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…
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…
At its May 15 meeting, the Lead City Commission approved a contract to connect Manuel Brothers Park to the internet via Wi-Fi, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The commission will…
Although rain has predominated the forecast in the region for the past week, the northern Black Hiills are still below average precipitation levels for this time of year, reports the…
The first reading of a new ordinance which would allow households to keep six chickens 50 feet away from occupied buildings, other than the owner’s residence, was recently approved by…
The Lead-Deadwood School District held its first of thirteen meetings to solicit community feedback on proposed facility changes to the school district, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The most recent…
In May 1900, the Homestake Mine produced $185,000 worth of gold ore every fifteen days, according to The Sumpter Miner. In order to maximize production at the mine, a new…
During a construction project which required digging into Prospect Avenue, workers discovered that the water and sewer lines below the surface were not lining up with the maps, reports the…
The Lead City Commission recently approved moving forward with bidding for the renovation of the city’s trestle sign at the entry of Pluma Canyon, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. While…
The City of Lead is considering annexing 110 acres of Lawrence County Land near the Sanford Laboratory, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Annexing the county land would help facilitate upcoming…
Lead will soon have new highway and street signs thanks to a program administered through the South Dakota Department of Transportation, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. While the Lead City…
The Deadwood-Lead Economic Development Corporation hosted a public forum last week to solicit feedback from community members on what can be done to attract individuals to the area, reports the…
A group in Lead is proposing a city ordinance that would allow for the legal ownership of chickens, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The proposed ordinance will be presented to…
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