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Human remains may be those of missing man

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Human remains found on Aug. 26 in southeast Eagle Butte are believed to be those of a man who has been missing for nearly eight months, said Chuck LeCompte, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chief of Police. 38-year old Jarvis Dixson, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, was last seen on the night of Dec. 21, near Fox Ridge Housing in […]

Positive Covid-19 cases reported at Dupree School


“Dupree School District has been informed today by Tribal Health and the state Department of Health (DOH) that we have positive cases of the virus identified,” shared Dupree School Superintendent Gail Swenson in a social media post on Friday, Aug. 21. The official start date for the school is Sep. 8 and the school staff will return to work on […]

Fiery Sunday: Fires ravage Cheyenne River


Nearly 4,000 acres burned due to lightning-ignited blazes which burned throughout Cheyenne River on Sunday, according to Rick Neigel, Eagle Butte Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief. Between seven and nine fires started near the communities of Lantry, Eagle Butte, Red Scaffold and Armstrong County. At least three separate fires near High Elk Hill burned until they combined into one large […]

Marcella LeBeau named among most influential Women of the Century


USA Today has named Marcella LeBeau one of the most influential Women of the Century. The publication giant is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the legal right to vote, and named 10 women from all 50 states and the District of Columbia who have made significant contributions to their respective states and country. Also […]

Open enrollment rules in South Dakota waived for fall sports



Student-athletes enrolled in schools this fall that have opted for online learning and no sports because of the pandemic may be able to open enroll to other schools. That opportunity became available after action taken Monday morning by the board of directors of the South Dakota High School Activities Association.   The board met via Zoom to decide on the best way to […]

SDHSAA changes minimum rules for volleyball, football



Due to the coronavirus pandemic, minimum contest rules for football and volleyball were changed Monday morning through an action taken by the South Dakota High School Activities board of directors. The board held a special meeting via Zoom.  With some high schools already canceling football contests because of local virus outbreaks, the board changed the minimum number of contests that need to […]

Congresswoman Deb Haaland: “Voting is sacred”


“Good evening. I’m Congresswoman Deb Haaland. I’m grateful to be with you, here on indigenous land… voting is sacred,” said Deb Haaland who is one of the first Native American women in Congress and is from the Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico. Haaland appeared tonight on the final night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. This year, four Native leaders […]

LTM Express opens up in Laplant


Over 50 people gathered in LaPlant on Friday, Aug. 14 to take part in the soft opening of the Lakota Thrifty Mart Express convenience store. Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Council Representatives John Kessler, Tater Ward, and Jim Pearman attended the event, along with CRST Chairman Harold Frazier. Also in attendance were LTM employees who stood out in their bright red […]

CRYP to be featured on “On The Road with Mike Huether”


Julie Garreau’s infectious smile and upbeat personality will be on full display next Tuesday in the episode of KELOLAND’s “On The Road with Mike Huether”. Television host Huether visited the Cheyenne River Youth Project in Eagle Butte on July 16, and spent the afternoon filming the work that the youth organization does on CRST. Along with interviewing Garreau, CRYP executive […]

Effects of pandemic safety measures being felt as sports seasons begin



As high school sports practices start up across South Dakota, coaches, athletes and administrators are realizing that it’s not business as usual during a pandemic. The South Dakota High School Activities Association board of directors heard reports about the start of fall sports last Thursday at their August meeting in Pierre. The meeting was live streamed on the internet. One […]


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