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

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

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

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

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

SunUte Community Center celebrates 15 years

The SunUte Community Center in Ignacio will offer free admission throughout the week, starting Monday, in celebration of its 15-year anniversary. Community members can challenge staff members in a...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado counties must provide Ute language help in elections

La Plata and Montezuma counties are now required to provide language assistance during elections to the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes per the minority language provision of the Voting...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Utes recruiting tribal contestants for sporting event

Young Native American athletes who want to test their skills against the continent’s best might have that chance in July in the North American Indigenous Games . An informational meeting will be...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio residents brace for higher sewer, water rates

Ignacio town trustees have approved higher sewer and water rates to cover price increases from the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, which provides services to the town. The most significant increase,...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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