Southern Ute Indian Tribe

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

Work to start on Ignacio intersection

Work on a traffic signal at Colorado highways 172 and 151 in Ignacio will start Monday. The $1.6 million project includes the light as well as new sidewalks. “They just want to make it inviting and...

DATE: March 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute tribe will take control of museum

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe released a statement Friday confirming that the Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum will dissolve its nonprofit status and become a tribe-managed entity. When...

DATE: March 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute museum’s nonprofit status may dissolve

The Southern Ute tribal council is calling for the dissolution of the Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum’s nonprofit status, which leaves questions about jobs, the exhibits and the fate of the...

DATE: March 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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