Southern Ute Tribal Council sees turnover during 2020 elections

The Southern Ute Tribal Council saw substantial turnover as new candidates outcompeted incumbents during the tribe’s 2020 elections. The Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s election in November drew 17...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Five weeks and still no information about Durango man killed by Southern Ute tribal ranger

Five weeks after a 53-year-old Durango man was fatally shot by a Southern Ute Indian tribal ranger, family members of George Sands said they still have not received any information about his death....

DATE: Dec. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio, Arboles residents plead guilty to dealing meth

In two unrelated cases, two people pleaded guilty to methamphetamine trafficking on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release Dec. 4. Trisha...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County celebrates pivotal Southern Ute leader

The La Plata County Commissioners declared Dec. 10 as Leonard C. Burch Day, starting Thursday, to celebrate the groundbreaking Southern Ute leader. Ignacio and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe have...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family of man shot south of Durango left in the dark

The family of George Sands say they have been kept in the dark since the 53-year-old Durango man was fatally shot by a Southern Ute Indian tribal ranger more than two weeks ago. In fact, family...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Law enforcement refuses to comment on shooting death south of Durango

More than a week after a La Plata County man was shot and killed south of Durango, law enforcement is mum about any of the details of the incident. The shooting was reported about 12:30 p.m. Nov....

DATE: Dec. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family identifies man shot south of Durango

A La Plata County man who was shot and killed Tuesday south of Durango was identified Wednesday as George Sands. Sands was homeless and worked for a family in exchange for meals and a place to...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield’s Pine River Shares distributes hundreds of Thanksgiving meals

Pine River Shares in Bayfield gave away more free Thanksgiving dinner boxes this week than it has in recent memory. Pine River Shares, a grassroots nonprofit that focuses some of its efforts on...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribal nations, Forest Service partner to revive oak population

A project to restore the most important traditional food for the Yavapai Apache Nation sprang to life this month. In Arizona, an intergovernmental, public-private...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Southern Ute Indian Tribe to hold run-off elections

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe will hold a run-off election to decide final candidates for three Tribal Council positions: chairman and two council seats. The date for the run-off election has not...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute veterans see national memorial come to life

The Smithsonian Museum opened a new memorial Wednesday to honor Native American veterans and their service to the United States – designed with the help of local Southern Ute veterans. The National...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Discovery DIY Network wraps up filming of Ignacio off-grid home

Filming finished Sunday on Ignacio’s newest, soon-to-be-famous earthen home. In September, Shalina Luna and her daughter, Joli Galvan, residents just south of Ignacio, embarked on a warp-speed...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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