Chairman’s Corner: Regarding the Keystone XL tar sand pipeline case

Today is yet another example of the legal thuggery that has been a hallmark of United States policy towards native life of this land. Citing the fact that the President of the United States issued another permit makes the case no longer active, even though there is an active case on the original permit. This pipeline is slated to cross […]

Public Restrooms: access and etiquette; right or privilege


We at the West River Eagle noticed that there were many public restrooms west of Highway 212 bridge over the Missouri River last fall that were locked up. Those that were accessible were apparently not maintained, so if one had to use the restroom, they were likely to go across the bridge to Bob’s Resort to use the facility. When […]

Recipe for reconstruction: exercise, meditation, positive thinking, friendship and heat


I love the way I feel when I exit a sweat ceremony or meditation in the sauna at the CRST Fitness Center after a workout with my friend Sherri. So when I read about hot yoga, I really wanted to try it. My friend Ben posted on Facebook that the hot yoga classes he was taking were tough, and he […]

Garden tips of the week


Hello everyone and thank you again for reading. Today, I will go over some vegetable garden and lawn maintenance tips and ideas that you can try at home. Planting was taking place all over Cheyenne River this week. It is good to see more and more goods being grown. The only crops that will require some extra care at this […]

Travel Spotlight: Small-town coffeeshop transcends time and space


I rolled into Indianapolis in the evening on May 23. The last week of May swept me into a whirlwind of family affairs. My youngest child graduated from high school, and we entertained out-of-town family by taking them to local parks and the beloved downtown Indianapolis Children’s Museum. Once they left for their homes, we were able to settle into […]

Travel Spotlight: Small-town coffeeshop transcends time and space

By Jody Rust   I rolled into Indianapolis in the evening on May 23. The last week of May swept me into a whirlwind of family affairs. My youngest child graduated from high school, and we entertained out-of-town family by taking them to local parks and the beloved downtown Indianapolis Children’s Museum. Once they left for their homes, we were […]

Dupree Regional Rodeo results

The second round of South Dakota High School Rodeo Regions was held June 7-9. The Northwest Region was held in Dupree, the Southwest Region held in Sturgis, the East Region held in Watertown, and the River Region was held in Ft. Pierre. Listed below are the results from Dupree. South Dakota State High School Finals will be held June 11-16 […]

Ft. Pierre Regional Rodeo results

The second round of South Dakota High School Rodeo Regions was held June 7-9. The Northwest Region was held in Dupree, the Southwest Region held in Sturgis, the East Region held in Watertown, and the River Region was held in Ft. Pierre. Listed below are the results from Ft. Pierre. South Dakota State High School Finals will be held June […]

Highmore Regional Rodeo results

The first round of South Dakota High School Rodeo Regions was held May 31 through June 2. The Northwest Region was held in Buffalo, the Southwest Region held in Wall, the East Region held in Huron, and the River Region was held in Highmore. Listed below are the results from Highmore. The second round of regions were held June 7-9. […]

“Strong” competition slated for Pioneer Days

Saturday, June 22 will bring the 2nd annual Strongman/Strongwoman Competition to Pioneer Days. Beginning at 2:00 p.m. on the west side of Main Street. Anyone 16 years and older is qualified to enter the competition. Entry fee will be $25. There will be winners in age categories and an overall winner will be named also. This is how the Strongman/Strongwoman […]


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