SD High School Hall of Fame honors CRST and Pine Ridge Lakota Ballers at 2017 Hall of Fame Induction



The South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame inducted 13 basketball players who excelled in the sport during their high school careers in South Dakota – two of those honored were three-time first-team all-state player Donna Muir, C-EB class of 1978, and 1987 Pine Ridge Coach Jesse Mendoza with his 1987 State Champion team, the Pine Ridge Thorpes. Mendoza […]

CRST committed to fighting DAPL in court



On Monday, March 27, CRST Chairman Harold Frazier announced that the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is undettered in the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), despite the fact that Energy Transfer Partners, the corporation behind DAPL, announced in a court filing that oil is now flowing in the pipeline which crosses the Missouri River. Frazier explained the Tribe’s position: […]

City of Eagle Butte to request additional funds to complete water project



 City of Eagle Butte moved to request additional funding from the South Dakota Department of Environment and  Natural Resources at the March regular meeting held last Tuesday night. Many of the topics on the agenda were tabled for a special meeting to be held on March 30, 2017. Kathy Fischer was present to discuss a possible land transfer between her […]

Sure sign of spring



An American Robin searches for food in a downtown Eagle Butte yard among blades of green grass that are shooting up between old leaves as warmer temperatures welcome in the first week of spring. (Photo by Ross DuBray)

Third Annual Research Symposium for Cheyenne River to be held April 11



The 3rd Annual Cheyenne River Research Symposium Researching, Restoring & Rebuilding Our Oyate for a Longer Life is scheduled for Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in Eagle Butte at the Cheyenne River Youth Center (this is a location change from previously announced).  This year the symposium has expanded and there is a symposium tract for adults and one for high school […]

Cass sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Meth



Jordan Paul Cass, age 31, was sentenced to eight months in custody and three years probation for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance. Cass was ordered to also pay a  $500 fine, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100. Cass was sentenced on March 7, 2017 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. […]

Cass sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Meth



Jordan Paul Cass, age 31, was sentenced to eight months in custody and three years probation for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance. Cass was ordered to also pay a  $500 fine, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100. Cass was sentenced on March 7, 2017 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. […]

This is how I picture it



After the shut down of the City Package Liquor store a year and a half ago, the City of Eagle Butte has experienced a very tight budget crunch which has forced them to keep a close eye on all expenditures. Every year, municipalities are required to provide to their water users a drinking water report. Publication of the report can […]

At the heart of it

Getting Ready for the Whirlwind

Summer time is rushing headlong into view, and Spring is teasing us out of winter. Students try to focus on the work while warm breezes tickle their fancy.  Teachers try to grade and teach, staying off dreams of summer’s unique kind of silence.  Parents of soon-to-be graduates work fervently to plan for ceremonies that will land like a title wave […]

Randolph’s Corner

From March Madness to national issues, all you can do is be the best you can be

March Madness continues to shine and with questionable seeding for some teams the closeness of the perceived best college teams in the land can bring exhilaration or the heart breaker final shot by the opposing team.  Seeing more role models for Native youth with Ho-Chunk tribal member Koenig for Wisconsin and Derek Willis Shoshone –Arapaho from Wyoming playing for perennial […]


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