Buffalo Chip News

Entries for November 2015

Judge’s Ruling Clears the Road for Fort Meade Way Construction

Buffalo Chip, SD (November 23, 2015) – Circuit Judge Jerome Eckrich today denied an application for a Writ of Mandamus filed by a group opposing completion of Fort Meade Way. The Meade County road project offers an alternative route between I-90 Exit 37 and Highways 34 and 79, connecting Fort Meade Veterans Hospital, Bear Butte, and the rally campgrounds and concert venues east of Sturgis to I-90. The judge’s ruling kills the Meade County Taxpayers for Responsible Government’s efforts to force the County Commission to pass an ordinance outlawing the project, and it allows the Commission to award a construction bid. Judge Eckrich explained the denial stating the proposed ordinance would have allowed “the use of a person’s property to be held hostage by the will and whims of neighboring landowners without adherence or application of any standards or guidelines (and) is repugnant to the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.”

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Buffalo Chip Challenge™ Custom Motorcycle Build and Scholarship Program Registration Open to Black Hills Students

Spearfish, SD (November 24, 2015) – Black Hills area high school students are invited to apply for a position in the prestigious Buffalo Chip Challenge 2016 custom motorcycle build program with a chance at $8,500 in scholarships. Students accepted will learn valuable mechanical skills and customization techniques through hands-on instruction from industry professionals at Dakota V-Twin in Spearfish. The class will meet two to three days per week December through April during after-school hours and on weekends. A variety of criteria including level of participation, interest and improved abilities over the course of the program will determine the three scholarships to be awarded in May by Buffalo Chip President Rod Woodruff. There is no fee for students to join the program, but space is limited. Interested students should visit LegendsRide.com/Scholarships to register before the Dec. 11, 2015 deadline.

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Sturgis Students Learn Geometry Through Construction Project

Sturgis, SD (Nov. 17, 2015) –Sturgis Brown High School students enrolled in the Geometry in Construction class are taking advantage of learning tough math lessons through a new hands-on construction project. The class of 21 16- and 17-year-old students spend half their time in a classroom studying angles, theories and formulas and the other half outside measuring, figuring out how to create the correct configurations and then sawing and hammering. The construction project, fabricating two 16’ x 20’ cabins, is taking place just behind the main school building, next to a shop where construction tools are stored. 

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Kid Rock First for 2016 at the Buffalo Chip

This is an exciting time of year–the start of many weeks and months in which Buffalo Chip fans are eager to hear which of their favorite bands will be performing next summer. I realize many of you plan your vacations around our annual motorcycle and music festival, and that’s why we take choosing the entertainment so seriously. This year is no exception. We are thrilled to tell you for our 35th anniversary in 2016, one of the Buffalo Chip’s most requested acts of all time, American bad ass Kid Rock, is going to perform on the Wolfman Jack Stage on Sunday, Aug. 7.

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One Sturgis Buffalo Chip Fan to Win a Rockin’ Epiphone Guitar Signed by Five Finger Death Punch and a $250 Hot Leathers Shopping Spree

Buffalo Chip, SD (November 3, 2015) – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® has teamed up with chart-topping heavy metal rockers Five Finger Death Punch, Epiphone, Revolver Magazine, Motorcycle USA, Hot Leathers and Salt Lake City’s Rock 106.7 to give one music fan a very special holiday gift. The winner of the 2015 Rock the Holidays Sweepstakes will receive an Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO signed by the members of Five Finger Death Punch and a $250 shopping spree from Hot Leathers. Entering the sweepstakes is free and can be easily accomplished by visiting BuffaloChip.com.

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