Black Hills Knowledge Netowork

According to a ruling issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Indian Health Service hospital in Pine Ridge, South Dakota has been placed on “immediate jeopardy”…
Physicians working in emergency rooms throughout the Black Hills have noted an increase in emergency visits as a result of illicit and illegal drug use, reports the Black Hills Pioneer.…
On October 26, 1918, a man was arrested and brought to trial for spitting in public in Rapid City. According to the Rapid City Daily Journal, the anti-spitting ordinance was…
Sioux San – Rapid City Indian Health Service (IHS) Facility The Indian Health Service (IHS) is a federal health program for American Indians and Alaska Natives. IHS is an agency…
The Pennington County Commission denied a funding request in the amount of $90,000 for the county’s health facility, reports the Rapid City Journal. The request was made in advance of…
The Indian Health Service (IHS) recently set standardized wait times for its patients, reports KOTA News. The agency implemented a 28-day wait for scheduled primary care visits and 48-hour waits…
Students at Rapid City Area Schools will be able to select healthier meal items this school year, according to KOTA News. The new menu line is called “Rapid Choice Collection”…
The Delta Dental/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile dental clinic will visit Belle Fourche from August 21-15, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The mobile clinic aims to decrease the occurrence of dental…
Two years ago, the South Dakota State Legislature passed a law requiring all incoming sixth grade students to get the T-Dap and meningitis vaccines. According to KOTA News, last year…
Release by the Rapid City Collective Impact Food Security Oversight Committee:  RAPID CITY – Since April 2017, Mary Corbine, Food Security Manager at Feeding South Dakota, has been collecting baseline…
Regional Health Community Health Needs Assessment: Conducted by Regional Health, these studies highlight the strength and weaknesses in regional health and access to healthcare in West River, South Dakota. While…
Community Health Needs Assessment Regional Health Community Health Needs Assessment: Conducted by Regional Health, these studies highlight the strength and weaknesses in regional health and access to healthcare in West…
The Department of Veterans Affairs recently offered a demonstration of its new telehealth services, reports KOTA News. Telehealth services are being implemented in the VA as part of an effort…
Two proposed initiated measures for 2018 are looking to increase the tobacco tax, reports KOTA News. One version increases the tax on packs of 20 cigarettes would be raised by 50 cents,…
Residents of the Mesa View subdivision east of Rapid City limits who have been struggling with water quality issues for years are getting some much needed help. According to the…
The Indian Health Service (IHS) issued a statement explaining that the Sioux San Hospital emergency and inpatient departments will close completely within a year ,according to the Rapid City Journal. …
The Black Hills Farmers Market moved from Founders Park to 145 E Omaha Street for the 2017 season.  According to KEVN-Black Hills Fox, the move means there is more parking…
Hunter Moyer, M.D. will join the Regional Health Medical Clinic as a plastic surgeon reports the Meade County Times Tribune.  Dr. Moyer is board certified and specializes in cosmetic and…
A Rapid City town hall showed that while Representative Kristi Noem and some of her constituents may agree that health care needs fixing, they differ on the solution. The Rapid…
The Black Hills Veterans Administration Health Care System now offers a Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program that helps veterans cope with PTSD, reports the Rapid City Journal.  The program consists of a ten-bed…
Page 1 of 14

Get Involved!

  • Need more information? Rapid City Public Library associates are standing by to answer your questions! Ask away in the box below during business hours for live feedback.

    For more on this feature, click here.

  • bhkn donate

    Enjoy our work? Donate today to ensure that community members will have access to our wealth of news, history, and data for years to come.

  • 211 logoDid this post inspire you to get involved? Visit our partner 211's Volunteer Database to find volunteer opportunities in your community.

525 University Loop, Suite 202
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 716-0058   [email protected]