ELEVENTH ANNUAL SCULPTURE IN THE HILLS SHOW AND SALE

Sculpture in the Hills will feature 22 local and regional artists working in bronze, stone, wood, infused metal, blown-glass, hand-beading, mixed media, and hand-forged metals. Artist demonstrations will be offered throughout the show, and the sculptors will be on hand to discuss their work.

The show is free to the public, family friendly, and accessible to people with disabilities. Free art program on Saturday at 1- 2PM for kids ages 6 – 12.

Visit us in the big, white tent on Hill City’s Main Street.

Sculpture in the Hills is brought to you by the Hill City Arts Council with the help of our generous sponsors. Thank you!

 

HEADING TO AMERICAN LEGION’S SOUTH DAKOTA BOYS STATE GOVERNMENT PROGRAM

 

Drew Hanson of Hill City, SD at the American Legion Post #22 parking lot in Rapid City, SD Photo: Mark Mills

By Mark Mills

Custer City, SD, May 28, 2018– Early Memorial Day morning at a quiet parking lot in Rapid City, Drew
Hanson eagerly awaits his bus. Hanson, of Hill City, SD was selected by Hill City Post #160 and sponsored
by Custer Post #46 to participate in the American Legion’s South Dakota Boys State program. He and over
200 high school junior classmen from across the state will spend an intense week at Northern State
University in Aberdeen, SD learning about government in South Dakota. They will do so by creating a
fictitious 51st state and all its levels of government, run for those government offices, and then run that
government. This “learning by doing” is combined with athletic, musical, and patriotic activities
culminating in personal meetings with top South Dakota government officials and its federal
Congressional Delegation. Then Drew and his fellow Boys State citizens will return home, far better
prepared to be responsible United States citizens.

Sleepy and excited on Memorial Day morning, Drew and the boys on this and similar busses across South
Dakota are our investment in the future of “government of the people, by the people, and for the people”.

DRIVER DIES EARLY SATURDAY IN A ONE-VEHICLE ROLLOVER NEAR HILL CITY

HILL CITY, S.D. – A 48-year-old female died early Saturday in a one-vehicle rollover near Hill City.

The name of the deceased is not being released by state officials pending notification of family members. She was the only person involved.

A 2006 Toyota Tundra was northbound on U.S. Highway 385 when the driver lost control of the vehicle. It went off the road, down an embankment and rolled.

The driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, died from injuries sustained in the crash.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

An approximate location on the crash can be found at: PENNINGTON COUNTY FATAL CRASH.

The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

THUNE, CARPER INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO ADD CERTAINTY TO CHRONIC CARE COVERAGE

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) this week introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to ensure that high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) used with health savings accounts (HSAs) can opt to cover care related to chronic disease management prior to a beneficiary reaching their plan deductible.

Recognizing the growing prevalence of HSA-eligible HDHPs, the Chronic Disease Management Act enables plans to offer coverage of high-value services to patients that can improve outcomes and reduce complications. The legislation creates a chronic disease prevention safe harbor, permitting the pre-deductible treatment of a medically complex condition that is substantially disabling, has a high risk of hospitalization, and requires specialized care.

“This bill is a win for patients and the health care system overall,” said Thune. “Importantly, it helps patients with chronic conditions access the care they need and expands the principles of value-based insurance design by promoting proper management of these conditions. Doing so will prevent the need for more costly treatments down the road.”

“Four in 10 Americans with health insurance have a high-deductible health care plan” said Carper. “This bill helps ensure those individuals with high-deductible plans can get better access to the basic care they need to stay as healthy as possible, without the fear of triggering their deductible.”

“We applaud the efforts of Senators Thune and Carper and Representatives Black and Blumenauer in authoring this critical legislation to ensure that patients with chronic illnesses have access to needed care and to help Americans get more health out of every health care dollar spent,” said Andrew MacPherson, co-chair of the Smarter Health Care Coalition. “We urge Congress to swiftly pass it.” The Smarter Health Care Coalition is made up of patient groups, employers, life science companies, health plans, and public sector purchasers.

In 2016, Thune and Carper pressed the U.S. Department of Treasury to improve the definition of the existing preventive care safe harbor in federal law to include preventive care related to chronic illness.

Companion legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Reps. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.).

One Person Killed Three Others Injured In Saturday Evening Vehicle Crash

December 24, 2017

HILL CITY, S.D. – One person was killed and three others were injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday night south of Hill City.

Names of those involved are not being released pending notification of families.

A 2017 Jeep Cherokee was southbound on U.S. Highway 16 attempting to negotiate a curve. The jeep crossed the center line and collided head-on with a northbound 2014 Kia Sportage.

The 54-year-old male driver of the jeep died from injuries sustained in the crash. The 56-year-old female driver of the Kia suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. Two passengers in the Kia received minor injuries.

Seatbelt use by the two drivers is under investigation. Both passengers in the Kia were wearing seatbelts.

Both the northbound and southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 16 were closed for two hours due to the crash.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Hill City Ambulance and Hill City Fire, Search and Rescue.

Run For The Rangers In Hill City South Dakota

 

RUN FOR THE RANGERS 2017
3-Mile Run/Walk
Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Sure, you could procrastinate and register the day of the event, but then you wouldn’t be guaranteed to get your official 2017 Run for the Rangers race t-shirt! We only have limited quantities & sizes available, so REGISTER NOW to make sure you get one!

Race-Day Check-In/Registration: 11:45am – 12:45pm at Granite Sports

Race starts at 1:00pm

Pick up registration form at Granite Sports
(201 Main St., Hill City), print here, or register online.
Registration fee is $30

Please make checks payable to Granite Sports, Inc.

ALL PROCEEDS FUND
HILL CITY HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS!

**RACE T-SHIRT!**

**POST-RACE FEED!**

**OVER $10,000 IN DOOR PRIZES!**

9th Annual Run for the Hill City “Rangers” – 3 Mile Run – Walk

 

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It’s time to register for the 
NINTH ANNUAL RUN FOR THE RANGERS!
Click the link below to register online,
or fill out a registration form at Granite Sports.
 Call us at (605)574-2121 with any questions!

REGISTER ONLINE!

RUN FOR THE RANGERS 2017
3-Mile Run/Walk
Sunday, March 26th, 2017
Race-Day Check-In/Registration: 11:45am – 12:45pm 
at Granite Sports
Race starts at 1:00pm

Pre-registration is $25 received at Granite Sports, or paid online, by Feb. 25th.
After Feb. 25th registration fee is $30

Pick up registration form at Granite Sports
(201 Main St., Hill City), print here, or register online.
Please make checks payable to Granite Sports, Inc.

ALL PROCEEDS FUND
HILL CITY HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS!

**RACE T-SHIRT!**
**POST-RACE FEED!**
**OVER $10,000 IN DOOR PRIZES!**
Thank you to all our generous sponsors!
Merrell, Marmot, Camelbak, Prana, Sherpani, Patagonia, Keen, Toad & Co., Wallaroo Hat Co., Mammut, Darn Tough, Joshua Tree, ENO, Teva, Mountain Hardwear, La Sportiva, OBOZ, Buff, Black Diamond, Outdoor Research, DMM, Red Chili, Petzl, Smartwool, Kuhl, Woolrich, Pistil, Hydro Flask, Salomon, Granger, Kiss My Face, Osprey & Krull’s Market.

US Forest Service To Burn Slash Piles in Black Hills National Forest West of Hill City

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January 9, 2017

Hill City, SD  – Forest Managers are continuing to reduce hazardous fuels across the Black Hills National Forest.
Starting tomorrow & continuing through the week, Mystic fire will be burning piles located 1/2 – 1 mile west of Hill City, SD.

Smoke will be visible and may impact local communities, including Hill City, SD. Smoldering material may continue to burn days after burning operations are completed and firefighters will monitor and check the piles for several days after they have been lit.

Piles are created from timber sale slash and tree thinning operations.

Officials appreciate the support from local communities and said that reducing fuels this time of year makes fire suppression operations safer during the summer months.

Burning operations will continue across the Black Hills National Forest this winter as conditions permit.
Public safety and firefighter safety are the top priority when considering any prescribed burn operation on the landscape.

Bearlodge fire is burning piles 10 miles south east of Sundance, WY today, 1/9/17.

For pile burning notifications, sign up at http://gpfireinfo.blogspot.com/.
For more information on the Black Hills National Forest, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/blackhills.