Southern Ute Tribal Seal

Snow Removal

Snow Plowing for Tribal Members

The Tribe will make every attempt to plow snow quickly and properly.  Dialysis Patients or Tribal Members that have serious medical issues are first priority; Tribal Member Elders/Disabled will receive second priority.  Snow plowing will begin when snow accumulation is over three (3) inches or more.  Please be patient during heavy snows, the drivers are making every attempt to get to you quickly.  Snow plowing for Southern Ute Tribal Members is performed by dividing plow routes into designated areas shown below:

Construction Services Route

Cedar Point East and West
Town of Ignacio, Elders, Disabled
HWY 172 South from County Rd 318 to La Boca
Tyson Thompson: 563-0260/Cell 442-1509
Dave Martinez: 764-8266

Motor Pool Route

North of Ignacio, West of Pine River
Breen & Red Mesa Area
Airport & Weasleskin
Leigh Sage: 563-0280/Cell 759-2516
Roger Sage: 759-2518

Custom Farm Route

East of Pine River – La Boca
Allison & Arboles – So. Of Bayfield
Kevin Mallow: 563-0220/Cell 799-2473
Mateo Carmeneros: 759-1688

Wood Yard

Shovel walkways for:
1 – Dialysis Patients
2 – Elders/Disabled
3 – Oxygen Patients
Norman Harlan: 563-0270/ Cell 759-5494
Matt Archuleta: 903-4542

For issues or concerns regarding snow plowing in areas above, please contact individuals listed or speak to Hilda Burch at 563-4710 ext. 2721 or Cell  759-0294.

BIA Route

Roads cleared include Ute Road, Cedar Point East and West, Ignacio Peak, Sunset Circle Loop, Tamuche, Piwood, Shoshone Avenue, Bear Dance Road, North Ridge. BIA does not clear driveways.

BIA: 563-9384                                Herman Begaye: 759-6705                     Randy Tsosie: 749-6381

Housing Authority Route (snow removal for Tribal dialysis, Disabled, Elder)

Sunset Circle
Senior Center – entire area
Ignacio Peak
Northridge Rentals
Shoshone Ave
Eric Spady: 563-4575/Cell 749-3530
Eddie Martinez: Cell 749-3675

Snow Removal from Walkways and Roofs

Snow removal from walkways, roofs is performed first for Dialysis Patients or Tribal Members that have serious medical issues.  Efforts are then directed toward helping Tribal Member Elders &Disabled.  In general, roof snow will be removed if the snow depth accumulates to a level where safety concerns are evident or potential damage to roof or structures may occur.  If you believe you should be included in one of the categories explained above, and you need snow removal from a walkway, or a roof, please contact the Wood Yard at 563-0270.

Snow Plowing for Livestock

Plowing snow for livestock and feeding is low on the priority list and the cost is $35.oo per hour for the first hour and then $30.00 per hour for time in excess of one hour.  Tribal Members must also pay .35 cents per mile one way for travel time on livestock snow plowing.  Please contact Custom Farm at 563-0220 if you wish to pay for these services.  There is a minimum charge of $35.00 due in advance for all livestock snowplowing.

General Information

During times of snow accumulations of 3 or more inches, please move your vehicles to the side so the drivers can plow an area for you to park in.  Our drivers will do their best to avoid plowing snow behind or close to your walkways and vehicles.  Please understand our drivers do their best to serve you and many others during snow storms and they may be delayed if they get stuck or have equipment failure or difficulties.  Also know that our plow drivers must be able to plow snow and cannot devote time to manual snow removal.  If you are an Elder or Disabled and you need assistance with manual snow removal, please contact Tribal Housing at 563-4710.  Information on Tribal Office closures, weather reports, and clinic updates is available by calling 563-4800.

Please remember to move personal items such as bikes, lawn mowers, water hoses, planter boxes or any other item out of the way, so that they do not get damaged by the snow plows.

Secure all animals to ensure the safety of the snow removal crew and the animals.