State rejects Powertech’s request to reopen water permit process

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Caren (Rajni) Lerman of Hot Springs was the first of 23 members of the public to speak against Powertech’s uranium mining plans at a Water Board meeting held in Pierre last week on Oct. 6.

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By Brett Nachtigall

Publisher

PIERRE – Powertech Inc.’s request to restart the water permitting process to eventually mine uranium near Edgemont was voted down unanimously in a hearing last week in Pierre on Wednesday, Oct. 6. by the Water Management Board of the South...

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Multiple arrests stem from dog shooting incident in Edgemont

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By Eric Harrold

Staff writer

EDGEMONT – An incident in Edgemont involving a resident shooting a neighbor’s dog resulted in multiple charges and arrests on Monday and Tuesday of last week.

According to documents filed with the Fall River County Courthouse, Frank G. Rasmussen of 811 3rd Avenue in Edgemont was charged on Oct. 4 with one count of reckless discharge of a firearm and one count of killing or injuring an animal of another.

Fall River County Deputy Isnalawica Belt was...

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Bank of the West closing Hot Springs branch, effective Dec. 3

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By Marcus Heerdt

HOT SPRINGS – Bank of the West is closing its Hot Springs location effective Friday, Dec. 3, 2021.

Bank of the West is a financial services company with headquarters in San Francisco and is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, an international banking group based in France.

According to www.usbanklocations.com, Bank of the West has been in operation in Hot Springs since 2004 when it bought out Community First National Bank.

Bank of the West notified its local customers of...

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Casting Vets members enjoy weekend fishing trip

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Casting Vets members J.R. Schaffner and J.J. Johnson pose for a photo while eating lunch with Mark Roberts in Chamberlain. (courtesy photo)

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By Brett Nachtigall

Publisher

HOT SPRINGS – Since 2017, the local non-profit organization Casting Vets has been taking area military veterans fishing with the goal of improving their quality of life, one step at a time and one cast at a time.

Over the past five years, those fishing trips had only been day trips to...

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Hwy 385 project still on schedule

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HOT SPRINGS – For those wondering if the state’s planned reconstruction of Hwy. 385 through downtown Hot Springs is ever going to happen, Hot Springs Mayor Bob Nelson recently confirmed that things are still on schedule for a November 2021 bid letting.

“It’s been years in the making but the Highway 385 reconstruction project is closer to becoming a reality,” stated Mayor Nelson, in an email to this newspaper. “On October 21, 2021, the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDOT), the City...

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