Two more lakes found in Jewel Cave

As the calendar welcomed another year, volunteer cavers at Jewel Cave National Monument realized that 2017 would be a year of great excitement. In what has become an annual tradition, explorers entered the cave on Friday, Dec. 30, for a four-day trip. The cavers traveled to the recently established Deep Camp on the southwest edge […]

Jana Virtue is new county VSO

As a junior in high school, Jana Virtue moved from Gillette, Wyo., to Hill City to take care of a veteran. The veteran was her grandfather, a Korean War Purple Heart recipient who struggled for the rest of his life with injuries he received in the war. After her grandmother died, her grandfather struggled to […]

Granite Valley Drive quandry revisited

Not having Granite Valley Drive on the county’s system of maintained roads will hurt the value of his home, Gary Denker, whose home is on the road, told the Custer County Commission at its Aug. 24 meeting. Furthermore, he said, the road is shown on the county road atlas, leaving him confused as to why […]

4-H art on display at courthouse

Learning to grow. Learning to serve. Learning to live. Learning for life.  This is what Custer County 4-H members are doing along with 9,497 youths across the state and over six million members across the nation. Custer County 4-H member projects are on display at the Custer County Courthouse Art Gallery through March 1. “We […]

Hartmann fits into role as city planner

The position of planning director for the City of Custer has been mostly a revolving door for the past few years. Tim Hartmann — pardon the pun — plans — to put an end to that as he settles into the role in the town he grew up in. Hartmann is a Custer High School […]

Tour honors band co-founder

This weekend at the Southern Hills Music and Arts Festival (SHMAAF), Jefferson Starship will take the stage and play all its hits. The outspoken band was formed in 1974 by Paul Kantner, co-founder of Jefferson Airplane, first as a touring band until the members decided to make it official and release their first studio album, […]

Native fashion show returns

The Native Fashion Review returned to Crazy Horse Memorial on Saturday, Sept. 30, after an absence of more than a decade. Fifteen Native and Western fashion models and clothing lines representing 10 fashion designers displayed fashions on the runway at Crazy Horse Memorial.  Visitors came to see the show from as far away as Canada. […]

Carson Drug under new ownership

When Carson Drug opened its door for business Monday morning, it did so without John Carson as its owner for the first time since...

Former Cabela’s exec finds fullfillment in volunteering

When people learn that Tim Holland left the fast-paced corporate world as a top executive at Cabela’s sporting goods to eventually become a part-time...

Dewey Burdock project takes another step forward

Lindsey McLean, a biochemist and Rapid City businesswoman who has given seminars on health in Hot Springs, says that if people against using Fall River County as a “toxic waste disposal site” can thwart Azarga Uranium’s effort to permit in-situ uranium mining and using deep injection wells to store what she calls toxic waste at […]

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