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Matthews named recipient of prestigious Tom Brokaw Award
STURGIS, SD – Award winning KBHB Radio program, news and sports director Gary Matthews has been selected to receive the Tom Brokaw Award that recognizes excellence in broadcasting. Presented in a cooperative effort between the South Dakota Broadcasters Association (SDBA) a...
September 17, 2018

Newell Ram Show, Sale marks 73 years
NEWELL, SD – When the gates swing open at the Newell Ram Show & Sale it will mark the 73rd year of one of the nation’s top registered sheep sales.  Set for Thursday and Friday, September 20-21, 2018, the event attracts consignors from eight states and buyers ...
September 11, 2018

Community mourns loss of firefighter, services are set
STURGIS, SD – Since a fire and explosion took the life of a volunteer firefighter and South Dakota National Guard Staff Sargent,  the Sturgis community, emergency response agencies and Guard units from across the region have banded together to bid a final farewell to D...
September 10, 2018

Annual dog days event helps raise money for Western Hills Humane Society
SPEARFISH, S.D. – There was a whole of shakin’ and tail waggin’ going on at the Spearfish Water Park Tuesday night. The annual Dog Days in the Pool is held every year to close the water park for the season. The event, sponsored by the Western Hills Humane Soci...
September 5, 2018

Sturgis Rally organizers give over 60 thousand dollars to community
STURGIS, S.D. - The Sturgis City Council on Tuesday night kicked off their 2018 Rally Gives Back campaign with donations of over $60,000 to local charities. The funding comes from several events held by the City, Sturgis Motorcye Rally, Inc. (SMRi) and sponsors during the 2018 S...
September 5, 2018

Rick Bush earns advanced accreditation in public works field
STURGIS, SD – A career highlight is how Rick Bush, Director of Public Works for the City of Sturgis describes what has been a two year journey to earn certification as a credentialed public works manager with the American Public Works Association (APWA).  Bush recently...
September 4, 2018

Canadian company tries to claim centuries old water right
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — State regulators say there's no evidence that a Canadian company exploring for gold in the Black Hills has ownership of a water right dating back to 1898. Mineral Mountain Resources tried to use the claim to use water from Rapid Creek to lubricate t...
September 4, 2018

Another charged in Sturgis Rally sex trafficking sting
STURGIS, S.D. - A seventh person has been arrested in connection with a sex trafficking sting conducted during the recent Sturgis Rally. James Vallelunga, 62 of Twain Harte, CA., is charged with attempted enticement of a minor using the internet. Every year, a joint local,...
August 31, 2018

Newell Labor Day Rodeo a tradition for Mutchler family
NEWELL, SD – Small communities have big thinkers.  Take the many people who make up the Newell Community Club and other volunteer organizations within the small town that sits just at the edge of the Black Hills.  Nowhere does that become more evident than during ...
August 30, 2018

Bronc Futurity debuts at Newell Labor Day celebration
NEWELL, SD – The annual Newell Labor Day celebration will showcase stock contractors and cowboys at the first annual Newell Bronc Futurity. With added money for both stock contractors and cowboys, rodeo chairman Matt Mangis is excited about offering both contestants and spe...
August 29, 2018

Local history author to present at TriState Museum
BELLE FOURCHE, SD – The author of two volumes of history about Black Hills Gold Rush towns is the featured presenter at the Tri-Sate Museum and Visitor Center “First Saturday Brunch,” set for September 1, 2018, in Belle Fourche, SD. Jan Cerney will discuss her ...
August 28, 2018

Community seeks public input on promenade proposal
RAPID CITY, SD – Rapid City Community Development will be hosting an information session about the Memorial Park promenade proposal during the Thursday Summer Nights event, August 30, 2018 in Main Street Square. Additionally, a “Public Visioning Workshop” on th...
August 28, 2018

School district recruits seniors to help kids
RAPID CITY, S.D.  – Age is just a number. And when you hear about a senior program in high schools, it’s more often than not about, well, seniors. In the Rapid City Area Schools, the district is looking for senior citizen volunteers for this school year.  A...
August 28, 2018

Newell Labor Day celebration offers rodeos, tractor pulls and more
NEWELL, SD – For the reigning rodeo queen, the Newell Labor Day celebration is a family affair.  Carrietta Schalesky, Faith, SD, the current crown wearer, says the long-time event has been a ‘must-attend’ date on the family calendar for as long as she can r...
August 24, 2018

Black Hills Steam, Gas Threshing Bee celebrating 50 years
STURGIS, SD – Country lifestyles from long ago are on display during the annual Black Hills Steam and Gas Threshing Bee, celebrating its 50th year with parades, tractor pulls and flea markets.  Set for August 17-19, 2018 on the Western Dakota Antique Club grounds locat...
August 14, 2018

Indian Relay Races combine skill, bravery, endurance
FAITH, SD – If you’ve got skill, knowledge, bravery and culture behind you, then you might be an Indian relay rider. With centuries of the warrior spirit and the honored place held by the horse in Native culture, the evolution of Indian Relay Races has been a natural....
August 10, 2018

World Bucking Colt Futurity coming to Faith Stock Show & Rodeo
FAITH, SD – Just like there’s a genetic code that is part of a good ranch horse, the same can be said of a bucking horse.  And thanks to advancements in technology such as DNA, the bucking horse industry is finding it’s footing in more accurately identifyin...
August 7, 2018

Pen of Three tough competition at Faith Stock Show & Rodeo
FAITH, SD –  Out in a part of the country known for it’s big skies and prairie vistas, is an industry that shines….cattle.  The Pen of Three show held during the Faith Stock Show & Rodeo draws entries from a 250 mile radius and brings in outstandi...
August 7, 2018

Delbridge couple honored as Parade Marshalls at Faith Stock Show & Rodeo
FAITH, SD – Always a popular time at the Faith Stock Show, the annual parade sets the tone for the six day celebration. This year’s theme of “Sweet Home South Dakota” promises to see some creative ideas, says Paul Delbridge who along with wife Debbie, will...
August 6, 2018

Citizen of the Year recognized at Faith Stock Show
FAITH, SD – A ‘go-to’ kind of guy. That’s how Patty Hauser with  Faith Community Commerce and Development characterizes Jon Collins, this year’s Faith Citizen of the Year. “Everybody calls Jon to help them,” says Patty.  &ldquo...
August 4, 2018

Celebrating 108 years at Faith Stock Show and Rodeo
FAITH, SD – From golf scrambles to livestock show and sales, there is a full slate of activities planned for the 108th Faith Stock Show and Rodeo. Set for August 7-12, 2018 in Faith, SD, ropers will be front and center Tuesday, August 7, 2018 with the  Dakota Champion...
August 3, 2018

Faith Stock Show Matched Bronc Ride becomes PRCA sanctioned
FAITH, SD – Some call it ‘the middle of nowhere.’ Others – those who really know – call it the ‘Prairie Oasis.’ And it’s here where South Dakota’s oldest, continuous rodeo is playing to its 108th year. With the Professional R...
August 2, 2018

Horse Nations Indian Relay Races comes to Faith Stock Show & Rodeo
FAITH, SD – When you visit with Calvin Ghost Bear about Indian relay races, the very essence of the emerging sport is apparent in how well-versed he is and how passionately he feels about an event that is steeped in his native culture. Ghost Bear is among the organizers of...
August 2, 2018

Sarah Palin to be on Legends Ride during Sturgis Rally
STURGIS, SD – A politician turned celebrity is among people who will help with fundraising efforts during the Buffalo Chip’s Legends Ride, Monday, August, 6, 2018. Organizers learned earlier this week that Sara Palin and her husband, Todd, will attend the Sturgis Ral...
August 2, 2018

Annual Butte Lawrence County Fair set to begin
NISLAND, SD – The annual Butte/Lawrence County Fair held at the historic Nisland Fairgrounds wants you to know that from talent shows, to livestock shows, to music shows, there’s something for everyone as the fair gets underway Tuesday, July 31, 2018, lasting through ...
July 27, 2018

Pitchfork Steak Fondue for Youth fundraiser for fair
NISLAND, SD – Wrap your taste buds around locally grown beef at the first ever Pitchfork Steak Fondue for Youth, set for Wednesday, August 2, 2018 during the annual Butte/Lawrence County Fair. According to fair organizers the concept for the fondue was to add a little some...
July 27, 2018

Jumping frogs, paint ball wars, livestock exhibits just a sampling of what you can see and do at the Meade County Fair
STURGIS, SD – The Meade County Fair & 4-H Achievement Days opens this Friday with hundreds of exhibits from both 4-H members and other crafters and growers from around the area and a host of fun and free events for the public.  Jenny Voigt, Meade County 4-H Advisor...
July 25, 2018

Growing Ancient Grains & Greenhouse Tomatoes Tour showcases grow and buy local movement
NEWELL, SD – Luscious tomatoes, home raised beef and lamb, fresh milled and baked breads….if that all sounds good to you than plan on taking the tour, “Growing Ancient Grains & Greenhouse Tomatoes Tours” set for Saturday, July 28, 2018 in the Nisland ...
July 24, 2018

Meade County Fair dedicated to long-time supporters Jerry and Pat Casteel
STURGIS, SD – Long-time Meade County Fair supports Jerry and Pat Casteel, Sturgis, SD are this year’s recipients of the annual Fair dedication.  Jenny Voigt, 4-H advisor says the couple of have been an important part of planning, organizing and implementing activ...
July 23, 2018

With a new location and business support, Sturgis Guns is looking ahead to a future of growing its businesses
STURGIS, SD  - Tammy Bohn stands outside and watches the stream of traffic going by on Fort Meade Way, past the Buffalo Chip east of Sturgis, SD. The well-known campground and South Dakota’s newest municipality also sits at the crossroads of South Dakota Highway’...
July 16, 2018

Black Hills Opry offers classic country entertainment
Lead, SD – With many county western music fans longing for the ‘good, old days’, a specialty show now in it’s second year, aims to deliver.  The Black Hills Opry is the music creation of the regional performing group “Aces & Eights,” a...
July 11, 2018

Informational forum set on emerald ash borer infestation
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) is hosting an emerald ash borer (EAB) informational forum on Thursday, July 12, at 7 p.m. MDT at the Game, Fish and Parks Outdoor Campus West located in Rapid City, SD. The session will show attendees how...
July 10, 2018

Sturgis TIFs included in new report by SD Department of Revenue
PIERRE, S.D., -- The South Dakota Department of Revenue’s inaugural Tax Increment Financing (TIF) annual report is now available online. Rapid City leads the state in number and increased value of TIFs. Rapid City’s 23 active TIF districts are producing $482 million ...
July 10, 2018

Tatanka Mountain Bike Festival rolls through Sturgis
STURGIS, S.D. - Two-wheeled vehicles invated Sturgis this past weekend -- but it wasn't the motorized variety. Rather, it was pedal power. The annual Tatanka Festival brought in hundreds of mountain bikers to Sturgis and the Northern Hills. With 15 to 90-mile races, a mix of be...
July 10, 2018

Exhibit entries being taken for Meade County Fair
STURGIS, SD – To everything there is a season.  This time of the year, it’s county fair season with kids and adults alike preparing entries in the hopes of winning that elusive purple ribbon. The Meade County Fair & 4-H Appreciation Days is set for July 27-28...
July 9, 2018

Lyft buys license to operate during Sturgis Rally
STURGIS, S.D. – Today’s Sturgis Rally (now just a month away) offers much more in the way of safe public transportation than it’s early-day versions. Officials with the city of Sturgis confirm the on-demand transportation company Lyft has purchased a transporta...
July 2, 2018

Rural community projects highlighted in Sturgis, Box Elder
STURGIS, SD – While traveling to South Dakota for the Western Governor’s Association Conference, Anne Hazlett, Assistant to the Secretary for U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development was also in Box Elder to announce a$7 million infrastructure project and in S...
June 28, 2018

Annual Brandon Delzer Memorial Bull Ride includes adult, youth events
STURGIS, SD – A memory builder and a scholarship fund raiser….that’s how many describe the 3rd Annual  Brandon Delzer Memorial Bull Ride that celebrates the life of one remarkable young man who made a difference in the lives of those around him.  Bran...
June 18, 2018

Frontier photography process on display during Sturgis History Days
STURGIS, SD – Get out that old box of photos and look for tin-types.  You could be a millionaire and not even know it.  Dave Rambow will be presenting “Light and Iron: Tin-Type Photography in the West” during Sturgis History Days, June 15-17, 2018.&nbs...
June 13, 2018

Sturgis and Ft. Meade to celebrate during History Days
STURGIS, SD - The Sturgis & Meade County Historical Society is hosting its 4th Annual History Day on Friday and Saturday, June 15-16. The event will be combined with the dedication of the revitalized Nolin Monument and a celebration of the 140th birthday of Sturgis and Ft. Me...
June 8, 2018

Scooters in Sturgis for Cushman National Meet
STURGIS, S.D. (AP) - The mecca for motorcycles is playing host to motor scooter enthusiasts this week.    Sturgis is hosting the Cushman Club of America National Meet.       Cushman Motor Works in 1901 started manufacturing small motors for farm equ...
June 6, 2018

Celebrity Steer Wrestling part of CINCH Varsity Cup High School Rodeo
STURGIS, SD – Community leaders will try their hand at steer wrestling during the CINCH Team Varsity Cup High School Rodeo set for Wed., May 30, 2018 in Sturgis. The CINCH Team Varsity Cup format inspires school spirit in small towns where high school rodeo athletes are am...
May 30, 2018

CINCH Varsity High School Rodeo roster in place
STURGIS, SD - Seven teams, 10 events, one cup; who will take it home?  The first-ever CINCH Team Varsity High School Rodeo makes its debut in Sturgis, Wed., May 30, 2018 at the fairgrounds beginning at 6:00pm. High School teams representing the Belle Fourche Broncs, Rapid ...
May 30, 2018

Top flight high school rodeo premiers in Sturgis
DENVER, Colo. – The first-ever CINCH TEAM VARSITY CUP High School Rodeo produced by CINCH JEANS & SHIRTS showcases high school rodeo in an innovative new format. One elite student in each high school rodeo event is invited to compete on behalf of their high school, simi...
May 30, 2018

Sturgis city borrows $4.6 million, bids come in too high
STURGIS, SD – The trade war between the United States and China has reached Sturgis. When Trump imposed a 25 percent tariff on imported steel from China, the price skyrocketed and is being pointed to as the main reason that bids for a progressive city project came in much ...
May 21, 2018

Account being set up to help family hurt in Sturgis house fire
STURGIS, S.D. – Family members and friends are setting up an account to help three people who suffered severe smoke inhalation in a Sturgis home fire early Saturday. The family of Jason and Mandy McKee and Mandy's son Ethan, say an account is being set up at First Intersta...
May 16, 2018

Green Thumb Gala fundraiser underway at Sturgis Library
STURGIS, SD – From plants to botany and artistry to gardening, the annual fundraiser for the Sturgis Public Library offers something for everyone. The Green Thumb Gala runs May 7-11, 2018 at the Sturgis Public Library.  There are 100 beautiful plants and pots in the s...
May 8, 2018

Snake bite reported at Bear Butte State Park
STURGIS, SD - Sturgis Ambulance responded to Bear Butte Park for a rattlesnake bite on May 6, 2018 at approximately 11:00 am. The incident occured on the hiking trail.The patient was transported to Sturgis Regional Hospital. Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department, Vale Volunteer Fire ...
May 8, 2018

Meade County to have sobriety checkpoints
PIERRE, SD   - As the weather warms up, more people are out on roads and highways.  That may lead to increased drinking and driving. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety has scheduled 28 sobriety checkpoints in 23 counties. According to a release, t...
May 4, 2018

Sturgis Chamber honors businesses, supporters, Leadership Sturgis graduates
STURGIS, SD – Some give of their time.  Others share their expertise. Or donate merchandise or cash. It’s many different things that make a difference in a community but there is one common thread – people who care about the place they call home. Every yea...
May 2, 2018

Sturgis Guns announces new location, proposed expansion
STURGIS, SD – Gun and ammo manufacturing has put Sturgis, SD on the map in many ways.  Now, plans for a new state-of-the-art, full service gun center located in Vanocker Canyon could bring even more in the way of business and events. Justin and Tammy Bohn opened Sturg...
May 1, 2018

Sturgis Kiwanis sponsor 'Little Free Libraries' effort
STURGIS, SD - Thanks to the Sturgis Golden K Kiwanis, three "Little Free Libraries" will soon be available in the Sturgis community. With books for all ages and interests, the little libraries are meant to inspire and support a love of reading and creativity by fostering neighbo...
April 27, 2018

Commission votes against lowering land assessments due to drought
STURGIS, SD – An attempt to reduce ag land assessments further due to drought, failed at today’s Meade County Commission meeting. Arguments offered on both sides weren’t enough to sway a majority of the commission that voted 2-1 against, Doreen Creed and Bob He...
April 25, 2018

County commission to consider reducing ag assessments
STURGIS, SD - The Meade County Commission meets today (Wed., April 25, 2018) and will be discussing a possible reduction in ag assessments. Commission Chairman Galen Niederwerder says due to the severity of the 2017 drought, a total adjustment of 26 percent is justifiable. A co...
April 25, 2018

Get rid of unused, out-dated perscription meds
PIERRE, SD - South Dakotans will have the chance to throw out unneeded prescription drugs on April 28 as law enforcement agencies across the state participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Program.From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., law enforcement, in cooperation with the Drug...
April 25, 2018

Target announces car seat trade-in program
RAPID CITY, S.D.  - If you have any old car seats, don't throw them out. Target will take them off your hands. Beginning April 22 until May 5, car seats can be dropped off at any Target in a designated bin at the front of the store. Anyone who donates will get a 20 percent ...
April 23, 2018

Sturgis native argues before the U.S. Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, DC – The drive by cash-strapped state governments to collect more sales taxes from online retailers ran into skepticism Tuesday at the Supreme Court, where justices voiced concern about changing long-established rules of interstate commerce. A fight for main st...
April 18, 2018

Area libraries celebrate Cowboy Poetry Week
STURGIS, SD – As part of the nation-wide celebration of Cowboy Poetry Week,  libraries in the Black Hills are centering their participation around the Center for Western & Cowboy Poetry’s Rural Library Project. The program’s mission is to serve as an o...
April 18, 2018

Sex trafficker, meth dealer sentenced
RAPID CITY, SD -U-S District Judge Jeffrey Viken sentenced Darryl Graham to five years in federal prison today. As part of a plea agreement Graham earlier pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamine and transporting a victim to engage in prostitution in August of 2015 at ...
April 18, 2018

Big 81 welcomes students for career planning
STURGIS, SD - A community-wide job shadowing program is a favorite time at the Big 81 studios where students have been welcomed over the years who have an interest in communicaiton, agriculture and digital media and engineering. Last week, Gabriel Zerbst, a senior at Sturgis Bro...
April 17, 2018

On line auction this weekend for new Meade County 4-H Center
STURGIS, SD – An ever increasing interest in 4-H programs in Meade County and surrounding areas has led to the need for more space.  This weekend, beginning today, supporters are invited to participate in an on line auction with proceeds going towards a new Meade Count...
April 13, 2018

Meade County commission candidate forum planned
STURGIS, SD - The Sturgis Area Business Alliance is hosting a meet the candidates forum where citizens will have the opportunity to meet candidates running for Meade County commissioner. Among candidates scheduled to appear at the Tuesday, April 10, 2018 forum are District 1 Com...
April 9, 2018

City of Sturgis to fund building of more non-motorized trails
STURGIS, SD - The City of Sturgis is announcing plans for the construction and subsequent maintenance of approximately 15 miles of non-motorized trails on the Black Hills National Forest. The proposed trails would form a multiple-loop trail network in the area of Vanocker Canyon...
April 9, 2018

Termesphere art celebrates frontier town
BELLE FOURCHE, SD – When Bob Helmer wrote down what he hoped would be the direction  taken for the community of Belle Fourche, he couldn’t know that 20 years later his words would continue as a roadmap for the historic community that sits on the northern edge of ...
April 6, 2018

Story of stained glass windows topic of Scoop of History
STURGIS, SD - Sturgis was a frontier town in 1886 when the Rev. J. Logan Sample, a Home Missionary representing the Home Mission Board, arrived driving a 'team of blacks' to organize the First Presbyterian Church of Sturgis. The story of the stained-glass windows in the church i...
April 4, 2018

GoFundMe campaign underway for family who lost home in Easter day fire
NISLAND, S.D. - Fire officials say a Nisland home was destroyed in a fire the evening of Sunday, April 1, 2018. Fire chief Stan Lewis says firefighters responded to the blaze just before 5:30 p.m.  A neighbor who was outside doing chores spotted the fire and called it ...
April 4, 2018

Innovative business opens for do-it-yourselfer's
RAPID CITY S.D.  – ‘Do it yourself’ is  an expression business owner Nathan Merriel hopes to offer to consumers  with his new DIY Repair Shop in Rapid City. Years of having to take vehicles in for an ever-increasing cost to repair prompted Merrie...
April 3, 2018

New motorcycle represents the Black Hills
STURGIS, S.D. - With the Sturgis Rally in mind, the Indian Motorcycle Company just released a special edition Black Hills Motorcycle. It's called the Black Hills Indian Chieftain Elite and it's currently on display at Indian Motorcycle Sturgis. It's one of only 350 motorcycles ...
March 30, 2018

Former Sturgis principal to lead school district
STURGIS, SD -  In a special meeting held this week, the Meade School Board unanimously approved hiring Jeff Simmons as the district’s new superintendent.   Simmons is no stranger to the Sturgis community.  He spent much of his academic career here both as a ...
March 29, 2018

New Indian Motorcycle model celebrates silver mining in Black Hills
STURGIS, SD - Everyone who knows Indian Motorcycle lore knows the story of C.F. "Pappy" Hoel, the Sturgis Indian Motorcycle dealer. In 1936, Hoel purchased an Indian franchise and opened his motorcycle shop on Junction Avenue in Sturgis. The following year, he co-founded the Jack...
March 29, 2018

Road construction season underway in South Dakota
STURGIS, S.D. – Just like the saying of there being only two seasons in South Dakota – winter and road construction - three projects in the Black Hills area will impact traffic for much of 2018. Rehabilitation work on the Haines Avenue and Maple Street bridges on Int...
March 29, 2018

Local World Water Day event planned
RAPID CITY, SD – A local celebration of international World Water Day, a day to celebrate fresh, unpolluted water, will be held at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City, SD, Saturday, March 31, 2018. The free event will include a concert, a silent auction, and snacks from Bre...
March 28, 2018

County looks for ways to offset costs of motorcyle rally
STURGIS, SD – Meade County States Attorney Kevin Krull will be spending a lot of time catching up on his reading. At a special meeting of the Meade County Commission, March 21, 2018, commissioners instructed the states attorney to explore all possibilities of charging an ev...
March 26, 2018

Deadwood study on vacant space identifies opportunity
DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota State University architecture graduate students have studied vacant spaces in nine buildings on Deadwood's Historic Main Street as part of an effort to identify economic initiatives for the city.The students scanned empty second-floor spac...
March 26, 2018

Same prosecutor assigned to local commissioner's trial
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A prosecutor will again handle the case of a Pennington County commissioner accused of violating a county zoning ordinance, despite the defendant's objections.Commissioner George Ferebee was found guilty in September of maintaining a septic system wi...
March 26, 2018

County to revise policy for gathering petition signatures
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Pennington County is revising its policy over where petitioners can solicit and gather signatures on the county's campus.  The Pennington County Board of Commissioners directed the state attorney's office  to draft a policy clarifying where...
March 26, 2018

Gambling takes another dive in Deadwood
DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) Gambling in Deadwood in February dropped seven percent from the previous year, after seeing about a similar percent increase in January. Data from the South Dakota Commission on Gaming show that slot machine gambling was down by six percent and table gam...
March 26, 2018

Assault, burglary case in Sturgis continues
STURGIS, S.D. - A Colorado teen has pleaded guilty to her role in a burglary and assault on a 53-year-old Sturgis woman. Elizabeth Mauk, age 18, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit burglary in the November 2017 incident. Mauk, who is from Fort Collins, faces up to 15 ...
March 20, 2018

City gifts Sturgis Motorcycle Museum with deed
STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum opened up in the old Sturgis Post Office on Main Street in 2001. In need of expansion, the City of Sturgis has signed over the building’s deed to the volunteers of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. That allows the museum to ...
March 20, 2018

Gun business exploding in the Black Hills
STURGIS, SD  - The personal-finance website Wallethub released a report on states that are most dependent on the gun industry in 2018. South Dakota falls number four on that list. With some of the devastating events taking place and talk on legislation to change gun laws, o...
March 20, 2018

Vietnam veteran pinning ceremony announced
STURGIS, SD - A Vietnam War 50th Anniversary commemoration ceremony to thank and honor Veterans of the Vietnam War is set for Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the Black Hills National Cemetery near here. The Department of Veterans Affairs Black Hills National Cemetery and VA Black Hi...
March 19, 2018

PALS Bike Park Fundraiser A Success
STURGIS, S.D. - Approximately $31,500.00 was raised during the Saturday night, March 3,  Bike Park Fundraiser held at the Knuckle Saloon. According to PALS organizers, "We couldn't have done it without the overwhelming support of our community members, businesses and commun...
March 15, 2018

Sturgis Community Showcase & Health Fair set for this week
STURGIS, SD – As winter inches into spring, thoughts often turn to healthier lifestyles and choices.  To help get people on the right tract, the annual Sturgis Community Showcase and Health Fair brings together services, professionals, and consumer goods all geared to ...
March 12, 2018

Sturgis & Meade County Historical Society to hold annual meeting
STURGIS, SD - A review of the past year's actvities and membership along with plans for the upcoming History Day in June are among the topics on the agenda for the annual meeting of the Sturgis & Meade County Historical Society. The meeting is open to the public and beg...
March 9, 2018

Community Garden applications being taken
STURGIS, SD – If you’ve got a green thumb but no space to use it, the Community Garden program offered in Sturgis may be for you.  City officials have announced that applications for spaces are now available through March 31. The Sturgis Community Garden Project...
March 9, 2018

R.E.D. Friday's recognize deployed service members
RAPID CITY, S.D. - South Dakota employers, schools and residents are encouraged to show their support for all service members deployed overseas by participating in R.E.D. (Remember Everyone Deployed) Shirt Friday event on March 16.The South Dakota National Guard, Ellsworth Air Fo...
March 9, 2018

Sturgis public works repairing sink hole
STURGIS, SD – A sink hole located above an existing drainage channel is being repaired by the Sturgis Public Works department.  The parameters of the sink hole in the located of 3rd and Douglas Street near the Sturgis Williams Middle School, reached about two feet bef...
March 8, 2018

Veterans Creative Arts Shows set for Sturgis, Hot Springs
STURGIS, SD - VA Black Hills Health Care System invites the public to attend the 2018 Veterans Creative Arts Shows. The Fort Meade show is March 7, 2018 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm in Building 145, Classroom 108. The Hot Springs show will be on March 14, 2018 from 2:00pm to 4:30pm in t...
March 2, 2018

Sturgis celebrates opening of new medical facilities
STURGIS, SD – A milestone was marked this week in Sturgis with the opening of the new $10.3 million expansion of Regional Health Sturgis Hospital and Clinic.  The new 20,000 square-foot clinic includes 36 medical examination rooms, four urgent care and walk-in exam ro...
March 2, 2018

Newell City Commission votes to remove member
NEWELL, SD – The Newell City Commission has voted to seek the removal of Commissioner Allen Youngberg from office.  Youngberg, 67,  was indicted by a grand jury in Butte County November  14, 2017. He was charged with stalking and sexual contact without conse...
March 1, 2018

City of Sturgis consolidates recycle sites
STURGIS, SD – A tidy community where recycling is available isn’t just a given.  It takes resources and work.  Not just from the city’s Public Works Department but from citizens too. And being environmentally responsible just got a bit easier with the...
February 27, 2018

Legislative Update
PIERRE, SD - We now have two weeks of session left and things are extremely hectic at the Capitol. Some significant bills have been going through and working their way through the process. In all my years of chairing the State Affairs committee in the House and Senate I have neve...
February 27, 2018

Sturgis Area Politics: No election for city council, Bradley throws hat in ring for county commisison
STURGIS, S.D. – In local political news, there will be no municipal election this year for the Sturgis City Council. The city finance office says only one petition was received for each of the four wards as of Friday’s deadline. Winning candidates for those wards ar...
February 26, 2018

"Kitchens of the Great Midwest" book discussion in Sturgis
STURGIS, SD - The love of food unfolds in unusual ways in "Kitchens of the Great Midwest", the first novel by J. Ryan Stradal.  Born with a “once-in-a-generation palate,” the book's central figure Eva Thorvald, is a food prodigy.  The eight chapters pai...
February 23, 2018

Sturgis considers open container on St. Patrick's Day
STURGIS, SD - Deadwood attracts a lot of attention on St. Patrick's Day and Sturgis is hoping make its Main Street another destination celebration for the popular day that recognizes the Irish culture. The city counciil will hold a public hearing March 5, 2018 to discuss lifting...
February 23, 2018

Sturgis Players to perform winter production
  STURGIS, SD - The Sturgis Players wiill perform their winter production, "Everybody Loves Opal" thiis weekend.   A comedy, the play centers on Opal Kronkie, a middle-aged recluse who exists in a general state of disarray.  She totes anything and everything...
February 23, 2018

Legislative Upate
PIERRE, SD - Some of the main highlights of recent legislation are as follows: Renewal of the Nonmeandering waters act:I am excited to announce that the Senate has approved SB24, which renews the current laws regarding the use of Non-meandering waters until 2021. SB24 allows&nbs...
February 20, 2018

Volunteer firefighting association files counterclaim to city's lawsuit
SPEARFISH, SD - A volunteer firefighter's association in Spearfish, SD has filed a countersuit to a legal action brought by the City of Spearfish that alleges the association may have misused taxpayer funds. The Spearfish Volunteer Firefighters’ Association has described t...
February 20, 2018

Land grant university buys land in Meade County
STURGIS, S.D. - Last week, Governor Dennis Daugaard signed Senate Bill 48 into law authorizing the purchase of 112 acres of property in Meade County by South Dakota State University. The land is located adjacent to the Sturgis Municipal Airport and is to be used for agricultural...
February 14, 2018

No public vote on emergency services funding in Meade County
STURGIS, SD – Efforts to find the ways to fund fire and ambulance services in the greater Sturgis area continues to be the focus of discussions. Among the issues are past and current agreements between the City of Sturgis and the Meade County Commission for ambulance servic...
February 5, 2018

Supreme Court overturns ruling barring Buffalo Chip from becoming municipality
STURGIS, S.D. - The South Dakota Supreme Court has overturned a judge's ruling that the Buffalo Chip Campground couldn't be its own town. The high court overturned a circuit court that had found the Meade County Board of Commissioners had erred when it allowed the Sturgis Motorc...
January 25, 2018

Four Chaplains Memorial Service to be held in Sturgis
STURGIS, SD - VA Black Hills Health Care System invites the public to attend the Four Chaplains Memorial Service at 1:30 p.m. on February 11, 2018 at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Sturgis.   Local Veteran organizations will participate in the event by placing...
January 25, 2018

Free Throw Championship set for weekend
STURGIS, SD - The St. Francis of Assisi Knights of Columbus council is holding a qualifying free throw competition open to both boys and girls.  Set for Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the Sturgis Armory, kids ages 9 - 14 are invited to participate. All contestants will b...
January 24, 2018

Black Hills region among fastest growing in state
RAPID CITY, SD - The Black Hills is one of the fastest growing regions in the state of South Dakota – 20 percent faster than any other area in the state.  Rapid City itself as has grown to over 55 square miles with almost 400 miles of roads within that area that const...
January 23, 2018

New brewery opens in Spearfish
SPEARFISH, S.D.  - Spearfish Brewing will host a grand opening, ribbon cutting event on February 1, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. The brewery and taproom is located at the intersection of Jackson Blvd. and Main Street in downtown Spearfish.  A window in the taproom will allow peop...
January 20, 2018

Sturgis municipal election set for April 10
STURGIS, S.D. - The 2018 elections will be for the following City Council seats: Ward 1 incumbent Rod Bradley, Ward 2 incumbent  Scott Peterson, Ward 3 incumbent Ron Waterland and Ward 4 incumbent Rhea Crane.  All elected officials serve three-year terms.  Petiti...
January 16, 2018

City of Sturgis continues process to form fire, ambulance districts
STURGIS, SD – A second meeting to explore forming two tax districts to provide emergency response services to Sturgis and outer areas saw more in attendance – and more ideas as to how to proceed with a process that will put  fire district and ambulance district b...
January 12, 2018

Second meeting set on proposed fire, ambulance service districts
STURGIS, SD – A second meeting on forming both a fire and ambulance district to serve the community of Sturgis and a defined area located within Meade County will be held this evening (Thurs., January 11, 2018)  at the Sturgis Community Center. A growing budget defici...
January 11, 2018

Town Hall set to discuss proposed fire and ambulance district
STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a town hall meeting Wednesday night to discuss the proposed creation of a fire and ambulance district. Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie says the district is being proposed because of the increase in the amo...
January 3, 2018

Special commission meeting to discuss lifting burn ban
STURGIS, SD – A special meeting of the Meade County Commission is planned for today, Wednesday, January 3, 2018.  According to Commissioner Galen Niederwerder, the issue at hand is his proposal to lift the burn ban in Meade County. Rural landowners who utilize garbag...
January 3, 2018

Third annual Taste of Sturgis coming in January
STURGIS, S.D. - Mark your calendar for Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, for the third annual Taste of Sturgis – a fundraiser for the Sturgis and Meade County Historical Society. The event will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. at Boulder Canyon Station Convention Center which is adjacent to t...
December 29, 2017

Historical Society to hold fundraiser
STURGIS, SD – The third annual Taste of Sturgis features area restaurants showcasing their favorite food in the categories of appetizer, main dish or dessert. A fundraiser the Sturgis and Meade County Historical Society, the event will be held Friday, January 26, 2018 from...
December 27, 2017

Regional Health helps restore Nolin Monument in Sturgis
STURGIS, S.D. – Regional Health Sturgis Hospital and Clinic announced that the refurbishment of the Nolin Monument has been completed. The monument honors Charles “Red” Nolin, a horseback mail carrier who was killed near the monument site in 1876. The monument i...
December 22, 2017

Commissioner Rausch-Commission conducts year-end business
STURGIS, S.D. - The Meade County Commission met in regular session on Wednesday, December 13.   The Commission received updates regarding status of the departments of the appointed officials.  One item of note is that the 4-H office will be relocating from the Erskine ...
December 20, 2017

Paige McPherson to be dedicated at Sturgis Community Center
STURGIS, SD - The Sturgis Community Center will hold a reception and ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication for the newly renovated Paige McPherson Room and Olympic Memorabilia Display on Thursday, December 21 at 4:00 PM.  The new Paige McPherson Room will be utilized for a...
December 15, 2017

Vandals damage historic Homestake mining buildings
LEAD, S.D. -  Vandals caused nearly $30,000 worth of damage to two historic buildings in the Black Hills. Built around 1919, powder houses were used to store explosives for mining by the Homestake Mining Company. Vandals put holes in the walls in one building and used wood...
December 1, 2017

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum set to begin remodeling project
STURGIS, S.D. - The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum has announced the start of a major remodeling project at their current location - 999 Main Street. A fundraising campaign is also underway.  According to the Museum's webpage:  As the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum has grown i...
November 21, 2017

 


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