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2017 January

Southern Ute Indian Tribe Selects New Growth Fund Executive Director

Ignacio, Colo. – The Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council is pleased to announce the selection of Raymond A. Baker as the new Executive Director for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Growth Fund. Baker will assume the responsibilities of directing the Growth Fund with the objective of providing maximum profit and return on invested capital while meeting the current and long-range goals approved by the Tribal Council. In commenting on his new position, Baker stated, “The Growth Fund is a vitally important part of the Tribe and a model of success in Indian country. I am looking forward to joining a great team of dedicated workers who have contributed to its success.”

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Southern Ute Indian Tribe Selects New Executive Director for Growth Fund

Clinic Closure Notice

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Southern Ute Health Center Expanded Hours

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Security Project Continues With New Signage


By Lindsay Box
Southern Ute Tribal Council

A new year will bring new signs throughout the tribal campus to improve the security of the tribal buildings. The security committee, established in 2013, strives to ensure the protection of tribal properties and employees throughout the Permanent Fund tribal campus. Installation of new surveillance signs will be posted at the entrance of each tribal property.

Priorities have been placed on ensuring safety as well as reducing expenses for the Permanent Fund. Throughout the last 3 years, the security committee has upgraded the security systems in the Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum, Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy, Sun Ute Community Center, as well as the Justice & Regulatory, Leonard C. Burch, and Education buildings. The upgrades include a common system for alarms, badge readers, and cameras.
The next phase of this project will begin in January. The entrance of each tribal property throughout the Permanent Fund tribal campus and the Casino will now have a sign informing visitors of surveillance cameras in use. Kathi Gurule, Emergency & Risk Manager, stated, “This is a proactive measure taken by the security committee after discovering that there were different security measures for each building upon their construction and completion.” Upgrading each building with the same security measures cuts costs, while simplifying the response protocols.

The project is expected to be completed in the month of January with the exception of Lake Capote and the Youth Camp, which will occur in the Spring.