October 2008

29 Oct

Oct 29, 2008 at 03:47 pm

OK, we have a Deadwood Webcam up and ready for you to look at (while we get ours going — this one is thanks to the Rapid City Journal — thank you Todd)… so, we’ve made you wait long enough, here’s one to tide you over!


If the link above does not work, go to: http://www.blackhillsdiscovered.com/siterun_data/web_cameras/


27 Oct

Oct 27, 2008 at 02:26 pm

There’s some true creativity on the streets of Deadwood this Halloween season!

Deadwood’s Deadweird brings out the Halloween spirit in revelers of all ages. And the 2008 event was no different. More than 300 participants in costume were judged, and hundreds more filled the Lucky Nugget Gambling Hall on Main Street in Deadwood to view the spectacle.

More than $5,000 in cash and prizes were handed out Oct. 25. The winners (click on each to see the pictures!):

First Place: Spider and the Fly; Desiree Glover, Spearfish, S.D.

Second Place: One Night Stand; Connie Rack, Casper, Wyo.
Third Place: Gorilla Holding Woman in Cage; Jamie Goodrich, Rapid City, S.D.
Scariest Costume: Peter Rottentail; Michael Dowding, Rapid City, S.D.
Best Group: Sweatin’ to the Oldies with Richard Simmons, a Minnesota group

27 Oct

Oct 27, 2008 at 02:09 pm

What is a Webcam anyway? Just jokes folks.
Here’s the skinny on the Webcam situation on Main Street in Deadwood —
The hotel hosting the Webcam is in the process of installing new network lines — and while we all love the Webcams, I gotta tell you the truth — the property wants to work on making sure their accounting systems are up and running before tackling the Webcam issue. Sooooooo, we are doing all we can to get the cams up as soon as possible. We are also scouting new locations, just in case the problem simply can’t be fixed.
I appreciate your patience, and please know we are working on the Webcams!!!

23 Oct

Oct 23, 2008 at 12:42 pm

Add cash prizes, costumes and, of course, Deadwood, and what do you get? Deadweird!

Get ready folks for the costumes soon to be seen all around Deadwood. Saturday is the day, Lucky Nugget Gambling Hall the place – and some of the most creative costumes anywhere. From a woman giving birth to an old man, Oompa Loompas, a living tree to the cast of Wizard of Oz and much, much more, entertainment certainly won’t be lacking this Saturday!

Deadweird gives costume-clad revelers a reason to come in character as the Deadwood Chamber has made it very lucrative for contestants who enter. Prize money is a whopping $1,000 for first place, $500 for second and $250 for third with consolation prizes including cash for best group, scariest and most creative costumes. The event is sponsored by Budweiser, the Deadwood Chamber and Lucky Nugget Gambling Hall.

The Lucky Nugget will be the location for Deadweird, and judging will be held there too. Costumes aren’t required to join in on the fun, so come on down, as you are if you like, to the Lucky Nugget. Festivities start at 6 p.m., with the awards ceremony to be held at 10 p.m. Dancing, door prizes and much, much more await.

For more information, call the Chamber at (605) 578-1876 and we’ll fill you in. And if you can’t make it, stay tuned for pictures to be posted next week on www.deadwood.org.

17 Oct

Oct 17, 2008 at 09:33 am

Hello all: Just a quick update on those Deadwood WEBCAMS! Technicians have been out this week working on them. I’m not going to even pretend to be a technologically advanced person, but there’s a problem with the network lines running to the camera. Anyway, it is our hope they will be up and running this weekend. We have our fingers crossed … and thanks for your patience!

14 Oct

Oct 14, 2008 at 01:01 pm

Welcome to my first entry into the Deadwood blog! I’m the new marketing director here in Deadwood, and I couldn’t be more excited. As you know, Deadwood is rich in history and culture, among other things, and it’s a great place to live, work and play. I look forward to sharing many more blogs with you!

OK, now down to the topic. This is a blog about the odds. The phrase “what are the odds” is pretty common in these parts. Now hear me out on this one. Saturday night, the Deadwood area received another couple of inches of snow – the heavy and wet kind. Roads weren’t icy and it was a great night to be in Deadwood. However, the weight of the snow on an old tree was a bit too much in one yard on upper Main Street, and this large tree did in fact fall early Sunday morning.

Now here’s where the odds come in. Of all cars parked on Main Street, it was my vehicle, with a moving trailer attached to it, which was parked underneath this tree. Yep, this big ‘ol tree came tumbling down, with its eyes on my car as a target.

The crack of the tree falling was enough to startle those inside the home, yet no one knew what had happened. One of Deadwood’s finest then knocked on the door, asking us to come and view the spectacle. This big tree had fallen between the back of my car and the trailer, landing perfectly between the two. The trailer did get a couple dings from the stray limbs, but my vehicle came out unscathed.

Odd odds. A tree and its branches landing perfectly between my car and a trailer. Talk about luck. And I’m hoping that luck stays with me here in Deadwood.

Today, though, the weather is starting to look more like fall, and the snow is starting to melt. With the last week’s flurry of snow, I’m sure the Black Hills skiers and snowboarders were busy waxing their skis and boards, and snowmobilers may have even started up their machines in anticipation.

See you soon, and remember, when the weather forecast says major snow in the Black Hills, don’t rule a Deadwood trip out. State crews are up to task at the drop of a hat, so keep an eye on road conditions.

Oh, and one more thing, Deadweird is Oct. 25. Cash and prizes to participants, so put on your thinking cap and come up with a costume. Deadwood’s Main Street takes on a new face… come see for yourself.

Until next time,