November 2009

30 Nov

Nov 30, 2009 at 10:00 am

Tomorrow is December already! Winter is almost upon us, although you wouldn’t know by looking around Deadwood. There’s very little snow in town — but there’s enough at the higher elevations that the ski resorts are OPEN for business.

Both Terry Peak and Mystic Miner at Deer Mountain opened after Thanksgiving. Conditions are still in the early season phase, but both locations are making snow to make up for Mother Nature. There’s probably 20-25 inches of real snow on the base, which is sure to get bigger, possibly even this week.

Check ’em out at and

18 Nov

Nov 18, 2009 at 11:25 am

The holidays are sure sneaking up on us! And there’s no snow on the ground in Deadwood yet, and visitors and residents alike are enjoying the extended fall.

Thanksgiving is next week already … it seems like yesterday we were out on Main Street listening to Ron Dante and Davy Jones during Kool Deadwood Nites. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun!

Speaking of having fun (and there’s plenty to be had in Deadwood), but if you are looking to start, or continue, a tradition, think about cutting down your own Christmas tree this year. With a couple million acres of public land, the Black Hills has plenty of Christmas trees to choose from. And all you need is a permit from the National Forest Service. The permits are $10 and are sold throughout the Black Hills, including at the History and Information Center here in Deadwood. Call us at (605) 578-1876 for more details.

There’s just something about cutting down your own tree! Give it a shot – it’s a great family activity!

Have a great week everyone,

11 Nov

Nov 11, 2009 at 03:17 pm

Howdy everyone:
The October white stuff sure didn’t last very long! And this November weather feels a lot like September here in Deadwood – it’s actually pretty dang nice!

There’s still snow in higher elevations, but here on Main Street snow piles are few and far between – quite a difference from one year ago when the blizzards shut us down! Everything is wide open in 2009, and spirits are high that winter hasn’t locked us up quite yet.

We are just a couple weeks away from Thanksgiving, and I surely hope everyone has enjoyed the fall so far. Things are a little quiet here in Deadwood (compared to the summer!), and it’s a nice time to come and visit.

Have a great week all!

02 Nov

Nov 02, 2009 at 10:39 am

This is a week for celebrating! This week marks 20 years of gaming and historic preservation in Deadwood – there are events daily throughout the week to mark the anniversary, here’s a schedule! Call us at 1-800-999-1876 if you have any specific questions – hope to see you this week!

20th Anniversary of Gaming and Historic Preservation Schedule of Events
November 2-7, 2009

Monday, November 2:
11 a.m.: Mayor Francis Toscana reads a proclamation
11:30 – Press Conference
11:45-1:15 p.m. – Dr. Suzanne Julin on the History of Gaming & Preservation, Franklin Hotel
6:30-8:00 p.m. – Deadwood You Bet Committee at the Masonic Temple

Tuesday, Nov. 3:
11:45 – 1:15 p.m. – Dr. James McLaird on Calamity Jane & Wild Bill Hickok, Deadwood Social Club
6:30-8:00 pm – Former and current Deadwood mayors and city commissioners at Deadwood City Hall

Wednesday, Nov. 4:
11:45-1:15 p.m. – Dr. David Wolff on Seth Bullock, Bullock Hotel
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – South Dakota Gaming commissioners, Deadwood City Hall

Thursday, Nov. 5:
11:45-1:15 p.m. Michael Trump on the history of Prostitution in Deadwood, Lucky Nugget Gambling Hall

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Former and current Deadwood historic preservation officers and commissioners, Masonic Temple

Friday, Nov. 6:
6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Sounds of Deadwood social, at the Lodge at Deadwood, free, cash bar, cash donations for the Lords Cupboard

Saturday, Nov 7:
6:00 p.m. Social hour with Dixieland Band performing
7:00 p.m. 20th Anniversary Deadwood Gala Banquet at the Lodge at Deadwood, guest speakers and video presentations as Deadwood looks back on the first 20 years of gaming and historic preservation. Tickets are $25 and a reserved table of 8 is $200, and can be purchased through Black Hills Central Reservations,, or by calling 1-800-344-8826