Saturday October 8, 2016 30TH ANNUAL – HE SAPA WACIPINA NA OSKATE – BLACK HILLS POWWOW- PHOTOS

 

All Images: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press
Saturday October 8, 2016, 30th Annual He Sapa Wacipina Na Oskate  Black Hills Powwow

 

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Veterans Grand Entry, Saturday October 8, 2016, 30th Annual He Sapa Wacipina Na Oskate Black Hills Powwow. On the far right is a descendant of Chief Crazy Horse, Ron Eagle Chasing a Lakota Minikoju from Eagle Butte. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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(L-R) Lori Pourier President, First Peoples Fund, Rapid City, Jane Chu Chairwoman, National Endowment For The Arts and Clifford Murphy,  National Endowment for the Arts Director of Folk and Traditional Arts were among the dignitaries Saturday October 8, 2016, at the 30th Annual He Sapa Wacipina Na Oskate Black Hills Powwow. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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A young dancer in the Grand Entry shows poise and dignity Saturday October 8, 2016, at the 30th Annual He Sapa Wacipina Na Oskate Black Hills Powwow. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Warriors enter the arena Saturday October 8, 2016, at the 30th Annual He Sapa Wacipina Na Oskate Black Hills Powwow. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Warriors celebrate with a victory dance Saturday October 8, 2016, 30th at the Annual He Sapa Wacipina Na Oskate Black Hills Powwow. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Veterans recognized for their service Saturday October 8, 2016, at the 30th Annual He Sapa Wacipina Na Oskate Black Hills Powwow. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Dancers, Saturday October 8, 2016, at the 30th Annual He Sapa Wacipina Na Oskate Black Hills Powwow. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Saturday October 8, 2016, at the 30th Annual He Sapa Wacipina Na Oskate Black Hills Powwow. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Dancers fill the arena Saturday October 8, 2016, at the 30th Annual He Sapa Wacipina Na Oskate Black Hills Powwow. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Long shot from the balcony of dancers Saturday October 8, 2016, at the 30th Annual He Sapa Wacipina Na Oskate Black Hills Powwow. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

Sequoia Crosswhite and Native Americans’ Day at The Journey Museum and Learning Center

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Sequoia Crosswhite. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

RAPID CITY, SD – The Journey Museum and Learning Center is excited to announce the next event in its Learning Forum Series set for Sunday, Oct. 9 titled ‘Sequoia Crosswhite’, featuring artist Sequoia Crosswhite, as well as a full day of educational programming on Monday, Oct. 10 in celebration of Native Americans’ Day 2016.

Learning Forum: ‘Sequoia Crosswhite’ will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9 in The Journey’s Wells Fargo Theater. Sequoia Crosswhite is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and a descendent of Chief War Eagle and Chief Swift Cloud. He is an accomplished musician, grass dancer and historian, and his handmade flutes and musical recordings uphold the traditions of his Lakota ancestors. Much of his music is a fusion of hip-hop, rock, and lyrics about Indian heritage and contemporary life.

On Native Americans’ Day Monday, Oct. 10, enjoy special, interactive Bison Box Discovery Expedition experiences, Lakota Star Knowledge, and Journey Into Space: Lakota Constellations. Discovery Expedition: Bison Box will be at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.; Lakota Star Knowledge will be at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; and Journey Into Space: Lakota Constellations will be at 10 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.

Admission for Learning Forums is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $9 for students, and half-off for members (includes museum admission).

Native Americans’ Day programming is included in regular museum admission or FREE for members 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!

National Parks Photographer Paul Horsted and Joe Wiegand as President Roosevelt Keynote Speaker’s at West River History Conference

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Contact

West River History Conference Website

Registration and tickets required for all Functions

Thursday, October 13, 2016

6:30-7:00 pm Registration, Convention Center Entrance
7:00 pm
Paul Horsted, “Our National Parks Yesterday & Today”

Friday, October 14, 2016

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration, Convention Center Entrance
9:00 am – 12:15 pm Conference Sessions
12:30-2:00 pm Awards Luncheon:
President Theodore Roosevelt
2:15-5:00 pm Conference Sessions

Saturday, October 15, 2016

7:00-8:00 am Registration
8:00-9:15 am Westerners Breakfast:
100 years of the National Park Service
75 years of Mount Rushmore Memorial
9:15-11:15 am Conference Sessions

All events and meeting rooms are handicapped accessible

Pre-registration Fee: $35 ($40 at door)
Friday only: $25 ($30 at door)
Student/accompanying adult: $15 (1 day)
Thursday evening or Saturday am: $15.00 ($20 at door)
Meals additional

Out of town attendees:
Sleeping room rate at the BW Ramkota Hotel = $79.99 + tax
Call 605-343-8550 and ask for WRHC conference rate

Print Registration form

Sponsored by:

  • the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission
  • Black Hills Corral of Westerners, International
  • Society of Black Hills Pioneers
  • Lewis Publishing
  • Lawrence County Historical Society
  • South Dakota Railroad Museum
    Their support is much appreciated. Please tell them their contribution makes a difference.

Gov. Daugaard To Appoint David Lust To District 34 State House Seat  

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he will appoint former state Rep. David Lust of Rapid City to the vacant seat in the state House representing District 34.

Lust will succeed Rep. Dan Dryden, who passed away last month. Rep. Dryden’s current term began in January 2015 and ends in early January 2017, prior to the next legislative session. Lust will serve until the end of that term.

“Rep. Dryden’s passing left a real void, and I appreciate David Lust’s willingness to return,” said Gov. Daugaard. “District 34 voters elected David Lust four times to represent them, and he was an excellent legislator.”

davidlust92616Lust is an attorney and a partner at Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore in Rapid City. He previously served from 2007 to 2015 in the state House, and was House Majority Leader from 2011 to 2015. Since leaving the Legislature, Lust has served on the Ellsworth Development Authority and on the State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners.

“It was very meaningful to me that Judy Dryden asked me to apply to complete Dan’s term, and I thank the Governor for this opportunity,” said Lust. “Dan was a good friend and a great person, and it means a lot to be able to complete his term and fulfill his commitment to the people of District 34 and the state of South Dakota.” 

Rep. Dryden was also a candidate for reelection to the state House this fall. Under South Dakota law, Dryden’s name will remain on the November ballot. If Dryden is reelected, it will create a vacancy for the term that begins in January 2017, which would also be filled by gubernatorial appointment. Gov. Daugaard would plan to appoint Lust to fill that vacancy as well.

District 34 includes western Rapid City, generally including the areas west of Mt. Rushmore Road, Dinosaur Hill, and “the gap” on West Main Street, and including sites such as Camp Rapid, Canyon Lake, the Sioux San Hospital, West Middle School, and Southwest Middle School.

The 8th Annual Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival a Massive Success

 

The 8th Annual Downtown Pumpkin Festival in Rapid City, South Dakota, September 24, 2016
All Images: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

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A young Pumpkin Festival fan poses for a photo and gives it her best “Say Cheese Smile” Saturday morning September 24, 2016 in Rapid City at the 8th Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival at Main St. Square and 6th street. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Thousands of people attend the 8th Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival at Main St. Square and 6th street in Rapid City Saturday morning September 24, 2016 Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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A pumpkin vendor makes change after a sale at the 8th Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival at Main St. Square and 6th street in Rapid City Saturday morning September 24, 2016 Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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A forklift operator prepares to load a “contender” pumpkin on a scale for an accurate weight in the giant pumpkin weigh-off held in the parking lot of Rapid City Hall Saturday morning September 24, as part of the 8th Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Mike Modrick and Rachel Ryan (KOTA Territory News) keep the pumpkin weigh-off crowd informed and amused in the parking lot of Rapid City Hall Saturday morning September 24, at the 8th Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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First Place Winner of the pumpkin weigh-off (1291 lbs) Kevin Marsh and his daughter Autumn winner of the largest (157 lbs ) watermelon. Kevin who is a mailman in his hometown of Parker, SD has been entering pumpkin contest for 14 years and said ” I just love this kind of stuff”. Rapid City Hall Saturday morning September 24, at the 8th Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

 

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Rapid City resident Bill McElroy, holds the award for the “Ugliest Pumpkin”at Rapid City Hall parking lot pumpkin weigh-in Saturday morning September 24, at the 8th Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival 2016. Bill said ” I plant in May, just throw in the seeds and see what happens, this year a deer got into the garden and busted up my biggest pumpkin”. This is Bill’s second attempt at the weight-off. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

Rapid City National Weather Service to Host Open House

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Rapid City National Weather Service Office as it looked in 1972.

 

The Rapid City National Weather Service is hosting a public open house on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 9:00 A.M. to Noon.  Visitors will have the opportunity to see how weather forecasts and warnings are issued, learn about historic weather events, and talk to the staff during a free-flowing tour of the facility.  A special weather balloon launch will be conducted at 11:30 A.M. to show how weather data is collected in real time. People may also bring their weather radio receivers (with batteries) to have them programmed.  The Weather Forecast Office is located at 300 East Signal Drive. From the Rapid City Post Office, go south on East Boulevard to the top of the hill in Star Village, then turn left onto East Signal Drive. Go to the end of the street and turn left on Elm Street. Parking is free.  If you have questions about this event, you may call 605-341-9271 between 8 A.M. and 4 P.M. weekdays.