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Beginning next month, Prairie Hills Transit will no longer provide in-town transit in Deadwood, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Tom Kruzel, Director of Deadwood’s Transportation, Facilities and Safety indicated that…
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…
Houston and Pavilion Streets in Lead will soon be reconstructed to allow for better access to the Sanford Lab’s Ross Shaft, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The Lead City Commission…
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has recognized Black Hills State University for its work in sustainability, reports KOTA News. The university earned a Sustainability…
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…
Ten years ago on July 10, 2007, the National Science Foundation selected the Homestake Gold Mine in Deadwood to become a Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL). The closure…
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…
Several new offices are being constructed in Spearfish, reports KOTA News. A two-story office building is being constructed in downtown Spearfish, while the Industrial Park will host a new 10,000…
A year after a fire which scorched nearly 3,000 acres atop Crow Peak in Spearfish, regrowth has become apparent, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The cause of the June 24,…
An evaluation of the Sanford Underground Research Facility was recently conducted by South Dakota’s technology authority board of directors, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Sanford Underground Research Facility Executive Director…
The Lead-Deadwood School District has proposed a $12.8 million budget for the 2018 fiscal year, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Nearly $1.6 million from the $3.9 million general and pension…
In May, slot machines in Deadwood posted increased numbers when compared to May 2016, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. According to data from the South Dakota Gaming Commission, machine and…
The South Dakota Board of Regents will consider naming two facilities on the Black Hills State University campus after American Indian leaders, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The library on…
A recent request for the City of Deadwood  to purchase land to develop green space was recently denied city commission, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The land is currently held…
On June 15, a grand opening was held for the Deadwood Welcome Center, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Local and state dignitaries attended the event and noted the center’s potential…
The Spearfish City Council recently instructed the Dakota Land Trust to apply for a zoning change in order to move an affordable housing project forward, reports the Black Hills Pioneer.…
In June 1905, the mayor of Deadwood and Lawrence County officials announced a gambling in Deadwood that would take effect in July, as reported by the New York Times. As…
A proposal for an affordable housing project developed by NeighborWorks Dakota Home Resources in conjunction with the City of Spearfish, Dakota Land Trust, and South Dakota Housing Development Authority is…
Last Wednesday, Freemasons celebrated the placement of a new marker and interpretive panel at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Deadwood that provides information on the Celestial Lodge found in the Masonic…
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