2018-19 Snow Removal Procedures for Tribal members

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The Southern Ute Indian Tribe will make every attempt to plow snow quickly and properly.

The order of priority is:

  1. Dialysis Patients
  2. Disabled/Frail Tribal Members
  3. Tribal Member Elders

Snow plowing for all other Tribal Members is performed by dividing plow routes into designated areas shown below. Snow plowing will begin when snow accumulation is over five (5) inches. Dialysis/Disabled/Frail Tribal Members snow shoveling will begin when snow accumulation is over three (3) inches. This service is provided to Southern Ute Membership only (No Rentals) Member must be living in residence. Please be patient during heavy snows, the drivers are making every attempt to get to you quickly.


Construction Services: 970-563-0260

Cedar Point East and West; Cedar Point Townhomes; Chief Shavano Ignacio Peak; Town of Ignacio – Elders, Disabled HWY 172 South from County Rd 318 to La Boca, East of Pine River – South of Bayfield to La Boca Allison and Arboles areas.

Bureau Of Indian Affairs (BIA): 970-563-9484

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

Custom Farm: 970-563-0220

Snow plowing for Livestock only.

Forestry Fuels Crew: 970-563-4780

Walkways and roof rake. Shovel walkways for the order of priority:

  1. Dialysis Patients
  2. Disabled/Frail Tribal Members
  3. Tribal Member Elders

Roof rake entry only with accumulation of 12” or more.

Grounds Maintenance: 970-563-0272

All campus parking areas Museum, J&R, Justice, Purchasing, Sun Ute, Peaceful Spirit, LCB, Annex, Elders, SUIMA School, MCB, KSUT, Clinic, Dental, Multi-Purpose and Chapel, I.H.S., Higher Education, SUCAP, Food Distribution, Parking lots and sidewalks.

Housing Authority: 970-563-4575

Snow removal for Tribal Dialysis, Disabled, & Elder. Roads include Sunset Circle, Senior Center, Ignacio Peak’s Northridge Rentals, Shoshone Ave, and Jefferson Drive.

Motor Pool: 970-563-0280

North of Ignacio, West of Pine River Breen and Red Mesa Area. Airport and  Weasleskin.

General Info

During times of snow accumulations of five 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 please know 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 970-563-4710.

Information on Tribal Office closures, weather reports, and clinic updates are available by calling the Tribal Hotline at 970-563-4800.

Walkways and Roof – Snow Removal

Snow removal from walkways and roofs order of priority is:

  1. Dialysis Patients
  2. Disabled/Frail Tribal Members
  3. Tribal Member Elders

Roof rake at entry only. 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, please contact Forestry Fuels 970-563-4780.

Livestock – Snow Plowing

Plowing snow for livestock is done by the Ag. Division and is low on the priority list. There is a minimum charge of $35 due in advance for all livestock snowplowing. The cost is $35 per hour for the first hour and then $30 per hour for time in excess of one hour plus .35 cents per mile one way for travel time on livestock snow plowing. Please contact Agriculture Division, Custom Farm at 970-563-0220 if you wish to pay for these services.

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.

1st and 2nd Priority Only: Please contact department to notify them of early morning doctor appointments.

Southern Ute Tribe’s Hotline: 970-563-4800

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