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Updated parking lot will benefit many

Carrie Moore
Published: Thursday, February 28th, 2013

The new parking lot and information kiosk at the Forest Service Supervisor’s Office will allow visitors to easily park and check out information either posted in the kiosk or at the service desk inside.

 

With the start of the busy tourist season only a few months away, the Forest Service Supervisor’s Office is ready to serve visitors to the Black Hills National Forest (BHNF) with improved facilities and a new parking lot and kiosk. Staff at the supervisor’s office see an average of 80 people a day in the summer and these new additions and updates will greatly benefit visitors and the organization.
“We’re allowing for future expansion to the building in the event we need to expand,” said Alberta Settle, south zone engineer for the Forest Service.
The construction, done by prime contractor Rangel Construction in Rapid City, started in April 2012 and wrapped up in December. The parking lot was repaved and increased by 11 parking spots for automobiles and four spots for RVs. The parking lot was also widened to allow larger vehicles to easily enter the lot, turn around and leave.

With the start of the busy tourist season only a few months away, the Forest Service Supervisor’s Office is ready to serve visitors to the Black Hills National Forest (BHNF) with improved facilities and a new parking lot and kiosk. Staff at the supervisor’s office see an average of 80 people a day in the summer and these new additions and updates will greatly benefit visitors and the organization.

“We’re allowing for future expansion to the building in the event we need to expand,” said Alberta Settle, south zone engineer for the Forest Service.

The construction, done by prime contractor Rangel Construction in Rapid City, started in April 2012 and wrapped up in December. The parking lot was repaved and increased by 11 parking spots for automobiles and four spots for RVs. The parking lot was also widened to allow larger vehicles to easily enter the lot, turn around and leave.

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Concerned
March 8th, 2013 at 04:26am

And isn't it just so considerate of the employees there that park out front instead of their own parking lot out back? I guess if you're one of the self-proclaimed elite you have self-proclaimed privileges that don't seem to be accorded to the tourists, who bring so very much money to Custer. What did I miss?

employee
March 8th, 2013 at 07:40am

Concerned- I believe this is a mis-understanding. This office is the administrative hub for the Black Hills National Forest. In most cases, the Forest Service vehicles you see parked in front are from employees that are not stationed at this office. They are visiting for work related purposes and as such, do not have keys to enter the building via the rear parking lot. As there is not a sidewalk leading from the rear parking lots to the front entrance, visiting employees are left with little choice but to park in the front.

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