E-edition07-18-2019

Child Care Center

Northwest Area Schools

Kelsie Kay’s

Red Warriors Ministries

5-year old drowns in Cherry Creek


Community mourns passing of child, holds candlelight vigil “She loved Hello Kitty, the color pink, and playing army. She was always smiling,” said June Little Shield of 5-year Ariya Red Elk, who tragically drowned in Cherry Creek on Tuesday, July 9. Witnesses said men of the community immediately began swimming downstream in the creek, searching for Ariya, with some community […]

Semi-truck hauling oilfield equipment allowed through CRST


Load does not fall under “Megaload” resolution, says police captain On Tuesday afternoon, July 16, 2019, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Police created a road block at the intersection of Highways 63 and 212, west of Eagle Butte, after a caravan consisting of a semi-truck and pilot trucks refused to stop for inspection by tribal law enforcement. The semi-truck was hauling […]

Officers complete training and earn certification

Seven detention officers from the Cheyenne River Law Enforcement recently attended Corrections Officer In-Service Training in Bismarck, ND from July 9-11. The 24-hour course was conducted by the Indian Police Academy and included training in the use of naloxone for the purpose of preventing death from an opioid overdose. Upon completion of the course, each officer was certified in Opioid […]

Make A Wish Foundation grants local teen, Hannah Updike, a trip to the Caribbean


Often, people know only what they can see, and there are many people who walk among us suffering from invisible illnesses, and the threat those illnesses pose to their lives. One such hidden threat is FAP, or familial adenomatous polyposis. “I have a disease: Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). [It] is an inherited disorder characterized by cancer of the large intestine […]

Flood safety requires the skill of avoidance


The recent drowning of five-year-old Ariya Red Elk in Cherry Creek reminds people of the dangers flooded creeks and rivers pose even after the rains subside. The accumulation of water in creeks and rivers from the torrential rains that hit every few days over the past few weeks have increased the dangers for anyone trying to traverse or enjoy the […]


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