Federal bill seeks to preserve Native American languages

Local educators hope a federal bill focused on Native American languages will enhance local Ute language education efforts. The bill, which would establish Native American language resource centers...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Indian Tribe loosens COVID-19 restrictions

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe slightly loosened its public health restrictions this week for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Tribal Council lifted its Stay at Home order and moved...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Bayfield gym teaches Native American fighting art

Flutes, kicks, spins and flips are common features of Bayfield’s newest gym, Nexus Guardian Art. To the regular bystander, Nexus lessons seem like a mixture of parkour, mixed martial arts and...

DATE: March 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two COVID-19 variants found on Southern Ute reservation

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe has found two variant strains of the coronavirus causing COVID-19 within its reservation boundaries. Viruses constantly change through mutation, and different variants...

DATE: March 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

KSUT expands programming after move into larger building

KSUT Public Radio’s new, $2.5 million home near Ignacio is already helping the radio station expand its statewide and Indigenous programming partnerships. The radio station’s move to one of the...

DATE: March 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 variants reported in La Plata, Archuleta counties

Variant strains of the coronavirus have arrived in Archuleta and La Plata counties, according to San Juan Basin Public Health. The health department confirmed two cases of the variant first...

DATE: March 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Indian Tribe confirms discovery of COVID-19 variant

A variant of COVID-19 has been found on tribal lands within the Southern Ute Indian Reservation boundaries, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe said Saturday in a news release. The Colorado Department of...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Colorado scenic byways get national designation

Two of Colorado’s scenic byways, both in southern regions of the state, have become part of the National Scenic Byway Program. The National Scenic Byway Program includes 184 designated byways in 48...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

CNN features Native American dancers with ties to Southern Ute tribe

Sean Snyder, who is of Southern Ute and Navajo heritage, has been making history through dance, according to a recent CNN feature. Snyder and his fiancée, Adrian Stevens, are breaking the mold of...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Attorney’s Office releases details about shooting death south of Durango

Nearly two months after the shooting death of George Sands, the U.S. Attorney’s Office on Thursday released details about the incident and said no criminal charges will be filed against the...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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