Black Hills Knowledge Netowork

The Lead-Deadwood School Board recently approved $5.3 million in renovations to its elementary and high schools, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The district has faced steady declines in enrollment, and…
Hill City has officially implemented its comprehensive plan, reports KOTA News. The last comprehensive plan for the city was conducted in 1984.  Final revisions to the plan were made in…
In honor of its achievements in sustainability, Wild Idea Buffalo Company was the recipient of the Rapid City’s Sustainability Award. According to a city news release, the award was presented…
Members of the state Legislature's task force on initiatives and referendums has brought up the topic of again moving the deadline for filing voter-signed petitions that seek changes to South…
Beginning on August 28, 2017 the fee for the senior citizen lifetime national park pass will increase from $10 to $80, reports KOTA News. The fee was increased through the…
Widespread drought conditions in South Dakota are forcing the state’s ranchers to either purchase additional hay or bring their cattle to auction sooner, according to the Black Hills Pioneer. The price…
On July 3rd, Rapid City hired Walker Parking Consultants to conduct a parking study for the downtown area. The study will help guide changes to downtown parking, including possible changes…
On July 3, the Spearfish City Council authorized the appointment of Drew Skjoldal to the Spearfish Planning Commission, according to the Black Hills Pioneer. The appointment, which was officially made…
The Deadwood City Commission recently created a resolution pertaining to drone operations within city limits, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Kelly Fuller, the Deadwood Police Chief and Safety Committee Chair…
An affordable housing project along Creek Drive in Rapid City may be cancelled unless the Rapid City Council approves a waiver. As part of the construction process, the builder would…
The Rapid City Club for Boys has developed a partnership with the SD Department of Corrections to hire several inmates to work in the club’s thrift store, reports KOTA News.…
In a flashback to 2014-2015, the Rapid City Council will decide what to do with the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, but the final say may go to the voters. While…
Former Rapid City Alderwoman Charity Doyle was hired to create a center for people facing homelessness, substance abuse, and mental illness, reports the Rapid City Journal.  This center is based…
With ample “Old West” buildings and a storied history, the City of Deadwood was officially designated as a National Historic Landmark on July 4, 1961. Deadwood is one of sixteen…
Numerous meetings to discuss road construction and maintenance projects in 2018 have been set by the South Dakota Department of Transportation, according to the Black Hills Pioneer.  This month, four…
A Rapid City town hall showed that while Representative Kristi Noem and some of her constituents may agree that health care needs fixing, they differ on the solution. The Rapid…
The United States Department of Agriculture has expanded its efforts to combat drought in South Dakota, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The federal agency will provide additional assistance to livestock…
The Rapid City Council has voted to deny the settlement agreement that would have allowed Epic Outdoor Advertising to drop two pending lawsuits against the city in return for a…
Rapid City's The Journey Museum turned a profit in 2016. The Rapid City Journal reports this is the first time that has happened in five years. The Journey had grown…
The Rapid City Council has delayed a decision on the agreement with Epic Outdoor Advertising that would allow the company to drop two pending lawsuits against the city in return for…
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