Ute Mountain Utes tackle environmental issues
Quinton Jacket, brownfields coordinator for the Ute Mountain Ute 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 deteriorating and needs to be removed.
The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe has embarked on a cleanup mission, demolishing long-abandoned buildings in Towaoc and addressing a problematic old landfill.
Under the tribe’s brownfields program, five vacant, unsafe buildings were demolished and hauled away in the past two weeks, and more demolitions are planned.