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Top 25 Coldest Cities – Not here!

By • Feb 19th, 2014 • Category: Culture

  If you happened to visit the Black Hills during the past week, you may have witnessed a community eagerly shedding coats and mittens, frolicking throughout the streets, bare-armed with cheesy grins. With recent temperatures reaching the 60°F mark – there was cause for celebration. Our early winter start, thanks to Winter Storm Atlas on […]



Breakaways and Bears with the Rapid City Rush

By • Dec 15th, 2013 • Category: Culture, Events

A Bear Rush! I love hockey.  I love the atmosphere; the cool air, the sounds of the skates on the ice, the comradery and cheering of the fans. I love to watch the expert finesse of the skating and puck handling, punctuated by an open-ice check or a mid-play fight. Also good to note, I’m […]



Small Business Saturday

By • Nov 29th, 2013 • Category: Culture

Happy Thanksgiving. Welcome to the unofficial beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Did you brave the cold temps, long lines and short tempers in hopes of snagging a decent deal? The malls and big box retailers may have been packed for Grey Thursday and Black Friday, but today is when local businesses will have their […]



The Hunt for the Perfect Tree

By • Nov 22nd, 2013 • Category: Culture, Outdoor Adventure

Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree in the Black Hills National Forest Here in the Black Hills, many families have a special Christmas tradition. With the Black Hills National Forest nestled conveniently in our backyard, families have the ability to forge their own excursion into the wilderness to hunt for the perfect Christmas tree. For some […]



Mount Rushmore: Great Places, Five Faces?

By • Nov 17th, 2013 • Category: Culture, Events

The Black Hills are home to one of – if not the – most iconic symbols of patriotism in the United States, Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The inspiring mountain sculpture honors four American Presidents; each a visionary for the future of the country. A Gallup poll just three years ago asked Americans, “Who do you […]



Lille Norge Fest | Celebrating Norwegian Heritage & Culture

By • Nov 10th, 2013 • Category: Culture, Events

I was born and raised in the US, and yet my family was sure to instill in me at a young age one fact about our heritage: we are Norwegian. It wasn’t until I spent a year studying in Norway that I realized there was a whole lot more to Norway than just Ole & […]



Mastering the Craft | Black Hills Breweries

By • Nov 2nd, 2013 • Category: Culture, Events

Craft beer has a story. It’s written by folks with the passion to start a brewery and the dedication to master the craft.  While many of us spent our formative years choking down Coors and Natty Ice, a few brave souls have developed inner beer wisdom and are on a mission to produce a higher […]



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

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?

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 […]