South Dakota’s vehicle fatality rate again among lowest in nation



PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota had the nation’s fourth lowest motor vehicle fatality rate in 2016, according to a national organization.  The National Safety Council says in its annual report released this week that the number of motor-vehicle deaths in the United States during 2016 totaled 40,200, an increase of 6 percent. But South Dakota’s 116 traffic fatalities was a […]

Migrating geese



A flock of Canadian Geese wade around a small slough created by melting snow on Monday morning along Highway 212 east of Eagle Butte. Canada Geese along with Snow Geese have been reported across the state migrating in large numbers one month ahead of the first official day of spring, which is March 20.  (Photo by Ross DuBray)

We got spirit, yes we do…how about you?



Six-year old Gabriella “Gabby” Roybal daughter of Alvino and Lizette Roybal shows her school spirit as she cheers with the C-EB Spirit Squad prior to the start of the girls varsity basketball game on Friday night at the C-EB High School Gym. (Photo by Ross DuBray)

Callies to provide care at Family Health Center in Eagle Butte



(EAGLE BUTTE, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Dannica Callies, DNP, as the newest provider at Family Health Center of Eagle Butte. Callies will be availa-ble for acute care appointments to serve your urgent medical needs; however, patients may find that their appointments with her are a bit different than what they are accustomed to. […]

This is how I picture it

Repealing the Endangered Species Act a bad idea

Anti-environment. That one phrase can definitely sum up the Trump Administration and the GOP controlling congress when it comes to the environment. In just one month’s time, the two entities have laid waste to a number of environmental regulations set in place by former President Obama. Last Thursday, Trump signed legislation that overturns the Stream Protection Rule, a regulation that […]

At the heart of it

Detachment, with love

This week has been wrought with many emotional lessons, and I am not sure I know how to apply all of them, but one lesson that I learned and liked most is this idea of detachment.  Detachment, according to the Betty Ford Foundation is choosing to allow others to learn from their mistakes.  We can detach in many ways, two […]

Don’t squat with your spurs on



Before indoor plumbing was introduced in this country, everyone had a little house built out back of the living quarters. They come in all sizes. Some were the size of a phone booth, some were double wide, or could even be triple the size. Most of them were made of lumber with a floor and workbench. Some might be covered […]

South Dakota Lawmakers at work

District 28A Report

Things are getting busier in Pierre with all the bills being submitted and Crossover day coming up on Wednesday. Big things this week include C.O.O.L. coming through Senate State Affairs, Constitutional Carry making it through House State Affairs, and HCR 1008 making it through Health and Human Services. Both Ag and Natural Resource and Transportation committees were a little slower […]

Nature and Nurture essential in teen brain development



When our children are toddlers, we anticipate their curiosity. We latch cabinet doors, plug up outlets, block off stairs.  When our children are in elementary school, we establish curfews, limits to how far they can ride their bikes, and how long they can stay at a friend’s house.  As they enter the teen years, many parents/guardians loosen the rules and […]

Dupree Community comes together to celebrate Valentine’s Day



On Sunday, February 12 the Sioux YMCA, in partnership with the Dupree Lakota Community Board, hosted a Valentine’s Day Party at the Y.  Though originally scheduled for Saturday, more than 60 commnity members, staff, volunteers and families turned out to enjoy the festivities.  Balloons, pompoms and heart-shaped decorations hung from every corner and sat on every table. Family friendly crafts […]


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