May 2009

27 May

May 27, 2009 at 09:11 am

Greetings all: Just noticed one thing and figured I should spread the word – the snow is almost all gone. THAT’S RIGHT, by June 1, all the snow will be GONE! While that may sound strange, it is true. Driving into Deadwood earlier today, I looked up at Terry Peak Ski Area; it’s been snow-covered, well, since October – and there’s only a little bit of snow left up there! With over 200 inches of snow this past ski season, it was a great year to be a fan of the white stuff. And now that Memorial Day is past, it’s nice to see the snow leaving us for the summer!
Just thought I’d pass that along –

26 May

May 26, 2009 at 12:39 pm

We have some fun new online Deadwood Happenings…
Are you on facebook? Are you a HISTORIC DEADWOOD fan, because you should be!
Check it out here:
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And how would you like to win a FREE night stay in Deadwood?
Well through the HISTORIC DEADWOOD fan page you can!
All you have to do is post your favorite Deadwood Memory/Story/Review (good-bad-otherwise) on the HISTORIC DEADWOOD fan page Review tab
EVERYONE who writes a post (memories, stories, photos, even an: I LOVE DEADWOOD) will be automatically registered to win 1 of 5 FREE night stays in Deadwood or some AWESOME Deadwood apparel, courtesy of the Deadwood Chamber!

We will draw our winners on JULY 1st so get your posts in and stay tuned!
(In order to win a free night stay you MUST be 21 by July 1, 2009—BUT still post if you’re under 21, because you will be eligible to will some FREE Deadwood Apparel!! So get those posts in ASAP!)

We’re also on Twitter! So make an account (if you don’t have one already!) And follow us to keep updated on the hottest parties in Dakota Territory!
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AND…we have new pictures up on the website of the Mardi Gras Parade and Pub Crawl, good time had by all! So Check ‘em Out!

-Katie the Intern

22 May

May 22, 2009 at 03:24 pm

Hey Everyone
We would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who attended last Saturday’s Community Appreciation Night! The winners of the evening were as follows:

Citizen of the Year: Vince Coyle
Boss of the Year: Louie LaLonde, Saloon #10
Employee of the Year: Kip Mau, Deadwood Policeman
Educator of the Year: Kim Loeffen, Lead-Deadwood High School Computer Teacher
Organization of the Year: Tough Enough to Wear Pink, Lead-Deadwood Regional Hospital Foundation; (executive director Karen Carr)

Congratulations to all!
-Katie the Intern

22 May

May 22, 2009 at 01:08 pm

Well Hey there Deadwood Fans!

My Name is Katie and I’m the Deadwood Chamber summer intern (formally known as “Katie the Intern”) and I will be your new blogger until August when I have to run back to the University of South Dakota, so here we go!!!
This weekend is the kick off for summer here in Deadwood; we have the Deadwood Alive gunfights beginning TODAY on Historic Main Street, as well as the first Trial of Jack McCall and the reenactment of the murder of Wild Bill.
All will be happening daily (except Mondays) for the rest of the summer.

You can catch the gunslingers at 2pm in front of the Four Aces, 4pm in front of The Celebrity Hotel, and at 6pm in front of the Silverado.
Also the Trial of Jack McCall is held at the Masonic Temple every night (again, except Mondays) at 8pm
And the murder of Wild Bill Hickok will take place in Saloon #10 at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm.

Also…The Broken Book Gold Mine Opens TOMORROW (May 23) so get out there and see how Deadwood got her start with a mine tour and try your hand at gold panning- you might just finding a nugget of shiny stuff for yourself! They’re open daily from 9-5…fun for all ages!
For more information on any Deadwood attractions, give us a call at the chamber at 1-800-999-1876 or (605) 578-1876

And you know the Beer’s cold year round in Deadwood, so nothing’s changed there!

Come out and spend a summer night or two…or three with us in Deadwood!
Over and Out,
-Katie the Intern

22 May

May 22, 2009 at 09:12 am

The BBQ cook-off scheduled for Wild Bill Days has been postponed … we aresorry to report; thanks to everyone for their support of the event … and stay tuned for a re-schedule date … BUT WILD BILL DAYS IS going to be one of the best every — great FREE concerts, cowboy fast draw championships and a Firearms and Old West auction and show – RICOCHET and GLEN CAMPBELL and a host of other great entertainment will set the stage on Main Street – MAKE PLANS NOW (if you haven’t already!).

22 May

May 22, 2009 at 08:55 am

Happy Friday! And happy long weekend! Hope you all can take some time to relax.
Just want to let the world know that we are giving away night stays and some other Deadwood gear via Facebook… if you are on Facebook (or if you know someone who is), become a fan of HISTORIC DEADWOOD and win!
We are also on Twitter — DeadwoodChamber. Usually a good tidbit here or there on the ol’ Tweeting tool.
Man, we surely live in an Internet world, eh?
Oh, and if you are looking for a place to spend Memorial Day weekend, come on out to Deadwood. Shootouts and the trial of Jack McCall start today, and most Black Hills attractions will be OPEN!
Hope to see you soon!

04 May

May 04, 2009 at 08:16 am

While it’s plenty safe to walk the streets of Deadwood these days, some 120 years ago things weren’t quite the same. The lawless region of the Black Hills made legends out of average men and women, and those who took the bull by the horns became prosperous. Those who sat back and waited for life to pass by were left in the dust — and sometimes 6 feet in the dirt.
Now, the same legendary streets are walked upon by thousands upon thousands of visitors each year. Shoot-outs on the street are a little more planned now, however!
Gunfights on Deadwood’s Main Street begin May 22 for the summer. Shoot-outs will take place daily (except for Mondays). Wild Bill and his gang will be on Main Street beginning at 12:45 p.m.; and while he may shoot you a hardlook as you walk by, feel free to approach them and ask questions about the Old West. And one of the most infamous shootings in Deadwood – Jack McCall shooting Wild Bill at the Saloon #10 – will be re-enacted for all to see inside the #10 during the summer days. The subsequent trial of Jack McCall will be held each evening, aside from Monday, at the Masonic Temple.
It’s a summer-long event – be a part of it: Just don’t sit with you back to the door!