The long road to SHMAAF weekend

For two days two weeks ago, Pageant Hill was the place to be, thanks to the hard work of Kevin Teasley, Van Arp and an army of volunteers that all had one goal in mind: making people smile. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 18-19, was the second annual Southern Hills Music and Arts Festival (SHMAAF) and it […]

Historic log building turns 90

The Grace Coolidge Memorial Building is celebrating its 90th year in Custer this month. It all started when the Women’s Civic Club decided that Custer City needed a place for gatherings and events. With the help of then First Lady Grace Coolidge, the women began raising funds by selling logs for $5 apiece to local […]

Fair board is a labor of love

When the Custer County Fair and 4-H Achievement Days took place last week, attendees saw bull riding, a car show, a ranch rodeo, the Barn Yard Olympics, hundreds of animals being shown, ate free meals and had to pay for only one part of it. What attendees didn’t see, however, was what went on behind the […]

Garcia has ‘Good Karma’

Good Karma is something we all could use a little more of, but in the meantime, we could just shop there. Good Karma is one of the newest stores in downtown Custer. The store features one-of-a-kind custom jewelry by CSR Jewelry Design and also a fossil hutch edition that offers a low to high end […]

Holy Terror Days is cancelled

There will be no parade, auction or carnival in Keystone this year. At least not in September which is when Holy Terror Days is usually held. Holy Terror Days is being suspended this year due to a lack of volunteers. The event is not terminated altogether, though, and is planned to take place again starting […]

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, […]

Black Hills Playhouse brings comedy to an unconventional stakeout

Eric Sheridan (Matt Murry) and Billie Dwyer (Morgan Benson) are two cops who are about to catch the mayor admitting to embezzling millions from the city. Or so they thought. In “Unnecessary Farce” the meeting with the mayor is being secretly recorded in a hotel room. It doesn’t quite happen as it is supposed to […]

Sprague to open at SHMAAF

The main stage performance at the Southern Hills Music and Arts Festival (SHMAAF) for Saturday evening, Aug. 19, will kick off with Brandon Sprague, a guitarist and vocalist who has performed at major venues in Chicago, New Orleans, Houston, Dallas and Denver. He has opened for a number of major artists, including B.B. King, Fabulous […]

New group rises to occasion

“Funny. I don’t remember no good dope days. I remember walking for miles in a dope-fiend haze. I remember sleeping in houses that had no electric. I remember being called a junkie, but I couldn’t accept it. I remember hanging out in abandos that were empty and dark. I remember shooting up in the bathroom […]

Quilt guild celebrates 27 years

The Custer Piecemakers Quilt Guild had its annual quilt show at Gold Discovery Days last weekend and, although there were many beautiful pieces to look at, the primary goal of having the show every year is to help fund the many philanthropic projects it does. The Piecemakers registered with the Quilts of Valor organization in […]

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