Landowners sue over fire

A lawsuit filed in Seventh Judicial Circuit Court Aug. 17 claims negligence by Black Hills Power, dba Black Hills Energy (BHE) and Hanson Communications...

Juvenile justice lacking

Legislation authorizing the state sale of the former State Treatment and Rehabiliation (STAR) Academy facility near Custer continues to inspire a growing concern from law enforcement and educational professionals in the state about what that decision means for what some say is an already crumbling juvenile justice system in South Dakota. Several years ago, legislators approved […]

SAR leaves parade to answer call

Just as the Gold Discovery Days parade was about to start July 21 in Custer, Custer County Search and Rescue (SAR) was paged to help a woman with a blown-out knee just below the summit of Black Elk Peak. She was unable to walk. SAR left the parade and proceeded to the Sylvan Lake trailhead […]

Native Americans honored

Crazy Horse Memorial will host its annual Native Americans’ Day celebration, Monday, Oct. 8. The event features hands-on activities, a program, Native American performers...

Early tent set-up upsets city

The large tent set up between the Bank Coffee House and Custer Senior Center will be allowed to remain until the end of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, but a representative of the owner of the property was warned not to set up the tent up so long in the future. The issue was discussed […]

Burglary suspect caught after pursuit

A pursuit that began in Custer County and reached speeds in excess of 100 mph ended on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation with a man suspected in taking part in multiple burglaries throughout the region in the custody of Oglala Sioux Tribe (OST) law enforcement. Laney Dean Bacon, 18, was taken into custody the night […]

Kidnapping report is investigated

What started as a call about an unattended vehicle at Stockade Lake and later escalated into an all-out search for a truck as well as a possible kidnapping and aggravated assault has been determined to be unfounded by the Custer County Sheriff’s Office, said Custer County Sheriff Marty Mechaley. On Sept. 23 at 6:08 p.m. […]

Walker, Behlings retire from advisory board

“It’s been a journey.” That’s the sentiment of Pat Walker of Custer as he looks back over his many years of involvement with Custer County Health Services Inc. and more recently the Custer Hospital Advisory Board.  It was announced last week that both Walker and fellow board member Jenny Behlings are retiring from the board […]

No resolution to no-maintenance resolution

Whether or not three Custer County roads—or any roads at all within the county—will be designated as no-maintenance roads will not be decided to the new year. That’s because, at the Dec. 12 meeting of the Custer County Commission, the commission voted to table until the commission’s first meeting in January a proposed county resolution […]

They said it: The quotable quotes of 2018

As always, the people of Custer County had plenty to say in 2018. Below is a sampling of some of the more “quotable” quotes that were uttered during the first half of the year. “Janet has a heart the size of Custer County.” – Custer YMCA director Rex Jorgensen, commenting on Janet Boyer. Janet and Brian […]

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