‘In God We Trust’: on the money and now in school

Some colorful new banners greeted students of Custer and Hermosa schools today as they began a new school year, but the sentiment expressed on those banners is as old as the country itself: “In God We Trust.”  The banners, which also bear the words “Custer School District” as well as the “Wildcats” name and symbol, […]

Flood road repair starts at $200k

In a summer that has seen Mother Nature land continuous body blows to numerous gravel roads in Custer County, the Aug. 2...

Sheriff’s office deals with strange goings-on

The Rally hadn’t yet started and it wasn’t even a full moon, but the Custer County Sheriff’s Office has had to deal with some strange goings-on in the recent days.  On Saturday, July 27, deputies responded to a report of a Chevy Lumina that had pulled into a rural driveway on Wildlife Loop Road east […]

City not tolerating violations

After emerging from executive session at its Aug. 5 meeting, the Custer City Council unanimously voted to proceed with enabling city attorney Chris Beesley to proceed with enforcement of the zoning ordinance and conditional use permits or violations. Although the violation could technically affect various kinds of violations, the most closely watched will be Vacation […]

Taking the wet out of Wildcat Stadium

 The Custer School District Board of Education is taking steps to correct the groundwater and runoff problems at Wildcat Stadium with drainage work to begin as early as this fall.  Justin Huntley from the AES2 engineering firm of Rapid City gave a report at the August board meeting held in Hermosa Monday night and gave […]

It’s back to school time

The roar of motorcycles still lingers in the air and the roads are clogged with summer travelers, but the first day of...

Rally traffic claims two lives

With the influx of bikers to the Black Hills for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally comes motorcycle accidents. The following is a list of accidents that are local, involve local people or were fatal through Monday evening. On Sunday, Aug. 4, at 12:30 p.m., on Hwy. 87 five miles east of Custer, a motorcycle was southbound […]

Parks and rec seeks projects, help

There are plenty of recreation opportunities in Custer, and plenty more that could be brought to life, say members of the City of Custer’s Parks, Recreation and Forestry Committee. However, to make those ideas a reality, they say, they need a driving force behind them. The Custer Bark Park is an example of that, said […]

Rally slow, down for some

All signs point to the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally being a big one, as is usually the case with “anniversary years,” as next year’s Rally will be the 80th. Because of that, this year’s Rally was expected to be down some, not only in Sturgis, but around the Black Hills, and to an extent, that was […]

City council awash in flood talk

Last Friday’s flood was the big topic—and pretty much the only topic—discussed during the regular portion of the Aug. 5 meeting of the Custer City Council. City public works director Bob Morrison was quick to give city staff a pat on the back, saying by Saturday at noon a lot of cleanup had already been […]

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