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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 […]


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