Black Hills Knowledge Netowork

Fifty-two years ago, Billy Mills charged across a rain-soaked track and set a new record pace for the Olympic 10,000 meter race in Tokyo, Japan. Not only did Mills set a…
While it comes as no surprise to local residents in the state, a report issued by the Outdoor Industry Association has published a report stating just how much of an…
With the advent of instant posting to social media sites, more of the Black Hills little known and hidden attractions are seeing large increases in foot traffic as more locals…
High levels of E. coli bacteria have been measured in Sylvan and Stockade lakes during recent tests. According to the Rapid City Journal, Custer State Park officials have temporarily suspended…
Governor Dennis Daugaard has called for a special legislative session to discuss non-meandering waters on private lands, reports KOTA News. Legislators will develop rules for individuals to utilize the bodies…
A new rule proposed by a state legislative panel would allow continued public use of non-meandering waters on private lands, reports KOTA News. Use of lakes on private lands has…
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…
Next week the public pools in Rapid City will be open for business, reports the Rapid City Journal. The outdoor pool at Roosevelt Swim Center opens Tuesday, May 30th; open…
A possible special election to reverse a recent decision made by the Pennington County Commission to allow an asphalt plant to be built near a mobile home community and youth soccer…
A new grant-funded bicycle program aims to improve safety and accessibility for cycling commuters in Spearfish, reports KOTA TV. Bike Spearfish has been formed by a collaboration between Black Hills…
The Pennington County Commissioners approved a rezoning request to pave the way for a controversial asphalt plant. According to the Rapid City Journal, the plant will be built near a…
Despite local opposition, the Pennington County Commissioners passed a rezoning request from Western Construction Inc. to enable the company to build an asphalt plant one mile from the Dakota Fields…
A recent Pennington County Commission meeting on possible rezoning of an area a mile west of the Dakota Fields Sports Complex to allow for a proposed asphalt plant drew a…
This February, the Deadwood Event Center will host its first Skijoring competition, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Skijoring, a Norwegian term meaning “ski driving,” involves a skier being pulled bulled…
As the Lakota Nation Invitational tournament has grown over the last forty years, so to has been its effect on the area's economy. From hotel reservations to retail and restaurant…
In its 40th year, the Lakota Nation Invitational has offered its first chess competition, reports KOTA News.  Over 40 students from 10 area high schools participated in the tournament. Chess…
Forty years ago, the inaugural Lakota Nation Invitational (LNI) was held at Pine Ridge High School. The basketball tournament developed out of tensions resulting from the American Indian Movement’s occupation…
The Wall Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), in conjunction with the City of Wall, recently applied for and received $14,000 in funding to start the Wall Archery Range. The Wall Archery…
After a two year delay, Canyon Lake is slated to be dredged this coming spring as reported in the Rapid City Journal. The lake is heavily silted in, which is…
Researchers have begun to do studies on why the elk herd in Wind Cave National Park has decreased so fast and so soon. According to the Rapid City Journal, the…
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