Santa visits Head Start

Santa Claus made a stop at the Eagle Butte Headstart center for a little visit with students. Pictured is Headstart Classroom 4C with Teacher Betsy Ducheneaux and Teacher Aide. Fain IB, – Back L to R Piper Jewett, Lennox Mike, Kazmira Runs After, Layla Baker, Santa Gilbert Lynn, Kaden Jones, and Kristopher Weasel. Front L to R, Jail Pay Pay, […]

Fischer graduates from BHSU

More than 200 candidates for graduation were recognized during the 172nd Black Hills State University commencement ceremony held on Saturday, December 10 at the Young Center in Spearfish. Among the graduates, Courtney Marie Fischer of Parade, received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Courtney is a 2012 graduate of Cheyenne Eagle Butte High School and is the daughter of […]

Lakota Nation Invitational kicks off Wednesday marking 40th year

The Lakota Nation Invitational (LNI) kicks off this week as the tournament celebrates 40 years. What began as a basketball tournament has turned into so much more for native youth across the Dakotas and neighboring states, as several non-athletic competitions have been introduced over the years. Along with the basketball tournaments, the LNI art show is a very popular venue […]

“I solemnly swear”

CRST Chief Judge Brenda Claymore administers the oath of office for the incoming CRST council representatives last Tuesday at the Cheyenne River Motel Conference Room. Pictured left to right are District 5 representative Ryman LeBeau, District 6 representative Wade “Tater” Ward, District 4 representative James “Jim” Pearman, District 1 representative Bryce In the Woods, District 2 representative Ted “Buddy” Knife […]

Know what you are really giving the youth this Christmas…

With holiday shopping in full swing, parents and adults need to be aware of subtle messages some gifts provide to the youth in their lives that can affect their overall health and wellbeing.  One of those messages is tobacco use in video games.  Yes, that’s right; tobacco use both smoking and chewing is featured in many popular video games. Some […]

Highway Patrol cracking down on seatbelt violators

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol has reinforced its efforts to encourage more motorists to wear their seatbelts. When conducting a traffic stop, Highway Patrol troopers will issue a seatbelt citation to all unrestrained occupants in accordance with state law and in addition to enforcement action on the primary traffic violation. The new directive began Wednesday, December 7. Col. Craig Price, the […]

Arpan helped Santa and his reindeer find the sleigh

Despite the harsh weather, Mason Arpan and his mother searched high and low to help Santa recover his sleigh. Mason was one happy camper with his gifts that he received from the sponsors of this hunt.  Mason and his mother Jonni Arpan search for the sleigh every year, as it is their tradition.

Lower sales tax collections lead to lean state budget proposal

 Governor Dennis Daugaard presented a lean budget proposal to legislators on Tuesday, holding the line on spending due to sales tax collections that are projected to be lower than expected.  The $1.62 billion general fund budget for fiscal year 2018 includes 1 percent increases for education, health care providers and state employees. The budget includes about $20 million in general […]

Open letter to all water protectors

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s Expression of Gratitude and Support for All Water Protectors

Dear Water Protectors: Wopila tanka!  Thank you, thank you so much for your hard work, your dedication, your courage, and your commitment. This struggle has brought together the people of the Great Sioux Nation, other tribes, and our non-native allies from around the world to join with us to defend our water, our treaty lands, and our sacred sites.  This […]

An overview of the fiscal year 2018 budget proposal

The week of the annual Budget Address is always a busy time in the Capitol Building, and this year is no exception. The halls are filled with Christmas trees and with hundreds of visitors who come to see them. We also welcome newly-elected legislators, incumbents, and those whose legislative service is ending, to discuss the state budget for the upcoming […]

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