Butte Commissioners Vote to Close County Buildings to Public

by Colleen Brunner March 23, 2020 BELLE FOURCHE – In light of recent news of community spread of the COVID-19 virus in South Dakota the Butte County Commission voted Monday, Mar. 23, to close all county buildings to the public for the time being. Any public interaction that is necessary will be by appointment only. […]

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Newell School Support Staff to Receive Pay During School Closure

by Betty Bruner March 23, 2020 NEWELL – Newell School Board members received information about surrounding schools from Superintendent Robin Dutt concerning paying support staff during the COVID-19 school closure. Dutt shared two motions passed by Belle Fourche School Board members and Meade County District School Board members. Both schools had voted to continue paying […]

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Newell School District Outlines Near Term Plans

by Betty Bruner March 17, 2020 NEWELL – Nearly 30 people gathered in the Newell School Multi-Purpose Room Tuesday evening for a special school board meeting held to pass on information concerning the mandated COVID-19 virus school closings. Superintendent Robin Dutt opened the session by assuring the gathering that school staff was doing their best […]

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COVID-19 Topic of Special BF School Board Meeting

March 17, 2020 Beacon Staff Schools will be closed through March 27th. BELLE FOURCE- The Belle Fourche School District called a special school board meeting on Monday evening, March 16th, primarily to discuss plans of action related to the nation’s COVID-19 outbreak. Although few cases have been reported in South Dakota, Governor Kristi Noem has […]

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Lady Broncs Suffer Tough Loss to Lady Comets, Rebound and Defeat Custer Wildcats

Lady Bronc Basketball ——————– by James Trimble    The Rapid City Christian Lady Comets outscored the Belle Fourche Lady Broncs 24-6 in the fourth quarter to take home a 45-39 victory Tuesday night in Belle Fourche.    Tough defense and turnovers were the story in the first part of the opening quarter until Bella Jensen […]

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US 85 Four Lane Development Underway

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is expanding U.S. Highway 85 to a four-lane highway from Watford City to the Long X Bridge over the Little Missouri River. NDDOT is launching this highway widening project by starting project design, right-of-way acquisitions and utility relocations along the corridor. “Highway 85 is a critical route for […]

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Tri-State Museum Hires New Archivist

BELLE FOURCHE—Jada Udager is the new archivist at the Tri-State Museum, by virtue of her experience in a variety of fields, including retail, management and law enforcement. Udager, from Pierre was hired after three tries. “I guess after three times they realized how serious I was about the position and how much I love history,” […]

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