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Crackerbarrel scheduled for Saturday

The Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce will host the first Legislative Crackerbarrel of the year from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Meade County Erskine Building in Sturgis.

State Senator Gary Cammack and Representatives Kirk Chaffee and Dean Wink will be in attendance, with Francie Ruebel-Alberts as moderator. Questions can be submitted online in advance at www.sturgisareeachamber.comor in person at the event.

It is also an opportunity for the public to have their say on how each lawmaker should vote and support or challenge bills.

West plans campaign event

Pat West, Republican candidate for Meade County sheriff, is planning a campaign kick-off event for 6 p.m. Saturday at the Loud American Roadhouse in Sturgis.

West runs against outgoing Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin. West ran unsuccessfully for sheriff in the 2018 Republican primary, losing to Merwin by a 54-46% margin. South Dakota’s primary election is scheduled for June 7.

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Spearfish Wins Software Award

The town of Spearfish won $5,000 worth of software to inventory trees in its urban forest to provide better data on diversity, planting density and condition.

The prize was awarded by a company called PlanIT Geo and includes a subscription to the company’s TreePlotter software.

“With data, we can better manage the city’s urban forest,” said Spearfish director of parks and recreation Tyler Ehnes, describing the victory came after participating in a nationwide community urban forest survey. .

Peggy Norris will retire this month as assistant director of education and outreach at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead after a 14-year career at the lab.

In 2009, Norris quit her job as a nuclear physicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California and joined the SURF team. A joint venture between SURF and Black Hills State University, the education and outreach team focused on bringing SURF science to classrooms across the state and region.

As Deputy Director of Education and Outreach, Norris has been instrumental in all aspects of the team’s growth. She has worked specifically to advance the SURF internship program and to reach groups that are typically underrepresented in STEM fields.

“It’s been so interesting to see how this place has evolved over time,” Norris said. “The E&O team has grown tremendously, but the whole lab – science, operations, outreach – everything has totally changed.”

Ribbon cutting scheduled for Monday

The Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday at 10 a.m. at Emma’s Ice Cream Emporium and Whiskey Tangle Foxtrot: A Tap House, located at 1063 Main Street in downtown Sturgis.

The public is invited to attend.

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