Letters Needed to Protect Mato Paha (Bear Butte)

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Subject: FW: Bear Butte action alert
From:    “wsdp” <wsdp@igc.org>
Date:    Tue, May 27, 2008 1:14 pm
To:      wsdp@igc.org
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FYI – Letters needed to protect Mato Paha (Bear Butte).  Please send
questions, etc. directly to website listed below.

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Action Alert~ Letters needed for Bear Butte

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Please forward this Action Alert in its entirety. Thank you.
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Hello everyone,

The upcoming hearing for both NEW and renewal Malt Beverage applications
will be held at Meade County Commissioners on Thursday, June 5th at 3:30
p.m.

We are requesting as many supporters as possible attend this hearing. It
is important for both locals and Tribes with interest surrounding Bear
Butte to attend this hearing, to voice your oppositions to this NEW
license for Broken Spoke Campground, formally known as Sturgis County
Line.

Many of you may already be aware, on April 14th, 2008 Jay Allen
announced he was in the process of transferring Sturgis County Line, to
Target Logistics Corporation dba Broken Spoke Campground, LLC. Their new
General Manager David Shoe has taken over the business. Target Logistics
is a multi-million dollar corporation, that has the intent of expanding
and further developing Broken Spoke Campground, adjacent to Bear Butte.
They recently announced they would be opening the location year round,
and will be hosting biker events in June, July and August.
This issue is more critical than ever, we need your support and your
opposition letters!

Enclosed is a sample letter that can be sent to Meade County, just copy
and paste it into a new email and send to the provided email address for
Meade County. Or create your own letter, but PLEASE use the issues in
bold as your focal points, suitability of location and character are the
only two legal measures, for revocation or denial of new liquor licenses
or renewals.

Please don’t forget to add your legal name and address in your emails,
this will assure that your email is counted!
DEADLINE for letters is JUNE 4th at 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)

Here is a complete list of all renewals of establishments located
directly around Bear Butte:

Iron Horse Campground, Richard Arneson, Tract D & E of BH Subdivision,
lying in Tract W1/2 of Sec. 32, T6N, R6E, BHM, Meade County, SD – On-Off
Sale; Buffalo Chip Campground LLC. N1/2 NW1/4, NE1/4, Sec. 8, T5N, R6E,
SW1/4, Sec. 4, T5N, R6E, BHM, Meade County, SD – On-Off Sale and Off-Sale
SD Wine;

Bear Butte Creek Campground, Mary Hershey Lot 2 & 3, SE1/4NW1/4,
S1/2NE1/4, less portion, Sec. 5, T5N, R6E, BHM, Meade County, SD – On-Off

Sale; Full Throttle Saloon & Campground LLC, Lot B of Brennon Subdivision of
the NE1/4, Sec.12, T5N, R5E, BHM, Meade County, SD, On-Off Sale;

Glencoe Camp Resort, Inc. d/b/a Double J Enterprises Glencoe Subtract B
Lots 1 & 5, less 7 acres (2nd revision), Sec. 1, T5N, R5E, BHM; Lots 1
thru 5 S1/2NE1/4, Sec. 6, T5N, R6E, BHM; SE1/4NW1/4, less Tract A (2nd
revision), Sec. 31, T6N, R6E, BHM; SE1/4SW1/4 Lot 4, Sec. 31, T6N, R6E,
BHM; Lot 1 & 2, Sec. 36, T6N, R5E, BHM; less Govt. Lot 4; SE1/4 SW1/4,
SW1/4 SE1/4, E1/2 NW1/4 SE1/4 of Sec. 31, T6N, R6E, BHM, E1/2 N1/2 of
Govt. Lot 1 of Sec. 1, T5N, R5E, BHM, Govt. Lot 2 of Sec.6, T5N, R6E, BHM,
Meade County, SD – On-Off Sale;

Dragpipe Saloon LLC, N1/2SE1/4 Sec. 1, T6N, R5E, BHM, Meade County, SD –
On-Off Sale;

Free Spirit Campground, LLC – W1/2SW1/4NE1/4 and N1/2NW1/4SE1/4, Section
18, Township 6 North, Range 6 East, BHM, Meade County, SD (retail on-off
sale malt beverage).

Crazy Coyoteys LLC., Government Lot 6 in Section 25, Township 6 North,
Range 5 East, of the BHM, Meade County, SD less Fritz Subdivision thereof.
– On-Off Sale; Ride N Rest LLC., Lot 1 & Lot 2 BH Subdivision located in
the SW1/4SW1/4 of Sec.32, T6N, R6E, BHM, Meade County, SD – On-Off Sale;
Sample Letter:

Add Today’s Date: ____________
Attn: Meade County Auditor
Meade County Board of Commissioners
1425 Sherman Street
Sturgis, SD 67625
Via fax: 605-347-5925
via email: meade@meadecounty.org
Dear County Commissioners:

I oppose the new application for a Malt Beverage liquor license
application submitted by General Manager, David Shoe dba Broken Spoke
Campground, LLC. The proposed application is for a location that is
unsuitable. I request that Meade County Commissioner’s deny the new
application. Broken Spoken Campground, LLC formally known as Sturgis
County Line, LLC lies within 2 miles North of the actual base of Bear
Butte and threatens the natural and historic resources there.

The NEW Malt Beverage license application should be denied because the
locations are not suitable. These large scale commercial developments
invite noise and cumulative impacts of increased traffic and travel,
which all stand to adversely impact the natural serenity and tranquility
needed for cultural, ceremonial and other visitations to Bear Butte.
They will also negatively impact the experience of people who enjoy the
spiritual, cultural, and natural resources at Bear Butte.

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 application license for General Manager, David Shoe
dba Broken Spoke Campground, LLC should be denied based upon unsuitable
character and misrepresentation. The new investors of Broken Spoke
Campground, LLC, Target Logistics Corporation, have been made fully
aware of the significance and protection for Bear Butte. Issues include,
the unsuitability of this location, unacceptable noise and disturbance,
that this location continues to cause, to those who travel to Bear Butte
who need solitude and serenity. They fail to take into account local
concerns of impacts to the spiritual, cultural, and natural resources at
Bear Butte. Bear Butte is a place of prayer where the natural
environment needs to be free from negative influences of alcohol that
could affect religious beliefs and practices of those who travel from
around the world to pray.

The new investors, Target Logistics Corporation, dba Broken Spoke
Campground, LLC have announced plans for additional development and
expansions at Broken Spoke Campground. Their expansions include, opening
all year round and hosting various rally events in June, July in
addition to August. The loud noise and music from this location
throughout the summer will directly effect, encroach upon and interfere
with the experience of people who wish to pray and/or visit Bear Butte
in seclusion. Many Native Nations and their member’s travel to Bear
Butte to pray throughout the year. Bear Butte, a Historical Landmark and
sacred site should be protected from the negative influences of beer,
liquor and drugs.

I respectfully request for the Meade County Commissioners to DENY the
new Malt Beverage license to General Manager, David Shoe and Broken
Spoke Campground, LLC
Sincerely,

PLEASE INSERT YOUR full legal name
and address

In peace & solidarity,
Tamra

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