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In-situ recovery mining in Crow Butte, Neb. Courtesy of Cameco Corp. [CC-BY-2.0]

Crow Butte In Situ Recovery Uranium Mining

This is the fourth article in a series on uranium. This article will focus on the Crow Butte in situ recovery uranium mine outside the community of Crawford, Nebraska. I am writing about the Crow Butter in situ uranium mine near Crawford because of its location, less than two hours south east of Edgemont South Dakota and because in situ recovery is how Power Tech (U. S.A.) plans on mining uranium near Edgemont.

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Board Development: Elected & appointed services

SDSU Extension can provide what is called situational leadership program design. The Community Vitality Team will analyze the situation that the board is in and determine what training might be appropriate.

outside of the lake grocery store

Group-Effort Grocery

Although creating and running a community-owned grocery store is a challenge, Willow Lake, South Dakota’s Lake Grocery has been a beacon for the community for over five years.

A crowd of Energize Conference attendees enjoying refreshments served in a local art gallery.

Successful Energize! Conference Buoys Community Efforts in Lemmon, S.D. and Beyond

Cool, rainy weather in Lemmon, S.D., didn’t dampen community spirit on April 30 and May 1, 2019, when the North-Central community hosted the state’s Energize! Conference with facilitation by SDSU Extension’s Community Vitality Team.

Young man and woman working on a construction plan.

Creating Vibrant Places

SDSU Extension’s community vitality team supports citizens in their efforts to enhance the qualities that make their community special.

Row of small businesses in Kimball, South Dakota.

Strengthening Businesses

Is your business established, new or somewhere in between? Our team has resources for every stage.

Staff of the Horse Power organization helping a young male aboard a horse for a therapeutic ride.

Strategic Planning Focused on Your Organization’s Strengths

Is your organization in need of a clear direction? SDSU Extension Community Vitality offers strategic planning to groups by starting with your strengths and building on them.

2021 Energize! Conference attendees gathered outside a brick building.

Third Annual 'Energize!' Conference Sees Sustained Success

September 02, 2021

An opportunity to hear about successful revitalizations, community projects and business opportunities, this year’s Energize! Conference drew more than 100 people.

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Marketing Hometown America

Marketing Hometown America empowers communities to create a vision to attract new residents. Designed as a tool to create dialogue that moves people toward action, the process can be the spark to help a rural community look at itself in a new way.

a business checklist written on a pad with a pen. Photo by Eilis Maynard, FEMA

Communities Facing Disasters: Helpful Checklists

Whether communities are planning for, experiencing, or recovering from a disaster, checklists are helpful. View some helpful checklists created by experienced people who know what is needed during any stage of a disaster.