San Juan Generating Plant Closing Friday

September 29, 2022 Your browser does not support the audio element. San Juan Generating Station Closing FridayHost lede: New Mexico’s San Juan Generating Station between Farmington and Shiprock is closing on September 30. The phased shutdown has been in the works for...
Indigenous Midwifery Center Aims to Revitalize Birth Practices

Indigenous Midwifery Center Aims to Revitalize Birth Practices

September 27, 2022Babies were the star of the Center for Indigenous Midwifery’s celebration at the Wild Hearts Farm in Tacoma, Washington on Aug. 7, 2022. (Photo by McKayla Lee/Underscore News)Indigenous Midwifery Center Aims to Revitalize Birth PracticesFor the...
U.S. Congress reaches a milestone in Indigenous representation

U.S. Congress reaches a milestone in Indigenous representation

September 26, 2022Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., administers the House oath of office to Rep. Mary Peltola, D-Alaska, during a ceremonial swearing-in on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (Jose Luis Magana/AP)U.S. Congress reaches a...
Bernadette Cuthair Receives 2022 Community Health Leadership Award

Bernadette Cuthair Receives 2022 Community Health Leadership Award

September 26, 2022 Your browser does not support the audio element.Bernadette Cuthair Receives 2022 Community Health Leadership AwardBy Clark AdomaitisThe Colorado Health Foundation is recognizing Bernadette Cuthair, a Ute Mountain Ute Tribal member, for her work in...
Sacheen Littlefeather has no regrets

Sacheen Littlefeather has no regrets

September 21, 2022Sacheen Littlefeather has no regretsAn apology from the Academy of Motion Pictures recognizes her historic role in bringing change to the film industry ICT | by DIANNA HUNTIt was a quiet protest, delivered as Sacheen Littlefeather lived her life —...
COVID-19 Update for September 14 – September 21

COVID-19 Update for September 14 – September 21

September 14, 2022 (Photo by Cory Turner) Your browser does not support the audio element. COVID-19 updates September 14 - September 21 The new omicron COVID-19 booster shot is now accessible throughout the region. The role has not gone off without some hiccups....
Purple Cliffs unmanaged campsite closes at the end of month

Purple Cliffs unmanaged campsite closes at the end of month

September 12, 2022An unhoused person cooks his meal late at night in the community kitchen at the Purple Cliffs campsite in Durango, Colo., photo taken on Friday, January 12, 2021. (Photo by Crystal Ashike | KSUT) Your browser does not support the audio element.Purple...
COVID-19 update: Omicron Boosters Available

COVID-19 update: Omicron Boosters Available

September 9, 2022 (Photo by Cory Turner) Your browser does not support the audio element. COVID-19 update: Omicron boosters available With Fall coming and Winter on the horizon, spikes of COVID 19 are anticipated by health officials. A new booster to help offset the...
Mercy Regional Medical Center CEO leaves hospital for Front Range

Mercy Regional Medical Center CEO leaves hospital for Front Range

September 7, 2022 (Photo by Crystal Ashike | KSUT) Your browser does not support the audio element.Mercy Regional Medical Center CEO leaves hospital for Front Range Mercy Hospital CEO will head to the Front range to oversee three of Centura’s hospitals.By Sarah...
How teens brought a skate park to their Native American reservation

How teens brought a skate park to their Native American reservation

September 5, 2022The skate park was a community effort. (Photo credit: Deidra Honyumptewa) Your browser does not support the audio element.How teens brought a skate park to their Native American reservation NPR | By By Shelby HawkinsThe village of Tewa, Ariz.,...
Durango-La Plata County Airport Closure

Durango-La Plata County Airport Closure

September 1, 2022 (Photo by Crystal Ashike | KSUT) Your browser does not support the audio element.Durango-La Plata County Airport Closure Starting next week the Durango-La Plata Airport is closing to all travel for necessary repairs.By Sarah FlowerTranscriptSarah...
COVID-19 Updates for August 31 – September 6

COVID-19 Updates for August 31 – September 6

August 16, 2022 (Photo by Cory Turner Your browser does not support the audio element. COVID-19 update for August 31- September 6A new COVID vaccine booster is expected to be released from the federal government in early September. KSUT’s Sarah Flower talks with San...
COVID-19 Updates for August 31 – September 6

COVID-19 updates for Aug. 23 -Aug. 30, 2022

August 23, 2022 (Photo by Cory Turner) Your browser does not support the audio element.COVID-19 updates for Aug. 23 -Aug. 30, 2022 COVID metrics across Colorado are showing a downturn of cases and hospitalization rates. However, locally, those trends are increasing...
Uptick in monkeypox cases in Colorado

Uptick in monkeypox cases in Colorado

August 19, 2022 (Photo by Crystal Ashike | KSUT) Your browser does not support the audio element.Uptick in monkeypox cases in Colorado Colorado is reporting a significant uptick in Monkeypox cases. Most cases have been found in Denver amongst young men.By Sarah...
Montana, scene of global gathering to save Native languages

Montana, scene of global gathering to save Native languages

August 17, 2022Montana, scene of global gathering to save Native languages Buffalo's Fire | By Clara Caufield MISSOULA, Mont. -- Some warn that more than 3,000 Indigenous languages may be lost by the end of this century. To stop this erosion, the United Nations...
COVID-19 Updates for August 31 – September 6

San Juan Public Health COVID updates

August 16, 2022 (Photo by Cory TurnerSan Juan Basin Public Health COVID update Colorado has released new COVID guidance on returning to school for fall. KSUT’s Sarah Flower joins Liane Jollon, Executive Director of San Juan Basin Public Health Department about these...
Tribal Nations to receive funding for high-speed internet

Tribal Nations to receive funding for high-speed internet

August 15, 2022Workers install transmission equipment on Hermano Peak above Ute Mountain Ute tribal lands in 2014. (Four Corners | Mark Duggan) Your browser does not support the audio element.Tribal Nations to receive funding for high-speed internet Tribal nations...
Diné playwright Blossom Johnson brings her work to Durango PlayFest

Diné playwright Blossom Johnson brings her work to Durango PlayFest

August 8, 2022Diné playwright Blossom Johnson. (Photo credit: Blossom Johnson))Diné playwright Blossom Johnson brings her work to Durango PlayFestFour Corners Public Radio | By Tami Grahamwith Blossom JohnsonIn award-winning Diné playwright Blossom Johnson’s play,...
Experts explain the monkeypox virus and global health emergency

Experts explain the monkeypox virus and global health emergency

August 4, 2022 (Photo by Cory Turner)Experts explain the monkeypox virus and global health emergencyAnother virus is making headlines across the globe. The World Health organization has declared monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern. KSUT’s...
Ecological land management and preventing fires with goats

Ecological land management and preventing fires with goats

August 3, 2022Adrian Lacasse with Durangoats runs with the goats to the La Plata County Detention Center. (Photo by Sarah Flower | KSUT)Ecological land management and preventing fires with goats La Plata county is working with local goat farmers to help mitigate...
Hiring: Native Lens Digital Media Producer

Hiring: Native Lens Digital Media Producer

July 28 2022Native Lens Digital Media Producer JOB DESCRIPTIONNative Lens is looking for a dynamic Digital Media Producer and Host to join our team! Native Lens is a collaborative documentary docuseries presented by KSUT Tribal Radio and Rocky Mountain PBS. The series...
Monsoon season in southwest Colorado starts Wednesday

Monsoon season in southwest Colorado starts Wednesday

June 27, 2022The Valley of the Gods, pictured here, will once again be part of Bears Ears National Monument. (Jonathan P. Thompson | The Land Desk)Monsoon season in southwest Colorado starts WednesdayMonsoon season is right on par with typical weather patterns. As...
Ute Games kicks off this week in Towaoc after pandemic hiatus

Ute Games kicks off this week in Towaoc after pandemic hiatus

July 26, 2022Ute Games kick off this week in Towaoc after pandemic hiatusThe Ute Mountain Ute tribe is hosting the 2022 Ute Games this week in Southwest Colorado. The annual youth athletic competition is returning after a two year hiatus due to the COVID-19...
Finding talent at the Native American Basketball Invitational

Finding talent at the Native American Basketball Invitational

July 23, 2022Players from the team "Rookies" huddle during pool play at the Native American Basketball Invitational in Phoenix, Monday, July 18, 2022. (Dalton Walker, ICT)Finding talent at the Native American Basketball InvitationalThe popular basketball tournament...
What Power Should States Have On Native American Land?

What Power Should States Have On Native American Land?

July 20, 2022The Supreme Court upended centuries of Indian law in its June ruling in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta. Al Drago | Getty Images 30-minute Listen Your browser does not support the audio element. What Power Should States Have On Native American Land? Joining the...
Fire at Hoover Dam quickly extinguished Tuesday morning

Fire at Hoover Dam quickly extinguished Tuesday morning

July 19, 2022Fire at Hoover Dam quickly extinguished Tuesday morningAlex Hager | KUNCNews BriefA fire at the Hoover Dam’s Arizona powerhouse was quickly extinguished on Tuesday morning. A transformer at the dam’s hydropower plant caught fire around 10 a.m. Pacific...
Plague detected in a prairie dog in La Plata County area

Plague detected in a prairie dog in La Plata County area

July 19, 2022Prairie dog on the ground. Adobe Stock | Thorpe Griner Your browser does not support the audio element. Plague detected in prairie dog in La Plata County area The plague was found in a prairie dog in the Hesperus/Breen area of La Plata County. The first...
Normalizing COVID-19 during the summer surge

Normalizing COVID-19 during the summer surge

July 19, 2022 Photo by Cory Turner Normalizing COVID-19 during the summer surgeOver half of Coloradans that currently have COVID-19 are likely infected with the subvariant that is taking over this country in this new summer wave of the pandemic. KSUT’s Sarah Flower...
San Juan Basin Public Health COVID-19 update

San Juan Basin Public Health COVID-19 update

July 12, 2022 Photo by Cory TurnerSan Juan Basin Public Health COVID-19 updateThe BA.5 variant of omicron is now the country's most dominant strain of COVID-19. KSUT's Sarah Flower talks with Liane Jollon, Executive Director of San Juan Basin Public Health department,...
Supreme Court hands defeat to Native American Tribes in Oklahoma

Supreme Court hands defeat to Native American Tribes in Oklahoma

June 30, 2022Al Drago | Getty Images Your browser does not support the audio element. Supreme Court hands defeat to Native American Tribes in Oklahoma By Nina TotenbergThree years ago, Native Americans in Oklahoma rejoiced when the Supreme Court ruled that the eastern...
Arizona offers free college tuition to the state’s Native students

Arizona offers free college tuition to the state’s Native students

June 28, 2022Students walk between buildings in September 2014 at the Little Singer Community School in Birdsprings, Ariz., on the Navajo Nation.John Locher | APArizona offers free college tuition to the state's Native students By SEQUOIA CARRILLOThe University of...
5 cases of monkeypox in Colorado, what we know about the virus

5 cases of monkeypox in Colorado, what we know about the virus

June 23, 20225 cases of monkeypox in Colorado, what we know about the virus The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is cautioning Coloradoans about the current status of Monkeypox in the state. By Sarah Flowerwith Liane Jollon, executive director, San...
Food brings people together for Juneteenth celebration in Durango

Food brings people together for Juneteenth celebration in Durango

June 21, 2022Tareka Payne speaking a Juneteennth at Fort Lewis College on Monday, June 20. KSUT Tribal Radio | Sarah FlowerFood brings people together for Juneteenth celebrations in DurangoDurangoans and Fort Lewis College participate in Juneteenth celebrations with...
Walking 2,402 miles for Missing and Murdered Relatives and families

Walking 2,402 miles for Missing and Murdered Relatives and families

June 18, 2022Seraphine Warren wearing a button of her missing aunt Ella Mae Begay on her hat walking along Highway 12 on Wednesday, June 16, near Lukachukai, Ariz.KSUT Tribal Radio | Crystal AshikeWalking 2,402 miles for Missing and Murdered Relatives and families By...
Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project major portion completed

Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project major portion completed

June 17, 2022A part of the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project completed near Newcomb, N.M. Photo captured on Friday, June 17.Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project major portion completedA major component of the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project is completed and will...
Emergency Preparedness, Part 1

Emergency Preparedness, Part 1

June 14, 2022Photo captured Tuesday, June 7, in Ignacio, Colo. The Southern Ute Drum | Jeremy Wade ShockleyEmergency Preparedness, Part 1Wildfires across southwest Colorado have led officials to bulk up their emergency preparedness communication in La Plata County....
Secretary Haaland launches Indian Youth Service Corps

Secretary Haaland launches Indian Youth Service Corps

June 7, 2022Interior Secretary Haaland launches Indian Youth Services CorpsBosie State Public Radio| By Madelyn BeckKSUT Tribal Radio | Crystal AshikeBrittany Chavarria’s relationship with the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico started when she was...
2022 Primary Ballots are out

2022 Primary Ballots are out

Published June 8, 20222022 Primary Ballots are out By Sarah Flower La Plata County ballot drop box sits by the La Plata County Assessor, Clerk and Recorder, Treasurer's building in Durango, Colo., captured Noverember 21, 2021. KSUT Tribal Radio | Crystal Ashike...
Bear Dance Fire grows to 89 acres

Bear Dance Fire grows to 89 acres

Published June 4 ,2022Bear Dance Fire grows to 89 acresBy Crystal Ashike Scar burn from the Bear Dance Fire, photo caputred on Saturday, June 4, 2022 in Ignacio, Colorado. KSUT Tribal Radio | Crystal Ashike Ignacio, Colo. — A fire currently under investigation started...
Durango Healing Fields salutes military personnel for Memorial Day

Durango Healing Fields salutes military personnel for Memorial Day

Published May 30, 2022Durango Healing Fields salutes military personnel for Memorial DayBy Crystal Ashike Hundereds of flags blow in the wind for the Duranog Healing Fields on Memorial Day at Santa Rita Park in Durango, Colo. captured on Sunday, May 30, 2022. KSUT...
New bill aims to boost tribal access to clean water

New bill aims to boost tribal access to clean water

Published May 18, 2022New bill aims to boost tribal access to clean waterKUNC | By Alex HagerMany tribal homes, like this one in To’Hajiilee, NM, do not have reliable access to clean water, and instead have to truck it in from far away. A new bill aims to provide more...
San Juan Basin Public Health COVID-19 update

Covid-19 Cases Increase Raising Concerns Across the State

May 17, 2022Covid-19 Cases Increase Raising Concerns Across the StateKSUT Tribal Radio| By Sarah FlowerKSUT Tribal Radio | Crystal AshikeCases of COVID-19 are climbing throughout Colorado, causing some counties to increase their levels of concern. The state reports...
High Wind Advisory and Red Flag Warning throughout the region

High Wind Advisory and Red Flag Warning throughout the region

Published May 10, 2022High Wind Advisory and Red Flag Warning throughout the regionKSUT Tribal Radio By Sarah Flower Weather officials are cautioning residents throughout the region that critical fire weather conditions are in the forecast this week. KSUT’s Sarah...
Covid News: Mask mandates on public transportation

Covid News: Mask mandates on public transportation

April 26, 2022Covid News: Mask mandates on public transportationSan Juan Basin Public HealthKSUT | By Sarah FlowerListen to AudioMother and daughter riding public transport during pandemic wearing facemask Odua Images Mask mandates on public transportation have...
COVID-19 Update for September 14 – September 21

Covid News: New Covid-19 variants

April 25, 2022Covid News: New variantsSan Juan Basin Public HealthKSUT | By Sarah FlowerListen to AudioImage of Flu COVID-19 virus cell under the microscope on the blood.Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak influenza background. By Przemyslaw Iciak New variants of COVID-19...
Out of the dark, Westside Mobile Park celebrates ownership

Out of the dark, Westside Mobile Park celebrates ownership

April 23, 2022Out of the dark, Westside Mobile Park celebrates ownership KSUT Tribal Radio | Video Podcast Your browser does not support the video tag. One mobile home park experienced what they call “a miracle” regarding affordable housing. Listen to the audio for...
Covid-19 News: Increase Cases and Triple Viral loads in Durango Wastewater Surveillance

Local Covid News: Detecting Covid in wastewater

March 8, 2022Covid-19 News: Detection of Covid in wasterwaterSan Juan Basin Public HealthKSUT | By Sarah FlowerListen to AudioSitting adjacent to Santa Rita Park is the Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility located in Durango, Colorado, photo taken on Wednesday, April...
Interior Department gives tribes more autonomy over water rules

Interior Department gives tribes more autonomy over water rules

Published April 12, 2022Tribal stakeholders advocate for federal funds to address opioid crisis KUNM By Emma Gibson Fentanyl pills. United States Drug Enforcement Administration | National Institute on Drug AbuseFederal lawmakers on Tuesday heard from tribal and...
Hózhóní Days Powwow returns after two years due to Covid

Hózhóní Days Powwow returns after two years due to Covid

Published April 6, 2022Hózhóní Days Powwow returns after two years due to CovidKSUT Tribal RadioBy Sarah Flower (KSUT Tribal Radio |Sarah Flower)For the first time in two years, Fort Lewis College and the Native American Center host their first powwow since the...
San Juan Basin Public Health COVID-19 update

World Health Organization identifies new Covid variant

Published April 5, 2022World Health Organizaton identifies new Covid variantKSUT Tribal RadioBy Sarah Flower A Covid Check Colorado banners hangs on La Plata County Fairgrounds fence near San Juan Basin Public Health vaccincation site in Durango, Colorado, photo taken...
Navajo Nation bill would repeal its same-sex marriage ban

Navajo Nation bill would repeal its same-sex marriage ban

Published April 4, 2022Navajo Nation bill would repeal its same-sex marriage ban KUNMBy Emma Gibson (Creative Exchange via Unsplash |Creative Commons)The country’s largest tribal nation, the Navajo Nation, is considering legislation to repeal its ban on same-sex...
White House report details barriers for Indigenous voters

White House report details barriers for Indigenous voters

Published March 31, 2022White House report details barriers for Indigenous votersKNUMBy Emma Gibson (Felicia Montoya, Markus Wall and Kema) News BriefLast Thursday, the Biden administration released a report detailing what Indigenous voters face and solutions federal,...
Local Covid News: San Juan Basin Public Health

Local Covid News: San Juan Basin Public Health

March 30, 2022Covid-19 Local NewsSan Juan Basin Public HealthKSUT | By Sarah FlowerListen to Audio controls src="http://tribalradio.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/03.29.22-San-Juan-Basin-Update-KSUT.wav"(Plant Earth infected by coronavirus by Robert Milert / Adobe...