Southern Ute Indian Tribe

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

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

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