School, legislator discuss internships

Last Monday evening, members of the Custer School District Board of Education and other District 30 school officials met with South Dakota legislator Julie Frye-Mueller to discuss education issues. A big topic discussed was the lack of workforce incentive for high school students in District 30. There was a discussion about offering career and technical […]

Game Lodge becomes refuge during fire

Assistant Manager of the State Game Lodge, Jason Krulish, was on his way to work on the morning of Dec. 11 when he noticed a fire burning. “At first, I thought they were doing a controlled burn, but thought it was fishy they would do that on such a windy day,” Krulish recounted. After arriving, […]

Off-road rally starts Friday

ATV and UTV riders from near and far will arrive in Custer later this week for the first-ever Custer Off-Road Rally set for June 8-10....

County transportation plan moves along

A Custer County Master Transportation Plan started last August is winding its way to a close and Steve Grabill of KLJ Engineering, the firm conducting the study, was at the April 26 meeting of the Custer County Commission to give an update on the plan, for which a draft report should be ready by the middle […]

Custer has strong summer

The calendar has turned to October and fall is upon us, leaving behind another strong summer for tourism in the Custer area. Most businesses and attractions are reporting another strong season, with some reporting record years, such as the 1881 Courthouse Museum, where attendance was the highest in its 44-year history. “Our paid attendance was […]

Lawsuit claims girls used for sex

A recent federal lawsuit filed claims imprisoned Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) self-proclaimed prophet Warren Jeffs, along with other officials in the church and its former land trust, is accused of carrying out a “calculated plan” to sexually abuse underage girls as part of a religious ritual. According to an article […]

County turmoil at boiling point

Simmering animosity within the Custer County Highway Department bubbled over into a dispute and an executive session that involved an attorney at the June 14 meeting of the Custer County Commission. The row began midway through highway superintendent Gary Woodford’s report to the commission when he directed a question directly to commissioner Mark Hartman, accusing […]

Fire takes life

A mobile home fire west of Custer Monday night took the life of one person. The fire call came in at 10:45 p.m. and...

A bright idea

The main topic of discussion at the Custer School District Board of Education’s  Monday, Feb. 12, regular meeting  was converting the district to LED lighting. Ryan Usera from GenPro Energy Solutions presented the advantages and possibilities of switching to LED lights. One of those possibilities was a state program that provides schools with a zero […]

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