About Kimmy Scherer

Noem addresses Conservative Political Action Conference and tussles with Fauci

By Kimmy Scherer | March 03, 2021

Governor Kristi Noem spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida on Saturday. Her speech promoted conservatism, attacked the coronavirus response in other states, and repeated her standard theme that any examination of American history is cancel culture and undermines the foundation of what makes America unique. Why does America need conservatives? Standing under a banner saying “America Uncancelled” she […]

C-EB schools set to reopen March 8, an “all-out effort”

By Kimmy Scherer | March 03, 2021

The Cheyenne-Eagle Butte Schools are set to reopen on Monday. Teachers are already at work back in the building and eager to greet students when they return. In a letter to staff, Superintendent Kara Four Bear and Principal Jennifer Bowman said, “In alignment with the CRST COVID-19 Response Plan, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bureau of Indian Education ‘Return to Learn! […]

West River Eagle Local Weather Outlook

By Kimmy Scherer | March 03, 2021

Meteorological Spring has arrived! This weekend is going to be beautiful considering that it’s the first weekend in March. Meteorologists refer to the first week of March as “meteorological spring,” due to the position of the Earth’s axis relative to the sun. This is the time of year when the tropospheric polar vortex decouples from the stratospheric polar vortex and […]

COVID-19 current case count

By Kimmy Scherer | March 03, 2021

March 3, 2021 Current COVID-19 Response Plan Level 2 Things of Note: CRST continues at Level 2. Active cases dropped by 2 in the last week. Great job, everyone! Vaccinations are underway for anyone living on CRST. You do not have to be a tribal member to get one. First shots given: 2,313. Second shots: 1,708. Nationwide 15% of the […]

CRST tribal Health and Safety Checkpoints open to all traffic

By Kimmy Scherer | March 03, 2021

On February 22, CRST Chairman Harold Frazier issued a memo stating that tribal Health and Safety Checkpoints would “be modified to allow all vehicles to enter the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation regardless of the travelers’ residency or purpose of travel.” The change went into effect the next morning. The move comes days after the tragic death of Justin Reede, 24, […]

Takini School successfully completes first Accreditation Review

By Kimmy Scherer | March 03, 2021

The 2020/2021 school years marks the first time the South Dakota Department of Education conducted an in-depth Accreditation Review of the Takini School. The school met all indicators successfully. South Dakota Department of Education accreditation reviews ensure schools successfully meet a set of verifications, assurances and evidence-based components. The Department of Education says the purpose of the reviews is both […]

Takini School awarded $10M for Renovations

By Kimmy Scherer | March 03, 2021

Takini School superintendent Kit Veit announced the Takini School Administration, Operations and Maintenance Supervisor Kenric Dupris, and Ms. Charity Brings Plenty worked diligently to update Maximo and completed the Abatement Plan. Based on their work, the school received official notice that Takini School has been awarded over $10 million dollars from the Bureau of Indian Affairs/Bureau of Indian Education to […]

Legalization of marijuana could provide economic boost for South Dakota Native American tribes

By Kimmy Scherer | March 03, 2021

Legalization of marijuana in South Dakota could provide a new, lucrative economic-development opportunity for Native American tribes and tribal members who have historically struggled to find prosperity and stability in the state economy. Voter-approved measures to legalize marijuana in South Dakota may be on hold or stalled for the time being, but planning and research into creating a regulatory framework […]

Cheyenne River Youth Project commemorates the return to in-person learning with safe “Back to School Bash”

By Kimmy Scherer | March 03, 2021

As schools on South Dakota’s Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation prepare to welcome children back to in-person learning on Mar. 8, the staff at the Cheyenne River Youth Project is getting ready to commemorate the occasion with a special, and safe, Back to School Bash. Open to all school-aged children, the free public event is scheduled for 3-5 p.m. on Friday, […]

Cheyenne River Youth Project distributes 1,100 food boxes to community members on February 23

By Kimmy Scherer | March 03, 2021

With support from Feeding South Dakota and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Cheyenne River Youth Project distributed 1,100 food boxes to community members on Tuesday, Feb. 23. The nonprofit youth organization’s small staff and a group of youth volunteers conducted the massive operation, which reached every corner of the 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. CRYP’s busy day began at […]