Destruction Empties Sign Budget

BELLE FOURCHE-Highway Superintendent Duane Heidrich put it simply when he said that the damage done to the county’s road signage has emptied the sign budget during his report to the Butte County Commissioners April 16. “It’s gone,” he said. And now all they can do is fix and not replace the signs. He went on […]

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County Commissioners Approve Purchases

BELLE FOURCHE-During business of the Butte County Commission meeting held April 2, the commissioners approved the purchase agreements for a 2023 Caterpillar Model 33D-07D TC, a 2023 Model D5-17 VPAT, and a 2024 Caterpillar Model 950GC all for five-year leases, for a total of approximately $964,000. With trade-in values of currently owned equipment, the excavator, […]

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Butte County Sheriff Fred Lamphere presented a commendation to Deputy Bailey Hahne for her bravery during a recent incident.

Dash Cams Installed in County Graders and Snowplows

BELLE FOURCHE-Butte County Highway Department has expounded on a highway employee Remote Contact Policy to ensure a safe working environment for Butte County Highway Employees. It includes directions for employees to follow when approached by any individual while in county equipment. The County will provide dash cams in the six county graders and two county […]

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Cracker Barrel

NEWELL-During the Legislative Cracker Barrel, Representative Neal Pinnow and Senator Ryan Maher spoke to audience members and cautioned them to read any petition offered to before signing it. Many times, a petition is circulated by a group from out of the state of South Dakota that have no interest in the subject they are seeking […]

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