Conserving groundwater key to drought response

By John Barkley of the Department of Natural Resources While the western United States is alit with mega forest fires exacerbated by extreme drought and record-setting high temperatures, water resources are precariously evaporating and dwindling, threatening our environment and economy. Over one million acres are on fire; some close to home in our aboriginal lands that can have devastating impacts…

Brigham: An update from the Chair of the Board of Trustees

First would like to let everyone know that the BOT wants to congratulate all of our students who graduated in 2021 including Head Start, 8th graders, high school and college/university students. 2020/2021 was a very difficult school year but when we saw you graduating you sure made us all very proud. On June 18th the BOT had lunch with about…

Message to Tribal members, ‘RE: Absentee Ballots’

Hello Tribal Members, we are entering another CTUIR election season. The Tribal Election is on November 9, 2021. All Board of Trustees Officer and At-Large positions and all General Council Officer positions will be on the ballot. Candidates seeking these positions must pick up nomination petitions from the Election Commission and submit those completed petitions by August 31, 2021. Tribal…

CUJ Editor Cary Rosenbaum

Coyote Stories: New editor remembers Ross

Usually an editor’s first column feels like an overview of a resumé: Here’s who I am. Here’s what I’ve done. Here’s what I plan to do. Since landing the job, I can’t stop thinking about Ross. No, not the iconic discount store that provides wardrobe upgrades at a fraction of the cost. I’m talking about Ross Baulne, a friend and…

CUJ Editor Cary Rosenbaum

Coyote Stories: A smile after the storm

By Cary Rosenbaum It doesn’t matter who you are or what political party you align with, you felt something as you watched or read about the Capitol riots that left five dead in Washington, D.C. in early January. It was one of those incidents you know you’re going to be talking about for years — maybe even into your old…

A sign of beauty and destruction

CUJ Opinions & Editorials By Boots Pond, BOT Member The river is a powerful force. Most days when driving by the river it looks calm. There are many memories of being by and in the river. Whether it be from gaffing for salmon or finding the best swimming hole, the river has been a good part of our lifetimes. It’s…