Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Southern Ute Indian Tribe to create sovereign water quality standards

More and more, Native American tribes across the country are taking the lead on implementing their own air and water quality standards, highlighting a growing trend to embrace self-governance....

DATE: April 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Southern Ute police could cite non-Native American drivers under new traffic code

Proposed revisions to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe traffic code would allow the Southern Ute Police Department to issue civil citations to non-Native Americans traveling within the exterior...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

No arrests in December shooting near Ignacio

No arrests have been made in connection with last month’s shooting near Ignacio that left two people injured, according to U.S. attorney spokesman Jeff Dorschner. Dorschner said the investigation...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

One person in serious condition after shooting near Ignacio

Two victims involved in a shooting Thursday night near Ignacio were recovering from their injuries Friday, according to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, which is investigating the case. The tribe...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Utes usher in new leadership

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe will welcome two new council members and a new tribal chairwoman following Friday’s runoff election. Unofficial results show Christine Baker-Sage pulled off a narrow...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Utes candidates compete in runoff election

Southern Ute Indian tribal members will select two new council members and a new tribal chairman on Friday during a runoff election. Shane Seibel and Christine Baker-Sage are competing for...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute police deputy involved in injury crash south of Durango

An on-duty Southern Ute Police Department officer was involved in an injury crash Thursday night on U.S. Highway 550 near Bondad. The two-car crash occurred about 10:35 p.m. and closed the highway...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Multiple funding sources may be needed to connect ‘Bridge to Nowhere’

A drawn-out effort to connect U.S. Highway 550 with the Bridge to Nowhere in Durango is gaining new traction with a complicated funding scheme that involves millions of federal, state and local...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sky Ute Casino team members send donations to Houston

When the team members of Sky Ute Casino Resort saw the news of the flooding and devastation in Houston, they knew something needed to be done. Employees of Sky Ute Casino Resort went into action...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes mark end of summer with Bear Dance, powwow

Native Americans gathered in desert plains of White Mesa, Utah, on Labor Day weekend as singers and dancers celebrated the end of summer with bear dances and other time-held traditions. Although...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small Business Development Center director established partnerships with tribes

A businesswoman, college professor and black belt in karate, Liz Ross brought her experience in rural economic development to the Small Business Development Center in 2015 as executive director....

DATE: July 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

With a vote, tribal members give themselves a financial boost

Southern Ute tribal members voted in record numbers Thursday to distribute millions of dollars to themselves versus letting tribal government keep the funds. It was a lopsided vote, with 95 percent...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News