Got wheels?

Over the past four school years, the industrial tech classes at Custer High School have built four small cabins as part of the students’ educational experience. But this year’s project is something special, according to jr./sr. high school principal Orion Thompson. “It’s got wheels!” said Thompson of the 224-square-foot tiny house built at the school […]

Restraint policy talks less than restrained

It was supposed to be a routine mid-summer annual reorganization meeting for the Custer School District Board of Education on Monday, July 9. Principals and most other administrative staff were even excused from the meeting held to elect officers, swear in new board members and otherwise prepare for the new fiscal year.  However, the first […]

County: Is CSP paying fair share?

The routine business of approving an agreement between the state and the Custer County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services at the July 11 meeting of the Custer County Commission turned into a larger discussion about whether the county receives enough money for what it does in Custer State Park. Acting as a proxy for […]

Your newspaper comes alive

Deeper content. Pictures move. Ads talk. Live shopping. And it all starts with your newspaper. In a dramatic move that promises to delight readers and...

Burro dies

A burro that was bitten by a rattlesnake last week in Custer State Park has died. One of the famous herd on Wildlife Loop Road was discovered to have been bitten by a rattlesnake last Friday, June 29. The burro was transferred to a veterinarian to receive anti-venom and be cared for by park staff. […]

Early tent set-up upsets city

The large tent set up between the Bank Coffee House and Custer Senior Center will be allowed to remain until the end of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, but a representative of the owner of the property was warned not to set up the tent up so long in the future. The issue was discussed […]

How safe are Custer streets?

About a dozen local residents took a walk together on a recent sunny afternoon in Custer, but they weren’t just ambling along enjoying the weather. The group, made up of representatives of city government, the school district, the state department of transportation and other agencies, was on a mission to study the friendliness and accessibility […]

City reverses CUP decision

After failing due to a tie vote at the previous meeting of the Custer City Council, an ordinance to revise the conditional use permit process within city limits was revived and passed at the council’s July 2 meeting. Alderwoman Nina Nielsen, who voted against the second reading of the ordinance at the previous meeting, made […]

Coming to town with a bang

When the sky above Pageant Hill lights up with fireworks the evening of July 4, it will culminate a week’s work of work and...

School board urged to replace Ornelas

Several faculty and support staff members attended a special Custer School District board meeting Thursday to press the board to hire an assistant principal (AP) and activities director (AD) to replace outgoing Stephanie Ornelas. Teachers and administrators both urged the board to resist the temptation to save money by cutting the AP position or having […]

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