Archives for the ‘Discoveries’ Category

Along the Deerfield Road Along the Deerfield Road By | Dec 26th, 2008 | Category: Discoveries There’s an old ranch along the Rochford-to-Deerfield Road that I’ve always found interesting. Named the Reynolds Ranch, it looks as if is frozen in time. The metal-clad barn is in near perfect condition.  The ranch sits in a beautiful valley, almost at the base of White Tail Peak. Castle Creek runs nearby. The whole place […]
A Tour de Christmas Lights Without Getting Cold A Tour de Christmas Lights Without Getting Cold By | Dec 23rd, 2008 | Category: Discoveries Let’s face it – it’s wicked cold outside. Way colder than normal, and not just in the Black Hills. Everyone in the country seems to be chillier than average, as the poor folks at Soldier Field found out last night firsthand during the Bears-Packers game. The ESPN camera crew would pan over the crowd and […]
The Hills Have Eyes! The Hills Have Eyes! By | Dec 21st, 2008 | Category: Discoveries I told you yesterday that there’s a lot of snow in the Hills this winter.I know, I know. You’ve heard that before. But you don’t have to take my word for it, because the Hills Have Eyes! The winter sports industry has a reputation of overstating its snow conditions. When I worked at the newspaper, […]
Road trippin’ with $1.34 gas? Road trippin’ with $1.34 gas? By | Dec 17th, 2008 | Category: Discoveries Talk about a turnaround. The price of midgrade gasoline at some Rapid City stations today stands at $1.34 per gallon, after dipping briefly to an amazing $1.25 per gallon over the weekend. Considering how high gas prices were last summer, it’s almost hard to believe. I remember paying well over $4 just six months ago. […]
Bighorns, not just another roadside attraction Bighorns, not just another roadside attraction By | Dec 9th, 2008 | Category: Discoveries In most places, traffic jams are a pain in the neck. But in Rapid City lately, the traffic-stoppers have been bighorn sheep on Jackson Boulevard near the Cleghorn Springs Fish Hatchery. And nobody seems to mind yielding the right-of-way to these impressive animals. For their part, the bighorns seem pretty oblivious to us. They graze […]
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