How a Utah county silenced Native American voters

To understand why Wilfred Jones wanted an ambulance, you have to understand where he lives. San Juan County, in southeastern Utah, is nearly as big as New Jersey but is home to fewer than 15,000...

DATE: July 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sister arrested in fatal Towaoc stabbing

The sister of a woman fatally stabbed Feb. 8 at a residence on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation has been arrested and charged with murder. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has charged Jaycene...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grants help expand child care in Southwest Colorado

Grants through the Southwest Colorado Early Childhood Collaborative have helped more parents find licensed child care for their infants and toddlers. In the first year, the grants have helped child...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute students’ film wins award in Los Angeles

“Escape,” the first movie produced by Ute Mountain Ute teens, won Best Student Film at the recent LA Skins Fest. The fictional film, which aims to change the negative stereotypes of Native American...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Box, Plentyholes elected to Ute Mountain council

TOWAOC – After her fifth campaign attempt, Marissa Box has finally landed a seat on the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council. Incumbent Juanita Plentyholes was also re-elected. “I had a dream, and now...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes working to address recidivism

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is launching new efforts to prevent felons from returning to prison and teenagers from ever entering the system. Nationally, two-thirds of all people released from...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sun’s out, guns out

TOWAOC – Even in a world where unique sporting events have become the norm rather than the exception, strongman competitions stand out. Requiring competitors to flip tires, haul vehicles and...

DATE: July 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute council now has female majority

TOWAOC – A blanket kept the drum’s spirit warm and protected. When removed, ensuing unison beats from a seven-man drum circle echoed throughout the Tribal Council Chambers. As the honor drum...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc man is sentenced to 20 months in prison

Glen Earl Cotonuts, 54, of Towaoc was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Christine M. Arguello to serve 20 months in federal prison for failure to register as a sex offender. After his prison...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc man sentenced in shooting

A Towaoc man was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to 55 years in prison for shooting another man three times. The victim survived. Matthew Dewayne Jaramillo, 29, rolled his head and looked at...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hanging with the big dogs

TOWAOC – Men and women in harnesses lurched forward in front of the seemingly immovable object that is a Humvee or a Jeep with a 200-pound man in the driver’s seat. Male competitors were attached...

DATE: July 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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