Longbrake covers three broncs at SDRA Finals to claim Saddle Bronc championship

Going into the South Dakota Rodeo Finals this past weekend, Tate Longbrake of Dupree was sitting second behind Dillon Schroth of Buffalo Gap by $452.12 in the Saddle Bronc competition.  In the first go, Schroth came out strong with a 79 point ride to win the round. Longbrake covered his bronc and finished third with a 73 point ride.  The […]

William “Bill” Carmody

William “Bill” Carmody  William “Bill” Carmody, 79, Mitchell, SD died Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital.  Funeral services were 10:00 am Friday October 16, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Parkston. Burial was in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday from 5-7:00 pm with a Rosary/Scr ipture service at 7:00 PM at the […]

Earl Robert Vrooman

Earl Robert Vrooman, 78, born June 26, 1937 in Dupree, South Dakota to Roy Milford and Etta Luella (Lindsay) Vrooman of Eagle Butte, SD. He had been living with pulmonary fibrosis the last few years and it took him unexpectedly, on a trip to see family in South Dakota, October 5th 2015 in North Platte, Nebraska, while watching a Seahawks […]

Braves dominate Homecoming take down Warriors 66-44

The Braves football didn’t disappoint the hometown crowd as they hosted the St. Francis Warriors on Friday night for their Homecoming game. The Braves struck fast early on and commanded the game with a 308 yard rushing attack led by Homecoming King Trevor Bad Warrior. Bad Warrior finished with 165 yards rushing and 95 receiving on nine carries and 95 […]

City of Eagle Butte’s Mayor voices concerns

Letter to the editor

As a Tribal Member it saddens my heart to see how people treat each other. About twenty years ago I decided that I could sit back and complain about how things are or I could get involved and help change things. I ran for City Council and was elected. I sat on City Council for ten years and always encouraged […]

Native American Day

In South Dakota, we celebrate Native American Day rather than the federal holiday known as Columbus Day. This historic state holiday originated in 1990 when Governor George S. Mickelson and members of the nine tribal governments in South Dakota proclaimed 1990 a Year of Reconciliation.  This was our way of observing and honoring the rich and deep history of tribal […]

Annual Indian Education Summit to be held in Pierre

The 2015 South Dakota Indian Education Summit will be held Nov. 1-3, at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Pierre.  This 12th annual summit will include more than 60 specialized sessions, cultural activities and student-led discussions.  The theme of this year’s event is Sharing Our Heritage; Building Our Future. A pre-conference session will focus on the WoLakota Project. Attendees will […]

“Justice for Phillip”march held on Monday

More than 50 people gathered Monday outside the Walter Miner Law Enforcement Center in Eagle Butte to protest against the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Police Department in regards to the September 16 death of Philip High Bear Sr.  High Bear had been arrested on September 15 and was found in his jail cell with shallow breathing and was transported to […]

City holds Special Meeting

 What was originally scheduled to be the City of Eagle Butte’s regular October meeting turned into a closed door Special Meeting with City Attorney Michael Whalen to respond to the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s assertion that the city had violated tribal and federal law in the implementation of the Wasterwater and Sewer line project.  After approving claims, the council went […]

City Responds To Cheyenne River Tribal Concerns

 The City’s water system did originally consist of concrete-asbestos water lines that were the industry standard at that time. The system was reaching the limits of its deemed useful life. Therefore, several years ago the City submitted applications for grants and loans to replace its aging infrastructure. In doing so, Eagle Butte provided notice to Tribal and Federal Offices, including […]

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