The Forestburg home pictured above was leveled by a controlled burn. It was rental property that sat on the west edge of town on the north side of Highway 34. Most people would know it as the Nurnberg home from years ago. The property had been abandoned by the most recent renters and left in bad shape.

PIERRE – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) officials want to remind snowmobilers that trail cameras offer a visual aid for current trail conditions across the state.

Trail cameras are located at Hardy Station, Savoy and the Kirk trailhead in the Black Hills. East River trails are utilizing four of South Dakota Department of Transportation’s (DOT) road conditions cameras. Those cameras are located at the junction of Highways 34 and 37 east of Forestburg, Highway 14 east of Cavour, Highway 81 south of Arlington, the junction of Highways 20 and 25 west of Wallace and the junction of Highways 10 and 25 at Lake City.

“We are excited to offer the trail cameras,” said Ryan Raynor, GFP snowmobile trails coordinator. “Oftentimes, areas like Rapid City or Sturgis may not be seeing snow, while the higher elevations are good for riding. The cameras are a great way to show people current conditions.” 

To view trail conditions, visit and search “snowmobiling.”

During the early morning hours between 3-6 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, someone broke into the Country Pumper of rural Forestburg on Highway 34. The robbers got into the establishment through a northeast window, and they took a large amount of products worth a great deal of money. 

The Sanborn County Sheriff’s office is still investigating. They have some leads and have recovered some of the stolen property; however, no arrests have been made. The individuals who were in possession of some of the stolen property are juveniles and cannot be legally named in publication. 

If anyone who commutes during those hours in that area happened to see anything unusual, or if anyone knows anything regarding this crime, please contact the Sanborn County Sheriff’s office at 796-4511.