Community helps your giving heart help others this Christmas season

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Photo by Charity Maness/Fall River County Herald-Star

Trey Hull shows off the Battle Mountain Humane Society giving tree at Ace Hardware.

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By Charity Maness

HOT SPRINGS ¬– Throughout the businesses within the town of Hot Springs you may notice trees with envelopes lightly hanging from the fronds, or toy and food collection bins decorated in seasonal décor. All of these are opportunities for those in the community to give back to the community during this...

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Woman dies in garage explosion at Angostura Reservoir residence

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Photos by Eric Boyd/Fall River County Herald-Star

The photo on top shows the fire from the lookout at Angostura Reservoir. The photos on bottom were taken the following day after the explosion on Dec. 3 and show how the garage/house fire incinerated several vehicles. Despite the close proximity of the blast to surrounding neighbors, the fire was contained to the structures of origin.

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Deanna Harding, age 71, loved to fish and had a very generous personality

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Phase 1 of River Channel Restoration and Jennings Bridge projects nearly complete

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Photos by Brett Nachtigall/Fall River County Herald-Star

The photo on top, taken Nov. 13, shows the River Channel Restoration project underway as heavy equipment works to place rip-rap boulders in front of the large storm drain below the Centennial Park music stage. In the foreground is a pile of cattails which were mechanically removed from the nearby riverbed.

The photo below, taken about three months earlier on Aug. 3, shows how the cattails had overtaken the river channel making it nearly...

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Lloyd Erickson: farmer, Marine, mortician

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Photo by Charity Maness/Fall River County Herald-Star

Lloyd Erickson, 87, revels in the beauty of Hot Springs and its people as he walks about town.

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By Charity Maness

HOT SPRINGS -- Lloyd Gene Erickson was born November 4, 1933, the son of a Nebraska field hand who instilled in young Erickson work ethics that would last him a lifetime.

“By the time I was 11 my dad would get up, get on the tractor and go out to the field. My mom would wake me and I would go milk...

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Hot Springs resident becoming an United States citizen

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Ashean Bacon is achieving her goal of becoming a United States Citizen.

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By Charity Maness

HOT SPRINGS  – This is the story of Ashean “Sean” Bacon, from the Baguio City, in Northern Luzon, Philippines’, and her quest to become a United States Citizen. 

Bacon is one of five children born to hard working and strict parents; parents who saw no other option but for their children to be successful.

“I was allowed to play...

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Edgemont School Superintendent expresses cautious optimism, praises local community regarding COVID-19

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By Eric Harrold

Staff Writer

EDGEMONT – Edgemont School Superintendent Amy Ferley was contacted on Monday for an update on the school district’s Covid-19 response and specifically to inquire about its current status.

“We have been fortunate...

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