Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Southern Ute Indian Tribe drafts plan to reopen

Southern Ute tribal members could see some coronavirus-related restrictions lifted – as long as outbreak data clearly shows it is safe. The Southern Ute Indian Tribe has maintained its stay-at-home...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Local Native American poet talks trauma on national podcast

Tanaya Winder, an award-winning poet raised on the Southern Ute reservation, offered ways to nurture self-love in turbulent times during a new podcast by the American Indian Graduate Center. The...

DATE: June 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 40 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Progress made on 4 blazes burning in Southwest Colorado

Even with a red flag warning in place Monday, firefighters made progress in containing four fires burning across Southwest Colorado. The red flag warning was to expire at 8 p.m. Monday. However,...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters keep Six Shooter Fire near Bondad at bay

Firefighters were able to keep the Six Shooter Fire burning near Bondad within its 220-acre confines Wednesday, according to Southern Ute Indian Tribe spokeswoman Lindsay Box. The Six Shooter Fire...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield has highest census response rate in La Plata County

The Pine River Valley holds the best and the worst 2020 census response rates in La Plata County, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. Coloradans are ahead of the national response rate, with...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sky Ute Casino Resort launches sports betting app

Sky Ute Casino Resort became the first Native American tribal casino to launch a sports betting app, bringing its Sky Ute SportsBook online this week. Amanda Hopkins, director of marketing at Sky...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Indian Tribe conducts sweeping communitywide COVID testing

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe embarked on a multi-day COVID-19 testing event this week in an effort to better understand any transmission of the coronavirus in the community. The tribe, in...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute tribes reimagine Bear Dances

In normal, non-pandemic times, this is the season when the thrumming notes of a ceremonial song, the rasping of metal sticks rubbed on notched wood and the swinging and flicking of colorful fringed...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Southern Ute tribe to keep stay-at-home order in effect

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe in Southwest Colorado said it plans to leave its stay-at-home order in effect until further notice, despite Colorado easing its restrictions beginning Sunday. Tribal...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Indian Tribe says U.S. Treasury Dept. leaked confidential information

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe is demanding an investigation into the U.S. Treasury Department after the tribe said the department leaked confidential tribal information given to it as part of an...

DATE: April 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute detainees could be housed in La Plata County Jail

People detained by the Southern Ute Tribal Police could be housed in the La Plata County Jail as a result of coronavirus-related staffing shortages at the tribe’s detention center. The tribal jail...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County behind state, nation in census response

Wednesday was Census Day – a reference date, not a deadline – and La Plata County is slowly making progress on the 2020 census count, despite nationwide coronavirus-related delays. The U.S. Census...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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