Snowdown, It’s a black-tie affair

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Miss Southern Ute Lorraine Watts and Little Miss Southern Ute Myla Goodtracks ride the royalty float along Main St., for the annual Snowdown Light Parade, held Friday, Feb. 9, in Durango, Colo.
The Durango Street Band dressed in lights with a touch of Victorian elegance.
Fire dancers grace the annual Snowdown Light Parade, as it makes it way north along Main St.
Jr. Miss Southern Ute Autumn Sage greets spectators along Main St. alongside the rest of the Southern Ute Royalty.
Flames light up the night sky and bring cheer to the spectators lined up along Durango's main drag. Hot air balloon owners traditionally take part in the annual parade.
Charles Hamby stands for a photograph in front of a classic Chevrolet pickup truck prior to the Snowdown parade.
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
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In its 40th year, the annual Snowdown celebration graced the streets of Durango, this year’s event was dubbed: A Black-Tie Affair, which encouraged participants to dress to the nines.  With wacky events held through the community, the weeklong celebration culminates with the light parade each year, held Friday, Feb. 9. The Southern Ute Royalty Committee keeps up with tradition each year by entering a float to represent the Tribe’s current royalty, donning their full regalia.

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