Employees of the Southern Ute Permanent Fund displayed ornaments, lights, and plenty of bad taste Tuesday, Dec. 24 during an Ugly Sweater Contest in the Leonard C. Burch Tribal Administration Building’s Hall of Warriors. The Executive Office sponsored the contest, which gave top honors to Lisa Burch Frost (far right) for her Christmas poncho.
The Bar D Wranglers stopped by the Southern Ute Montessori Head Start on Wednesday, Dec. 18 to play a special Christmas set for the kids. Matt Palmer (left) plays a fiddle solo while the rest of the band keeps the rhythm.
Treats were handed out to the children and parents who lined the HeadStart gymnasium to meet Father Christmas on Thursday, Dec. 19.
Students take a moment to pose for a photo with St. Nick after proclaiming their Christmas wishes.
Ray Coriz (left), chief of police, poses with his son during a surprise visit by Santa Claus during the Southern Ute Montessori Head Start Christmas Party.
Boys & Girls Club of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe members and staff give a wide smile with Santa Claus on Monday, Dec. 23 in the SunUte Community Center.
Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy students brought holiday cheer to the Ignacio Senior Center during a special holiday visit on Thursday, Dec. 12.
Helen Dunn (left) is cheered by a Christmas joke told by a few Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy students.
From left: Danzig Sekayumptewa, CJ Cloud, Julius Cuthair, Donovan Villarial, Mr. Q, Sara Valdez, and Abriana Baker-Silva of the Ignacio Academy for Middle School and High School who provided the meal for the seniors and students.
CJ Hoops (left), serves a plate of spaghetti, corn, and French bread.
The Weeminuche Kateri group of the San Ignatius Catholic Church in Ignacio erected a tipi and dream catcher wrapped in lights, illuminating Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus. The display was erected and lit Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.