Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Mountain bike park, controversial dirt bike route approved in Silverton

About 30 miles of new trails in Silverton geared at mountain biking were approved Monday, along with a controversial route for dirt bikes through the San Juan Mountains. Since June 2019, the Bureau...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Southern Ute executive pleads not guilty to child sex abuse charges

McKean Walton, former executive officer with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, pleaded not guilty Thursday to multiple felony charges related to the alleged sexual abuse of a minor. Walton, 51, of...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute tribe pursues justice with help from federal grant

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe is one of five tribes to receive financial assistance from the federal government to tackle one of the biggest barriers to justice for Native Americans: criminal...

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

Colorado leads way with mail-in ballots, secretary of state says

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold visited Durango on Tuesday touting the benefits of the state’s long-established mail-in voting system. With COVID-19 rapidly changing electoral processes...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Southern Ute executive charged with sex abuse of a child

McKean Walton, former executive officer with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, faces multiple charges related to the alleged sexual assault of a child on the Southern Ute reservation. The U.S....

DATE: Sept. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘It’s not only my right, it’s my responsibility to honor those women’

One hundred years ago today, the United States adopted a new constitutional amendment: Women would have the right to vote. On Saturday, La Plata County residents celebrated that historic day with a...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain, Southern Ute tribes receive $300,000 in COVID-19 aid

The two tribes in Colorado, Ute Mountain Ute and Southern Ute, will each receive $150,000 in federal grants to help with COVID-19 recovery efforts. The COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Project...

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

Los Pinos fire district renews effort for tax increase

Residents in the 365-square-mile Los Pinos Fire Protection District have a choice in the November elections: increase fire district property taxes to provide more money for the fire district or...

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

After decades of undercounting, Native Americans push to be represented in census

Norbert Nez is worried about the census. A self-described map enthusiast, he took a job with the Census Bureau in 1990 as an enumerator fresh out of college and eager to find a decent-paying job....

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

Native American helpline increases sexual violence advocacy

StrongHearts Native Helpline launched an initiative to strengthen its sexual violence advocacy Monday to better support Native Americans nationwide. StrongHearts, a service created in 2017,...

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

Broadband application period narrows for tribal governments

Tribal communities were excited to take a big step forward this year in broadband access, but a new decision by the FCC has put that progress in doubt for many. In February, the Federal...

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

Cortez woman faces charges in 2018 Haycamp slaying

Jennifer Marie Folsom has been charged with second-degree attempted murder for allegedly shooting her husband, James Lloyd Box Jr., on Haycamp Mesa outside Dolores in 2018. Box was then fatally...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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