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  • Faces in the Crowd: Dick Termes

    Faces in the Crowd: Dick Termes

    He's been referred to as one of South Dakota's greatest artists. Dick Termes is celebrating a milestone with his unique creation - the Termesphere.

    He's been referred to as one of South Dakota's greatest artists. Dick Termes is celebrating a milestone with his unique creation - the Termesphere.

  • Faces in the Crowd: USS Thunderchild

    Faces in the Crowd: USS Thunderchild

    The local “Star Trek” fan club was founded in 1991 in Rapid City and has since been doing good deeds in the community. 

    The local “Star Trek” fan club was founded in 1991 in Rapid City and has since been doing good deeds in the community. 

  • Faces in the Crowd: Tom Martin

    Faces in the Crowd: Tom Martin

    Thursday, June 28 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-06-28 20:57:12 GMT

    As an outgoing person with good communication skills, Tom mingles with the congregation of around 2,800 members. It’s a part of his job he adores. 

    As an outgoing person with good communication skills, Tom mingles with the congregation of around 2,800 members. It’s a part of his job he adores. 

  • Faces in the Crowd: Jeff Consoer

    Faces in the Crowd: Jeff Consoer

    Friday, June 22 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-06-22 16:03:31 GMT

    Jeff Consoer moved to Hot Springs about four years ago, searching out a simpler life for himself and his two sons.

    Jeff Consoer moved to Hot Springs about four years ago, searching out a simpler life for himself and his two sons.

  • Faces in the Crowd: JJ

    Faces in the Crowd: JJ

    Author, “JJ” James Janis recently celebrated a published book, "The Chair is not me." It’s a collection of poems to inspire people to think about, learn from, and connect to people who are diversely abled. JJ was born a fighter. He was a month premature and had cerebral palsy complicated with several other conditions. 

    Author, “JJ” James Janis recently celebrated a published book, "The Chair is not me." It’s a collection of poems to inspire people to think about, learn from, and connect to people who are diversely abled. JJ was born a fighter. He was a month premature and had cerebral palsy complicated with several other conditions. 

  • Faces in the Crowd: Charlie

    Faces in the Crowd: Charlie

    Charlotte “Charlie” Petrick is an animal lover and advocate works tirelessly and voluntary posting and searching for lost pets in the Black Hills area through the Facebook page 'Bring Rusty Home.'

    Charlotte “Charlie” Petrick is an animal lover and advocate works tirelessly and voluntary posting and searching for lost pets in the Black Hills area through the Facebook page 'Bring Rusty Home.'

  • Faces in the Crowd: Fischer Abrams

    Faces in the Crowd: Fischer Abrams

    Seven – year- old Fischer Abrams is living with CF and wakes up each day with challenges but never lets that slow him down. He is an athlete, a star student and avid hunter. 

    Seven – year- old Fischer Abrams is living with CF and wakes up each day with challenges but never lets that slow him down. He is an athlete, a star student and avid hunter. 

  • Faces in the Crowd: Clover Potter

    Faces in the Crowd: Clover Potter

    Friday, May 25 2018 1:26 PM EDT2018-05-25 17:26:05 GMT

    South Dakota born singing sensation, Clover Potter has just retired from her day job as the Badlands Broadcasting Office Manager, and will now focus on the family business- entertaining. 

    South Dakota born singing sensation, Clover Potter has just retired from her day job as the Badlands Broadcasting Office Manager, and will now focus on the family business- entertaining. 

  • Faces in the Crowd: Brianna Heida

    Faces in the Crowd: Brianna Heida

    Some can testify to the belief that art heals. Local woman Brianna Heida founded a practice to help reconnect with her faith, and she’s teaching others with painted prayers. 

    Some can testify to the belief that art heals. Local woman Brianna Heida founded a practice to help reconnect with her faith, and she’s teaching others with painted prayers. 

  • Faces in the Crowd: Marc Casavan

    Faces in the Crowd: Marc Casavan

    It’s a barbershop with character and longevity. Mark's Old School Barber & Style Shop is a staple in the Spearfish community. 

    It’s a barbershop with character and longevity. Mark's Old School Barber & Style Shop is a staple in the Spearfish community. 

  • Faces in the Crowd: Edwards Family

    Faces in the Crowd: Edwards Family

    Thursday, May 3 2018 5:28 PM EDT2018-05-03 21:28:19 GMT

    Bri and David Edwards are making a positive impact in the community raising awareness about sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). 

    Bri and David Edwards are making a positive impact in the community raising awareness about sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). 

  • Faces in the Crowd: Gloria Riherd

    Faces in the Crowd: Gloria Riherd

    Sunday, April 29 2018 1:05 AM EDT2018-04-29 05:05:57 GMT

    Gloria Riherd is a retired school teacher and is a huge advocate of children’s literacy. She recently published her first book called “Becky Hammon, Shooting for Success” in hopes to positively impact the lives of local boys and girls.

    Gloria Riherd is a retired school teacher and is a huge advocate of children’s literacy. She recently published her first book called “Becky Hammon, Shooting for Success” in hopes to positively impact the lives of local boys and girls.

  • Faces in the Crowd: Seamus Casey

    Faces in the Crowd: Seamus Casey

    Friday, April 20 2018 4:48 PM EDT2018-04-20 20:48:35 GMT

    Wyoming student Seamus Casey strives to benefit military families left behind by fallen service members. 

    Wyoming student Seamus Casey strives to benefit military families left behind by fallen service members. 

  • Faces in the Crowd: Hester Prouty

    Thursday, April 12 2018 4:42 PM EDT2018-04-12 20:42:37 GMT

     What began as an experiment with clay, has turned into a full out small business for Hester Prouty. 

     What began as an experiment with clay, has turned into a full out small business for Hester Prouty. 

  • Faces in the Crowd: Caiti Kean

    Faces in the Crowd: Caiti Kean

    Friday, April 6 2018 1:56 PM EDT2018-04-06 17:56:26 GMT

    On April 16, local woman Caiti Kean, along with thousands of other runners, will be taking on the Boston Marathon. 

    On April 16, local woman Caiti Kean, along with thousands of other runners, will be taking on the Boston Marathon. 

  • Faces in the Crowd: Elaine Doll-Dunn

    Faces in the Crowd: Elaine Doll-Dunn

    Thursday, March 29 2018 6:12 PM EDT2018-03-29 22:12:41 GMT

    Spearfish woman, Elaine Doll-Dunn has a can-do attitude that has served her well over the years. 

    Spearfish woman, Elaine Doll-Dunn has a can-do attitude that has served her well over the years. 

  • Faces in the Crowd: Lori Barnett

    Faces in the Crowd: Lori Barnett

    Friday, March 23 2018 2:20 PM EDT2018-03-23 18:20:06 GMT
    © Lori Barnett sitting in her office, featured in this weeks Faces in the Crowd., March 21, 2018© Lori Barnett sitting in her office, featured in this weeks Faces in the Crowd., March 21, 2018

    Local business owner and real estate agent Lori Barnett spends her free time volunteering with multiple organizations throughout the Black Hills. 

    Local business owner and real estate agent Lori Barnett spends her free time volunteering with multiple organizations throughout the Black Hills. 

  • Faces in the Crowd: Quincy Good Star

    Faces in the Crowd: Quincy Good Star

    Friday, March 16 2018 10:35 AM EDT2018-03-16 14:35:05 GMT
    © Pastor Quincy Good Star speaks with an inmate in Pennington County Jail March 15, 2018© Pastor Quincy Good Star speaks with an inmate in Pennington County Jail March 15, 2018

    Pennington County Jail Chaplain Quincy Good Star volunteers his time to help inmates find hope to change their lifestyle. 

    Pennington County Jail Chaplain Quincy Good Star volunteers his time to help inmates find hope to change their lifestyle. 

  • Faces in the Crowd: Capt. Lauren Olme

    Faces in the Crowd: Capt. Lauren Olme

    Friday, March 9 2018 6:57 AM EST2018-03-09 11:57:17 GMT
    © Capt. Lauren Olme getting flying confirmation at Elssworth AFB with counterparts, March 5, 2018© Capt. Lauren Olme getting flying confirmation at Elssworth AFB with counterparts, March 5, 2018

    Passing Lauren Olme on the street, you might think she's just another face in the crowd, but in fact, she's a Capt. Lauren Olme, a pilot stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base.

    Passing Lauren Olme on the street, you might think she's just another face in the crowd, but in fact, she's a Capt. Lauren Olme, a pilot stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base.

  • Faces in the Crowd: Savoy Schuler

    Faces in the Crowd: Savoy Schuler

    Monday, March 5 2018 9:48 AM EST2018-03-05 14:48:37 GMT
    SDSM&T Student uses virtual reality for In Touch LLC. Mar. 5, 2018SDSM&T Student uses virtual reality for In Touch LLC. Mar. 5, 2018

    Virtual and augmented reality are rapidly transforming current technology use in society and a group of students from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology created a business to incorporate this technology into everyday life. 

    Virtual and augmented reality are rapidly transforming current technology use in society and a group of students from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology created a business to incorporate this technology into everyday life. 

  • Faces in the Crowd: Vivian Grover

    Faces in the Crowd: Vivian Grover

    Monday, February 26 2018 9:32 AM EST2018-02-26 14:32:49 GMT
    Vivian Grover at the Fountain Springs Nursing Home, Feb. 20,2018Vivian Grover at the Fountain Springs Nursing Home, Feb. 20,2018

    Rapid City proclaimed Tuesday, Feb. 20, Vivian Grover Day, for she turned 107 years young. 

    Rapid City proclaimed Tuesday, Feb. 20, Vivian Grover Day, for she turned 107 years young. 

  • Faces in the Crowd: Cyline Harriot

    Faces in the Crowd: Cyline Harriot

    Friday, February 16 2018 10:14 AM EST2018-02-16 15:14:44 GMT

    A nurse from Rapid City Regional Hospital was awarded for her compassionate care with patients. 

    A nurse from Rapid City Regional Hospital was awarded for her compassionate care with patients. 

  • Faces in the Crowd: Julie Brazell

    Faces in the Crowd: Julie Brazell

    Friday, February 9 2018 4:57 PM EST2018-02-09 21:57:09 GMT
    © Julie Brazell, Custer State Park Naturalist. Feb. 8, 2018© Julie Brazell, Custer State Park Naturalist. Feb. 8, 2018

    A naturalist from Custer State Park, Julie Brazell, spends her time educating park visitors and local youth with her passion for the outdoors.

    A naturalist from Custer State Park, Julie Brazell, spends her time educating park visitors and local youth with her passion for the outdoors.

  • Faces in the Crowd: Brian Mueller

    Faces in the Crowd: Brian Mueller

    Friday, February 2 2018 5:46 AM EST2018-02-02 10:46:33 GMT

    Chief Deputy of the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Brian Mueller, began his career nearly 22 years ago. His passion for law enforcement and the outdoors led him to his current position and has helped him become an active volunteer in the community. 

    Chief Deputy of the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Brian Mueller, began his career nearly 22 years ago. His passion for law enforcement and the outdoors led him to his current position and has helped him become an active volunteer in the community. 

  • Faces in the Crowd: Steve Babbitt

    Faces in the Crowd: Steve Babbitt

    Thursday, January 25 2018 9:57 AM EST2018-01-25 14:57:17 GMT

    This week's Faces in the Crowd segment features BHSU professor Steve Babbitt. 

    This week's Faces in the Crowd segment features BHSU professor Steve Babbitt. 

  • Faces in the Crowd: Holden Stach

    Faces in the Crowd: Holden Stach

    Saturday, January 20 2018 6:57 PM EST2018-01-20 23:57:25 GMT
    © Holden Stach practicing singing with his choir director, Jan. 12,2018© Holden Stach practicing singing with his choir director, Jan. 12,2018

    Each week, we feature someone in the community that has unique qualities worth highlighting in our segment Faces in the Crowd. Holden Stach is a sophomore from Hill City High School who was selected from over 18,000 applicants worldwide to sing at the Sydney Opera House in Australia.

    Each week, we feature someone in the community that has unique qualities worth highlighting in our segment Faces in the Crowd. Holden Stach is a sophomore from Hill City High School who was selected from over 18,000 applicants worldwide to sing at the Sydney Opera House in Australia.

  • Faces in the Crowd: Shane Van Boening

    Faces in the Crowd: Shane Van Boening

    Friday, January 12 2018 9:33 AM EST2018-01-12 14:33:40 GMT

    In the world of billiards, Shane Van Boening is a name you'll hear often.

    In the world of billiards, Shane Van Boening is a name you'll hear often.

  • Faces in the Crowd: Nugget

    Faces in the Crowd: Nugget

    Friday, January 5 2018 7:24 PM EST2018-01-06 00:24:57 GMT
    © Rapid City Rush Nugget gets ready o pump up the crowd before the game.  Dec.22, 2017© Rapid City Rush Nugget gets ready o pump up the crowd before the game. Dec.22, 2017

    For the past 10 years, the Rapid City Rush has entertained the Black Hills with family fun during their hockey games. But there’s a special someone that helps keep the energy alive. In this week’s Faces in the Crowd edition, we feature the team mascot Nugget. 

    For the past 10 years, the Rapid City Rush has entertained the Black Hills with family fun during their hockey games. But there’s a special someone that helps keep the energy alive. In this week’s Faces in the Crowd edition, we feature the team mascot Nugget. 

  • Faces in the Crowd: Robin Albers

    Faces in the Crowd: Robin Albers

    Thursday, December 28 2017 10:13 AM EST2017-12-28 15:13:28 GMT

    Our featured Face in the Crowd this week has been employed with the American Heart Association for 18 years as the regional director.

    Our featured Face in the Crowd this week has been employed with the American Heart Association for 18 years as the regional director.

  • Faces in the Crowd: Alexia Hodgson

    Faces in the Crowd: Alexia Hodgson

    In this week’s Faces in the Crowd we meet a South Dakota School of Mines and Technology student, Cadet Alexia Hodgson, 

    In this week’s Faces in the Crowd we meet a South Dakota School of Mines and Technology student, Cadet Alexia Hodgson, 

  • Faces in the Crowd: John Ligtenberg

    Faces in the Crowd: John Ligtenberg

    Thursday, December 14 2017 11:42 AM EST2017-12-14 16:42:04 GMT

    In this week's Faces in the Crowd, we meet the executive director of Love Inc. of the Black Hills, John Ligtenberg. John was born and raised here in Rapid City. 

    In this week's Faces in the Crowd, we meet the executive director of Love Inc. of the Black Hills, John Ligtenberg. John was born and raised here in Rapid City. 

  • Faces in the Crowd: Bridget Williams

    Faces in the Crowd: Bridget Williams

    Friday, December 8 2017 6:47 PM EST2017-12-08 23:47:18 GMT
    © Faces in the Crowd feature Bridget Williams describes how equine therapy works for her patients. Dec. 5, 2017© Faces in the Crowd feature Bridget Williams describes how equine therapy works for her patients. Dec. 5, 2017

    For some mental health patients, traditional psychotherapy is an avenue to healing. But for patients who want an alternative method, Bridget Williams, a mental health professional, offers equine therapy. Specializing in trauma, Bridget offers a nontraditional approach to therapy for her clients. 

    For some mental health patients, traditional psychotherapy is an avenue to healing. But for patients who want an alternative method, Bridget Williams, a mental health professional, offers equine therapy. Specializing in trauma, Bridget offers a nontraditional approach to therapy for her clients. 

  • Faces in the Crowd: Jessica Benson

    Faces in the Crowd: Jessica Benson

    Friday, December 1 2017 7:09 AM EST2017-12-01 12:09:53 GMT

    Jessica Benson isn't your typical teen. She's building relationships in the community and finding ways to give back.

    Jessica Benson isn't your typical teen. She's building relationships in the community and finding ways to give back.

  • Faces in the Crowd: Katie Parker

    Faces in the Crowd: Katie Parker

    Friday, November 24 2017 4:28 PM EST2017-11-24 21:28:51 GMT

    Katie Parker used her breast cancer diagnosis to motivate her, creating a purpose and passion she didn't have before.

    Katie Parker used her breast cancer diagnosis to motivate her, creating a purpose and passion she didn't have before.

  • Faces in the Crowd: Aaron Pearcy

    Faces in the Crowd: Aaron Pearcy

    Friday, November 17 2017 5:54 AM EST2017-11-17 10:54:56 GMT

    Rapid City artist Aaron Pearcy is impacting life through his artwork.

    Rapid City artist Aaron Pearcy is impacting life through his artwork.

  • Faces in the Crowd: Tribute to Gordon Lease

    Faces in the Crowd: Tribute to Gordon Lease

    Decades after WWII ended, some acts of service and events of war have been lost in time. But one South Dakota man, who recently passed, is remembered with a prestigious award from the French First Republic. Gordon B. Lease was awarded the Knight of the Legion of Honor Medal for his contributions to France and Western Europe during the war. Lease passed away Oct. 30 at the VA Medical Center in Ft. Meade, S.D. at the age of 93.  

    Decades after WWII ended, some acts of service and events of war have been lost in time. But one South Dakota man, who recently passed, is remembered with a prestigious award from the French First Republic. Gordon B. Lease was awarded the Knight of the Legion of Honor Medal for his contributions to France and Western Europe during the war. Lease passed away Oct. 30 at the VA Medical Center in Ft. Meade, S.D. at the age of 93.  

  • Faces in the Crowd: Carol Bailey

    Faces in the Crowd: Carol Bailey

    Friday, November 3 2017 6:35 AM EDT2017-11-03 10:35:16 GMT

    Carol Bailey has always owned dogs, but it wasn't until she saw her sister's therapy dog work with children in the hospital that took her love to a new level.

    Carol Bailey has always owned dogs, but it wasn't until she saw her sister's therapy dog work with children in the hospital that took her love to a new level.

  • Faces in the Crowd: Anjelica Brackins

    Faces in the Crowd: Anjelica Brackins

    Friday, October 27 2017 6:42 AM EDT2017-10-27 10:42:08 GMT

    Anjelica Brackins humbly serves her community in many ways. In part, that service has earned her the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce Young Professional of the Year Award. 

    Anjelica Brackins humbly serves her community in many ways. In part, that service has earned her the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce Young Professional of the Year Award. 

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