Game, Fish and Parks Equine Center suffers damage from sustained winds

Sustained winds of more than 20 mph blew through Eagle Butte Saturday, Jan. 26 and Sunday, Jan. 27 causing extensive damage to the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Game, Fish and Parks Equine Center Project, a report released by WoLakota Construction said on Jan. 29. The sustained winds creates “a force called resonance on the structure which is a steady shake […]

City of Eagle Butte reorganizes

Wednesday, January 22, 2019, the Eagle Butte City reorganizational meeting was called to order at 6:31 p.m. by Eagle Butte City Mayor, Versella LaPlante with the following city members present: Sheila Ganje, Tiny Martin, Harley Morgan, Roland Ducheneaux, James Traversie, John Bachman, and Dale Lesmeister. Eagle Butte City Maintenance staff in attendance were Max Ganje and Winston Mike. Others in […]

Cannabis Legalization on Cheyenne River: Is it safe?

Medical marijuana is different from the street drug that we all know about, and with the growing number of states legalizing its use, the cannabinoid flower is making headlines everywhere. The medicated plant has existed in human lives for thousands of years. Marijuana is recognized to help patients with various health side effects, such as nausea and vomiting symptoms, depression, […]

First Baptist rallies churches to help EBT recipients mid-February

Anticipating the worst-case scenario, Pastor Ben Farrar has called upon churches and other non-profits on Cheyenne River to donate food items to help EBT recipients who may be negatively impacted by the recent government shutdown. While most EBT recipients received February’s allotment of EBT funds Jan, 20, Ferrar said that one challenge some people on EBT face is budgeting, and […]

Noem budget has increases for education, state salaries

PIERRE — While she praised the fiscal conservatism of former Gov. Dennis Daugaard, Gov. Kristi Noem’s budget differs from the one that he offered in December. Before a joint session of the Legislature on Wednesday, Noem outlined a plan that would provide 2.5 percent increases for education, Medicaid providers and state employee salaries. Daugaard’s budget had provided a 2.3 percent […]

State and National News

National: Polar Vortex freezes the nation The Artic Blast plunged temperatures as low as 50 below with wind chill from the west to east coast and even into some southern states. Michigan and Wisconsin have declared states of emergency because of the freezing temperatures, reported NBC news. Temperatures in South Dakota caused delayed starts and the closing of schools throughout […]

Low wages continue to hamper South Dakota workforce

Low wages continue to hamper South Dakota workforce Seven in 10 workers make less than $40,000 a year Jobs are plentiful in South Dakota, but most positions pay well below the national average and far lower than neighboring states. In fact, South Dakota has the third-lowest average wage for employed people in the country behind only Arkansas and Mississippi. A […]

Rounds accepting 2019 Internship Applications

Rounds accepting 2019 Internship Applications Deadline to apply for the internship is February 15 WASHINGTON– U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today announced that he is currently accepting internship applications for summer 2019. The deadline to apply for internships in his Washington, D.C., Pierre, Rapid City and Sioux Falls offices is Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. College credit is available. Duties in […]

Thunes office accepting Summer Internship Applications

Thunes office accepting Summer Internship Applications Deadline to apply for the internship is March 15 WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) is currently seeking college students to serve as summer interns in his office in Washington, D.C., as well as in his offices in Aberdeen, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls. Interns in Thune’s state offices will participate in constituent […]

Political Voices…

Oren Lesmeister Representative District 28A   It was a big week for South Dakota as Governor Noem released her budget plan for the state. Governor Noem has a passion for protecting our natural resources, and she is asking for $1million for the South Dakota Habitat Foundation, a one-time expense of $225,000 towards controlling our states predator issue, and $500,000 one-time […]

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