Ute Mountain Utes receive NPS grant

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The National Park Service announced Friday that $4.1 million in grants would be spread between 135 Native American tribes for historic preservation purposes.

The Ute Mountain Ute tribe received $36,545. Attempts to reach Chairman Gary Hayes for comment were not immediately successful.

The funds do not have specific strings attached, so they can be put toward a variety of projects, including nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, community education, architectural planning, historic structure reports and bricks-and-mortar structural repairs.

The grant money came from federal oil lease revenues on the Outer Continental Shelf, the nautical expanse between state-owned seabeds and international waters.