The Good Folks of Lennox Valley: “Silver Tongue” Dick Bland Begins His Assault

“Renderings with Raymond” was normally a labor of love for Raymond Cooper. After all, it was his “baby.” Started in 1997 as a camouflaged attempt to bolster his clandestine mayoral candidacy, the talk show drew close to half of Lennox Valley’s residents each weekday from noon until 3:00. The casual observer would think his plan had worked to perfection. With […]

At the heart of it: Between the contention of caution & reckless abandon lies peace

In junior high or early high school, I found the novel Nor Crystal Tears, by Alan Dean Foster, published in 1982. The novel exposes the reader to the Homanx Commonwealth and the Thranx, an ant-like species. AAnn, a reptilian race, are the historical enemy of the Thranx, and readers are submerged into the novel through the life of Ryo, who […]

Promise Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Promise, South Dakota man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on July 24, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Emmett Delaine Traversie, age 21, was sentenced to 57 months in custody, 3 years of supervised release, a fine of $1,000, and a mandatory special assessment […]

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Assault

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing, and Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on August 1, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Thomas James Shan Looking Horse, a/k/ T.J. Shan Looking Horse, age 28, was sentenced to 24 months in custody, 2 years of supervised […]

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact and Failure to Appear

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact and Failure to Appear was sentenced on August 9, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Luther Blue Thunder, age 36, was sentenced to a total of 128 months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, and a […]

Cemetery maintenance policy enforced


Placing flowers and benches on grave sites is a common way for people to mourn for and visit with their deceased loved ones. Recently, on social media, members of the public expressed concern about the United Eagle Butte Cemetery Association’s (UEBCA) maintenance policy for the cemetery in Eagle Butte. “For a decade, the policy was not enforced. I am just […]

CRST Vietnam soldier Orlando Silas Roach one of many honored on The Wall That Heals traveling memorial


The Wall That Heals Vietnam memorial was on display in Chamberlain, SD from August 8 to August 13. The memorial, also known as the traveling wall, is a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that is located in Washington DC. According to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund website, The Wall That Heals “provides thousands of veterans who have been […]

The CRST Health Education conduct CPR & First Aid Training

August 15, 2017 CPR Swift Bird Community (Boys & Girls Club) 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. August 17, 2017 CPR Eagle Butte Community (Fitness Center ) 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 22, 2017 First Aid Swift Bird Community (Boys & Girls Club) 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. August 23, 2017 CPR White Horse Community (Community Building) 10 a.m. to […]

Join the CRST Parade Mni Wiconi

Registration forms are available at the CRST Housing Authority Office.  The parade will be on September 4 and will begin at 10 a.m. Judging categories for floats are Most Beautiful, Most Original, Most Humorous, Western Regalia, Lakota Regalia, Best Themed Float, Wisdom Keeper, Best Rez Truck, Best Rez Car, Bikes/Four Wheelers, Youth/School Group. “Be creative, traditional, and humorous, or make […]

Recent storm a nuisance, causes electrical damage across MGE service area


Lightning danced across the sky on Tues. August 8, leaving Moreau-Grand Electric (MGE)service areas from Timber Lake to the south of Eagle Butte, and into Armstrong County without electricity for several hours said Kent Larson, MGE line superintendent. “We got everybody back on within 48 hours,” Larson said. Larson said lightning strikes can affect both overhead and underground lines, because […]


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