Breweries, taprooms, and bars have always been about more than beer, serving as community hubs, gathering places, and sources of local identity and pride. However, craft breweries are steadily serving as mechanisms for economic development in small to mid-size communities in rural areas.
Maybe you call them ground rules. I prefer to refer to them as guiding principles. To me, rules sound like something that some people just like to break so I tend to avoid that term.
It’s fall and evidently, it’s also the time of year that many groups are holding conferences or annual meetings as I have recently had several people call to ask me if I had some ideas for ice breakers – and that request is usually followed up by the statement, “but none of those touchy-feely ones.”
Refineries are finding value in the light, sweet crude oil. It is easier to process and it has a high yield of the products that are in demand since hurricane Harvey such as gasolines and diesel fuels.
The 4th Annual Shadehill Outdoor Youth Challenge, was held Saturday August 26, 2017 at the Boy Scout cabin on the south side of Shadehill Reservoir just south of Lemmon, SD. The challenge was geared toward introducing and testing youth in activities such as shooting sports, hunting and fishing.
While you are at Dakotafest, be sure to stop at the SDSU Extension booth (#600) on Wednesday, August 16 at 10:00 am (CST). The SDSU Extension Community Vitality team will be hosting a panel discussion “Farm +: Adding Value Through Value-Added Ag and Agritourism.”
Several cities in the North Dakota oil patch are seeing a drop in residents, however, the state’s overall population continues to rise. Minot’s 2016 population has fallen by nearly 800 residents from 2015, which is 1.6 percent of the population.
A boomtown is a community that experiences rapid population and economic growth; very often it is in conjunction with a new profitable industry. There are over 50 such communities within the United States and Jeffrey City, Wyoming is one of these communities. Jeffrey City is located in Freemont County Wyoming, on highway 287 about 90 plus miles west of Casper and about 60 plus miles east of Lander.
Here are oil and gas statistics for South Dakota in 2016. In 2016 South Dakota had no new oil wells drilled. This is the first time since I have been following the oil and gas industry in South Dakota (four years) that there has not been a new well drilled in the state.
Congratulations to all the young people celebrating graduations this month, whether is it a high school graduation or a college graduation. You have a reason to be proud. You have dedicated years of learning and now it is time to go out and spread your wings! Yes, this is an exciting time for you. There are so many options! You can continue your education. You can get a job. You can start a business. And then remember, once you have had some of the adventures you always dreamed of, you can go home.