Press Release – Tribal Council wishes Chairman Newton Speedy Recovery

Contact: Beth Santistevan
Vice Chairman Mike Olguin
Southern Ute Indian Tribe
P.O. Box 737
Ignacio, CO 81137
Phone: (970) 563-0100
Email: bsantis@southernute-nsn.gov

Ignacio, CO., March 13, 2014: Today, the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council wished Chairman Jimmy R. Newton, Jr., a speedy recovery from a recent illness. Vice Chairman James “Mike” Olguin announced that Chairman Newton will be on sick leave for an extended period of time but made clear that tribal business will continue as usual. Under the Tribe’s constitution, in the absence of the Chairman, the Vice-Chairman is responsible for serving as the Chairman and exercises all of the powers, duties, authorities, and responsibilities of the Chairman. “We hope Chairman Newton gets well soon and we are going to keep working hard while he’s gone so that, when he comes back, we won’t miss a beat,” said the Vice Chairman.

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