What are those pipes in the river?

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Photo by Brett Nachtigall/Fall River County Herald-Star

Hot Springs City Engineer Tracy Bastian points to the new Heat Exchange System that he designed, as he explains how water is circulated through the closed system by pairs of pipes which wrap back-and-forth eight times. Located directly behind the Mueller Civic Center underneath the walking bridge, the 16 pipes are visible now, but over time, moss and sediment will eventually cover them up – similar to how the previous system was buried...

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Linking Fences mural project underway

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Photo by Brett Nachtigall/Fall River County Herald-Star

Black Hills artist Cary A. Thrall weaves a strip of colorful hot air balloon fabric through a panel of chain-link fence that will ultimately become a public art piece that will be displayed on North River Street in downtown Hot Springs, at the site of where several businesses were destroyed by fire on Feb. 17, 2020. The piece is completed, but is still awaiting the time it can be displayed downtown.

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County Commission approves temporary fire danger resolution

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Photo by Brett Nachtigall/Fall River County Herald-Star

A helicopter picks up a load of water from Cold Brook Reservoir this past Monday, Aug. 3, while assisting on the Lady Ranch Fire north of Hot Springs. Due to the chopper working in the area, the lower portion of the dam was closed to the public for a period of time on Monday. The Lady Ranch Fire was one of several small (less than one acre) fires that crews have responded to in the past week.

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NAMING WRITES: Hot Springs’ Butler Park named for Chicago-born businessman

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Editor’s Note: This story about F.O. Butler and Butler Park is the first in an occasional series of stories by the Fall River County Herald-Star entitled "Naming Writes," which are written to highlight the places of today that are named for the people of yesterday.

 

By Marcus J. Heerdt

HOT SPRINGS – After a lifetime of accumulating properties throughout the United States, Frank Osgood Butler, during his self-described “days of the long shadows,” started to give away his assets and...

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Area residents stricken with COVID-19 tell their stories

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The Britain family includes Galen and Lori, along with the son Chance (age 23) who is in the U.S. Marines and currently stationed in Quantico, Virg., and their daughter Charity (age 20) who attends college at the University of Sioux Falls, but is currently home for the summer. (Courtesy photo)

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By Brett Nachtigall

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HOT SPRINGS – As of Monday, July 20, there have been a total of 7,943 positive cases of COVID-19 in the state of South Dakota, with a death...

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Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary closed to tourists, but to redesign itself as a veterans-based rehabilitation center

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Photo by Marcus Heerdt/Fall River County Herald-Star

Spanish horses are just one of the many types of horses protected at the sanctuary, located south of Hot Springs on Hwy. 71.

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By Marcus Heerdt

HOT SPRINGS – On...

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