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By Kimmy Scherer | November 25, 2020

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By Kimmy Scherer | November 18, 2020

Chairman Frazier Daily Briefing – Sunday, November 15, 2020

By Kimmy Scherer | November 16, 2020

Chairman Frazier Daily Briefing Sunday, November 15, 2020 Currently at Level 5   New Case Count 894 total positive cases, 267 active, 615 recoveries, 12 deaths. 7-day average of active cases is 260.7, 7-day positivity rate is 26.2%, 7-day average of new cases is 26.1 per day.   Twenty-eight patients hospitalized for COVID-19, 10 at IHS in Eagle Butte, 18 […]

Biden and Harris Win Presidential Election

By Kimmy Scherer | November 12, 2020

A Rolling Global Block Party Not just Americans but people around the world spent days glued to their screen this week awaiting the slow and steady progress of the counting of the votes in the 2020 Presidential Election. With no clear winner emerging on Election Night, tight races in Arizona, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Wisconsin took days to unfold until […]

Tribal COVID-19 precautions hurting businesses on South Dakota reservations

By Kimmy Scherer | November 12, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated small businesses on Native American reservations in South Dakota as tribal councils have mandated business closures, banned gatherings and told tourists to stay away to prevent COVID-19 from spreading in their vulnerable communities. Tribal governments took aggressive action against the spread of COVID-19 early on during the pandemic. Some reservations closed their borders to visitors, […]

Native organizations partner with South Dakota Housing Development Authority to deploy COVID-19 Relief Funds

By Kimmy Scherer | November 11, 2020

Three Native American nonprofit organizations – Four Bands Community Fund, Lakota Funds, and Mazaska Owecaso Otipi Financial – have been designated as partners in the SD CARES Housing Assistance Program (SDCHAP) to provide up to $1,500 in rental, mortgage, or utility assistance to families that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) […]

WRE Editorial Board: Veterans

By Kimmy Scherer | November 11, 2020

In this week’s issue of the West River Eagle we celebrate the long history of military service on Cheyenne River and the contributions of all veterans. We also draw attention to the successful electoral process and the promise of a smooth transition of power across the United States in the wake of the 2020 elections. Native Americans tend to serve […]

Political Voices: A special thanks to all our veterans

By Kimmy Scherer | November 11, 2020

One of the things I appreciate most about those who served is that they didn’t rely on someone else to protect freedom. Veterans didn’t assume someone else would make the sacrifices so our kids could sleep safely in their beds every night. They raised their hand. They said yes to the call. When I became governor, I told my team […]

Political Voices: Unforgettable

By Kimmy Scherer | November 11, 2020

I don’t think I’ll ever forget the weekend of September 15, 2006. It’s one of those memories in life you’ll always remember, no matter how long you live. I was working as governor at the time and that weekend we hosted the dedication ceremony for the state’s Vietnam War Memorial in Pierre. We tried to pull out all the stops […]

Home Repair Tips

By Kimmy Scherer | November 11, 2020

Greetings everyone and thanks for your continued support. This week I will cover some tips you may have heard of and forgotten, and some that are new. Using a potato to remove a broken light bulb Using a potato to remove a broken bulb does work. There are a couple of things to remember to do so safely. Make sure […]