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National High School Rankings raise questions about what makes a school good or bad


The 2019 U.S. News & World Report High School Rankings assessment lists the top High Schools in each state of the Union. One hundred and six schools were included on the list for the state of South Dakota, with Hill City listed as number one. “Hill City High School is ranked #2,896 in the National Rankings. Schools are ranked on […]

“I Killed It”: High school freshman Sheridyn Runs After’s poem wins publication rights in a national high school poetry contest


Sheridyn Runs After’s poem “I Killed It” is a Topical Winner in the 2019 Live Poetry Society of NJ’s “Inside of Me” contest. Runs After will have her poem published in an anthology of poems submitted for the contest. Runs After is a freshman at Cheyenne-Eagle Butte High School and the daughter of Gordan Runs After and Ashley Peterson. The […]

Teen Community Emergency Response training held for Cheyenne River youth


CRST Emergency Management conducted a Youth Teen Community Emergency Response Team training at the Cheyenne River Youth Project building from April 29 to May 1. CRYP Deputy Director Meghan Tompkins, Youth Program Director Jerica Widow, Partnership with Native Americans Project Coordinator Joe Tyon and CRST Emergency Manager Harold Tiger worked together to put the training together. This training for the […]

State & National News

National: 145th annual Kentucky Derby upset causes controversy The Kentucky Derby race at Churchill Downs lasted approximately 2 minutes, cost fans who wanted to go to the race about $80 pre ticket and proved to be the controversial upset of the year so far in the world of sports. Country House, a 60-1 bet, won the race after favored Maximum Security […]

Nearly a quarter of South Dakota school districts adopt four-day calendar


Nearly a quarter of the school districts in South Dakota have opted for a four-day school week over the past decade, joining an increasing trend toward the altered schedule nationwide. According to the South Dakota Department of Education, 34 school districts, or nearly 23 percent of the 149 statewide are maintaining a four-day school week in the current academic year. […]

Cheyenne River Youth Project offers an Emerging Poets Fellowship for Lakota teens

In conjunction with the First Peoples Fund, the Cheyenne River Youth Project is now offering an Emerging Poets Fellowship for Lakota youth ages 13-18 on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. Open for applications until July, the program will officially launch in September. This innovative one-year fellowship will give teens valuable poetry, leadership and development training, which also includes specific life […]

Research Symposium – Very good information for Cheyenne River

The 2019 Cheyenne River Research Symposium was held on Thursday, April 25 at the Oglala Lakota College – Cheyenne River College Center.  The event brought leading researchers together with community members to discuss health research results and data collected by and for our communities. The eye-opening presentations given by biomedical researchers from various universities and labs across the U.S. yielded […]

Students experience hands on research

Over seventy high school students from across Cheyenne River participated in the 2019 Student Research Day on Wednesday, April 24 at the Oglala Lakota College Center in Eagle Butte.  The event was sponsored by the South Dakota Community Foundation, Cheyenne River Tribal ABC Committee, The Keya Foundation, and Missouri Breaks Industries Research, Inc. The participating high schools were:  Cheyenne Eagle […]

Public notices highlight Insurance Companies’ financial condition

In this issue you will find the annual publication of financial summaries of insurance companies licensed to do business in South Dakota. Insurance companies doing business in South Dakota are required by state law to publish these financial summaries each year. The summary lists the insurance company’s assets, liabilities, business in South Dakota for the year and the lines in […]

DENR recognizes Tri-County Rural Water System for drinking water compliance

PIERRE – The South Dakota Department of Environment and  Natural  Resources  (DENR) announced toda y that the Tri-County Rural Water System public water system and the system’s operation specialists have been awarded a Drinking Water Certificate of Achievement Award. “Most customers don’t realize what it takes to meet all of the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act and all […]


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