Apartment building catches on fire in Timber Lake; no one hurt

A fire broke out in Timber Lake this past weekend at the Kesling’s apartment building. According to Schad Bollinger of the Timber Lake Fire Department, no one was injured during the blaze. Ash Arpan of Timber Lake posted photos of the blaze and indicated that the firefighters worked fast, and even used a snowblower to douse the flames. Bollinger confirmed […]

Local churches distribute food to help SNAP recipients

UCC Pastor Ben Farrar in conjunction with 14 other churches as of Feb. 8, will distribute food packages to SNAP recipients affected by the recent government shutdown. Farrar and volunteers are packaging goods for distribution beginning Feb. 18 and ending March 1. Packages will be distributed at the UCC church, 316 N Main Street, Eagle Butte. Some community churches will […]

Tribal officers awarded for dedication

High Elk leads Young Women’s Talking Circle

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that Lori High Elk is leading a “Wachinkichiya Circle” — a young women’s talking circle — every week at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) in Eagle Butte. Scheduled for 5-6 p.m. on Tuesdays, the talking circle is open free to young women ages 13-18. The talking circle is a safe space where teens […]

Hemp takes first step toward legalization

PIERRE, SD  — Gov. Kristi Noem wants legislators to put the brakes on legislation that would allow South Dakota farmers to grow hemp. At her press conference on Friday, the governor noted that it would take time for the federal government to develop hemp guidelines and time for the state agriculture department to create a program and develop roadside testing. […]

State & National News

National: Largest meth drug bust in U.S. the result of an international sting Operation Hoth, named for the Rebel base in the movie Star Wars, resulted in the confiscation of 3,800 pounds of meth, 55 pounds of cocaine and about 11 pounds of heroin on Jan. 11 according to an NBC report on Feb. 7. The estimated U.S. street value […]

Tie Senate vote defeats rape legislation

PIERRE, SD — A rare tie vote in the Senate led to the defeat of a bill that would have kept rape defendants from claiming that they thought a victim was old enough to consent or capable of giving consent. “Rape is a serious and emotional crime,” said Sen. Lynne DiSanto, R-Box Elder, noting for the Senate that during the […]

Bill allows victims to require HIV test of attacker

PIERRE — Though a similar provision already exists in state law, on Wednesday the House Judiciary Committee endorsed HB1061 which allows victims of sexual assault to request an HIV test of their attacker. Rep. Tim Reed, R-Brookings, explained that HB1061 would be a duplication of current law but that the federal government wanted stronger language and threatened to withhold a […]

Keep animals safe during freezing temps

Living in a rural community, it is not uncommon to leave our pets outside, and even though our outdoor animals are often equipped to adapt to the environment, we can still assist them in the rapidly fluctuating weather conditions we have been facing. When outdoor pets are not provided or allowed into shelter during a storm they seek whatever shelter […]

CRYP will host Masquerade Ball & Community Dinner Friday, February 22

EAGLE BUTTE, SD (Feb. 11, 2019) — In partnership with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s Indian Child Welfare program, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will host a Masquerade Ball & Community Dinner at its Eagle Butte campus on Friday, Feb. 22. Scheduled for 6-8 p.m. at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life), this special event is open free to all ages; […]

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