Healthcare Provider Letter on Tribal Member Health Benefits Plan TPA Change

Provider Letter on Tribal Member Health Benefits Plan – TPA Change

Please share this letter with your healthcare provider regarding the recent change in Third Party Administrator (TPA) for the Tribal Member Health Benefits Plan. If providers have questions regarding claims and payment, please direct them to Tribal Member Health Benefits Coordinators:

  • Erika Atencio – (w) 970.563.4704 or 970.563.2211 or eatencio@southernute-nsn.gov
  • Elizabeth “Cindy” Gallegos – (w) 970.563.4813 or 970.563.2203 or egallego@southernute-nsn.gov

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20190819 – THBP TPA Provider Letter

NEWS RELEASE: Prescribed Burns for W Sandoval and E Cabezon Discontinued Until Hot and Dry Conditions Improve

Prescribed Burns for W Sandoval and E Cabezon Discontinued Until Hot and Dry Conditions Improve

Ignacio:

Due to hot and dry conditions, the Southern Ute Agency Fire Management has ceased operations on this weekend’s prescribed burn for Sandoval Canyon and Cabezon Canyon.

The crews completed about 1 percent of the prescribed burn area and determined the conditions were too hot and dry to safely continue. Smoke may still be present in the area while crews hold the accomplished acreage. Firefighters will monitor the area in the upcoming days.

For more information regarding the project, please contact the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Fire Management Office at (970) 563-4571.

20190819 – W Sandoval E Cabezon Update News Release

 

NEWS RELEASE: W Sandoval and E Cabezon Prescribed Burns

W Sandoval and E Cabezon Prescribed Burns

IGNACIO: Southern Ute Agency Fire Management plans to begin Prescribed Burn operations this weekend in the Sandoval Canyon area and/or Cabezon Canyon area west of Archuleta County Road 700 (Cat Creek) and 20 miles SW of Pagosa Springs, CO. The project is weather dependent yet expected to start Sunday, August 18 and run through Thursday, August 22, 2019.

 

The W Sandoval burn is located on Southern Ute Indian Reservation and covers 1,066 acres. The approximate center of the burn is located at a latitude and longitude of: 37º 05.62’ x 107º 20.51’ and covers, all or portions, of Sections 18 & 19 in T-33N, R-4W and Sections 23, 24, 25 & 26 in T-33N, R-5W.  The E Cabezon burn is located three miles NE of the W Sandoval burn unit and is comprised of 340 acres. The approximate center of the burn is 37 6.56 x -107 16.39 and covers, all of portions of Sections 10 & 15, T-33N, R-4W.

 

The purpose of the burns is to reduce hazardous fuel accumulations and to improve wildlife habitat. Smoke may be visible from Pagosa Springs, Arboles, the US Highway 160 corridor and surrounding areas.

 

The operation will include 50 firefighters from several tribes and agencies including Southern Ute, Mescalero, and Crow, Los Pinos Fire Department and the SW Regional BIA.

 

Southern Ute Agency Fire Management has an active and ongoing fire program and has treated several thousand acres in the project area. For more information regarding the project, please contact the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Fire Management Office and (970) 563-4571.

Shane Seibel selected as Executive Director of Southern Ute Growth Fund

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT

Christine Sage, Chairman – 970.563.0100

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 2, 2019 – 9:05 A.M.

 

Shane Seibel selected as Executive Director of Southern Ute Growth Fund

Southern Ute Indian Reservation – The Southern Ute Growth Fund operates and manages the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s businesses and business investments, overseeing a significant portfolio of companies and investments in energy, real estate, construction, and private equity. The Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Shane Seibel, as the Southern Ute Growth Fund Executive Director.

“On behalf of the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council, I look forward to working with Mr. Seibel as he assumes the role of Executive Director of the Southern Ute Growth Fund,” said Chairman Christine Sage.

“I am humbled and excited to be selected as the new Southern Ute Growth Fund Executive Director and look forward to the challenges that lie ahead. The challenges are coming from all directions and assembling a team of professionals that exemplify a great attitude, honest, and willingness to work hard for the membership’s equity will be paramount to our continued success,” said Seibel.

For the last five years, Mr. Seibel has been the owner and operator of ONE Enterprises, LLC. He previously spent 20 years working in various leadership positions within the Southern Ute Growth Fund.

Seibel obtained his Bachelor’s of Science, Business Management in 2013 from Fort Lewis College. Seibel, and his wife Melanie, have six children: Roman, Dylan, Trae, Cloe, Ellie, Clay and one exchange daughter Miriam and six grandchildren. He is a lifelong learner, farmer/rancher, coach, Sundancer, and entrepreneur.

Seibel will assume the new position on Monday, July 8, 2019.

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