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Breaking News: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe experiencing flooding and severe weather

Eagle Butte, SD, March 27, 2019— The Moreau River valley is experiencing record breaking flooding on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe reservation. Voluntary evacuations have been requested by the CRST government. Some homes already isolated by rising water and several residents had to be evacuated by helicopter. More rescues are scheduled for today as the river is not expected to […]

Governor Noem surveys flooded areas on Cheyenne River: This is a major flood event, stay cautious says CRST


On Monday, March 25, Governor Kristi Noem toured areas along the Moreau River that are affected by flooding. CRST has been in a State of Emergency since March 5, and requested the state to assist with snow removal after storms “experienced more than 30” of snowfall since the beginning of the year” according to the emergency declaration. The snowfall, high […]

Agriculture: A supplement to the West River Eagle


On the heels of National Ag Week, which began March 10 and ended March 16, many Midwestern farmers’ dreams of lush fields and amber waves of grain drowned as waters washed over bridges and broke down levies when snow and rain fell in rising temperatures because of a bomb cyclone. Ag week celebrates the agricultural industry and aims to raise […]

Storm Ulmer drops on the plains: winds lock-down towns, melting threatens infrastructure


Drifts reaching rooftops, blocking roads and doorways, burying cars and cows resulted from the accumulation of snow as waves of winter storms brought life to halting stops and sputtering restarts over the past few months.  In the latest storm, called Ulmer, snow was redistributed by strong winds, and the thawing and freezing temperature variations have made keeping up with the […]

Peacock chosen for the next level in the FOX TV Rising Star of the West competition


KEVN Black Hills FOX TV has chosen Malory Peacock, a Dupree High School sophomore, to proceed to the next phase in becoming their 2019 Rising Star of the West and earn her share of $7,500 in scholarships. The Rising Star of the West offers a first place award of $4000, second place award of $2000, a third place award of […]

Cold blasts disrupt schedules and force people to stay home


The cold weather waves sweeping across North America this winter may be evidence to some global warming skeptics of misinformed scientists and untrustworthy, agenda pushing liberals. However, according to Jennifer Francis, a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center, in the article “How frigid polar vortex blasts are connected to global warming” on The Conversation.com, Francis explains how the […]

Dupree School Board continues policy review and updates at regular April meeting


The Dupree School Board met Monday focusing predominantly on the district level wellness policy, the discipline procedures policy and the discipline grid. The board made clear that some of the potential changes will impact policies written in the student and activities handbooks. In a page by page review of the wellness policy, board members expressed concerns about making changes that […]

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“Dreamstarter” $10K from Olympian Billy Mills and Running Strong for American awarded to Carl Petersen and David Fraser

Washington, DC: Today, Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills announced the fifth class of American Indian youth to receive $10,000 Dreamstarter grants for projects that help them bring their dreams to life. Each of the ten Dreamstarter recipients, who are all American Indian youth under age 30, will work together with a community nonprofit on a business supported by Running Strong […]


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