The End of Term Celebration honoring Chairman Melvin J. Baker, Council Member Dr. Stacey Oberly, and Council Member Linda Baker for their service will be held Friday, December 01, 2023, at 2:00 PM in the Tribal Council Chambers. A reception will follow in the Hall of Warriors.
The Southern Ute Election Board has determined the Run-Off Election dates and deadlines according to the Southern Ute Constitution and Election Code of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe. Run-Off Election will be held Friday, December 15, 2023, from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. The Election will be held at 285 Lakin Street, Ignacio, CO. A sample ballot has been provided containing Tribal Council Chairman candidates James M. Olguin and Melvin J. Baker. The Tribal Council candidates are Marty M. Pinnecoose and Cedric J. Chavez. Please call the Southern Ute Election Board at (970) 563-2303/2305/2730. Off reservation tribal members can call (800)772-1236 Ext, 2303. Email correspondence can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Election Board has determined the dates for the upcoming 2023 Run-off Election according to the Constitution and Election Code. Run-off Election will be on Friday, December 15, 2023, 7 A.M. to 7 P.M. with voting located at the Election Office, 285 Lakin Street, Ignacio, CO.
Tribal Council Chairman candidates are James M. Olguin and Melvin J. Baker.
The Tribal Council candidates are Marty M. Pinnecoose and Cedric J. Chavez.
For further inquiry, please call (970) 563-2303 or 2305/2730; Off Reservation Tribal Members: 1-800-772-1236 ext. 2303; Email is also an option at email@example.com
County Road 318 has re-opened as of 6:04 p.m. Any further updates shall occur through the responding tribal government department, entity and those within that chain of command.
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The Southern Ute Indian Tribe/State of Colorado Environmental Commission (Commission) will meet on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Justice & Regulatory Administration Building- EPD Large Conference Room located at 71 Mike Frost Way, Ignacio, Colorado 81137. The agenda will include Call to Order/Introductions, New Business, Tribal Air Quality Program Updates, Tribal Air Initiatives, CDPHE Updates, Open Discussion/Questions and Public Comment, and Schedule Next Commission Meeting. For more information on the meeting, how to attend virtually, or to obtain a copy of the meeting agenda please contact Mr. Michael Kirsch, Air Quality Scientist at (970) 563-2258 or visit the Commission website at: https://www.southernute-nsn.gov/government/departments/epd/a….
Michael J. Kirsch
Air Quality Scientist II – Planner
Environmental Programs Department
Southern Ute Indian Tribe
Phone: (970) 563-2258
With permission from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and Animas-La Plata Association, Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW) is again conducting its annual Lake Nighthorse kokanee salmon spawning operation. This spawning operation is important for fisheries within the Southwest Region and across the State of Colorado.
CPW wants to let the Southern Ute Tribe and its members know about the spawning and fish giveaways. We are inviting Southern Ute Tribal members to share this fish resource.
Please see the flyer for additional information on the Salmon Giveaway Event.
The SUIT Environmental Programs Department is now accepting applications for the 2024 Cost-share Program (CSP). The purpose of the CSP is to work cooperatively with landowners to implement Best Management Practices (BMPs) on lands within the Reservation. BMPs are designed to improve our rivers, keep our water clean, and protect wildlife habitat. Water quality, fish/wildlife habitat, and recreation opportunities deteriorate when sediment and nutrients flow into our creeks and rivers.
The CSP pays 95% of the cost of selected BMPS and the participant provides 5% cost assistance via monetary or “in-kind” labor/materials.
Applications are due November 12, 2023. APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT: HTTPS://WWW.SOUTHERNUTE-NSN.GOV/WP-CONTENT/UPLOADS/SITES/15/2023/09/2024-CSP-APPLICATION.PDF
Contact project coordinator Dylan Ruckel at (970) 563-2295 or Druckel@southernute-nsn.gov for more information.
In observance of Indigenous People’s Day, the Permanent Fund, Growth Fund, and SUSS offices will be closed all-day on Monday, October 9, 2023.
Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.