Southern Ute Indian Tribe

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

Southern Ute tribal elder to discuss significance of Bear Dance

Next week, a Southern Ute tribal elder will give a presentation explaining the cultural and historical significance of the upcoming Bear Dance , an annual event on the reservation. Russell Box,...

DATE: May 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute shale drilling goals draw scrutiny

Citizen and environmental groups are calling for transparency and a new environmental impact statement for prospective shale oil and gas development on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. Last...

DATE: April 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute museum emptying, apparently closed

The Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum in Ignacio is emptying of artifacts and appears to be closed as tribal government prepares for a takeover of the nonprofit facility. This week,...

DATE: April 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Native American mascot commission a model for nation

DENVER – Members of a commission that studied Native American mascots in schools on Monday reported success, blazing the way for a national effort. Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, last year...

DATE: April 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Healing Spirits to hold trio of events this week

To support its emphasis on community health, Healing Spirits will hold three events this week to support healing from substance abuse, give people a way to describe their journey through poetry and...

DATE: April 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribal elders express concern for museum

Southern Ute tribal members had many questions but received few answers at a Tuesday meeting called to discuss the fate of the Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum. About 25 attended the...

DATE: April 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County scrutinizes Southern Ute shale exploration plans

La Plata County officials are scrutinizing Southern Ute Indian Tribe plans to explore further shale oil and gas development. Recently, the tribe announced plans to expand a 14-year-old...

DATE: March 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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