2019 RedCan event another hit for Cheyenne River Youth Project

The 5th Annual RedCan celebration was another success in the books for Cheyenne River Youth Project. Hundreds of people came out to enjoy events from June 19-22, as countless of volunteers contributed to the successful occasion. The ever-so-popular and new beautiful artistic “graffiti jam” masterpieces will adorn buildings throughout Eagle Butte until next year’s RedCan. Events kicked off on Wednesday, June […]

America turns 243 years old today

The United States turns 243 years old today. The scrappy nation of independent fighters, untrained militia men, and passionate free thinkers and merchants has turned into one of the world’s most powerful nations. Lady Liberty stands on the our country’s eastern shores bearing the poem written by Emma Lazarus in 1883 “The New Colossus.” The poem identifies her as the […]

Noem, Tribal Leaders discuss Meth at State-Tribal Luncheon

PIERRE, SD – On July 1, Governor Kristi Noem hosted 10 tribal leaders at the Governor’s Residence to discuss State-Tribal partnerships on meth prevention and law enforcement. “I am incredibly grateful for the seven tribes who sent representatives to Pierre to discuss ways we can work together to combat meth and strengthen economic development on reservations,” said Governor Kristi Noem. […]

C-EB High School says farewell to retirees

Three employees recently retired from Cheyenne-Eagle Butte High School: Principal James Nelson Jr., Computer Applications Teacher Jerry Peacock, and Special Education Paraprofessional Linda Berndt. The retirees were honored at the Senior Honoring in May, presented with star quilts, and said their goodbyes while wiping tears. Each expressed both excitement for the new chapter in their lives and sadness that they […]

First human West Nile Virus detection of 2019 reported

PIERRE, SD – A Turner County resident is South Dakota’s first human West Nile virus (WNV) detection of the season, the state Health Department reported today. The person is in the 30 to 39 age group. “Active transmission of West Nile virus is occurring in South Dakota and people need to protect themselves, especially during evening outdoor activities, such as […]

Today’s racism rears its head in functional ignorance through well-intentioned people

In an interview with Tasi Barondeau, a member of the Pine Ridge reservation and mother of Miles Livermont, the student whose eagle feather was briefly taken from him while he waited to receive his diploma from Brookings High School, Barobdeau mentioned that the situation seemed very much like this idea of settler agnosia, which she read about in a research […]


An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) original adaptation of ROBINSON CRUSOE Monday, July 15, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Those auditioning should arrive at 8:15 a.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition. Among […]

Editorial Board – Quality leadership needed – learn it and live it or step down

Quality leadership is lacking in our country, state, and local communities. With the excessive bickering and name-calling, the people of the United States need and deserve accountable, composed, unifying, knowledgeable and decisive leadership. Whatever an individual’s level of education, status in society, or moral character, if he or she is not honest, accountable, and knowledgeable about what he or she […]

Political Column – The Weekly Windup

It’s Not Perfect – There was a circus in town this week, and it took up residence on the House floor. With 84 votes, the Senate passed a much-needed bipartisan humanitarian border bill that the President agreed to sign. In the House, Speaker Pelosi stood in the way of this legislation for weeks and waited until the midnight hour to bring […]

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