Southern Ute Tribal Fair: Events

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Charles Alston stuffs his mouth full of crackers, trying to be the first one to finish during the youth games and challenges. Alston finished second for the cracker eating.
Southern Ute Tribal Councilman, Bruce Valdez cuts up fresh watermelon to hand out to spectators and contestants at the Southern Ute Tribal Fair Powwow.
Southern Ute Tribal Councilman, Adam Red hands out fresh free watermelon to everyone at the Southern Ute Tribal Fair Powwow.
Southern Ute Councilmen, Cedric Chavez, Melvin Baker and Bruce Valdez share opening remarks and well-wishes to families and employees at the annual Southern Ute Fair Kick-Off Meal outside the Southern Ute Multi-Purpose Facility.
Sage Rohde and her son Dean Rohde share a laugh together while attending the Southern Ute Fair Kick-Off Meal, Friday, Sept. 13.
Girls and boys compete during the watermelon eating contest, fastest one to finish wins a cash prize. The youth games were held at the Southern Ute Multi-Purpose Field.
The gunny sack race had all the participants laughing and smiling as they tried to out hop each other to the finish line.
Marcy Ekiko runs on the Bear Trail at the beginning of the Honoring All Veterans Walk/Run.
2. Gordon Hammond makes his way through the Bear Trail before hitting the pavement at the Honoring All Veterans Walk/Run held on Friday, Sept. 13, at the Multi-Purpose Facility and surrounding trails.
Army Veteran, Conrad Jacket gives a thumbs up after running around Scotts Pond, headed for the finish.
Wesley Vigil gives a big hug to Curtis Lucero for finishing the run.
Third baseman, Lawrence Cloud tags out opponent while trying to get to third base.
Heavy hitter, Beth Santistevan connects with the ball at the Southern Ute Fair Co-Ed Softball Tournament held on Sunday, Sept. 15.
Orion Watts watches his ball fly over the fence, scoring for his team.
Tim Velasquez swings, earning his team a base hit.
Damon White Thunder and McKean Walton high five each other after White Thunder’s good base hit.
Southern Ute Growth Fund player, Leah Miller hits a ground ball straight to the pitcher, McKean Walton. This year the Permanent Fund took the trophy and bragging rights away from the Growth Fund.
Tracy Mickey on the Permanent Fund Team goes for quick foul ball.
RC Lucero aims for the fence as he watches the ball come toward his bat at the Annual Softball Challenge held on Friday, September 13.
Andrea Taylor, Team Sky Ute Casino, pitches to the Permanent Fund Team during the Annual Softball Challenge held on Friday, September 13, at the Patrick Silva Memorial Field.
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
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