Farm Service Agency County Committee nomination period begins June 15

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that the nomination period for farmers and ranchers to serve on local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees begins Wednesday, June 15, 2016. “Through the county committees, farmers and ranchers have a voice. Their opinions and ideas get to be heard on federal farm programs,” said FSA […]

Eagle Butte City Council holds Special Meeting

The Eagle Butte City Council met on Thursday for a special meeting to discuss a number of items on the agenda. A majority of the discussion took place behind closed doors in executive session, where the council met with DGR Engineer Aaron Miller who serves as the site supervisor overlooking the city’s water main and sewer line project. West River […]

Gray wins state high school bull riding championship

Often times in championships, victory comes down to the final moment. In basketball it is the buzzer beater, in football the hail mary, and in rodeo it is the final ride. Such was the case on Saturday afternoon in Belle Fourche, site of the South Dakota High School Rodeo Finals.  Cheyenne Eagle Butte bull rider Teigan Gray crawled over the […]

Cadyn Dupris joins West River Eagle staff

Cadyn Dupris of Eagle Butte is the newest addition to the staff at the West River Eagle. Dupris is the new Ad Sales Representative. Dupris grew up in Cherry Creek and is a 2013 graduate of Cheyenne Eagle Butte. When she’s not working, Dupris likes to kick back with a good book, spend time at the river with family and […]

Stroll through town

Highway 65 roadwork well underway; expect some delays

In May, work began on Highway 65 between Dupree and Isabel and will continue into late July until completion.  The South Dakota Department of Transportation reported that the $6.4 miillion project is resurfacing the road and in June workers are laying the two and a half inch asphalt, and will then add new pavement markings and then shoulder ripple strips.  […]

Woodward heading to Nationals in Steer Wrestling

Dupree’s Brent Woodward finished fourth in the Steer Wrestling this past weekend at the South Dakota High School Finals, earning a trip to the Nation High School Finals in July. After a slow first round start where he finished 14th, Woodward finished third in the second round and won the short-go on Saturday with a 5.090 second run to put […]

Percy Dupris, Jr. ~ Mahpiya ToKahe

Percy Dupris, Jr., Mahpiya ToKahe (First Cloud), 68, of Dupree, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.  Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. MDT, Monday, June 20, 2016 at the Multi-Purpose Building, Dupree, with Deacon Harold Condon presiding. Burial will follow in the Dupree Cemetery, Cherry Creek, SD. Wake services will be at 7:00p.m., Sunday, June 19, […]

Louella Brave Heart

Louella Brave Heart, 74, of Rapid City, formerly of Eagle Butte, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Rapid City Hospice House. Funeral services was 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Eagle Butte with Mother Margaret Watson presiding. Burial was at St. Peter’s Episcopal Cemetery, Thunder Butte. Wake services were 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 21, […]

South Dakota High School Rodeo Final Results

SD High School State Rodeo Finals Belle Fourche, SD June 14-18, 2016 Bareback Riding (1st go, 2nd go, 3rd go, Average Score, total points) 1, Colt Hokana, Columbia, 65, 60, 54, 179, 90; 2, Seth Rice, Spearfish, 44, 52, 0, 96, 76; 3, Trae Edoff, Fairfax, 0, 0, 0, 0, 18;  Barrel Racing (1st go, 2nd go, 3rd go, Average […]

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