Southern Ute Indian Tribe

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

Colo. tuition-waiver request sent to Congress

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers Thursday advanced sending a message to Congress asking it to reimburse the state for Native American tuition at Fort Lewis College. The Durango-based college is one of...

DATE: April 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

The road to Jimmy Newton’s memory

DATE: April 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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