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Month: July, 2017

Pierre Seeking Bids For Airport Boarding Bridge

Friday, July 21, 2017

The Pierre City Commission this week approved seeking bids for a boarding bridge at the Pierre Regional Airport.

The estimated half million dollar bridge is financed 90 percent by the feds, 5 percent by the state, and 5 percent by the city.

Pierre Airport Manager Mike Isaacs says there are a lot of advantages to the boarding bridge…

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Issacs says the boarding bridge was planned when the new terminal was built five years ago…

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Isaacs says that the boarding bridge is very versatile…

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It will take four to six months to construct the massive boarding bridge, and will arrive in Pierre early next year. 


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National Guard Hosting Training North Of Pierre

Friday, July 21, 2017

In addition to the deployment ceremony for the 15 members of the local unit of the South Dakota National Guard on Saturday, a training exercise for a separate unit of the National Guard will take place this weekend in our area.

The South Dakota National Guard State Medical Command is hosting a wide array of training exercises northwest of the Oahe Dam throughout the day Saturday.

Company Battalion Commander Lieutenant Colonel Murray Thompson says their company is excited to bring military families from across the state into the Pierre/Fort Pierre area…

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Thompson says that the public will see a lot of military grade vehicles participating in this exercise…

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He says the public is welcome to witness the training from a safe distance…

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He says this training is required every two years so the soldiers are up to date in their medic skills.

 


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Stanley County Parts Ways With Fairgrounds Manager

Friday, July 21, 2017

The Stanley County Commissioners at their meeting earlier this month announced that they are parting ways with their fairground manager. At their meeting last week, Stanley County Commission Chairman Dana Iversen stated that the county was “letting Aaron go.”

The Stanley County Commissioners hired Aaron Brewer to take over the reins of the Stanley County Fairgrounds last year in April.

Brewer, a rural Pierre resident, has an extensive background in rodeo and business management.  His last official day with the county will be July 25th.

Two County Commissioners and the Stanley County Auditor will oversee the operations of the Fairgrounds until a replacement is hired. 


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Hughes County Hosting Wind Farm Ordinance Meeting

Friday, July 21, 2017

The Hughes County Planning Commission is currently looking at possible changes to ordinances regulating wind farms. At this point, the proposed changes would only impact Large Wind Energy Conversion Systems.

The County will have a Wind Ordinance Informational Meeting on Monday in the Commissioners Room on the second floor of the Hughes County Courthouse at 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM. The meeting is to discuss the proposed changes and answer any questions.

Hughes County Planning Director Lee McCurrin says the county is having these meetings to let interested parties review draft ordinance language and other information. Members of the Hughes County Planning Commission, County Commission, and County staff will be available to answer questions. These meetings will not be official public hearings, but will be come and go events. The ordinance changes would impact the entire county and are not targeted at any specific wind farm or project.

Hughes County encourages anyone with an interest in wind energy in the County to attend the meeting to get their questions answered and to offer any comments or concerns with wind energy.


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Five Arrested On Drug Charges In Pierre

Friday, July 21, 2017

Five individuals were arrested in Pierre Wednesday on drug charges.

According to Pierre Police Captain Jason Jones, on Wednesday at approximately 7:52 pm a Pierre Police Officer stopped a Northbound 2017 Jeep Wrangler for speeding near Garfield and Buffalo Street. The officer detected the smell of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle and other officers arrived to assist with the five total occupants and further investigate.

The driver of the vehicle, 21 year old Casandra Artichoker of Mission was arrested for Possession of Marijuana 2 oz. or less, Possession or use of drug paraphernalia and Open Container in a motor vehicle. Passengers 20 year old Leon Badhand of St Francis, 20 year old Tate Birdinground of Rosebud, 23 year old Tavis Birdinground of Rosebud and 20 year old Faith Haukaas of Valentine, NE were all also arrested and charged with Ingesting a substance to become intoxicated, Possession of Marijuana 2 oz. or less and Possession or use of drug paraphernalia.


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SDSU Hosting Pierre Drought Meeting

Friday, July 21, 2017

SDSU Extension will host a livestock agronomy meeting in Pierre next week.

Topics included during the meeting will be Creep feeding, managing livestock herds and feeding during drought, economic resources in the form of budget calculators and other tools; weather outlook for the remainder of the growing season; and much more.

According to a press release, additional SDSU Extension staff will be on hand to address other topics of interest to producers. Producers with concerns about nitrates in forages or water quality concerns are encouraged to bring samples in to be tested for livestock suitability during the meeting. There is no fee to attend the program and early registration is not required.

The meeting in Pierre will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday the 25th at the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce Community Room.

 


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Post 8 Is State Tournament Bound And Will Play In Region Championship Today

Friday, July 21, 2017

Post 8 has done it, they will be returning to the state tournament and the region tournament championship after a 10-6 victory over Rapid City Post 320.

Pierre got out to a huge lead scoring six runs in the first to take a 6-0 lead going to the second inning. 320 would start to claw their way back in it scoring two runs in the second and two runs in the third to pull within two. Post 8 would respond with three runs of their own and take a commanding lead and keep it the rest of the game.

Garrett Stout started and earned the win going six innings, allowed five runs, 11 hits, struck out three and walked one. Austin Hoss would come in for relief going two and two-thirds innings also Peyton Zabel came in to face the final batter of the night. Seth Brewer for Post 320 would take the loss going three and two thirds innings, allowed eight runs, four hits and struck out four. Zabel and Joe King had good days at the plate each collecting multiple hits, Zabel had three runs batted in and went 3 for 5 on the day.

With the win Post 8 will go to the region championship game today against host Mitchell. Mitchell was able to defeat Rapid City Post 320 in the night cap last night 9-6. It will be a day one rematch between Pierre and Mitchell as Post 8 won that game 10-8. The game will start at 1 pm it is double elimination, so if Post 8 wins the game at 1 pm the tournament is over if they lose they will have to play again at 4 pm. You’ll be able to hear today’s games right here on Today’s KCCR.


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Post 8 U14 Picks Up Two Wins Over Huron

Friday, July 21, 2017

The Post 8 U14 team was in action last night as they took on Huron for a double header. Post 8 would win the first game 7-3 and the second game 13-3.

Pierre had two big innings in game one that brought them home the win they scored three in the fourth and three in the seventh. Isaac Polak earned the win going six innings, allowed three runs, six hits, struck out three and walked one. Post 8 was able to get 10 hits in game one.

In game two Post 8 would dominate this one winning 13-3. Huron would take an early 1-0 lead but that didn’t last long as Pierre would take the lead for good with three runs in the second and five runs in the third. Bennett Dean would earn the win going three innings, gave up two runs, two hits and struck out three.

The U14 team will now prepare for the region tournament at Hyde Stadium coming up next week. Post 8 finishes the year with a 21-16 record.    


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Local Golfers Compete In Watertown

Friday, July 21, 2017

The South Dakota Golf Associations Junior Summer Golf Tour made a stop in Watertown on Tuesday.

Several Pierre golfers would compete in the tournament in the girls 16-18 age division Hallie Gronlund shot a 91 and finished sixth. Annabelle Simpson would fire a 95 to finish eighth.

Carter Kast of Ft. Pierre competed in the 14-16 age division he would go on to finish third with a round of 88 and Grady Kludt finished eighth in the same division shooting a 91.

In the boys 11 and under division Luke Olson had a nine hole round of 48, which placed him sixth. Nicklaus Bothum shot a 52 that had him finish ninth.  


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Burglury Occurs Overnight At State Theater

Friday, July 21, 2017

The Pierre Police Department is continuing to investigate a burglary that occurred overnight at the State Theater in Pierre.

According to Pierre Police Captain Jason Jones, a safe was discovered early Friday morning just after 6:00 AM in the alleyway behind the theater, and the front window was broken out.  

He says this is the “second round” at the theater, as there was a burglary that was discovered early Thursday morning at 10:27 AM as well. Jones says the two burglaries are connected. 

There have been no arrests in either burglary. This is a developing story. Stay tuned to KCCR as further details emerge. 


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