Thursday, April 24, 2008

Bear Butte Update 4/23 ~ Meade County Commissoners vote to APPEAL!

A quick update regarding Bear Butte:

On April 14, 2008 Judge Bastian remanded the decision back to the Meade County Commissioners in regards to the alcohol revocation of Jay Allen's, Sturgis County Line, LLC / Bear Butte Sunsets LLC.

At 8:30 this morning, April 24, 2008 the Meade County Commissioners unanimously voted to APPEAL Judge Bastian's decision. It has been directed to South Dakota Supreme Court for further clarification, if Judge Bastian had the legal authority to make such a decision.

Attorney Jim Seward and new General Manager David Shue were both present, representing the "new owners" Target Logistics.

In my conversation with them this morning, they both stated that Jay Allen was no longer "in the picture" and would be only involved with the promoting aspect of SCL, in addition to being the "master of ceremonies" for the rally. David Shue actually stated that Jay Allen is now working for him! Both Shue & Seward stated that they wanted to work with the local community and be "good neighbors." You all obviously know what my response that was!

I mentioned about the loud music, which could be heard from over a mile away and strobe lights going over the mountain all night long last year. David Shue said "what's the problem with strobe lights, they don't make any noise." My response was, well there are people that are on Bear Butte praying and having to listen to loud music and having lights flashing over the heads, while they are praying, there is something wrong in that picture. He responded, people are praying on Bear Butte during the rally? He just doesn't get it, just like Jay Allen.

Will keep you posted, when I hear about the court date.

In peace & solidarity,
Tamra Brennan
Protect Sacred Sites Indigenous People, One Nation

"Our sacred lands are all that remain keeping us connected to our place on Mother Earth, to our spirituality, our heritage and our lands; what’s left of them. If they take it all away, what will remain except a vague memory of a past so forgotten?"

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