NewsJune 14 2017

Museum hosts dinner to RASDak riders

Posted by Lucy

Museum hosts dinner to RASDak riders
 
The Lyman County Museum hosted an evening meal, musical entertainment, and a beer garden for community members and RASDak riders on Wed., June 7. Approximately 225 people attended the event.

NewsJune 14 2017

Drought conditions move into Lyman County

Posted by Lucy

Drought conditions move into Lyman County
 
Governor activates State drought Task Force 
 
   
   PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard activated the state Drought Task Force Thurs., June 8 to monitor drought conditions across South Dakota.  
    The United States Drought Monitor has classified portions of north central and northeast South Dakota in Severe (D2) drought, including the counties of: Corson, northern Dewey, Campbell, Walworth, McPherson, Edmunds, Faulk, western Brown, and northwest Spink. Moderate (D1) drought conditions include the counties of: southern Dewey, Stanley, northern Jones, northern Lyman, Potter, Sully, Hughes, Buffalo, Hand, Hyde, eastern Brown, eastern Spink, Marshall, Day, northern Clark, and western Roberts.  
    “The recent hot, dry weather has increased drought conditions quickly in parts of South Dakota,” says Gov. Daugaard. “The Drought Task Force gives us a way to share information so we can all appropriately respond. We want to be ready in case drought conditions persist.” 
    Task Force members will coordinate the exchange of drought information among government agencies as well as agriculture, fire and water-supply organizations. Officials say the exchange of information will allow the task force to better monitor the development and seriousness of the drought. The task force also will evaluate the impact of drought on economic sectors of the state.
Much of central South Dakota, as well as portions of northeast South Dakota have only seen 25 percent to 50 percent of normal precipitation in the past 90 days. Across the D1 and D2 drought areas, precipitation since the start of the year is running roughly 3.50 to 4.50 inches below normal.  
    The eight to 14 day outlook issued on June 7 from the Climate Prediction Center forecasts below normal temperatures across northern and eastern South Dakota, with below normal precipitation forecast west of Interstate 29. The latest three to four week outlook calls for equal chances for above or below normal temperatures and precipitation.  
    Persistent dry conditions and recent hot temperatures with low humidity have increased fire danger across the region. After low to sometimes moderate fire danger during spring green-up, days of high fire danger are likely during dry and windy periods. 
    Lyman County Commission passed a burn ordinance in 2016 that prohibits any burning based when the National Weather Service declares a very high or extreme grassland fire danger or issues a red flag warning for strong winds.  
    A handful of counties have either begun or completed the process of issuing Drought Declarations.  
    There are many reports of winter wheat being cut for hay instead of harvesting for grain - mainly central and northern parts of South Dakota. Cattle may have to graze on spring wheat. Cattle are also being sold, both yearlings and cow/calf pairs. This is happening in mainly central and northern areas as well, where D2 drought conditions exist. Cattle are now feeding on dry lots in many areas, instead of out on pastures, due to short grass. This brings the risk of possible dust pneumonia to calves especially. Alfalfa is not even being cut once in central South Dakota. The latest South Dakota Crop Progress and Condition report indicates Alfalfa hay condition rated 65 percent poor or very poor. Pasture and range condition rated 40 percent poor or very poor. Stock water supplies rated 26 percent short or very short. 
 
 

NewsJune 07 2017

Back in the swim of things

Posted by Lucy

Back in the swim of things

The Presho City pool opened Sunday, June 4. The weather was a sunny 95 degrees. Two sessions of Red Cross swimming lessons will be offered this summer, with each session meeting for two weeks, Monday-Friday. The first session will run from June 12 – June 23, and the second session from July 10 – July 21. Swimming lesson registration can be made by contacting Randi Diehm, swimming instructor at preshopool©gmail.com; Facebook (Presho Pool); or 605-280-1733.The entrance fee to use the pool is $1 for children14 and under, $2 for people age 15 and older. An individual season ticket is $35 and a family pass is $75. Exercise sessions will begin Monday, June 12 with Michelle Boer as instructor. The cost of the exercise classes are included with season passes. If you do not have a season pass the cost is $1 per class. Exercise classes are; Exercise Aqua Zumba held Monday and Thursdays, 5:15 pm; lap swim or aqua jogging held Tuesdays and Fridays, 7 am; and Water Fitness Class, instructor led, Wednesdays, 7 am. The pool is available for pool parties at $45 an hour. Pool parties can be arranged by calling the pool at 895-9405 or pool manager, Michelle Boer at 605-450-1597.

NewsJune 07 2017

Posted by Lucy

A break between games
 
Conway waits in line at the concession stand Friday evening after his game. Danae Vavra, inside left is in charge of the City Park Concession Stand May 1 thru August 31 with volunteer Kristen Hamer helping her.
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