Two dogs rescued from tall cliff on Ute Mountain Ute reservation

Two dogs stranded on a mesa cliff southeast of Towaoc have been rescued by a Montezuma County Search and Rescue team during a nighttime mission. After receiving permission from the Ute Mountain Ute...

DATE: April 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Tribe breaks ground on $3.1 million health clinic

TOWAOC – The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe broke ground March 22 on a $3.1 million expansion of its Towaoc health clinic. The new 5,000-square-foot Indian Health Services building will house dental and...

DATE: March 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Justice Department reopens cold case murders on Ute Mountain Ute reservation

The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking information about two unsolved suspected murders of Native Americans from Towaoc, on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation. In a news release, the FBI requested...

DATE: March 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe opens COVID-19 vaccine clinic to all

TOWAOC – The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe offered a round of free COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone age 18 and older Tuesday. It was the third public vaccine clinic held at the Ute Mountain Casino Bingo...

DATE: March 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Native American tribes deliver vaccines to broader community

As sovereign nations, Native American tribes can distribute COVID-19 vaccine supplies to a wider demographic than the state process can. As a result, the Ute Mountain Ute and Navajo tribes recently...

DATE: March 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Casino Hotel plans to reopen March 3

The Ute Mountain Casino Hotel will reopen Wedensday with a host of safety improvements against the coronavirus. The casino and hotel temporarily closed in December out of caution and to assist the...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute elder Thomas House Sr. dies at age 96

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe said goodbye this week to a well-known traditional elder. Thomas House Sr., 96, passed away on Feb. 12. He was the tribe’s eldest male member, and the remaining son of...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes ordered to stay home as COVID-19 cases spike

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council has tightened community restrictions in response to an increase in COVID-19 cases on the reservation. Last week, the Tribal Council increased its emergency...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

In a win-win, student teachers tutor Ute Mountain Ute children

TOWAOC – Crystin Furse sits with a young boy in the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Education Center. His laptop, provided by the Montezuma-Cortez School District, is open and ready for the day’s online...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian killed south of Cortez is identified

A pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday night south of Cortez has been identified as Elijah “Eli” Cantsee of Towaoc. Cantsee, 19, was in the southbound lane of traffic on South...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes may earmark CARES Act money for household water

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is considering using CARES Act funding to improve basic utility services for tribal residences, according to a tribal council member. But a tribal member who has lived...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Repeat offender from Towaoc gets 30 years for assaulting wife

A federal judge in Durango has sentenced David Sidney Wells, 44, of Towaoc, to 30 years in federal prison for assaulting his wife on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation. Wells was indicted April 5,...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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