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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…
On June 19th, the city will settle the lawsuit brought against it by Outdoor Epic Advertising in 2012, reports KOTA News. The lawsuit was one of two brought after the…
On June 3, 1937 Earl Brockelsby first opened the doors of Reptile Gardens with a modest display of live rattlesnakes. Eighty years later, the business is one of the most…
Main Street Square and Downtown Rapid City coordinate to feature a variety of musicians each Thursday, reports the Rapid City Journal.  This year, the series will feature 27 different bands.…
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…
Summer officially begins June 21st, with warmer weather means more events in the Black Hills, reports the Rapid City Journal.  The Rapid City Journal partnered with their weekly newspaper partners…
In May 1912, the Rapid City Business Men’s club called a meeting to discuss the development of central organization to develop tourism in the region, as originally reported in The…
In mid-May 1937, tourists began arriving at Reptile Gardens. There was only one problem: the construction of the building was not complete. Not wanting to lose potential revenue, founder Earl Brockelsby…
State and local officials are hoping that good weather and low gasoline prices will help spur a successful tourist season this year. According to the Rapid City Journal, a better-than-average…
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…
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials are looking at two multimillion-dollar options for a redesign of the intersection that has been an area for explosive growth in recent years. According…
In 2016, 4.5 million individuals visited national parks within South Dakota, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Mount Rushmore National Memorial drew the largest number of visitors at 2.4 million, followed…
Liv Hopsitality, LLC is discussing a public-private partnership with the City of Box Elder for a new event center, reports the Rapid City Journal.  The potential event center would cost…
U.S. Forest Service officials have recently declared an end to the 20-year pine beetle infestation in the Black Hills, but plans are moving forward with how to prevent future pine…
The Rapid City Regional Airport Board of Directors passed a $16 million budget for 2018, but is still looking to secure grant funding for a further $11 million in upgrades.…
The deadline for the city to have a plan in place or construction happening to upgrade the Civic Center's Barnett Arena to be ADA-compliant set by the Department of Justice is rapidly…
Visit Spearfish Inc. recently added a third staff member to man the organization’s office, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Kory Otterberg, a Spearfish native, graduated from South Dakota State University…
The new Lower Main Welcome Center in Deadwood will feature an educational exhibit of local animals, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The Deadwood City Commission recently approved $20,000 in historical…
Pennington County commissioners have voted to expand the areas where vacation home rentals may be located. One of the changes include allowing rentals in neighborhoods zoned suburban residential district. The…
Gaming revenue in Deadwood was down 6.6 percent in October, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Gamblers spent s $92.4 million at casinos in Deadwood last month, reflecting the 6.6 percent decrease…
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