jack Siebold’s liberal positions. This one comes from the Family Matters PAC and examines Siebold’s lack of support for defending innocent human life. The South Dakota GOP platform and the national Republican platform both affirm the value of innocent human life and the need to protect it. Mr. Siebold, like too many RINOs that we already have giving our party a bad name in South Dakota, obviously does not cherish the values of the South Dakota Republican Party, and as such, would not make a good representative in Pierre.

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Rapid City Candidate Forum Tuesday Evening

Rapid City Candidate Forum Tuesday Evening

A public forum featuring candidates in local Republican primary contests will be held on Tuesday, May 22, from 7-9 pm in the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Classroom Building, Room 204 E&W. The cracker-barrel style forum will allow attendees to ask questions and learn about the incumbents as well as their challengers.

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Rapid City Founders Park Project Coming Along

Rapid City Founders Park Project Coming Along

My family and took a stroll along Rapid Creek in Rapid City today and took a look at how the work on Founders Park is progressing. Founders Park is the location where the founders of Rapid City first camped before creating Rapid City. There was little if anything to mark the spot until a year or two ago, and this year the area is really getting some development with a $1.4 million upgrade.

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Shad Olson Presented National Eagle Award for 2011 by Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum

Shad Olson Presented National Eagle Award for 2011 by Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum

For his work in radio, television and publishing, and for his courageous stand for American principles, Emmy Award-winning television anchor and radio host, Shad Olson, has been named recipient of the prestigious, ‘Eagle Award,’ for 2011, given by Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum to Americans who have exemplified conservative principles of honor, integrity and character in their life and work.

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The Rapid City flood: There were thousands of stories to be told

The Rapid City flood: There were thousands of stories to be told

It was a Friday night, June 9, 1972. The Rapid City Flood was the fifth worst flood in American history. Two hundred and thirty-eight people lost their lives. Another 3,000 were injured. Many were saved. And the lives of everyone involved were changed for ever. Thousands of stories came out of that flood. Here’s mine.

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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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