Stevens addresses future of gaming under Trump

PAWNEE, Okla. –– National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) Chairman Ernie Stevens Jr. joined the United Indian Nations of Oklahoma Kansas and Texas (UINOKT) at its Quarterly Meeting on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 at the Pawnee Nation Wellness Center in Pawnee, Okla. Chairman Stevens joined the UINOKT meeting as the keynote speaker to provide a National update – the future of […]

Lady Raiders prevail in stirring comeback

Free throws decide otherwise close contest

RAPID CITY — Outside Carold Heier Gymnasium, adverse driving conditions made it difficult to even get to the Cobbler-Raider showdown last Thursday night, but once inside, fans were treated to a crosstown barn-burner, that saw Rapid City Stevens bend but refuse to break, on the way to a 61-56 comeback victory over archrival, Rapid City Central. For most of the […]

A unique time in West River basketball

The times, they are a changin’

We are in a transition period when it comes to media coverage. The old daily print newspaper system is dying, and the internet phase has not yet stabilized to replace that lost coverage. Dailies used to provide comprehensive box scores of the local basketball but their budgets and staff have been slashed dramatically. They do the best they can. Everything […]

Stevens wins crosstown showdown

Raider defensive pressure breaks down Cobblers

RAPID CITY –– Raider Head Coach Chris Stoebner is a pretty husky guy, but the first words out of his mouth after his team’s 54-41 defeat of arch-rival Rapid City Central were, “I’m exhausted!” There are always a lot of emotions at play when Raider Blue squares off against Cobbler Red, and there is just no other rivalry in the […]

Oglala Vic Runnels: An artist for all seasons

Childhood obsession sparks long, successful career

Vic Runnels passed away last week and in his honor we are running an article written by David Arredondo a couple of years ago. Native Sun News Today believes the article defines the essence of Mr. Runnels and we are proud to republish the great article on this phenomenal Lakota artist ABERDEEN –– You never know where life’s journey will […]

Rapid City issues 168 permits with more than $35 million in valuation

RAPID CITY –– Rapid City has started 2017 on a high note, issuing 168 building permits in January with a total valuation of $35,427,528. It was the second highest January for permit valuation. By comparison, the City issued 180 permits in January 2016 with a valuation of $15.3 million. The only January with a higher permit valuation was recorded in […]


In Cheryl Chantell Ziegler-Fairbanks obituary, published last week, her grandmother, Della Brown, was mistakenly listed as deceased.

Dale Douglas Pourier

PINE RIDGE – Dale Douglas Pourier, Sr., 61, made his journey to the Spirit World on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge. Dale was born on May 30, 1955 in Igloo to Lester and Caroline Rose (Jacobs) Pourier. Dale spent his younger years in Igloo and attended grade school in Igloo. Later Dale […]

Vic Runnels Isnala Wica ‘Only Man’

ABERDEEN –– Vic Runnels, 81, made his journey to the Spirit World on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen. Victor “Vic” Runnels was born December 15, 1935 to Raymond and Cecilia (Conroy) Runnels at Batesland. As a young boy in grade school, Vic’s family moved to Gordon, Neb. He graduated from Pine Ridge High School […]


RAPID CITY — Starting with the girls: on Tuesday, January 30, top rated Hamlin pounded host Arlington 55-16. Red Cloud braved some horrible road conditions to beat host Hill City, 53-36. Rapid City Stevens steamrolled visiting Douglas, 83-33. Crosstown rivalry topped the games played on Thursday, February 2. RC Stevens came from behind to defeat visiting RC Central, 61-56. Wall […]