Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe

Ute Mountain Ute tribe opening behavioral health center

TOWAOC (AP) – The night she lost her teenage cousin to suicide, a boy she considered her brother, Cheyenne Hayes thought her mind was going crazy. As the Ute Mountain Ute tribal community mourned...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

State looks to improve behavioral health; Utes get new center

Ute Mountain Tribal Councilman Selwyn Whiteskunk has been appointed to serve on the Colorado Behavioral Health Task Force. This year, Gov. Jared Polis directed the Colorado Department of Human...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Horse falls, injures girl and dies near Hesperus

A full-grown horse wandered into a mobile-home park near Hesperus and mysteriously died Tuesday, at one point falling on and injuring a girl, according to La Plata County Animal Protection. Animal...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc man who attacked BIA officer sentenced

A Towaoc man was sentenced this week in federal court for the attempted murder of a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer last year, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Wendell Mills Jr., of...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hozhoni Days celebrates young and old through dance

Native Americans of all ages from around the nation drummed, sang and danced Saturday at Fort Lewis College’s Hozhoni Days Powwow, a celebration of multigenerational culture. Hundreds of people...

DATE: April 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

More sentences handed down in Ute Mountain fraud case

Six additional sentences were handed down in a $1.5 million Ute Mountain Ute Tribe embezzlement case that previously resulted in 16 convictions. A three-year investigation by the U.S. Department of...

DATE: April 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

A race against time to document Native American shelters

For years, archaeologists have been documenting hundreds of wooden shelters left by Native Americans in northern Colorado, in a time-is-of-the-essence project as the land reclaims the historic...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Body of missing Towaoc man is found

The body of a local man missing since December was found Thursday afternoon near Towaoc, according to officials. Arnold Dean House, 49, was discovered in the Dry Creek Road area east of Towaoc,...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Search teams, family looking for missing Towaoc man

Search teams and family members are looking for Arnold Dean House, a Towaoc man who has been missing since Dec. 24. House, 49, is often seen walking or hitchhiking along U.S. Highway 491 between...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: At least four crashes reported on Cortez-area highways

Three accidents within four miles of each other occurred on U.S. Highway 160 east of the Four Corners Monument on Friday afternoon. Emergency responders were first dispatched to a crash at milepost...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

White Mesa Mill accepts Cherokee Nation radioactive waste

More than 10,000 tons of radioactive waste have been delivered from the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma to the White Mesa Mill south of Blanding, Utah, to extract and recycle the uranium. The waste...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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

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