Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe

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 elect two out of 16 candidates

Ute Mountain Utes elected Alston Turtle and Selwyn Whiteskunk to the Tribal Council during a well attended election Friday, according to unofficial results. Sixteen candidates threw their hats into...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ultralight plane crashes south of Cortez

A man who was injured as his ultralight aircraft crashed Tuesday in a remote field south of Cortez was assisted by a British tourist who witnessed the accident while driving. “I saw him flying...

DATE: Oct. 10, 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

Sentences issued in Ute Mountain fraud case

The Ute Mountain Ute fraud case that involved $1.1 million in embezzled and stolen funds has entered the sentencing phase. So far, 13 people, many of them tribal members, have pleaded guilty to...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute policymaker leaves state office

Ernest House Jr. has resigned his position as executive director of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs to take a job with the Keystone Policy Center. House is the first Ute Mountain Ute...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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