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 […]

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 […]

School Resource Officer is a go

A full-time school resource officer (SRO) for Custer School District moved one step closer to becoming a reality at Monday’s regular school board meeting....

SAR staying busy with rescues

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Custer County Search & Rescue (SAR), as it responded to a pair of calls in recent weeks. On Saturday, March 17, at around 6 p.m. SAR was paged to help a reported three injured people apparently located about three quarters of the way up Black Elk Peak. “There […]

Commission hears site analysis for CAFO or AID

Rural properties with site development opportunities aren’t overly abundant in Custer County and for the most part are located in the southeast part. That was among the information presented to the Custer County Commission at its July 20 meeting as the results of a county rural development site analysis was presented by representatives from the […]

Sheriff’s department to check snowbird homes

Snowbirds preparing to leave Custer for warmer weather can breathe a sigh of relief about leaving their home behind, thanks to the Custer County Sheriff’s Office. Reserve deputies from the Custer County Sheriff’s Office will perform periodic checks of residential properties while they are unoccupied for extended periods of time through its Home Check Program. […]

Woodcarving inventory sold

After closing its doors on Oct. 13, 2016, the National Museum of Woodcarving is no more. An online auction held March 7-13 offered over 500 items for bid, ranging from shelves, fixtures and appliances to a number of handcrafted pieces and original carvings. “There was spirited bidding,” said Ron Bradeen, auctioneer and owner of Bradeen […]

Board elects officers

At Monday evening’s Custer School District Board of Education meeting, a new president and vice president were elected. Heather Grace nominated Jared Carson as the new president and Jeff Prior nominated Grace as vice president. Both were approved unanimously by the board. Afterwards, local architect Gene Fennell addressed the board to answer questions about the […]

Residents share reasons to be thankful

As the calendar creeps toward Christmas and the new year, families and friends across Custer County will sit down at a table Thursday to share food, stories and Thanksgiving love. We asked our subscribers, casual readers and people around town to share with us the reasons they are thankful. Paul Horsted said he tries to […]

School to hire additional coaches

It was a relatively light agenda for the Custer School District School Board of Education during its Monday, Jan. 9, meeting in Hermosa. The board heard from Deidre Budahl, auditor with Casey Peterson and Associates, who audited the school district. This year’s annual audit found two areas to be addressed. One area was the lack […]

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