Bitter cold is predicted for Pine Ridge Reservation. Most homes are poorly insulated and many rely on wood stoves as their sole source of heat.
RAPID CITY, South Dakota: At 3 am this morning it was 14 degrees below zero in Porcupine, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Darvis Weston sat outside in his truck warming the engine just in case someone’s car broke down or someone needed help, so that he could go immediately to assist them without waiting for his car to warm up. And someone did need help. A lone brown-gold figure trudging through the bitter cold had six more miles to walk before reaching home when Weston spotted him and gave him a lift in his warm truck.