January 6, 2015: The Senate will next convene on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at 12:00 noon.
The Senate will next convene on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at 12:00 noon.
ABOUT SOUTH DAKOTA: COUNTY OF THE MONTH
Largest City: Dupree
County Seat: Dupree
About Ziebach County:
Located in Northwest South Dakota, Ziebach County is located within the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, which makes it one of only five counties in our state to be located entirely on an Indian Reservation. Dupree was named the permanent county seat of Ziebach County in November of 1912.
Ziebach County was opened for settlement on February 1, 1911, and was named after Frank M. Ziebach, creator of the state's first newspaper in Yankton, South Dakota, the Weekly Dakotan. Ziebach later served in the territorial legislature and as the commissioner of the United States Land Office. With its reporting about the political wars in the Dakota Territory, the Weekly Dakotan grew significantly.
The county, like much of the Great Plains area, is characterized by its rolling land and numerous buttes. Thunder Butte and Rattlesnake Butte are among the best known buttes in the area. The National Park Service has designated Rattlesnake Butte as a National Natural Landmark. Thunder Butte is located in the Northwest corner of Ziebach County and has historic, religious and cultural significance to the Lakota people.
Although coal mining has never developed as an industry in Ziebach
County, large deposits of lignite coal lay unexposed near Glad Valley
and other locations in the area. The geological formation of the county
also shows that oil may be present. In 1912, oil seepage was found on
the Puller Farm near Isabel.
In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed an interior appropriations bill that funded the Tri-County Water Pipeline to serve portions of Dewey, Ziebach and Meade Counties. After fifteen years and more than twenty million dollars, the Tri-County Rural Water System was completed.
Ziebach County is commonly visited by outdoorsmen. The county is plentiful in grouse, sage hen, wild turkeys, duck, Canadian geese, pheasant and white tail deer, and offers an adventure for those interested in hunting, fishing or camping.
Tim's Work in Ziebach County:
Tim Works to Reduce Suicides in Indian Country
Tim Upgrades 911 Service
Tim Funds Local Drug Prevention Programs
Tim Supports Area Head Start
Tim Secures Funding for Construction of Veterans' Center
Tim Improves Area Housing
Tim Funds Local Road Improvements
In 2006, Tim secured $2.5 million to reconstruct Fox Ridge Road on
the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation.
Tim Improves Local Health Care