C-EB graduate opts for summer in Alaska over graduation walk

2019 C-EB graduate Nathaniel Fast Wolf travels north after being accepted into a unique Alaska Research Program workshop and internship experience Driven by a desire to learn as much as he can about Native American tribes across the United States, C-EB graduate and University of Morris, MN-bound freshman Nathaniel Fast Wolf applied for and was delighted to win acceptance into […]

811 Field Day highlights importance of safety before digging

Cheyenne River Telephone Authority sponsored the first 811 Location Utility Field Day at the Badger Park area north of Eagle Butte on Thursday, June 6. The event was free and open to the public, local businesses, home owners, federal agencies, farmers, ranchers, tribal and city departments. Participants discussed the importance of locating buried cables, safety, and presenters demonstrated using the […]

CRST Law Enforcement graduates

Tribal Prairie Management Program to initiate Mosquito Abatement treatments

The Tribal Prairie Management Program (PMP) has initiated mosquito abatement treatment. The program is taking an integrated pest management (IPM) approach that will be attacking the mosquito at all stages of their life cycle. The Aedes vexans, or flood mosquito eggs laid last fall have set the stage for a large June infestation which should decrease as that generation dies. […]

USDA announces Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe selected to receive technical assistance to help build long-term economic growth

HURON, SD – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) State Director for South Dakota Julie Gross today announced that Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (CRST) has been selected to receive technical assistance to help create and implement long-term economic development plans. “USDA and its partner Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) are bringing local leaders and economic development experts together to create […]

Beware: turtle crossing

It’s that time of year when turtles are busy nesting and attempting to cross highways. Turtles are an important part of our ecosystem — freshwater turtles, like the ones found in our state of South Dakota, help control wetland vegetation, balance river and lake aquatic life, and facilitate nutrient cycling from water to land, and land to water. Turtles are […]

Governor Noem accepting applications for fall interns

PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem is now accepting applications for the Governor’s Office fall internship program. Student interns will work with staff on various projects depending on interests and strengths, but typical duties include aiding the governor’s general counsel, director of constituent services, and communications team; conducting policy research; preparing policy briefings; and staffing the Governor and Lieutenant Governor. […]

Who is the current oldest living South Dakotan?

Who is the oldest person you know in South Dakota? Each year, the South Dakota Health Care Association’s (SDHCA) Century Clubsm seeks to find the answer! If you know of a South Dakotan born before February 20, 1911, he or she may be our state’s oldest living person, and SDHCA would like to honor him or her with the 2019 […]

Chairman’s Corner: Regarding the Keystone XL tar sand pipeline case

Today is yet another example of the legal thuggery that has been a hallmark of United States policy towards native life of this land. Citing the fact that the President of the United States issued another permit makes the case no longer active, even though there is an active case on the original permit. This pipeline is slated to cross […]