Public Invited to Open Houses for EIS Regarding Reconfiguration of VA Black Hills Health Care System

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will host six open houses for an update on the environmental impact statement (EIS) process regarding the reconfiguration of the VA Black Hills Health Care System. This series of open houses is the second of three planned public events. 

The EIS will evaluate a range of alternatives, including no action, for realigning services and resources to provide high-quality, safe, accessible, and cost-effective care closer to where Veterans live. The open houses will provide handouts and poster displays on the EIS process, schedule, and alternatives. Updated information will be included regarding consultation required by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act on potential effects to historic resources, which is integrated into this EIS process. No public testimony will be recorded at these informal events. 

RAPID CITY, SD: Monday, November 17, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
Best Western Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center, Lincoln Room 
2111 N. LaCrosse Street, Rapid City, SD 

HOT SPRINGS, SD: Tuesday, November 18, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. 
Mueller Civic Center, Annex 
801 S. 6th Street, Hot Springs, SD 

PINE RIDGE, SD: Wednesday, November 19, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Billy Mills Hall 
U.S. 18, Pine Ridge, SD 

CHADRON, NE: Wednesday, November 19, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
American Legion Hall 
123 Bordeaux Street, Chadron, NE 2 

ALLIANCE, NE: Thursday, November 20, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
502 Box Butte Ave., Alliance, NE 

SCOTTSBLUFF, NE: Thursday, November 20, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
John N. Harms Advanced Technology Center 
2620 College Park, Scottsbluff, NE 

Copies of the open house poster displays and handouts will be available by November 17, 2014 at Questions can be directed to VA BHHCS by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to Staff Assistant to the Director, VA Black Hills Health Care System, 113 Comanche Road, Fort Meade, SD 57741. 

The next public event will be conducted in the spring of 2015; more specific information will be available at a later date.

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