10 Years Ago: Southern Ute tribal member and heritage dancer Alexandra Roubideaux walks off the tarmac at the Durango-La Plata County Airport in the company of her father, Michael, following a dance performance in honor of American Airline’s inaugural flight into town on Thursday, June 9. The airline now offers direct flights to and from Dallas.
This photo was first published in the June 17, 2011, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
20 Years Ago: Shay Phillips, Shaniqua Owens, Sapphire Burch, Hailey Herrera and Tasha Herrera listen as La Titia Taylor explains some of the characteristics of mushrooms and how to recognize whether they’re poisonous. Shelia Ryder of Environmental Programs observes.
This photo was published in the June 15, 2001, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
30 Years Ago: Mike Olguin and Alden Naranjo (above) of the Wildlife Conservation Department teamed up to defeat representatives from 47 other tribes at a National Shoot-Out Competition in Bar Harbor, Maine. Olguin and Naranjo, along with Larson Panzy and John Lucero of the Jicarilla Apache Tribe and Jackie House of the Ute Mountain Tribe, competed at the ninth annual Native American Fish and Wildlife Society Conference on May 20. They represented the Southwest Regional Team. This was Olguin’s third year in a row to participate on a championship team. “We were confident even before the competition that we’d do well,” he said.
This photo was published in the June 14, 1991, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
40 Years Ago: Grand Champion Marilyn Lindley of Alamogordo, N.M., took first place in the Ignacio Ol’ Time Fiddling Contest held June 13 at the Community Center.
This photo was published in the June 19, 1981, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.