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 […]

Russell withdraws from Senate race, loses AG race

Incumbent District 30 Sen. Lance Russell withdrew his name from consideration for a seat in the race for another two-year term in the Senate, choosing to focus on seeking the Republican party’s attorney general nomination, a race he ultimately lost. Per state law, Russell had to drop out of either the senate or attorney general […]

County denies Aker plat request

After a decade, Alan Aker received an answer from the Custer County Commission in regards to whether or not he can plat 153 acres of land he purchased just east of Custer State Park over 10 years ago. That answer was unanimously no—at least, not as presented. The vote came at the commission’s June 20 […]

New hospital officially opens

The brand spanking new Custer Regional Hospital and Clinic held an official ribbon-cutting and open house last Tuesday afternoon with hundreds in attendance. Groundbreaking for...

Bishop earns citizenship

When Englander Sara Bishop made her first two-week trip to America in 1995 she had no idea that just 23 years later she would...

Buffalo hit, put down

A Custer State Park buffalo had to be euthanized after being hit by a car on Monday night, June 11.  Lt. Steve McMillin of the...

Ordinance 2nd reading fails

In an unexpected curveball few saw coming, the second reading of an ordinance to revise the conditional use permit process within city limits failed at the June 18 meeting of the Custer City Council. The reading failed by a 2-2 vote with alderwomen Nina Nielsen and Kris Blom voting against the second reading and alderman […]

Karolina in Custer

Stand on a street corner in Custer on a summer day and you can watch the whole world parade by. Our unique Americana attractions like Mt. Rushmore and Custer State Park bring tourists from across the country and around the globe to visit the Black Hills. In order to serve those millions of visitors, hundreds […]

School sets its ­budget

It didn’t take long for the Custer School District Board of Education to wrap up end-of-the-fiscal-year business at its monthly meeting  June 11.  In a session lasting about 45 minutes, the board approved general fund expenditures of $7.3 million for the 2018-19 school year and received an update on discussions with the Custer County Sheriff’s […]

Keystone teen dies from gunshot

Keystone is usually in the spotlight this time of year for tourism but a tragic incident spotlighted Keystone in another  way. On the night of June 13 law enforcement was called out to a residence in the 400 block of 1st Street in Keystone. When they arrived on scene they discovered that 19-year-old Ty Scott […]

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