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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…
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…
On September 11, 2000, it was announced that the Homestake Gold Mine in Lead would be permanently closed after 124 years of operation. Larry Mann, the spokesman for the mine,…
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…
Revenue and enrollment numbers have been declining for the Lead-Deadwood School District, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The decline in revenue for the locally-funded district is largely due to a…
An opening ceremony for the completion of a hiking trail that connects Deadwood and Lead will be held on September 9, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The trail begins in…
The north wall of the Historic Homestake Opera House is nearing completion, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Workers have finished replacing the understructure for the wall as well as installing…
Several improvement projects are taking place at Lead-Deadwood schools this summer, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The total cost of the renovation projects totals approximately $213,000. The Lead-Deadwood High School received…
High school students in the Lead-Deadwood School District can now take an ACT preparation course at a reduced rate, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The reduced rate is offered by…
The cost of breakfast and lunch at Lead-Deadwood Schools are slated to increase by 10 to 20 cents for the upcoming school year, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The cost…
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…
State and congressional leaders as well as scientists from across the globe have met to launch the Long-Based Neutrino lab at the Sanford Underground Research Facility, officially breaking ground on…
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…
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…
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…
After much debate and working through several proposals, the Lead City Commission approved an ordinance that will allow residents to keep chickens within city limits. The Black Hills Pioneer reports…
A trail that connects Lead and Deadwood may soon see significant improvements, according to the Black Hills Pioneer. The Homestake Railroad Grade Trail, an old roadbed that was used during…
Sixteen high school students in the Lead-Deadwood School District gained first-hand experience of their local medical field through the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) partnership, reports the Black Hills…
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