Southern Ute Indian Tribe

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

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

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

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

2 Southern Ute employees test positive for COVID-19

Two employees of the Southern Ute Indian Tribal government have tested positive for COVID-19, and are in self-quarantine. A news release issued Sunday by the tribe said all appropriate steps are...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Los Pinos postpones May vote to increase mill levy

The Los Pinos Fire Protection District board of directors unanimously voted Thursday to postpone the district’s tax increase effort because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The fire district board decided...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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