Keeping the arts alive: Local non-profit digs in when times get tough

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Photo by Eric Boyd/Fall River County Herald-Star

The sun shines through the front displays at The Chautauqua Artisans Market. The store remains open to the public and is thriving due in part to grant funds from Arts Midwest and collaboration with other regional arts organizations. 

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By Eric Boyd

Staff Writer/Photographer

HOT SPRINGS – The Chautauqua Artisan Market is celebrating its fifth year serving the local community as both retail marketplace and fledgling...

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How Fall River became a county

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On November 2, 1883, Fall River County was a recognized county in the Dakota Territory and by November 17, 1883, the county was fully organized with Hot Springs as the County Seat. Eight years later, in 1891, a four-story sandstone courthouse, pictured above on the left, was erected at 906 North River Street and is still in use today. 

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Cattle rustling, vote tampering, and a new Sheriff in town 

By Charity Maness

HOT SPRINGS – In the early 1880s, there...

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Two new Latter-day Saints missionaries in Hot Springs

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By Marcus Heerdt

HOT SPRINGS – Elder Benjamin Walker and Elder Julian Couch, two volunteer missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, arrived in Hot Springs last month and have been and will continue to work in the community and the surrounding area for some time.

“Hot Springs reminds me of home,” said Couch, a native of Eagle Point, Ore. “It has a small town feel and is nice and relaxing with a lot less stress.”

“It’s beautiful here. I love the community. Everyone is...

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Cheyenne Rangers 4-H Mural to depict local foothills landscape and natural history

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Courtesy photo

Nick Haertling is seen here preparing the south wall of Nuts and Bolts for a mural depicting landscape, nature, and agricultural images associated with the Edgemont area which reflects the Cheyenne River Rangers 4-H District

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By Eric Harrold

Staff Writer

EDGEMONT – Nick Haertling remembers where it all began. At 13, he got in some trouble for spray-painting a bridge. He describes it as pretty much a crude effort that didn’t really speak to his...

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No significant change in current ag land taxes expected, so far

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Photo by Brett Nachtigall/Fall River County Herald-Star

With the now-green Southern Black Hills providing a backdrop, a herd of cattle graze on some ag land southeast of Oral on Monday, June 7.

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By Cathy Nelson

HOT SPRINGS – Director of Equalization Susie Hayes presented a glimmer of hope regarding this year’s ag taxes during the Fall River County commissioners meeting on Thursday, June 3. She said that officials with the South Dakota Department of Revenue...

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HELP WANTED

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Evans Plunge closed two days/week this summer, many other businesses modifying practices due to staff shortages

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By Brett Nachtigall

Publisher

HOT SPRINGS – As the Southern Black Hills get set for a busy...

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