Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe

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

Tribes united on restoring Bears Ears National Monument during testimony to Congress

During a U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources hearing Tuesday in Washington, D.C., local Native American tribes voiced unanimous opposition to a bill that replaces Bears Ears National Monument...

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

Ute Mountain Utes blast member’s testimony against Bears Ears

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council has rejected congressional testimony made by a tribal member supporting a bill to replace Bears Ears National Monument with two smaller monuments. Suzette Morris...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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

Rocky Mountain National Park may broaden exhibits about tribes

Rocky Mountain National Park might revamp its informational program to represent Native Americans who have connections to the region, according to the University of Colorado Boulder. This fall, CU...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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

Ute Mountain Utes mark end of summer with Bear Dance, powwow

Native Americans gathered in desert plains of White Mesa, Utah, on Labor Day weekend as singers and dancers celebrated the end of summer with bear dances and other time-held traditions. Although...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small Business Development Center director established partnerships with tribes

A businesswoman, college professor and black belt in karate, Liz Ross brought her experience in rural economic development to the Small Business Development Center in 2015 as executive director....

DATE: July 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Inside the military tactics used during Standing Rock

As people nationwide rallied last year to support the Standing Rock Sioux's attempts to block the Dakota Access Pipeline, a private security firm with experience fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

NRC urges uranium miner to review all operations

Nuclear regulators are concerned that a Wyoming uranium mining company, which twice spilled nuclear waste in southeast Utah, may have a larger safety culture problem after it was issued nine...

DATE: May 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News