Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe

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

Without their native tongue, Utes fear for loss of souls

IGNACIO – In an effort to preserve the Ute language, some 75 members of the Southern Ute, Ute Mountain Ute and Northern Ute tribes attended the first “Let us all wake up and speak Ute” linguistics...

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

Tribes impact state’s economy

DENVER – A recent analysis highlights a significant statewide economic impact by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, both in Southwest Colorado. The tribes – along with...

DATE: July 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes host entrepreneur workshop

Coming up with a viable business idea is hard enough for most entrepreneurs, but getting it from an idea to a thriving operation can be even more daunting. To help native entrepreneurs get their...

DATE: July 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Back in business

More than 100 locals turned out for the grand opening of Ute Mountain Indian Trading Company and Gallery on Saturday, May 2. Before opening the doors for the first time to eager shoppers, tribal...

DATE: May 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Colo. tuition-waiver request sent to Congress

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers Thursday advanced sending a message to Congress asking it to reimburse the state for Native American tuition at Fort Lewis College. The Durango-based college is one of...

DATE: April 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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