40 Years Ago: Recognized at the Saturday night Ute Fair Powwow was Shirley Frost, for being a Chairperson of the Miss Southern Ute Committee from 1974-80. A plaque was given to her by the current Miss Southern Ute, Verna Valasquez; Miss Southern Ute 1978-79, Williamette Thompson; Miss Southern Ute 1976-77, Jennifer Dickson; and Vice-Chairperson, Effie Monte.
This photo was published in the Sept. 12, 1980, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
10 Years Ago: Vendors began trickling into town Sept. 1 and Ignacio Bike Week 2010 kicked off proper Sept. 2 with a flag raising ceremony at the Ignacio Community Library. Billed as “THE Four Corners Motorcycle Rally,” the event proved to be nothing less as hundreds of bikers from around the country filled the streets for a weekend of riding. Tribal member Dale Santistevan and his Vicki get into the spirit of the event.
This photo was published in the Sept. 10, 2010, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
20 Years Ago: The entire 29-member staff of the Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy stands facing the audience after being introduced during the ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the Academy on Aug. 31, 2000, in Veterans Park. Southern Ute Chairman John E. Baker Jr. cut the ribbon to culminate the ceremony.
This photo was published in the Sept. 8, 2000, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
30 Years Ago: On August 7-9, thirty students from the Southern Ute Jostens’ Lab and eleven chaperones headed for Colorado Springs for a field trip to reward students for their hard work and attendance. The students were treated to a trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Cave of the Winds, and mini golf among many other exciting adventures.
This photo was published in the Sept. 14, 1990, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.