Towaoc man who attacked BIA officer sentenced

A Towaoc man was sentenced this week in federal court for the attempted murder of a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer last year, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Wendell Mills Jr., of...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Subaru caravan, plane aid Towaoc Animal Shelter

A “caravan of Subarus” and a plane transported more than 100 dogs and cats from the Towaoc Animal Shelter to Salt Lake City this week. Mark Miller Subaru partnered with nonprofit Nuzzles and Co....

DATE: April 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Improvements begin for U.S. Highway 491

An $11.2 million highway improvement project on U.S. Highway 160/491 has begun that will add passing lanes and a left-turn lane along a 2.5-mile stretch north of Towaoc. Alternating northbound and...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

More sentences handed down in Ute Mountain fraud case

Six additional sentences were handed down in a $1.5 million Ute Mountain Ute Tribe embezzlement case that previously resulted in 16 convictions. A three-year investigation by the U.S. Department of...

DATE: April 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solar power comes to Ute Mountain Tribe

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe broke ground Wednesday on a $2 million solar project that will be used to lower electricity bills for tribal residents in Towaoc. An 8-acre hayfield west of the Ute...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cattle market remains steady; exports rise

An update on the cattle market was provided by an expert during the San Juan Basin Beef Symposium at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds last week. Katelyn McCullock, senior agriculture economist with...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body of missing Towaoc man is found

The body of a local man missing since December was found Thursday afternoon near Towaoc, according to officials. Arnold Dean House, 49, was discovered in the Dry Creek Road area east of Towaoc,...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

White Mesa Mill accepts Cherokee Nation radioactive waste

More than 10,000 tons of radioactive waste have been delivered from the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma to the White Mesa Mill south of Blanding, Utah, to extract and recycle the uranium. The waste...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dolores, Towaoc residents face heightened risk of wildfire

An updated wildfire risk map released by the Colorado State Forest Service shows the foothill towns of Dolores, Towaoc and Durango have a “higher” potential to be impacted by a wildfire. The...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dolores, Towaoc residents face heightened risk of wildfire

An updated wildfire risk map released by the Colorado State Forest Service shows the foothill towns of Dolores, Towaoc and Durango have a “higher” potential to be impacted by a wildfire. The...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Standing Rock’s countdown to Election Day

Danielle Ta’Sheena Finn had at least three things to do before 5 p.m. She had to get across town to the Bureau of Indian Affairs building in time to figure out how to print more tribal IDs, do an...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Towaoc man gets 12 years in sexual assault of wife

A Towaoc man with a history of domestic violence has been convicted of assault and sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison. On Oct. 9, U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Blackburn...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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