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News and Announcements

For complete Southern Ute Tribe news and event coverage, visit the Southern Ute Drum website.

Prescribed Burn

Pine River Irrigation District

“The Pine River Irrigation District (PRID), the operator of Vallecito Reservoir, is again planning to do a “Spring Flush” of the Pine River. This is planned for the week of April 3rd, with a target peak flow of 1800 cubic feet per second. The purpose of this flush is to help move debris off of ditch head gates in preparation for irrigation season. Normally, they begin the flush on Monday, gradually ramping up dam releases until they hit the target flow on Wednesday. They will hold that rate for about a day, then start reducing flows back down over Thursday and Friday. Since these are planned, coordinated events, the past Spring Flush operations have not caused any significant concerns and the plan does provides enough notice to allow for monitoring of potential problem areas.

With the large amount of snowpack in the mountains and the unseasonably warm weather this spring, there may be a need to keep flows in the Pine River higher than normal – either before or after the Spring Flush.
Southern Ute Water Resources Division staff will be in regular communication with PRID and the Pine River Commissioner and we will forward any updated river information along to the rest of the Tribal organization. Kathi Gurule, the Tribe’s Emergency & Risk Manager will be the emergency point of contact for any flooding concerns.”

Webcam Installed on Lake Capote Osprey Nest

Osprey Cam

The Southern Ute Wildlife Division is pleased to announce the successful installation of a webcam on the osprey nest at Lake Capote. The pair of ospreys have again arrived at the Lake and have been building their nest in preparation for their breeding season.

Watch all of the activity close-up and see what unfolds in this 10th year of osprey nesting at Lake Capote. The live video, along with more information about the birds, can be found at the following web page:

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Bear Dance Pow Wow

During a Power Outage

2017 Pow Wows

Beyond Standing Rock

Financial Literacy Course

Course Description and Registration

Flu Announcement

Clinic Closure Notice

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