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HVJ Cultural Center awarded grants to improve building and services

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The HV Johnston Lakota Cultural Center in Eagle Butte has received funding to renovate the building and improve services.

They were awarded a TECA grant for building renovations and upgrades. “The building has not had any major renovations since it was built in 1973,” said Trini Bird Necklace, Cultural Center Director.

Renovations include a new roof, new ceiling and kitchen repairs. “We’d like to get it back up to code,” Bird Necklace said. “It will be like a remodeled kitchen. It needs an upgrade – it’s long overdue.”

For more of this story, look at our June 26th issue!

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Homemade apple pie anyone?

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During the Ziebach County 4H Project Day on June 17th, Mrs. Lisa Till guided all of these students in making tasty apple pies that they took home to enjoy with their families. (L-R) Riley Tibs, Alan Lemke, Erin Lemke, Marlene Woodward, Case DePoy, Ali Hauser, Hayley DePoy, Treg Thorstenson, Mrs. Lisa Till, Rio Delarosa, Zoey Delarosa, and Brodie Bachman. Not Pictured: Jacelyn Harris who also made a pie.


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PATTY PEACOCK/WEST RIVER EAGLE

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Summer Food Service Program offered at YMCA Camp Marrowbone

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The Sioux YMCA Leslie Marrowbone Memorial YMCA Camp announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program.  Meals will be served to all enrolled children at no additional charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:

The Leslie Marrowbone Memorial YMCA Camp is located on Stove Creek, near Swiftbird, SD.   This is a residential summer camp that will operate for six weeks during the summer of 2014.  The first week of camp is June 24; there will be no camp the week of July 4.  Camp will resume the week of July 8 and operate each week through August 8, 2014.   All children who attend camp will receive three meals a day free of charge.  Children must be between the ages of 8-16 to attend camp.   Camp meals are served as follows:  breakfast at 8:30-9:00 AM, lunch at noon-12:30 PM , and supper at 6:00-6:30 PM.

For more of this story, look at our June 26th issue!

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Moreau Grand to vote on new district boundaries

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Proposed district boundaries

Proposed district boundaries

current district boundaries

current district boundaries

 

Moreau-Grand Electric Co-op members will vote on proposed new district boundaries at their annual meeting in October.

Moreau-Grand Manager Melissa Maher explained that the purpose of  redrawing the districts is to equalize the number of Moreau-Grand members within the five districts.

“The idea is a simple concept of having the same representation of membership per director,” Maher said.

With 3900 members, the optimum number per district would be 783.

For more check out of  June 19th issue!

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Mosquito control/prevention grant

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Dupree was one of nearly 100 South Dakota local governments,  to receive and share in a $500,000 grant program intended to control mosquitoes and prevent West Nile virus, announced South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard.

“When West Nile emerged in South Dakota only a few communities had a mosquito control program. Today more than 80 percent have some type of mosquito control program in place,” said the Governor. “The state is pleased to support the work of those local programs with this funding.”

For more look at our June 19th issue!

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Playing with dirt

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heyenne River Youth Project summer interns Trey Bad Warrior and Dalton Fischer smooth the dirt over a raised mound as they prepare to plant beets in the CRYP’s Winyan Toka Win garden.

 

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Ziebach County Commissioners discuss county road work

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The Ziebach County Commissioners met on Thursday, June 5 in Dupree for their monthly meeting. The meeting date was moved from its usual date, the first Tuesday of each month because of the primary election that took place on June 3.

The commissioners began with reviewing the voting turnout and ballet information from each of the districts within the county. According to the commission, Ziebach County had a 3 percent showing from voters for the primary.

The commissioners expressed concern for the low turnout and hope for a better turnout in the general election in November.

In other business, the commissioners discussed the Highway Department’s progress on “blading” and pulling the shoulders of county roads, the pros and cons of new equipment, and concerns about the shortage of staff.

For more of this story look at our June 12th issue!

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16 area cowboys and cowgirls heading to State Rodeo Finals

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16 cowboys and cowgirls from the Eagle Butte and Dupree area will represent their towns and schools at the 2014 South Dakota State High School Rodeo Finals, June 18-22, 2014 in Belle Fourche.

The Northwest Region contenders competed at their second regional this past weekend in Dupree, following last weekends regional in Buffalo.

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Ready, Aim, Fire

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Ready, Aim, Fire    Members of the Legion of Veterans Post 308 fire their rifles as they honor the fallen veterans at the Eagle Butte Cemetary on Friday morning. Pictured from left to right: Post 308 Commander Kermit Dupris, Ivan Bruigier, Kenny Curley, and Chaplain Myron Curley.

 

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Tribal Ventures provide grants to two local communities

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The Cheyenne River Tribal Ventures’ Community Development Fund awarded matching grants to two reservation organizations to help improve infrastructure for their annual celebrations.

Both the Wakinyan Maza Wokiksuye Memorial and the LaPlant Pow-wow Committee submitted applications for the most recent round of funding in the ‘Seed’ category of the Community Development Fund and both were approved by Tribal Ventures’ Board.

For more of this story, look at our June 5th issue!

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Podcasts

Most recent Eagle Butte Special City Council Meeting held on April 23, 2014. Recording is of the entire open session excluding executive session. Action taken was to restate and re-approve three motions made at the April 9, 2014 session. Approved to move ahead with main street water main replacement project and to open it up to bids. Most recent regular Eagle Butte City Council Meeting on April 9, 2014. Recording records entire meeting excluding a one-hour executive session. Top action taken: approved Tuesday's Ward II election results; rescinded February council action reducing Mayor salary, putting it back to what it was prior to action; appointed Verzella LaPlante Mayor; appointed Tyson LaPlante to fill Ward II seat. Most recent Dupree City Council meeting held on Monday, April 7, 2014. Most recent regular Dupree City Council Meeting held on March 3, 2014. Recording starts shortly after meeting was called to order and runs entire length of meeting. Main discussion points included city streets and the upcoming April election.

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