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COVID-19 current case count

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October 4, 2021 Current COVID-19 Response Plan Level 3 Cheyenne River remains at Level 3 of the COVID-19 Response Plan. Please continue to be vigilant in taking precautions to protect our community from the COVID-19 virus. Level 3 means there is a moderate risk in the area and a medium threat to public health. Plenty of fully-vaccinated people are coming […]

Wild Turkeys

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I grew up in Cincinnati. I therefore learned about turkeys though the brilliant Thanksgiving episode of WKRP in Cincinnati. For those of you who haven’t seen it—stop reading right now and look it up on YouTube. But just in case, this is what happens: As a Thanksgiving publicity stunt, Mr. Carlson, inept station owner, has decided to give away turkeys.  […]

Eleven birds declared extinct

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My last two columns were about conservation success stories. The giant Canada Goose was nearly hunted to extinction before conservation efforts brought them back. Now, they can be found in almost every state and are in fact so abundant that hunting is part of the conservation plan. Other species have not been so lucky. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service […]

West River Eagle Local Weather Outlook

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Extreme heat caused the cancelation of afternoon classes at the high school on Monday and Tuesday.  The temperature reached the mid-90s on Tuesday afternoon from Gulf-stream moisture that made its way up the Mississippi River Valley along with dry, hot air from the southwest. It seems strange that we are on the lookout for early frost given Tuesday’s record high. […]

Moreau-Grand honors volunteer firefighters

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Basin Electric Power Cooperative and Moreau-Grand Electric Cooperative believe in and appreciate the hard work performed by volunteer fire departments.  Each fall Moreau-Grand Electric Cooperative collaborates with a matching donation from Basin Electric Power Cooperative to make donations to 10 local volunteer fire departments.  On behalf of the Moreau-Grand Electric Cooperative board of directors and employees we wish to thank […]

Ziebach County Historical Society opening Historical and Visitors’ Center

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After years of dreaming, planning and fundraising, the Ziebach County Historical Society is pleased to announce the opening of the Historical and Visitors’ Center.  This center is located in the historic 1913 Catholic Church on the corner of Main Street and Highway 212 in Dupree. This project has been in the works for numerous years with work being completed as […]

Hometown Furniture celebrates 10 Years

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A decade ago, Dennis and Elaine Neigel were at an exciting, but uncertain point. Starting a business of their own was something the couple had always thought about doing. When Elaine noticed several furniture delivery trucks coming into town every day, it sparked an idea.  “I felt people shouldn’t have to drive three hours and pay expensive delivery fees, so […]

Inspiration from the 2021 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Curriculum Teach-In

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The rivers, trees, and other plants have existed and been governed by natural laws for millennia. What if they had legal, sovereign rights, too? How can we honor the land? What relationships with the land can we mend through Indigenous thinking and practices?   These were questions that were addressed last Saturday during the 2021 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Curriculum Teach-In […]

New Proclamation: Jazmyn Luckett Day

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September 14, 2021 was declared Jazmyn Luckett Day by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Council. Luckett says, “It’s been an honor. My whole family’s really happy, and it’s just been a huge honor.” When her mother first told her about the proclamation, she thought someone was trying to play a joke on her.  Modestly, Luckett shared that she believes Jazmyn […]

COVID-19 current case count

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September 27, 2021 Current COVID-19 Response Plan Level 3 Cheyenne River remains at Level 3 of the COVID-19 Response Plan. Please continue to be vigilant in taking precautions to protect our community from the COVID-19 virus. Level 3 means there is a moderate risk in the area and a medium threat to public health. The resolution passed by the Cheyenne […]


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