The Southern Ute Tribal Council traveled to Phoenix, Arizona to meet with the Navajo Water Commission on problems that concern both the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute Tribes on January 6, 1980. Chairman Leonard C. Burch gave input on the Animas-La Plata project in Colorado.
Walkers of the “Saa Swanis-hiswaqs” Memorial New Year’s Day Sobriety Walk take their first steps into the new year and the frosty morning, as they make their way towards Ignacio along Highway 171 from the Colorado-New Mexico Stateline.
Younger members of the Southern Ute Heritage Performers put their signatures on the 2000 Tribal Calendar in the Tribal Council Chambers on January 7, 2000. Pictured (left to right) is Natahnee Winder, Alan Herrera Jr., Lindsay Box, and Gabriella Herrera.
The Southern Ute Police Department and the Town of Ignacio Police Department received the Silver Buckle awards from the Colorado Seat Belt Network on January 9, 1990. Each police department was nominated by the Southern Ute Community Action Programs (SUCAP) for their help in promoting seatbelt safety and child restraint usage for safer highways in the community.