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West River Eagle Local Weather Outlook


It might snow Friday morning.  There is a 50% chance of snowfall between 2 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Friday morning and about a 20% chance of precipitation as the day warms to an expected high of 43°F and a low around 25°F.  NNW-N winds will be kicking between 10 mph to 20 mph.  Don’t expect to see much sunshine.  […]

COVID-19 current case count


April 15, 2021 Current COVID-19 Response Plan Level 3 Things of Note: Cases went down from 12 to 10 on CRST this week, and no one has died. Keep wearing your mask and practicing all the CDC guidelines. Vaccinations are underway for anyone living on CRST. You do not have to be a tribal member to get one. First shots […]

Coronavirus Cases on the Rise due to Variants


The B.1.1.7 variant, which first emerged in Britain, and the B.1.525 variant are driving a rise in new cases across the country. On a national level, things are very bad in Michigan, where a massive outbreak is fueled by a highly infectious variant and by loosened restrictions, travel, youth sporting events and uneven compliance with the remaining rules. CDC Director […]

American Rescue Plan funding survey underway


Governor Noem has called a special legislative session in May to discuss how $1.3 million in COVID-19 relief funding from the Biden Administration will be spent in South Dakota. The community organizing group United Today, Stronger Tomorrow (UTST) is seeking input on what priorities matter most to South Dakotans. Take the survey at: unitedtoday.typeform.com/to/UxXNZRj4 UTST is concerned that moving too […]

Educators and historians want politics kept out of new history and civics initiative


Educators, historians and some elected officials are urging South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and the state Department of Education to keep politics and personal bias out of the process to develop a new and enhanced civics and history education initiative for public K-12 schools across the state. In her State of the State speech in January, the governor proposed one-time funding to […]

The scoop on Turkey Vultures


My son and I were walking through town last week when thirty Turkey Vultures suddenly rose up from a tree. We hadn’t even realized they were there.  I mean, it was a big tree, but vultures are big birds—and still the only noise was the sound of their wings, a kind of chunky flutter.  We couldn’t help laughing with surprise […]

West River Eagle Local Weather Outlook


Clear skies and lighter winds Saturday, high winds return Sunday Thursday sunshine will give way to heavy clouds and high winds in excess of 30 mph on Friday.  Expect a high temperature of 66°F and a low of 26°F.  Windchill will make it feel about 20°F colder.  There is a 20% likelihood of precipitation. Given projected atmospheric conditions “pop-up” thunderstorms […]

COVID-19 current case count

April 5, 2021 Current COVID-19 Response Plan Level 3 Things of Note: Cases went up from ten to twelve on CRST this week, but no one has died. Keep wearing your mask and practicing all the CDC guidelines. To make masks more fun, consider making your own out of your favorite fabric. Vaccinations are underway for anyone living on CRST. […]

Cheyenne River Youth Project retains Pyatt Studio to design new Waniyetu Wowapi Lakota Youth Arts and Culture Institute


The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced on April 5, 2021 that it has retained the services of Boulder, Colorado-based Pyatt Studio for the design of its new Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts and Culture Institute. The grassroots, nonprofit organization will break ground for its new art center during RedCan 2021, scheduled for July 7-10. “We are thrilled to […]

Eighty percent of the Indian University of North America 7th Gen Program participants are currently enrolled in higher education or have graduated from college


Crazy Horse Memorial announced on April 5, 2021 that 80 percent of past participants in its 7th Gen Summer Program have completed college or are currently enrolled in higher education, an increase of 3 percent over last year.  The 7th Gen Summer Program takes place each year at The Indian University of North America, a partnership between Crazy Horse Memorial […]


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