Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, offices of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe will be closed on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Modified business hours will resume on Monday, November 30, 2020.

Thanksgiving Turkey
photo by Nathan Brescia

The Southern Ute Tribal Court has issued Administrative Order 2020-03, modifying their operating services until further notice.

The Southern Ute Tribal Court has issued Administrative Order 2020-03, modifying their operating services until further notice. The attached Administrative Order is effective Monday, November 16, 2020. The Southern Ute Tribal Court will only hear cases that directly affect public safety or are mandated to be heard pursuant to the Southern Ute Tribal Code. Please call the Tribal Court’s communication line at (970) 563-0240, for updated information.

Please click on the following link for more detailed information regarding this order:

Administrative Order 03 COVID.pdf

Tribal Park & Playground Closure

On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, to protect the health of the tribal membership and the community, the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council issued a ‘Stay at Home’ Order. The Order requires people to stay home unless it is for an essential activity and prohibits public gatherings of more than 5 people.

It is important that everyone adheres to this Order to stop the spread of COVID-19. Before this pandemic, tribal members and family members gathered to celebrate birthday, specialĀ events, and holidays. Because of the social distancing requirements, Tribal Council encourages tribal members to use technology to participate in celebrations.

Individuals are prohibited from accessing closed tribal property. Violations could result in citations for trespassing and violators could be fined $150 and/or up to 30 days in jail.

“While each of us is accustomed to spending the holidays with our friends and family, the outbreak of COVID-19 has forces us to be adaptable in our celebrations. By following the ‘Stay at Home’ Order and celebrating with immediate household members, the sooner we can get back to enjoying the company of many of our friends and family,” said Chairman Christine Sage.

Please stay safe this Easter Weekend by celebrating from home. We encourage connecting with family outside of your home using technology.