Southern Ute Growth Fund

Ignacio nonprofit, shattered by funding cuts, picks up the pieces

Southern Ute Community Action Programs is changing its name and making plans to rebuild in the wake of a decision by the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council to withdraw funding to the organization...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Indian Biz Expo explores strategies for success

IGNACIO – Sovereignty, effective government services and wise long-term priorities are all keys to economic success for Native American tribes, an expert told the crowd at the Indian Biz Expo Four...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Growth Fund building locked during business hours

The doors to the Southern Ute Growth Fund building in Ignacio are now locked during regular business hours out of “administrative caution.” A sign on the building, at 14929 Colorado Highway 172,...

DATE: May 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute’s Growth Fund director retires after 28 years

Bob Zahradnik became an employee of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe as the reservation was on the brink of an energy renaissance, which was the spark that contributed to the tribe’s multi-billion...

DATE: May 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Contractor sues Southern Ute Growth Fund over contract

A Cortez general contractor is suing the Southern Ute Growth Fund and two attorneys for $15 million over a canceled contract. Chavez Todichiinii Construction Corp. owner Christopher Chavez, a...

DATE: May 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solar power coming to Southern Ute government buildings

After navigating muddy legal waters, Southern Ute Alternative Energy and La Plata Electric Association came to an accord on the terms for building a solar plant that will power about 10 tribal...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

S. Utes want solar plant

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe is moving closer to powering some of its buildings with electricity from its own solar plant. The tribe received a grant for $1.5 million from the Department of...

DATE: July 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

The next step for Utes

Along Colorado Highway 172 just outside Ignacio, the new headquarters of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Growth Fund stands as new evidence of the tribe’s success. Wednesday, the Growth Fund’s...

DATE: June 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clement Frost returns as tribal chairman

A familiar face has returned as chairman of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, and he is joined by two new younger members on the Tribal Council. Clement Frost was sworn in Monday as tribal chairman....

DATE: Dec. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Utes christen deep-water energy system

Tribal Council members of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and members of the Growth Fund’s Red Willow Production Co. attended the christening of Delta House, a 296-foot-tall semi-submersable floating...

DATE: July 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clement Frost takes Tribal Council top spot

IGNACIO – After a six-year absence, Clement Frost is back on the Southern Ute Tribe Council – as chairman. Frost, who served as council chairman from 1997-2000 and from 2005-2008, was the dominant...

DATE: May 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Town, tribe intertwined

On the morning of the last Saturday in July, Ignacio’s Goddard Avenue lit up with floats, music and horses participating in the San Ignacio Fiesta parade. A perennial summertime event, this year’s...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News