Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Hozhoni Days celebrates young and old through dance

Native Americans of all ages from around the nation drummed, sang and danced Saturday at Fort Lewis College’s Hozhoni Days Powwow, a celebration of multigenerational culture. Hundreds of people...

DATE: April 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Indian Tribe awarded grant to assist victims of crime

The federal government awarded the Southern Ute Indian Tribe almost $400,000 to expand direct victim services and trauma-informed personnel support – part of a nationwide effort to improve victim...

DATE: March 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shooting victim’s lawsuit against Southern Ute police dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a La Plata County man who claimed the Southern Ute Police Department acted negligently by shooting the man. Officer Patrick Joseph Backer shot...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

A race against time to document Native American shelters

For years, archaeologists have been documenting hundreds of wooden shelters left by Native Americans in northern Colorado, in a time-is-of-the-essence project as the land reclaims the historic...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New director tapped to lead Ignacio nonprofit after funding cuts

A large nonprofit that provides social services in Ignacio has a new executive director who plans to focus on rebuilding the organization after major funding cuts. Lori Niewold started as...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Worker dies in explosion at natural gas site in Southwest Colorado

A 47-year-old New Mexico man died earlier this month after an explosion at a natural-gas well site in southern La Plata County. According to state records, Randy Yellowman was working as a contract...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stolen car suspect leads police on 22-mile chase from Ignacio to Durango

A 21-year-old man from New Mexico was arrested Sunday on suspicion of stealing a car at the Sky Ute Casino Resort and leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase that ended in Durango. Michael...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Fatal crash Tuesday near Ignacio

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Economic Development Alliance looking for new leader

Roger Zalneraitis, who has led the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance for eight years, has accepted an offer to become economic development manager for the Permanent Fund of the Southern...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pagosa Springs author chronicles life of renowned Southern Ute artist

In her self-published book from 2017, Pagosa Springs author Judith Stone chronicles the life and spiritual journey of Southern Ute elder and artist Russell Box Sr., whose work is featured in the...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

KSUT radio station meets $1 million fundraising goal

KSUT, a public radio station based in Ignacio, topped its fundraising goal of collecting $1 million by Sept. 30, a milestone that solidified a matching grant of $1 million from the Southern Ute...

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

Ignacio nonprofit, shattered by funding cuts, picks up the pieces

Southern Ute Community Action Programs is changing its name and making plans to rebuild in the wake of a decision by the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council to withdraw funding to the organization...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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