Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe

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

Box, Plentyholes elected to Ute Mountain council

TOWAOC – After her fifth campaign attempt, Marissa Box has finally landed a seat on the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council. Incumbent Juanita Plentyholes was also re-elected. “I had a dream, and now...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sleeping Ute flower rebounds

A reassessment of threats to a rare wildflower found only on Ute Mountain Ute Tribal land in southwestern Colorado has convinced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that the species no longer needs...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Guv forms mascot commission

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday signed an executive order creating a commission to study migrating away from Native American mascots. The order comes after legislation failed this year...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes consider renewables

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe may benefit from wind, solar and hydro-electric power, said participants at a forum about renewable energy held in Towaoc. The three-day event featured speakers from...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper says no long-term effects from Animas River sampling

TOWAOC – A week-and-a-half after drinking water from the Animas River, Gov. John Hickenlooper, during a tour of Ute Mountain Ute land Sunday, pronounced himself in the pink, and he predicted no...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Utes bless the Animas River

As the Animas River reflected the golden Sunday sunrise, Kenny Frost and Lyndreth Wall, prayed that the waterway would heal from recent heavy-metal pollution. “Water is life; water is sacred,” said...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters get a toe-hold on Toe fire

Firefighters had favorable weather Friday in their efforts to contain a wildfire on Sleeping Ute Mountain now dubbed the Toe fire. Light rains, heavy cloud cover and higher humidity suppressed the...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News