Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe

Drones help create detailed maps of ruins in Ute Mountain Ute park

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is turning to high-tech aerial photogrammetry to document and preserve the history of its tribal park, which is more than twice the size of the neighboring Mesa Verde...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Protesters march to uranium mill in White Mesa

For the third year, Ute Mountain Utes and environmental groups held a rally and march to protest the White Mesa uranium mill south of Blanding, Utah. The 30-year-old mill, owned by Energy Fuels, of...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute fraud case grows to $1.1 million

A fraud case on the Ute Mountain Ute tribe continues to expand, and now totals more than $1.1 million in embezzled and stolen funds involving 11 people. On April 30 in U.S. District Court in...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA creates partnership to study long-term water quality

The Environmental Protection Agency announced almost $3.6 million in funds and a partnership program to conduct long-term water quality monitoring for the San Juan River watershed. The partnership...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man with four DUI arrests gets 24 years in prison after fatal crash

A Montezuma Creek, Utah, man with four DUI arrests has been sentenced to prison for causing a fatal crash in 2016 while driving drunk to the Ute Mountain Casino. Timothy Amos Merritt, 57, was...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc college fair seeks to broaden students’ horizons

About 40 colleges and businesses were represented Wednesday at the Ute Mountain Learning Center College and Career Fair, where Native American high school students came to get a glimpse of life...

DATE: March 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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