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Gardening and home Improvement tips


Greetings to everyone, I hope all is going well with your home and garden. Thank you again for your continued following of this weekly column. Signs of fall or signs of stress in plants You may see the leaves at the tops of large trees starting to change color, and you might be wondering “is this a start to an […]

We will be remembered by what we leave behind

Tracking a careless traveler is easy. He or she will leave a trail of footprints, broken branches, and in today’s world, a path littered with wrappers, plastic and cans. Fair weekend is fast-approaching, and we as a community will be challenged with the perspectives of people who come from other places to enjoy the hospitality, competitions, and landscapes for which […]

People are strengthened by what people cannot give

People are strengthened by what people cannot give By Jody Rust What a person cannot give in a relationship is as important as what a person can give. Growing up, I established expectations for my parents based on what I saw other parents do or not do for or with their children. For a period of time, I spent my […]

A New Beginning


Hau mitakuyapi. Yá’át’ééh shik’éí dóó shidine’é (Hello my relatives and my people). It is my honor to write this editorial as the new Managing Editor of the West River Eagle. First of all, I would like to express my utmost gratitude and heartfelt thanks to my predecessor, Jody Rust, for her mentorship, guidance and friendship during my time with the […]

Chaiman’s Corner


CRST Chairman Harold Frazier statement on United States fifth Circuit Court Overturning lower court ruling on Indian Child Welfare Act constitutionality Eagle Butte, SD — It is with great pleasure that I applaud the decision of the US Fifth Circuit Court’s ruling regarding the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act. On August 9th 2019 the Court of Appeals overturned […]

Gardening and home improvement tips


Hello everyone and thanks again for your continued support. Today I will cover some gardening tips and add a new segment that will continue into the fall. Garden Tips We are about six weeks from the official start of fall and now is a great time to start getting ready. About this time, I begin with my compost bin and […]

Life isn’t about chasing happiness


The sun shone brightly over Luperon Harbor when the rain fell in heavy drops. My father, who rarely sounds desperate or hurried, anxiously ordered the hatches closed. I rushed topside and shut all but the galley hatch and one hatch over the main cabin, because despite the cool rain, the air was still thick and the cabin heat insufferable without […]

There is no time like fair time!


Whether you’re 5,15, 30, or 50 years of age, or older, the State Fair always promises a great time for all that attend.    Face it, the State Fair is unlike anything that has ever existed. Where else can you inhale a huge plate of fried food while walking toward the carnival rides? Where else can you have a corn […]


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