Category: Rapid City

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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A Warm January Day in Rapid City

A Warm January Day in Rapid City

A day like today was almost unheard of, so the kids and I got out to enjoy it (my wife begged off, in the middle of writing her next book even as her first is about to hit the market). It’s almost unheard of to see a 71 degree day in January in Rapid City, and my schedule was flexible today, so when the kids asked to take their bikes to Canyon Lake Park, I thought that was a great idea. We saw some of the usual ducks and geese, as well as a strange look to the lake itself.  Part of it was completely ice-free and looked like a warm spring day.  Another part (one that is more in shadow from the afternoon sun), was still partially if not mostly covered in ice. The kids had a great afternoon riding and looking around and getting into a little trouble […]

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Menorah Lighting Ceremony Held in Rapid City

Menorah Lighting Ceremony Held in Rapid City

Tonight the Synagogue of the Hills held a Hanukkah Menorah lighting ceremony in downtown Rapid City. Mayor Sam Kooiker was on hand with his daughter, and several other local officials were present also. South Dakota Dist. 32 Senator Stan Adelstein officiated. He explained the meaning of the ceremony, led in a responsive reading, and then lit the menorah.

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Pre-Session Legislative Forum in Rapid City

Pre-Session Legislative Forum in Rapid City

The Life and Liberty Group will be sponsoring a Pre-Session Legislative Forum in Rapid City on Tuesday Dec. 27. Special guest speakers will be Rep. Lance Russell on repealing ObamaCare in South Dakota, Senator Ryan Maher on stopping efforts to increase the South Dakota sales tax, and Rep. Stace Nelson on the truth about abuse of power in Pierre. Area legislators have been invited, and members of the public are, too.

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Cleaning Up the Dust Threat

Cleaning Up the Dust Threat

Some jobs are dustier than others. Rural American jobs like tilling fields, herding cattle, driving along dirt roads or extracting important resources from the land are critical American jobs that sometimes kick up a little more dust than others. But as far as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is concerned, the dust is too much.

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