CRST and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hold infrastructure Tribal Consultation Friday January 13



On Friday, January 13 representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will be holding a Tribal Consultation concerning the development of infrastructure on tribal land with CRST Chairman Frazier in a formal meeting, said CRST Intergovernmental Affairs spokesperson Remi Bald Eagle.  According to the Bureau of Indian Affairs website, the consultations are not open to the public. CRST […]

Bourland steps down as Cheyenne River BIA Agency Superintendent



Greg Bourland, who has served as the BIA Superintendent for the Cheyenne River Agency has stepped down and has accepted a position with the Regional Office in Aberdeen. Bourland started as the new Deputy Regional Officer for Trust Services on Monday, January 8. Bourland has served as the Agency Superintendent for the past eight years and was the BIA Realty […]

Search for Traversie continues despite freezing temperatures, short days and high drifts



The search for Tom T. Traversie, Jr. of Eagle Butte continues north of On the Tree Road, between Highway 63 and White Horse.  Traversie and Megan High Bear, age 23, also of Eagle Butte, were stranded New Year’s Day with another passenger who walked to get help.  When help arrived on Monday January 2, High Bear was found to have […]

Gov. Daugaard requests FEMA preliminary damage assessment for Christmas Day Storm



Gov. Dennis Daugaard has requested FEMA join state and local officials in a review of damage done to public property in 24 counties and on four tribal reservations during the recent Christmas Day storm.  The process is called a Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA).  The state Office of Emergency Management made the request to FEMA Monday.  Blizzard conditions, high winds and […]

CRST Emergency Command Center



The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has established an Emergency Command Center. Calls and addressing the needs of the members are taking on a priority basis.  The call center phone numbers are: 1-605-964-7812 (7808, 7809, 7810, 7813, 7814, and 7816).  The shelter locations are: Takini- School,  Red Scaffold-#640 CRHA House,  Dupree-Multi Purpose Building,  White Horse-Community Building,  Laplante-Tiospaye Topa School,  Cherry Creek-Nutrition/Youth […]

Santa Claus brings Christmas to more than 1,300 Children



It takes more than a Christmas blizzard to stop the Cheyenne River Youth Project. Despite subzero temperatures, howling winter winds and mountainous snow drifts, the nonprofit youth organization still managed to bring Santa Claus to more than 1,300 excited children across South Dakota’s Cheyenne River Lakota reservation this year. As always, volunteers from around the country and Europe converged on […]

South Dakota traffic fatalities in 2016 near record low

Lack of seatbelt use significant cause in most deaths

South Dakota’s 115 traffic fatalities in 2016 are expected to be the lowest since 2011 and second lowest since 1960.  Official numbers are not expected for several weeks, but the final number is not expected to dramatically change.  The 2016 total represents a noteworthy 14.2 percent decrease from the 134 fatalities reported in 2015.  “South Dakota is a national leader […]

Amazon to start collecting taxes from online South Dakota shoppers



For years, South Dakota internet shoppers have enjoyed the bargains Amazon.com has offered along with tax-free purchases, but that will change February 1.  Governor Dennis Daugaard announced on Tuesday during his State of the State address that Amazon will start collecting sales tax on purchases beginning February 1. The state will beginning receiving the tax money in late March.

Fall 2016 Honor Students of the United Tribes Technical College



Jayde E. Bettelyoun, Marlene E. Cook, Kali J. Hale, and Tiffany D. Shaving.  These individuals made the President’s List by earning a GPA of 3.5 – 4.0

Eagle Butte man sentenced for assaulting partner



Darrell Clown, 49 of Eagle Butte received a sentence of 37 months in federal custody on December 19, after having pled guilty on September 27 for Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury.  Clown appeared before by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange and received the threeyear senctence along with two years of Supervised Release, and ordered to pay a special […]


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