Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Southern Utes want to revitalize dying language

The Southern Ute language mirrors native dialects throughout the United States and Canada in that those who understand and speak it are dwindling. A small group of tribal members gathered in...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hitting highway for hoops

DATE: Nov. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solar power coming to Southern Ute government buildings

After navigating muddy legal waters, Southern Ute Alternative Energy and La Plata Electric Association came to an accord on the terms for building a solar plant that will power about 10 tribal...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Adidas pledges to help eliminate use of Native American mascots

DENVER – Sportswear manufacturing giant Adidas pledged Thursday to provide financial and design assistance to schools that want to change Native American mascots, an effort that hits home in...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA working through Gold King Mine spill reimbursements

La Plata County and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe may have as many as 180 additional days to reach an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency on reimbursement for costs associated with...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Guv forms mascot commission

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday signed an executive order creating a commission to study migrating away from Native American mascots. The order comes after legislation failed this year...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

5 challenge for 2 seats on Southern Ute Tribal Council

Five candidates are vying for two Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council seats, as elders proceed with efforts to recall sitting council members and the chairman. Marjorie Borst, Lorelei Cloud, Renee...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tourism helps diversify economies in Indian Country

IGNACIO – Professionals from across the country gathered in Ignacio this week to learn about developing local tourism industries in Native American communities. The No. 1 topic in Indian County...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

S. Utes: Spill costs at $200K

IGNACIO – The price tag for the Gold King Mine disaster has reached about $200,000 for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, and additional expenditures are likely. Southern Ute Chairman Clement Frost...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute council recall gains steam

IGNACIO – Southern Ute tribal elders said Thursday they expect to have sufficient signatures to recall Chairman Clement Frost and five council members. During a meeting, elders agreed the Tribal...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. attorneys hear safety concerns on native communities

IGNACIO – On the topic of public safety in tribal communities, U.S. attorneys had questions rather than answers for law-enforcement officials, prosecutors and victim-assistance workers attending...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Police to enact ‘zero tolerance’ policy on drunken driving through Labor Day

The Southern Ute Police Department will step up its enforcement on drunken driving for a 20-day period through the Labor Day weekend, the agency recently announced. From Aug. 21 to Sept. 7, the...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News