New Year’s celebrations reach back into a deep, world-wide & unifying history

People across the world celebrate New Year’s Eve on December 31.  While not all cultures and countries join in the celebration, the vast number of people that do make this holiday one of the most unifying, world-wide celebrations humanity shares. In 2000 B.C. Babylon, located 59 miles southwest of present-day Baghdad, Iraq, in Mesopotamia, marks the spot where the first […]

Medicine Wheel closer to opening nursing home facilities

Medicine Wheel Village has been operating its assisted living services for a while now, and will soon be able to welcome its first nursing home residents. Assisted living services provide minimal staffing and care, whereas nursing home services provide extensive, 24/7 care. The Assisted living unit is directed by Kim Clown, and the Nursing facility unit is directed by Deb […]

Rapid City couple offers room and board to priest if released on bail; “hate the sin, love the sinner”

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) – Bail for a Rapid City priest charged with sexual contact with a minor got reduced on Wednesday, Oct. 19. The bail for Father John Praveen was reduced from a $100,000 cash only bond a to $10,000 cash only bond. Praveen is charged with two counts of sexual contact with a person under the age […]

Threat of government shutdown has the Senate scrambling

According to NPR, NBC, and other news sources, the short-term budget passed by the Senate will not be signed by President Donald J. Trump unless it includes language funding the $5 billion border security plan, which includes the building a wall along Mexican and American borders. “We’re going to move today to add language to the bill that the Senate […]

West River Eagle Editorial Board: Secure the free press, secure us all

There were several major stories and momentous events over the course of 2018 that people interpreted as being “warning signs” for our future. The November 23rd release of a 13 agency federal report detailing how uncontrollable global warming is now inarguably leading to catastrophic climate change raised some but nowhere near enough alarm. As a result of current inaction, in […]

Generational compassion

Compassion may once have served community here as bone-deep wisdom, a lived experience that helped younger generations survive. It may have been understood that the words of elders could guide and protect when listened to and applied correctly. Younger members of family could inspire insight that everyone could appreciate, also effectively assisting with the family’s survival. This week may find […]

Oh that tomorrow finds us better than today

While sitting in the newsroom Wednesday, a restless rumble grew in the pit of my stomach and sputtered my knee to a steady bounce.  My mind jumped from one thought to another, making it difficult for me to focus on the task at hand. My solution: run. I picked up my things, went to the fitness center and ran for […]

C-EB Spirit Squad provides half time inspiration

Ohitika dominate LNI Archery Competition

Long hours and strategic planning pays off in business

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