Keeping connected… Top Tech Gifts of the Season


With Thanksgiving out of the way and the holiday season officially here, now is the time many people go and complete their holiday shopping, and it is almost guaranteed in today’s times that there is at least one person on your holiday shopping list who wants a tech gift. I’m here to help with that, and have provided a list […]

Looking for a home for items found

To the West River Eagle Readers: I found two (2) Marine Corps Recruit Depot Bootcamp annuals and would like to return them to the owners. The first one was found at the CRST Landfill in Eagle Butte in 2010 and it’s from Platoons 3105, 3106 and 3107 February 15, 1994 to April 29, 1994. The second one was found at […]

U.S. Senate needs to take action now

By John Mengenhausen, CEO, Horizon Health Care, Inc., Howard As a community health center across South Dakota, Horizon Health Care is committed to advancing our mission of providing quality and affordable health care to all South Dakotans, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. We provide health care services to people in communities large and small, especially targeting […]

At the heart of it


The wonderland of words One issue I have communication is the responsibility that we each have as both the source of information and the receiver of information. Too often I think we place all the responsibility on one or the other and fail to acknowledge the responsibility of both. As a writer and teacher, I am fully responsible for the […]

Letter to the Editor: Mold in schools is a major health concern

Hi, my name is Stevie Pesicka. I am a former employee of the Cheyenne-Eagle Butte School system. I would like to inform all parents, grandparents and guardians that the school, mostly the primary side is FULL of mold. Other areas  may include portions of the school where there have been leaks from rain and snow. I am so concerned for […]

South Dakota receives support from the National Governors Association, and the Education and Business Communities in national fight for tax fairness

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty J. Jackley is pleased to announce that the National Governors Association and the education and business communities have filed “friend of the court” briefs in support of South Dakota’s petition to the United States Supreme Court on tax fairness. “The National Governors Association, educational leaders, and the business community have joined South Dakota in […]

CRST gives back to children with free movie passes


The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe provided free movie passes for children to use at the 7th Generation Cinema in Eagle Butte over the Thanksgiving weekend. The movie passes included free admission for children up to 18-years old and a free combo of a small popcorn and soda. The movies shown over the weekend were the blockbusters Coco and The Justice […]

CRST Tribal vehicles vandalized


Two Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal vehicles were vandalized over a 48-hours period. The CRST Title 1 passenger side rear window was shattered. A police report was filed when the damage was discovered on Monday morning, November 27. On Tuesday morning, November 28, the CRST Mail Room vehicle was also found damaged, with both its front driver and passenger side windows […]

Snow Queen candidates prepare for Dec. 3 competition


The Eagle Butte Snow Queen will be held December 3, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at the Cheyenne Eagle Butte Auditorium.    There are four girls that are competing for Miss Eagle Butte.   They are Constance Smith, Dominique Miner, Serena Eagle and Ahanni Knight.   There are three girls competing this year for Jr. Miss Eagle Butte. They are Bianca Knight, Brooklyn Harrison […]

CRYP van vandalized; reward offered for information leading to an arrest


In the early morning hours of Saturday, November 25, the rear windshield of a van belonging to the Cheyenne River Youth Project was shot out by a suspected male using what appears to be a hand held weapon. Security camera footage of the incident captured a young man walking by the CRYP Teen Center at 12:22 a.m. At approximately 1:49 […]


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