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The Deadwood City Commission approved a 2018 budget of $16.3 million, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The Fiscal Year 2018 budget marks a $2.3 million decrease following the completion of…
Voters in Lead recently approved a referred chicken ownership measure, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Although the Lead City Commission had approved the ordinance in June, a chicken opposition group…
City officials in Lead have placed old water meters on display to help explain to city residents exactly why the meters were in need of replacing, reports the Black Hills…
Deadwood City Commissioners are currently looking into tax incentives to spark economic development in the city, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. At a recent city commission meeting, commissioners discussed the…
The Spearfish City Council is set for the first reading of its 2018 budget proposal on Tuesday, September 5th. The budget proposed will have an overall decrease of 1.8 percent…
Lead city officials received a petition with 130 signatures asking the city government to overturn their June referendum allowing certain barnyard animals on residential property. According to the Black Hills…
The board of trustees for the Spearfish Rural Fire Protection District is expected to begin negotiating contracts for fire protection services, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The board is planning…
Several renovations were recently completed at Spearfish schools, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Two air-handlers with a capacity of 15 tons were installed over the summer at the district's high…
The Spearfish City Council recently decided to delay the implementation of the Jackson Boulevard redesign in order to avoid three seasons of construction on a major thoroughfare in the city,…
Revenue and enrollment numbers have been declining for the Lead-Deadwood School District, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The decline in revenue for the locally-funded district is largely due to a…
Deadwood’s casinos saw an uptick in revenue last month, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. In July 2017, just over $106 million was played on machines and tables in the city,…
The Spearfish City Council recently approved the purchase of a mobile surveillance camera, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The camera would be used in problem areas in order to deter…
Work at the intersection of First Avenue and 27th Street—near the Exit 14 reconstruction project in Spearfish—is anticipated to conclude in approximately three weeks, as reported by the Black Hills…
An opening ceremony for the completion of a hiking trail that connects Deadwood and Lead will be held on September 9, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The trail begins in…
The Deadwood City COmmission recently approved an increase of $600,000 in tax incremental financing to the Cadillac Jack’s expansion project, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The increase in financial support…
The north wall of the Historic Homestake Opera House is nearing completion, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Workers have finished replacing the understructure for the wall as well as installing…
The Fiscal Year 2018 Budget for the Spearfish School District was recently approved by the Spearfish School Board, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The FY18 general fund contribution increased slightly…
Although an original form of the proposal called for bicycle lanes on Jackson Boulevard from University to 11th Streets, the updated plan calls for bicycle lanes on a shorter segment…
With trout densities approaching 4,000 per square mile, experts reduced the total number of brown trout in Spearfish Canyon last year, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Trout over three years…
Several improvement projects are taking place at Lead-Deadwood schools this summer, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The total cost of the renovation projects totals approximately $213,000. The Lead-Deadwood High School received…
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