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Ute Mountain voters oust Heart, 3 council members


The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe voted for change Friday, electing a new tribal chairman and three new Tribal Council members.

In a landslide victory, Harold Cuthair was elected the new tribal chairman, winning over incumbent chairman Manuel Heart by a vote of 376-201, according to unofficial results in Towaoc.

Colleen Cuthair-Root earned 178 votes and Prisllena Rabbit garnered 169 votes to unseat council members Priscilla Blackhawk-Rentz and Regina Lopez Whiteskunk. And challenger Elaine Cantsee unseated incumbent Malcolm Lehi, 58-36, for the White Mesa council seat.


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