Elderly care requires intensive preparation and attention to detail


Transitioning elders into long-term care facilities is an arduous task requiring extensive application and assessment processes. For elders in need of care, gone are the days of simply signing an apartment lease. Even a mortgage agreement seems much less complicated and complex than the intake process required for a nursing home facility. Medicine Wheel Village (MWV) is the first brand […]

Weathering winter storms preparation reminder


In preparation for this winter’s storms, snow plows are ready to cover Highway 212 from Gettysburg to Faith, South Dakota. Eight to twelve inches of heavy snow was expected to fall in the first heavy snow of late 2018, beginning winter in earnest before the New Year holiday. Many drivers are well-versed about ways to survive sometimes treacherous conditions. This […]

Little-known law forces children to pay for parent’s nursing care; SD law rarely used, but long-term crisis may lead to more lawsuits


An obscure South Dakota law can force adult children to pay the cost of long-term care for their parents if the elder family members cannot pay on their own. The civil law has been on the books in South Dakota since 1939, and is rarely used. But as the cost of long-term care skyrockets and nursing facilities increasingly face financial […]

Waóhola among the Lakota a birthright, not an earned right


The old bit of supposed wisdom, “Respect is not given, it is earned,” is well known if not seriously followed by many people from all walks of life. While it is an understandable sentiment in our too often chaotic world, where disrespect has become a given from more and more less-than-happy folks, it is a sentiment that traditional Lakota could […]

Climate change impacts agriculture practices in Northern Plains


The Fourth Climate Assessment, released on Black Friday in November 2018 by the White House, is a comprehensive, scientific study-based report using data from a plethora of sources to inform lawmakers and the public about the impacts of and projections for climate change. The first three articles printed in the West River Eagle since the climate assessment’s release included information […]

Tiospaye Topa receives Highest Achievement Award

Knowledge/Quiz Bowl teams compete at LNI

C-EB artists place in various categories

Each year, C-EB students present high quality and award-winning works of art in various categories of the LNI Art Show Competition. This year, winners for C-EB were in ceramics, Mira Paris; and in black & white drawing, Keonna Red Bear. Also placing for C-EB: third place in pottery, Genevieve Iron Lightning; third place in water color, Keonna Red Bear; and […]

C-EB/Dupree wrestlers secure top placements at Lakota Nation Invitational


The Cheyenne-Eagle Butte/Dupree wrestlers left a lasting impression on the LNI mats this year, placing fifth overall and having five wrestlers make it to the championship rounds on Saturday evening. Placing for C-EB/Dupree in first place in their weight classes were Xander Bowman in the 113-pound weight class, and Gabe Halfred in the 145-pound weight class. Also earning points for […]

Morman church gifted to City of Dupree pending paperwork


The City of Dupree has been offered the Mormon Church of Dupree so long as the city ensures it is not used for any salacious activities, such as alcohol sales, said Dupree City Financial Officer Maurice Lemke. Bill Gaither, facilities manager for the church and Rapid City resident, presented the offer and Rick Foster, head of Missions in the United […]


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