Today's Dakota Life marks the first issue for 2022. And it provides an excellent opportunity to remind our readers we want to share your photos here in print and online as part of the Capital Journal's Community Art.

On Thursday morning, Editor Jorge Encinas stopped off at the Missouri River near the causeway to take a few Community Art photos for this issue and provide only one example of the limitless opportunities waiting for a shutterbug to capture.

Photos can be landscapes, animals, people, a neat design found in nature — anything you find interesting. And chances are that if you find it interesting, your fellow residents might find it interesting too.

In this Community Art, there are images of Fort Pierre and the bridges peeking through the mist, ice forming in the causeway and plenty of geese making an early morning ruckus on the cold water — likely about the slightly chilly 1-degree temperature at that moment. The photographer made a ruckus of his own after his fingers went numb.

There was a good showing of Community Art during the summer, but submissions dropped off shortly after. Let's start 2022 right with more images of your community the way you picture it.

If you have photos to share, send them to Encinas at and see them published in the Capital Journal and online at

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