Category Archives: Local News

One Killed In Buffalo County Crash

One Killed In Buffalo County Crash

FORT THOMPSON — A two-vehicle crash in Buffalo County has killed a 17-year-old female. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the crash happened Sunday around 7:33 PM 14 miles northeast of Fort Thompson on 349th Avenue. Preliminary information about the crash indicates a Chevy Equinox was traveling north on 349th while a Dodge Ram pick-up…read more »

Fort Pierre City Council To Meet Tonight

Fort Pierre City Council To Meet Tonight

FORT PIERRE — The Fort Pierre City Council is meeting tonight at the South Dakota Municipal League building in Fort Pierre. The Council will consider approval of the agenda and declare any conflicts of interest before hearing reports from city officials. The Council will hear about a drinking water certificate of achievement and will get…read more »

Hughes County Commission To Meet Tonight

Hughes County Commission To Meet Tonight

PIERRE — The Hughes County Commission is meeting tonight at the Hughes County Courthouse. Commissioners will consider three planning and zoning items including first consideration of plat and plans for Blue Water Acres, first consideration of a plat in Shamrock Addition and a building permit update for an address on Cyrus Place. A petition for…read more »

Fort Pierre Firefighters Working Washington Fire To 50% Containment

Fort Pierre Firefighters Working Washington Fire To 50% Containment

WELLPINIT, WA — A wildfire near Spokane, Washington that three Fort Pierre firefighters are working with other to put out has reached 50-percent containment. The Sherwood Fire is now listed as being 1220 acres in size. Brett Brown is a Planning Operations Trainee who is providing twice daily updates on the fire…. Brown is advising…read more »

Extreme Drought Expands Through Hughes, Stanley Counties

Extreme Drought Expands Through Hughes, Stanley Counties

PIERRE — The Pierre/Fort Pierre area is seeing some of the worst drought in South Dakota. This week’s update of the U-S Drought Monitor shows D-3 drought in western Hughes, most of Stanley, southeastern Sully, southeast Haakon, northeast Jackson and western and northern Jones County. D-3, Extreme drought is also noted in Hand County, north…read more »