Transportation plan moving along

When you go for a walk in the town of Hermosa, whether it’s to Pop’s Grocery Shoppe, the Custer County Fairgrounds or to the Hermosa School, a group of volunteers in the town want to make sure you get there safely and on quality sidewalks. To that end, the committee, called the “Sidewalks, Paths & […]

STAR property set at $2.3 million

The next step in the State of South Dakota selling the former State Treatment and Rehabilitation (STAR) Academy property five miles south of Custer was taken recently when the state Board of Appraisal assigned a value of $2,340,000 to the property. At its 2017 session, the state legislature authorized the sale of the property which […]

Courthouse gun opinion unchanged

Seventh Judicial Circuit Court judge Craig Pfeifle was back in front of the Custer County Commission at the commission’s request June 14, once again discussing the topic of whether or not guns should be allowed within the Custer County Courthouse, which they are not at this time. His message last week was the same as […]

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‘Digital heroin’ and its impact on our youth

A recent informal poll on the Custer County Chronicle Facebook page yielded a wide range of responses in answer to the question: “At what age do you believe a child should be allowed to have a smart phone?”  Comments ranged from “Children do not need smart phones. Ever.” to “When they can get a job […]

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 […]

Neighbors convinced FLDS had births here

The Custer County compound is one of a few similarly secured Fundamen-talist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) sites around the...

Shopko closure details foggy

When it comes to the recent announcement of the closure of the Custer Shopko store, it seems there is plenty of confusion and misinformation...

Custer True Value sold to Lander man

Custer True Value owned by Lon and Carol Edwards since 1999 has been sold to Bill Bregar of Lander, Wyo. The sale was effective...

Custer City Council receives flood update

As operations switch from a response effort to a recovery effort regarding the Aug. 2 flood, Custer County Emergency Management director Mike Carter came before the Custer City Council at the council’s Aug. 19 meeting, to give the council an update on both the response and recovery, as well as compliments regarding how well city […]

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