Grandma gave an interview

She’s the butt of many jokes, and even has a song in tribute to her demise. But what’s the real story of the grandmother featured in the Christmas song “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer?” I set out on a quest to find Grandma and get her side of the story. I wasn’t disappointed. […]

No resolution to no-maintenance resolution

Whether or not three Custer County roads—or any roads at all within the county—will be designated as no-maintenance roads will not be decided to the new year. That’s because, at the Dec. 12 meeting of the Custer County Commission, the commission voted to table until the commission’s first meeting in January a proposed county resolution […]

County grants more money to HAHA

It’s no laughing matter—HAHA is getting some serious money from the county. At the Dec. 12 meeting of the Custer County Commission, the commission unanimously approved giving the Hermosa Area Historical Association (HAHA) $25,000 more after having appropriated $25,000 to HAHA one meeting prior. At the Dec. 12 meeting members of the association who had been […]

Harley-Davidson withdraws from Custer

After seven years in Custer during the annual Custer Cruisin’ and Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Black Hills Harley-Davidson has pulled the plug on doing business...

Film could prevent entry

First there was the hiring of a school resource officer, then work began on a new school-wide safety plan and now security at Custer schools may be beefed up even more through the application of an innovative new safety film applied to windows and doors.  The proposal came up for discussion at Monday’s Custer School […]

Pine beetles: not out of the woods

While the latest epidemic of Mountain Pine Beetle infestation peaked in 2012 in the Black Hills, the recent devastating wildfires in California are a reminder that forest management is essential to saving trees and preventing fire. That was the message coming out of a media event presented jointly last week by the National Forest Service […]

Church sets ‘Happy Birthday, Jesus’

Our Savior Lutheran Church in Hermosa invites the community to a night of supper, caroling and a Christmas program on Wednesday, Dec. 19.  The evening will begin with a spaghetti casserole supper at 5:15 p.m. followed by breaking into groups to go caroling around town at 6 p.m. Pastor Deb Grismer says the church hopes […]

County roads ordinance drives discussion

No action was taken on the first reading of a Custer County resolution that declares three county roads as no-maintenance highways within Custer County. The...

Moves made from RPZ

After years of negotiations and wrangling, mobile homes that sit within the Custer County Airport’s Runway Protection Zone (RPZ) are about to move. At the Nov. 28 meeting of the Custer County Commission, the commission unanimously approved  a pair of relocation agreements that will see two mobile homes within the RPZ land the county had […]

City: Take the survey

If you live in the city of Custer, or even outside the city limits, but still call Custer home, city officials want your help...

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