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BEAR BUTTE DESECRATION CONTINUES!!!!!!!!
Forwarded by Feather Rock via Rita and mr.b
 
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Dear Friends,

Please forgive my sending this political item to you, but I feel all too strongly about this issue to remain silent. I thought you might be interested in what is happening around Bear Butte with the current construction and the local attempts to stop it.

Please read at least the description of the Proposed Camp Ground I am including below.

For more information please go to the following site(s) and or contact the following local people (all listed below) who can send you more current information and updates on what is happening and what you can do to help.

The Bear Butte International Alliance can provide you with the e-mail and other contact numbers for local, state, county and federal agencies and representatives to whom you can address your comments.
(SEE BELOW)

Construction has already started with grass being stripped from the base of Bear Butte. Whether you feel this is a religious issue or simply something that is just plain wrong doesn't matter.

What matters is that your help is urgently needed to stop this desecration of a site almost all of us hold special in our hearts and minds. The various local, county and state agencies have stated that since there is no zoning in Meade County, nothing can be done to stop this project.

I must strongly disagree with this statement. This project is just plain wrong and as a people we need to speak out and put a top to this desecration of a site that is special to all people without regard to race, creed or national origin.

The Meade County Commissioners will be holding a public hearing for the required Beer License for this campground on April 4, 2006 at 3:30 PM at the Meade County Courthouse. Please try to attend and show your support for stopping this project in any way possible.

If you are not part of the solution . . .

Andy Hollander
20460 Black Dog Place
Sturgis, SD 57785
Home: (605) 347-0004

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Proposed Camp Ground By Jay Allen (owner of the Broken Spoke Saloon, Sturgis, SD)

His web site http://www.sturgiscountyline.net/  describes in caustic detail what he plans to do at the base of the Butte.

Please visit his web site and read for yourself what he plans to do in his "special effort to recognize the special place the Butte plays in all of our hearts".

He originally planned to call his campground "Sacred Ground" and build an 80 foot tall statue to honor American Indians. He modified those plans somewhat due to an outcry from local people and Tribal representatives.

However, among the attractions still listed as being built on his 600 acre campground include in his words: "Hot women, 150,000 square feet of asphalt parking for bikes and tractor trailers, a new 22,500 square foot saloon, a stage and amphitheater to accommodate 30,000 people to host world class rock acts using Bear Butte standing in the background as if it were the crown of a King, an 1800's school house with the teachers serving ice cold beer, a campground and RV Hookups."

Other than the huge Saloon, amphitheater for 30,000 people, the Builder's Bar, Mexican Cantina, Schoolhouse Bar, 150,000 square foot parking lot (and all the other listed attractions) Jay Allen states that "We want to leave the rest of this beautiful property untouched so you can sit back and drink a cold one while watching a Bear Butte Sunset . . . it doesn't get any better than that."

In summary his site states: "...hundreds of acres to party...free from a policed environment...ice cold beer...kick-butte music and oh yea, hot hot women!"

http://www.sturgiscountyline.net/
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http://www.brokenspokesaloon.com/

Email him and let him know how you feel: infobss@brokenspokesaloon.com

Write:
Jay Allen
P.O. Drawer L
Bisbee, AZ 85603
Arizona 85603 U.S.A.

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BEAR BUTTE INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE

Bear Butte International Alliance is a group of volunteers whose primary goal is to help maintain Bear Butte as an American Indian sacred site.

Our intent is to preserve and protect the integrity of this sanctuary for its continued use for prayers and meditation, now and for future generations.

For further information, contact Nancy Kyle at (605) 720-0282, FAX: 605-720-2260 or write to:

Bear Butte International Alliance
PO Box 4232
Sturgis, SD 57785

Email: BB_B@rushmore.com

Check out our website for updated images of earth moving construction:

http://www.matopaha.org/
http://www.bringbacktheway.com/

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Jay Red Hawk and Anne White Hat

Jay and his family live at the base of Bear Butte and have many pictures of the Construction / Destruction as it is progressing around the Butte and additional information regarding the Butte and the Construction.

Email: cetanduta@yahoo.com

 
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