Southern Ute Council Member, Linda Baker shares a story of a natural spring that exists within the Sandoval Mountains with Chairman Melvin Baker and Council Member Vanessa Torres. The significant repairs made to the roads on the East Side of the Reservation allow for tribal members to access these resources.
Heavy Equipment Supervisor and former Chairman, Matthew Box explains repairs made to a roadway in the Sandoval unit on the East Side of the Reservation. The road had been washed out and the archaic culvert that was in place to manage the flow of runoff was completely blocked with large boulders, therefore the water ran on top of the road washing it out after a heavy rainfall.
Executive Officer Mike Olguin listens as Tribal Planning Staff, Douglas McDonald and Mary Eagle, share how 638 grant funding through the Southern Ute Agency was an investment which will benefit future road repair projects.
Construction Services Division Head and tribal member, Danny Abeyta speaks with BIA Southern Ute Agency’s Vickie Begay regarding the repairs made to the hillside in the Sandoval unit, which had a major washout. The Sandoval road project was completed by Tribal Housing, Construction Services staff alongside Tribal Planning made available through 638 funding through the BIA Southern Ute Agency.