WOMEN’S MARCH ON WASHINGTON IN RAPID CITY SOUTH DAKOTA

Rapid City, SD Womens March Pics and article. January 21, 2016

WOMEN’S MARCH ON WASHINGTON
IN RAPID CITY
Companion March
Saturday, January 21, 2017
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
MEET at C/SAC Parking Lot 6th & Omaha
MARCH to George Washington 6th & St. Joe
Join the People of the Black Hills
in supporting
Women’s Rights as Human Rights
We stand together, recognizing that defending
women’s rights is defending all of us!
All ages, genders WELCOME!

Organized by an independent group of women!

“The Making of Dignity” A Presentation By South Dakota Artist Laureate and Sculptor of Dignity Dale Claude Lamphere,

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RAPID CITY, SD – The Journey Museum and Learning Center is excited to announce the next event in its Learning Forum Series set for Sunday, Jan. 15 titled ‘The Making of Dignity’. Dale Lamphere, sculptor of ‘Dignity’. the 50’ sculpture that overlooks the Missouri River near Chamberlain, SD, will discuss the process of making this incredible piece of art and will be joined by members of his fabrication crew and the three models he used to create ‘Dignity’.

‘The Making of Dignity’ will begin at 2 p.m. on Jan. 15 in The Journey’s Wells Fargo Theater. South Dakota Artist Laureate and sculptor of ‘Dignity’, Dale Claude Lamphere, will be joined by his fabrication crew: Tom Trople, Andy Roltgen, Grant Standard and Brook Loobey and his three models: Sayna Trujillo, Sydney Claymore and Cante Heart. Lamphere’s wife, Jane Murphy, will be present to talk about the dedication ceremony.

Standing at a crossroads, ‘Dignity’ echoes the interaction of earth, sky and people. It brings to light the beauty and promise of the indigenous people and culture that still thrive in this land.

This soaring 50’ sculpture weighs 14 tons and is created entirely of stainless steel. The star quilt, an important symbol among the Lakota and Dakota people’s, is made of 128 diamonds, each 4’ long and painted in the colors of the sky and water that surround her. ‘Dignity’ is designed so the wind and sun move through her. At night, internal LED lighting shines through perforated stainless steel and illuminate the beadwork on her dress and leggings.

In the words of sculptor Lamphere, “I want to express the strength and grace of the human spirit using timeless design, contemporary materials and innovative technique. The intent is to have the sculpture stand as an enduring symbol of our shared belief that all here are sacred, and in a sacred place.”

Dale Claude Lamphere has completed over fifty major public commissions from the Basilica of the National Shrine in Washington, D.C., to the Eisenhower Medical Center and the City of Burbank in California. Recent creations have been placed in Chicago, Kansas City, Colorado Springs, Omaha, and Dallas.

In 2015, South Dakota Governor, Dennis Daugaard, named Lamphere the South Dakota Artist Laureate, a position that has been vacant since the 1983 death of Oscar Howe, who was given the honor in 1954. Lamphere has also received the Anna Hyatt Huntington Award and the Governor’s Award for Creative Achievement.

Admission for Learning Forums is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, half-off for members, and FREE for students (ages 6 – 17) with a paid adult/senior admission (includes museum).

The Journey Museum & Learning Center was established in 1997 and is conveniently located in downtown Rapid City at 222 New York St, 2 blocks east of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center right across from the Club for Boys. Make sure to visit http://www.journeymuseum.org to find additional schedule information and be sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook!

The Journey Museum & Learning Center
222 New York Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

605-394-6923

The Sioux Indian Museum To Feature Tammy Eagle Hunter in a Special Exhibition

 

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RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA: The Sioux Indian Museum, administered by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, U.S. Department of the Interior, will feature an exhibit of artwork by Tammy Eagle Hunter. The exhibition will run from January 20 to March 24, 2017. On January 20, an opening reception will be held for the exhibit from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The artist will be available to discuss her work during the reception. The reception and exhibition are both free and open to the public.
Tammy Eagle Hunter is a Lakota artist who uses bold colors and imagery to convey a message of cultural strength and resilience. Born and raised on the Cheyenne River Reservation, Ms. Eagle Hunter currently resides in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. As the Youth Programs Director of the Cheyenne River Youth Project, she works with children to bring art into their daily lives.
A self-taught artist, Tammy developed her artistic techniques through trial and error. She sees her artistic development as a lifelong journey in which she is constantly fine-tuning her artistic vision and developing new skills and techniques. Working primarily in acrylic paint on canvas she often incorporates spray paint and graffiti into her artwork. Some of these graffiti techniques were borrowed from the young people that she works with at the Cheyenne River Youth Project. Spontaneity is a key element of Eagle Hunter’s work. She often begins a painting with no preconceived notions about the subject matter, preferring instead to allow ideas to flow naturally onto the canvas. Through her artwork, she hopes to remind the children in her community of the strength, resilience, and honor found in Lakota culture
Tammy’s artwork has been featured at the 2016 Native POP: People of the Plains – A Gathering of Arts and Culture Market and she was awarded first place at the 2015 Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Labor Day Artist Market and Exhibit. This exhibition marks the first time her works have been shown in a museum setting.
Prices for the artwork can be obtained by contacting The Journey Museum Store at (605) 394-2201. To purchase artwork after the exhibit closes, please contact Tammy Eagle Hunter at tammy.cryp@gmail.com
The Sioux Indian Museum, managed by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, U.S. Department of the Interior, is located in The Journey Museum, 222 New York Street, Rapid City, SD 57701. For admission fees and hours of operation please call (605) 394-6923.

Law Enforcement and Military Recruiting at Lakota National Invitational

 

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Rapid City Senior Patrolman Jim Hansen and US Senator John Thune talk a little law enforcement and basketball at the 2016 Lakota National Invitational Thursday afternoon, December 15, 2016 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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The South Dakota Army National Guard recruiters were on hand to answer questions about advancement in the Guard Thursday afternoon, December 15, 2016 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. (L-R) SPC Two Eagle Tristin, SFC Richard Kirkpatrick, PVT Callie Jai Rovillard, SSG Paul Hoffman, SSG Shane Steinhour and SPC Jacob LaPlante. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

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Sgt Ken Franks, Highway Safety and Trooper Anthony D Long Soldier ready to discuss job possibilities Thursday afternoon, December 15, 2016 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Randy Martin, Correctional Officer, Standing Rock Reservation Bureau of Indian Affairs, talks about employment opportunities with the BIA Thursday afternoon, December 15, 2016 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

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Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal Presentation

December 15, 2016

Rapid City – Thursday morning, U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) presented Nancy Roberts Seger with the Congressional Gold Medal that has been  awarded to her father, Thomas B. Roberts Jr. Roberts helped organize the first Civil Air Patrol wing in South Dakota and served as the state’s first wing commander during World War II. The medal presentation was in Senator Thune’s Rapid City office and was attended by friends and family of Nancy Roberts Seger and dignitaries including Colonel David Small, Commander of the South Dakota Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.

Since the American Revolution, Congress has commissioned gold medals as its highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions. Each medal honors a particular individual, institution, or event. Although the first recipients included citizens who participated in the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the Mexican War, Congress broadened the scope of the medal to include actors, authors, entertainers, musicians, pioneers in aeronautics and space, explorers, lifesavers, notables in science and medicine, athletes, humanitarians, public servants, and foreign recipients.

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Congressional Gold medal that was presented to Thomas B. Roberts Jr’s. daughter Nancy Roberts Seger at a ceremony held at US Senator John Thune’s office in Rapid City December 15, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Nancy Roberts Seger and her husband retired Episcopalian Minister David Seger listen to Colonel David Small Jr. talking about the importance of Thomas B Robert Jr’s involvement with the Civil Air Patrol in South Dakota at the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony held at US Senator John Thune’s office in Rapid City December 15, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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US Senator John Thune, Nancy Roberts Seger holding the Congressional Gold Medal that was posthumously awarded to her father, Thomas B. Roberts Jr. Roberts Standing next Mrs. Seger is Colonel David Small Jr. Commander South Dakota Wing of the Civil Air Patrol at the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony held at US Senator John Thune’s office in Rapid City December 15, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

Burn Permits Open within the Black Hills Fire Protection District

RAPID CITY S.D.— Winter burning season burn permits are now being issued for the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District.

The permits are only valid to use for burning slash piles when there is continuous snow cover around the pile, the depth of the snow is at least 2 inches and winds are less than 15 mph at the burn site. Permits are valid from the day the permit is obtained until March 31, 2017, and are free of charge.

Residents within the open counties in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District may apply for a burn permit online athttp://sd.gov/burnpermits. They will need to know what county they will be burning in and the name of the local fire department.

The burn permit system informs fire managers where burning activities are occurring, reducing the number of false runs to fires and saving firefighting resources for instances when they are truly needed. It also enables firefighters to respond more quickly to fires that escape, potentially reducing the liability of the burner.

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division encourages residents to closely monitor the weather for your area before burning. Weather fluctuations, such as sudden gusts of wind, could spark a wildfire. Call your local fire department the day you plan to burn to ensure adequate conditions.

For more information and frequently asked questions, please visit the South Dakota Wildland Fire website athttp://wildlandfire.sd.gov/burnpermits/burnpermits.aspx. South Dakota Wildland Fire can be found on Twitter @SDWildlandFire and on Facebook by searching SD Wildland Fire.

Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, generating $25.6 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 115,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s mission is to promote, protect and preserve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit SDDA online at http://sdda.sd.gov, find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or subscribe to SD Ag Chat podcasts through Google Play Music or iTunes.

2016 Lakota National Art Show – Rapid City South Dakota

A sampling of the art at the 2016 Lakota National Art Show at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City December 15, 2016.

 

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” Rabbit Dance” by Riley Yellow Cloud, Little Wound School. Riley is a 14 year old student who wanted to put a twist on ledger work and tell a story. The rabbit is teaching the world song to dance too. At the 2016 Lakota National Art Show at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Thursday, December 15, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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“Healing Mother Earth” by Tamiera Garter, Mobridge-Pollock School. At the 2016 Lakota National Art Show at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Thursday, December 15, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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The Origami Environment” by Xonthus, Isna Wica Owayawa School. At the 2016 Lakota National Art Show at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Thursday, December 15, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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“Dancer” by Jasmine Kills in Water, St. Francis Indian School. At the 2016 Lakota National Art Show at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Thursday, December 15, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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“38” by Whisper Crow Dog, St. Francis Indian School. At the 2016 Lakota National Art Show at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Thursday, December 15, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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“Dancing Together” Olivia Red Tomahawk, St. Francis Indian School. At the 2016 Lakota National Art Show at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Thursday, December 15, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

I-90 Weather Update – Portion of I-90 Opening; Travel Caution Due to Strong Winds and Blowing Snow

Portion of I-90 Opening;

Travel Caution Due to Strong Winds and Blowing Snow

 5:05 pm
November 29, 2016

RAPID CITY, S.D. – State officials are adjusting the I-90 road closure to open the section from Exit 44 to Exit 55. I-90 will remain closed between Exit 14 at Spearfish and Exit 44 at Piedmont.

Semi-trucks and high-profile vehicles are being asked to exit I-90 at Exit 10 in Spearfish or any of the Rapid City exits.

Officials with the state Departments of Transportation and Public Safety have determined road and weather conditions on the section between Piedmont and Rapid City have improved enough to allow for reopening this segment, but motorists are reminded winds are still very strong and it is still winter driving conditions.

There is a possibility, if conditions get worse, the closure could be moved back to Exit 55 at Rapid City.

Road and weather conditions around Spearfish and Sturgis have deteriorated significantly and are expected to continue to get worse overnight making travel in this area dangerous.

The segment of I-90 between Spearfish and Piedmont will remain closed until conditions improve and crews are able to clear the roadway.Snow and strong winds are not expected to die down until Wednesday and it will then take time to clear the roadway.

Officials are also cautioning drivers in other areas of the state that strong winds of 30-40 mph and gusts up to 50 mph are making travel extremely difficult, especially for semi-trucks and other high profile vehicles.

Winter maintenance has been suspended in some areas where it is too dangerous for the plows to be on the roadway. Operations will resume once it is safe to do so.

Officials are asking motorists and semi-truck drivers to consider changing travel plans until conditions improve.

Motorists are encouraged to check conditions at www.safetravelusa.com/sd or by dialing 5-1-1 before heading out.

Interstate 90 Closed From Spearfish to Rapid City White-Out Conditions

Interstate 90 Closed From Spearfish to Rapid City;

Travel Caution Due to Strong Winds and Blowing Snow

RAPID CITY, S.D. – State officials have closed Interstate 90, east and westbound, between Exit 10 at Spearfish and Exit 55 at Rapid City effective immediately on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 29.

Officials with the state Departments of Transportation and Public Safety say at least one multiple vehicle accident, along with white-out conditions with zero to near zero visibility, icy roads and drifting snow are making safe travel almost impossible along this stretch of I-90.

That segment of Interstate will remain closed until conditions improve and crews are able to clear the roadway.  Snow and strong winds are not expected to die down until later in the day on Wednesday and it will take time to clear the roadway.

Officials are also cautioning drivers in other areas of the state that strong winds of 30-40 mph and gusts up to 50 mph are making travel extremely difficult, especially for semi-trucks and other high profile vehicles.

Winter maintenance has been suspended in some areas where it is too dangerous for the plows to be on the roadway. Operations will resume once it is safe to do so.

Officials are asking motorists and semi-truck drivers to consider changing travel plans until conditions improve.

The National Weather Service says a winter storm warning remains in effect through tonight for snow and blowing snow. Travel will be difficult, especially over and near the northern Black Hills on I-90. A high wind warning is in effect for the Rapid City and Hermosa area through this evening for 60 mph wind gusts. A winter weather advisory is in effect for portions of northwest into central parts of the state for snow and blowing snow and travel will be hazardous.

Several “No Travel Advisories” are in effect for various areas of the state. Motorists are encouraged to check conditions at www.safetravelusa.com/sd or by dialing 511 before heading out.

Main Street Square Holiday Celebration and Parade of Lights, Rapid City, SD, November 26, 2016.

Main Street Square Holiday Celebration and Parade of Lights, Rapid City, SD, November 26, 2016.

All Images: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Main Street Square Holiday Celebration and Parade of Lights, Rapid City, SD, November 26, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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A young skater recovers from a potential 3 point landing at the Main Street Square Holiday Celebration and Parade of Lights, Rapid City, SD, November 26, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Natana Potter along with Clover Potter, Woabba Potter, Orion Potter and Stacy Potter all members of the popula “Potter Family” singing group entertained at the Main Street Square Holiday Celebration and Parade of Lights, Rapid City, SD, November 26, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press.

 

 

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(l-r) Torie Fields, Kahlor Fields, Antje Renolon and Kyrin Fields entertain themselves with electronic wizardry waiting for the Parade of Lights to start following the Main Street Square Holiday Celebration in Rapid City, SD, November 26, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press.

 

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A float in the Parade of Lights on main street, passes by  the gathered crowd following the Main Street Square Holiday Celebration in Rapid City, SD, November 26, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press.

 

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A float in the Parade of Lights on main street, passes by the gathered crowd following the Main Street Square Holiday Celebration in Rapid City, SD, November 26, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press.

 

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A float in the Parade of Lights on main street, passes by a the gathered crowd following the Main Street Square Holiday Celebration in Rapid City, SD, November 26, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press.

 

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The Miss South Dakota float in the Parade of Lights on main street, passes by the gathered crowd following the Main Street Square Holiday Celebration in Rapid City, SD, November 26, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press.