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Officials inspecting Black Hills tunnels

South Dakota officials are inspecting seven scenic tunnels in the Black Hills this week for structural integrity. Engineers and a geologist are monitoring the tunnels on Needles Highway and Iron Mountain Road to determine unsound rock, weathering and erosion. They do so by gently tapping hammers onto the tunnels, which were blown out of granite…Continue Reading

Rapid City school board adopts controversial policy revision

The Rapid City School Board has narrowly approved a controversial policy on gender identity inclusion for Western Dakota Tech. Parents and others packed a meeting Monday night where the board voted 4-3 to adopt a revised harassment and discrimination policy to include transgender and gender nonconforming people. The policy change faced opposition with one woman…Continue Reading

Lead noise ordinance to become law

A new ordinance about to become a law in Lead will help officials measure how much noise is too much noise. This ordinance allows the noise to be measured by setting specific decibel levels for residential, business, and industrial areas.  If a person nearby feels that neighbors or surrounding businesses are being too loud they…Continue Reading

GF&P shoots Mountain Lion near Deadwood

State wildlife officials shot and killed a young mountain lion in the Deadwood area for safety reasons. The lion was killed Tuesday, a day after being spotted near Deadwood’s Welcome Center carrying a dead deer down a walking path. Trenton Haffley with South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks says the 1 1/2-year-old, 77-pound male lion was…Continue Reading

Spearfish burglary suspect arrested in North Dakota

The suspect in a series of Spearfish burglaries has been arrested in North Dakota, Spearfish Police believe 27-year-old Chase Allen Spencer burglarized several homes in the area of Tranquility Lane during the early morning hours Wednesday, Oct. 10. The burglar stole credit cards and cash. Several cars were also burglarized around the same time and…Continue Reading

Infant dies of injuries in hit-and-run crash

A 1-year-old infant has died from injuries sustained in Friday’s crash in Rapid City that also seriously injured two adults. Police say the victims’ names are withheld pending notification of families. The crash happened Friday afternoon at the intersection of East Boulevard and East New York Street. The driver of a Pontiac Grand Prix was trying to…Continue Reading

2 dead in Lead house fire

Two people died early Saturday morning in a house fire in Lead. The alarm came in at 4:39 Saturday morning according to a release from the Lead Volunteer Fire Department. The Lead Volunteer Fire Department rushed out to a home at 10 Parkdale Avenue. They found a fire burning with heavy smoke in the top…Continue Reading

Hermosa man sentenced on identity theft and fraud charges

A Hermosa man was sentenced to almost four years in federal prison for fraud and identity theft. Tobin Nettifee, 40, was convicted of access device fraud and aggravated identity theft. That drew a sentence, handed down Tuesday, of three years and nine months in prison. Nettifee reportedly used another person’s identity to get three credit…Continue Reading

Punishment handed down in Poet’s Table case

Prosecutors have resolved charges against two sisters accused of vandalizing a popular Black Hills hiking spot known as Poet’s Table. Skyler Anders and Shelby Johnson originally were cited with intentionally damaging property and petty theft, both misdemeanors, and were set for trial this month. But the Custer County State’s Attorney’s Office says Anders and Johnson…Continue Reading

Custer man dies in mobile home fire

Authorities say a 58-year-old man has died in a mobile home fire in southwestern South Dakota. The Custer County Sheriff’s Office says Richard Roberts was found dead in his home west of Custer after the fire was called in late Monday night. Sheriff’s officials were on the scene within five minutes, but the mobile home…Continue Reading