U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs

Former BIA director engaged in abusive behavior; no action taken

Over the course of his career at the Department of the Interior, former Bureau of Indian Affairs Director Bryan Rice allegedly bullied, physically threatened and retaliated against employees before...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Towaoc man gets 12 years in sexual assault of wife

A Towaoc man with a history of domestic violence has been convicted of assault and sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison. On Oct. 9, U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Blackburn...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes awarded $1.6 million public safety grant

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe has been awarded a $1.6 million grant from the Department of Justice to improve public safety. Of that amount, $898,918 is for public safety and community policing, and...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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