Sight Seeing


17 Nov

Nov 17, 2010 at 10:47 am

That’s right, THERE’S A NEW WEBCAM IN DEADWOOD!!! You can take a look at http://www.sdpb.org/webcams/deadwood.aspx — or http://www.sdpb.org/webcams/deadwood.aspx and you have an option at the bottom of this screen (click here to control the web cam from your web browser) to pan/zoom/etc as much as you’d like – enjoy! It’s quite an upgrade from our old one! And do let us know if you have any problems, this is fresh out of the box…

10 Feb

Feb 10, 2010 at 09:42 am

Howdy:
It was a busy weekend in Deadwood! People from all over came to partake in Mardi Gras festivities – the parade was top notch and definitely a crowd pleaser! As were all festivities (which were led by King John Bonnett and Queen Carmella Biesiot) –

Winners of Saturday night’s parade:
Best Overall: Saloon #10
Best Mardi Gras Theme: Iowa’s Swamp Krewe
Best Lights: Mad Mountain Adventures
Best Business: Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort
Community Spirit: Gold Dust/Hampton Inn-Four Aces
Mayor’s Choice: Towelie and Kenny

The Cajun cook-off was held at 8 locations around Deadwood, and the food was phenomenal – winners are:
1st: Four Aces Hotel and Casino
2nd: The Lodge at Deadwood
3rd: Gold Dust

There was also a Mardi Gras cake contest. Those winners:
Buttercream
Best Representation of Theme: Peggy Cook
Best Presentation: Peggy Cook
Originality: Mallory Everett

Fondant
Best Representation of Theme: Crystal Murray
Originality: April Brennan
Best Presentation: Desire Desimone

Next up is St. Patrick’s Day festivities! We’ll have a pub crawl, poker run, live entertainment and much more on Sat, March 13, and a parade at 7 p.m. On St. Paddy’s Day March 17, the annual parade will be held at 5 p.m. Don’t miss out!

Have a great week,
Lee

14 Dec

Dec 14, 2009 at 10:10 am

A sure sign of winter, the snowmobile trails in the Black Hills officially open tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 15. Snow over the weekend has helped cover trails, but there are some spots that may be a bare – so riders in this early season need to be cautious.

Snowmobile trail maps for the entire state can be obtained from most Game, Fish and Parks offices or by calling 605-773-3391. The maps outline the nationally-recognized Black Hill trails (350 miles) and 13 trails in eastern South Dakota (1,260 miles). The maps also include locations for food and fuel, as well as additional information about snowmobiling in South Dakota.

The Black Hills trails will be open Dec. 15 through March 31.

New this year: Snowmobilers can check trail conditions daily via Twitter. And trail conditions can be found by clicking here: http://www.sdgfp.info/Parks/Recreation/Snowmobiling/trailconHills.asp
And all trails lead to Deadwood! Ride all day, warm up downtown at night – sounds like a good day to me!

Have a great week,
Lee

15 May

May 15, 2007 at 03:29 pm

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Let the blogging begin!

Hey everyone. I’d like to introduce myself. My name is George Milos; I am the Director of the Deadwood Chamber & Visitors Bureau…the organization that hosts this web site. Before I get started on my blog I want to thank Dustin Floyd and the hard work he’s done with Dustin’s Deadwood Diary. He is a great guy, an excellent story teller and I thank him for letting us into his world every month.

Since I work at the chamber we figured it might be a good idea to have a blog from “inside” the organization to talk about all the things that are happening in and around Deadwood. I was born in Deadwood and graduated from Lead High School and like many young, wide-eyed people moved away in my 20’s but found my way back in just a few short years. If you ask anyone from the area, once you’ve lived in the Black Hills it’s impossible to not long for the mountains that surround you.

I started working for the Deadwood Chamber in 1998 answering phones but soon moved into the marketing department. I became the Event Coordinator in 2000 and held that position until 2004 when I became Director. Ok. Enough about me, let’s talk about some of the fun things happening in Deadwood in June.

The Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon takes place June 2 & 3 and has become the largest event of its kind in South Dakota. Over 1,700 athletes will be running the gorgeous Mickelson Trail this year. It really is a great event with all kinds of people participating….and when I say all kinds I mean that. I remember three years ago watching a man about ½ mile from the finish line running while smoking a cigarette. Although there are many world class athletes, we still have room for the little known “smoker athlete. Only in Deadwood.

One of my favorite events of the year is Wild Bill Days over Father’s Day weekend. This event started out as Charlie Utter Days in celebration of the man that brought many of the prostitutes and cats to town back in 1876. How do you not celebrate someone who loves hookers and cats? Anyway, we changed the name to Wild Bill Days a few years ago (prior to the HBO series) because enough people didn’t know who the heck Charlie Utter was.

As event coordinator, my first Wild Bill Days was quite an experience. We had a man riding a buffalo up Main Street with no protection whatsoever, I got in a shouting match with a re-enactor and the headline musician (who I won’t name) demanded 80, 1,000 watt lights for a 2pm show. She walked out on stage and about 30 seconds into the first song stopped and asked if those hot lights could be turned off. Being employed at the chamber for 10 years and working on so many events, these are just a few of the many stories I have to tell…..and I will, in upcoming blogs. If you want more information on this year’s Wild Bill Days just click here………………………..to go directly to our WB Days page.

Hope you enjoyed my first blog, I had fun writing it and I hope you all make it to Deadwood soon.

George

14 May

May 14, 2007 at 06:29 pm

view of northern Black HillsIs there any better time than Spring in the Black Hills?

Everything is green, the air is fresh and the view is beautiful.

Makes a guy want to spend the day hiking or biking on the Mickelson Trail.