Custer sees spike in permits

By Jacy Glazier The City of Custer had a busy 2017 with approximately 50 building permits being pulled for various projects. City of Custer planning administrator Tim Hartmann, said the permits range from new construction to residential remodels and some commercial remodels. “The total valuation was significantly higher this year,” Hartmann said. “The new hospital […]

Weather fails to dampen Tesla rally

Fourth annual Tesla Rally-goers were greeted with three to four inches of wet snow on their arrival last Friday in Custer, but that didn’t stop 48 cars from making the trek here from all over the country. “We had 55 signed up, but we lost seven cars, mostly out of Colorado where they had several […]

Alleged child abduction attempt probed

The Custer County Sheriff’s Office and Hermosa town marshal are investigating a claim by a Hermosa School student that a man attempted to abduct her the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 4. Custer County Sheriff Marty Mechaley said the girl alleges that at around 5:23 p.m. that evening she was walking home from volleyball practice when […]

Brian and Janet Boyer named 2017 Custer County Chronicle Citizens of the Year

When it comes to investing in Custer, few can rival Brian and Janet Boyer. Whether it’s buying and remodeling a new property to further enhance the business community of Custer, donating to a variety of charities and local causes or serving the community as a volunteer on a local board, the Boyers continue to be […]

Population boom drives school plan

Recent and potential future population growth on the eastern side of Custer County was a major focus of discussion in a special school board meeting held on Monday, Nov. 12. The purpose of the meeting, held just prior to the regular monthly board meeting, was to hear the recommendations of the Hermosa School Facilities Committee […]

Road ID steers commissioners’ talks

If you don’t know the name and location of every road in Custer County, you’re not alone. There are 850 miles of road in the county (851.489 to be exact) and trying to remember the details of all the roads can — forgive the pun — drive someone batty. Even those who know the county […]

Study: Housing needed

Affordable housing took center stage at the core team meeting of Empower Custer on Thursday morning at Dakotah Bank. The group, formed under the umbrella of Custer Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC), is made up of teams focusing on community needs and concerns. Thursday’s meeting provided updates from the education, recreation and housing teams.  Jeff […]

City hears both sides of rental spat

Impassioned pleas on both sides of the vacation rental debate were heard at a special forum hosted by the City of Custer last Thursday evening at the Custer County Courthouse Annex Pine Room. Around 30 people — mostly residents or home owners at Boot Hill Ranch Estates — attended, with those for and against having […]

Death of Barbara Bush hits home

The passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush last week at the age of 92 brought sadness to many Americans, but the news was especially poignant for one local resident. For David Fluck of Custer the death of Mrs. Bush felt like losing an adopted grandmother. Fluck, who served as a member of the presidential […]

Schools go to secure status

Custer schools went into a secure building mode for a time Thursday morning after school officials received a report from the public of a...

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