Black Hills Knowledge Netowork

After nearly three years of work by a variety of groups, Sheridan Lake and its dam were officially dedicated for use by the public on October 20, 1940. Approximately 5,000…
Just three years ago on September 11, 2014, Rapid City received its earliest snowfall since weather records in the region began in 1888. Prior to the September 2014 storm, the…
In August 1924, South Dakota Department of History Superintendent Doane Robinson invited Gutzon Borglum to the Black Hills to discuss a “heroic sculpture of unusual character.” In a letter to…
The Mystic Ranger District Office, located at 8221 Mount Rushmore Road in Rapid City will remain open ahead of a fee increase slated for the Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass,…
Once thought to be extinct, the discovery of a small colony of black-footed ferrets in Wyoming allowed the species to be repopulated and reintroduced across the country. On August 18th,…
The Rapid City Public Works Committee discussed waiving requirements by the developer for a plot of land, reports the Rapid City Journal.  The Rapid City Area Schools requested the waiver…
Fewer South Dakotans are requesting concealed carry permits, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. According to the South Dakota Secretary of State’s office, while there were 5,833 applications for concealed carry…
In October, SpartanNash will close three grocery stores in Rapid City, reports the South Dakota Public Broadcasting.  Two Family Thrift stores and a Prairie Market store will close in October.…
As the 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally ended this past weekend, Department of Transportation officials have reported that this year's rally was nearly 4.5 percent bigger over last years event.…
Last week the board of the Western Dakota Water Development District voted to restore funding for two Black Hills stream gauges, reports the Rapid City Journal. Last month the board…
Through its first fundraising campaign, Founding 50, the Children’s Museum of the Black Hills raised $50,000 in a month. The group is continuing its fundraising efforts to raise $200,000 in…
The Department of Veterans Affairs recently offered a demonstration of its new telehealth services, reports KOTA News. Telehealth services are being implemented in the VA as part of an effort…
While it comes as no surprise to local residents in the state, a report issued by the Outdoor Industry Association has published a report stating just how much of an…
The Bush Foundation, in partnership with the Black Hills Knowledge Network, is studying the outcomes and impacts of three community information and data projects across South Dakota, North Dakota and…
South Dakota lawmakers will need to wait two years from leaving office before becoming lobbyists now that a new law has taken effect. Initiated Measure 22 included a provision for…
The history and land tenure of a portion of West Rapid City formerly belonging to the Rapid City Indian Boarding School, is currently under evaluation by researchers and government officials.…
Sturgis officials are noting that while there is a perception of the rally being attended by older adults, more and more younger people are coming as well. According to the…
The South Dakota Board of Regents meets next week to discuss tuition and fees for South Dakota universities, reports the Rapid City Journal.  The South Dakota Higher Education Enhancement Fee…
While few Americans would recognize the name Martha Cannary, the name Calamity Jane brings images of the Wild West into the minds of many. Calamity was a woman of the…
The Great American Book Festival (GABFest) will take place over Labor Day weekend at Main Street Square, reports the Rapid City Journal.  Award winning authors from across the country are…
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