Ute Mountain Utes nudge Obama on monument and water

Ute Mountain Ute leaders traveled to Washington this week to attend President Barack Obama’s eighth annual White House Tribal Nations Conference . Tribal Chairman Manuel Heart and councilwoman...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes Tribe will hold Oct. 14 election

Ute Mountain Ute tribal members will elect a tribal chairman, two council delegates and a White Mesa, Utah, representative during the Oct. 14 election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solar lights built into pavement on U.S. Highway 160 at Towaoc

Travelers on U.S. Highway 160 south of Cortez will be guided by new lights near the Ute Mountain Ute reservation. “More than 200 solar LED lights were installed and embedded into the pavement of...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc woman pleads not guilty to murder charge

A Towaoc woman has pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge and has been released on a $100,000 bond to a halfway house in Durango while her case moves forward, according to federal...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes are awarded a $9 million grant for water upgrades

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe has been awarded a $9 million federal grant to upgrade its water and wastewater infrastructure in Towaoc and White Mesa. The grant, issued through rural development...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

How a Utah county silenced Native American voters

To understand why Wilfred Jones wanted an ambulance, you have to understand where he lives. San Juan County, in southeastern Utah, is nearly as big as New Jersey but is home to fewer than 15,000...

DATE: July 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sister arrested in fatal Towaoc stabbing

The sister of a woman fatally stabbed Feb. 8 at a residence on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation has been arrested and charged with murder. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has charged Jaycene...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grants help expand child care in Southwest Colorado

Grants through the Southwest Colorado Early Childhood Collaborative have helped more parents find licensed child care for their infants and toddlers. In the first year, the grants have helped child...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute students’ film wins award in Los Angeles

“Escape,” the first movie produced by Ute Mountain Ute teens, won Best Student Film at the recent LA Skins Fest. The fictional film, which aims to change the negative stereotypes of Native American...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

Ute Mountain Utes working to address recidivism

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is launching new efforts to prevent felons from returning to prison and teenagers from ever entering the system. Nationally, two-thirds of all people released from...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sun’s out, guns out

TOWAOC – Even in a world where unique sporting events have become the norm rather than the exception, strongman competitions stand out. Requiring competitors to flip tires, haul vehicles and...

DATE: July 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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