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Wyoming man pleads not guilty to marijuana distribution charges

DEADWOOD — A Wyoming man who was stopped by law enforcement for traffic violations and allegedly found with a significant amount of marijuana in his vehicle, pleaded not guilty to the charges against him June 16 before 4th Circuit Court Judge Michelle Comer at the Lawrence County Courthouse. Joshua...
LAWRENCE COUNTY, SD
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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.
DEADWOOD, SD
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L-D school officials propose tax break for local taxpayers

LEAD — With valuations up in the Lead-Deadwood School District, and personnel expenses reduced through attrition, an opt-out is off the table for now and school district officials are considering giving local homeowners a tax break in FY 2022-2023, as reflected in a levy discussion held June 20 at the Board of Education meeting.
LEAD, 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...
DEADWOOD, 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...
DEADWOOD, SD
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Booth hatchery welcomes new hall of famer Dale Bast

SPEARFISH — With more than 40 years working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Dale Bast was inducted into the American Fishery Society Fish Culture Section Hall of Fame during the annual meeting of the Association of Retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Employees in Deadwood, Thursday.
SPEARFISH, SD
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Former police chief sentenced

Former Newcastle Police Chief Sam Keller was sentenced to six months of unsupervised probation, $520 in fines and 180 days in jail — 172 of which were suspended — on June 8 following a May 30 arrest for domestic assault. As previously reported, Keller was arrested following an...
NEWCASTLE, WY
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Obituary: Keith Shelstad

With heavy and grateful hearts, we mourn the passing of our father, Keith LeRoy Shelstad on June 20, 2022. Keith was born the youngest son of nine children in Chinook, Montana on July 15, 1937. Ever responsible, he worked on the farm, did odd jobs all over town, and later...
GILLETTE, WY
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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...
DEADWOOD, SD
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Sunscreen dispensers now available at parks

It will be easier to stay safe from the sun in Newcastle this year, once the rash of spring storms abate and it shows itself that is. Michelle Sweet, a registered nurse with Weston County Public Health, partnered with the Wyoming Cancer Program’s sunscreen initiative by applying for Bright Guard sunscreen dispensers for placement in Weston County, with the approval of Greg Stumpff, the public works supervisor for Newcastle.
WESTON COUNTY, WY
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A look inside Jon Crane Gallery and Custom Framing

This is the time of year when Mother Nature opens her arms and invites travelers from all over the world to visit the Black Hills. It’s also the time of year when memories for a lifetime are created. So, it’s only natural that Jon Crane, one of South Dakota’s most prolific and awarded watercolor artists, has chosen to capture so many of the jewels of the Black Hills in his works. And there is no better place to see Crane’s work, as well as the work of other Black Hills artists, than at Jon Crane Gallery and Custom Framing in Hill City. After one look, either in-person or online, you’re going to want one of these memories in your own home.
HILL CITY, SD
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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.
DEADWOOD, SD
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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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Summer night: A rescue in the rain

Kim and the Classics (formerly Kim and the Cue Balls), which was scheduled to play the first Warm Summer Nights concert on Friday, canceled its planned appearance abruptly. Hosted by the Weston County Arts Council, the show was to be sponsored by First State Bank of Newcastle and the Weston County Travel Commission. On Thursday, Tom Voss, the arts council president, received a call from Kim Plender canceling the concert because she had come down with COVID.
NEWCASTLE, WY
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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...
DEADWOOD, SD
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Lead’s Hampton Inn open once again

LEAD — The complete renovation of Lead’s Hampton Inn is very nearly complete, and the hotel has been filled with customers since opening June 2. “We’re very excited,” said owner Raj Patel, of Krishna Management, which purchased the former Golden Hills Inn and began renovating the property in 2019. “It’s been a long time coming.”
LEAD, SD
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Lead approves $17.5K to rewrite comprehensive plan

LEAD — It’s time for the city of Lead to re-write its comprehensive plan, Gordon Phillips told the city commission on Tuesday. Phillips, who chairs the Lead Comprehensive Plan committee, asked the city to approve a contract for $17,500, that would have Black Hills Council of Local Governments write the city’s latest comprehensive plan. The last time the city wrote a plan was in 2004, and Phillips said there have been many changes in the community since then that need to be reflected in a new document.
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Two individuals from North Dakota plead not guilty to grand theft

DEADWOOD — Two individuals who formerly owned Northern Hills Exterior, LLC involved in a contractor dispute and alleged to have received money but not performed the work they were hired to do, pleaded not guilty to the allegations before 4th Circuit Court Judge Eric Strawn at the Lawrence County Courthouse May 31.
LAWRENCE COUNTY, SD
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