June 22, 2021

Rescue dog retiring from Rapid City Fire Department

RAPID CITY, SD – There are some big shoes – or rather paws – to fill at the Rapid City Fire Department. Cisco, the first dog to be employed by the department will be retiring Friday (June 25) as a result of deteriorating health following a seven year career with RCFD. RCFD public information officer […]

June 22, 2021

Rapid City, Sturgis discussing some changes to animal-related ordinances

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Council postponed the first reading of an ordinance revising code relating to animals at their meeting last night. The council is proposing changes to its ordinance that would separate the licenses needed to operate a kennel, pet day care and grooming businesses. They currently all fall under the […]

June 22, 2021

Sturgis Council passes second and final reading of temporary medical marijuana ordinance

STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis City Council Monday night passed second and final reading of a temporary ordinance that will govern Medical Marijuana until the state rules are in place. State officials do not anticipate having any rules in place until the fall, so many communities are working on temporary ordinances to govern medical marijuana’s […]

June 15, 2021

Moon Walks planned in Black Hills National Forest

CUSTER, S.D. — Black Hills National Forest will hold its first Moon Walk of 2021 on Saturday, June 26 at 7 p.m. The two-mile, out-and-back hike will take place along the Hell Canyon Trail, located on Highway 16 about 14 miles west of Custer. Adam Weaver, Vice President of the National Speleological Society, and Karl […]

June 9, 2021

Three juveniles arrested after allegedly burglarizing Piedmont area home

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Meade County Sheriff’s Office reports three juveniles were apprehended on various charges after an incident that took place on Stagebarn Canyon Road. The three suspects are accused of breaking into a home sometime Monday afternoon. Property owners say they have had a problem of people breaking-in and causing damage. The […]

June 9, 2021

Sturgis Council passes final reading for changes to the Downtown Business Improvement District ordinance

STURGIS, S.D. – The city of Sturgis has passed final reading of an ordinance that will make some changes to the downtown Business Improvement District ordinance. The Downtown Business Improvement District was formed in 2013 to come up with ways to enhance and grow the downtown corridor. Council members are passing on an increase to […]

June 8, 2021

Odegaard, Koontz, Wheeler win seats to Meade 46-1 School Board

STURGIS, S.D. – In a low turnout, a newcomer, incumbent and former member won three available seats on the Meade 46-1 School Board Tuesday. Aaron Odegaard of Black Hawk, a new candidate running, garnered the most votes with an unofficial tally of 619. He will be joined on the board by former board member Terry […]

June 8, 2021

Sturgis approves entering into professional service agreement for proposed Lakeside Adventure Park

STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis City Council has approved entering a professional service agreement with Fennell Design in cooperation with Commercial Recreation Specialists to come up with a preliminary design for the Sturgis Lakeside Adventure Park. This follows the recommendation of the Sturgis Aquatic Committee, who turned in their information on the proposed project last […]

June 8, 2021

Sturgis passes first reading of temporary medical marijuana ordinance

STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis City Council on Monday night passed first reading of a temporary ordinance that will put a moratorium on the issuance of any medical marijuana dispensary license until the state comes up with its rules later this year. As per the passage of Initiated Measure 26, medical marijuana becomes legal in […]

June 7, 2021

Six candidates running for three available seats on Meade 46-1 School Board – Election Tuesday

STURGIS, S.D. – Six people are running for the three Meade School Board seats up for election June 8. Vying for the three three-year terms are incumbent Charlie Wheeler, Piedmont, past candidates, Terry Koontz, Sturgis, Shelia Trask, Elm Springs and new candidates, Aaron Odegaard, Black Hawk, Megan Snyder, Sturgis and Kassi Barry, New Underwood. For information […]