Many Moons Ago

10 Years Ago: Lake Capote opened the gates to fisherman on Thursday, April 12. Snow flurries interspersed with clear skies and crisp air did not deter the many fishermen who descended on the lake for opening day. Drawing anglers from the Ignacio community and as far south as Farmington, N.M. Derby prizes were awarded totaling in the hundred-dollar range for specially tagged fish. Lake Manager Craig Reinhart manned the bait shop with a little help from Parks and Recreation Manager, Josh Batchelor. This photo was first published in the April 20, 2012, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
20 Years Ago: Officials with Bank One of Colorado recently came to Ignacio to report the completion of the sale of Southern Ute Tribal bonds to finance construction of the SunUte Community Center, Southern Ute Indian Academy, and soon the new Tribal Affairs Building. To commemorate the event, the bank officials presented the Tribe with an autographed John Elway/Denver Broncos jersey. It is expected the jersey will be displayed at the Community Center. This photo was published in the April 18, 2002, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
30 Years Ago: Nathan Winder, Steve Rivera, and John Chad Williams show off buffalo skulls that they hope to market with the help of the Economic Development department. The skulls were purchased from the Denver Buffalo Company. This photo was published in the April 18, 1992, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
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