It seems like a sad thing. We really like Rapid City, and the base seems to really benefit the community. There are still some steps before the list is actually approved. So maybe Ellsworth will still make it.
Here is a link to the base closure list.
I really like it here in Rapid City. The city is cute, the schools are small, the base housing is really nice, we are only 12 hours from Mom and Dad, we love being able to go up and hike in the Black Hills (minus the ticks), the grass is green and soft, and it doesn't get too hot in the summer. We do have snow on the ground (on May 13?) That is odd, and I will post some pictures, but we will really hate to leave this place.
Good thing we did not buy the house that I fell in love with.