Black Hills Knowledge Netowork

On December 1, 1945, Rapid City businessman Paul Bellamy traveled to London to lobby the United Nations preparatory committee to select the Black Hills as the organization’s world headquarters.If chosen,…
While meth is still the number one illicit drug in Rapid City, police officers have been seizing more heroin in the past two to three years, reports KOTA News. Legalization…
The City of Rapid City is working toward sole ownership of the City School Administration Center, reports KOTA News. Rapid City plans to buy out Rapid City Area Schools which…
At its November 6 meeting, the Rapid City Council approved an increase to the city’s water rate, reports KOTA News. The council’s vote will increase the water rate by 43…
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.…
The ride-sharing transportation service known as Lyft will be soon be arriving in Rapid City. According to KOTA News, services could begin in approximately two months.The decision to offer services in…
Rapid City schools are preparing students how to react in the event that an active killer enters the building. According to KOTA News, the students will receive ALICE (Alert, Lockdown,…
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…
Officers of the Rapid City Police Department and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office will begin wearing body cameras in 2018, as reported by KOTA News. While the technology will be new to both of these…
After nearly three years of work by a variety of groups, Sheridan Lake and its dam were officially dedicated for use by the public on October 20, 1940. Approximately 5,000…
The first reading of an increase for Rapid City’s water rates was approved by the city council, reports KOTA News. The ordinance will increase water rates by 43 percent over…
In his third public presentation, Mayor Steve Allender presented two options to bring the Barnett Arena in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.…
The Rapid City Council is considering a five-year utility rate plan which may result in higher water bills for Rapid City residents next year. According to KOTA News, a recent…
Teachers in the Rapid City Area School District received a salary increase of more than nine percent last year, as reported by KOTA News. This increase is slightly over the…
At the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, RapidRide experienced a 46.9 percent increase in student ridership. According to KOTA News, there were 11,695 youth passengers in September 2017 over…
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation recently awarded Pennington County with a grant to assist in criminal justice reform and to reduce the county’s jail population, reports the…
The Pennington County Commission denied a funding request in the amount of $90,000 for the county’s health facility, reports the Rapid City Journal. The request was made in advance of…
The Rapid City Council denied an appeal made by a developer of a proposed subdivision intended for affordable housing, reports the Rapid City Journal. The developer had requested that the…
The Rapid City Council recently approved a reallocation of a two percent sales tax beginning in 2018, reports KOTA News. The reallocation will be directed toward improvements to the city’s…
While there were discussions of increasing the county’s reserve fund as well as an option that would maintain funding levels from 2017, the Pennington County Commissioners passed on both options.…
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