Labor Day celebration

MMIW He Sapa presentation promotes awareness and healthy living to prevent violence against indigenous women

MMIW He Sapa, an organization dedicated to raising awareness about the number of missing and murdered indigenous women in America, presented to Cheyenne-Eagle Butte High School students last week.  Founder and manager of the organization, Cheyenne River Sioux tribal member Sunny Red Bear (Whitcombe), grew up in Isabel, SD. She is also a writer who writes to empower Native women.  […]

Young and old compete during fair weekend

New LED lights installed throughout Eagle Butte

Moreau-Grand Electric Cooperative is working with the City of Eagle Butte to replace several 400-watt sodium vapor streetlights with state-of-the-art 110-watt LED street lights.  There are several advantages of LEDs, chief among them is their longevity. A premium-quality LED light can last 100,000 hours, and because they don’t have filaments that can quickly burn out, they reduce maintenance costs. Because […]

Grandparents Day asks for gifts of time, attention and love

The first Sunday after Labor Day was established as National Grandparents Day in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter. According to, the proclamation in part reads: Grandparents are our continuing tie to the near-past, to the events and beliefs and experiences that so strongly affect our lives and the world around us. Whether they are our own or surrogate grandparents […]

Shantell Brewer Day

Monday, September 2, 2019 was proclaimed Shantell Brewer Day by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. Brewer, a senior at Dupree High School and the 2018 Indian National Finals Rodeo Junior Barrel Racing Champion, was presented with a CRST Executive Proclamation during the Monday session of the CRST Annual Rodeo in Eagle Butte.  The proclamation listed many of Brewer’s accomplishments in […]

3rd Annual Rope, Ride & Slide to feature top competitors showcasing all-around rodeo talent

“You will see things that you wouldn’t normally see at regular rodeos. It’s one of the most fun things you can go to,” said event organizer Kody Woodard. In its’ third year, the Rope, Ride & Slide has become a favorite annual event among rodeo fans. The event, held in Dupree at the Pioneer Days Rodeo Arena, will kick off […]

30th Annual Casey Tibbs Foundation Tribute Dinner to be held Nov. 2

FT. PIERRE, SD – The Casey Tibbs Foundation is pleased to announce that the 30th Annual Tribute Dinner will be held on the evening of Saturday, November 2, 2019, at the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center. Advance tickets are required for this event. Every year, the Casey Tibbs Foundation pays tribute to six individuals who have exemplified and contributed […]

Bridge Improvement Grant recipients announced

PIERRE, SD – The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded 35 Preliminary Engineering Local Bridge Improvement Grants (BIG) totaling $1.42 million at their meeting today in Pierre.  The remaining $13.58 million in BIG funds will be used for Preservation, Rehabilitation and Replacement grants to be approved by next April for county and city bridges.     Grant recipients are: Beadle County (3), […]

Vintage photo: Who am I?

Recently, a vintage photo was found in a grassy area near Medicine Wheel Village in Eagle Butte. The photo reportedly did not belong to any residents of MWV, and was turned into the West River Eagle office in the hopes the owner would be found. The photo features a man in a suit holding what appears to be a cigar, […]

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