Rogers murder trial jury returns guilty verdict
A Spearfish man was found guilty on a count of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife. Thirty-three-year-old Dreau Rogers faced alternative counts of first- and second-degree murder in the death of his wife, Destiny Dawn, in their Spearfish home. Rogers maintained his innocence throughout the trial. Closing...
Missing Documents Temporarily Halt Murder Trial in Deadwood
The murder trial of Dreau Rogers in Deadwood faced a temporary halt due to the absence of crucial reports from the Rapid City Special Response Team detailing the events of January 22, 2022. Rogers is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife, Destiny Dawn, and claims...
Jacob’s Brewhouse hosts Deadwood’s first ‘silent disco’
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, a new clubbing trend is making it’s way to Deadwood on Friday. Over at Jacob’s Brewhouse, you’ll find a dancing scene that looks a little different than you might be used to.
Fire conditions in the Black Hills
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KELO) — With days warmer than unusual this time of year, it has left dry areas all throughout the Black Hills. It’s been several weeks since snow has fallen in Rapid City, which is leading to drier lands in the Black Hills. “Snowfall is really...
SD lead's Most Loveable Kittens Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to lead..
Public Input Meeting Notice for Parents/Stakeholders
Please visit the Belle Fourche School District Website (bellefourche.k12.sd.us), to review/provide input on the School Reopening Plan (https://5il.co/29w73). During the regular meeting of the Belle Fourche School District on Monday, December 11 at 5:15 p.m., there will be a public hearing to revise the proposed ARP ESSER Reopening plan as needed.
Deadwood Records First Million-Dollar Month in Sports Betting
• Deadwood, South Dakota, recorded its first million-dollar month in sports betting in October 2021. • Sports betting is a significant part of Deadwood's gambling appeal, attracting a new type of clientele.
Wind Alerts Are Up, Snow Possible Friday
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - High winds are looking likely overnight and into the day tomorrow. A high wind warning is in effect for the Central and Southern Black Hills, including the Hermosa Foothills in Custer County at midnight tonight until 11 AM Thursday morning. Winds sustained up to 40 mph are possible with gusts possibly getting to 60 mph. A wind advisory takes into effect tomorrow morning for the Southern and Central Black Hills, the Pennington County Foothills, the Custer County Foothills and the Southern South Dakota Plains from 5 AM Thursday to 5 PM Thursday. Wind gusts of up to 55 mph are likely throughout the day in Thursday. Tonight, temperatures start to drop into the 40s with mostly clear skies. Mostly sunny skies are in store for the day tomorrow with high temperatures in the 50s and 60s by lunchtime. Rain showers, possibly mixed with snow will start in NE Wyoming by that time frame and extending into the Black Hills in the afternoon. Rapid City should stay mainly dry all day long.
Local BHSU Professor and Student Team Up to Digitize and Preserve Century-Old Photographs
Geraldine Warner, from Black Hills, found a collection of her father's historical photographs. The century-old images show his World War I service and other life events. Warner's son found them while cleaning her apartment. Recognizing their historical importance, Warner decided to preserve them.
Near record highs today; Snow chances could return this weekend
Another very mild forecast is ahead for KELOLAND today. We are also starting the day with some gusty winds in the Black Hills region. A High Wind Warning is in effect for portions of the southern Black Hills this morning. Yesterday’s high temperature map says it all. Readings in the...
Steve Elliott Steps In as New BHSU President, Plans to Enhance Student Experience
Steve Elliott is set to become the new president of Black Hills State University (BHSU) in South Dakota, succeeding Dr. Laurie Nichols. The South Dakota Board of Regents announced Elliott's appointment on November 16. His tenure will officially begin on December 22, during the winter break before the Spring 2024 semester. Elliott was selected over three other candidates after a comprehensive review by BHSU student and staff representatives.
Deadwood’s history of bordellos from women’s perspectives
This interview originally aired on "In the Moment" on SDPB Radio. We dive into the not-so-secret history of the bordellos of Deadwood and the real people who worked in them. Chris Enss, author of "An Open Secret: The Story of Deadwood's Most Notorious Bordellos," takes us back to the Black Hills town before law and order had caught up with a booming rush for gold and pleasure.
Police Department in Lead City to Play Santa, Delivering Gifts to Families in Need
• The police department in the city of Lead, South Dakota, will be hosting a Secret Santa event this Christmas. • The police department will be responsible for buying and delivering gifts to families in need who cannot afford a normal Christmas.
That Place in Lead: A delightful culinary haven in a small town
"That Place in Lead is a treat! The atmosphere is relaxing and spacious. Tyneal is really integrated into the community of Lead. The donuts there are so fluffy and delicious! There are many sweet treats there but also the savory, I also had the breakfast hand pie, which was amazing! She also makes a filled French toast, that looked yummy too, but I can only eat so much in one sitting. There is also a full coffee bar. She also has a fun mercantile there and a bigger space in the back to rent out for occasions, compete with a bar. It's a definite stop in Lead."
Snow Possible Tonight/Tomorrow in the Black Hills
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - Overnight tonight, snow showers and rain showers begin to taper off around the area and skies begin to clear after midnight. Tomorrow, clouds increase in the morning, making our afternoon and evening partly to mostly cloudy, snow showers are likely for the Northern Black Hills and in SE Montana. Up to 3 inches are possible in the Hills. Saturday, clouds decrease throughout the day with temperatures in the 30s for high temperatures. Sunday, another round of clouds moves through with temperatures getting into the low 40s by the afternoon.
What we can learn from Deadwood’s ‘Open Secret’
We check in with South Dakota’s state veterinarian on the diseases she’s most concerned about. Beth Thompson brings us an update on avian bird flu and anaplasmosis cases in the state. The “On Call with the Prairie Doc®” episode this week focuses on veteran health care. Their guest...
Local BHSU Art Student Gains Attention with Unique 'Nosey Neighbors' Ceramics Collection
Lydia Derksen, a senior studio art major at Black Hills State University (BHSU), has gained attention with her ceramics collection, 'Nosey Neighbors.' The collection features mugs, vases, and dishes, each adorned with a 3D nose. Despite only starting ceramics a year and a half ago, Derksen has created over 170 pieces.
Rise in Parking Tickets at BHSU Affects Students and Staff
Black Hills State University (BHSU) is experiencing an increase in parking tickets due to parking issues, says Corey Compton, BHSU's Public Safety Director. The university is trying to balance student parking needs with safety regulations. Parking passes, paid for annually by students and staff, help manage parking traffic and spaces. However, extending the validity of these passes for a student's four-year stay is currently not possible due to budget limitations and maintenance costs.
90 Day Fog, Fact or Fiction? Find out with Brant Beckman in the latest Weather or Not
On this pleasant Wednesday, December 6, with temperatures reaching the sixties and the promise of some seventies later in the day, I want to delve into a topic that emerged in August—the intriguing 90-day fog theory. This theory posits that 90 days after experiencing dense or heavy fog in the Black Hills, one can anticipate some form of snow or storm. However, after our region encountered heavy fog in late August, particularly in select areas, the anticipated snowfall failed to materialize within the 90-day window, prompting questions about the theory's validity.