U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs

Fire danger increases in Southwest Colorado

Near-record high temperatures, strong wind gusts and low relative humidity have fire managers on edge in Southwest Colorado and prompted a red-flag warning Thursday for Montezuma and La Plata...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Guidelines developed for drilling near Chaco Canyon

ALBUQUERQUE – Federal land managers have laid out their plans for weighing the effects of oil and gas development in northwestern New Mexico on such things as archaeological resources and light...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Utes contest accusations of retaliation against whistleblower

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe responded to claims it threatened retaliation against “whistleblowers,” asserting that the federal employees played a major role in gross mismanagement of the tribe’s...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report: Southern Ute tribe threatened oil and gas lease whistleblower

An investigation has found the Southern Ute Indian Tribe threatened retaliation on a federal employee who in 2012 tried to raise an alarm the tribe skirted environmental regulations for new oil and...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM walks out of Shiprock meeting

Bureau of Land Management personnel were heavily criticized Thursday for walking out of what was supposed to be a community meeting in Shiprock, New Mexico, to discuss the future of oil and gas...

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

Committee criticizes Interior Department for ‘culture of corruption’

WASHINGTON – The House Committee on Natural Resources examined what it dubbed a “culture of corruption” in the Department of Interior at an oversight hearing this week. Subcommittee on Oversight...

DATE: May 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Governor apologizes for 1864 massacre

DENVER – It took 150 years for the state of Colorado to apologize to Native Americans for the unthinkable massacre of about 200 Cheyenne and Arapaho as they slept in present-day Kiowa County. The...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Take a hike where the deer, elk roam

Bureau of Land Management and city of Durango low-elevation areas that were closed to the public in December to provide winter range for deer and elk are open again. The areas are closed annually...

DATE: April 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

From victim to vocal advocate

The experience almost didn't seem real, Diane Millich said. Over a span of two days, the Southern Ute tribal member and founder of the nonprofit Our Sister's Keeper went from sitting at her home...

DATE: March 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News