From Norfolk, Neb. Katie recently moved to the Black Hills. "The Black Hills will always be a part of who I am, and will always be home," Katie shares. Using art as an expression, Katie really connects to her subject matter.

Spearfish native Dick Termes gained fame in the 1970s-80s when he created the artistic, brightly-colored globes known as “termespheres.” Since he got his start, Dick has created more than 300 termespheres.

With cars lined up, divided into six rows, the seniors rolled forward toward the stage. Cloud storms gathered in the south, but the sun shined brightly down on Northeast Middle/High School.

I wanted to be a farmer. 

This month's "Faces" brings you what three of my closest friends (and family) dreamed of being as a young kid. From chemists to artists, What did you want to be?

Accompanying the portraits, everyone will be asked the same question. This month's faces come from all over the Black Hills State University campus and the question is Do you vote, why or why not?

Victoria Hovdenes, double major in history education and English education at Black Hills State University, recently relocated to Green River, Wyo. with her husband and infant son. 

Let your child imagine themselves years in the past as a deputy of the law during the days where outlaws and renegades ran ragged in the streets of Deadwood. Deadwood Alive has a motto of "Witness the Thrill of a Main Street Shootout!"

Over one hundred years ago, the town of Deadwood, South Dakota was a lively town full of people like Calamity Jane, Wild Bill Hickok, and Jack McCall.

Now, we come together as a community and host a free summer festival celebrating life and Deadwood’s most famous gunslinger! 

Spearfish Fire Department and Lawrence County Search and Rescue, in collaboration Pennington County Search and Rescue attended the call and were able to safely extract the woman several hours later.

Art is a passion for both Susan and Bill. They started as commercial artists working in advertising, and today they still work in the business together.  At the end of the day when they go home, the couple is still creating art. 

In February, the nation was struck with the Coronavirus, and everything changed. The past month and a half has been hell for so many, and yet with a positive outlook and attitude it's been great.

One College Student's Journey Balancing Classes, Fitness, Work and Family


Meet Fallon Budmayr. A BHSU scholar, this girl is charging full-speed at her bright future. 

The annual K9 Keg Pull event held in historic Deadwood, S.D. raised money for the Twin City Animal Shelter Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 while entertaining participants and spectators.

Every day you’re in your office, in a classroom or sitting with your family in the living room, they’re the ones out on the streets. Sacrificing time in their own lives. To keep you safe. To serve the public or community. They're our heroes.

The last four years, Black Hills State University has partnered up with area middle schools competing in an Underground Robotics Competition at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead.

A new resident to the Black Hills, Scott Jacobs was declared the first official licensed Harely-Davidson artist in 1993. With the annual Sturgis Rally in South Dakota, Scott’s artwork has quickly grown in popularity here in the hills.

Emotional Support Animals refer to any animal, typically dogs or cats, that provide emotional support and comfort to their owners on a daily basis. Discover the differences between ESAs and service animals and read about one's experience. 

The small town of Spearfish S.D. welcomed four Fellowship of Catholic University Students, FOCUS, missionaries to the campus of Black Hills State University in August 2018.

Outlaw Square is the new venue in downtown historic Deadwood that will invoke all these emotions, sounds, smells, and more this summer.

Imagine the smell of freshly grilled steaks and locally brewed beer...

Here's one more reason to put Rapid City on your list of places to visit in the Black Hills, Art Alley. Always growing, changing, evolving, and always spreading messages. 

Lights, models, and raw materials. A fun trendy night perfect for a date with your significant other. Raw Couture kicked off its third annual event with over 400 people in the audience, 13 models, and 3 judges in "Forgotten Toys."

People around the country have roamed hungry for years. According to a national study, the reported number of homeless was just under 554,000 people in 2017. There have been thousands of programs to help, such as Empty Bowls. Empty Bowls started in the early 1990s and quickly became wide spread.


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