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BCCEDP welcomes permanent provider


The Cheyenne River Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program welcomed its new permanent provider, Certified Nurse Practitioner Crystal McCarty, a member of the Cherokee Nation. Shortly after accepting the job offer at the Cheyenne River Health Center, McCarty moved to Eagle Butte with her husband, Thom, and their four children. McCarty graduated from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College with her […]

R.E.D. Shirt Friday: recognize deployed service members

RAPID CITY, S.D. – South Dakota employers, schools and residents are encouraged to show their support for all service members deployed overseas by participating in R.E.D. (Remember Everyone Deployed) Shirt Friday event on Sept. 21. The South Dakota National Guard, Ellsworth Air Force Base and the S.D. Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve invites the public to participate by […]

Cowboys come roping, riding and sliding into Dupree


Rodeo enthusiasts from across South Dakota loaded up their horses and headed to Dupree for the Rope, Ride, and Slide Saturday. Participants competed in numerous activities, including steer wrestling, bronc riding, team roping, and a few other events such as the calf scramble and wild cow ride. Participants ranged in age from high school students to veteran rodeo competitors and […]

CSI, Law & Order and DHS Forensics…


With the popularity of crime shows, the shortage of people going into law enforcement careers (and thus a need to fill these jobs), and just for the fun of it. Dupree High School is offering Forensic Lab Science this year for high school students as an exceptionally interesting way to learn about science,  Due to the popularity during course registration, […]

Schuler Receives Award

The South Dakota Water and Wastewater Association presented Greg Schuler with the Siger Bies Award for 30 years of service as a water operator at their convention held in Deadwood.  Greg started his career with Tri-County Water and for the last 23 years has worked for the City of Sioux Falls.  He is a Class IV lead operator at their […]

Your West River Eagle comes alive today

In the Harry Potter movie incoming students are given the school newspaper when they arrive at Hogwarts. It’s no ordinary newspaper, as the photos on the page are actually movies that play while the paper is being read. Impossible? Well, not really and today’s West River Eagle brings you the future of newspapers with a Harry Potter-like new feature that […]

C-EB homecoming: Falcons defeat Braves 50-6


The Cheyenne-Ealge Butte Braves faced the Todd County Falcons on Friday for their homecoming game and came up on the losing end. The Falcons and Braves had their share of errors throughout the game, hiking the ball too high or low, fumbling passes and losing yard due to penalties. However, the Falcons were able to pull away from the Braves’ […]

Fair unites the people with diverse events


Sunday, just before noon, people gathered in front of the 7th Generation Movie Theater for the Unity Walk. Ryan Moran, CRST member and 2018-2019 basketball coach for Tiospaye Topa School, set up a tent with Bonnie LeBeau, while Lynnette Dupris and her team set up a sign-up booth for people interested in participating in the Unity Walk. The Unity Walk […]

Opioid fentanyl causing spike in overdoses in South Dakota

By: Bart Pfankuch, Bart Pfankuch, Investigative reporter for South Dakota News Watch Drug dealer Eric Reeder of Spearfish got word in January 2017 that one of his customers was in trouble after smoking the fentanyl that Reeder had sold him. “I told you only to take one hit every 20 minutes,” Reeder texted to the 31-year-old man. But the warning […]

Powwow dancers participate no matter the weather


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