Parade lines Ignacio for 98th annual celebration

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The newly crowned Miss Southern Ute, Jazmin Carmenoros was among the 2018-2019 Southern Ute Royalty who each had their own float in the parade — per tradition.
Apache Crown Dancers steal the show, with their traditional dance.
Powwow contestants from across Indian Country participate in the Southern Ute Tribal Fair Parade each year.
Blending the old with the new, Demetre Burch sports a lowrider bicycle in the parade.
Tim Ryder fills the morning with songs and drumming.
Adelle Hight and Megan Hadley hand out candy with the Tribal Information Services float, which earned the Executive Officer’s Award this year.
Southern Ute dancer, Samantha Maez, represents her Ute traditions in the company of her children.
Cameron Weaver leads his horses along Goddard Ave.
Southern Ute Navy Veteran, Raymond Baker, and Ute Mountain Ute Veteran, Gordon Hammond bring in the colors.
Sparky the Fire Dog makes an appearance with Los Pinos Fire Dept. to the delight of the children.
Randy Baker rides his Harley Davidson in the Southern Ute parade.
Members of the Southern Ute Tribal Council toss candy to children along Goddard Ave.
Vince Mirabal enjoys the parade from a seat in the shade.
Little Miss Southern Ute Patience Watts Gaines waves to spectators along Goddard Ave.
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
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
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
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Southern Ute pride runs high during the annual Tribal Fair parade which runs the length of Goddard Avenue each September. This year’s theme was “Keeping Traditions Alive.” Red Willow Production Company and Tribal Information Services, won the coveted Chairman’s Award and Executive Officers’ Award, respectively. This year’s event had outstanding participation, and took place Saturday morning, Sept. 8.

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