The Rapid City Council was deadlocked, but Mayor Sam Kooiker cast the deciding vote in favor to approve Summer Nights' permit. It was determined that marketing consultant Roger Brooks' recommendation will be put into practice for the 2014 summer event, according to a Rapid City Journal article. Read more »
Location for Summer Nights Determined
Summer Nights Location Discussion Continues
The Rapid City Council will be discussing Summer Nights location options at their meeting on March 3, 2014. The event application for the 2014 Summer still needs to be approved by the council. There have been several suggestions for changing the location, one in particular by marketing consultant Roger Brooks. Read more »
New Experiences Planned at Dinosaur Park and Trailheads
Plans were revealed and public input was gathered at the Dinosaur Park Master Plan Open House. Parks and Recreation Department employees were on hand explaining the new trailhead features and "experiences" in development for Dinosaur Park. Guests were given the opportunity to rank different activities for each proposed "pod" and enhanced features of the park. Read more »
Main Street Square Winds Down Skating Season
Trailhead Proposed at Lookout Mountain
Creation of a trailhead at Lookout Mountain is being considered in conjunction with the creation of a land management plan by the city of Spearfish, the Black Hills Pioneer reports.
The management plan would apply to 756 acres at the Spearfish landmark. A conservation easement is in place over some of those acres. Read more »
Craps, Keno, and Roulette May Be Added in Deadwood
Snowmobiling Conditions Declared 'Best in a Decade'
Good snow conditions are drawing lots of snowmobilers to the northern Black Hills this winter, the Black Hills Pioneer reports.
The trail system operates under cooperative agreements among the U.S. Forest Service, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, the Bureau of Land Management, Barrick Mining Co., Wharf Resources, Inc., and numerous private landowners Read more »
Firms Chosen to Design New Arena
Rapid City Parks & Rec to Host Fat Tire Festival
The 2014 Fat Tire Festival will be held in Rapid City and hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department. The Rapid City department will be taking control of the event after a decision was made to transfer management by the Black Hills Mountain Bike Association (BHMBA), according to a KOTA article. Read more »
Native American Dance Program Welcomes Participants
The Woyatan Dance Group meets every Wednesday at the Woyatan Lutheran Church in Rapid City. Everyone is welcome to the shared meal at 5:30, followed by traditional dancing. According to a Rapid City Journal article, the group's purpose is to share the cultural significance of the dance and preserve the Native American culture. Read more »