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Mini-grants available from Tribal Ventures

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Mini-Grants of up to $1,000 will be available to groups such as cultural groups, youth groups, communities and reservation organizations and programs on the Cheyenne RIver Reservation

“We are so excited to provide this opportunity to the people of Cheyenne River,” said Eileen Briggs, Tribal Ventures’ Executive Director. “Tribal Ventures has provided dozens of matching grants to reservation businesses and organizations, but these Mini-Grants are targeted to smaller groups, organizations and communities.”

More of this story, look at our May 15th issue!

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CRYP to Offer Art Classes for New Outdoor Art Park

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The Cheyenne River Youth Project is proud to announce that they will soon open its new outdoor art park on its campus. To launch the new space, CRYP will be offering the Art of Creative Lettering classes with renowned graffiti artist Peyton Russell. The classes are open to 10 students ages 10-15 and will be offered from May 12th to the 16th from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The week will conclude with an art show on Saturday, May 17th, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the new park. The graffiti wall and outdoor art space which will be open to teens to create works of their own. Art supplies for the classes will be provided by CRYP

For more check out our May 8th issue!

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Dupree City Council reorganizes; council members and mayor take oath of office

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The Dupree City council swore in new council members and reorganized for the new year at May’s regular meeting on Monday night.

Mayor Ray Lenk, who won the mayor election in April took the oath of office administered by City Finance Officer Maurice Lemke. Lenk will serve a two-year term.

For more on this story, look at our May 8th issue!

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CRST receives three year Youth Horsemanship Grant Program

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Over the past week Juanita McLane, Youth Horsemanship Assistant, and Bryan Lawrence, Youth Horsemanship Coordinator, have been presenting slideshows and dispensing information at the school about the Cheyenne River Youth Horsemanship Program.

The mission of the program is to invest in the youth through the development and implementation of innovative and tribally-specific juvenile delinquency prevention programming that is designated to reduce risk factors, increase protective factors, bolster self-esteem, instill respect for all life and enhance coping skills.

 More of this story, look at our May 1st issue.

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Ramona Red Horse Memorial Park Dedication

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On a cold, misty and rainy day the community of Takini and the family of Ramona Red Horse came together to officially dedicate a small patch of the community into a park. A meal was served consisting of traditional fair.

A few weeks ago during a community clean-up project it was realized that more could be done to improve the community. Within three weeks the project had begun and the members of Takini would like to thank the following programs for their prompt assistance.

For more of this story, look at our May 1st issue! 

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Earth Day

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On Earth Day, April 22nd, some of the Dupree elementary students from the second grade and fifth grade classrooms went out and picked up trash around the school and track and nearby areas.  Pictured here is Mr. Shawn Olsen carrying a lot of trash, that the second graders had gathered, as they head back to the school.

 

 

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Higdon set for finals of 8th annual “Rising Star of the West Scholarship” contest

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Dupree High School junior Hannah Rose Higdon is part of the final round of the 8th annual Rising Star of the West Scholarship Contest, which begins Tuesday April 22nd on Black Hills FOX News at Nine.  This year’s contest, sponsored by KEVN Black Hills FOX and Security First Bank, offers a total of $7,500 in scholarship money.

For more of this story, look for our April 24th issue! 

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Dupree prom royalty crowned

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Hannah Higdon and GP Pederson were crowned the Dupree High school prom Queen and King saturday night. 

For more look for our April 17th issue! 

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Coach Don Meyer Presents at Dupree School

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Legendary Northern State University basketball coach, Don Meyer, shared his inspirational story and so much more when he presented at Dupree School on Friday, April 4.  Through amazing coaching success, almost surpassing Coach Bobby Knight to become the all-time NCAA winning coach in men’s basketball, and tragedy of losing a leg in a car wreck and also fighting inoperable cancer, Meyer has experienced life at every angle and his belief in God and his drive to continue to live life to the fullest has kept him going and allowed him to continue to share his feelings and thoughts about life and being a servant-leader with students, teachers/coaches, and community members.

 For more of this story, look at our April 10th issue!

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The snow fall

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John Bachman of Eagle Butte shovels the sidewalk in front of the Eagle Butte Saddle Shop. An early spring blizzard hit much of South Dakota on Monday bringing the majority of activity in the area to a halt as 60 mph gusts made driving near impossible.

 

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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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