County spurs growth

A resolution passed by the Custer County Commission at the prodding of commissioner Mark Hartman will  encourage development of certain commercial and industrial property within the boundaries of the county without the burden of property taxes for five years. The discretionary formula, which was originally used by the county in 2015, will allow for a break […]

BID board wants heads in beds

The Custer Business Improvement District (BID) Board plans to capitalize on the digital age with one goal in mind: putting “heads in beds” in Custer. The more heads in beds during the summer, the board says, the more money spent in town. The more money spent in town, the more the town and its business owners […]

Mechaley, Daggett are GOP choices for sheriff

Current Custer County Sheriff Marty Mechaley will face former county sheriff Jim Daggett for a chance at a four-year term as county sheriff in the June 5 Republican primary. The winner will move on to November’s general election, where they will face a pair of independent candidates for the office. Mechaley, 47, was appointed as […]

Woman puts SCRAM bracelet on son

An Edgemont woman  whose court-ordered continuous alcohol monitoring (SCRAM)  bracelet was found on her 11-year-old son faces up to two years in prison when she appears before Seventh Circuit Court Judge Jeff Davis for sentencing in two weeks.   Amber Lynn Briggs, 35, of Edgemont was convicted and sentenced to probation by the court in […]

CSP free weekend starts Friday

Friday begins the annual summer kickoff weekend in which visitors to South Dakota state parks can enjoy free entrance into all of the parks...

Concerns grow as more kids are caught vaping in S.D. schools

School districts from Sioux Falls to Spearfish are grappling with an increase in students who are “vaping” on campus. Students – some as young as...

Maciejewski, Whittaker are Ward I candidates

By Jason Ferguson City of Custer voters in Ward I will head to the polls June 5 with a choice between two residents to serve a two-year term on the Custer City Council. Incumbent Larry Maciejewski is nearing the end of his second term and seeks reelection for a third term for the same reason […]

Drunk driver gives chase

Several northbound drivers on Hwy. 79 experienced a brush with disaster on Tuesday night, May 1, when a southbound drunk driver traveled nearly 10...

Chamber shares vision

The Custer Area Chamber of Commerce continues to stay plenty busy, and a report given by chamber staff at Monday evening’s meeting of the Custer City Council gave a peek behind the curtain at all the ways the chamber helps the community and surrounding area. Chamber director Dave Ressler was the first to take the […]

Heinrich, Moore vie for Ward III seat

Incumbent Alfred Heinrich will face challenger Carrie Moore for a two-year seat on the Custer City Council in Ward III during the June 5 election. Heinrich, 63, has served on the council for eight years and is a retiree who worked for the U.S. Forest Service and also served in the military. When he initially […]

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