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Sylvan Lake - Ducks - Geese - Texas Cattle And Rhode Island Reds

March 25, 2017
By Herb Ryan

Saturday afternoon was a slow news day in Custer until a call came in for Custer County Search and Rescue to help find two overdue hikers in the Sylvan Lake area. 274 more words

The Arts

A Day On The Wildlife Loop in Custer State Park

All images shot on the Wildlife Loop in Custer State Park where all the animals roam free.
All images Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press 77 more words

South Dakota

"Don't Destroy Bridges, Preserve Them And Build More"

Beaver Creek Bridge was built in 1929 in Wind Cave National Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This builders of the builders of the bridge at the time wanted to create the illusion that the concrete arches rise naturally from the rock walls on opposite sides of the canyon. 53 more words

Lisa Kay Photography

Exploring an American Icon - Cultural and Natural History of the Bison

Spring is in sight, it’s almost here!  Enjoy another escape to Custer State Park Saturday, March 18 at 1:00pm with Kelsey Bean.  A graduate student in Native American Studies from Montana State University, Kelsey has worked at various Forest Service and Park Service sites throughout the west.  188 more words

South Dakota

The #1 Vacation

It’s so hard to chose one vacation as the best. Every vacation has a high point, a sight or event that makes it special. Some have several but as I sit back and review the places I’ve been so far I keep going back to one particular vacation. 308 more words


Beat the Winter Blues and Escape to the Park

Beat the winter blues and Escape to the Park! Tyler Garwood, Graduate Research Assistant at South Dakota State University, will be speaking at the Custer State Park Visitor Center Saturday, February 18 from 1:00-2:00pm. 169 more words

South Dakota

The Multitudes Gather To Oppose Bismark Lake And Spearfish Canyon Land Swap - An Opinion

January 6, 2017
By Herb Ryan

A group of concerned citizens who described themselves as: Lynn Kolund, retired forest service district ranger, Jim Allen, backcountry horseman, Alice Allen, South Dakota taxpayer, Rick Hudson, interested hunter, Steve Pischke, concerned local citizen and David Miller, local historian presented a program consisting of a 20 minute slide show with comments, followed by a brief question and answer session on the wrongs of the Bismark Lake and Spearfish Canyon Land Swap at the Pine Room in the Custer County Annex building in Custer, SD, Thursday evening January 5, 2017… 289 more words