County reconsiders tax break

Local municipalities should have been consulted and allowed to give input on a change to the county’s discretionary taxing formula, Custer County commissioner Travis Bies said at the commission’s Aug. 8 meeting. Changing it was a knee-jerk reaction, he continued. He believes the formula should go back to its original form — or, at the […]

Fire district considered

In the not-too-distant future, the Custer Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) will likely have full-time employees who are paid for through a taxing district. Ideally,...

School OKs TeamMates

A student mentoring program started by legendary University of Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne will likely be coming to Custer following action by the Custer School District Board of Education on Monday. At its regular meeting held in Hermosa the board voted unanimously to proceed with application to the TeamMates program that will bring adults […]

They came, they saw, but did they spend?

Is that thunder? An earthquake? No. It’s just the near-constant roar of thousands of motorcycles as the 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally hits its...

Custer County Fair will run Aug. 9-12

The Custer County Fair returns to the Custer County Fairgrounds in Hermosa Aug. 9-12. Coming back in high demand is Black Hills Paintball. New...

City OKs park plan

Using input from two public meetings, the annual home show, emails, letters and social media, the plan for what Harbach Park will look like in the future has been finalized. Well, sort of. At its Aug. 6 meeting, the Custer City Council unanimously accepted the master plan for the park, with the caveat that it […]

Yesway does it their way

Regular customers of the Fresh Start convenience store in Custer have been noticing subtle changes to the store over the past couple of months, but before winter there will be a whole new look and a new name. The Iowa-based Yesway company has purchased the store along with 25 other Black Hills-area Fresh Starts and […]

Russell back in District 30 race

Not even two months after he withdrew from District 30 State Senate race, Lance Russell is back on the ballot. Russell, the incumbent, initially dropped out of the race after winning the Republican nomination in the June 5 primary by defeating challengers Bruce Rampelberg and Patricia Shiery, capturing 61 percent of the vote in the […]

One injured, van struck in helicopter incident

Two pilots escaped injury while a third was transported to Custer Regional Hospital with minor injuries after a training flight being conducted by the...

Cruisin’ to start

It’s time for motorcycles to invade the Black Hills once again, as the Custer Cruisin’ Rally begins Aug 2 in conjunction with the annual...

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