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Deadwood has been selected to participate in the Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) program, according to the Black Hills Pioneer. Deadwood is one of eight communities across the nation…
The City of Whitewood is looking to create term limits for its elected officials, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Currently, the city does not have an ordinance concerning term lengths,…
Physicians working in emergency rooms throughout the Black Hills have noted an increase in emergency visits as a result of illicit and illegal drug use, reports the Black Hills Pioneer.…
On November 1, 1989, gambling was officially legalized in Deadwood, South Dakota. As the casinos reopened, gamblers placed approximately $145 million in bets during the first eight months legalized gambling.…
Following stable growth over the summer months, gaming revenue in Deadwood took a fall in September. According to the Black Hills Pioneer, gaming numbers declined by nearly two percent when…
On October 26, 1918, a man was arrested and brought to trial for spitting in public in Rapid City. According to the Rapid City Daily Journal, the anti-spitting ordinance was…
Due to several injuries incurred by local post carriers, Lead is considering centralizing its mail delivery. According to the Black Hills Pioneer, centralized delivery would involve carriers delivering mail to…
Crow Peak Hall on the Black Hills State University campus has a new name. As reported by KOTA News, the hall was recently renamed Bordeaux Hall in honor of Dr.…
The Deadwood City Commission is looking to supplement the Historic Preservation Revolving Loan Fund, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The commission approved the first reading of a supplemental budget ordinance…
On September 18, the Spearfish City Council approved a budget of $25.3 million for 2018, according to the Black Hills Pioneer. The 2018 budget marks a 1.8 percent decrease over…
The Lead-Deadwood School District has seen a slight uptick in enrollment this school year, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The district has seen an increase of 32 students across the…
The Spearfish Planning Commission has recommended establishing a tax-increment financing district for the Jackson Boulevard redesign project, according to the Black Hills Pioneer. Funds from the TIF district would go…
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is working on replacing a bridge and installing a new observation deck at Spearfish Falls. According to KOTA News, interpretive signs detailing the history…
The Lead City Commission recently approved a $4.2 million budget for 2018, down slightly from the previously approved $4.4 million budget passed in 2017. Of the 2018 budget, $2.2 million…
The Deadwood City Commission approved a 2018 budget of $16.3 million, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The Fiscal Year 2018 budget marks a $2.3 million decrease following the completion of…
Voters in Lead recently approved a referred chicken ownership measure, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Although the Lead City Commission had approved the ordinance in June, a chicken opposition group…
City officials in Lead have placed old water meters on display to help explain to city residents exactly why the meters were in need of replacing, reports the Black Hills…
Deadwood City Commissioners are currently looking into tax incentives to spark economic development in the city, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. At a recent city commission meeting, commissioners discussed the…
The Spearfish City Council is set for the first reading of its 2018 budget proposal on Tuesday, September 5th. The budget proposed will have an overall decrease of 1.8 percent…
Lead city officials received a petition with 130 signatures asking the city government to overturn their June referendum allowing certain barnyard animals on residential property. According to the Black Hills…
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