Sports & Rec Update: State Golf & Tennis

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In The Moment … October 6, 2020 Show 917 Hour 2

SDPB's Nate Wek is in Hot Springs today where the Boys Class A Golf Tournament is being held. And he joins us with information on the Boys AA Tournament in Sioux Falls along with the Girls Class A Tennis Tournament in Rapid City. Sports reporting at SDPB is sporsored by Horton Inc.  

Sports & Rec With Wek

Mar 11, 2020

In The Moment ... March 10, 2020 Show 770 Hour 1

The State High School Basketball Championships are around the corner. SDPB’s Nate Wek joins In the Moment host Lori Walsh to discuss what he will be keeping his eye on this year. 

Sports and Recreation reporting is supported by Horton Incorporated of Britton South Dakota

Sports & Rec With Wek

Mar 4, 2020

In The Moment ... March 4, 2020 Show 766 Hour 1

It's that time of the week where we bring in SDPB's Nate Wek to talk sports and recreation in South Dakota. He and In the Moment producer Chris Laughery had this conversation.

Sports & Rec With Wek

Feb 19, 2020

In The Moment ... February 19, 2020 Show 756 Hour 1

Nate Wek is SDPB's sports and recreation reporter. Today he brings us news about this year's state gymnastics and more.

Sports and Recreation reporting is supported by Horton Incorporated of Britton South Dakota

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... October 10, 2019 Show 677 Hour 1

It seems in South Dakota we always have something to talk about regarding the weather and the outdoors. Kevin Woster writes the On the Other Hand blog for SDPB. He shares thoughts about South Dakota, outdoor recreation, and even the recent Festival of Books.


In The Moment ... September 3, 2019 Show 650 Hour 2

Dick Brown will become a member of the South Dakota Hall of Fame later this month. A native of Dell Rapids, Brown's involvement in the state legislature, charitable organizations, and outdoor recreation left a statewide impact.

On The Other Hand: First Time Boat Owner

Aug 15, 2019

In The Moment ... August 15, 2019 Show 638 Hour 2

In his latest On the Other Hand blog post, Kevin Woster discusses the thrill of becoming a first-time boat owner.

Bird Watching Is For All Ages

Aug 7, 2019
Nate Wek

In The Moment ... August 7, 2019 Show 632 Hour 1

SDPB Sports and Recreation reporter Nate Wek joins Lori Walsh for another conversation on bird watching which, as Wek has discovered, is a great outdoor activity for all ages.

South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks Website

Palisades State Park is under renovation for the next five years to make way for more camping space, a new welcome center, and a new entrance on the west side of the park.

The area will more than double with the addition of 250 acres of donated land.

Travis Theilan is with the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks. He says the renovations are needed for a more informative and inviting atmosphere.

Images Of The Past: A River Runs Through It

Feb 11, 2019
W.H. Over Museum

In The Moment ... February 11, 2018 Show 513 Hour 2

Most South Dakotans have become so used to the Missouri River that we hardly think about the deep historical story behind this creation of nature.

Gary Enright, director of the 1881 Courthouse Museum in Custer, has more in this week's Images of the Past feature.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 31, 2017 Show 104 Hour 1

A new book challenges our assumptions about people and nature. It's an anthology of eleven essays, edited by Anthony J. Amato, Associate Professor of Social Science at Southwest Minnesota State University. The book is called "Conservation on the Northern Plains: New Perspectives." Anthony Amato joins us to talk about the book, the new face of conservation, and what’s at stake in the Northern Plains regarding conservation.

Dakota Midday: New Black Hills Forest Supervisor Mark Van Every

Sep 29, 2016
Black Hills National Forest

The Black Hills National Forest has a new supervisor.  

Mark Van Every oversees everything on Forest Service land in the Black Hills from the effort to fight forest fires and pine beetles to efforts to ensure public access and protect public resources.

Van Every took the helm in the new position this summer.    He’s now had some time to settle into the job, and he sat down in the Rapid City studio with SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray.  Click play below to hear the interview.

Public Vote For New Pierre Event Center

Jun 22, 2016

Pierre residents will vote in November whether to build a new recreation and event center. If built, the center would open in early 2019 and seat 4,000 people. City leaders previously tore down its City Auditorium due to structural problems. That structure had been condemned.

Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says the $14.5 million dollar project is designed to handle different athletics and concerts requiring flat floor space. She sees this significant investment benefiting area residents of all ages.

Downtown Rapid City Green Space Wins Award

Dec 7, 2015
Ken Steinken / Trinity Eco Prayer Park

A small park in Downtown Rapid City has won the town’s 2015 Sustainability Award.

 The solar powered Trinity Eco Prayer Park collects and cleans storm water runoff before it enters Rapid Creek while providing a bit of green landscape in the middle of downtown.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

The 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Rally this week could double the population in South Dakota. If you somehow haven’t encountered bikes in person, you can’t escape them in the news. As part of our continuing coverage of the rally, here is one story that profiles some of the people you might encounter gliding through the state on two wheels.

Friends Of The Big Sioux River

May 18, 2015

The newly formed non-profit, Friends of the Big Sioux River, held a press conference last Thursday to announce its vision to realize "a clean, healthy river for all to enjoy and share with pride."  In 2012, the Big Sioux was identified as the 13th dirtiest river in the nation.  Friends of the Big Sioux River was formed to bring awareness to the current condition of the waterway and to inspire action among all who influence its quality.  Matthew McLarty of the Environmental Law & Policy Center of South Dakota, Greg Veerman of Astronaut Studios and Friends of the Big Sioux River director

Sustainable Tourism

Mar 27, 2014

Dr. Kelly Bricker, interim chair and associate professor at the University of Utah in the department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, is the keynote speaker at today's 16th Annual Black Hills Research Symposium on the Black Hills State University Campus.  Her talk is titled "Sustainable Tourism - A system for positive change?"