News

Gov. Kristi Noem and Social Studies Standards

Audio Article

On Monday, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announced that she instructed the South Dakota Department of Education (DOE) to delay the process of changing the state’s social studies standards up to one year. She issued the following statement: “The Department of Education changed the working group’s recommendations to the social studies standards significantly, but it is clear to me that there needs […]

West River Eagle Local Weather Outlook

Audio Article

Wind on the way Thursday and Friday are going to be windy as a cold front moves through the area. It will basically amount to an early day of fall weather, one day, then it is going to heat up again. Prepare for moderate winds gusting NW 12 mph on Thursday morning and 18 mph by early afternoon. Straight-line gusting […]

CRYP celebrates 2021 growing season with Harvest Festival Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 23

Audio Article

The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced on Sept. 17 that its 9th annual Harvest Festival Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 23 at the nonprofit organization’s campus in Eagle Butte. Due to the rise in Covid-19 cases, CRYP will host a free drive-thru meal for the second consecutive year. Staff members will be preparing individual boxed meals for up to […]

COVID-19 current case count

Audio Article

September 21, 2021 Current COVID-19 Response Plan Level 3 The most notable news this week is an additional death from COVID on Cheyenne River, the first one in about a month. Cases went down a little bit this week, which is good news. Cases in South Dakota declined this week but deaths went up. First shots of the vaccine given […]

The Canada Goose — Part 2

Audio Article

In my last column, I promised you the story of the bird that nearly broke diplomatic ties between Connecticut and Canada. The year is 1953; the setting is Long Island Sound. One Captain Amos J. Horst reported that he saw two geese attempting to help their friend, who had been injured by birdshot and was missing its tail feathers and […]

Another “Never Forget” Moment in American History

Audio Article

Cheyenne River women travel to DC to support Remove the Stain Act As we honored the innocent victims and first responders on that fateful day 20 years ago on September 11, Indigenous communities in South Dakota are not forgetting a pivotal moment in history that led to intergenerational trauma that still exists today. One of many “Never Forget” moments in […]

First Nations translation of New Testament hits shelves

Audio Article

A new translation of the New Testament was released August 31. The text adopts Native American descriptors for God, such as the Creator and Great Spirit, and uses relevant cultural and linguistic thoughts patterns. The text, “First Nations Version: An Indigenous Translation of the New Testament,” is published by InterVarsity Press. Terry Wildman (Ojibwe and Yaqui) is the lead translator […]

West River Eagle Local Weather Outlook

Audio Article

We finally received some much-needed rain along with welcome relief from the oppressive summertime heat. High winds of more than 28 mph that were recorded on Tuesday did their part in drying up the roads.  Thursday is going to be windy and hot with a high of at least 85°F after an early morning low of 58°F.  Winds will be […]

The Canada Goose — Part 1

Audio Article

Novelist John Green recently released a collection of essays titled “The Anthropocene Reviewed.” He uses the five-star rating system to comment on our geological era, taking on topics from air conditioning to Indianapolis to plague. I highly recommend it; except for his rating of the Canada Goose. He only gives the Canada Goose two stars. He is not alone in […]

Cheyenne-Eagle Butte Schools 2021-2022 Service Awards Ceremony


Cheyenne-Eagle Butte Schools (C-EB) staff were back in action for their beginning-of-the-year in-service week to prepare for the 2021-2022 academic year. It was a delight to see everyone returning from the summer break and to meet our newest C-EB family members. It’s the tradition of C-EB Schools to honor the dedication and commitment of our staff to our students and […]


Category Pages are limited to 90 days. Please use the archive page or the search box to find older articles.