Sharing the Pumpkin spirit

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Ute Mountain Ute Publics Works employees helped load pumpkins for those who picked up a pumpkin or two from the Ute Mountain Ute Farm & Ranch delivery to Ignacio.
Izabella and Jeremy each hold up their pumpkins with their mother, Heather Baker. Many people took as much as they needed and then some during the pumpkin giveaway from the Ute Mountain Ute tribe.
KSUT employee Lorena Richards sorts through a truckload of pumpkins, looking for just the right one for Halloween.
One-year old, Arestia Pena and her dad choose a pumpkin from those gathered and delivered by the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Tuesday, Oct. 18.
Randall Kuebler, Ute Mountain Ute Public Works employee shows off one of the pumpkins grown on the Ute Mountain Ute’s Farm and Ranch plantation.
Abriana Baker-Silva lends one-year old, Charisma Carmaneros a helping hand with her pumpkin.
Rose Rivera chooses her pumpkins from one of the two-flatbed trailers delivered to the Southern Ute Reservation from the Ute Mountain Ute Farm and Ranch department.
Darius Smith gives a thumbs up after selecting and loading pumpkins to be delivered to tribal elders. Jeremiah Valdez was also helping with the deliveries.
Southern Ute Councilman Mel Baker reaches for a pumpkin from the trailer full of pumpkins. The pumpkins were given to the Southern Ute tribe from the Ute Mountain Ute tribe.
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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Marci Wing, Simon Light and his crew from the Ute Mountain Ute Public Works Department loaded two flatbed trailers and two trucks full of pumpkins early Tuesday morning and delivered them to the Southern Ute Reservation on Tuesday,Oct. 18. “It took us three hours to harvest and load the pumpkins,” Light said. “We want to share with our sister tribe for all that they do for us.” Last year the UMU gave away squash to the Southern Ute Tribe and community members.

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