Cruisin’ delves into live music options

Stemming from last month’s discussion on music, business owner Scott Cameron was present at the Thursday, March 9, Custer Cruisin’ Committee meeting to discuss the possibility of live music. Cameron, owner of the Bank Coffeehouse, said he would gladly offer his back patio area for bands to perform during the Rally. “There are a lot […]

Lion season strong

When a 163-pound mountain lion was harvested in Lawrence County Feb. 23, it was nearly as big a mountain lion as you’ll see in the Black Hills. But the male lion, estimated to be 4-5 years old, wasn’t the biggest lion roaming the Hills, says John Kanta, region terrestrial resources supervisor with South Dakota Game, […]

City rec plan is studied

The master plan for the city’s parks and recreation spaces is one step closer to completion. The second public meeting, which revealed the preliminary draft of the Custer City Parks Master Plan, was held Thursday, March 2, during the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Board meeting. Mike Bender of KLJ and Mike Stanley of the Stanley […]

Time to take out petitions

Those interested in running for one of the five governing bodies of Custer County towns, as well as a seat on the Custer School District Board of Education, may now take out a petition. In the City of Custer four seats are available on the council, as well as the position of mayor, as current […]

Lack of shoveling costs $1,295

A former downtown building owner’s plea for lack of snow shoveling leniency fell mostly on deaf ears at Monday night’s Custer City Council meeting, as the council voted to waive only one of eight violations he had pile up over the course of the winter. Matthew Mahutga, who until recently owned the building that most […]

No margaritas?

The City of Custer is headed toward the establishment of a new liquor license that, if approved, will mean, as Sammy Hagar once sang, mas Tequila. At its Feb. 21 meeting, the council approved the first reading of an updated alcohol, malt beverage and drinking establishments ordinance, which is set to include a full service […]

CAEDC wants hospital building

The Custer Area Economic Development Corp. (CAEDC) sees a bright future for the building that currently houses Custer Regional Hospital. But it needs the city’s backing to make that future even brighter. At the Feb. 21 meeting of the Custer City Council, CAEDC board members Gene Fennell and Kevin Teasley presented a draft Request for […]

Custer County in no rush to hire auditor

Custer County will continue to operate without an auditor for the time being, the Custer County Commission decided at its Feb. 23 meeting. Former auditor Nancy Christensen was voted into her first term in 2014 and resigned via a letter dated Feb. 7, saying her resignation was effective Feb. 8. At last week’s meeting, commissioner […]

More bang (and books) for the buck

Patrons of the Custer County Library are getting more bang for their buck, according to the library annual report presented by Custer County Library director Doris Ann Mertz at the Feb. 23 meeting of the Custer County Commis-sion. Mertz told the commission the library provided resources and services to county residents at a cost of […]

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