Southern Ute Tribal Fair: Events

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Mia Lopez, takes aim during the youth portion of the archery challenge, pitting young boys and girls against each other in a 3D archery course.
Sunshine Whyte and Tasha Herrera compete in cornhole following the kick-off luncheon.
Filling the sky with light and sound, the annual fireworks display lit up the fairgrounds during Saturday night’s powwow.
Powwow dancers, young and old, step outside to enjoy the fireworks display on Saturday night.
Miss Southern Ute Jazmin Carmenoros, Leonora Burch, and Jr. Mis Southern Ute Autumn Sage cut and serve cake during the annual Royalty Dinner held at the fairgrounds each September.
Competing in the compound bow category, Kyle Rima sets up a practice shot.
Tyson Thompson takes aim.
Archers compete in traditional bow along the Los Pinos River.
Sasquatch made his appearance during last week's 3D archery challenge.
Southern Ute archer, Ernest “Muz” Pinnecoose shares his expertise with fellow archers.
Helene Peabody was one of the many participants who got an early start on Saturday to take part in the Vigil Family Memorial Run/Walk.
Cindy Valdez keeps a cheerful demeanor during the annual Vigil Family Memorial Run/Walk which was held at SunUte Park.
Ute Mountain Ute Veteran, Gordon Hammond was honored with a Pendleton blanket for his service in the armed forces during the 9th annual Vigil Memorial run, Saturday, Sept. 8, at SunUte Park. Members of the Vigil family and Southern Ute Tribal Council welcomed attendees to the early morning walk/run event.
The Ignacio girls basketball team hosted the annual Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Sky Ute Fairgrounds. They served pancakes, scrambled eggs, with sausage, orange juice or coffee, and a side of green chile. Makayla Howell, Bella Pena and Larissa Gallegos are ready to serve breakfast the pancake breakfast plates.
The Ignacio girls basketball team hosted the annual Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Sky Ute Fairgrounds. Makayla Howell serves up a plate of pancakes, eggs and sausage with a smile and a bowl of green chile.
The annual softball challenge encourages teams from the Permanent Fund, Growth Fund and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to get out and compete for hoodies, the infamous trophy, and of course bragging rights! R.C. Lucero, playing for the Permanent Fund winds up for a pitch to the Growth Fund in the championship game.
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
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
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Attendees kept up with tradition, at this year’s 98th Annual Southern Ute Tribal and Powwow held in Ignacio, Colo. Sept. 7-9. From early mornings spent out at the Vigil Family Memorial Walk and Run to late night firework watching — a full schedule kept fair goers busy. The events included an archery challenge, pancake breakfast and the 10th annual Southern Ute Tribal Fair, Jimmy Newton Jr., Youth Concert ‘REZ-olution X’— among other exciting activities throughout the weekend.

 

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