Cheyenne River Youth Project to host Christmas parties for children and teens this Thursday and Friday, December 7-8

It’s not too late to adopt a “Dear Santa” letter, and help bring Santa Claus to more than 1,500 children this Christmas season! More than 300 letters still need homes. This week, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will host its annual Christmas parties at The Main youth center and the Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) teen center in Eagle Butte, […]

SD Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Zimmerman Column

CHRISTMAS PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE As the holiday season approaches, let us not forget we have thousands of U.S. service members that are still in harm’s way and deployed away from friends and family. While we often feel we have enough on our hands just taking care of ourselves; reaching out and helping someone else can really change a person’s […]

Letter to the Editor: A Sister’s farewell

I am submitting this as a farewell to EB. Sr. Katherine To the people on the Cheyenne River, I am bidding my farewell, as I will be leaving Eagle Butte this Sunday for Philadelphia. After five years among you, and all of a sudden it hit me that I will be leaving behind a history of religious presence that has […]

Financial/Credit Matters… Obtaining copies of credit reports/scores

Q: I want to get copies of my credit reports as well as my credit score. I’ve heard that credit reports are supposed to be free, but I don’t know how to go about getting copies of them. You are wise to want to view your credit reports. Whether we like it or not, credit reports have become a central […]

Keeping Connected… Razer Phone competes with quality & price

For a long time now, the largest cell phone companies have been Apple, with their iPhone line, and the many different companies that all use Android. Samsung, LG, HTC, OnePlus, and Google Pixel are just a few of the numerous companies who all utilize the Android operating system. However, recently, a new company has announced its entry into the mobile […]

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley… Valley Clergy Unite “Evil must be stopped,” warns Pinrod

Every fifth Friday of the month, which generally comes around about four times most years, the clergy of the Valley would gather together for lunch. Over time, the gathering came to be known as the Ministerial Alliance of Lennox Valley. To outsiders, meaning just about anyone who doesn’t work for one of the Valley churches, the words “Ministerial Alliance” bring […]

At the heart of it… Let the revolution of unity begin with us

People dedicate their lifetimes to change. Some people do it willingly and others have no choice. Psychologists, sociologists, political scientists, neurologists, and writers all study the nature of change in humanity. As a parent, friend, relative, teacher and writer, I try to figure out how to affect change in myself, my children, my family, my students, the reading public. Each […]

Randolph’s Corner

Safety in the driver’s seat essential on life’s roads — literally and metaphorically Automobile collisions with deer and other wildlife are hitting their stride, so to speak, with the months of October to December garnering the highest types of these claims, according to one major car insurance company. South Dakota has ranked fifth in the Nation according to State Farm […]

Federal court rules in favor of the tribes

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled in favor of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in an ongoing lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers and Energy Transfer Partners regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ordered Energy Transfer Partners to submit bi-monthly safety reports about the status of […]


Regional Choir to present Christmas Cantata in Eagle Butte In a long-standing Christmas tradition, the Regional Community Choir will present O Little Town of Bethlehem, the 2017 Christmas Cantata on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9-10. An additional performance has been added this year. On Saturday afternoon at 12:15 p.m., the group will sing at the Medicine Wheel Village in Eagle Butte. Community […]

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