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DEADWOOD — A six- to seven-month project that will shore up the Lawrence County Courthouse roof and compromised masonry will likely ramp up next week, as the Lawrence County Commission awarded the project contract to Texas-based Precision Construction and Roofing for $1,616,552.

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DEADWOOD — Lead-Deadwood High School science teacher Brady Besco saw an opportunity for his students to help clean up Whitewood Creek, contacted Deadwood city officials to get a community partnership flowing, and Saturday morning, it was all hands-on deck for a spring spruce-up one of Deadwo…

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LEAD — A recent economic and fiscal impact study demonstrates that activities at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) will have significant benefits for the state of South Dakota over the next decade. From 2020 to 2029, SURF’s net economic impact is projected to reach $1.6 billio…

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SPEARFISH — When the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, makeSPACE temporarily closed its physical doors to the public. After consultations with local hospitals and clinics, they realized there was an immediate need for cloth masks for healthcare workers and patients. By the end of March,…

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SUNDANCE, Wyo. — Fire crews with Black Hills National Forest’s Bearlodge Ranger District, will burn hand piles Tuesday on Fish Mountain, located east of Highway 585 in the Black Buttes, south of Sundance, Wyo., and in the Herman area, south of Hwy 24 off of FSR 838/Lame Jones, approximately …

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BELLE FOURCHE –– Whether you are in the market for a new website or need your existing one spruced up, Deb Elliot’s Life Light Creative, is full service, one-stop shop that can make your webs dreams a reality.

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SPEARFISH — The Jackson Boulevard construction project is progressing, and the contractor is scheduled to install underground utilities in the intersection of University Street and Jackson Boulevard starting Monday.

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SPEARFISH — Keating Resources has officially opened The Hills Self Storage (www.thehillsselfstorage.com) in Spearfish on May 11 with a celebratory ribbon cutting. The facility is located in a 52,000 square foot facility on 6 acres fronting Interstate 90 located at 125 Industrial Drive.

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SPEARFISH — Around 1:45 p.m. Friday, officials from Spearfish Fire Department, Spearfish Ambulance Service, and Lawrence County Sherriff’s Office responded to an SUV that had rolled off the road near Mossing Lane. According to police radio traffic, the female driver was reported to have sust…

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DEADWOOD — A Wyoming woman convicted at trial in March for embezzling thousands of dollars from the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge 25 and Independent Order of Odd Fellows Grand Lodge while acting as secretary for the organization was sentenced by 4th Circuit Court Judge Eric Strawn a…

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PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem has ordered that flags be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol from sunrise until sundown on Sunday, May 16 in honor of former State Representative Charles “Chuck” Welke. Chuck served as state senator from 2013 to 2014.

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DEADWOOD — A man originally accused of keeping a place for the use or sale of a controlled drug or substance in Lead pleaded guilty to a lessor charge and was sentenced on two different cases involving drugs by 4th Circuit Court Judge Eric Strawn at the Lawrence County Courthouse May 4.

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SPEARFISH — As communities throughout the Black Hills prepare for Initiated Measure 26, which will legalize medical marijuana in South Dakota to come into effect on July 1, City Attorney Ashley McDonald updated the city council, during its May 3 meeting on the progress being made to regulate…

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SPEARFISH — Jon Larsen of Fisker Larsen photography captured this shot early Monday morning north of Whitewood. You can see more of Jon’s work, and order prints at fiskr-larsen.pixels.com.

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LEAD — Mile High Community Garden organizers are getting ready to prepare a new space for spring planting, and they need volunteers to help with the endeavor.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings.

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CUSTER — Black Hills National Forest officials have clarified how Off-Highway Vehicle’s (OHV) are to be measured when riders are operating on motorized trails designated 62 inches or less.

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LEAD — The Lead-Deadwood Elementary School fifth grade classrooms were abuzz with excitement and angst, as students prepared to deliver their Famous Faces presentations to fellow classmates, loved ones, and teachers. From Dolly Parton in her coat of many colors to Muhammad Ali putting up his…