Southern Ute Indian Tribe

La Plata County scrutinizes Southern Ute shale exploration plans

La Plata County officials are scrutinizing Southern Ute Indian Tribe plans to explore further shale oil and gas development. Recently, the tribe announced plans to expand a 14-year-old...

DATE: March 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Work to start on Ignacio intersection

Work on a traffic signal at Colorado highways 172 and 151 in Ignacio will start Monday. The $1.6 million project includes the light as well as new sidewalks. “They just want to make it inviting and...

DATE: March 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute tribe will take control of museum

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe released a statement Friday confirming that the Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum will dissolve its nonprofit status and become a tribe-managed entity. When...

DATE: March 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute museum’s nonprofit status may dissolve

The Southern Ute tribal council is calling for the dissolution of the Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum’s nonprofit status, which leaves questions about jobs, the exhibits and the fate of the...

DATE: March 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High student honored by Center for Native American Youth

Animas High School student Noah Blue Elk Hotchkiss was honored by the Center for Native American Youth for his work in promoting wheelchair basketball on reservations. Noah, 17, was named a 2016...

DATE: March 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

HUD announces $2.6 million in grants for Ute tribes

The Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes will receive $2.6 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grants will benefit low-income families living on...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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