Latest Spearfish News

Fatal disease has found its way to Badlands bighorn sheep

Dec. 04, 2021 01:19 AM EST

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — The bighorn sheep in Badlands National Park are experiencing a die off caused by the same bacteria that has ravaged the other wild sheep herds in the state as well as countless others throughout the West. Since August, when the first sheep in the...

Annual sandhill crane migration takes birds to Texas, Mexico

Nov. 08, 2021 01:04 AM EST

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — Each October, a high bugling call is heard overhead in western South Dakota. An eye turned upward may have to search before it spies what makes the sound — sometimes thousands of feet above. Sandhill cranes migrate through the area, riding...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Oct. 27, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

Black Hills Pioneer. October 22, 2021. Editorial: Black Hills State University needs to be heard Black Hills State University has plenty to boast about. But it seems university leadership and supporters need to crow a bit louder,...

Mineral exploration company looks for gold in Black Hills

Oct. 15, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — A junior mineral exploration company is making a new push to find gold in the Black Hills. Solitario Zinc Corp. arrived in Spearfish in July. Todd Christensen, a geologist with Solitario, says the company was invited to evaluate some claims from...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 09, 2021 04:00 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Harding County def. Newell, 25-11, 25-19, 27-25 East/West Tournament= Brandon Valley def. Rapid City Stevens, 25-11, 25-19 Brandon Valley def. Sturgis Brown, 25-17, 25-5 ...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Sep. 22, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

Black Hills Pioneer. September 17, 2021. Editorial: CTE programs provide valuable learning Thirty years ago, if a student was enrolled in shop class or auto body class, some may have seen that as an alternative to scholastic pursuits, including...

Thune challenger among Jan. 6 demonstrators in Washington

Sep. 20, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Black Hills candidate who wants to unseat South Dakota Sen. John Thune in next year's Republican primary says he demonstrated in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6 against President Joe Biden’s victory. Mark Mowry, of Spearfish, says his candidacy...

Saturday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Bennett County def. Lyman, 25-17, 25-19, 25-16 Pierre def. Sioux Falls Lincoln, 25-17, 25-23, 25-22 Sanborn Central/Woonsocket def. Oldham-Ramona/Rutland, 15-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-18 Sioux...

Spearfish roundabout features huge stainless steel sculpture

Sep. 18, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — As the work on the Jackson Boulevard improvement project comes to a close, one major finishing touch was added to the roundabout at the intersection at Jackson Boulevard and Ames Street. “I feel real fortunate because I always get to put the...