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Bullhead Man Sentenced for Assault

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | May 27, 2020

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Bullhead, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault With a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury to an Intimate Partner was sentenced on May 18, 2020, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann. Mario Crow Ghost, age 49, was sentenced to 92 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years […]

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | May 27, 2020

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact was sentenced on May 19, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court. Ryan Dupris, age 24, was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime […]

In tribute: Memorial Day 2020

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | May 27, 2020

Despite the challenges of social distancing, the American Legion Smith Wright Post 120 of Isabel took held their traditional Memorial Day program. Instead of having the event indoors, the entire program was held outdoors at the Isabel Cemetery. Guest speaker was Commander Jim Boldt welcomed guests before speaking of the importance of freedom and the price that has been paid […]

Noem: Cares Act funding plan, checkpoint investigation ongoing

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | May 26, 2020

Governor Kristi Noem held a brief press conference today along with Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon. Noem addressed the disbursement and allocation of $1.25B in Federal funds relative to COVID-19 relief and $68M for education. She made comments regarding the status of tribal health checkpoints. The governor also signed an Executive Order to extend the State of Emergency in South […]

Windswept Academy Class of 2020

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | May 25, 2020

Windswept Academy Class of 2020, Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined, -West River Eagle Staff

Tiospaye Topa Class of 2020

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | May 25, 2020

Tiospaye Topa Class of 2020, Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined, -West River Eagle Staff

Chairman daily address: Our checkpoints are saving lives and no one’s going to do it but us

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | May 21, 2020

In his daily brief, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier said the Cheyenne River Health Center has administered 343 coronavirus tests and as of today there still only remains one positive result that was detected last month. There are 685 test kits available and the Eagle Butte Service Unit is doing mass testing on essential personnel and businesses who […]

Coronavirus-embattled Standing Rock Sioux Tribe: We support the tribal checkpoints

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | May 21, 2020

Yesterday, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe passed a resolution in support of the public health checkpoints created by the Cheyenne River Sioux  and the Oglala Sioux Tribes. “During this COVID-19 pandemic, the SRST joins our fellow Oceti Sakowin oyate in prayer for protection and safety from the COVID-19 virus that has ravaged communities around the world,“ said Standing Rock Sioux […]

BREAKING: Noem sends letter to Trump asking for prompt end to tribal checkpoints

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | May 20, 2020

In her press conference today, Governor Kristi Noem said the state has collected and turned over to the federal government affidavits and videos of the “unlawful” checkpoints set up by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. According to the governor, the White House, the Department of Justice, the Department of the Interior, and the South Dakota Congressional delegation received the evidence […]

Mass testing to be conducted at Medicine Wheel Village

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | May 20, 2020

Medicine Wheel Village in Eagle Butte will be one of the facilities to receive mass testing for COVID-19 through the State of South Dakota. The facility has 24 nursing home residents, nine assisted living residents, and a staff of 69. All of them will be tested for the coronavirus. Mass testing starts this week throughout the state for congregate living […]