Reginald Spindler, Director of Colorado Health Service Unit, presented Edna Hood, outgoing chairwoman of the SUHB, with a plaque. Also pictured is Stanley Frost, coordinator for Southern Ute Health Service Unit and Ida William, board member. This photo first appeared in the May 6, 1983, edition of the Southern Ute Drum.
Ignacio Elementary students dance the Bear Dance with shawls and sashes they had made themselves in their classes. Tribal member Everett Burch explained the meaning of the dance which is a traditional celebration for the Southern Ute Tribe each spring. This photo first appeared in the April 30, 1993, edition of the Southern Ute Drum.
Southern Ute elder, Russell Box Sr., blesses the Los Pinos Fire District’s brand-new ladder truck in front of the Tribal Affairs Building on Thursday, May 1, 2003. The Southern Ute Tribe helped fund a portion of the cost of the truck. This photo first appeared in the May 2, 2003, edition of the Southern Ute Drum.
The Southern Ute Wildlife Resource Management Division installed a fish tank in the Leonard C. Burch Building’s Hall of Warriors. The tank features two varieties of endangered fish from the local area. Jon Broholm (background), a wildlife technician, observes the interaction between fish and people after setting up the tank. This photo first appeared in the May 3, 2013, edition of the Southern Ute Drum.