Burch family continues tradition
Commemorating the late Leonard C. Burch, the family hosts the ninth annual Leonard C. Burch Day Memorial Walk/Run, on Saturday, Dec. 10 at SunUte Community Center. Beginning the event with snacks and beverages provided by Shining Mountain Health and Wellness and SunUte, attendees gathered in the SunUte gymnasium. After an invocation, an honor song by Southern Ute Singers, and introduction from Tribal Council and royalty, participants began their brief warmup workout, led by SunUte Trainers, Eliyah Lucero and Jakob Box. Walkers and runners then complete a one-mile or three-mile course; each participant took time to reflect on the impact the late Leonard C. Burch left on his community and honored him by remembering his leadership.