Anglers of all ages hit shore for Family Fish and Fun Day

128 anglers took part in the Family Fishing and Fun Day, held this past Saturday at the Old Agency Tribal Park along Lake Oahe. Four Bands Community Fund partnered with Cheyenne River Youth Affairs, Cheyenne River Chamber of Commerce, Chey­enne River Youth Diabetes Pre­vention Program, D.A.R.E and Cheyenne River Game, Fish, and Parks, to sponsor the event. Fisherman of all […]

Lesmeister chosen as 2015 South Dakota High School Rodeo Person of the Year

Rhonda (Roni) Lesmeister of Cherry Creek has been chosen as the 2015 South Dakota High School Persons of the Year. Les­meister was selected for the honor along with Vicky and Mark Thiel and Terri and Phil Kissack. Lesmeister and the others will be awarded this honor during the short round of the SDHSRA State Finals Rodeo at the Roundup Rodeo […]

Reminder: City Wide Rummage Sale sign up

Annual City Wide Rummage Sale will be on Friday July 17 and Saturday July 18 during Home­town Days. If you want to be included on the map, sign up now to have your Yard or Food Sale posted. For only $5 you will have your sale put on the map with a 15 word description. Stop in West River Eagle […]


Lakota Elders honored for keeping Lakota Language alive

The Oglala Lakota College/ Cheyenne River College Center honored 70 Cheyenne River La­kota Elders over age 70 who are fluent Lakota language speakers. This event took place at the Ogla­la Lakota College Auditorium on June 19, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. At the honoring, the elders received a plaque with the en­graving “Preserver of Language”. The elders also received a $100 […]

Electric cooperatives continue repairs after summer stormsmembers

Electric cooperatives across the state continue to work on repairs after a series of summer storms rolled through the state beginning Friday. As of Tuesday morning, at least five distribution cooperatives and one generation and transmission cooperative continued to report outages: Central Electric Cooperative in Mitchell, S.D., restored power to members in Davison, Hanson and Sanborn counties by 1 p.m. […]

Roadside mowing: Hold off until after July 10

The South Dakota Depart­ments of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) and Transportation (DOT) want to remind individuals there are laws and rules governing when mowing of highway right- of-way ditches can begin. Administrative Rule 70:04:06:06 states in part that no right-of-way ditch mowing may be done before July 10 east of the Missouri River. The DOT may mow medians and […]

In light of Flandreau legalizing Marijuana use, Jackley reminds South Dakotan’s about law and jurisdiction

The possession, distribution and manufacture of marijuana is a violation of both federal and state law.  Unfortunately, the federal government has cre­ated confusion in relation to marijuana jurisdiction in Indian Country with recent inconsisten­cies.   As South Dakota’s Attorney General, I respect each Tribes authority to pass laws that govern Indian persons within Indian Country.  It is equally important to […]

Prairie dog control programs availableof

Officials of the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) are re­minding South Dakota ranchers and producers to contact GFP or SDDA if they have unwanted prairie dogs. GFP and SDDA cooperatively fund the prairie dog control pro­gram with GFP managing private property encroachment of prairie dogs from public lands and the […]

What’s more dangerous: cleaning the toilet, lighting candles or watching firecrackers explode?

Looking at the results of a new fireworks safety poll released today by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, you might say No. 1 and No. 2.  The Academy’s national fire­works survey found that nearly three times as many people say they wear eye protection for cleaning (28%) than when using fireworks (10%). When it comes to kids, five times as many […]

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