Towaoc

Embezzlement, money laundering case rocks tiny Towaoc

Eight people have pleaded guilty to embezzling and money laundering of government money from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Estimates of the amount stolen has...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawsuits challenge Trump’s trim of Utah monuments

Heidi McIntosh’s first case as an environmental lawyer in the early 1990s was an attempt to block a coal mine in a remote red rock region of southern Utah. The area is a treasure trove of dinosaur...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Ute Mountain Ute film earns Los Angeles awards

“The Strength of Siblings,” a short dramatic film made by Ute Mountain Ute youths, has won two film awards. Shot in Towaoc and Cortez last year, the 32-minute drama focuses on substance abuse and...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

DeAnne House wins seat on Ute Mountain Ute council

DeAnne House was re-elected to the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council during an election on Friday in Towaoc. House earned 113 votes out of 415 cast. She came out ahead of challengers Selwyn...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute leader tapped for museum

Towaoc local and former Ute Mountain Ute tribal councilwoman Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk has been hired as the new education coordinator for the Ute Indian Museum in Montrose. She will be providing...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lightning strike causes fire near Ute Mountain

Tribal firefighters said a lightning strike Wednesday night likely caused an 8-acre wildfire near Ute Mountain on Thursday. John Trocheck, public safety officer for the Towaoc Fire Department, said...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA arrives in Towaoc for asbestos cleanup

Asbestos contamination has forced the Towoac Recreation Center to close and triggered an Environment Protection Agency cleanup. The 30,000-square-foot building in downtown Towaoc was built in 1964....

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Ute Mountain Ute chairman looks to tribe’s future

TOWAOC – Harold Cuthair, the newly elected chairman for Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, is a popular guy. On a bench outside his office door, tribal members line up to speak about their concerns on a...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc woman pleads guilty to murder

A Towaoc woman charged with murder has pleaded guilty as part of a plea bargain, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Jaycene Littledeer Colorow, 18, was arrested in the early hours of Feb. 8...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain voters oust Heart, 3 council members

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe voted for change Friday, electing a new tribal chairman and three new Tribal Council members. In a landslide victory, Harold Cuthair was elected the new tribal chairman,...

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

Ute Mountain Utes hold election Oct. 14

Ute Mountain Ute tribal members will elect a tribal chairman, two council delegates and a White Mesa, Utah, representative on Friday. Polls will open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes nudge Obama on monument and water

Ute Mountain Ute leaders traveled to Washington this week to attend President Barack Obama’s eighth annual White House Tribal Nations Conference . Tribal Chairman Manuel Heart and councilwoman...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News