Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Reminder ~ Action Alert! Bear Butte upcoming Hearing June 2nd ~ Opposition Letters Needed!

Reminder ~ Action Alert! Bear Butte upcoming Hearing June 2nd ~ Opposition Letters Needed!
Just a reminder, if you haven’t had an opportunity to send in your opposition letters to Meade County Commissioners, they need to be sent by Monday 3:00 p.m. (mtn time). We have three new Commissioners this year, they haven’t heard testimony regarding the Bear Butte issue, so now is the time to make a impression on them, that this is a serious issue that will not go away! This is going to be a interesting hearing, I think with the info I have already submitted, we are going to have some success this round…..stay tuned.

Will let you all know how it goes on Tuesday. Please don’t forget to send in your letters!

Thank you for your continued support to Protect Bear Butte!

In peace & solidarity,

Action Alert and Upcoming Hearing!

On June 2nd at 3:00 pm the Meade County Commissioners will be meeting regarding the issuance of new liquor licenses, renewals and transfers for Sturgis Rally Venues. Please attend to oppose in person, if you are able!

New License - The new owners of Glencoe Campground and Rock’N the Rally have applied for a new malt beverage license and a transfer of the existing retail on-sale Liquor license.

Transfer - A transfer of Retail on-sale Liquor from Sawtooth Campground to Monkey Rock USA, for the Thunderdome Venue.

Renewals - Other large venues surrounding Bear Butte, also up for renewal are Broken Spoke Campground, Buffalo Chip and Full Throttle.

Please send an opposition letter to the Meade County Commissioners asking them to deny the new licenses, transfers and renewals for all venues surrounding Bear Butte.

Please keep in mind that the only basis the Commissioners will consider for denying a license include, “location” and “character.” When sending your letters, please use one or both of these basis to support your opposition letter. Otherwise it may not be considered. Please be respectful in your letters! We do not want to reinforce their negative attitudes and behavior towards Native people and this issue. We always stay professional and respectful in our letter writing campaigns; remember this is fighting for the protection of a sacred site.

Suggested headings for your letters:

The application should be denied on the basis that the applicants are not suitable characters to hold a beer and/or liquor license as proposed.

The new Malt Beverage license application, transfers and renewals should be denied because the locations are not suitable.

Also, please remember to clearly state that you oppose the licenses, include the date, your full name and address. If you need a sample letter, please visit our website www.protectbearbutte.com and blog www.bearbutte.blogspot.com for sample letters from previous years.

Letters are due by June 1st at 3:00 pm.

You can email, snail mail or fax letters to

Meade County Commissioners
1425 W. Sherman St.
Sturgis S.D. 57785

(605) 347-2360 (Phone)
(605) 347-5925 (Fax)

Email the letters directly to meade@meadecounty.org

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at Tamra@protectsacredsites.org

Thank you for your continued support for the efforts to Protect Bear Butte!

Protect Sacred Sites Indigenous People, One Nation is a grass roots organization, working towards the protection of sacred sites across the country. Our organization has been actively involved with the ongoing struggle to Protect Bear Butte for many years. Our organization is currently leading the campaign regarding opposing the new developments and further expansions at Bear Butte.
Visit our main website at www.protectsacredsites.org and our dedicated website for the Bear Butte struggle at www.protectbearbutte.com

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