10 Years Ago: The Southern Ute Police Department’s annual Halloween Carnival at the SunUte Community Center was a fun-filled family fright fest complete with a haunted house, kids’ games, cake walks and more. Hundreds of community members turned out in their best costumes — some spooky, some goofy — to try their hands (or claws) at the ghoulish games on Saturday, Oct. 29. Many from the youth community helped out by hosting competitions or dressing up like ghouls to startle those brave (or foolish) enough to enter the haunted house.
This photo was first published in the Oct. 21, 2011, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
20 Years Ago: The Color Guard, made up of primarily members from the Southern Ute Veterans Association, stand at attention at the start of a forum on terrorism and military response on October 24, 2001. The forum was sponsored by the American Indian Business Leaders organization at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo.
This photo was published in the Nov. 2, 2001, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
30 Years Ago: Past and present Southern Ute Tribal Council members were among 1000 people who attended the Animas-La Plata water project ground breaking ceremonies at the Animas Air Park. The project would provide water to four Indian tribes and residents of Colorado, New Mexico and Utah
This photo was published in the Nov. 4, 1991, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
40 Years Ago: A full slate of candidates appeared at the Meet the Candidates Night prior to the 1981 Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s General Election. The voting membership was to consider three candidates for the Chairman seat and six candidates for two councilmember positions. Pictured (from left to right) are John E. Baker Sr., Kenny Frost, Erwin Taylor, Lorraine Baker, Marvin Cook, Neil Cloud (hidden from view), Elberta Velasquez, Chris Baker and Clement Frost.
This photo was published in the Nov. 6, 1981, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.