Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe

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

GOP questions mascot limits

DENVER – Republican state Reps. J. Paul Brown of Ignacio and Don Coram of Montrose questioned national pressure on the NFL’s Washington Redskins to change the team’s name. They spoke Monday during...

DATE: April 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Native mascot bill loses funding

DENVER – A Colorado legislative committee Thursday stripped funding for a measure that would limit Native American mascots at public schools. Lawmakers on the House Appropriations Committee backed...

DATE: April 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Native mascots go under the microscope

DENVER – A Democratic-controlled Colorado House committee Monday advanced a measure that would limit American Indian mascots at public schools. House Bill 1165 passed the House Education Committee...

DATE: March 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse construction likely this summer

Construction on some facilities at Lake Nighthorse could start this summer, after the Ute tribes expressed support for recreation. The letters of support will allow the Bureau of Reclamation to...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Honors to be bestowed on Ernest House Jr.

History Colorado will honor Ernest House Jr., at the 29th annual Stephen H. Hart Awards for Historic Preservation ceremony on Feb. 4. The ceremony will take place at the History Colorado Center in...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s councilors back tribe’s water request

The Durango City Council signed a resolution Tuesday supporting the delivery of water from Lake Nighthorse to the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. “This water would really help our future,” Chairman Manuel...

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