Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe

EPA arrives in Towaoc for asbestos cleanup

Asbestos contamination has forced the Towoac Recreation Center to close and triggered an Environment Protection Agency cleanup. The 30,000-square-foot building in downtown Towaoc was built in 1964....

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers recognize contributions of Ute tribes

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers welcomed special guests from the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes to the Capitol Thursday with the passage of a resolution recognizing their unique cultures and...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Ute Mountain Ute chairman looks to tribe’s future

TOWAOC – Harold Cuthair, the newly elected chairman for Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, is a popular guy. On a bench outside his office door, tribal members line up to speak about their concerns on a...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc woman pleads guilty to murder

A Towaoc woman charged with murder has pleaded guilty as part of a plea bargain, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Jaycene Littledeer Colorow, 18, was arrested in the early hours of Feb. 8...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Most public commenters wanted motorboat-free Lake Nighthorse

More than 250 public comments submitted on Lake Nighthorse recreation focused overwhelmingly on the most common complaint surrounding the lake’s management: keep motorized boats out of the water....

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

McElmo Flume established as a monument to pioneers’ ingenuity

CORTEZ The historic McElmo Creek Flume has been officially consecrated as a monument to pioneer ingenuity and early water development. The project is the culmination of a three-year local effort to...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado counties must provide Ute language help in elections

La Plata and Montezuma counties are now required to provide language assistance during elections to the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes per the minority language provision of the Voting...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain voters oust Heart, 3 council members

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe voted for change Friday, electing a new tribal chairman and three new Tribal Council members. In a landslide victory, Harold Cuthair was elected the new tribal chairman,...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes hold election Oct. 14

Ute Mountain Ute tribal members will elect a tribal chairman, two council delegates and a White Mesa, Utah, representative on Friday. Polls will open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Utah residents fear contamination from uranium mill

WHITE MESA – Residents who voiced concerns this week about the uranium mill outside their town in southeastern Utah are worried about two toxic spills and a new report that says toxic metals are...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes nudge Obama on monument and water

Ute Mountain Ute leaders traveled to Washington this week to attend President Barack Obama’s eighth annual White House Tribal Nations Conference . Tribal Chairman Manuel Heart and councilwoman...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes Tribe will hold Oct. 14 election

Ute Mountain Ute tribal members will elect a tribal chairman, two council delegates and a White Mesa, Utah, representative during the Oct. 14 election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News