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Trustees gather to celebrate land donation

SPEARFISH — Trustees from across the state gathered at the Meier Della Vecchia’s Oak Hill Ranch Thursday, to celebrate the dedication of nearly 1,000 acres of private land that will forever be left undeveloped, nestled in the heart of Spearfish. In the 1930s Joseph Meier brought the Passion...
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Deadwood proposes update to tourist conveyance ordinance governing Mt. Moriah tour buses

DEADWOOD — The Deadwood City Commission Monday heard first reading of an ordinance amending Chapter 5.40 Tourist Conveyances, which governs bus tours to Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Deadwood Historic Preservation Officer Kevin Kuchenbecker said city officials are proposing the addition of a line in the ordinance, granting the city commission authority to establish the routes tour bus companies must take to and from Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
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Fjelland to attend Naval Academy

SPEARFISH — Rep. Dusty Johnson announced Wednesday that he appointed eight South Dakota residents to U.S. Service Academies. He nominated them in December 2021 and they recently accepted their appointments. Included among the eight is Halle Fjelland, of Spearfish. Fjelland said she is, “looking forward to the challenge of...
SPEARFISH, SD
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Burleson, Palmer can’t go into any Deadwood casinos

DEADWOOD, S.D. (KELO) — The panel that regulates Deadwood gaming in South Dakota has refused to remove the name of a Rapid City poker player from a list of people who are no longer allowed to be in any of the licensed gaming establishments in Deadwood. Rick Burleson wanted...
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City of Spearfish receives tree-mendous honor

SPEARFISH, S.D. –The city of Spearfish received a tree-mendous honor recently for their urban forest. Spearfish has been recognized as a member of Tree City USA for several years. They currently hold the state record for most consecutive years receiving the Growth Award from 1991 through 1995. The Parks...
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Sturgis Red baseball team wins tournament

BRANDON VALLEY — The Sturgis Red U-12 baseball team won the Brandon Valley Baseball Association Sunshine Foods Silver Slugger Tournament, June 17-19, in Brandon Valley. The Red’s beat Brandon Valley in the tournament opener, 14-3 and went on later in the day to beat the Sioux City Futures, 11-0.
STURGIS, SD
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Deadwood Recreation Center to host JUST TRI IT triathlon July 9

DEADWOOD — For those who have ever dreamed of competing a triathlon, but don’t quire consider themselves Iron Man material, the Deadwood Recreation Center’s JUST JUST TRI IT might just be the ticket. “Jim (Phillips) out here has done triathlons all over and he’s, like, the triathlon...
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Sky Ridge homes await first families

SPEARFISH — In less than a week, the keys of the first home completed in the Sky Ridge housing development will be in the hands of the homeowner. Two weeks later, two more homes are expected be transferred to families that will call it home. Kyle Treloar, vice president...
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Sasquatch defeats Gem City to complete series sweep

SPEARFISH — The Spearfish Sasquatch defeated Gem City 4-2 Thursday evening at Black Hills Energy Stadium to finish a three-game sweep of the Independence League baseball series. “I said last night, Connor (Jones) was going to come out and pitch his tail off for us, and he did,” Spearfish...
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Deadwood awards $293K in retaining wall work

DEADWOOD — Two out of three retaining wall projects in the total amount of $293,000 were awarded by the Deadwood City Commission on Monday, the construction bid on a third wall rejected, due to a substantial overage in the bid amount submitted by RCS Construction, which was more than double the engineer’s estimate on the project.
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Woods promoted to corporal

SPEARFISH — Having served on the Spearfish Police Department since 2019, Officer Chris Woods was promoted to corporal Tuesday, during the Spearfish City Council meeting. “Chris comes to us with a very extensive first responder background,” said Spearfish Police Chief Curt Jacobs. “(He) Brings his maturity into the department, and pride, and we couldn’t be more happy to promote Chris to corporal as of today.” Pictured, Woods, left, received his new badge and corporal chevrons from his wife, Kelly, during a pinning ceremony Tuesday.
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Spearfish aims to fix the aging housing crisis

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) -Dream Design International along with the City of Spearfish partnered up to build an affordable workforce housing development called Sky Ridge, located south of Colorado Boulevard and west of the U.S. Highway. Dream Design’s goal is to make sure that each family can sustain their living...
SPEARFISH, SD
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Shrine Circus returns to Deadwood Saturday

DEADWOOD — Saturday, following a two-summer pandemic-induced hiatus, the Naja Shrine Circus, in all its three-ring glory, returns to the Deadwood Event Complex, with two shows at 2 and 7 p.m. “It’s a family tradition for 86 years,” said Deadwood Circus Chairman for the Naja Shriners Kip Wagner. “It’s...
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Arthur “Art” Silvernail

Arthur “Art” Silvernail, 83, of Deadwood, passed away at Deadwood Monument Hospital in hospice care. Art was born December 4, 1938, to Arthur and Leatine Silvernail in Scotland, SD, the oldest of four children. Art married Georgeann Ryan on August 1, 1960, in Yankton, SD, and six children...
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Lead pushes proposed historic preservation officer discussion to budget season

LEAD — Members of Lead’s Historic Preservation Commission want the city to hire an officer who would primarily promote cultural heritage programming, and encourage homeowners to discover ways to fix up properties within the city’s historic district so they conform with state preservation guidelines. Terry Smith, a...
LEAD, SD
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