County budgets $9.22 million

Custer County is set to spend around $850,000 more in 2020 than it did in 2019, with a provisional budget of $9,229,080 as compared to last year’s budget of $8,379,558. While the provisional budget is up from last year’s, the county spent more money than it had set in its provisional budget for 2019 in […]

Pedestrian injured

A visitor from Australia was the victim of a car/ pedestrian collision on Mt. Rushmore Road in Custer Sunday morning. It all started with a fateful decision to take a picture of one of the buffalo statues that line the street.  Sharon Moreley and her husband had just parked their rental car on the south […]

County ‘scapegoat’ in isolated tract saga

The rancor aimed at the U.S. Forest Service at the Aug. 7 meeting of the Custer County Commission carried over into the commission’s latest meeting Aug. 21 when more discussion was held regarding the request for an isolated tract easement by a couple who own land off Hazelrodt Cutoff to which there is no direct […]

Eight Days in Custer County

Thursday, Aug. 29  Black Hills Playhouse Presents, “Nature, a Walking Play,” 6 p.m., Stage Game Lodge, Custer State Park Civil Air Patrol, 6:30 p.m., Custer County Airport Friday, Aug. 30  Black Hills Playhouse Presents, “Nature, a Walking Play,” 6 p.m., Stage Game Lodge, Custer State Park Saturday, Aug. 31 Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m. to 12:30 […]

County ponders non-taxable structures

Shipping containers, open carports not on a permanent foundation, all structures 160 square feet or less not on a permanent foundation and all structures not on a permanent foundation will not be assessed for taxation if a proposed county resolution is approved by the Custer County Commission. The resolution, entitled “Establishing County Non Taxable Structures,” […]

Flood response: Good, bad, ugly

Custer County first responders, with assistance from state government agencies, rose to the occasion to help those in need during the Aug....

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 […]

Caster resigns

Patty Caster has resigned as the department head of the Custer County Department of Equalization (DOE)  effective Aug. 8. The resignation came one day after she was put on administrative leave at the end of the Custer County Commission’s Aug. 7 meeting. At that meeting, the commission emerged from executive session and unanimously approved placing […]

‘In God We Trust’: on the money and now in school

Some colorful new banners greeted students of Custer and Hermosa schools today as they began a new school year, but the sentiment expressed on those banners is as old as the country itself: “In God We Trust.”  The banners, which also bear the words “Custer School District” as well as the “Wildcats” name and symbol, […]

Flood road repair starts at $200k

In a summer that has seen Mother Nature land continuous body blows to numerous gravel roads in Custer County, the Aug. 2...

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