Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Southern Ute Indian Tribe expands emergency water storage

SOUTHERN UTE RESERVATION – The Southern Ute Indian Tribe broke ground on a new settling pond Wednesday south of Bayfield to expand emergency capacity for the region’s water system. The new settling...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County, tribe sign new agreement on oil, gas issues

La Plata County and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe have agreed to new terms about the operation of oil and gas production by the tribe on county-owned lands. Because the SUIT is a sovereign nation,...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amid calls for preservation, CDOT says archaeological sites can’t be saved

New construction typically doesn’t bulldoze through a graveyard, so why is it OK for the Colorado Department of Transportation to destroy and pave over a large settlement of Native American ruins...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute tribe and Ignacio receive economic investment from state

IGNACIO – Gov. Jared Polis and state officials announced Tuesday at Ignacio Community Library that the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and town of Ignacio will receive economic development assistance as...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conditions too risky to continue prescribed burn on Southern Ute reservation

The fire management branch of the Southern Ute Agency stopped a prescribed burn Monday on reservation land because of risky weather and fuel conditions. The tribal agency began the burn planned for...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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