Southern Ute Indian Tribe
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Melvin J. Baker, Chairman – 970.563.0100
Tribal Council Affairs – 970.563.2319
FOR RELEASE: September 23, 2022
Tribal Broadband Modernization Project Construction Travel Impacts on CO Hwy 151
Project News: Bonfire Engineering will begin construction on two separate sections as outlined in Phase I of the tribal broadband project. The first section will begin at the intersection of CO Highway 172 and CO Highway 151, heading east on CO Highway 151.
Where: Crews will start on construction at the intersection of CO Highway 172 and CO Highway 151 working east on CO Highway 151 to mile marker 12. Construction will take place along the shoulder of the roadway. Please see attached map.
What: The broadband project will include trenching, boring, and plowing to lay fiber, as well as reclamation and seeding. Construction vehicles and fiber spools will be visible on the shoulder.
When: Construction will begin on Friday, September 23, 2022, and conclude on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. Hours of operation will be from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Travel Impact: Traffic lanes will be narrowed on both CO Highway 172. Motorists will be required to reduce speeds and travel safely around the construction taking place on the side of the road. Please remember to slow down in construction zones, eliminate distractions and drive with extra caution. Motorists are also urged to watch for workers and equipment along the roadway.
In the event of an emergency or to report a reckless driver, please contact Southern Ute Police Department by dialing (970) 563-4401.
To find more information about the Tribal Broadband Modernization Project, please visit the project website at https://www.southernute-nsn.gov/broadband-modernization-project/
The Sky Ute Casino Resort welcomes food vendors for the upcoming weekend!
The Event Center parking lot will be open to a limited number of food vendors during the 100th Annual Southern Ute Tribal Fair Stickgame Tournament taking place at the Casino Event Center from September 16-18th!
Limited spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis! Vendors are required to have a valid food handlers permit, SJBPH verification, and tribal vendor permit. The tribal vendor permit can be acquired at the Southern Ute Police Department.
If you are interested or if you have questions, please contact Mr. Mark Heaney at (970) 563.1651.
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Southern Ute Indian Tribe
Ignacio Area Housing Needs Study
Tribal Council has identified the need for affordable housing located in the Ignacio area which would provide new, modern housing options for the membership and tribal workforce. Council requested Growth Fund Properties Group, in collaboration with the Executive Office, to oversee the new Ignacio Area Housing Study. The feedback collected will serve as the future tribal housing developments for generations to come.
Leadership encourages tribal members, tribal staff, and the community to participate in this study. Please complete the survey at the following link: https://bit.ly/3RAc6xR before Friday, October 7, 2022 by 5:00 p.m.
If you have questions, please contact Mr. Pat Morrissey, President/COO, GF Properties Group at (970) 764.6474 or via email at email@example.com, Ms. Nancy Dosdall, Senior Planner, SHE Inc., at (970) 385.4546 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or myself at (970) 563.2313 or via email at email@example.com
The Southern Ute Cultural Preservation Department is excited to share the Premium Book for the 100th Annual Southern Ute Tribal Fair. For more information about the various activities, please contact the Superintendent/Department listed in the book.
Please read the attached letter from Tribal Council introducing the Tribal Council’s Ignacio Area Housing Needs Study.
Tribal Council has identified the need for affordable housing located in the Ignacio area which would provide new, modern housing options for the membership and tribal workforce. Since the beginning of the year, administration and hiring managers for each tribal entity have expressed that the lack of housing poses a significant challenge for the recruiting and hiring of staff. Adequate housing has been a longstanding and ongoing project for Tribal Council. Leadership encourages participation in this study.
In April of this year, Tribal Council directed the Southern Ute Growth Fund (SUGF) and the Executive Office to review the 2014 Tribal Housing Study, conduct an updated needs assessment in the community, and report the findings to Tribal Council. Tribal Council requested GF Properties Group (the real estate business arm of the SUGF), in collaboration with the Executive Office, to oversee an Ignacio Area Housing Study.
Once again, we are requesting your participation in this study. The feedback collected will serve as the foundation of future tribal housing developments for generations to come. This project will take a considerable amount of time and effort and it is very important that we begin this process sooner rather than later. Please stay tuned for details on the survey which will begin in the coming weeks.
For more information on this project, please contact Patrick Morrissey, President/COO, GF Properties Group, (970) 764.6474 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Addressing substance abuse through prevention is one of Tribal Council’s 13 Priorities. Tribal departments assigned responsibilities or connected with this priority have partnered Kauffman & Associates, Inc.,, to research this specific issue in our tribal community. Tribal Council is requesting the membership’s involvement to gain a better understanding of the crisis in order to develop plans and get back to a healthy and thriving community.
If you are 18 years and older, an enrolled Southern Ute tribal member, other Native American residing on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation, or receive services from the tribe – we NEED your input!
The tribal team leading this project will host THREE Substance Abuse Prevention Community Meetings to provide an in-person and virtual forum to discuss substance abuse in our community. The meetings will be held at different times to accommodate the membership’s busy schedules. Your participation in one meeting is great, but you wish to participate in all 3! The meetings will be held at the Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum at the following dates and times:
- August 16 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. | WebEx Event Registration Link: https://bit.ly/3zNfJJw
- August 16 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. | WebEx Event Registration Link: https://bit.ly/3PbFSrn
- August 17 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. | WebEx Event Registration Link: https://bit.ly/3zLwTHK
All 3 meetings will also have a virtual meeting option. Tribal members can find the WebEx Event Registration on the attached flyer and registration links are included above. Each meeting has its own, unique WebEx Event meeting link, please be sure you are selecting the meeting you wish to attend.
For more information, please contact Southern Ute Behavioral Health at (970) 563.5700.
The Southern Ute Growth Fund would like to announce the upcoming Growth Fund General Meeting to be held on Thursday, September 15, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Sky Ute Casino Resort Event Center. Tribal members are encouraged to attend. An agenda will be forthcoming.
Tribal members who are unable to attend in-person, may attend via WebEx. To register, please visit https://bit.ly/3pcjx24 or use the QR code available on the attached flyer.
For more information on the meeting, please contact Mrs. Debbie Garner at (970) 563.5007 or via email at email@example.com