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Past articles by Erin:

'Neither Wolf Nor Dog' a journey of life with Chief Bald Eagle

When Scottish film director Steven Lewis Simpson agreed to turn Kent Nerburn’s best-selling novel “Neither Wolf Nor Dog” into a movie — he needed two things — the right location → Read More

Film starring Lakota elder playing in Spearfish

“Neither Wolf Nor Dog,” an indie movie starring the late Lakota elder and Chief Dave Bald Eagle, opens today at Spearfish’s Northern Hills Cinema for a one-week run. → Read More

Life at 100 looks pretty good for this centenarian

When Richard Smith was born, the average life expectancy for men was 46. → Read More

Books 4 Kids brings author to four area schools

Four West River elementary schools are stops on the first annual Books 4 Kids “Fall Into Books” tour. → Read More

Hard work, dedication define Black Hills Works 2017 honorees

It’s a night to shine. → Read More

There's no place like home for the holidays

Icicle lights dangle from the wrought iron fence, pumpkins adorn the 132 year-old porch, and mere feet away Joseph and Mary pray over the newborn Christ child. → Read More

Scare in the Square is Saturday

Celebrate Halloween in Downtown Rapid City with Scare in the Square from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Main Street Square. → Read More

New book marks Fort Pierre trade history

PIERRE | No other part of the West saw such a succession of trading posts as did the heart of modern-day South Dakota, where the Bad River meets the Missouri → Read More


Schnee to head physics dept. → Read More

Story of Ellsworth exhibit opens at The Journey

The Journey Museum & Learning Center's newest exhibit, "Wild Blue Yonder — The Story of Ellsworth AFB," opens with a reception at 5 p.m. Friday. → Read More

BHSU center to be renamed in honor of Jace DeCory

Black Hills State University will dedicate the Center for American Indian Studies in honor of Jace DeCory, associate professor emeritus, at 1 p.m. today in Jonas Hall. → Read More

Crazy Horse Memorial raises admission price

Crazy Horse Memorial increased its admission prices effective Oct. 14. This is the first price increase in four years, according to memorial staff. → Read More

Bear cubs breakout short-lived

It was barely sunset when Pennington County Sheriff's Deputy Kylie Kintigh got "a once in a lifetime call" Sunday evening. → Read More

Hurricane aftermath: One local woman's effort to help

Imagine no drinkable water. No means to keep food safe — or cook the food you have. No electricity. No air conditioning. No fans to move the stale air. No → Read More

BHSU names residence hall after Lionel Bordeaux

SPEARFISH | Black Hills State University will dedicate the newest campus residence hall in honor of Lionel R. Bordeaux, BHSU class of 1964 alumni, and 64 and one of the → Read More

Vagabond folk duo makes stop at Miner Brewing Co.

HILL CITY | The Miner Brewing Music Series begins its slate of indoor fall and winter concerts with a performance by wandering folk-Americana duo The Rough & Tumble at 8:30 → Read More

Bazaars, fairs and festivals ring in the season of holidays

The morning dew is distinctly frosty. → Read More

Four-day festival offers books for everyone

More than 70 authors representing just about every literary genre from nonfiction to fiction, history to fantasy, children’s books to adult literature will take part in the four-day 2017 South → Read More

When behaving badly is oh so good

Tammy Barrows knows women and the books they like to read — behind closed doors, under the bed covers or camouflaged behind the jackets of more “intellectual” literary fare. → Read More

Learn to age gracefully at upcoming expo

Knowledge is power when it comes to aging well. The upcoming second annual Aging Gracefully Expo is designed to educate and equip people to thrive in their older years. → Read More