Southern Ute Indian Tribe

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Southern Ute tribe seeks to manage reservation water quality

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe has applied to the Environmental Protection Agency to manage its own water quality standards program, which holds unknowns for upstream discharge permit holders. ...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Southern Utes contest accusations of retaliation against whistleblower

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe responded to claims it threatened retaliation against “whistleblowers,” asserting that the federal employees played a major role in gross mismanagement of the tribe’s...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Most public commenters wanted motorboat-free Lake Nighthorse

More than 250 public comments submitted on Lake Nighthorse recreation focused overwhelmingly on the most common complaint surrounding the lake’s management: keep motorized boats out of the water....

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Report: Southern Ute tribe threatened oil and gas lease whistleblower

An investigation has found the Southern Ute Indian Tribe threatened retaliation on a federal employee who in 2012 tried to raise an alarm the tribe skirted environmental regulations for new oil and...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News