Norris finishes third for C-EB as girls take third at Mobridge Invitational

Ivy Norris finished third for C-EB at the Mobridge Invitational on Saturday to help the C-EB girls team to a third place finish. Ranger Gunville was 13th , while Jade LeBeau, and Xandria Norris finished 17th and 18th for the team. The Dupree boys finished fourth, led by Ethan Eagle Chasing who finished seventh. C.L. Pederson and Seth Bendigo finished […]

Sex trafficking sting hits close to home

An undercover multi-agency sex trafficking sting resulted in eight felony arrests, including one individual from Isabel Andries Snyman, 42 of Isabel was charged with Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet. Along with Snyman, those arrested were:  Marshall Brown, 26, Ellsworth AFB, SD; Duane Hosek, 61, Rapid City, SD; and Cody Two Lance, 33, Rapid City, SD, were all […]

Eagle Staff charged with Distribution of Meth

Ree Amber Eagle Staff, age 34, was indicted on August 16, 2016 for three counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance.  She appeared in Federal court on August 25, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 years in custody and/or a $1,000,000 fine. The Indictment alleges that on three different […]

Cook, Marrowbone charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and aiding abetting

Marla Cook, also known as Marlarae Iron Lightning was charged with six counts of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The charges stem from incidents that occurred between March 23, 2016 through June 7, 2016. Merlina Marrowbone is charged with four counts of possession of meth with intent to distribute on four occasions between September 18, 2015 through June 20, […]

Noem visits Eagle Butte

U.S. House of Representative Kristi Noem visited with Cheyenne River Health Officials on Wednesday. Noem (right) is pictured with Cheyenne River Clinic Director Rodney Vizcarra, Deputy CEO Justin Keckler, CRST Tribal Health Director of Nursing Mika Tibbs, IHS Director of Nursing Johanna Watt and C.E.O. Charles Fischer. Noem was in town discussing her proposed I.H.S legislation.

Eagle Butte Dairy Queen Raises $1,049.01 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

The DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Eagle Butte raised $1,049.01 during the 11th Annual DQ Miracle Treat Day to support the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals).  On Miracle Treat Day, the restaurant donated proceeds from every Blizzard Treat sold to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  “Helping to save and improve the lives of the kids treated at Children’s […]

Five additional Cheyenne River Code Talkers identified

On July 11, 2016 the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe was informed that five additional Cheyenne River Code Talkers from World War I and II had been identified and confirmed. The World War I veteran was Joe (Jobe) High Elk. The four World War II veterans were: Harry (Red Fox) Howard; William Miner; John Takes the Knife; and Levi Useful Heart. […]

Friday Night Lights

Football season in South Dakota kicked off on Friday night across the state. In Eagle Butte, the Braves defeated the Bennett County Warriors 30-14. Above Cetan Dyda (41) tips a pass causing Bennett County’s Elliot DuBray to drop the ball while C-EB’s DJ High Bear (24) defends. (Photo by Ross DuBray)

From the editor

Welcome everybody to the annual CRST Fair. With so much going on at the same time, it will be near impossible for the West River Eagle staff to cover all the events happening. If you take pictures at an event and would like to share your photos with us, please email us at or call us at 964-2100. You […]

2016 Annual Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Labor Day Fair Schedule of Events

The annual Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Labor Day Fair is upon us and this year organizers have a line-up to keep fair-goers of all ages entertained all weekend long. Activities begin on Tuesday night with Bike Races at the Upper Elementary, including a 10-mile race. Races begin at 5:00 p.m. On Wednesday evening, the annual youth and adult archery contest […]

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