F.B.I. increases reward to $10,000 to help solve the murder of East Lee



Nearly eight months have past since the murder of 20 year old East Lee. Since then, no arrests have been made with the perpetrator or perpetrators still walking free.  The Minneapolis office of the FBI is asking for the public’s help in solving the murder of Lee, who was an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.  The FBI […]

CRYP accepting applications for summer teen internship programs through May 27



Internship Opportunities are Available in Wellness, Social Enterprise and Sustainable Agriculture The Cheyenne River Youth Project will be accepting applications for its summer teen internship programs through Friday, May 27. Internship opportunities include wellness, social enterprise and sustainable agriculture; CRYP is offering three 80-hour internships during the summer season, with each session running approximately two to three weeks. During their […]

Dewey County FSA/NRCS to conduct business in Dupree and McIntosh offices



Due to building structural issues, Deb Ducheneaux, Executive Director of the Dewey County FSA/NRCS office in Timber Lake  has stated that the Dewey County Farm Service Agency and the Natural Resource Conservation Service  will temporarily be conducting business at other area offices. Until further notice, the Farm Loan Programs will be conducting business out of the Corson County FSA Office […]

Four Bands celebrates 16 years



The Four Bands Community Fund, based in Eagle Butte recently celebrated 16 years of operation at the Founders Day celebration on April 26. Founding Executive Director Stewart Sarkozy-Banoczy, along with Steve Payne from the State Bank of Eagle Butte, and Jesika Garret-Floyd, a past Youth Entrepreneaur Program participant, provided a highlight of the past 16 years of program achievements. Bob […]

Eagle Butte Woman receives three years for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon



United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, woman convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on May 9, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Rikki Hill, age 21, was sentenced to 36 months in custody, 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment of $100 to the Federal Crime […]

May is Foster Parent Appreciation & Awareness Month

Visit www.FosterOneSD.org to commit to know more about becoming a foster family

The Department of Social Services (DSS) has designated May as Foster Parent Appreciation and Awareness Month for South Dakota.  Each month, there are approximately 1,000 children and youth in foster care placed with public, private and tribal agencies in South Dakota. DSS, along with its partners, encourages families to open their homes and hearts, and commit to know more about […]

Voices of our political leaders

A message to the classes of 2016

Congratulations to the class of 2016! To all high school, college and technical school students now approaching graduation in South Dakota, I commend you for reaching this milestone. After years of studying, taking tests and writing essays, you’ve finally made it. Congratulations on all you have achieved!  Most of you probably already have a good idea of what you’ll be […]

Guest column

Leaky Laws – The Keystone 1 Leak and Oil Spill Liability in South Dakota

Pipelines, even privately owned, are a publically regulated transportation and operating system. The question is not whether pipelines are “essential to our society.”  Pipelines are already integral to the country. The US had over 1,700,000 miles of oil and gas pipelines in 2014. The fairness of pipeline easements to landowners is a separate matter.  I have addressed that in blog articles […]

Cook graduates from Haskell Indian Nations University



Lyle & Julia Cook are proud to announce that their beloved daughter  Mariah Cook, Cheyenne Eagle Butte class of 2010 graduated Magna Cum Laude and received her Bachelors of Science in K-6 Elementary Education on Friday, May 6, 2016 from Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) in Lawrence, Kansas.   Mariah is the grand-daughter of (paternal) the late Caroline Fiddler (Guy) […]

Cook graduates from Ft. Lewis College



Meredith Rose Cook, daughter of Cy Cook and Sharon Brotherron Bibeau graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ft. Lewis College in Durango with a major in Psychology. Meredith was recognized as a Janet L. Jones scholar for outstanding research. She plans to pursue a masters degree in clinical psychology in 2017.


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