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West River Eagle Local Weather Outlook


Weather is the one thing we all share no matter race, ethnicity, education, or socio-economic class. Weather events change the course our lives in dramatic and sometimes tragic ways. We, as humans, often fear weather events for good reason; where extreme weather hits, misery soon follows. Over generations, we have learned to respect the dangers that are often only realized […]

COVID-19 current case count

February 23, 2021 Current COVID-19 Response Plan Level 2 Things of Note: Despite an increase from four cases to 15, CRST has lowered the COVID Response Plan to Level 2! This is great news. Let’s keep it up! The new variant has arrived in North Dakota so please double-mask and make sure your mask it tight-fitting. Vaccinations are underway for […]

Awareness training held on the impact of sexual violence on men and boys


[Editor’s Note: If you are a victim of sexual violence and need help, reach out to the Sacred Heart Center Crisis Line at (800) 390-9298. You can also call the Trevor Project hotline at (866) 488-7386.] The Sacred Heart Center hosted a training, “Sexual Violence Against Boys and Men and Two-Spirits,” on how to support men and boys who are […]

Bills to empower victims of sexual abuse voted down in the House


On Monday, February 22, House Bills 1178 and 1181 were voted to the 41st day, which means they will not be further considered this legislative year. The bills would have empowered victims of childhood sexual abuse to seek legal action against their perpetrators. Bill 1178 would have temporarily rescinded the statute of limitations for civil suits involving childhood sexual abuse. […]

Cheyenne River Youth Project announces Wiŋčhíŋčala Teȟíla Ukiya — Passion for Fashion’s return on March 20


The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced today that Passion for Fashion will be back for 2021 — in a safe, virtual space. Scheduled for Saturday, Mar. 20, this intergenerational wellness event will include a curbside drive-thru luncheon, self-care kits, keynote speakers, and even an online fashion show. The nonprofit youth organization was forced to cancel Passion for Fashion last year, […]

Cheyenne River Youth Project brings back “Growing into Wowačhiŋyépi” for 2021


In collaboration with the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute, the Cheyenne River Youth Project is bringing back the popular “Growing into Wowačhiŋyépi” program for 2021. CRYP and CNAY are currently accepting applications for this second cohort, which will commence March 29 and remain in session until the fall. The program is open to residents of Cheyenne […]

Democratic Party Chairman calls on Attorney General to investigate governor’s use of state airplane for personal and political travel


South Dakota Democratic Party Chairman, Randy Seiler, today called on Attorney General, Jason Ravnsborg, to open a formal investigation into the breaking news story that Governor Kristi Noem has repeatedly broken South Dakota law by using the state-owned airplane for personal use.   Republican Governor Kristi Noem took advantage of her access to South Dakota’s state airplane to fly to […]

Democratic Party calls for the resignation of Attorney General Ravnsborg


South Dakota Democratic Party today called on Attorney General, Jason Ravnsborg to resign. Today’s press conference left more questions than answers in this tragedy.   “This was not an accident. This was criminal conduct that resulted in the death of Joe Beaver – a husband – a brother and a fellow South Dakotan. Let’s face facts: Jason Ravensburg’s criminal conduct […]

Remove the Stain resolution passes in South Dakota Senate


South Dakota Senate Resolution 701 received unanimous support on the floor of the state Senate on Monday. The resolution carried over from the previous year’s legislative session. The resolution is “In support of rescinding the Medals of Honor given to United States soldiers for the involvement and participation of the soldiers in the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890.” Sponsors are Senators Troy […]

Pederson Family Fundraiser

The Dupree Booster Club held a cake raffle to gather funds to assist Cindy & Bret Pederson with medical expenses. About 30 cakes were donated to help with serious issues that both Cindy and Bret have been dealing with. After the raffle a fancy cake, purchased and donated by the Kim & Don McDaniel family, was auctioned off and purchased […]


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