False bomb threat made in Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KELO) — A false bomb threat was made earlier Friday in Rapid City. Earlier Friday, officers responded to a bomb threat report at a business in Rapid City Friday afternoon, according to the Rapid City Police Department. Authorities say the building, in the 2300 block of...
Motion denied for man charged with first degree manslaughter
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - The defense attorney of a man accused of first degree manslaughter asked a Judge Friday to either dismiss the charge or reduce it to to second degree manslaughter. William Hopkins, 28, is accused of shooting and killing a man in November 2022. Hopkins lawyer previously...
Hardhats, Stars win on day three of Vets Classic
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - After each losing two games on Friday night, the Post 22 Hardhats and Post 320 Stars recovered with victories on their home diamonds. Ben Burns has highlights from both games.
Rapid City brothers convicted for drug trafficking
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KELO) — A federal judge convicted two Rapid City brothers of distributing meth. 24-year-old Elias Condon and 22-year-old Jordan Condon were found guilty of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. The brothers made multiple trips to Colorado to buy meth and then bring it back to...
Bringing together two-spirits as one in Native sacred circle Pow-Wow
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - “Two-spirit, a term created by native people for native people, meaning seeing the perspective of males and females as one united spirit,” says Monique Mousseau of Uniting Resilience. Mousseau along with Great Plains Tribal Board’s Eltina Three Star have collaborated to host the first-ever Two-Spirit Pow-Wow on Saturday, June 3rd at the Monument.
Reward offered for info on shooting suspect in RC
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KELO)– A $5,000 reward is being offered for information regarding shooting suspect Lyle Blue Legs III, according to the Rapid City Police Department. Blue Legs III was identified as the suspect in a May 26th shooting that sent a six-year-old boy to the hospital with serious injuries.
Check out these 17 photos from Main Street Square's Kids Carnival in Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. - It was a beautiful day to be outside. In downtown Rapid City, there was a mix of laughter, games and face paint. June 3 was Main Street Square's annual Kids Carnival. NewsCenter1's Christina Holiday got to experience some of fun in the sun. Here are 17 pictures from the summer kick-off event.
First-of-its-kind Two-Spirit Powwow comes to Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. – After much talk and coordinating, Rapid City and the Black Hills region will see its first-ever Two-Spirit Powwow on Saturday, June 3. "The two-spirit community, there is a huge stigma that comes with them. And so I wanted to provide a healing space, a space for that population," Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board Project Manager Eltina Three Stars said. "And I had met with Muffie and Felipa with Uniting Resilience before and we have kind of collaborated before and they brought this idea to me and I said that this is actually something that my grant could provide and could assist with. And so we kind of talked about it a little bit and then it just kind of blew up from there. And so I'm really grateful to be a part of this beautiful endeavor."
Next commander named at Ellsworth Air Force Base
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – Col. Derek Oakley has been announced as the newest commander at Ellsworth Air Force Base to take control of the 28th Bomb Wing. Col. Oakley will be leading the largest B-1 bomber combat wing in the world. Previously, Col. Oakley has served as...
Elevate Your Job Search: Rapid City's Hot Jobs of the Week - June 2
Elevate Rapid City is a platform that offers a Job Board for both job seekers and regional employers. Career coaches and resume reviews are available for those needing assistance with their job applications.
Neighbor alleges the man killed in Star Village shooting did not have a gun
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - Tuesday, we told you about a deadly officer-involved shooting on East Signal Drive. Wednesday, we spoke with a neighbor to get their perspective on the situation. The Rapid City Police Department says that the narrative and statement being portrayed are false, and they are ‘confident’...
Black Hills National Forrest prepares for their annual Moon Walks
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Black Hills National Forest is gearing up for its annual Moon Walks, which have been a beloved tradition for over two decades. Designed to encourage exploration and education about the forest, these guided hikes take place on the Saturday closest to the full moon each month, from June to September, at 7 p.m.
Would you like a donut?
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - If you need a reason to devour a donut or two, National Donut Day is the perfect excuse to head to your favorite bakery and get a tasty treat. But this annual celebration isn’t just about eating. National Donut Day was created by the...
Post 22 and Post 320 come up short at Veterans Classic
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) -The Post 22 baseball team dropped a pair of games at the Veterans Classic on Friday. The Hardhats lost to Cheyenne 8-nothing and Mitchell 2-1. Post 320 lost to North Platte 7-2. At the time of this publishing late Friday night the Stars game against Miles City was in a rain delay with Miles City leading 9-6 in the 4th inning.
Birnbaum makes history again, this time in Missouri
Less than a week after he finished his high school running career, Rapid City’s Simeon Birnbaum added another stamp to his already flourishing legacy. On Thursday evening, the recent Stevens graduate competed in the HOKA Festival of Miles in St. Louis, Missouri. Birnbaum finished first in the mile run with a time of 3:57.53. Not only was this a career best for him in the event, but it’s the fourth fastest time in US history by a high school athlete.
Cheyenne Crossing is back up and running
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - A fire destroyed Cheyenne’s Crossing in September 2022, but that didn’t stop the owner and staff from continuing the business with catering. With the help of a Sioux Falls Construction company, they rebuilt the restaurant and gift shop. “Everything basically on this side...
Rapid City’s online payment system will be working again Saturday
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - If you’re having trouble paying a bill to the city of Rapid City, there’s a reason for that. The city’s online payment system has been shut down since Thursday for upgrades. The upgrades are expected to be completed Saturday, around noon. The...
Golden Coyote training exercise begins Saturday
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - Military units from nine states will be in the Black Hills for South Dakota Army National Guard’s 39th annual Golden Coyote Training Exercise which runs from Saturday through June 16. The annual exercise gives soldiers the opportunity to hone war-fighting skills as well as...
Thunderstorms, possibly heavy rain dominate weekend forecast
GILLETTE, Wyo. — The weeklong rainy trend continues June 2 with the National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, advising of thunderstorms through the evening hours that could bring heavy rain, hail and gusty winds. Highs today will stay around 70 with a south wind of 10–13 mph...
One person dead after officer-involved shooting in Rapid City
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms the Division of Criminal investigation is looking into an officer involved shooting that occurred around noon Tuesday in Rapid City. One person has died as a result of their injuries and another person was injured. The officer was not injured. The person who...
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