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Sacred Heart Parish 200 Club drawings held in Dupree


The Sacred Heart Parish of Dupree held their monthly 200 Club drawings on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at the church hall following Holy Mass & Brunch. Winners were: $50–David Thomas, Dupree SD; $ 50–Donald Farlee, Dupree, SD;  $ 25–Mark Stambach, Dupree, SD;  $25–David Thomas, Dupree, SD;  $25–Virginia Hertel, Dupree, SD;  $25–Virginia Hertel, Dupree, SD.

Local law enforcement responds to call, finds one male dead


Dewey County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for service at House 556 on C Street in Timber Lake, SD. Upon arrival the deputy, made contact with an adult female inside the residence. The Deputy then observed an unresponsive adult male also inside the residence. Timber Lake Ambulance and Cheyenne River Police Department also responded to the call. EMS determined […]

COVID-19 current case count


January 18, 2022 COVID-19 Response Plan Level 3 Sources: www.crstcoronavirusupdates.com/ Chairman’s daily updates via Facebook and KIPI The New York Times www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

West River Eagle Local Weather Outlook


This week is going to be a heck of a lot warmer than last week; and with winds speeds that won’t peel your skin off your body! Thursday is going to be partly cloudy with a high of 29°F and a late-night low of 26°F. Winds will be gusting with an afternoon NW-SW-NW 10 mph to 16 mph wind shift. […]

A Plague of Grackles


“Dive-bombing grackles send workers running,” reads a headline in the Houston Chronicle. The birds are described as “terrifying” and “swarming like flies” with thousands of them roosting on light poles, cars and trees and chasing unwary shoppers to their cars. A group of grackles is called a plague, and they are often treated as such. Google “grackle” and “bird feeders” […]

Affordable Connectivity Program discounts for internet service and technology


C.R.S.T. Telephone Authority announced on January 7 that it is working to build awareness about the Affordable Connectivity Program from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  The new long-term benefit will help to lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households struggling to afford internet service. The $14 billion Affordable Connectivity Program provides a discount of up to a $30 […]

COVID-19 funeral assistance available through FEMA


The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief across the nation. Since March 2020, there have been over 2,400 deaths in South Dakota. Despite the daily COVID-related death rate being half of what it was in 2020, the total COVID-related deaths in our state have steadily increased since March 2020. While the Omicron variant is not as severe as its predecessors, […]

Call for Land Protectors to Wet’suwet’en lands in Canada: TC Energy to drill under ancestral river


The Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) announced on Wednesday, January 5, that applications are open to join the remote bush Gidimt’en encampments near Houston, British Columbia. The encampments support Wet’suwet’en relatives as they protect their sovereign homelands from another RCMP raid. Since 2018 the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs have opposed the 670-kilometer (417-mile) Coastal GasLink pipeline which seeks to transport liquefied natural […]

West River Eagle Local Weather Outlook


Dangerous arctic freeze before quick warm-Uup This week’s outlook starts with a warning, PLAN FOR EXTREME COLD THROUGH THE WEEKEND.  Wind chill will be as low -35°F on Wednesday and Thursday. Ambient temperatures will top out at -4°F. Obviously, this weather is extremely dangerous.  A high wind advisory was issued by the National Weather Service earlier this week. On Tuesday, […]

Meaning of “Očéti Šakówiŋ”


Očéti Šakówiŋ is the name for the Seven Council Fires of the Great Sioux Nation. Last month’s meeting, featured on the front page this week, was called “Očéti Šakówiŋ Oyate Omniciye.” Očéti means council fire. Šakówiŋ is the number seven. Oyate means the people/tribe/nation. Omniciye is a council or meeting. The seven nations that make up the Očéti Šakówiŋ are: […]


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