Western Slope Resource Reporting: Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Part Two

May 22, 2018

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe operates a large farm and ranch on its lands in Southwestern Colorado. It grows crops like alfalfa and artisan corn, and over 600 head of cattle.   The tribe went through a long settlement process to obtain the water rights to operate this enterprise.  But just because they have the farm and rights to the water doesn't mean they can use as much as they want.  Austin Cope with KSJD and Western Slope Resources Reporting has this story.