Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Diane’s Tortilla Burger serves up homemade fare in southeast La Plata County

Located on the intersection of County Roads 307 and 308, Diane’s Tortilla Burger is not exactly centrally located. It’s closest neighbors are three natural gas plants, not far from the Durango-La...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Pine Tree Fire north of Arboles reaches 742 acres

Firefighters worked Monday and Tuesday to manage a wildfire north of Arboles in southwest Archuleta County, allowing it to increase in size to 742 acres to remove fuels and improve forest health....

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Building renovation kicks off for KSUT radio

IGNACIO – After a million-dollar fundraising effort, Ignacio’s KSUT Tribal Radio broke ground Monday for its new 5,000-square-foot building. Representatives from the Jaynes Corp. construction team,...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute council appoints new Growth Fund director

Shane Seibel started in his new role as executive director of the Southern Ute Growth Fund this week. The Growth Fund operates and manages the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s businesses and business...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Outdoors industry taps into Southern Ute methane capture project

When Wyoming-based and California-based organizations decided to reduce their carbon footprints, they turned to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s methane capture project to balance their...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington trucking company fined for man’s death at natural gas site

A Farmington trucking company has been fined more than $10,000 for training and procedural failures that led to the death of one of its workers at a natural gas well site earlier this year in...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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