Many Moons Ago

40 Years Ago: Election Board and the tribal police officers supervising the Election Night results. Pictured are Election Board Chairman, Sunshine Smith; Election Board Member, Essie Kent; Chief of Police, Arthur Weaver; Police Sargent, Elwood Kent and Election Board Member, Kathlene Curry. This photo was published in the Nov. 20, 1981, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
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 Miss Southern Ute First Alternate Suzi Richards and Southern Ute Indian Tribal Councilman Howard D. Richards Sr. stand to accept a proclamation for Native American Month from La Plata County Commissioner Wally White at the La Plata County Courthouse on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. This photo was first published in the Nov. 18, 2011, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
30 Years Ago: The Southern Ute Johnson O’Malley Committee was presented an exemplary award from the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C. Pictured left to right is Lee Briggs, Etta Frost, Denise Thompson, Leonard C. Burch and Bertha Frost. This photo was published in the Nov. 18, 1991, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
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