Southern Ute Indian Tribe

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

Option to pay out settlement funds leads in Ute election

IGNACIO – Southern Ute tribal members who fought for the distribution of millions of dollars from a lawsuit settlement appear to have achieved victory Thursday night, potentially ending a...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute tribal members to vote on settlement funds

IGNACIO – Southern Ute tribal members head to the polls Thursday to “approve” or “disapprove” the distribution of millions of dollars from a lawsuit settlement to tribal members. If voters approve...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute members to vote on distribution of lawsuit money

IGNACIO – After months of infighting, Southern Ute tribal leaders agreed Tuesday to hold a special election that will allow members to vote on whether millions of dollars should be kept by tribal...

DATE: April 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers recognize contributions of Ute tribes

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers welcomed special guests from the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes to the Capitol Thursday with the passage of a resolution recognizing their unique cultures and...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute members rail against leadership

IGNACIO – Members of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe in Southwest Colorado say their tribal government operates in secrecy, ignores the will of its people and subverts its own constitution. Much of...

DATE: March 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County OKs letter on tribal water standards application

As expected, La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency, asking for a transparent process as the Southern Ute Indian Tribe seeks a...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Utes pursue EPA-approval for water-quality standards

As the Southern Ute Indian Tribe pursues federal approval to set and manage water-quality standards, La Plata County officials are calling for a transparent process and clarity on which waters...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News