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Recent articles by Jeffrey:

Dumping 560 gallon buckets of water in the wind, SD Wildland Fire training

South Dakota Wildland Fire teamed up with the National Guard for a federally mandated ground and aviation recertification at Angostura Reservoir. → Read More

Tourism numbers continue to climb sky high, South Dakota 2021 Annual Tourism Report

The Department of Tourism is reporting sharp increases in visitors, and their spending habits. → Read More

Despite initial concerns over material shortages, Rapid City construction projects remain mostly on time

The materials aren't as big of a concern as they may have been, and projects across Rapid City press on in a timely manner. → Read More

Gas prices nearly 40 cents up in Rapid City compared to last month; RV owners not happy

Around the nation, gas prices are averaging nearly half a dollar more than last month. With trends continuing upwards, some RV owners are concerned about the future. → Read More

Church in town holds a bake sale and proceeds partially go the homeless

The baked goods had an ethnic spin to them. Where the Greek, Arabic and Eastern European platters are selling for 20-dollars. If you missed the bake sale this afternoon, Father Joseph Longofono says they’ll be selling more of the platters following tomorrow morning’s service at 10 a.m. → Read More

Barrel rolls, back flips and bouncing through the sky, Ellsworth Air Show has begun

Years have flown by since Ellsworth Air Force Base has decorated the sky with aircraft. → Read More

Great Plains Tribal Health board to address behavioral health with $4.5 million grant

The funds came in three separate grants from the Indian Health Service and are seeking to address domestic violence, youth suicide and rape. → Read More

Business gifts staff $130 a month in light of fuel cost increases

First Interstate Bank started a fuel stipend in April in an effort to ease the financial burden of fuel costs on employees making $65,000 a year or less. → Read More

Warmer weather also means hotter crime in Rapid City, preventing car theft

Rapid City police are reporting an increase in car burglaries, where sometimes a firearm is stolen. Usually that weapon isn't seen again until it's used in another crime. → Read More

Blue Angels, what it takes to pilot and manage an aircraft that can reach speeds of 1,190 MPH

Reaching speeds that generate 7.5 G's feels like, "a baby rhinoceros sitting on your chest," described by Frank Zastoupil, Blue Angels Pilot #4. → Read More

An emotional send off to 25 years of collecting 15,000 Hot Wheels

Dan says people often ask him, “you collect hot wheels? ‘No,’ I say, ‘I hoard them!’ This was my toybox right here,” Dan says encompassed by a massive collection of Hot Wheels and on the verge of tears, “and you’d say, ‘come on down, look at my toy box,’ and they’d say, ‘you’re crazy!” → Read More

Don’t forget about your pet and livestock needs heading into fire season

As we head into fire season here in the Hills, it’s a good time to be thinking about what to do for yourself in the event of a wildfire as well as for your pets and livestock. → Read More

Study shows 2020 gun violence breaks records with 45,222 US deaths

That's 124 people per day, and demonstrates a 35% increase in gun related homicide. Gun violence is the leading cause for death in children, teens and young adults 25 and younger. Where they were 10 times more likely to die because of a firearm than COVID-19. → Read More

Police have a man in custody after two Rapid City gas station robberies

Rapid City Police say an employee told them a man came up to the register with his hands in his pockets and demanded money. When the clerk did not do so, the man left. No more than 10 minutes later, police were dispatched to the Common Cents on Mount Rushmore Road for a similar report of a man with his hands in his pockets demanding money at the register. That time, the man said he had a gun,… → Read More

Elementary school teacher recognized for excellence, and her students love her

Jennifer Macziewski teaches K-1 at Valley View Elementary School. She grew up in the Rapid City Area School District, and has been teaching for 11 years. Now, the South Dakota Department of Education is recognizing her. Her students approve, “because I like Mrs. Macziewski!” → Read More

Women on the frontlines of the housing crisis

For three days, a volunteer effort led by Habitat for Humanity will exclusively feature women building a Habitat home for a fellow woman in need. → Read More

It’s Star Wars day, “May the Fourth be with you.”

Star Wars fandom can last a life time. “I was a geek as a kid. I’m still a geek now. Luckily, geeks are popular now. Unfortunately for me, when I was kid they weren’t.” → Read More

A couple of Rapid City non profits recognized by SD Hall of Fame for excellence

Storybook Island is awarded for making their grounds far more accessible by adding things like sensory boards for autistic children, and even introducing Braille for the blind. → Read More

What could a leaked Supreme Court draft document mean for abortion in the Midwest?

South Dakota has a trigger ban if Roe vs. Wade is overturned, which would make abortions immediately illegal in the state. → Read More

The Nation has been all about beer, but could the microbrewery hype be on the decline?

Early data for 2022 suggests brewery closures are on the rise, which could be attributed to increased costs and supply chain challenges that are tough for small businesses to overcome. → Read More