Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe

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

Towaoc woman pleads not guilty to murder charge

A Towaoc woman has pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge and has been released on a $100,000 bond to a halfway house in Durango while her case moves forward, according to federal...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes are awarded a $9 million grant for water upgrades

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe has been awarded a $9 million federal grant to upgrade its water and wastewater infrastructure in Towaoc and White Mesa. The grant, issued through rural development...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute tribe, CU develop archaeology field school

The Ute Mountain Ute tribe is working with the University of Colorado anthropology department to develop a field school to document and preserve ruins on the reservation. During the first two-week...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

How a Utah county silenced Native American voters

To understand why Wilfred Jones wanted an ambulance, you have to understand where he lives. San Juan County, in southeastern Utah, is nearly as big as New Jersey but is home to fewer than 15,000...

DATE: July 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Native American mascot commission a model for nation

DENVER – Members of a commission that studied Native American mascots in schools on Monday reported success, blazing the way for a national effort. Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, last year...

DATE: April 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Utes, Navajo seek monument to preserve canyon

BLUFF, Utah – For generations, the Allen Canyon band of Ute Mountain Utes has made a name for itself by creating artistic wedding baskets out of willows and plant dyes collected in the remote...

DATE: March 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Ute Mountain Ute petition seeks finance investigation

Ute Mountain Ute tribal members are seeking an investigation into the tribe’s finances and are calling for more government transparency. They are circulating a petition for a referendum that calls...

DATE: March 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sister arrested in fatal Towaoc stabbing

The sister of a woman fatally stabbed Feb. 8 at a residence on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation has been arrested and charged with murder. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has charged Jaycene...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News