KXL Pipeline: preparing for worst-case scenarios requires a look at other oil leaks


The Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline project is again halted, as clarified in the decision by Federal Judge Brian Morris Friday Dec. 7, 2018. Based on collective tragic experience emergency management efforts are still underway to keep the people of Cheyenne River safe from an oil release into the Cheyenne or Missouri Rivers. TransCanada cannot continue with the preparation of pipe […]

Give yourself and your family the BEST GIFT


Consider giving yourself and your family the best gift this year by quitting smoking.  This is a gift that keeps on giving to you, your family members, friends and pets.  Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do even if you have smoked for many years.  Children and non-smoking adults benefit when a family member quits smoking because their […]

Memorial ride honors historical losses and sacrifices


Chief Big Foot’s band of Minneconjou Lakota took flight from Standing Rock Reservation to Wounded Knee in December 1890. A tragedy older than Pearl Harbor or 9/11, the Wounded Knee Masacre is a “a wound that must be addressed and remembered so it won’t fester,” according to a 2011 article in Indian Country Today. This year marks the 32nd time […]

Swiftbird Head Start completion nears


The Swiftbird Head Start location inches to completion with an early 2019 completion date. “We should be able to start school some time in 2019. Construction completion is dependent on the weather,” Geri Zorin of Head Start in Eagle Butte said. Education and classroom equipment should be moved over there once the construction is complete. An open house will be […]

Climate assessment stresses mni wiconi


Chapter 22 of the National Climate Assessment released the day after Thanksgiving this year focuses on the impact of climate change in the Great Northern Plains. Divided into five sections, the chapter presents the research results, background information, current and projected impacts on the region’s climate, economy, and people resulting from the increase in the earth’s temperature. The first section […]

SD teachers, counselors go above & beyond with certifications

PIERRE, S.D. – Five South Dakota teachers and four school counselors have earned national certifications in 2018 demonstrating advanced knowledge and skill in their professions. Teachers achieve National Board Certification through a rigorous, performance-based, peer-reviewed assessment of a teacher’s pedagogical (teaching) skills and content knowledge. The certification process takes one to three years to complete. While licensing standards set the […]

Tigers fall short to McIntosh; Lady Tigers come out on top


The boys’ game was quite the night of excitement. During the first half, Dupree was ahead and then McIntosh just kept creeping up the score until they were going shot for shot. By the fourth quarter, three of Dupree’s players, which they have only seven this year, had fouled out and a fourth had been cut in the lip quite […]

2018 NFR Results

World Standings All Around Name City Earnings 1. Trevor Brazile Decatur, TX $335,679.98 2. Tuf Cooper Decatur, TX $310,357.01 3. Rhen Richard Roosevelt, UT $274,723.97 4. Steven Dent Mullen, NE $254,320.54 5. Ryle Smith Oakdale, CA $203,408.52 6. Curtis Cassidy Donalda, AB $175,583.21 Bareback Riding Name City Earnings 1. Tim O’Connell Zwingle, IA $319,801.18 2. Steven Dent Mullen, NE $254,733.99 […]

“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall. . .”


Never Cry Wolf, by Farley Mowat was published in 1963. Environmentalist and Activist Mowat describes how he drank enough water to allow himself to pee at each spot the wolf he was observing had peed to show his understanding of the boundaries between his camp and the camp in which the wolf pack lived. What took the wolf just a […]

Christmas festivities warm cold nights as children (and parents) count down the days before Santa delivers


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