Tribal Jail - Budget Cuts
Monday, 18 March 2013 11:48
A $25 million jail on the Rosebud Indian Reservation meant to provide cultural and spiritual wellness programs for tribal members charged with crimes was supposed to open earlier this year. Instead, it sits empty, with inmates being transported to another jail on a reservation nearly three hours away. Officials say the facility is a casualty of automatic spending cuts that have left the Rosebud Sioux Tribe without enough money to pay for the necessary staffing and utilities. The 67,500 square foot Rosebud Sioux Tribe Adult Correctional Facility was unveiled during a ceremony with state and tribal leaders January 17th. It was expected to house up to 160 male and female inmates with an annual operating budget of $5 million. Instead, because of the automatic cuts caused by Congress and President Barack Obama failing to reach an agreement on how to reduce the deficit, it's operating on a budget of $840,000.
Keep Personal Information Private
Friday, 15 March 2013 15:01
KVSH News has been informed by Cherry County Sheriff Rusty Osburn that scammers have been active in the Valentine area, using cell phone texts. As always, you are advised to NEVER give personal information over the phone, or text message unless the call was initiated by you. If you think you may have been the victim of a scam, contact the Cherry County Sheriff's Office at 402-376-1890.