Trick or treat…smell my feet!

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From the ELHI to the Multi-Purpose Facility to Tribal Campus, Halloween was in full swing. Costumes, creatures and critters enjoyed a night out on the town at all the festivities. Clowns were hiding around corners and ready to scare at the ELHI’s Haunted Carn-EVIL, sponsored by Southern Colorado Community Action Agency (SoCoCAA) youth services.
“Freaks and Oddities” spooked and scared visitors at the ELHI’s Haunted Carn-EVIL.
Clowns were there at each turn of the Haunted Carn-EVIL at the ELHI Building.
Guarding the meat room, this scary harlet quinn is ready to pounce at the wrong move.
Baby werewolves enjoy the ride as they trick or treat in the Leonard C. Burch Building.
Basket Lady (Trennie Collins) and Deer Woman (Robert Ortiz) scare as many families and employees as they can with their costumes and hallway themed “Indigenous Nightmares” on Thursday, Oct. 31.
Chairman Christine Sage hands out books to all the young trick or treaters on Halloween.
Zxander Wartman walks towards the Tribal Information Services building to trick or treat for candy with his class.
Nightmare Before Christmas Mayor, Shiri Howell hands candy out to all the young SUIMA trick or treaters.
This scary skeleton makes her way through Tribal Council and Executive Offices during the academy’s trick or treat visit through tribal campus.
Natelle Thompson and her Daughter Kairi Thompson make their way through Tribal Council and Executive Offices during the academy’s trick or treat visit through tribal campus.
A young tiger rests in his parent’s arms before competing in the costume contest at the Halloween Carnival.
Nevah Sandoval makes the crowd laugh at the Halloween Carnival with her costume as a grandma with grey hair and all.
A young witch plays a game of ring toss at the Community Halloween Carnival.
Jada Cloud runs and jumps around the bouncy castle at the Halloween Carnival.
Shayne White Thunder paints a pride flag at the Southwest Rainbow Youth's booth at the Halloween Carnival.
The Tribal Information Services Department dresses up as characters from the movie “Nightmare Before Christmas”. Their department won the Chairman’s Choice award of eight hours of Administrative Leave to use before Halloween in 2020.
The dental team walks around Tribal Council Chambers during the costume contest for everyone to view their design.
Dr. Stacey Oberly and Shawna Steffler show off their butterfly moves during the tribal council costume contest.
La Llorna creeps through the halls and scares employees.
Bob Ross (Ben Zimmerman) and his “Happy Little Tree” (Nicole Pearson) walk together to retrieve their prize for winning in the Creative Category in the Southern Ute Tribal Council Costume Contest.
The Ignacio Senior Center, run by the Southern Colorado Community Action Agency (SoCoCAA), held a Halloween party and lunch with games and a costume contest for Halloween on Thursday, Oct. 31. Left to right, Ramona Eagle (Oscar the grouch), Hugo Vega (The Beast) Gareth Vega, Ilyana Vega (Bell), Ashley Zacamolpa-Flores (Don’t be salty girl), Genevive Thompson (Jason), Laverne Turnbull (Vendor), Larry Gooden (Mad Hermit) Hazel Starbuck (Jester) and LeNora Martinez-Barry (Scarecrow)
Carving pumpkins at the Ignacio Senior Center put client’s skills to test during their every-other weekly crafts class. Senior Center staff members reached out via Facebook asking for pumpkin donations and received 10 pumpkins from a good Samaritan in Kirtland, N.M. Crafts projects take place every other week.
The winners in the costume contest at the Ignacio Senior Center are: Jester, Hazel Starbuck Scarecrow for best store-bought costume and Lenora Martinez-Barry for best homemade costume. They were both awarded trophies and cash prizes.
Tricia Rose peeps around a corner just in time to scare you!
The Psych Ward clown gives you a final scare as you exit the Southern Ute Multi-Purpose Building into the dark night.
Just when you think the haunting is done, you are chased by this masked chainsaw man out into the street.
Hunter Frost makes his way through the haunted alley just before revving his chainsaw, and then chasing kids and families.
Maria Trujillo displays her winning best trunk decorating contest at the Multi-Purpose Facility, Thursday, Oct. 31.
A pair of witches, Juana Hendren and CeCe Ryder await trunk-or-treaters at the Multi-Purpose Facility, Thursday, Oct. 31.
The Cabusao family, came prepared for the cooler evening and to collect the goodies from the trunk-or-treat event at the Multi-Purpose Facility, Thursday, Oct. 31.
Nailah Simon, Dallas Ryder and Cayden Ryder pose for a quick picture before gathering their treat from the Trunk-or-Treat event.
Alliyannah Tahlo gets a handful of candy at the trunk-or-treat event at the Multi-Purpose Facility.
Ghostbusters, Miracle Ortiz and children, AhKeem and Alliyannah got the call, and rendezvoused at the trunk-or-treat event at the Multi-Purpose Facility.
The Cabusao family, collect goodies from Maria Trujillo the trunk-or-treat event at the Multi-Purpose Facility, Thursday, Oct. 31.
Oompa-loompahs’ Victoria Trujillo and Maya Espinosa do a dance for their treats.
Kandin Johnson gets a handful of treats from Timothy Piaz.
Trunk-or-Treater Kandin Johnson looks apprehensive while peering into the trunk of Maria Trujillo’s zombified trunk. Trujillo won the best trunk decorating contest at the Multi-Purpose Facility, Thursday, Oct. 31.
Zombie Maria Trujillo, gives the creepy nun a kiss.
Meskvlwv Wesley hands Ilyana Vega some goodies at the Southern Ute Multi-Purpose Facility’s Trunk-or-Treat.
Witch in the red robe, Cece Ryder hands out candy to Wonder Woman, Ilyana Vega at the Southern Ute Multi-Purpose Facility’s Trunk-or-Treat, Halloween evening, Thursday, Oct. 31.
Per tradition, members of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe deliver a trailer full of locally sourced pumpkins to members of their Southern Ute sister tribe. Amanda Jackets lends a hand with distribution, Thursday afternoon, Oct. 17.
Amelia Howe and Vanessa Carel stock up before Halloween during the UMU pumpkin giveaway, held at the Southern Ute Multi-Purpose Facility, Thursday, Oct. 17.
Clementine Carrillo excitedly throws a beach ball into the air just as her primary class for the Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy chooses their own pumpkin to swim and play with at SunUte’s annual Pumpkin Splash on Thursday, Oct. 24
Curtis White Thunder-Lucero swims with his pumpkin of choice at SunUte’s annual Pumpkin Splash on Thursday, Oct. 24.
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
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
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
courtesy SoCoCAA
courtesy SoCoCAA
courtesy SoCoCAA
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
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Halloween, the perfect time for spookiness and hauntings. This year Ignacio was full of safe and spooky activities for everyone to enjoy on Thursday, Oct. 31. The Southern Ute Indian Tribe hosted hallway contests and trick or treating routes for students and families to enjoy. They even brought back the costume contest for staff to compete in as a group or individually. In Ignacio, the community was encouraged to visit the haunted houses at the Southern Ute Multi-Purpose Facility and the ELHI Building. For the families and younger kids, the annual Halloween Carnival was held at the Sky Ute Casino Resort where candy, costumes and games were abundant.

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