Durango hosted the first stage of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge, hailed as one of the largest cycling events in North America, on Monday, Aug. 20. The race will take riders through the Rockies and into the state capitol. Spectators, sponsors and support vehicles filled historic downtown Durango and Southern Ute cultural dancers gave a performance at Buckley Park before race spectators. The Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy also hosted a field trip for young race fans to cheer the cyclists on with the familiar clanging of metal cowbells. This photo first appeared in the August 24, 2012, edition of The Southern Ute Drum.
On August 17, 2002, the Ute Museum in Montrose, Colo. hosted “Chipeta Day” in honor of Chipeta, the wife of the Ute Chief Ouray. The observance included guest speakers, buffalo feast, followed by Ute dancers performing War Dances and Bear Dance demonstration. This photo first appeared in the August 23, 2002, edition of the Southern Ute Drum.
Tribal Chairman Leonard C. Burch was one of the guest speakers at the recent inauguration of elected Jicarilla Apache President, Leonard Atole. Faren Baltazar was also elected for his second term on the Jicarilla Tribal Council. This photo appeared in the August 21, 1992, edition of the Southern Ute Drum