Former state senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell (above right) leads a Durango motorcycle parade alongside Southern Ute elder Bennett Thompson on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011.
As many children played and met their teachers and classmates on the first day of school on Tuesday, September 4, at the Southern Ute Indian Academy, some kids were already hard at work like Sydney Santistevan, who was hard at work on her assignment with her teacher, Edwina Watts.
Public Affairs Representative, Becky Nash of the Shell Oil Company Foundation in Houston gave a donation to KSUT Radio Station. The check was handed to Board Member, Eddie Box Jr. and Station Manager, Carlos Sena.
Winner of the 1981-82 Miss Southern Ute title is 18-year-old Williamette Thompson, the daughter of William Thompson of Ignacio. First attendant is 19-year-old Leona Burch, daughter of Leonard C. Burch.