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Grandson of Wounded Knee Commander visits Cheyenne River

Editor’s note: This is part 1 of Brad Upton’s visit to CRST. Part 2 will be published in next week’s edition. Word spread throughout the oyate that a wasicu man named Brad Upton would be visiting Cheyenne River on November 7-8 to meet with the descendants of Wounded Knee survivors. Upton’s fifth great-grandfather was Major General James W. Forsyth who […]

Veterans Day in Eagle Butte


Veterans Day in Dupree

On Veteran’s Day, Dupree School held school and a community-wide program honoring veterans. The afternoon was a perfect blend of red, white, and blue, patriotic music, culture, art work by elementary students, local and national history, poetry, and education and appreciation for the day’s meaning. The Star Spangled Banner was sung by Charly Etzkorn and the Lakota flag was performed […]

Federal funding dictates Dupree’s school lunches: Parental complaints about school lunches reach fever pitch

Head Cook Shelley Brehmer’s voice reached out across the Dupree Superintendent’s office with a slight tremor as she addressed the board members Monday night. The monthly board meeting opened with public comment, at which time Brehmer asked the board what she could do to address complaints like one presented to her in a recent phone call. The parent was livid, […]

Lakota game developer Carl Petersen makes international debut of Tipi Kaga

The Cheyenne-Eagle Butte Ohitika logo and CRST tribal flag were on display throughout the five-day imagineNATIVE festival in Toronto from October 22-27. That is where 2016 C-EB graduate and Dakota State University student Carl Petersen (Oohe Numpa) debuted his video game, Tipi Kaga, which means tipi builder in Lakota.  According to the imagineNATIVE website, the festival “is the world’s largest presenter of […]

Lakeside Club House closes indefinitely

During the Eagle Butte City Council meeting on September 9, city council members voted unanimously to close the Lakeside Golf Course Club House indefinitely.  The decision to close its doors came after years of profit loss, said City Council member John Bachman, who stated that the establishment of new eateries in Eagle Butte and not being able to sell alcoholic […]

EB Volunteer Fire Department gets new truck; announces change in annual fundraising event

The Eagle Butte Volunteer Fire Department has welcomed its newest member – a brand new 2019 F-650 cabin chassis, which will replace the current 1994 fire truck, said Fire Chief Rick Neigel. The department received the new fire truck after it was awarded a grant from USDA which paid for half the cost of the truck. The remaining half, which […]

DENR provides answers about activity in Howes

There has been a great deal of activity in the Howes area lately, which has caught the attention of many area residents who have voiced concerns over the possibility that Keystone XL pipeline-related activities may be occurring. At Howes Lake, a water pump was stationed near the highway with water lines feeding into the lake and running along Highway 34 […]

Job shadowing helps Dupree seniors prepare for future

While many people tell students ‘get an education so that you can get a better job’, there is a lot more to the plan than that. After high school education is complete, many career paths are quite specific when it comes to the training needed for desired jobs, and that training can be expensive. Knowing all that you can about careers and […]

Sacred Heart Center breaks ground for new shelter

Hosts events throughout October to bring awareness October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and throughout the month, Sacred Heart Center of Eagle Butte sponsored events to bring awareness across Cheyenne River. Events included glow walks to end domestic violence, the “Paint the Town Purple” contest, a presentation from Sunny Red Bear about family violence and trauma, and on Tuesday, October 29, […]

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