Special Weather Alert For Custer – Custer County Area

Special Weather Alert

 

HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-

NORTHERN BLACK HILLS-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-

SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CENTRAL BLACK HILLS-SOUTHERN BLACK HILLS-

CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-FALL RIVER-

OGLALA LAKOTA-JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-

STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-

HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-NORTHERN CAMPBELL-SOUTHERN CAMPBELL-

WESTERN CROOK-WYOMING BLACK HILLS-WESTON-NORTHEASTERN CROOK-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…BUFFALO…LEMMON…BISON…

BELLE FOURCHE…FAITH…DUPREE…LEAD…DEADWOOD…SPEARFISH…

RAPID CITY…EDGEMONT…HOT SPRINGS…HILL CITY…MT RUSHMORE…

CUSTER…FOLSOM…WALL…PHILIP…ARDMORE…OELRICHS…

PINE RIDGE…OGLALA…KYLE…KADOKA…MARTIN…WHITE RIVER…

MISSION…WINNER…STURGIS…UNION CENTER…HERMOSA…GILLETTE…

WRIGHT…MOORCROFT…HULETT…FOUR CORNERS…SUNDANCE…

NEWCASTLE…UPTON…COLONY

346 AM MST TUE NOV 15 2016 /446 AM CST TUE NOV 15 2016/

 

…ACCUMULATING SNOW IS LIKELY AT TIMES FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT

THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING…

 

ALTHOUGH MUCH UNCERTAINTY STILL EXISTS ON THE TIMING, TRACK AND

STRENGTH OF THE APPROACHING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM, CONFIDENCE IS

INCREASING THAT MOST LOCATIONS IN NORTHEASTERN WYOMING AND WESTERN

SOUTH DAKOTA WILL SEE SOME SNOW ACCUMULATION BETWEEN LATE

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

 

SOME LIGHT SNOW IS POSSIBLE OVER PARTS OF NORTHEASTERN WYOMING

AND WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY THURSDAY

MORNING, THEN TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO BE WARM ENOUGH FOR

MAINLY RAIN TO FALL DURING THE DAY ON THURSDAY. THE MOST LIKELY

PERIOD FOR HEAVIER SNOWFALL WILL OCCUR ON THURSDAY NIGHT.

 

AT THIS TIME IT APPEARS THAT MOST AREAS ON THE PLAINS CAN EXPECT

2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW, WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 6 INCHES

POSSIBLE. THE FAVORED UPSLOPE AREAS OF THE NORTHERN BLACK HILLS

MAY SEE AS MUCH AS 8 INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION.

 

WINDY CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR ON THURSDAY NIGHT, WHICH MAY CREATE

HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW.

PREPARE FOR WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS WITH SNOW, WIND AND COLD

TEMPERATURES, ESPECIALLY ON THURSDAY NIGHT.

 

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE FORECAST, ESPECIALLY THE SNOWFALL

AMOUNTS, ARE EXPECTED AS THIS SYSTEM DEVELOPS, SO STAY TUNED FOR

ADDITIONAL FORECAST UPDATES.

South Dakota Election Results – District 30 – Public Utilities Commissioner – United States Senator – United States Representative and Statewide Ballot Question Results

Custer SD
Custer Free Press
11/9/2016
12:40 a.m. MT

updated
11/9/2016
9:30 a.m. MT

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A Custer citizen exercises her right as an American to vote at The Pine Room in the Custer County Annex Building 477 Crook Street, Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press.

 

State of South Dakota Election Results 687 0f 707 Precincts Reporting
Votes:
                                               All Precincts Reporting
Donald J. Trump   221,885         227,701
Gary Johnson           20,205         20,845
Hillary Clinton       112,514          117,442
Darrell Castle            3,930          4.059

United States Senator

John R Thune   258,429          265,494
Jay Williams       99,682          104,125

United States Representative

Kristi Noem     230,932          237,141
Paula Hawks   127,495           132,797

Public Utilities Commissioner

Chris Nelson      262,175         268,927
Henry Red Cloud   83,342             87,841

State Senator District 30

Lance Russell    7,786          9,173
Karla LaRive          3,081            3,653

State Representative District 30

Julie Frye-Mueller    6,934          8,086
Tim Goodwin        6,989         8,233
Kristine Ina Winter  2,466           2,915
Sandy Arsenault        2,719           3,397

Statewide Ballot Questions

Constitutional Amendment R: An amendment to The South Dakota constitution regarding post secondary technical educational institutes.

YES: 172,472          178,187

NO:  168,580             173,942

Constitutional Amendment S: An initiated amendment to  the South Dakota Constitution to expand rights for victims.

YES:  208,063          215,262

NO:  141,932                 146,073

Constitutional Amendment T: An initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution to provide for state legislative redistricting by a commission.

YES:  144,820          149,926

NO:   193,086       198,955

Constitutional Amendment U: An initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution limiting the ability to set statutory interest rates.

YES:  125,879          130,606

NO:   218,551        224,850   

Constitutional Amendment V: An initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution establishing nonpartisan elections.

YES:  152,190      157,844

NO:  190,944   196,767

Initiated Measure 21: An initiated measure to set a maximum finance charge for certain licensed money lenders:

YES:  261,831    270,278

NO:  84,669           87,347

Initiated Measure 22: An initiated measure to revise state campaign finance and lobbying laws, create an ethics commission, and appropriate funds.

YES: 174,336    180,580

NO:  164,492       169,220

Initiated Measure 23: An initiated measure to give certain organizations the right to charge fees.

YES:   68,805       71,240

NO:  270,893  279,453

Referred Law 19: An act to revise state laws regarding elections and election petitions.

YES:  94,797     98,649

NO: 235,248    242,107

Referred Law 20: An act lowering the state minimum wage for non-tipped employees under age 18.

YES: 101,229    104,172

NO:  248,326  256,658

 

Notice of Openings in Custer School District, Custer , SD

 NOTICE OF OPENINGS IN CUSTER SCHOOL DISTRICT

November 7, 2016

PIANO ACCOMPANIST to assist CHS/CMS vocal music teacher with rehearsal, concerts, & other performances, approx., 9 hrs/wk, $15.29/hr, DOE. Open until filled. CSD Classified Staff Application form and complete a criminal background check.  Contact Custer School District, 527 Montgomery St., Custer, SD  57730, 605.673.3154 or see www.csd.k12.sd.us.

SUBSTITUTE CLEANERS – needed at all schools. Must complete CSD classified application packet and complete a criminal background check. $11/hr DOE.  

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS – needed at all schools. Must complete CSD substitute application packet, submit proof of highest level of education, and complete a criminal background check prior to starting.  Minimum requirement, HS graduate.  Pay range $75/day-$100/day.  Retired CSD Teachers start at $100/day.

HERMOSA TRACK COACH  starting spring 2017 – $1,575 starting stipend

All positions require a background check, and are open until filled unless stated otherwise.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Custer School District, 527 Montgomery St., Custer, SD  57730. PH: 605.673.3154 FAX: 605.673.5607, Mon.-Thurs., 8:00-4:30 p.m., or Fridays, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. Current CSD employees interested in a position must submit a letter of interest to Mr. Mark Naugle, Supt. of Schools.  All other interested applicants must complete a CSD Job Application available at the address above or at http://www.csd.k12.sd.us.  EOE.

NON-DISCRIMINATION
The Custer School District 16-1 does not discriminate on the basis of race or color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy), disability, sexual orientation, age, religion and creed, military/veteran status, or marital status, in admission or access to or treatment or employment in its programs and activities: and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  For inquiries concerning the District’s compliance with Title VI or the Age Discrimination Act please contact the Superintendent of Schools, 527 Montgomery St., Custer, SD, 57730, (605) 673-3154; for Title IX please contact the Activities Director, 1645 Wildcat Lane, Custer, SD, 57730, (605)673-4473; or for Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) act please contact the Special Education Director, 527 Montgomery St., Custer, SD, 57730, (605) 673-3154.  For further inquiries contact the South Dakota Regional Office for Civil Rights, Kansas City Office, U.S. Dept. of Education, One Petticoat Lane, 1010 Walnut Street, Suite 320, Kansas City, MO, 64106, phone (816) 268-0550, TDD (800) 877-0599, Fax (816) 268-0559, e-mail: OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov

Custer County Sheriff’s Office Crime Log Sunday October 23 to Saturday October 29, 2016

Deputy Heath Lowry
Custer County Sheriff’s Office
Sunday October 23 to Saturday October 29, 2016

Medical calls for the week: 12

Call of the Week:  On Monday October 25 deputies responded to the intersection of Montgomery and 9th Street in Custer for a disturbance in progress.  Upon arrival 2 males were observed arguing.  When records were checked a 24 year old male was arrested for a warrant out of Pennington County.  A 31 year old male was also arrested for a probation violation.  His breath tested positive at nearly 3 times the legal limit and he was prohibited from drinking.  Both were booked into the Pennington County Jail without incident. Stupid is as stupid does. I continue to wonder if they will ever learn.

Sunday October 23

Deputies responded to Hill City to assist units from the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office on a fight in progress.  The matter was resolved and the deputy returned to Custer County.

A female from Pennington County was conducting tests on 24/7 when she tested positive for alcohol.  She was transported to the Hill City substation where Pennington County took custody of the subject.

Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance in the Box Canyon area near Hermosa.  A 38 year old male was asked by others to leave the property.  No charges were appropriate and a report was filed.

Monday October 24

A business alarm was accidentally tripped in the 1000 block of Mount Rushmore Road.  There were no issues found when the deputy arrived.

An unknown suspect(s) broke out several windows out of the old Custer Elementary School.  A report was filed.

An injured deer was euthanized at a business on Sylvan Lake Road just south of Highway 16A.

A trespassing issue was resolved in the Custer Highlands area when a mobile home was moved off of the complainant’s property after it was illegally parked there.

Tuesday October 25

An alarm was reported at a down town Custer credit union.  The building was secure when the deputies arrived.  The cause of the alarm is unknown and a report was filed.

An unknown suspect(s) damaged a fence and gate on Shirt Tail Canyon Road. The suspect vehicle is believed to be a Ford F150 Pickup.  The investigation is ongoing.

A dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend was reported on Shamrock Road.  The female decided to leave for the day to help resolve the matter.

Wednesday October 26

Round 2: Deputies returned to the renewed dispute on Shamrock Road.  The parties exchanged some property and the relationship was terminated.

An alarm was accidentally tripped at a business in the 700 block of Mount Rushmore Road.  Deputies responded to the business and everything was ok.

Round 3 on Shamrock Road:  The male party in the ongoing dispute reported a rifle with scope was reported stolen from the house.  A report was filed and the investigation continues.

A disturbance was reported on 5th Street in Custer.  The parties separated and the issue was resolved for the day.

Thursday October 27

A possible fraud case was opened on Darcy Lane in Custer.  The investigation is ongoing.

A possible poaching was reported on Highway 385 near Mayo Road.  The investigation revealed it was not a poaching but the lawful taking of 2 deer by 2 youth hunters. They were accompanied by their grandfathers.  Now that is quality time.

Friday October 28

“Loud teenagers” were reported on the playground of a Custer school.  When the deputy arrived the teens were gone.

Saturday October 29

Shortly before 3:00 AM a disturbance was reported at a local motel.  The 64 year old female was having a mental crisis.  She had sprayed pepper spray all over the room and done major damage to the inside of the motel room.  After several minutes she was able to be taken into custody.  She was booked into the Pennington County Jail without incident.

A 19 year old female failed to show up for her 24/7 testing.  On the following Monday she was taken into custody and booked into jail.

A deer was euthanized in the back yard of a residence on 6th Street in Custer.

A suspicious vehicle was reported on south Highway 385.  The suspect vehicle was not located.

Custer County Sheriff’s Office Crime Log – Sunday October 16 to Saturday October 22, 2016

Deputy Heath Lowry
Custer County Sheriff’s Office
Sunday October 16 to Saturday October 22, 2016

Medical calls for the week: 7

Call of the Week:

Shortly after midnight on October 22 a 30 year old male was arrested for suspicion of DUI.  This was his third DUI arrest.  He was booked into the Pennington County Jail on a Class 6 felony.  Somebody is not following the rules.

Sunday October 16

Deputies checked downtown Custer for a disoriented male.  They were not able to locate the person.

On Sunday October 16 at about 9:00 AM an 83 year old male from Hot Springs was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI.  He was on multiple medications and drinking alcohol.

Monday October 17

An investigation into a 43 year old male who has failed to register as a sex offender was referred to the states attorney’s office requesting a review for criminal charges.

The investigation of a female juvenile who is in violation of her probation was initiated on Grey Rocks Road.  The situation is ongoing.

A citizen reported the driver of a vehicle that was southbound on Highway 16/385 threw a cigarette out of the car.  The driver was contacted and warned about the illegal disposal of burning materials and the associated hazards.

A 27 year old male surrendered to the sheriff’s office due to a warrant for his arrest for an assault case.  The suspect posted bond and was released.

Tuesday October 18

The sheriff assisted the Custer County Veterans specialist checking the welfare on an 89 year old vet on Old Sawmill Road.  He was fine and no issues were reported.

A burglary report was filed from a downtown Custer Business.  The investigation is ongoing.

A suspicious vehicle was reported on Ghost Canyon Road.  The deputy could not locate the suspect vehicle.

Suspicious activities were reported on Pine Street.  Extra patrols were requested and provided.

The report of a domestic assault is under investigation.  The case involved 2 foreign workers who reside near Legion Lake.  The case is being reviewed for possible charges.

Wednesday October 19

An alarm was reported at a business in the 200 block of Mount Rushmore Road in downtown Custer.  The building was secure when the deputy arrived and a report was filed.

A separate alarm was received from the 1000 block of Mount Rushmore.  This time an open door was found and the business was checked.  A key holder responded and secured the building.

A 29 year old male failed to show up for 24/7 testing.  A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Thursday October 20

A 19 year old male turned himself into the sheriff’s office because of a warrant for his arrest.  He was unable to post bond and was booked into jail.

A citizen reported a possible theft by a contractor on Darcy Drive.  The contactor was pre-paid a large sum of money and has not finished the job.

Friday October 21

Deputies responded to the 700 block of Harney Street for the report of trapped turkeys.  The deputy was able to release the turkeys without incident.

For the 3rd time in 2 weeks a small child was found walking near Highway 16 near Bavarian Hills Drive. The exploratory child was returned to his mother…again.

A juvenile delinquency case was reported in the 800 block of Mount Rushmore Road.  The case is being reviewed by the states attorney.

A separate juvenile delinquent removed her ankle monitor and fled from custody.  She was located a few hours later and is in custody.

Saturday October 22

A complainant reported hearing multiple gun shots shortly after midnight on Spring Place east of Custer.  Deputies checked the area and could not locate a problem.

A civil complaint was filed because a person is refusing to return an ATV that was loaned to them.  The deputy made contact with the person in possession of the ATV and was assured it would be returned promptly.

Custer County Library to Close Two Days for Bookshelf Installation.

By Herb Ryan
October 28, 2016

Custer, SD – The Custer County Library will be closed for bookshelf installation on the repaired back wall and ceiling repair starting Tuesday November 1, 2016 and if progress allows, the library will reopen Wednesday November 2, 2106 at 3:00 pm.

”  Star Academy donated oak shelving which we greatly appreciate because we did have damaged bookshelf units when the exterior wall was hit by a vehicle on Monday, August 30″, said Custer County Library Director Doris Mertz.

The roof  repair contracted to Black Hills Roofing still needs flashing applied before it is completed. There will also be cement work done on the entrance sidewalk, including a reconfiguring of the rail fence near the entrance to allow a connector sidewalk to the SDSU Cooperative Extension Service Office and the Pine Room.

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Assistant Librarian Mary Richards standing in front of the recently repaired library wall points out ceiling repair issues at the Custer County Library October 27, 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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The roofing project contracted to Black Hills Roofing at the Custer County Library awaits installation of flashing to complete the project. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Sections of cement in the Custer County Library main entrance walkway that are scheduled for repair. Photo:Herb Ryan/ Custer County Library

 

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A proposed new sidewalk will connect the Custer County Library main entrance with the entrance to the SDSU Cooperative Extension Service Office and the Pine Room. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

Rancher Moves Cattle Out of Anti-Horse Prescribed Fire Burn Area Monday October 24, 2015

 

By Herb Ryan
October 24, 2016

Custer, SD – Butch Reder, from Dyesville Angus in Hermosa was busy today rounding up cattle from a north pasture he leases from the U.S. Forest Service about 18 miles west of Custer. Reder, along with 9 other riders were having a tough time of it because of the 10.000 acres he runs his cattle on. The crew had rounded up the cattle prior to the burn but Butch thinks a hunter may have left the north pasture gate open. The riders were concentrating on a select area and had rounded up 45 head by 2:30  Monday afternoon.

The Hell Canyon Ranger District on the Black Hills National Forest is planning to ignite 1,500 acres on the Anti-Horse prescribed fire project Tuesday, October 25 – Wednesday, October 26, depending on weather. Smoke will be visible for several miles and could impact Highway 16 west of Custer, SD. Crews have been preparing to implement the project to meet management objectives for several years.

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Casey Seidler and Butch Reder decide which way to continue the search for lost cattle on Forest Service Rd 668 in the 1,500 acre Anti-Horse prescribed fire area Monday afternoon, November 24, 2016. The burn is scheduled for 9:00 am Tuesday October 25 and Wednesday October 26, 2016, weather permitting. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Casey Seidler drives a group of Angus up a forest service road towards the north pasture are on Forest Service Rd 668 in the 1,500 acre Anti-Horse prescribed fire area Monday afternoon, November 24, 2016. The burn is scheduled for 9:00 am Tuesday October 25 and Wednesday October 26, 2016, weather permitting. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Portable water tanks are preset and waiting to be filled with water in several areas in the Anti-Horse prescribed burn area in the 1,500 acre  prescribed fire burn area Monday afternoon, November 24, 2016.  The burn is scheduled for 9:00 am Tuesday October 25 and Wednesday October 26, 2016, weather permitting. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

Zonta of The Southern Black Hills Holds Forum on Mammography and Breast Cancer

 

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Forum panelist at the Zonta Forum on Mammography and Breast Cancer held at Custer County Annex Pine Room in Custer, Saturday afternoon, October 15, 2016. (Back Row L-R) Diana Pederson, Member Mammo or Bust Taskforce; Karen Cudmore, Cancer Programs Director for the South Dakota Dept. of Health including Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program “All Women Count!”; Christine Diets, American Cancer Society; Cheryl Dornbush, Physical Therapist and Certified Lymphedema Therapist; Front Row ( Front Row L-R) Becca Steadman, Radiology Technologist, Custer Regional Medical Center; Dr. Lisa Brown, Custer Regional Medical Center; Karen Fix, RN, Breast Cancer Survivor.Photo: Peg Ryan/Custer Free Press

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