Body of missing Tribal member recovered from deep snow

Volunteers and Family members recover body of missing tribal member after exhaustive month long search

On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, the body of Tom T. Traversie was found following a month long search for the 29 year old. In early January, Traversie of White Horse, had gone missing southwest of White Horse along the On the Tree road during a snow storm. Within 48 hours the body of 23 year-old Megan High Bear, of Eagle […]

Two men sentenced in July robbery of Eagle Stop



An 18 year old Eagle Butte man and a 20 year old Ogden, Utah man were sentenced last Monday for the July 2 robbery of the Eagle Stop convenience store in Eagle Butte.  Dominic Houston of Eagle Butte was sentenced to 46 months in prison for his role in the robbery.  Ryker Talbot received an 84 month sentence. Both men […]

CRST radio station closer to reality



The CRST owned FM radio station took a major step closer to reality as the studio building was delivered to Eagle Butte on Tuesday afternoon. The studio is located north of the BIA Fire Hall on Main Street. The building will be placed on it’s foundation on Wednesday. (Photo by Ross DuBray/West River Eagle)

Santa’s sleigh found



Santa’s sleigh found Juell Twite found Santa’s Sleigh which had been missing since before Christmas. The sleigh had been buried under some snow and ice and after some digging it was found. It was hidden by Bear Necessities.

CRST, Dewey and Ziebach Counties eligible for FEMA relief



South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard announced last week that 24 South Dakota counties and two tribes may receive federal funding assistance to help recover from a late December storm that did more than $9.1 million in damage to public property.  The public assistance is made available through a Presidential Disaster Declaration signed Wednesday by President Trump. Included in the declaration […]

Go to D.C. for free and become eligible for a $10,000 scholarship



Moreau-Grand Electric will send one teenager to Washington, D.C., June 8-15, 2017, for the 2017 Rural Electric Youth Tour. The Moreau-Grand Electric representative on the tour will team up with more than 1,500 other teens from across the nation. All expenses associated with the tour – airfare, lodging, transportation in Washington, meals and admittance to various activities – are paid […]

60 Second Video Contest



 Area youth don’t miss your chance to win one of six, $80 cash prizes in the Canli Coalition 60 Second Video Contest and a community screening of your winning video.  Youth ages 12 – 18 who live on or attend school on the Cheyenne River Reservation are encouraged to create their own unique video between 60 seconds up to 2 […]

Eagle Butte woman charged with two counts of assault



On January 19, 2017. Rheta Haskell, also known as Rheta Miner, 37 of Eagle Butte was indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.  Miner appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 30, 2017, and pled not guilty to the charges.  The maximum penalty upon conviction […]

Eagle Butte man charged with assaulting federal officer



United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing, and Impeding a Federal Officer.  Thomas James Shan Looking Horse, a/k/a TJ. Shan Looking Horse, age 31, was indicted on January 19, 2017. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January […]

Health Department says a third of South Dakota’s kids overweight or obese



Almost one-third of South Dakota’s kids and teens are overweight or obese, according to a new state health report. The 2015-2016 School Height and Weight Report found 16.1 percent of South Dakota’s 5-19 year olds were obese and another 16 percent were overweight. That compares to 16.0 percent obese and 16.2 percent overweight in 2014-2015. “It’s good news that the […]


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