County Commissioners and Collaborative Land Use Planning – a Learning Lab Exercise

County commissioners participating in Learning Lab.  Photo: Kate Lighthall. The Western Interstate Region (WIR) of the National Association of Counties (NACo) held their annual meeting and workshops in Sunriver, OR last week.  This provided a great opportunity for Cohesive Strategy’s Western Region to host a Learning Lab demonstration around the engagement and collaboration between a..

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South Dakota’s Wildfire Awareness Coloring Contest Winners Announced!

Winning artwork by Layla Norrie, ages 3-7 age group.  Photo:  South Dakota Division of Wildland Fire.  Each year, budding artists in South Dakota submit their interpretations of a wildfire awareness theme. This year, South Dakota Wildfire Awareness Month’s Coloring Contest winners are Layla Norrie and Paden Belkham. Both were awarded a plush Smokey Bear toy..

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