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Edgemont Man Defrauds The Government

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Edgemont, South Dakota, man recently reached a settlement agreement with the United States Government for submitting false unemployment claims.
Terry Beard, age 48, was laid off from his job as a conductor for the Burlington Northern Railroad in December of 2008. He submitted 23 claim forms certifying he was entitled to receive payments for unemployment benefits from March 2009 through January 2010 with the U.S. Railroad Board (RRB)...

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Catch A Rainbow of Colorful Experiences at the Edgemont Library

by Aaron Cross
A fantastic display is set up at the Edgemont Public Library for kids of all ages to experience.
This display is on loan from the HOP program and was made possible for the Edgemont Public Library because of a grant from Black Hills Power.
During the month of October from this particular HOP trailer (which there are more than one) is a display on light and color.  This exhibit is extremely pleasing to the eye with its sophisticated design and colorful displays.  People can...

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Old Uranium Mines To Get Closer Look

Based on the presence of radioactive substances in nearby wells, the Environmental Protection Agency next year will investigate abandoned uranium mines in southwestern South Dakota, close to the site of a mining proposal undergoing federal review.
The agency recently completed a preliminary assessment that concluded an investigation is needed to determine if hazardous substances are harming the environment.
The site of the abandoned mines is 13 miles northwest of Edgemont, “within and adjacent...

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Regional Landfill Receives Funding

The State Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $450,000 funding package to Custer-Fall River Regional Waste Management District to construct two new solid waste disposal cells at the regional landfill near Edgemont.
The package includes a $151,100 grant and a $298,900 loan from the Solid Waste Management Program. Loan terms are 2.25 percent for seven years.
The funds will be administered through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
The estimated cost of the project...

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County Approves Tax Certificate Moratorium

By Curt Nettinga
Beginning nearly immediately, and continuing through the 2015 property tax year, Fall River County will not sell delinquent property tax certificates to any third-party individual or companies.
The two-year moratorium, which was approved unanimously by the Fall River County Commission at its Oct. 2 meeting, means that the practice of selling tax certificates for property with current back taxes will not be sold, as has been the practice in the past, but will instead be held by...

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Election November 4

By Aaron Cross
The General Election will be held November 4 and absentee voting has begun.Voters must be registered for the General Election by October 20, 2014.
Federal races include United States Senator and United States Representative.
State races...

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Judge Nixes Soil Referendum

Seventh Circuit Judge Mandel has signed an order prohibiting the county from tabulating votes on the Soil Farm Referendum.
In June, County Commissioners passed a Resolution stating that they had no conflict with plans by High Plains Resources, an...

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Fall Festival Huge Success

by Aaron Cross
Last weekend was Edgemont’s annual Fall Festival.
After walking around and  taking pictures (thanks for the help, Kristy!), I was overwhelmed  - not only was this a first for me, but it was neat to see everyone work so hard to...

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Tribune Hires New Editor

On September 11 the Edgemont Herald Tribune hired a new Editor.  Aaron Cross comes to us from Harrison, Nebraska.
Cross grew up on a ranch in Nebraska located northwest of Harrison.
Aaron attended school (Kindergarten through 12th grade) in Sioux...

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