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Air attack helps tame fire at base of Ute Mountain

A wildfire broke out Wednesday north of Towaoc on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation. The fire burned at the base of Ute Mountain and was brought under control around 5:30 p.m., said Ute Mountain...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man wanted for shooting at officers is caught south of Cortez

A Utah man wanted for allegedly shooting at law enforcement last week and fleeing the scene was captured Sunday south of Cortez. The FBI said Cecil Vijil was spotted about 7 p.m. Sunday walking...

DATE: May 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Casino and Hotel helps tribal food distribution efforts

The Ute Mountain Casino and Hotel might be closed, but it’s still been a busy space. The casino and hotel announced its temporary closure March 18 in response to the threat of coronavirus. But...

DATE: April 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Efforts underway to bolster tribes’ energy independence

WASHINGTON – Energy infrastructure is lacking for tribes like the White Earth Nation in Minnesota. The tribe has “suffered from the effects of energy poverty,” said Raymond Auginaush, a council...

DATE: March 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

In first signed bill of 2020, Polis includes tribal youth on teen advisory council

The youth advisory council helping Colorado lawmakers draft bills at the state Capitol will soon include tribal representation – a dozen years after the group was first formed. That’s thanks to...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three Ute tribes partner on language immersion program for schools

The Southern Ute, Ute Mountain Ute and Ute Indian tribes are creating a Ute language immersion program that can be implemented in schools. The Southern Ute Department of Education is working with...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes plan to open sports book

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe plans to open a sports book at its Ute Mountain Casino in Towaoc by May 1. Nicki Green, an attorney with the tribe, said tribal officials are exploring several gaming...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Proposed bill would give Native youths a voice in Legislature

Native American youths might receive more representation in the state government through legislation introduced Wednesday in the Colorado Legislature. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Hugh McKean, a...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

KSUT unveils Native Braids storytelling project

KSUT Public Radio launched Native Braids on Monday in hopes of elevating the Native American storytelling tradition, building media skills for youths and strengthening connections with the...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College will repatriate Native American human remains

Fort Lewis College is working to give 43 Native American human remains and 51 funerary objects to the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes for reburial to abide by a decades-old federal law....

DATE: Oct. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes elect Heart with strong support

Ute Mountain Utes have again elected Manuel Heart to lead the 2,100-member tribe in Southwest Colorado. In a landslide victory Friday, Heart earned 231 votes to become the next tribal chairman,...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sports wagering might be coming to Southwest Colorado

If voters approve Proposition DD on the November ballot, sports books will be allowed not only at state-licensed casinos in Central City, Blackhawk and Cripple Creek, but also at Sky Ute Casino in...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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