Road Concerns Top the County Commission List

By Betty Bruner BELLE FOURCHE-The Butte County Commissioners were faced with discontented residents of the county as concerns for road noise and unnavigable gravel roads were brought to their attention during the regular monthly meeting. Belle Fourche residents Lon Dale and Dennis Mullins explained to the commissioners that the road noise from Croell Redimix was […]

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Albany Farms Relocates Food Manufacturing Operation to Belle Fourche

Move will eventually mean hundreds of jobs coming to the area By Beacon Staff Oct. 26, 2021 BELLE FOURCHE – Albany Farms has chosen to move the headquarters of its food manufacturing operations from Los Angeles to Belle Fourche, S.D., with the goal of beginning production of their signature line of ramen noodle product later […]

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Butte County Dispatch Changes

By Betty Bruner Sept. 15, 2021 BELLE FOURCHE-Representatives from Butte and Meade County met in the Butte County Commissioners’ Room to discuss possible changes to Butte County dispatch. Sheriff Fred Lamphere headed the parley between the two counties. Sheriff Ron Merwin was the main spokesperson for Meade County, along with Meade County Commissioners Ted Seaman […]

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County Highway Workers See Wage Increase

by Betty Bruner Sept. 15, 2021 BELLE FOURCHE-During the regular Butte County Commission meeting, County Highway Administrative Assistant Lori Johnston, on behalf of Superintendent Dwayne Heidrich, submitted a request to increase wages for each of the Highway Department’s employees. She explained that regular wage increases had not been given for some time and it had […]

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Council Authorizes Mayor to Sign for COVID Grant

by Beacon staff Sept. 15, 2021 BELLE FOURCHE – The Belle Fourche City Council gave its unanimous approval to Mayor Randy Schmidt to sign documents for the city to apply for American Rescue Plan (ARP) COVID relief grants from the Federal government. Specifically, the two documents are the U.S. Department of Treasury Coronavirus Local Fiscal […]

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Groundbreaking Held for City’s Largest-ever Rail Siding Expansion

by Beacon Staff BELLE FOURCHE – Tuesday, August 30th, 2021, was a day that Hollie Stalder had been looking forward to for three years. Stalder, the Executive Director of Belle Fourche Development (BFDC) Corporation hosted the long-awaited groundbreaking for the largest rail expansion project in city history. Members of several organizations joined with the BFDC […]

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