New Golf Course Event July 24th
Monday, 18 July 2016 06:58
Last week, a volunteer crew worked on cutting and replacing sod on the greens at the new Fredericks Peak Colf Club. Some of the greens needed some help in spots and the practice putting green had a good stand of grass that was cut and moved to fill in those bad spots. The sod was taken from one of two practice putting greens.
This Sunday, July 24th, the golf course development board will host an open house event at the course with free hotdogs and hamburgers from 11 to 1 and tours of the course from 11 to 2pm. Anyone who would like to see the progress on the course is encouraged to come out for a guided tour. Putting will be allowed on one practice green, so bring your putter.
Rosebud IHS emergency room to reopen Friday after 7 months
Thursday, 14 July 2016 14:53
A shuttered emergency room at a government-run hospital on South Dakota's Rosebud Indian Reservation is reopening.
Chris Buchanan with the Indian Health Service told tribal officials the facility will reopen Friday. It's been closed since December, in part because IHS struggled to maintain appropriate staffing levels.
Since then, nine people have died and five babies have been delivered in ambulances on their way to other facilities.
Re-opening the department with the help of contracted group AB Staffing Solutions is one of the requirements the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services set for the hospital to maintain its ability to bill to that agency, a key source of funding.
U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem says more work needs to be done to ensure quality tribal health care.