First confirmed case of WNV in Dewey County

The South Dakota Department of Health has confirmed the first confirmed case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Dewey County for the year. One individual has been in­fected with the mosquito-borne virus. It is uncertain where the infec­tion took place but the individual resides in Dewey County. However, even though the infection occurred, mosquito surveys for Culex tarsalis, the mosquito […]

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Fair fears debunked; planning committees work diligently as the CRST Labor Day Fair time nears

Fears that the annual CRST Labor Day Fair may not take place can be washed clean: the fair is on. Fears that there may be no fair may have arisen because plan­ning for the fair started in late July. While Chairman Harold Fra­zier and other council members agreed that planning should have started four or five months ago, he said […]

A Horse of Course-Update of the Youth Horsemanship Projectyou

As a means to increase protec­tive factors and decrease risk factors for the young people of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe a Horsemanship program was formed. The project is a part­nership between tribal staff, horses, tribal youth and families as a means to improve attitudes, behaviors, mood management, personal responsibility, commu­nication and interpersonal skills. One of the goals was to […]

Health and Fitness Walk and Fair to be held

Cheyenne River Tribal Health is sponsoring a health fitness walk and fair on Thursday, August 20 at the Eagle Butte City Park. The health booths will open up at 8 a.m. and stay open until 1 p.m. Registration will be from 8 to 9 a.m. and participants will receive a free t-shirt. The fitness walk begins at 9 a.m. and […]

Horizon Health Care, Inc. and Prairie Community Health, Inc. to MergeChair,

Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Ho­rizon) and Prairie Community Health, Inc. (Prairie) board mem­bers and leadership are pleased to announce the intended merger of their respective community health centers to form a network of 24 medical and dentals clinics throughout the entire state of South Dakota. “After months of planning and execution, we are thrilled with this opportunity to join forces […]

Home safe homedetectors

August 12, 2015 – Some say the electric feeling of buying and moving into your own home never wears off. When you own the floors you’re standing on, the walls surrounding you and the roof over your head, you also own great satisfaction from the hard work that resulted in your home becoming yours.   Yet, just as it was […]

Obama’s clean power plan is fundamentally flawed

Earlier this summer, Presi­dent Obama announced his so-called “Clean Power Plan” final rule, which requires states to cut greenhouse gas emissions nearly a third within 15 years. This sweeping new mandate requires states to completely rework their electric grid and dramatically reduce the amount of electricity they get from coal- fired plants. The result of which will be higher electricity […]

The value of dual credit courses

Like other young South Dako­tans, Kelcie Hauf of Dell Rapids is getting ready to head back to school. As a high school senior, Kelcie is trying to decide which field to study when she graduates. Rather than wait until she gets to college to explore career options, Kelcie is participating in the dual credit program. Because she is considering a […]

My two cents

Randolph’s Corner

If you thought things were a little toasty this August, depend­ing on where you live of course, it’s been pretty warm through­out the northern U.S. this sum­mer. Western South Dakota isn’t known for humidity. Although I remember days growing up when we did have humid spells that weren’t the kind that happen the day after a good rain. That being […]

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