15 individuals charged for illegal trafficking of eagles



On Monday afternoon, South Dakota U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler announced 15 individuals from across South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Iowa, including two men from Eagle Butte, were indicted on charges of illegal trafficking of bald and golden eagles and other migratory birds.  62-year-old Aaron David West Sr. and son Aaron David West Jr. 33 of Eagle Butte have both been […]

Remains of missing man found near Red Scaffold



The body of an Eagle Butte man missing since last August was found on Friday, April 14 near Red Scaffold. Richard Larrabee was last seen on August 8, 2016 . In late August, Richard’s cowboy boots along with his black cap were found  near the entrance of the Hollow Horn Ranch east of Red Scaffold on BIA Route 6. A […]

Prairie Management Program to provide free trees for Arbor Day



In recognition of Arbor Day, the CRST Prairie Management Program tree service will once again be providing free of charge, tree and shrub seedlings, taking part in the annual national tradition of planting trees. This Friday on Arbor Day, the Prairie Management Program will provide three tree seedlings per person on a first come basis while supplies last. The program […]

West River Eagle office to be closed Friday



The West River Eagle will be closed Friday for staff members to attend the induction of publisher Larry Atkinson into the South Dakota Newspaper Hall of Fame at the South Dakota Newspaper Association’s annual conference. The office will be open for regular hours on Monday, May 1 at 8:30 a.m.

C-EB wacipi



Cheyenne-Eagle Butte sixth grader Tina Shields dances at Cheyenne Eagle Butte’s Annual High School Wakanyeja Yuonihanpi Wacipi, Honoring the Youth, held at the High School Gymnasium on Saturday. (Photo by Ross DuBray/West River Eagle)

C-EB teacher featured in statewide education publication



Celebrating South Dakota Teachers 2016 is a publication put out by the South Dakota Department of Education.  The publication highlights teachers across the state and the approaches they have toward teaching methodology, standards, testing, and students.  Cheyenne-Eagle Butte High School seventh grade Math Teacher Mona McClure had the honor of being one of the teachers featured in the publication.  In […]

SD participates in National Prescription Drug Take Back Program

In Eagle Butte, bring prescriptions to City Police Department

South Dakotans will have the chance to throw out unneeded prescription drugs on Saturday, April 29, as law enforcement agencies across the state participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Program.  From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., law enforcement, in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will give individuals opportunities to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their […]

At the heart of it

Communication, a two way street

Recently, I engaged in conversations about offensive language or actions.  We often navigate our interactions with the world based on what offends others or ourselves.  Many people are offended by foul language, the taking of the Lord’s name in vain, excessive peircings or racially charged rhetoric.  A friend of mine in Ohio has expressed concern that some people are so […]

Warriors claim Big Dakota Conference titles

Winner dominated the Big Dakota Conference track meet on Tuesday, winning both the boys and girls team titles. The C-EB/Takini girls finished in seventh place, picking up two individual and one relay medal. Mercedes Rust finished fifth in the long jump with a leap of 14 feet 4 inches. Rust along with Miranda Vines, Hailee Eagleman and Gabby Garrigan finished […]

C-EB Lady Golfers place third at Big Dakota



The C-EB girls golf team finished third at the Big Dakota Conference meet held in Pierre last Thursday for their second outing of the season. Honesty Eberhard led the Braves with a score of 119 over 18 holes finishing 13th.  The golfers have a busy week with a meet in Chamberlain on Monday,  Box Elder on Tuesday, and Mission on […]


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