The Spirit of a Rapid City Steven’s Student Lives On

 The spirit of a Rapid City Steven’s High School student lives on. His life was tragically cut short in an accident on Sheridan Lake Road earlier this year. The Rapid City Parks and Recreation department, in conjunction with the family of Nehemiah Larimer, hosting a slacklining demonstration and clinic on Thursday.

     Slacklining is similar to tightrope walking. It was a passion of Larimer’s — who was known to love new, unique and challenging things in life. Kayne Larimer, Father of Nehemiah Larimer, says "People have shared amazing stories with us about how Nehemiah has inspired them, and this is an easy place to start, and face a little fear. Stand up and see if you can balance on a line. If you fall, you fall two feet, if you make it across, you've climbed a mountain."

     Money raised in Nehemiah's memorial fund will be put towards the creation of a slacklining park in Sioux Park.

     The memorial park will inspire community members to try new things and diminish their fears.