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Greetings everyone, I hope all is going well. Thanks again for your continued following. I am meeting a few more of you as time goes on and I appreciate the input you have shared. With the second round of stimulus payments coming in, some of you may be looking to upgrade your homes a little or a lot. This week […]

Regarding the Attack on the US Capitol, from the Editorial Board

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January 11, 2021 It has been a tumultuous week in the United States. Domestic terrorists attacked the US Capitol building in an illegal attempt to thwart the certification of the November election. The attack peeled back the veneer of white supremacy and shattered the illusion of civil discourse. Here at the West River Eagle, we have struggled with how to […]

From the Editorial Board


Wokisuye: Remembering from Wounded Knee and Oceti For the last few weeks, we have been writing about the sorrows of Wounded Knee and practicing the sacred act of remembering, of wokisuye. This week we highlight the return of a piece of family history and a cultural artifact to Cheyenne River. The saddle of Chief Iron Lightning (c1845-1921) returned to his […]

Protecting and preserving South Dakota’s agriculture and natural resources


South Dakota’s values and beliefs are rooted in our agricultural heritage and our boundless natural resources. Together they drive our economy, feed our families, and provide world class outdoor recreational opportunities. We all have a vested interest in protecting and preserving South Dakota’s agriculture and natural resources for our kids and grandkids.  In August, I announced my plan to merge […]

It is, and has always been, about who we are as people


As this paper goes to print two vitally important things are happening on the national political stage which directly involve South Dakota. On Tuesday, January 5, there is a runoff election in Georgia to determine who will represent that state in the Senate. Both seats are open. Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock are running against incumbent Republicans […]

Who is right, Governor Noem: John Thune or Donald Trump?


State Democratic Chairman Randy Seiler today called on Governor Kristi Noem to set the record straight as to who she believes is right in regard to the November 3rd presidential election – US Senator John Thune or President Donald Trump. In recent days, Trump has called Thune a RINO (Republican In Name Only) and indicated he would recruit a primary […]

Home Improvement Tips


Greetings everyone and Happy New Year to those who celebrate by the Gregorian calendar. For those of you who celebrated earlier or will celebrate later, depending on your faiths, I wish you a Happy New Year!  This week I will go over roofing materials and how to get the most long-term life from your roof. In our area roofing work […]

From the Editorial Board


The New Year As we enter 2021 the staff at the West River Eagle would like to thank you for journeying through the unprecedented year of 2020 with us. This year we have covered stories of the pandemic, of a fire in Eagle Butte, of checkpoints, of the fireworks over Mount Rushmore and the struggle to reclaim the sacredness of […]

Never too late to change the future


Heather Cox Richardson is a professor of History at Boston College, where she teaches courses on the American Civil War, the Reconstruction Era, the American West, and the Plains Indians. She is a graduate of Harvard and previously taught at MIT and the University of Massachusetts. She is the author of six books. The most recent is “How the South […]

Home Improvement Tips


Greetings everyone, I hope all went well for your holiday season. This week I will cover adhesives, caulk, and silicone; what works best and where to apply.  Adhesives for general use. Super glue works for many small repairs, but keep in mind this product has to be kept away from heat sources in small repairs, including things like light switches. […]


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