Tim has busy week in West River

Tim has busy week in West River

Tim headed west this week and discovered a gold rush of support in the Black Hills.
During a busy five days in western South Dakota, Tim held a successful meet-and-greet fundraiser, met with Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender, was interviewed four times and met with many South Dakotans.
The week started in Custer State Park, where Tim and Kay enjoyed the majesty of the state park.
“Enjoying a summer rain on the porch of the Game Lodge in Custer State Park!” he posted on Twitter. “This park in all its beauty is a testament to leaders with a vision for a better tomorrow for SD. I hope to be that same kind of strong, independent voice for a better future for us all in D.C.”
From there, Tim went to Custer on Tuesday, where he spoke at length with Custer County Chronicle reporter Ron Burtz on a wide variety of issues, campaigned at the Custer County Courthouse, and talked with people he met in town.
On Wednesday, Tim traveled to Rapid City, where he met with residents before going to the KOTA Radio studio for an intriguing interview with reporter Ian White.
That night, Tim hosted a well-attended meet-and-greet fundraiser at Murphy’s Pub & Grill in Rapid City. It was an opportunity to meet with people and discuss the issues that make this election so important.
Tim talked of the need for change and fundamental reform and listened to the concerns of voters who attended.
On Thursday, Tim started the day with an interview on “Good Morning KOTA Territory,” the most-popular morning TV news program in West River. He also recorded an interview for KOTA News reports later in the day.
He then went to the magnificent Prairie Edge in downtown Rapid City, where he was interviewed by Native Sun News reporter Richie Richards for the newspaper as well as for a segment on “Oyate Today,” a NSN television show.
“We need to take account of the connection between lack of access to healthcare and a lot of bad outcomes: untreated mental health issues, addiction, exploding prison populations,” Tim said in the interview. “Providing access to healthcare is the wise thing to do economically.”
Tim said he welcomed the chance to focus on Native American issues and detail his years of experience in working with and assisting Natives.
At noon, Tim had lunch with Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender, a former police chief now in his second term leading the city. They spoke for almost 90 minutes about the issues in this race and discussed the importance of communicating with people in person, through the traditional media and on social media.