September 22 is the 60th anniversary of the Peace Corps, the day that President John F. Kennedy signed into law legislation creating the agency. With one stroke of a pen President Kennedy deepened our nation’s ability to live out key values—values like service, peace, sacrifice, commitment, …
The rich and vibrant culture of Native Americans is deeply woven in the fabric of the United States, and the history of innovation and entrepreneurship remains rooted in tribal communities. To honor this storied legacy, President Donald Trump designated November as Native American Heritage M…
It was heartwarming to read the story about Rob and Deb Mudge and their generosity to Church Response and the Care and Share Food Drive. I was not at all surprised to see this. At the Black Hills Area Community Foundation, we have the pleasure of working with the Mudges and many other genero…
As Rapid City considers a mandate, let’s be clear: the virus is real and we should take proper precautions. This includes washing our hands, giving each other space (six feet), and wearing a mask when appropriate. The city’s shared objective is that we all abide by these safety measures duri…
An open letter to the Rapid City Common Council:
Recently, a teen and the police chief spoke out against racist harassment incidents in Hot Springs.
Recently, the Rapid City Journal Editorial page recognized a Rapid City person as being a great silent leader in the community. I agreed with this assessment as he truly lived out the lessons from Matthew 25, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, etc. One glowing tribute left out was the f…
Recent reports about the level of treatment and care of residents at Aurora Plains Academy are raising questions about the facility’s overall management practices along with calls for more oversight from the state.
On behalf of the Hillenbrand family as well as the employees of Prairie Edge, Mitzi's Books, and the Shops at Main Street Square, I would like to thank the residents of Rapid City and the surrounding communities for the outpouring of condolences and support that we have received with the pas…
At age 12, when we first learned to hunt, we were told to aim high and only shoot if we could see blue sky. We remind ourselves to aim high because there is a temptation to take an easy, close shot at a low bird. It is a rule we use to avoid collateral damage — shooting a friend or loyal cho…
I respectfully disagree with Frank Carroll's commentary concerning the U.S.F.S. being an imperfect match for Job Corps. I believe it's a perfect joining of two organizations.
Along with my seven colleagues on the Rapid City Historic Preservation Commission, I urge the Rapid City School District to adopt a facilities plan that places greater value on Rapid City’s many tight-knit neighborhoods. While we applaud the district’s recent plan update to keep Wilson open …
Sadly, the position expressed by Lilias Jarding and the Clean Water Alliance are out of touch with the current paradigm regarding the mining industry. The half-truths, fearmongering and false narrative expressed in an op-ed piece in the May 28 Rapid City Journal cannot go unanswered.
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