Southern Ute Indian Tribe

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

Utes bless the Animas River

As the Animas River reflected the golden Sunday sunrise, Kenny Frost and Lyndreth Wall, prayed that the waterway would heal from recent heavy-metal pollution. “Water is life; water is sacred,” said...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

S. Ute council recall started

IGNACIO – Southern Ute Indian Tribe elders are mounting a recall effort aimed at the majority of the Tribal Council and its chairman, calling the move a “revolution” to preserve their way of life....

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

Without their native tongue, Utes fear for loss of souls

IGNACIO – In an effort to preserve the Ute language, some 75 members of the Southern Ute, Ute Mountain Ute and Northern Ute tribes attended the first “Let us all wake up and speak Ute” linguistics...

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

Tribes impact state’s economy

DENVER – A recent analysis highlights a significant statewide economic impact by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, both in Southwest Colorado. The tribes – along with...

DATE: July 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

S. Utes want solar plant

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe is moving closer to powering some of its buildings with electricity from its own solar plant. The tribe received a grant for $1.5 million from the Department of...

DATE: July 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small wildfire tamed in Archuleta County

A crew has controlled a small wildfire burning on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation in southwestern Archuleta County. Lightning started the Torch Fire on Wednesday on a mesa one mile north of...

DATE: July 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

The next step for Utes

Along Colorado Highway 172 just outside Ignacio, the new headquarters of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Growth Fund stands as new evidence of the tribe’s success. Wednesday, the Growth Fund’s...

DATE: June 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM fracking rule stayed

When the Bureau of Land Management issued its new hydraulic fracturing rule at the end of March, it unleashed a storm of criticism from states, the industry and tribal governments. It was set to go...

DATE: June 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Agency hindering tribe’s energy efforts

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Native American reservations could produce much more of the country’s solar and wind energy, but the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs largely has hindered energy development on...

DATE: June 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Money Booth yields $26,000

Fifteen nonprofits took home more than $26,000 Thursday night from Sky Ute Casino & Resort’s 16th annual nonprofit Money Booth. Each nonprofit was presented with a check for $500 at a reception...

DATE: May 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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