Ax new fight emerges against DAPL and KXL

In a series of events unfolding last week and this week, the Trump administration, the Army Corps of Engineers, and a Washington D.C. federal court judge have reversed the planned Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and approved the easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), according to the Cheyenne-River Sioux Tribe’s Chairman’s office.  The EIS is needed to assess impacts of […]

Eagle Butte City Council hires new attorneys

The Eagle Butte City Council hired new legal counsel at the February regular meeting last Wednesday night. Eric and Cheryl Bogue of Bogue and Bogue Law Office out of Faith have been hired to represent the city with their legal affairs. The council voted unanimously to hire the firm, which went into immediate effect, following an executive session. Kathy Fischer, […]

Tri-County Water/MNI WASTE to hold annual meeting

The Tri-County Water/Mni Waste Company will hold it’s annual meeting on February 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. MST. The meeting will be held at the All-Saints Catholic Church in Eagle Butte.  A meal will be served beginning at 6:00 p.m. With the business meeting to follow.

Snow flies in Ridgeview as a snow blower operator cuts threw the drifts along Highway 212. Temperatures are expected to stay in the upper 40’s, possibly 50’s over the next 10 days, melting more snow across the area.

It’s not just about the Prom: support Passion for Fashion

A month remains to support the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s 2017 Passion for Fashion event, which is scheduled for 1-6 p.m. on Saturday, March 25 at CRYP’s Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) teen center. The nonprofit youth project is asking its friends and supporters to make an in-kind or financial contribution so it can make sure Cheyenne River’s young women […]

Dakota Access Pipeline resolution shut down

PIERRE — The South Dakota Senate won’t get a chance to debate the merits of a concurrent resolution calling for the protection of Missouri River water from the Dakota Access Pipeline. The measure, SCR10, was defeated Wednesday in the Senate State Affairs Committee meeting. Concurrent resolutions don’t have the weight of law but rather express the Legislature’s concern about a […]

Five Eagle Butte residents sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Meth

Five individuals from Eagle Butte were sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Meth. The sentences handed down by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange, ranged three years to 13 years.  37-year-old Kristina Rae Lofton, received the longest sentence of 132 months including five years probation. Lofton pled guilty on November 8, 2016, and was sentenced on January 30, 2017,  Robert Lofton, […]

Governor signs HB 57

District 28A Representative Oren Lesmeister of Eagle Butte and District 28 Senator Ryan Maher of Isabel, along with Barry LeBeau watch South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard sign House Bill 57 into law. The bill introduced by the two legislators authorizes the Medicine Wheel Village in Eagle Butte to operate as a nursing home. The approval of the state allows the […]

Legislature may get say on nuke waste

PIERRE — With the passage of HB1071, the Legislature would have a say in whether high level nuclear waste could be processed or deposited within state boundaries. Rep. Lana Greenfield, R-Doland, said the bill was inspired by an incident in Spink County when a farmer was asked to let a company experiment on his land to see if it was […]

Dignity to appear on special license plates

PIERRE — South Dakotans will have a chance to own license plates that depict the sculpture “Dignity.” The S.D. Senate unanimously approved a bill designating the special plates on Wednesday. Speaking in favor of the legislation, Sen. Troy Heinert, D-Mission, called the sculpture that overlooks the Missouri River near Chamberlain “South Dakota’s newest landmark.” Heinert said the sculpture signifies respect […]

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