A ‘purr-fect’ start to a new year for Micah the kitty

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PHOTO: After getting lost in Hot Springs in 2020, Micah the kitty was finally reunited with his family on New Year’s Eve, despite the fact that they have since moved to Washington state.

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By Charity Maness

HOT SPRINGS – Way back in 2020, little Micah the kitty made the journey with his family all the way from his then-home in Oregon to Hot Springs, as the family was seeking a brand-new home. However, an unforeseen 15-month adventure for Micah ensued, but...

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Property Taxes a function of levies, home value, and also residential growth

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By Eric Harrold

Staff Writer

HOT SPRINGS – Have you ever wondered what all factors into how much property tax you pay? Turns out, it’s a combination of things, some straightforward, and others…not so much.

Across the board, the one thing that everyone within a given tax district in the county shares in common is mill levies, or simply levies if you prefer. A mill levy is defined as the assessed property tax rate used by local governments and other jurisdictions to raise...

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New Year’s Eve fireworks in Edgemont bring out hundreds

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Photo by Eric Harrold/Fall River County Herald-Star

It is estimated that between 200-300 people attended the fireworks display in downtown Edgemont last Friday night, which helped ring in the New Year for area residents.

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By Eric Harrold

Staff Writer

EDGEMONT – It might not have been the most inviting of outdoor conditions last Friday evening as single-digit temps hit the area, but that didn’t stop hundreds of people from enjoying the festive atmosphere in...

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Hot Springs FFA students achieve success at statewide competition

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PHOTO: Rachel Rickenbach, left, placed third in the state as part of the Extemporaneous Public Speaking competition, while Megan Sanders, right, won a state championship in the Employment Interview Skills competition.

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PIERRE ¬– The Hot Springs FFA chapter sent two teams and two individuals to compete at the State Leadership Development Event (LDE) competition in Pierre last month on Sunday and Monday, Dec. 5 – 6.

Nearly 500 FFA members from across South...

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New Years Day fun and games at the Senior Center

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Photos by Charity Maness/Fall River County Herald Star

LEFT: Orva Bourk gives the game of corn bag toss a shot. RIGHT: Norm Pudwill, 94 year WWII veteran tried his hand at corn bag toss at the Senior Center New Years Game Day.

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By Charity Maness

HOT SPRINGS – Fun was to be had for all New Years Day at the Springs Senior Citizens Center in Hot Springs at their New Year’s Day Game Day.

“We are always looking for something fun to do,” said Pat Rowe, the visionary behind...

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How are Igloo Bunkers taxed?

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Tax rates likely to change as Assessor’s Office works on proper method to determine value

By Eric Harrold

Staff Writer

EDGEMONT – While most residential structures in Fall River County have known tax rates that are being applied to such...

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Hot Springs City Council passes new fireworks ordinance, discusses EPMS employee bonuses and Dollar General beer/wine licenses

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By Brett Nachtigall

Publisher

HOT SPRINGS – At the Dec. 20 Hot Springs City Council meeting, the second reading of a new fireworks ordinance was passed by a margin of 6 to 1, with only Councilman Craig Romey voting in opposition. The new ordinance...

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