May 23, 2013
The Journey Museum is one of more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer. Continue reading
May 23, 2013
Major Randy Hartley is retiring after 25 years with the South Dakota Highway Patrol, Col. Craig Price said today. Continue reading
May 22, 2013
There are a select few places where you can ditch traditional American cuisine for the evening and take your taste buds abroad. Continue reading
May 22, 2013
Fie is 90 percent contained and crews expect it to be out in the next two days, as long as the weather cooperates. Continue reading
Ryan Barber, an Army first lieutenant from Rapid City, is featured in a U.S. Army Central Command story about a cavalry unit’s last mission in Afghanistan.
The synposis: The 3-7 CAV’s Dragoon Platoon head out on their last mission to meet Afghan Police Commander, Nez Muhammad. Along the way they stop and check on the progression of a road project, paving the roads in Afghan villages. They make frequent stops to show their presence in an effort to deter insurgents from future attacks. Upon their arrival to their meeting with Commander Muhammad, they talk about recent attacks and troubles the Afghan Police have faced. Afghan police officers share their food with service members waiting outside of the key leader engagement.
1st Lt. Ryan Barber, Dragoon Platoon, 3-7 Cavalry, emphasizes the gravity of the role the Afghan Local Police will soon assume as International Security Assistance Force Troops transition complete authority to their Afghan counterparts. Their outpost, in a remote area of the Torba Kash region of Afghanistan will be key in denying the Taliban a foothold in the villages around the country. (U.S. Photo by 1st Lt. John Bonds)
Pictured from left to right are: Alan Salano and Debbie Sieonsma (Behavior Management Systems), Timothy Flaskamp (Speaker, Northern Hills NAMI), Stephanie Schweitzer (Front Porch Coalition) and Loran Harris (Speaker, Northern Hills NAMI).
Main Street Square,Rapid City, South Dakota was the setting on Thursday,May 16th, for the 2nd Annual Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention Day.
Stepnanie Schweitzer from the Front Porch Coalition was absolutely awesome, and helping her was Debbie Siemonsma from the Behavior Management Systems. The event had food, music from Sheltered Reality, a Biodegradable Balloon Release, Magic Mark Performance, Mental Health Services Information and Community Speakers. There was also a drawing for an i-pad mini!
Two of the Community Speakers and the Grand Finale were Tim Flaskamp and Loran Harris. Both men are known for their involvement with the Northern Hills (Spearfish) NAMI Connections Recovery Support Group and for doing speeches throughout the area with the NAMI “In Our Own Voice” Presentation.
Timothy Flaskamp and Loran Harris together, speaking with guests!