Statement from Alan Aker, Chairman of Meade County Commissioners regarding Bear Butte Oil Drilling Issue

This is a posting that Alan Aker, Chairman of Meade County Commissioners posted to his Facebook page right after the DENR decision regarding the oil drilling near Bear Butte:  Aker said the More »

Meade County objects to Bear Butte decision

Associated Press SD: Meade County objects to Bear Butte decision STURGIS, S.D. — The Meade County Commission has decided to ask a state board to reconsider its decision restricting oil drilling near More »

Meade County considers suing over Bear Butte decision

Meade County considers suing over Bear Butte decision The question over oil drilling near Bear Butte could be headed to court. Days after a state board ruled that oil drilling can proceed More »

SD commission cuts number of wells allowed at oil field near Bear Butte

PIERRE, S.D. — A lawyer for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says he’s pleased a South Dakota board has reduced the number of oil wells that can be drilled near Bear Butte. More »

Bear Butte Oil Controversy Settled

By Austin Hoffman Published: May 18, 2011, 10:17 PM PIERRE, SD - Controversy over the use of sacred Indian land has been heating up since November. But Wednesday, the Board of Minerals More »

Malt beverage licenses holders in Sturgis delay renewal hearings

T.J Tranchell Meade County Times-Tribune staff | Posted: Sunday, May 15, 2011 10:45 pm Renewal hearings for malt beverage licenses in Meade County are approaching, but some license holders will be waiting More »

Second Part of Oil Drilling Hearing, May 18th

May 18th at 10:00 am Matthew Training Center: 523 E. Capitol Ave. Pierre, SD 57501. Ground floor of the Foss Building. If I hear of any changes in the agenda, I will More »

Compromise on oil drilling

Journal Editorial Board | Posted: Sunday, April 24, 2011 6:00 am The fact that Bear Butte is a historic site that is sacred to Native Americans has added poignancy to the debate More »

South Dakota Panel Delays Decision on Bear Butte Oil Field

CHET BROKAW, Associated Press Published 08:30 p.m., Thursday, April 21, 2011 PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Representatives of American Indian tribes asked a state board Thursday to stop development of an oil field More »

 

Bear Butte added to 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, 2011

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11 Most Endangered Historic Places Bear Butte Year Listed: 2011 Location: Meade County, South Dakota Current Status: Endangered Threat: Energy Development Significance Bear Butte, the 4,426-foot mountain called Mato Paha by the Lakota in the Black Hills of South Dakota,

Photos of Oil Drilling Rigs Near Bear Butte

Photos provided by Jason Haug, South Dakota Historical Society

Bear Butte: Grant for “America is Your Park” …..Please Vote for our sacred sites!

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Hello everyone,   Coca-Cola Company currently has their annual “America is Your Park” program running through September 6th. The Park that receives the most votes can will up to $100,000.   PLEASE VOTE! You can vote daily and also for more than

Statement from Alan Aker, Chairman of Meade County Commissioners regarding Bear Butte Oil Drilling Issue

This is a posting that Alan Aker, Chairman of Meade County Commissioners posted to his Facebook page right after the DENR decision regarding the oil drilling near Bear Butte:  Aker said the stakes are very high for protection of private

Meade County objects to Bear Butte decision

Associated Press SD: Meade County objects to Bear Butte decision STURGIS, S.D. — The Meade County Commission has decided to ask a state board to reconsider its decision restricting oil drilling near Bear Butte, a mountain in western South Dakota

Meade County considers suing over Bear Butte decision

Meade County considers suing over Bear Butte decision The question over oil drilling near Bear Butte could be headed to court. Days after a state board ruled that oil drilling can proceed – with limits – on private land near