THE MAIN ROAD THROUGH SIOUX CITY'S NEWEST BUSINESS PARK IS OPEN
A RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY WAS HELD WEDNESDAY MORNING TO DEDICATE SOUTHBRIDGE DRIVE, WHICH RUNS FROM THE SOUTHBRIDGE BUSINESS PARK TO THE I-29 AIRPORT INTERCHANGE.
SABRE INDUSTRIES IS ALREADY BUILDING A 28-MILLION DOLLAR MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN THE INDUSTRIAL PARK, PLUS THE CITY HAS BUILT A 10 MILLION GALLON PER DAY WATER TREATMENT PLANT NEAR THERE.
CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR MARTY DOUGHERTY SAYS THE ECONOMIC GROWTH MAKES IT EASIER TO MARKET THE AREA TO OTHER POTENTIAL BUSINESSES:
THE NEW ROAD CIRCLES AROUND THE 185TH AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, REPLACING A PREVIOUS HIGHWAY THAT CUT THROUGH PART OF THE AIRBASE. COLONEL BRIAN MILLER SAYS THAT'S AN IMPORTANT CHANGE FOR THE 185TH AIR REFUELING WING:
DOUGHERTY SAYS WORK WILL CONTINUE IN THE REGION, WITH ANOTHER MAJOR HIGHWAY CONNECTOR PLANNED IN THE AREA:
CONSTRUCTION OF A DROP AND PULL RAIL YARD IS ALSO PLANNED FOR THE INDUSTRIAL PARK IN THE NEXT YEAR.
Opponents of the proposed $10 billion dollar Hyperion oil refinery are asking the South Dakota Supreme Court to strike down a state permit that would allow the project to be built in Union County.
Lawyers for three groups opposing the Hyperion Energy Center say the air quality permit approved last year by the Board of Minerals and Environment was flawed because an environmental study was not thorough enough.
Attorneys for the state board say there was no need to prepare a full-blown environmental impact statement, and board members took into account all relevant environmental issues.
Both sides made arguments in front of the high court Wednesday in Sioux Falls.
Hyperion's proposed refinery north of Elk Point would process 400,000 barrels of Canadian tar sands crude each day. The company declined to renew several thousand acres in land options in Union County this past week.
THE STARS ADAPTIVE RIDING SCHOOL ON THE FAR NORTH END OF SIOUX CITY HAS A SPECIAL EVENT PLANNED FOR SATURDAY NIGHT. SPOKESPERSON STACY PEDERSEN SAYS THE ANNUAL STARS-FEST CELEBRATION HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE:
PEDERSEN SAYS THE EVENT WILL HELP FUND OPERATIONS AT THE FACILITY, WHICH PROVIDES EQUINE AND CANINE THERAPY FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS OR DISABILITIES:
A BAR-B-Q PORK LOIN DINNER TAKES PLACE AT 6PM SATURDAY WITH MUSIC FROM BYRON KUEHL AT SEVEN.
LOOK FOR THE BIG RED STARS BARN OUT PAST MIKE'S SALOON ON HIGHWAY K-22