Tribal members vote in primaries

Weeks of campaigning came to an end for some candidates Tuesday after the Primary Election, and for others, the day was a temporary pit stop before November’s General Election. Campaign signs and flyers could be seen throughout   Cheyenne River community bulletin boards and along streets. Over 75 candidates vied for various positions which included chairman-at-large, secretary-at-large, treasurer-at-large, district chairmen, […]

CRST BIA Fire Management vying for increase of number of firefighters & prevention education

Firefighting is a tough job, but someone needs to do it, because, as the nation has seen, conditions are ripe for fast -moving fires that are devouring areas of our western landscape. On the Cheyenne River Reservation, there are local volunteer fire departments located in Eagle Butte, Dupree, Timber Lake and Isabel. These departments specialize in structure fires. Also on […]

Annual ride: Wounded Knee Massacre remembered by honor riders

The 13th Annual Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run took place August 3-4. According to Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Veteran Service Officer Robert Dunsmore, 114 registered riders came from across the nation to participate in the annual ride. Various tribal nations were present as riders from the Oneida, Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk, and Navajo Nations flew their tribal flags during the ride, a […]

Tariffs serve a purpose

Tariffs are a tax levied on an impoted good. There are two types of tariffs. The “‘unit’ or specific tariff is a tax levied as a fixed charge for each unit of a good that is imported,” according to theconversation.com website. “An ‘ad valorem’ tariff is levied as a proportion of the value of imported goods.” The primary purpose of […]

USDA invests $23.1 million in rural electric infrastructure

HURON, South Dakota, August 6, 2018 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $345.5 million in 20 infrastructure projects to improve rural electric service in 14 states.  Included in this announcement are two projects for South Dakota totaling $23.1 million.    “Delivering reliable and affordable electricity to power rural America will […]

Gov. Daugaard calls on communities to engage in Suicide Prevention Month

PIERRE, S.D. – As the number of recorded suicides in the state continues to escalate, Gov. Dennis Daugaard is calling on South Dakotans to join the fight by participating in Suicide Prevention Month in September. “In 2017, 192 South Dakotans lost their lives by suicide. That’s the highest number ever reported in our state,” said Gov. Daugaard. “Suicide is preventable […]

Too many people mistaken reality for negativity: the truth sometimes hurts

June and early July brought a lot of rain, making my first gardening experience fairly easy, but the rain in the second half of July and moving into August has been more elusive. My poor garden suffered when I left for a camping trip and when I forgot to water it on several hot days. The reality is that although […]

Op/Ed: A missing vital component of the CRST poverty eradication study

A vital component in any study towards the betterment and improvement in projects of major significance should incorporate statistics. Statistical analysis profiles the relationship or value of any given subject or portion of a project. Such would be the case with Tribal Ventures Poverty Eradication Study. The Executive Summary Report is a treasure trove of data that the application of […]

Op/Ed: Principals of a free press practiced by honorable people — not enemies of the state

Once upon a time, here on CRST, I was told that as a member of the press, I was sure to get information wrong. I have been called a liar, or one who manipulates the truth. I have heard people say that we unfairly report the news by covering some events and not others. We are setting an agenda based […]

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