Posts authored by ‘Alicia’

Heads – You Win Heads – You Win By | Oct 31st, 2013 | Category: Culture, Events For Mount Rushmore enthusiasts out there, soon there will be a new opportunity to take the national memorial with you wherever you go. The United States Mint, together with the National Park Service, is preparing for the launch of the next specially designed quarter in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The special design recognizing […]
Black Hills History: October 4th Black Hills History: October 4th By | Oct 11th, 2013 | Category: Culture Last weekend was one that residents of the Black Hills won’t quickly forget. Friday, October 4th brought a rarity for early October to the Black Hills. A monstrous blizzard buried areas of western South Dakota in as much as 53” of snow, left thousands without power, brought devastation to local ranchers and their livestock, and […]
Do You Hear the People Sing? Do You Hear the People Sing? By | Oct 3rd, 2013 | Category: Culture All around the world, Les Miserables is famed as one of the greatest musicals of all time. Luckily for Rapid City, it’s currently taking center stage at the renovated Historic Theatre in the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City (still to be named); a shared complex with the new Rapid City High School, in the […]
It’s Fall, Ya’ll It’s Fall, Ya’ll By | Sep 24th, 2013 | Category: Culture It’s officially fall – and the street festivals in the Black Hills communities are making the transition from summer hot dogs and burgers to caramel apples, hot cider and pumpkins! If any of these fall staples sound appealing, Rapid City is where you’ll want to be this Saturday! The Rapid City Downtown Association, together with […]
Weekend Bouldering Weekend Bouldering By | Sep 22nd, 2013 | Category: Culture In his free time, my husband enjoys scaling boulders throughout the Black Hills. The activity has been coined as “bouldering” – a form of rock climbing without the use of ropes or harnesses. I, myself, am a fair weather climber. I don’t mind the activity; I just usually participate when I’m feeling in the right […]
Changing Colors Changing Colors By | Sep 20th, 2013 | Category: Outdoor Adventure Fall Foliage in the Black Hills – Typical Fall Color Peak Periods With the temperatures dipping this week, I’m reminded of how much I truly love this season – light jacket weather is officially here! For this week anyway my A/C is off, I’ve awakened my sweater collection from hibernation, and I’m already craving hot […]
Four Exciting Days! Four Exciting Days! By | Sep 17th, 2013 | Category: Culture, Events, Outdoor Adventure Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup (Fri., Sept. 27 – instead of Monday), now in its 48th year, is one of South Dakota’s most anticipated cultural events. Feel the thunder of the herd as volunteers on horseback gather over 1,300 buffalo into corrals! But Friday is just the beginning – you’re going to want to stay […]
Celebrating 125 Years – Spearfish Style Celebrating 125 Years – Spearfish Style By | Sep 15th, 2013 | Category: Culture quas·qui·cen·ten·ni·al [kwos-kwi-sen-ten-ee-uh L ] adjective 1.  pertaining to or marking a period of 125 years. What a weekend! Among a full calendar of autumn events in the Black Hills, this weekend marked a very special celebration for the community of Spearfish. “Quasquicentennial” is the name given to the recognition of a 125-year period of time, and […]
How was the Parade? How was the Parade? By | Sep 10th, 2013 | Category: Culture, Events   The summer is winding down. It”s sad. But September is still bringing great weather to the Black Hills and, even better, excellent events! Festivals, parades and outdoor activities are at their peak and are a sure way to keep your summer going. Last weekend was one of those events. The city of Keystone spent […]
Five Autumn Adventures in the Black Hills Five Autumn Adventures in the Black Hills By | Aug 27th, 2013 | Category: Culture Summer’s coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean you need to become a shut-in! Step outside of your box and enjoy yourself…this fall the Black Hills are calling you! Many travelers are discovering the appeal to visit the Black Hills in the autumn months, appreciating the beautiful culmination of colors, cooler temps, and overall […]