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Forest service burning debris in Black Hills

Jan. 07, 2022 17:06 PM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has started burning piles of forest debris in the Black Hills. The Rapid City Journal reported Friday that workers plan to burn the debris for the next several weeks. Drivers on Interstate 90 could see heavy smoke near the Spearfish...

Public-private partners build affordable Spearfish housing

Dec. 18, 2021 01:04 AM EST

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — Construction is underway at Sky Ridge, an affordable home development on the northern edge of the Black Hills. The Spearfish project will have 150 houses, walking trails, and softball and soccer fields. The development reflects some current trends in South...

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,...