Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe

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

HUD announces $2.6 million in grants for Ute tribes

The Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes will receive $2.6 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grants will benefit low-income families living on...

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

Ute Mountain Utes host ranching symposium

Sixty ranchers recently attended a livestock symposium hosted by the Ute Mountain Ute Farm and Ranch Enterprise. Experts from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Ute Mountain Utes, Jicarilla, Navajo and...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Cultural divide adds to disparity

About 40 percent Native American students – 2 in 5 – received special-education instruction at local schools last year, according to the 2015 Indian Policies and Procedures report released by the...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Adidas pledges to help eliminate use of Native American mascots

DENVER – Sportswear manufacturing giant Adidas pledged Thursday to provide financial and design assistance to schools that want to change Native American mascots, an effort that hits home in...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News