CRST Mobile Court provides rurally- isolated members access to justice

Traveling court is first of it’s kind in the United States


Seeing a need for tribal mem­bers who live far from the tribal courtroom and didn’t have access to court services, CRST TECA Di­rector Kim Traversie-Colliflower submitted a grant proposal to the Department of Justice in 2013. The grant, which proposed a traveling court, would provide a mobile courtroom that would travel to distant communities throughout the Cheyenne River reservation. The […]

West River Eagle will be closed Labor Day



The West River Eagle will be closed on Monday, Sep­tember 7, 2015 in observance of Labor Day. The Thursday, September 10 issue of the West Riv­er Eagle will be printed on Wednesday night, instead of Tuesday night in order to provide our readers with pictures and stories from the fair the same week rather than waiting until the fol­lowing week […]

Welcome to the CRST Labor Day Fair and Celebration



 The annual Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s Labor Day Fair and Celebration kicks off this week with plent of activities for both young and old to pertake in. Activities kick off on Wednes­day evening Wednesday, September 2 • 6: 00 p.m. Ultimate Fitness Challenge at the CRST Fitness Center, Youth, Adult & Family Divisions. Thursday, September 3rd • 4:00 p.m. Takoja […]

Memorial Veterans Motorcycle Ride and Poker Run



During the Labor Day Celebra­tion, a Memorial Veterans Mo­torcycle ride and Poker Run will be held on Saturday, September 5. Registration time begins at 9:00 a.m. through 10:30 a.m. at Ampride in Eagle Butte. Riders will depart at 10:30 a.m. (MST) in Eagle Butte, SD. Memorial riders will make stops to the Hi Way Cenex in Dupree, Lockens Oil and […]

Notes from the Eagle Butte/Isabel Trailride



The Eagle Butte to Isabel Wagon Train gathered at Orville LaPlan­te’s place. There were twenty-four wagons and fifty-four riders from ten different states. People from all over joined the wagon train. Some were from South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Nebras­ka, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Colorado, Washington, and Texas. It almost looked like a little town “bigger than Lantry”. There were […]

Firearms – what’s the solution?

Randolph’s Corner

I could write volumes on the severe injury category that deals with firearms but will cut to the chase. In the past few years with beginnings in a big way back when the Denver Columbine School shootings occurred, we’ve dealt with many school and public building shootings with the common denominator being they were used by varying sorts of firearms. […]

Examples Of Stewardship

Voices of our political leaders...

  It was President Grover Cleve­land who said “a public office is a public trust.” The man who served as the United States’ 22nd and 24th president knew Ameri­cans expect their elected officials to do what is morally right and to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars. Still today, Americans be­lieve that public servants should carefully and responsibly man­age the […]

Getting Washington working again for the American people –

Thune Previews Weekly Republican AddressAmerican

When Republicans campaigned for the Senate majority in 2014, we made a simple, yet important pledge to the American people: If you elect Republicans to the majority, we will get the Senate, which has been dysfunctional for years, working again. That was not a half-hearted campaign slogan; it was a commitment on which we intended to deliver. For far too […]

Thanking our VSOs



In my first eight months work­ing as a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, I’m beginning to learn just how complicated it can be for our veterans to work with the Depart­ment of Veterans Affairs (VA) to obtain promised benefits and utilize the agency’s wide range of services. While trying to navigate the VA and its benefits, there are […]

Cheyenne River Youth Project announces September programming for children, teens and families



EAGLE BUTTE, SD (August 31, 2015) — School is back in session, and the Cheyenne River Youth Project has resumed its regular after-school and weekend hours at the Cokata Wiconi (“Center of Life”) teen center and The Main youth center. It also has an­Youth its eagerly anticipated teen and youth programming for the month of September, which include a wide […]


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