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Located in Porcupine on the Pine Ridge Reservation, the Pine Ridge Girls’ School has been awarded a $10,000 Community Innovation Grant through the South Dakota Community Foundation, reports the Rapid City Journal. The grant funding, provided in partnership with the Bush Foundation, will be used to establish a evaluation system for the school’s efficacy. The school was founded in 2016…
With a 20 percent increase is use over last year, Rapid Ride’s Youth Program is kicking off the school year well in Rapid City, reports KOTA Territory News. The program provides free transportation to grade school students and was implemented in an attempt to improve student attendance. The service has proven convenient for both students and families and city officials…
Sturgis’ City Council decided at Monday’s meeting to sell the Sturgis Public Works administration building and use the surplus funds to buy a fourth home in their development on city land north of Woodland Drive. According to the Black Hills Pioneer, the city of Sturgis is currently building Governor’s homes on four residential lots which the city plans to sell…
On Monday, Rapid City celebrated Native American Day, and honored Native children who died at the Rapid City Indian School in the late 19th and early 20th centuries with a memorial walk. According to KOTA Territory News, over 200 people joined in remembering the 45 students who died there. Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender attended the memorial and said that…
District 1 County Commissioner George Ferebee will face questions regarding his residency at tonight’s Pennington County Commission meeting, reports KOTA Territory News. Ferebee represents District 1 of Pennington County and was elected while a resident in Hill City. South Dakota State law states that if a county commissioner moves from the district in which they were originally elected, their seat…
KILI Radio in Pine Ridge is now almost completely powered by renewable energy sources, reports KOTA Territory News. After a new installation of solar panels last week, KILI is the only Native-owned radio station in the nation to run on so much renewable energy. Henry Red Cloud from Lakota Solar Enterprises has been a leader on nearly three year project.…
MAC Construction of Rapid City recently won a $4.86 million contract for work to update Jewel Cave National Monument’s Scenic Tour route. According to the Rapid City Journal, MAC Construction is owned by Brett Oleson, of Rapid City, and his brother Justin, of Salt Lake City, Utah. Jewel Cave National Monument is located 13 miles west of Custer, and work…
The United States Congress has allocated funding for a new Indian Health Service (IHS) Hospital to be built in Rapid City. According to KOTA Territory News, several area tribes have requested support from the Rapid City Council in finding a location for the new campus. The Oglala Sioux, Rosebud Sioux, and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes have requested that the hospital…
Badlands National Park has proposed renovations and new construction to improve the visitor center, headquarters, lodge, campground, and other park facilities in the Cedar Pass area, reports the Rapid City Journal. Based on a recently released concept plan and environmental assessment, visitor and staff facilities in this area do not meet the park’s needs as they are currently configured. The…
Deadwood’s City Commission approved a contract not to exceed $55,000 with Winter & Company to complete Phase One of the city’s Main Street Master Plan on Monday. According to the Black Hills Pioneer, the project is multi-faceted, and includes urban planning, event management, safety and security, infrastructure, pedestrian access, amenities, landscaping, and public space development. All of this plan must…
The new social services complex for Pennington County, known as the Care Campus, opened its doors at noon on Monday, September 24th, reports the Rapid City Journal. The 70,000 square foot complex is located inside the renovated former National American University campus at 321 Kansas City Street. The facility houses several social service programs in one building, including: Pennington County Health…
The U.S. Forest Service is working on the largest reforestation project in Black Hills history to help regenerate the area damaged by the largest forest fire in Black Hills history – the 2000 Jasper Fire. The soil from the burn area is rocky and trees have not been regenerating as expected, reports KOTA Territory News. Therefore, the Forest Service has…
Over the summer, negotiations between the Meade School District and its teachers reached an impasse on district salary structure. According to the Rapid City Journal, the Meade Education Association rejected the district’s contract offer due to its collectively paying teachers less than the previous year. Teachers in the district have backed down on their request for an equitable salary structure for…
Recommended reductions to the 2019 proposed Rapid City would reduce monies allocated to the Cornerstone Rescue Mission by 41 percent, reports KOTA Territory News. The Mission’s revenue would drop from $175,000 to $100,000 if the budget cuts are approved. The budget reductions, recommended by Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender, will come before the city council at their September 17th meeting.…
U.S. Forest Service officials are considering formalizing parts of the popular unofficial trail known as Devil’s Bathtub. According to the Rapid City Journal, segments of the trail that are on Forest Service property may be used to designate a single route, which would reduce potential resource damage by users and could help ease navigation. Currently, there is no official trail…
The first Native-owned and operated Rapid City museum, Lakota Dream, opened last weekend, reports KOTA Territory News. Twenty-three year old president and founder Adonis Saltes hopes that this museum will reach the minds and hearts of visitors. The museum, located at 629 Main Street in Rapid City, is home to sacred Native relics and regalia and allows visitors to experience…
Belle Fourche’s Action for the Betterment of the Community (ABC) coalition has been awarded $125,000 annually over the next five years to support its substance abuse prevention and treatment services in Butte County. According to the Black Hills Pioneer, ABC was one of fifty organizations selected nationwide to receive a Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant. This grant is funded by…
Piedmont celebrated the 100-year anniversary of its city park last weekend, in conjunction with its annual Fall Festival, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Charles “C.V.” Gardner originally donated the land for the park in 1918. The Piedmont Fall Festival ran from 9am to 3pm Saturday, September 8th, and included over forty vendors – from quilters to woodworkers to potters. City…
Originally opened in Hill City in 1997 by Brian and Janet Boyer, Mt. Rushmore Brewing Company has opened its doors once again, reports the Rapid City Journal. Owner Brian Boyer said that their original venture may have been ahead of their time, but the couple is getting back into the brewing business now that the craft-beer craze has truly arrived…
Teachers and paraprofessionals in the Rapid City Area Schools (RCAS) district are still waiting in the midst of contract negotiations with the district, despite classes already being in session. According to KOTA Territory News, salaries for district teachers and paraprofessionals remain a point of contention. Vice President of the Rapid City Educators Association (RCEA) Dana Livermont told KOTA that RCAS…
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