Emergency managers say Invincible we are not, cautious we must be



On December 8, the West River Eagle ran a story providing readers with information about how to prepare for the winter months in the their homes and while traveling.  In light of recent events in which individuals have died or been seriously injured as a result of exposure or traveling when advised not to, we have decided to provide the […]

CRST law enforcement stresses caution and safety in cold weather; continues search and rescue for missing person



One young Eagle Butte woman died, and one young man was reported missing after their vehicle became stranded Sunday several miles north of On The Tree Road between HIghway 63 and White Horse.  A third individual, whose name was not released by CRST law enforcement, walked to get help, but by the time rescuers arrived, they were too late to […]

2016 Canli Coalition Coloring Contest winners announced



The Canli Coalition of Cheyenne River is excited to announce the winners of the 2016 Coloring Contest. Over 270 youth from pre-school through sixth grade participated in the event by coloring a picture and writing captions about what they thought a youth in a car being approached by a cigarette were saying about smoking.   The youth did amazing work and […]

Dewey County Commissioners declare disaster at Special Meeting



At a special meeting held on December 29, 2016, the Dewey County Commissioners passed a resolution, declaring a disaster after last week’s Christmas Day Storm Europa brought freezing rains, snow and high winds to the area causing extensive damage to Moreau Grand Electric’s power lines leaving a large coverage area without electricity. The resolution stated that Moreau Grand has incurred […]

Clown sentenced for Distribution of Meth



United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Dupree, South Dakota, man convicted of Distribution of a Controlled Substance was sentenced on December 19, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Ptan Clown, also known as  P’tan Hoksila Clown, was sentenced to eight months in custody for the distribution of methamphetamine, three years of supervised release, a $1,000 […]

Marshall charged with Burglary



Joseph Marshall, 37 of Eagle Butte was indicted on December 14, 2016 by a federal grand jury for Third Degree Burglary. Marshall appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on December 20, 2016, and pled not guilty to the charge. The Indictment alleges that on May 18, 2016, Marshall unlawfully broke into the Ranch House Café in Dupree with […]

Lofton receives 6 1/2 years for Conspiracy to Distribute Meth



On December 19, 2016 Robert Earlwin Lofton, Jr. aka Blue, 35 of Eagle Butte was sentenced to 78 months in federal custody for Conspiracy to Distribute Meth. Lofton was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 13, 2016 and pled guilty on September 27, 2016. Along with the prison time, Lofton will be on supervised release for five years […]

Basketball games rescheduled



Due to the weather the following C-EB basketball games have been rescheduled. The East/West Classic game scheduled between Belle Fourche and the C-EB boys has been moved to February 16 in Belle Fourche. The boys game against Crow Creek, scheduled for January 3 has been moved to January 26 in Stephan. The December 27 girls game against Bennett County has […]

Eagle Butte Christmas Light Contest Winners



Winners of the “Twas the Lights Before Christmas” light contest were 1st Place Connie Cross and 2nd Place Teresa Jeffrey. Cross won a $100 Gift Certificate from Moreau Grand and Jeffrey won a $25 gift certificate from D&R Propane and and a gift bag from the West River Eagle.

At the heart of it

Millennials suck: blame their parents

        As a parent of two Millennial teenagers, I can tell you that when I heard from an interview posted on Facebook with Professor Simon Sinek, Columbia University, that the number one reason my daughters and their generation are narcisistic, unfocused, lazy, and entitled, is because of failed parenting strategies, I was offended.  Add to that assertion the […]


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