Tag Archives: South Dakota

Study: Drought-Breaking Rains Erratic, Rare in U.S. West

Intense dry periods that pummeled areas of the West in recent years were severe     By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rainstorms grew more erratic and droughts much longer across most of the U.S. West over ...

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Tatanka Hotshots 2020 Fire Season

A look back at the past season     Michael Marshall Tatanka Hotshots 2020 Crew Video. This video is in no way associated with the U.S National Forest Service or the United States Department of Agriculture. Songs: The Mountain- Shane ...

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Man Dies in South Dakota Brush Fire

Wooded are known for homeless people     RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A man has died of smoke inhalation in a brush fire in Rapid City, authorities said. The victim was discovered when police and firefighters responded to the ...

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Man Severely Burn in South Dakota Grass Fire

Burn pit fire went out of control   SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A 74-year-old man was severely burned Sunday in a grass fire in rural Sioux Falls, authorities said. Emergency crews were called to the fire around noon Sunday. ...

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South Dakota Back Hat Handcrew 2018 Season

A look back at the wildfire season     Jeni Lawver – The Black Hat Handcrew is based in Rapid City and is classified as a Type 2 IA (Initial Attack) Handcrew. Primary duties for the crew are wildland fire ...

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Wildfire Training in the Black Hills

Training at the Black Hills Interagency Fire School     SDPB – A week-long school for firefighter trainees is held annually at the Box Elder Job Corps Center near Nemo, South Dakota. The curriculum is a combination of classroom and ...

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True North Gear® AMABILIS® Duffel, 25L

The world’s toughest duffel     Seattle, WA (April 2018) – True North Gear® to release the AMABILIS® duffel, the result of a unique partnership between True North® and AMABILIS®, a designer-manufacturer of outdoor gear with a reputation for design ...

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Major Wildfire Potential Average in South Dakota

Large potential over western part of state     RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A fire official says the potential for large wildfires in South Dakota ranges from average to below average across the state. State Fire Meteorologist Darren Clabo ...

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Bear Mountain and Black Hat Handcrew, 2017

A look back at the 2017 wildfire season     SD Wildland Fire – The Bear Mountain and Black Hat Handcrews are considered Type 2 Initial Attack handcrews and are comprised of 22 firefighters each. The primary function of the ...

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