Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe

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

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