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Yellow Bird: Black Hills hurt by urban sprawl
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THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2003

"It's unfortunate that Black Hills communities lavish so much attention on shops such as the tourist places selling T-shirts and so on. The Hills themselves have a beauty and wonder that are unmatched. All those tourist traps seem to do is create a sprawl around Rapid City that, to me, takes away from the beauty of the land. But the billboards on every turn are the things that seems to be most offensive to the Hills.

I know that happens to cities. However, most disconcerting to me was the sprawl that seems to be gathering around Bear Butte. There are farms, even one against the side of the butte, and there are "for sale" signs along the road, which means more and more urbanites will be moving around the butte to sell their wares."

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DORREEN YELLOW BIRD COLUMN: Black Hills turn asphalt-gray with onslaught of urban sprawl (The Grand Forks Herald 4/29)

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