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I write this with sadness and frustration. Whitewood Creek Road has been one of my extended family’s favorite places to walk for many years. So peaceful and calm and suddenly there is a gate across the road with a lock on it stating:

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We’ve witnessed many things in the past 15 months; good, bad and otherwise. As the warmer weather set in the Black Hills, one thing became fairly evident fairly quickly — our residents are eager to get out. Same goes for our visitors. As far as a “good thing,” Deadwood has been a beacon for …

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It was great to see some of the activities and events coming this summer to the Booth Hatchery and Archives in Spearfish.

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As a retired member of the U.S. Foreign Service, I was proud to represent America in five countries over my 23 years of service. I write this in advance of Foreign Service Day on May 7, a day designated by Congress to honor our active-duty and retired members of the Foreign Service.

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Along with the May reminders to think about Mom, I get a daily reminder on my doorstep in the form of three newspapers. I still read physical newspapers, and I always will.

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I am a senior at Spearfish High School. The Hideaway hills sinkhole is a mess. Many families are suffering due to this sinkhole. My uncle has a house right next to the sinkhole. This sinkhole is terrible and someone is to blame, whether it’s the state of the developer. Many families are with…

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If people want to advocate removing the name Custer from the city, county and state park then we most assuredly should remove the name of Crazy Horse. He led raids that killed far more pioneers and settlers than Custer killed Indians.

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I felt compelled to reply to Joanne Goodrich’s letter to the editor about Uncle Louie’s coming to Spearfish even though she didn’t name the restaurant. I read the same article and was excited they were opening an Uncle Louie’s in Spearfish. We need more restaurants in Spearfish and I have he…

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An article in the March 11 Black Hills Pioneer carried news of the increased use of gift cards by scammers.  I quickly skimmed the article then set the paper aside.  The very next day, I received an email from an elderly relative requesting my help in obtaining a gift card for a niece’s birt…

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I left my wallet in the cart at Spearfish Safeway on the evening of Monday, Feb. 8. I did not even notice until the next morning. I went to Safeway and they had it all intact. I am so grateful to whoever found it and took it inside. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are a good, ki…

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Really? Restaurant moving to Spearfish and having a “gorging contest”?  People are lining up for food boxes to feed their families. I just don’t think this is something Sturgis or Spearfish or the world or the world needs now.

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This Pioneer reader looks forward to this Pioneer as a good source for local, state and national and even international news. I volunteered for a number of years at the Archives of the D.C. Booth National fish hatchery here in Spearfish. The hatchery archives are a great source to learn of e…

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On Jan. 6, I was watching the official count of the Electoral College votes. Suddenly the reporters outside the Capitol became panicky as they were being pushed and overrun. They reported that the Capitol was being invaded. I watched in terror as a mob of violent people screaming like animal…

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I am writing in response to Mr. Odenbach’s comments regarding house bills 1157 and 1158 as reported in the Black Hills Pioneer. I was concerned about comments suggesting some schools or teachers are wrongly using “center-right, good South Dakota folks’ tax money to teach a complete left-wing…

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I question the wisdom of having political parties write civics curriculum for our students, particularly in a strong one party state as we are in. This brings to mind history lessons where leaders dictated teachings to students to indoctrinate them to their way of thinking.

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First and foremost, my comments herein are apolitical, with no opinion either way about past President Trump.  My comments instead address Constitutional Law.

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The school nurses, along with the Meade School District, would like to thank Sturgis Rally Charities for their generous donation of $5,000 to bring the Delta Dental Mobile Program to the Meade School District. This donation pays for the Delta Mobile to serve students every February and Novem…

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Perhaps Governor Noem needs to peruse the K-12 curriculum to realize civics is taught in:

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Sens. John Thune and Mike Rounds should vote to convict Donald Trump when his impeachment trial concludes in the U. S. Senate. President Trump, by his words that had clear meaning to his followers, incited an insurrection against the very government he leads, resulting in the mob riot at the…

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In Gov. Kristi Noem’s speech to the state she referred to an article in the Federalist that said that children were being indoctrinated in schools and moving to the left. In this article by Joy Pullman she says that good civics teaches students “how to be self-governing rather than governed,…

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When SD Attorney General Ravnsborg was ask by a reporter whether he has attempted to contact Boever’s family, Ravnsborg replied, “We attempted to reach out to them early on.”

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I fully agree with the points made in the December 12, 2020 editorial, “South Dakota’s financial gain came with other sacrifices”.  It has been scientifically proven that wearing masks helps prevent the spread of this virus.  While I understand her reluctance to issue a mask mandate, she sho…

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Greetings citizens of the Northern Hills! Many of you know me in an official capacity as the director of a local non-profit. I am writing this as a private citizen and not in any official capacity.

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I commend you for your willingness to challenge Governor Noem’s role in dealing with the pandemic.  It seems to me that her major concern is the dollars that keeping the state “open” will bring in. The fact that doing so has cost more illness and deaths proportionally than almost anywhere in…

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On behalf of the Spearfish Senior Center, I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to our Building Repair Fund. As many people are aware, our building suffered major water damage due to an underground water leak. Damages have added up to over $93,000 which was not covered by insura…

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Have you noticed the number of Covid-19 cases in SD is trending down?  Do you think that MaskUp SD and MaskUp Spearfish plus the fact that more people are wearing masks has anything to do with it?  I do. Keep it up, SD!  Now is not the time to start thinking masks are not necessary.

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In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Noem recommended and encouraged South Dakotans to “wear masks, social distance and practice good hygiene.” “This is not a sprint but a marathon.” “Be responsible.”

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An article in the Pioneer regarding a proposed uranium mine in the southwest Hills leaves the impression that uranium mining is safe and clean, and that groundwater would be protected. Nothing could be farther from the truth.