A severe storm made its way through the Black Hills last night, producing lots of lightning, high winds, and some hail. Although the storm system has passed, its damage is only starting to be assessed.
Five million Americans bought a gun for the first time in 2020, according to the Firearm Industry Trade Association, and as gun sales rose, ammunition became harder to find. One local shooting range says a year and a half later business has not slowed down.
Tomorrow the hallways of grade schools across Rapid City will be filled with thousands of kids beginning a new school year. Part of preparing for the arrival of students is getting lunches ready to serve, but that can be a challenge when the cafeteria is short staffed.
Pioneers came to the Black Hills in the late 1800′s in search of gold, and in that same spirit the Black Hills are attracting the pioneers of today, scientists who are looking to unlock the secrets of the universe.
Previously we reported that the Oglala Sioux Tribe Ambulance Service workers are planning to walk out on Friday, saying that they’re underpaid and understaffed. In response, the Oglala Sioux Tribal government is taking action to make sure the reservation is not left without ambulance services this weekend.
temperatures hit 100 degrees on Tuesday, leaving most of the Black Hills categorized as either high fire danger or extreme fire danger. Throughout the year forest rangers help prepare the woods for these types of hot temperature days.
The threat of wildfires has been moderate to high for most of the summer, but with temperatures expected to reach 100 degrees Tuesday, the ever-present fire danger in the Black Hills becomes more of a concern.
The dollar hasn’t been stretching as far as it used to, especially at the pump. According to AAA gas prices are at the highest they’ve been all year with the national average at $3.19 over a $1.00 more than last year. But that isn’t the end of the story, for Western South Dakota tourism spikes the already high price of gas.
Every August, the hills roar with the sound of motorcycles, and while the focus is in Sturgis, the bikes can be found throughout the area, even in towns with a population size of 814 there is no room to park.
You spent hours on a plane, anticipating the arrival to your destination, only to realize that once you touch down there are no cars to rent and if there are, the price is a hefty one. You may think that only happens at far away tourist locations, but it’s a problem right here in Black Hills.
Car crashes, forest fires, and medical traumas are just a few things the Rapid City Fire Department respond to, and right now those emergency response calls are not slowing down, as fighters fighters gear up for busy rally week.
Deadwood is not only known for its wild west history, but also for the untamed beauty of the hills that surround it, and one Deadwood hotel is making sure that beauty remains as wild as Deadwood’s past.
Homeowners struggling to pay the bills have an extra month before the eviction moratorium expires. Friday The United States Department of Agriculture revealed that homeowners faced with eviction have until September 30th to better position themselves financially, if they financed their home with a with USDA mortgage.
One Florida man took his motorcycle all the way from the beach to the mountains. Retired Gainesville Florida Police Officer, Matthew Nechodom is traveling across the country with his motorcycle, making pit stops along the way to provide free lunches for law enforcement.
The nationwide eviction moratorium comes to an end Saturday, the moratorium put in place by the White House prevented landlords from evicting tenants who couldn’t pay their rent due to the economic impact of the pandemic. This shift in law calls into question how Rapid City is preparing for the change.
One of the most decorated Olympic gymnasts sent shock waves around the world, Simone Biles withdrew from the gymnastics final, saying it was for mental health reasons. Some call the decision controversial, others call it brave, either way mental health professionals think her decision paints a good picture of how serious mental health can be.
Firearm sales are through the roof, and part of the reason why has to do with new gun owners. The Firearm Industry Trade Association reported that 5 million Americans purchased a gun for the first time in 2020. Leaving all those new gun owners in need of a place to practice.
You may remember shopping at the grocery store and getting a whole week’s worth of food for just $25, now when you spend $100 dollars at the store, it’s hard to remember what you bought. Rising prices of goods and services could signal the health of our economy.
Anyone with a green thumb knows that the garden teaches patience, care and watchfulness. The Pennington County Sheriff’s office is hoping to sow these valuable life lessons, by giving inmates the chance to grow alongside what they plant.
Last November, Rapid City Police Officer, Jeffery Otto was fired after the officer called into dispatch calling for a Mercedes Benz he thought was being driven by a young Native American to be stopped. When the officer found out that the driver was not Indigenous, he said the car didn’t need to be pulled over.
California, Washington, and Oregon are some of the states battling widespread forest fires, the particles from the burning forests are swept up by high winds and taken across the country, causing haze in the South Dakota sky.
U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), chairman of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), ranking member of the committee, this week applauded the Senate for unanimously passing the Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2021.
Since last Wednesday, South Dakota has seen an increase of 200 cases bringing the state’s total number to 124,948. Since Monday, the state of Wyoming has seen a 279 increase in COVID-19 cases bringing the total number of cases to 63,988.
"Even when I was going to school here in Rapid City, elders used to talk about the school children that were buried up there somewhere. Sights unknown, of course, those sites have now been identified. it is now time to acknowledge that they lived even for the short time they did,"
Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin successfully blasted off to space today, landing on the same week Apollo 11 made it to the moon 52 years ago. For Rapid City Councilman for Ward Two, Ritchie Nordstrom this anniversary brings back memories of his role in space history.
The Beetles were on tour, Winston Churchill was laid to rest, and the Saint Louis Arch was constructed all in the 1960′s, and in that same era, the main transmission line providing power to Rapid City was built. Black Hills Energy says it was time to take the regions electric grid from vintage to modern.
The northern plains are hot and dry this year, and as the sun continues to peek through the smoky air, the cattle industry in Western South Dakota is beginning to suffocate, leaving ranchers and farmers praying for rain.
Nationwide Drug related deaths jumped 30% in 2020, according to new data released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rise in deaths is attributed to an increased use of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid drug. However, there is not just one drug crisis in America but two.