Veterans receive one-stop assistance at annual Veterans Stand-down


The Veterans Stand-Down took place Friday, June 22, 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Veterans Services Center  (VSC) in Eagle Butte, said CRST Veterans Service Officer Robert Dunsmore. Dunsmore worked with several other organizations from across the state to provide health, surplus items, occupational counseling, suicide prevention and other needs veterans may have after returning from service. Pate Hutson, […]

2 million gallon water tank to be installed


Tri-County Mni Waste Water Company began construction on a 2-million gallon elevated water storage tank in Eagle Butte. Last week, crews poured concrete and began the foundation for the water tank, which will be located at the corner of Highway 212 and Golf Course Road. According to Erp Fischer, company director, construction will take 18 months to complete. “A water […]

Bell tower erected at Emmanuel Episcopal Church


On June 12, the bell tower of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in White Horse was raised and the bell rung for all to hear. According to Richard Miner, a group of volunteers from White Horse and the St. Martin’s Episcopal Church out of North Dakota worked together for two days to complete the project. “With their help, and with the […]

Simply Smiles, Inc. signs 99-year land lease on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation

LA PLANT, SD (June 15, 2018) — Simply Smiles, Inc, the Connecticut-based not-for-profit organization, has leased an 8.04-acre parcel of land in La Plant, South Dakota on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation from the Dakota Association of the United Church of Christ for a term of 99 years. “Simply Smiles began our efforts on the Cheyenne River Reservation with […]

Cheyenne River Youth Projects welcomes Frank Waln, Mylo Smith Jr., Rolling Rez Arts and more to REDCAN 2018

Fourth annual invitational graffiti jam is scheduled for June 28-30; all the latest news updates are available at www.lakotayouth.org/redcan. EAGLE BUTTE, SD (June 18, 2018) — In just 10 days, the Cheyenne River Youth Project in Eagle Butte will once again host its annual RedCan invitational graffiti jam, a three-day celebration of art and culture. This innovative event, the first […]

OPIOID CRISIS UPDATE: Men make federal appearances for heroin and fentanyl charges

SIOUX FALLS, SD – In the ongoing coordinated law enforcement effort to combat the opioid crisis in South Dakota, United States Attorney Ron Parsons announces that two more individuals have been indicted by a federal grand jury and made their initial appearances before federal magistrate judge Veronica L. Duffy on heroin- and fentanyl-related charges. Andy Ontiveros, age 38, of South […]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day celebrated June 15


South Dakota District U.S. Attorney Ron Parsons released a statement about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which was on June 15, 2018.  “Communities around the world are focusing on the abuse, fraud, neglect, and schemes perpetrated against older individuals. As South Dakota’s United States Attorney, I take very seriously the role of our office in protecting older South Dakotans,” Parsons […]

Dupree SDRA Results

Bareback Contestant Score Amount Paid 1. Andrew Hall – Wagner, SD 68 $281.30 2. Melvin Cummings – Parade, SD 67 $168.78 3. Delane German – Peever, SD 60 $112.52 Barrel Racing Contestant Score Amount Paid 1. Makayla Kroeplin – Highmore, SD 18.41 $573.85 2. Heather Bosse – Cogswell, ND 18.72 $474.91 3. Brandee Wardell – Buffalo, SD 18.73 $375.97 4. […]

McLaughlin SDRA Results

Bareback Contestant Score Amount Paid 1. Nick Schwedhelm – Ft. Calhoun, NE 68 $640.20 Barrel Racing Contestant Score Amount Paid 1. Kailee Webb – Isabel, SD 17.30 $646.99 2. Krystal Dorsey – Isabel, SD 17.45 $565.44 3. Heather Bosse – Cogswell, ND 17.90 $423.89 4. Jackie Schau – Almont, NE 17.97 $312.34 5. Makayla Kroeplin – Highmore, SD 17.99 $209.79 […]

Elder of the Week

Name:  Manny Iron Hawk From: Red Scaffold (Wichagnakapi Sha) Age: 60 Thoka Akanksha miye yelo. Maspegnaka thiospaye owapha. Unphan Gleska thiospaye. Hokowozu Titunwan Ocheti Sakowin ematanhan. As Lakota we should remember how to identify ourselves when we introduce ourselves to others. Howuzo is my band. Tituwan is a council fire, one of the seven council fires of the Ocheti Sakowin […]


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