Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Southern Utes, BLM settle fracking lawsuit

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe and the Bureau of Land Management agreed Friday a tribal rule will govern hydraulic fracturing on tribal land. The tribe sued the Department of the Interior in summer...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

11 Southern Utes compete for 2 Tribal Council seats

Eleven candidates are vying for two Tribal Council seats in the Southern Ute Indian Tribe ’s general election Nov. 4. The ballot, which is subject to change, includes one incumbent, Tribal Council...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

SUCAP celebrates 50 years of building community

It began as part of President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s War on Poverty, and 50 years later, the nonprofit Southern Ute Community Action Programs has become an integral part of the Ignacio community,...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes nudge Obama on monument and water

Ute Mountain Ute leaders traveled to Washington this week to attend President Barack Obama’s eighth annual White House Tribal Nations Conference . Tribal Chairman Manuel Heart and councilwoman...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Indian Tribe stands with Standing Rock

Southern Ute tribal member Shelly Thompson took a carload of blankets, jackets and other supplies last week to the thousands of Native Americans camped out on the Standing Rock reservation in North...

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

Senators attempt to expedite Gold King reimbursements

A bipartisan group of senators on Monday introduced a measure that would expedite reimbursements to entities affected by last year’s Gold King Mine spill. Colorado senators Michael Bennet, a...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver in last week’s rollover near Bayfield dies

Francis Taylor, the driver of a vehicle that rolled on U.S. Highway 160 near Bayfield last week, died in a Denver-area hospital on Saturday at the age of 23. Taylor had been admitted in the...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public invited to talks, tour to see Spirit Trees

In late winter or early spring when food was scarce, it was the tradition of Ute, Navajo and Apache women to peel the bark of a ponderosa pine to reach the soft, edible inner layer. The bark could...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA announces more Gold King Mine spill reimbursements

More money is coming to local, state and tribal entities affected by the Gold King Mine spill, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday on the event’s one-year anniversary. La Plata...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire on tribal land near Marvel fully contained

Lightning sparked a 66-acre wildfire east of Marvel on Southern Ute Indian Tribe land. The fire in 44 Canyon was 100 percent contained at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday and crews are going to continue...

DATE: June 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute’s Growth Fund director retires after 28 years

Bob Zahradnik became an employee of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe as the reservation was on the brink of an energy renaissance, which was the spark that contributed to the tribe’s multi-billion...

DATE: May 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Contractor sues Southern Ute Growth Fund over contract

A Cortez general contractor is suing the Southern Ute Growth Fund and two attorneys for $15 million over a canceled contract. Chavez Todichiinii Construction Corp. owner Christopher Chavez, a...

DATE: May 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News