About Kimmy Scherer

KXL Pipeline Project put out of action

By Kimmy Scherer | June 16, 2021

After years of controversy and protest, TC Energy Corporation (formerly TransCanada Corporation) and the Albertan provincial government announced plans to dismantle the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. The project was to transport tar sands oil through Canada and the U.S. to the Gulf of Mexico for shipment abroad. Rejoicing rang out across Indigenous communities on both sides of […]

West River Eagle Local Weather Outlook

By Kimmy Scherer | June 16, 2021

Pleasant Weather for Summer Solstice  Last week was hot with some of the nicest mornings of the year to date and sunsets that brought welcome relief from the heat. This week will be about ten degrees cooler with some chance of much needed rain.    Friday will be bright and sunny with a high of 88°F and an early morning […]

How birds stay cool in the summer

By Kimmy Scherer | June 16, 2021

I am not a summer person. Sure, I like the longer days and the fact that it doesn’t hurt to go outside, but after two decades of sweltering in unairconditioned Brooklyn apartments, endless waits on airless subway platforms, and heat you could see rising off the concrete, I was thrilled to be living in a place where the wind never […]

COVID-19 current case count

By Kimmy Scherer | June 16, 2021

June 15, 2021 Current COVID-19 Response Plan Level 2 COVID CHART Sources: www.crstcoronavirusupdates.com/ The New York Times www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Narcelle family welcomes descendants back to Eagle Butte

By Kimmy Scherer | June 16, 2021

  Descendants of Julia Narcelle Mathieson Hudspeth and Robert Mathieson, and of Mary Louise Narcelle Horn and Albert Horn, gathered for a long-awaited family reunion on March 14-19, 2021, at the UCC church in Eagle Butte. Julia and Mary Louise Narcelle were sisters. Mary Louise was the elder by three years. She was born in May, 1882. Little sister Julia […]

Notes from the June 5 Dewey County Democrats meeting

By Kimmy Scherer | June 16, 2021

Dewey County Democrats met via Zoom on June 5. The agenda included Treasurer’s report, D28 update, Oceti Sakowin Caucus update, voter registration and volunteer recruitment, Summer 2021 events, Medicaid signature drive and candidate recruitment. Sharon Lee resigned as secretary. Jesi Ashley was nominated and accepted as the new secretary. Ashley will take over responsibilities at the next meeting. Remi Bald […]

From the Editorial Board

By Kimmy Scherer | June 16, 2021

A summer surge of community energy It feels like all the pent-up event energy from the last year is hurtling toward us! In the coming weeks we have so many community events on the calendar: Dupree Pioneer Days, McGovern Day 2021, Red Can festival, Art in the Park, the 5th Annual Ziebach County Historical Fun Run, and the Veterans Stand […]

Political Voices: Say No to WOTUS, POTUS

By Kimmy Scherer | June 16, 2021

On Monday, I sat down with the South Dakota Corn & South Dakota Soybean Associations in Valley Springs. For over an hour, I heard directly from producers on concerns they have, the challenges of the last four years, as well as the emerging opportunities. From workforce to trade to farm programs, there was a common goal amongst both groups: greater […]

Letter to the Editor: Dusty’s position: “Say No to WOTUS, POTUS”

By Kimmy Scherer | June 16, 2021

Give us specifics, Dusty. How can anyone say “BAD, BAD, NO, NEVER” is the unequivocal answer to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) re-regulation of bodies of water on private land? I trust that EPA doesn’t find — without exception – that non-compliance exists for all South Dakota water on private land. It would be helpful […]

Political Voices: South Dakota Strong

By Kimmy Scherer | June 16, 2021

South Dakota has the strongest economy in America. In fact, a recent study by Moody’s Analytics says that South Dakota is one of only 2 states to be in a stronger economic position than we were before the pandemic. That’s no small deal. At a time when other states are still struggling to recover from the devastating shutdowns imposed on […]