Ignacio celebrates San Ignacio with Fiesta

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2018 San Ignacio Fiesta Queen, Yllana Howe stands for a photo with 1st Attendant, D’Vondra Garcia and 2nd Attendant, Grace Gonzales
2017 Sand Ignacio Fiesta Queen, Michelle Merritt crowns the new 2018-2019 San Ignacio Fiesta Queen Saturday, Yllana Howe. Howe was one of three girls running for the title this year.
Yllana Howe stands for photos with her escort Marcus Archuleta after being crowned the new 2018-2019 San Ignacio Fiesta Queen. Howe raised over $7,000 in tickets this year for the 2018 San Ignacio Fiesta Raffle and Fiesta Queen contest.
Estelle Monte dances along with hundreds of participants for the ‘La Marcha’ dance in the Sky Ute Casino for the annual San Ignacio Dance.
Thunder Windyboy smiles for a photo as he makes his way through the ‘La Marcha’ dance on Saturday, July 28.
2nd San Ignacio Queen Attendant, Grace Gonzales celebrates on the dance floor.
San Ignacio Fiesta regulars Eddie and Betty Box handed out one-dollar coins to the kids attending the parade. Betty hands a dollar to Mylin Wakiyan Keyon Goodtracks.
Members of the Southern Ute Veterans Association lead the parade, carrying the colors.
San Ignacio Fiesta Queen hopeful, Yllana Howe throws a handful of candy during the parade.
Damitre Burch cruises his custom low-rider bike down main.
Los Colores de Ignacio dancers, Gabriel Archuleta (waving) and Tavian Box acknowledge parade patrons as they make their way down Goddard Ave.
2018 Miss Teen New Mexico Latina, poses for a quick photo as her dance group make their way down main street, winning first place in the Royalty category.
Ralph Watts lets fly a handful of candy from his 1956 Chevrolet. Watts took home second to SUCAP’s first place in the auto category.
‘Los Mitotitos’ gets the crowd in the mood during the parade, they took home first place for musical float. Second place went to ‘Jokers Wild’.
Southern Ute Royalty members (standing), Miss Southern Ute Alternate, Tauri Raines, Miss Southern Ute, Lorraine Watts, Jr. Miss Southern Ute, Autumn Sage and Little Miss Southern Ute, while Myla Goodtracks and Dominick Goodtracks (seated) all greet the parade patrons and throw candy. Southern Ute Royalty won second place in the royalty category.
Gene Gurle (left) stands at the San Ignacio Fiesta horseshoe tournament registration booth with organizers, Sheri Gurule and Karen Gomez. They annual tourney has been part of San Ignacio Fiesta for over 25 years.
Always popular, the shaved ice booth provided a cool-tasty treat. The money raised will help fund the kids to attend World Youth Day 2019 in Panama City, Panama in 2019 to see the Pope.
Southern Ute Head Start Program Coordinator, Rebecca Barnes fills out a registration slip for the annual SUCAP Duck Race.
Knights of Columbus members, Robert and brother Chuck Gonzales man the grill. The knights served hotdogs and hamburgers during the San Ignacio Fiesta.
Marlene Price helps her daughter JazLynn’J Price and her partner Destiny Hayes across the finish line during the three-legged race.
2017 San Ignacio Fiesta Queen, Michelle Merritt joins others as they toss their eggs to their partners during the egg toss.
Boo Cloud with daughter, Bianca holds the winning egg and their winnings of the egg-toss with Knights of Columbus member and youth games organizer, Ray deKay.
Oscar Cosio adds a dash, or two of chili powder to the sweet, tangy and spicy mango.
Eli Harry lets loose his horseshoe during the annual San Ignacio Fiesta horseshoe tournament.
Two members of the Cannon Dolls, Kate Willyard and Caitlin Cannon performed during the Farmers Fresh Market’s 3rd Annual Brisket Cook-off.
James ‘Mike’ Olguin serves up BBQ chicken during the 3rd Annual Brisket Cook-off hosted by Farmers Fresh Market. Whitmore won the People’s Choice Award as well as the First Place for Brisket.
Dancers perform as part of the Native Voices exhibition at the Ignacio Community Library.
Dancers perform as part of the Native Voices exhibition at the Ignacio Community Library.
People’s Choice and first place winner of the 3rd Annual Brisket Cook-off in the brisket category, Whitmore poses in front of their smoker.
McKayla Lee | SU Drum
McKayla Lee | SU Drum
McKayla Lee | SU Drum
McKayla Lee | SU Drum
McKayla Lee | SU Drum
McKayla Lee | SU Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
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The 118th San Ignacio Fiesta brought together Ignacio in celebration Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29. The fiesta hosted the 73rd annual San Igancio Fiesta Parade, with many floats gracing Main Street in Ignacio. The 28th annual Horseshoe Tournament also took place in the Shoshone Town Park, with food, games and music provided by ‘It’s Joe’. ‘Joker’s Wild’ and ‘Royal Brown’ performed at the Fiesta Dance. Yllana Howe was crowned San Ignacio Fiesta Queen and Jace Carmenoros was crowned San Ignacio Fiesta King.

 

2018 SAN IGNACIO FIESTA RESULTS

Congratulations and Thank You to everyone – it was a great weekend!

 

ROYALTY

QUEEN – Yllana Howe

1st Attendant – D’Vondra Garcia

2nd Attendant – Grace Gonzales

KING – Jace Carmeneros

King Runner Up – Michael Merritt

 

RAFFLE

Grand Prize – Paddle Boards, Irma Rock

2nd Prize – $500 Cash, Antonio Cloud

3rd Prize – Pendleton, Mary Vigil

4th Prize – Yeti Cooler, Jazmin Carmeneros

5th Prize – $250 Cash, Tom Atencio

6th Prize – Handmade Quilt, Robert Lopez

7th Prize – Big O Production, Jazmin Carmeneros

8th Prize – DeWalt Combo Tools, Jessica Rock

9th Prize – $200 Cash, Joseph Garcia

10th Prize – Seven Rivers Gift Card, R. Warren

11th Prize – Nutri Blender, Cosio Family

12th Prize – Beats Ep Headphones, Lawrence Bartley

13th Prize – Rock N’ Roller Passes, Archie Cruz

14th Prize – Coffee Gift Basket, Ada Rene Cruz

15th Prize – $100 Cash, Dina Mestas

16th Prize – Native Necklace, McKeen Martinez

 

PARADE RESULTS

Grand Prize – Connie Manzanares Memorial Float

1st Music – Los Mitotitos Band

2nd Music – Joker’s Wild Band

1st Commercial – Ignacio Family Medicine

2nd Commercial – The Rose Café

1st Civic – La Plata County Sherriff’s office

3rd Civic – La Plata County Democratic Party

1st Royalty – Miss New Mexico Latina, Bloomfield, NM

2nd Royalty – Southern Ute Tribal Royalty

1st Dancers – Los Colores de Ignacio

1st Auto – SUCAP Annual Duck Race

2nd Auto – 1956 Chevy Sedan

1st Memorium – Kateri/Brian Olguin Memorial Float

1st Horse Single – Lynn Jack Flag & Rider

1st Horse Pair – Ron D. View Ranch Wagon

1st Horse Group – Bayfield Belles

1st Horse Draw – Lisa & David Bachman

1st Children Riding – Lily Quintana & Cyrus Casias

2nd Children Riding – Audrina Bartley

3rd Children Riding – Alana Brado

1st Children Walking – Matthew Toledo Kissing Booth

 

HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT

DOUBLES

1st – Eli Harry & Jay Harry, Farmington, NM

2nd – Waymore Callado, Dulce, NM & Dennis Whedbee, Bloomfield, NM

3rd – Duane Callado & Garren Dedias, Dulce, NM

SINGLES

1st – Eli Harry, Farmington, NM

2nd – Stacey Trujillo, Tinian, NM

 

SUCAP DUCK RACE

SUCAP would like to announce a very successful 2018 Duck Race!

1st Prize ($400) – Jim Senger, Vallecito

2nd Prize ($200) – Bob Curvy, Pagosa Springs

3rd Prize ($100) – Roy O’John, Ignacio

Thanks to supporters of Southern Ute Head Start who helped SUCAP raise over $4,000 to help build a new facility for our kids. Special thanks to Southwest Ag, who sponsored the Duck Race, because Southwest Ag CARES ABOUT KIDS! For more information about SUCAP’s Duck Race, or to donate to the campaign to build a new Head Start building, please contact Eileen Wasserbach at 970-563-4517.

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