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Organizations work together to ease pain of government shutdown

The partial government shutdown has thrown a wrench in the day-to-day operations of government agencies that operate on continuing resolution funding, and a bolt into the operations of agencies who received forward funds for the fiscal year. For example, Bureau of Indian Affairs agencies are currently operating on skeletal crews and those working are most likely not being paid. However, […]

Fatal shooting leads to manhunt

A young CRST man was fatally wounded this weekend as a result of a shooting in the “No Heart” neighborhood. Marcus Antonio, also identified as Marcus Clark was the victim. According to Tribal Police Chief Charles LeCompte and Remi Beautiful Bald Eagle with the Tribal Chairman’s office, law enforcement is looking for people of interest in the case. As of […]

A white lining coated the edges of Eagle Butte this past weekend

Dupree school realizes plans toward student safety; prepares for the future

The Dupree school board met Jan. 14, and heard reports of  completion of the remodeled front office, updates on the security system, and concerns about the junior high football equipment. The board also took action on the revision of two more board policies and the adoption of the 2019-2020 school calendar. Superintendent Gail Swenson reported that the new office area […]

Government shutdown effects Cheyenne River

Critical programs on Cheyenne River are affected as President Trump insists on funding a border wall. Nationally, 2,295 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) employees of the 4,057 are forced into a temporary leave of absence, or furlough, until government operations resume. Attempts to contact CRST BIA for the number of employees impacted were referred to the Aberdeen office, and from […]

Dupree City Council meeting reveals concerns about law enforcement accessibility

The first item on the agenda for discussion other than regular business was broached by Council Member Donnie Farlee, who expressed concerns about the difficulty in contacting law enforcement when the officers are either answering another call or off duty. “Who do you call for back-up? Is Bob Menzel on call?” Farlee asked. Questions were also raised about whether a […]

Elderly care requires intensive preparation and attention to detail

Transitioning elders into long-term care facilities is an arduous task requiring extensive application and assessment processes. For elders in need of care, gone are the days of simply signing an apartment lease. Even a mortgage agreement seems much less complicated and complex than the intake process required for a nursing home facility. Medicine Wheel Village (MWV) is the first brand […]

Weathering winter storms preparation reminder

In preparation for this winter’s storms, snow plows are ready to cover Highway 212 from Gettysburg to Faith, South Dakota. Eight to twelve inches of heavy snow was expected to fall in the first heavy snow of late 2018, beginning winter in earnest before the New Year holiday. Many drivers are well-versed about ways to survive sometimes treacherous conditions. This […]

Morman church gifted to City of Dupree pending paperwork

The City of Dupree has been offered the Mormon Church of Dupree so long as the city ensures it is not used for any salacious activities, such as alcohol sales, said Dupree City Financial Officer Maurice Lemke. Bill Gaither, facilities manager for the church and Rapid City resident, presented the offer and Rick Foster, head of Missions in the United […]

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