Ute Mountain Ute film earns Los Angeles awards

“The Strength of Siblings,” a short dramatic film made by Ute Mountain Ute youths, has won two film awards. Shot in Towaoc and Cortez last year, the 32-minute drama focuses on substance abuse and...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

A map of language charted by Navajo philosophy

Outside her office at the Peaceful Spirit Treatment Center on the Southern Ute Reservation, Navajo poet Esther Belin takes in the thin late-fall sun. Here in the Four Corners of Southwest Colorado,...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Native authors to speak Nov. 18

Torrey House Press and the Montezuma Great Old Broads for Wilderness present a meet-the-authors event on Saturday from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. in Cortez....

DATE: Nov. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

DeAnne House wins seat on Ute Mountain Ute council

DeAnne House was re-elected to the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council during an election on Friday in Towaoc. House earned 113 votes out of 415 cast. She came out ahead of challengers Selwyn...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute leader tapped for museum

Towaoc local and former Ute Mountain Ute tribal councilwoman Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk has been hired as the new education coordinator for the Ute Indian Museum in Montrose. She will be providing...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lightning strike causes fire near Ute Mountain

Tribal firefighters said a lightning strike Wednesday night likely caused an 8-acre wildfire near Ute Mountain on Thursday. John Trocheck, public safety officer for the Towaoc Fire Department, said...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA arrives in Towaoc for asbestos cleanup

Asbestos contamination has forced the Towoac Recreation Center to close and triggered an Environment Protection Agency cleanup. The 30,000-square-foot building in downtown Towaoc was built in 1964....

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes’ film will premiere in Cortez

The “Strength of Siblings,” a short dramatic film made by youths of the Ute Mountain Ute tribe, will premiere on Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Sunflower Theatre in Cortez. Show times are at 4:30 p.m. and...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Ute Mountain Ute chairman looks to tribe’s future

TOWAOC – Harold Cuthair, the newly elected chairman for Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, is a popular guy. On a bench outside his office door, tribal members line up to speak about their concerns on a...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc woman pleads guilty to murder

A Towaoc woman charged with murder has pleaded guilty as part of a plea bargain, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Jaycene Littledeer Colorow, 18, was arrested in the early hours of Feb. 8...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain voters oust Heart, 3 council members

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe voted for change Friday, electing a new tribal chairman and three new Tribal Council members. In a landslide victory, Harold Cuthair was elected the new tribal chairman,...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes hold election Oct. 14

Ute Mountain Ute tribal members will elect a tribal chairman, two council delegates and a White Mesa, Utah, representative on Friday. Polls will open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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