For the past five years, a group in Rapid City has met weekly to share the tradition of dance.
The Woyatan Dance Group meets every Wednesday at the Woyatan Lutheran Church in Rapid City. Everyone is welcome to the shared meal at 5:30, followed by traditional dancing. According to a Rapid City Journal article, the group's purpose is to share the cultural significance of the dance and preserve the Native American culture.
Programs at Outdoor Campus West aim to provide outdoor educational experiences.
Women received hands-on teaching in paddling canoes and kayaks, gun safety, and casting a fly-fishing line at the Outdoor Campus West in Rapid City. According to a KOTATV report, a second, 3-day program will be offered in September.
Follow more on the SD Game Fish and Parks Outdoor Campus West in the archives.
Evidence shows Black Hills mountain lion population is decreasing.
A proposal by the State Game, Fish & Parks Commission to reduce the number of mountain lions harvested is now open for public comment. Final action on the proposal will be made following a public hearing in Spearfish, SD on October 3-4, 2013.
The August 2nd Friday Night Movie Madness free showing of Monsters, Inc. will be sponsored by ChildFund International, US Program. They will serve free hot dogs, baked beans, and popcorn during movie. They will also be giving away free school supplies while supplies last.
Join the City of Box Elder & ChildFund International for Friday Night Movie Madness this Friday, August 2nd. The freeing showing of Monsters, Inc. and is sponsored by ChildFund International. The movie will be played at the Box Elder Community Theater located at 420 Villa Dr. The movie starts at 7:00pm.
ChildFund International will provide FREE hot dogs, baked beans, and popcorn during the movie. They will also be giving away school supplies while they last.
The second phase of a renovation project to Canyon Lake dam and spillway will begin after Labor Day 2013. According to a Rapid City Journal article, dredging will target the deeper parts of the lake near the dam and assure the safety of the dam for the future.
Memorial Park to undergo a major expansion including improvements to the existing amphitheater.
According to KOTA TV, Legacy Commons, an update at Rapid City's Memorial Park, will feature themes of remembrance, renewal and discovery in honor of the 1972 Flood, new play areas, and hidden images for people to find. Read more on the Destination Rapid City unveiling in the Rapid City Journal.
SoDak Con in Rapid City is dedicated to appreciation of anime, manga, geek culture and other forms of Japanese culture.
Anime convention programming consists of one main room dedicated to all major events: cosplay competition, anime music, video contest, fashion show, special guests and an art contest. Smaller rooms host minor events such as fan-run panels and table-top-gaming. Listen to the report on SD Public Broadcasting. Read about SoDak Con 2013 online and see a schedule of more AnimeCons.
Rapid City is a great destination for family vacations, because of the many free or low-cost activities in the city. Storybook Island, Summer Nights, and of course, the Rapid City Public Libraries, are popular destinations for people of all ages.
The Custer City Council approved the final reading of its ordinance prohibiting campers.
The Custer City Council has approved Ordinance No. 731, which prohibits the use of recreational vehicles, such as: travel trailers, motor homes or converted cars and buses used for dwelling, reports the Custer County Chronicle.
However, commercial campgrounds are excluded from the ordinance.
This year will mark the 65th Anniversary of the start of the Crazy Horse carving.
This year will mark the 65th Anniversary of the start of the Crazy Horse carving. The 28th annual Volksmarch, a 6.2 mile hike up onto the arm of the carving, will take place this Saturday and Sunday according to a myTown post. Read more about the largest stone carving in progress in the world on the Crazy Horse Memorial website.
With spring snowstorms in the past, Memorial Day Weekend came with almost all state park campsites filled.
With spring snowstorms in the past, Memorial Day Weekend came with almost all state park campsites filled. According to the Rapid City Journal, 270,000 camping units were filled in 2012, and parks director Doug Hofer believed they would hit that level or higher in 2013.
Rapid City Library offers reading incentives for children, teens, and adults.
Summer reading programs are a tradition at most public libraries. 'Dig Into Reading' is the children's theme this summer at the Rapid City Public Library. The teen theme is 'Beneath the Surface' and the adult summer theme (yes, adults may participate in summer reading!) "Groundbreaking Reads'.
Holly Kopplin and Kelli Wilson of Piedmont qualified to run the Boston Marathon according to an article in the Rapid City Journal which can be seen here. They were fortunate to finish the race ahead of the explosion that took place minutes later as stated in this article from the Journal.
The trail would pass near Rapid City Regional Airport and would include four trailheads at Caputa, Scenic, Interior and Kadoka. The group has commissioned a feasibility study and says much work remains to be done to identify funding sources.
As a March 26 election looms, a private developer says he has a group that also wants to purchase the Black Hills' oldest tourist attraction.
After the Hot Springs City Council tabled a motion to purchase the privately-owned Evans Plunge water attraction, citizens referred the matter to a vote, the Hot Springs Star reports.
City officials estimate they could put more than $50,000 per year into city coffers after expenses are paid. That money could go towards further improvements at the facility or to property tax reduction.
A task force has been established to address issues regarding Art Alley in Rapid City.
After the Business Improvement District board declined to pursue a project in Art Alley, a task force was created to address issues regarding the alley in Rapid City. The task force was established by the Legal & Finance Committee at their February 13th meeting.
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