Utes take on environmental issues

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Utes take on environmental issues

Buildings cleared, old leaking landfill will be capped
Cortez Journal/Jim Mimiaga

Quinton Jacket, brownfields coordinator for the Ute Mountain tribe, explains a tricky demolition project in Towaoc. The 120-foot smoke stack is left over from a historic coal-fired heating system, but it is deterioating and needs to be removed.
An old tire dump and abandoned landfill on the outskirts of Towaoc is being cleaned up by the tribe’s environmental department.

Utes take on environmental issues

Cortez Journal/Jim Mimiaga

Quinton Jacket, brownfields coordinator for the Ute Mountain tribe, explains a tricky demolition project in Towaoc. The 120-foot smoke stack is left over from a historic coal-fired heating system, but it is deterioating and needs to be removed.
An old tire dump and abandoned landfill on the outskirts of Towaoc is being cleaned up by the tribe’s environmental department.
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