City should honor Martin Luther King

With Black History Month fast approaching, I thought I’d highlight the most notable person of the civil rights movement. This man believed in the power of change, the ability of the human spirit to overcome, and perseverance to change what has remained the same for too long. Martin Luther King did so much to bring people of all backgrounds together and spent his life working on ending hatred and racism.

With all the work that Dr. King did for human rights, it would be great to honor him in our city. There are many new streets being built as the community grows. It would be a great idea to honor diversity and recognize a great historical figure by naming a street after the good doctor that would do much to promote inclusion and welcome people from all walks of life to the area.

There are many other great civil rights leaders we could name things after. Dr Martin Luther King Jr. would be a great start in promoting inclusion in the community. He represents a positive direction and that you can peacefully change the world.

Brian Colson

Rapid City

Businesses help fundraiser succeed

On behalf of myself and the members of the Black Hills Figure Skating Club, I would like to thank the companies that donated to my father's fundraising basket for our annual winter show and fundraiser. Each year, parents of participants create baskets that are sold at a silent auction to raise money to help defray the cost of skating for the club. For the past six years, my father has made a basket based on an outdoor lifestyle.

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Multiple businesses helped with donations of product or services: First Stop Gun, Black Hills Ammunition, Smoking Gun, KPI Tactical, Glock, The Weightroom and trainers Kenny Walker and Adam Hunsaker and donations of training time and ammunition from my father made his basket the highest seller for the sixth year in a row.

I would ask people to remember the local businesses that donate to local charities when they shop.


Riley Bock


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