Jack the Skeleton, Zebulan Vogethaler and Mr. Oogie Boogie, Adam Red show off their costumes and decorations while waiting for trick-or-treaters in the Jimmy Newton Jr. Conference Room. The Southern Ute Indian Tribe celebrated Halloween throughout Tribal Campus on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Multiple departments and divisions decorated their spaces and wore themed costumes as students from the Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy trick-or-treated throughout the organization.
SunUte Lifeguard, Marcus Archuleta happily holds a pumpkin before the Pumpkin Splash event at SunUte Community Center kicked off. Swimmers and their families gather for this popular event each year.
Ollyvia Watts holds her pumpkin she selected during the annual Pumpkin Splash event at SunUte Community Center on Friday, Oct. 27. Attendees are welcome to take a free pumpkin to swim with during their visit and take it home afterwards.
Families enjoy games and goodies in their costumes during the Community Halloween Carnival held at the Casino, the event featured booths from many departments and divisions throughout the organization.
Emcees Eddie Box Jr. and Betty Box play music and make announcements throughout the night during the Community Halloween Carnival. The pair can often be seen participating in various community events lending a helping hand.
During the Community Halloween Carnival families participated in the costume contest, the Hocus Pocus crew took second place in the contest. Left to right: Charlize Valdez, Joseph Garcia, De’Vra Richards, and Lorena Richards.
Wizard of Oz pups made an appearance at the Community Halloween Carnival held at the Sky Ute Casino and Resort on Tuesday, Oct. 31.
Spooky Pumpkins Marquetta Cloud and Danny Abeyta wait their turn to compete in the employee costume contest hosted by the Southern Ute Tribal Council.
Tribal elder Cassandra Atencio competed in the employee costume contest as the “Basket Lady,” Atencio went on to take first place in the “Scariest Costume” category.
Fabian Martinez is Samara Morgan, the main antagonist from the film “The Ring,” Martinez took home a second-place prize for his look in the “Scariest Costume” category.
“Who you gonna call?” This year the Southern Ute Drum staff selected Ghostbusters for their group costume and theme, the group is “ready to believe you!”
Primary student, Kyro Abeyta sits in the water after selecting his pumpkin to take home. SUIMA students from Primary level one through Upper Elementary were invited to splash and play at SunUte throughout the day.
Primary student Zahlayah rolls her pumpkin through the shallow water during the Pumpkin Splash at SunUte on Thursday, Oct. 26.
Students splash and play with their pumpkins for an hour during the event, after which they can take their pumpkin home to their family. The annual Pumpkin Splash is popular amongst the students and their families.
SUIMA Primary students enjoy the Pumpkin Splash event held at the SunUte Community Center on Thursday, Oct. 26. Sitting in the shallow end, students watched the water features while holding their pumpkins.
Southern Ute tribal member, Leandra Litz, escorts her younger brother Tavach through the decorated halls of the Leonard C. Burch building during the Tribal Campus trick or treat event on Tuesday, Oct. 31.
Southern Ute employees from the Annex Building, including Wildlife, Lands, GIS and Planning Depts. came together as one large motley crew…donning pirate costumes on Tuesday, Oct. 31 for their themed haunted house on the high seas. Pictured left to right — Raymond Valdez, Sam Brescia, Eddie Box Jr., Linda Moore, Mary Evening Star Eagle, Leonora Burch, Tracy Mickie, Seana Luzar, Nicole Black, Ben Zimmerman, Candi Valencia, and Roman Seibel.