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From the Editorial Board

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The biggest news this week is the upcoming National Clean Up day events. The City of Eagle Butte has taken on a huge project with this event. Kudos to Finance Manager Sheila Ganje and City Council for showing community leadership in this way. The other big news is the continued increase in COVID cases here and around the world. Last […]

From the Editor: Remembering September 11, 2001

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I was parking my car in Burlington, Massachusetts, north of Boston, around nine o’clock on September 11, 2001. I pulled into the parking lot at work and sat there for a while, listening to reports on NPR that a plane had struck the World Trade Center in New York. I could have sat there listening for hours but I finally […]

Political Voices: Tragedy in Afghanistan

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The events that unfolded in Afghanistan over the last few weeks have been a tragedy.  It was devastating to hear the news that thirteen servicemembers were killed – the deadliest day in Afghanistan in over a decade – outside the airport gates in Kabul while assisting Americans and Afghan allies urgently trying to flee the country.    It was heartbreaking […]

The Tragedy of Afghanistan

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The rapid reconquest of the capital, Kabul, by the Taliban after two decades of a staggeringly expensive, bloody effort to establish a secular government with functioning security forces in Afghanistan is, above all, unutterably tragic. Tragic because the American dream of being the “indispensable nation” in shaping a world where the values of civil rights, women’s empowerment and religious tolerance […]

Home Repair and Maintenance

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Greetings everyone, I hope all of you are doing well. Thank you again for following. I hope this column is useful for you. This week I will cover some home and RV tips. Fall is coming soon so it’s time to winterize recreational equipment. I will also cover and recap some easy home projects. Home Maintenance Check for toilet leaks […]

From the Editorial Board

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Our paper this week carries themes of community connection, innovation, and new life. It also carries the news of a significant increase in COVID cases.  It’s hard to hold the devastation of COVID in one hand and the growing vibrancy of Eagle Butte in the other. The virus continues to bear down on our community and we continue to rise […]

Letter to the Editor: The Ravnsborg travesty

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Regarding the Ravnsborg incident near Highmore and court reports that followed: I recall my own two vehicle-deer mishaps during the past twenty-five years. When one’s eyes are on the road ahead, the driver can easily identify potential collision objects. In the Highmore tragedy, the victim was walking on the side of the road. He was carrying a flashlight. Mr. Ravnsborg’s […]

Here’s how to help newspapers without government interference, the Editorial Board writes

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The federal Local Journalism Sustainability Act is now before both the Senate and the House WRE editor’s note: While not written by our own Editorial Board, this piece by the Board of the Salt Lake Tribune speaks to the firm belief of our own board that local news brings people together and decreases polarization. “If I am not for myself, […]

Prairie Doc Perspectives: Respect people’s choices

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This summer I attended the celebration of life service for Dr. Rick Holm, the original Prairie Doc who founded this newspaper column, a radio show and a television show now entering its twentieth season. He died from pancreatic cancer in March of 2020 during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic and thus there was no public service at the […]

Home and Garden Tips

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As summer is winding down, this is the perfect time to get your gardening supplies in order for those in western coastal states and areas outside of the high country with early freeze zones. These 11 tips will get you started. 1. Have the Right Fertilizer Blend. September is a great time for early fall fertilizer applications. A great blend […]


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