Eighth annual Crazy Horse Memorial “Fall Volksmarch” coming this weekend

CUSTER, S.D. — The Crazy Horse Memorial will host it’s eighth annual “Fall Volksmarch” this weekend, part of a special two-day event. The Volksmarch is a hike just over six miles that takes you to the top of the mountain for an up-close and personal view of the memorial. The Volksmarch is usually a bi-annual hike taking place during the…

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Firefighters battling 74-acre wildland fire near Elk Creek

UPDATE: According to the Pennington County Fire Service, the fire has been contained. RAPID CITY, S.D. — At about 2:52 p.m., several fire department agencies were paged to a 10-acre grassfire that was growing rapidly near Elk Creek Rd and Ketelson Loop. Eventually, the fire grew to 74 total acres before being knocked down. Wildland fire crews will remain on…

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Draft environmental report details B-21 personnel influx, economic impact for western South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The B-21 Raider takes another step toward Ellsworth Air Force Base with the completion of the draft environmental impact statement. Published last month, the report gives a more detailed picture into what Western South Dakota can expect when the bomber touches down in the mid-2020s. The stealth bomber will first arrive at Ellsworth AFB where operational…

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Both medicinal and recreational marijuana on the South Dakota ballot

SOUTH DAKOTA, U.S.A. — Early voting has started, and Election Day is around the corner. This year marijuana is on the ballot, one item is for medicinal purposes and the other, recreational. On the ballot this year are Initiated Measure 26 and Amendment A. Measure 26, if passed, will legalized medicinal marijuana to qualifying patients. Patients include both adults and…

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Rapid City Receives Grant to Develop Prevention Programming for ACEs

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rapid City community has received a grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop and evaluate a program to promote family strengths and prevent adverse childhood experiences (also known as ACES). This project will be a collaboration between several agencies and organizations in Rapid City, including Youth & Family Services,…

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