CRST declares tribal disaster after several storms ravage the area


On the morning of July 4, as the sun rose with the heat, Alan Ganje jumped out of his truck and slammed the door. He stommped over the fence and began to fix the casing for the drinker, which was ripped open by the winds of the storm that hit around midnight. Ganje said he had never seen that kind […]

Steakhouse09 another labor of love


Milawegahawin means broken knife, said Cheryl DuPris of her Lakota name. A fiitting name for a cook, she said. DuPris is the owner of the new Steakhouse09 restaurant, which will host its grand opening Hometown Days weekend. The restaurant is what DuPris calls a labor of love, and could not have happened without the work she put into to her […]

Eagle Butte community blood drive

The United Blood Services Eagle Butte Community Blood Drive will take place Tuesday, July 24 from 3 pm to 6 pm at the Landmark Hall in downtown Eagle Butte. Appointments can be scheduled online at www.bloodhero.com with sponsor code: eaglebutte.  To schedule an appointment you may call Lorraine Brotsky at 605-964-4932 or 1-877-827-4376. Blood donors will be entered to win […]

Cheyenne-Eagle Butte High School fall sports meeting

Cheyenne-Eagle Butte High School will begin practices for fall athletics and activities in August. All students that plan to participate in any South Dakota High School Activities Association sponsored sports must have a current physical (2018-19) and concussion form on file in the athletic/activities office prior to participating in the first practice. Forms are available at the C-EB High School […]

Cheyenne River Youth Project produces RedCan documentary films

EAGLE BUTTE, SD (July 16, 2018) — The fourth annual RedCan invitational graffiti jam is now in the books, and the Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that its media production team is hard at work on a full RedCan 2018 documentary film. In the weeks leading up to its mid- to late August release, CRYP will be sharing a […]

Native POP returns for the 6th year with art, fashion and film

Native POP: People of the Plains – A Gathering of Arts and Culture is a one-day, juried Native American fine art market featuring original work by established and emerging Native visual artists focusing on Great Plains culture. This is the sixth year for the free and family-friendly annual event that will take place on Saturday, July 21 from 9am-8pm at Main Street […]

Black Hills FCU Set To Kick Off 22nd Annual School Supply Drive

RAPID CITY, S.D., July 12, 2018 –  Back-to-school season is right around the corner and Black Hills Federal Credit Union is gearing up for their 22nd Annual School Supply Drive, set to start this Wednesday. The credit union, as well as many area businesses and individuals, will spend the next month collecting and sorting thousands of binders, pens, pencils, notebooks and more […]

Writer responds…

In reference to the letter by Jessica Four Bear in the July fifth edition of the West River Eagle: Although I agree with some of it, most of the statements in that letter are not correct in the way Jessica sees it. The Tribe has an Organizational Chart that must be followed. At the top of the Chart are the […]

“No matter where you go, there you are”


Walking through the pines of Rocky Mountain National Park on the last day of a 5 -day camping trip, the one thought that kept creeping into mind was to hold on to these moments and the sense of awe, calm, and challenge inspired by the steep slopes, the cold rain, and the impending fog through which the sun pierced, glinting […]

Op/Ed:The challenge of economic growth and development on CRST reservation


Economic stimulation on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (CRST) reservation is widely premised on the assumption that our tribal government has the wherewithal to institute economic growth in our communities and throughout our reservation with tribal funds, an economic growth and development formula and intellect. Conversations rarely include acknowledgement and comprehensive discussions of the basic foundations and the framework required […]


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