Southern Ute Indian Tribe

County Road 322 has new name

La Plata County commissioners have memorialized the late Jimmy R. Newton Jr., chairman of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, by designating County Road 322 in his honor. The sign for Jimmy R. Newton...

DATE: April 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Railroad and scenery fans, rejoice!

The San Juan Skyway has enticed visitors to tour Southwest Colorado since 1989. Now, the Colorado Transportation Commission has voted to approve a new scenic and historic byway that may keep them...

DATE: April 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

213 Fire calm for now

Firefighters continue to attack hot spots and mop up at the 213 Fire along La Posta Road (County Road 213) west of Bondad Hill. “It’s a lot of the same old, same old,” said Sara Jacobson, a La...

DATE: April 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

GOP questions mascot limits

DENVER – Republican state Reps. J. Paul Brown of Ignacio and Don Coram of Montrose questioned national pressure on the NFL’s Washington Redskins to change the team’s name. They spoke Monday during...

DATE: April 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Native mascot bill loses funding

DENVER – A Colorado legislative committee Thursday stripped funding for a measure that would limit Native American mascots at public schools. Lawmakers on the House Appropriations Committee backed...

DATE: April 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Southern Ute chairman honored

La Plata County commissioners honored Jimmy R. Newton Jr., a former chairman of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, by commemoratively naming County Road 322 in his honor. Newton died March 31, 2014,...

DATE: March 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Native mascots go under the microscope

DENVER – A Democratic-controlled Colorado House committee Monday advanced a measure that would limit American Indian mascots at public schools. House Bill 1165 passed the House Education Committee...

DATE: March 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio protesters slam SUCAP over employment issues

Protesters waved placards Thursday outside the Southern Ute Community Action Program building in Ignacio, decrying what they characterized as the organization’s lack of transparency, cruelty to...

DATE: March 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse construction likely this summer

Construction on some facilities at Lake Nighthorse could start this summer, after the Ute tribes expressed support for recreation. The letters of support will allow the Bureau of Reclamation to...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Buses to Grand Junction canceled Monday, Tuesday

There will be no Road Runner Stage Lines bus service between Durango and Grand Junction on Monday and Tuesday. Service is expected to be restored Wednesday. The cancellation will halt service to...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clement Frost returns as tribal chairman

A familiar face has returned as chairman of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, and he is joined by two new younger members on the Tribal Council. Clement Frost was sworn in Monday as tribal chairman....

DATE: Dec. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water negotiations underway

Negotiators from the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and the Western Colorado area office of the Bureau of Reclamation opened negotiations Monday on the tribe’s use of water from Lake Nighthorse. The...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News