CRST Chairman calls for removal of Corps’ Omaha District Commander



CRST Chairman Harold Frazier in a letter addressed to Eric Fanning, the U.S. Secretary of the Army and Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, has asked for the removal of U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Omaha District Commander Colonel John Henderson. Frazier accused the District Commander of unprofessional conduct in a recent phone call Frazier made […]

Election Coverage 2016

National, State, Tribal

Due to our deadline, results from Tuesday’s election didn’t make it in this week’s paper. Check out the West RIver Eagle’s website at www.westrivereagle.com or our  Facebook page for local election results. The unofficial results will be posted online as soon as they are available. 

Eagle Butte City Council Meeting rescheduled



The Eagle Butte City Council has moved the regular meeting from Wednesday, November 9, 2016 to Wednesday, November 16. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the city office on Main Street.

Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton and former President George W. Bush



Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton and former President George W. Bush made a campaign stop in Eagle Butte on Election Day. Two individuals wearing a  Bush and Clinton mask greeted passers by along Main Street across from the Lakota Thrifty Mart.

Participate in the 2016 Great American Smoke-Out



Thursday, November 17 is the Great American Smoke-Out.  This is the day where persons who smoke, chew, or use other forms of commercial tobacco can end the hold tobacco has over them!   The Canli Coalition of Cheyenne River is challenging people of all ages who use cigarettes, cigars, chew, e-cigarettes or other commercial tobacco products to go just one […]

Wicozani Waste Unkospe Pi (Good Health Lessons)



The Great Plains Partnerships to Improve Community Health (GPPICH) Program’s Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (CRST) partnered with multiple entities to host a Good Health Lessons or Wicozani Waste Unkospe Pi event at the Four Bands Healing Center Halfway House in Eagle Butte, SD on Saturday, October 29, 2016. The meeting was organized to bring […]

Coming Up: Holiday Artists’ Market and “Festival of Trees” on November 20



On Sunday, November 20, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will open the doors to its Cokata Wiconi (“Center of Life”) teen center for a very special annual event: the Holiday Artists’ Market. For the sixth consecutive year, the nonprofit youth organization will host community artisans, craftspeople, chefs and bakers as they make their wares available to the public in festive […]

Fire along the Missouri River



BIA Fire crews set blaze to a brush pile of branches and dead timber in a controlled burn near the Warren LeBeau residence along the Missouri River in late October.

Coalition launches Task Force to increase homeownership opportunities for Native American Veterans



During the last week in October, the South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition announced the formation of a new committee that will work to increase access to homeownership resources for Native American veterans. The committee will be co-chaired by Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Larry Zimmerman, and Manaja Hill, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Veteran Service Officer. […]

Sampson receives 30 months for mailing threatening letters and failure to register as a sex offender



A 41 year old Eagle Butte man was sentenced to 30 months in custody for mailing threatening letters and failure to register as a sex offender. Gaylen Paul Sampson, also known as Thurman Paul Sampson was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on October 24, 2016. Sampson received 30 months for each conviction, and will serve the time […]


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