Towaoc

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

Ute Mountain Utes Tribe will hold Oct. 14 election

Ute Mountain Ute tribal members will elect a tribal chairman, two council delegates and a White Mesa, Utah, representative during the Oct. 14 election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solar lights built into pavement on U.S. Highway 160 at Towaoc

Travelers on U.S. Highway 160 south of Cortez will be guided by new lights near the Ute Mountain Ute reservation. “More than 200 solar LED lights were installed and embedded into the pavement of...

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

Towaoc woman pleads not guilty to murder charge

A Towaoc woman has pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge and has been released on a $100,000 bond to a halfway house in Durango while her case moves forward, according to federal...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes are awarded a $9 million grant for water upgrades

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe has been awarded a $9 million federal grant to upgrade its water and wastewater infrastructure in Towaoc and White Mesa. The grant, issued through rural development...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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