COLONY, Wyo. (AP) — A crash in northeastern Wyoming has injured a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper.
Patrol officials said Tuesday the trooper was in the driver's seat of a patrol vehicle after...
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming trustees have chosen three finalists for the job of university president.
The three, announced Thursday, are: Gregory W. Bowman, dean of West...
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A former Indian Health Service pediatrician was sentenced Monday for sexually abusing Native American children while on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota....
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming launched an investigation into then-President Laurie Nichols after receiving accusations that she verbally abused employees, records obtained by...
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — Polaris Industries plans to close its plant in western South Dakota and move the work to Iowa.
The plant in Spearfish specializes in painting parts for Indian...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two South Dakota residents accused of dealing large quantities of methamphetamine have been sentenced in federal court.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota high school playoff football game that ended with the undefeated Pierre Governors walloping the winless Spearfish Spartans 103-0 have some people, including...
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota native has taken command of the Navy's newest warship.
The USS Cincinnati combat ship was commissioned last week in Gulf Port, Mississippi. Jedediah...
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified a 57-year-old woman who died in a pickup crash in Spearfish Canyon.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol says Robin Stensgard, of Lead, was...
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — A 57-year-old woman has died in a pickup crash in Spearfish Canyon.
The woman was driving southbound on U.S. Highway 14A southwest of Spearfish on Wednesday afternoon...
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A company that unsuccessfully sought unsuccessfully to mine for gold near the rim of Spearfish Canyon is preparing to renew the effort.
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — A Spearfish woman wants area residents to know the dangers of watching a thunderstorm outside.
Stephanie Barry and her sister ventured out the High Plains Western...
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — Lookout Mountain is a multi-use area in Spearfish, and during favorable weather, multiple uses are visible every day, with hikers, mountain bikers, and others enjoying the...
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — Belle Fourche and Spearfish school cafeterias this year served produce that was grown locally — and indoors.
The Belle Fourche School District has for two years...
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — During her tenure, the organization has been housed at four different locations and changed its name three times. The work, however, remains just as rewarding for Roxie...
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — The population of a bird listed as a threatened species in South Dakota is stable in the Spearfish and Whitewood creek watersheds but not expanding, a study has...
DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — The former chief of the Spearfish Volunteer Fire Department who pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from a firefighter's association can have his criminal record...
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — Built by the first mayor of Spearfish, George Favorite, in 1895, the modern farmhouse is getting a facelift inside and out.
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — It's been nearly a decade since a Spearfish student won Best in Show in the South Dakota Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Jane Doerges, 15, broke the streak recently.
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — The Jackson Boulevard Historic District in Spearfish has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
The Register is the federal government's list of...
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — In the midst of patrons running laps and playing pickleball, a display devoted to the art of perspective is currently set up in the Lookout Room at the Spearfish rec center....
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — A popular trail just outside of Spearfish is close to being officially included in the Black Hills National Forest trails system.
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SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — A Spearfish woman faces felony child abuse and drug charges after authorities say her grandchild ingested methamphetamine while she was baby-sitting the child.
Forty-three-year-old Michelle Humann was arrested Jan. 7 after her 2-year-old grandchild began exhibiting unusual behavior. Authorities say the parents took the child to the hospital, where staff determined the child had ingested drugs
Police allege that Humann left meth in an area where the child could get at it.
DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City man who held up a Spearfish restaurant at gunpoint last summer has been sentenced to serve five years in prison.
Authorities say 19-year-old Daniel Beck Jr. robbed the Pizza Ranch restaurant of more than $400 on July 30, 2018. He pleaded guilty last November to robbery and prosecutors dropped a grand theft charge related to a stolen vehicle recovered during the investigation.
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota health care system is expanding its grief counseling program in the Black Hills region.
Regional Health has offered grief counseling in Spearfish and Belle Fourche, but is now adding services to Lead, Deadwood and Sturgis, the Black Hills Pioneer reported .
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — About a dozen sixth-grade students at Spearfish Middle School enjoy science so much that they've approached their teachers about preparing and teaching lessons themselves.
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — There are a lot of small towns, cities, and communities in the Black Hills, but there's only one shire, the Shire of Noiregarde. However, there are no hobbits in this shire, no wizards, no dragons — only "SCAdians," the name applied to members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA).
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov.-elect Kristi Noem will name a former Meade County commissioner to fill the western South Dakota state House seat vacant after former Rep. Chuck Turbiville's death.
Noem announced Wednesday that she plans to appoint Dayle Hammock, of Spearfish, to the District 31 House seat. Hammock will serve in Pierre during the 2019 and 2020 sessions.
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — People who have lived in Spearfish all their lives are often surprised to find out that the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery also includes the National Fish and Aquatic Conservation Archives — meaning that there are items from every state and several foreign countries in its collection of more than 14,000 objects and 1.8 million archival records such as documents, photos, blueprints, etc.
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man received a grant to further research his alternative method of preserving beer.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Black Hills State University and Western Dakota Tech are teaming up to help make it easier for students to transfer between the three schools.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Black Hills National Forest is creating its first trail ranger positions as recreational all-terrain vehicle use gains popularity on the trail system.
DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City man has pleaded guilty to robbing a Spearfish restaurant at gunpoint.
Authorities say 19-year-old Daniel Beck Jr. robbed the Pizza Ranch restaurant of about $420 on July 30. A juvenile also was charged in the case.
BUFFALO, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Redig man who died in a one-vehicle crash in Harding County.
The Highway Patrol says 21-year-old Rhett Fox was driving a pickup truck that rolled in the ditch off U.S. Highway 85 the night of Nov. 14.
The crash happened about 8 miles south of Buffalo. Fox was alone in the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at a Spearfish hospital.
BUFFALO, S.D. (AP) — A one-vehicle crash in Harding County killed a 21-year-old man.
The Highway Patrol says the man was driving a pickup truck that rolled in the ditch off U.S. Highway 85 about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday. The crash happened about 8 miles south of Buffalo.
The man was pronounced dead at a Spearfish hospital. His name was not immediately released.
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — A 34-year-old man is dead after a pickup truck crash off Interstate 90 in Spearfish.
The Highway Patrol says the pickup left the roadway about 3:20 p.m. Monday, went through a golf course and came to a stop at a fence.
The driver was taken to a Spearfish hospital and later pronounced dead. He wasn't immediately identified.
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials are considering a proposal to turn a little-known hiking trail in the Black Hills National Forest into a recognized attraction.
Northern Hills District Ranger Steve Kozel is looking into the project to make Devil's Bathtub a designated hiking trail, the Rapid City Journal reported.
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — Visitors to the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives in Spearfish can now become "agents of discovery."
"We're really excited about that," said Archivist April Gregory, who assisted in creating the hatchery's version of the Agents of Discovery, an interactive, educational technology platform.
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — A Spearfish company is cleaning up and assessing damage after a fire.
The Black Hills Pioneer reports that firefighters responded to the Spearfish Pellet Company's mill Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported.
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — The deaths of a husband and wife in Spearfish have been classified as a murder-suicide.
Authorities say Scott Hockenbary shot and killed his wife, Heather, on Aug. 17, then five days later shot and killed himself.
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. (AP) — A Spearfish man has been sentenced to three years of probation for a shooting in Belle Fourche two years ago stemming from an apparent romantic dispute.
DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — A Spearfish man has been sentenced for embezzling from youth sports programs.
Forth-three-year-old Nicholas Hoffman pleaded guilty in July to grand theft by embezzlement in a deal with prosecutors in which the Queen City Futbol Club, the Spearfish Youth Wrestling Club and the Spearfish Rams Football group will get about $14,500 in restitution.
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City man has pleaded not guilty to robbing a Spearfish restaurant at gunpoint.
The Rapid City Journal reports that 19-year-old Daniel Beck Jr. is accused of holding up the Pizza Ranch restaurant on July 30. A juvenile also has been charged in the case.
DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — A Spearfish man is accused of embezzling from a local gas station.
The Black Hills Pioneer reports 25-year-old Seth McFarland allegedly stole between $5,000 and $100,000 from Williams Standard Service last year. He faces a felony charge that carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — A golf course in western South Dakota has added more than 230 solar panels to offset the energy use of an irrigation system.
The panels were installed over 10 days along the north side of the irrigation pond at the Elkhorn Ridge Golf Club and Resort's 18th hole. They're expected to cut the electrical bills for the course by more than $13,000 a year, the Black Hills Pioneer reported.
DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota officials are trying to alleviate parking problems at the trailhead to Devil's Bathtub in the Black Hills.
Private landowners near the popular hiking destination in Spearfish Canyon are having problems getting in and out of their properties because of vehicles parking in the road, the Black Hills Pioneer reported.