Vol. XXXVIII • No. 25 • December 8, 2006 Ignacio, Colorado • 81137- 0737 Bulk Rate - U.S. Postage Permit No. 1
Box, Newton Sworn Into Southern Ute Tribal Council
Tribal Update 3
Four Corners 4
Back Page 10
Vice-Chairman Matthew J. photos B. Santistevan/SU DRUM
Box (right photo) takes the pen by Amy Barry hands with his fellow Tribal con- everyone in attendance bowed with their congratulatory
in hand to sign his newly re- Southern Ute Drum stituents before taking his seat. their heads. 12 Gauge then sang a remarks to both Mr. Newton and membership wants unity. We
elected oath to the Southern Jimmy R. Newton Jr., Victory Song for the newly Mr. Box. Councilwoman have two young members who
Ute Tribal Council. Box will acknowledged the tragic loss of a sworn-in council members. Ramona Eagle acknowledged the will learn by experience, it’s
serve as the Southern Ute Vice O n December 5, 2006, Tribal member as well as a mem- Matthew Box spoke first, by visiting Tribal and community good. Mr. Box and Mr. Newton
Chairman for three years. Tribal Chairman, Clement J. ber of his drum group, 12 Gauge, thanking Tribal Council, visi- government officials in atten- both work well with our Tribal
Once again, re-elected Tribal Frost, called the meeting to order prior to taking his seat. “I want to tors who traveled, as well as the dance. “Today is a good day, but Council. They have good ideas
Official, Jimmy R. Newton Jr., and the swearing in ceremony for acknowledge our people first. I Tribal membership who were in a sad day, we are burying a well and recognize their values and
(left photo) takes his oath in Jimmy R. Newton Jr. and would like to sing an honor song attendance. “Today marks a new respected community member culture. We have good strength
his traditional garb, from Matthew J. Box began. They for one of my brothers’ who we day of meaning. Our people are and we have lost one of our trib- within our current council. Our
Southern Ute Tribal Judge were both sworn-in by Judge lost this morning.” With Tribal our greatest resource of life. We al members this morning. I wish young leaders will carry on pos-
Scott Moore on Tuesday Scott Moore for three-year terms Council’s approval, 12 Gauge need to think of our people’s our young Tribal Council mem- itive unity and respect. I have
December 5. Newton will also on the Southern Ute Indian Tribal came forward and sang their needs toward one another. I bers well. They are both team watched them both grow, Mr.
serve for a three-year term. Council. Matthew Box shook song for their fallen brother as would like to first, thank my players and that is very important Newton – here for our younger
people, and second, my family. for our Tribal Council.” generation, Mr. Box – becoming
I was taught by my grandfather Councilwoman Olguin thanked a strong Vice-Chair within the
Elder Services Not Far For So. Utes and great-grandfather to care
for my people. I’ve seen the end
all dignitaries in attendance, as
well as offered her condolences
little time he has been on Tribal
Council. People need to be
and it’s good. I won’t stop until to those who had lost loved ones. guided in the right way. We give
by Beth Santistevan She attended the 30th board out of Albuquerque, since I get there.“ “Each council member brings up our personal lives to guide
Managing Editor of the Drum Anniversary celebration of the we don’t have a representative, Jimmy R. Newton Jr. first wel- diversity to the table. our people, with the help of the
National Indian Councils in Tulsa, the Navajo’s are our representa- comed everyone to the ceremony Congratulations to both Mr. Creator. With the membership’s
Oklahoma in September. “I got a tive. We need our own up there to and thanked those who voted Newton and Mr. Box.” vote, we will continue to run
T raditionally the Christmas personal invitation to the celebra- represent our elders.” him in. “It’s tough, we have feel- Councilman Washington thanked our government in a good way.
holiday season reminds us of our tion because I am only one of the Kent reflected on the past Tribal ings too. I am sacrificing my everyone who was in attendance. We will find the best road to
family and friends. Family is an few board directors who are still elders who helped her along the personal life for our younger “Council is working hard. With travel on.”
important factor in our everyday alive,” Kent told the DRUM. way, when she served on the board. people – let’s support our spiritu- this day and age, I have learned a Chairman Frost also acknowl-
lives. Within Indian country that Kent submitted a written report “I remember Annetta Frost was the al people too.” He also thanked lot from both Mr. Newton and edged those who ran against Mr.
factor becomes much more estab- about her trip to the Executive representative of the region, she his parents for guiding him in the Mr. Box. I have a lot of questions Box and Mr. Newton for their
lished as most families are blend- Office, highlighting some of the always said to serve on the council right direction. He also gave and they are both willing to help willingness to step up and make
ed with mothers and fathers liv- key points of the conference. was an honor because you are help- praise to Eddie Box, Sr. and the me out, because I am fairly new the effort to better our Southern
ing with aunts or uncles taking “This is the first time I have ing elders from the region and the late Orion Box, Gerald Howe, at this as well.” Councilwoman Ute Nation. “We will continue to
care of cousins and of course encountered a report from a Tribal state. So it was about elders of all and Johnson B. Taylor for teach- Dutchie then spoke. “The mem- unify our Council and our peo-
grandparents. It is customary in elder who went to a conference, I races, not just Native Americans,” ing him his traditional ways. “I bership is our boss, we need to ple. We should always address
the Native American tradition to think there were some beneficial she added. “I was lucky because I am here to lend a hand now. remember that. Mr. Newton and our Elders and respect their
take care of our own. Putting our points made about elder care at still had a lot of my elders there; Negativity needs to end. The Mr. Box acknowledge their tradi- knowledge. I also pray for the
elders in a nursing home is almost this conference,” commented Ellen Watts, Jane Newton, Bertha Southern Ute people are our tional ways and culture, that’s families during this time of loss.”
unheard of within this culture. So Executive Officer Byron Red Sr. Frost and Jack and ‘Netta Frost, boss, they shape us as leaders, how it should be.” She thanked Chairman Frost closed by thank-
what can we do to help our elders Kent pointed out the Southern their life of hardship was the key to let’s unite. Let’s be thankful for Mr. Bennett Thompson for the ing everyone who was in atten-
live the last years of their life Ute Tribe’s elder problems aren’t how they knew what the future what we have, there are less for- blessing, Southern Ute Royalty dance and said, “Tribal Council
comfortably and safely? unique to other reservations. “All would bring.” Kent noted she was tunate Indian people out there. I and 12 Gauge for the songs. is here for the membership.”
Unbeknownst to most people the federally recognized tribes very interested in attending the will do the best I can.” Chairman Frost then spoke,
on the Southern Ute Reservation have a lot of elder abuse. I see a conference to see how much the Fellow constituents followed “It’s a good day, this shows the Box, Newton... page 2
a council geared toward keeping lot of communication problems programs have changed since she
elders happy and educating their with everyone, including me. A served on the board. “I was there
caretakers exist for our use. The main problem is we don’t know 12-13 years, that’s a long time to
National Council on Aging is an
advocacy and a service to numer-
what our elders need.” Kent ref-
erenced the fact the Southern Ute
serve on a council. I saw a lot of
new programs and projects…we
American Indian Showcase...
ous tribal councils for elder care and Ute Mountain Ute tribes need to reach out to that and assist
and support. don’t have a representative on our elders.”
Tribal elder, Phoebe Kent the National Council of Aging. For more information on the
served on the National Council on “They would like someone from National Council of Aging you
Aging from 1977 to the late 80’s. our tribes to sit on the regional can visit www.ncoa.org.
Annual Southern Ute Tribal
December 14, 2006 from 6 pm to 9 pm
Sky Ute Lodge & Casino Pavilion
Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy
December 15, 2006 Dinner at 5 pm, Program at 6:15 pm
Sky Ute Lodge & Casino Pavilion
Annual Christmas Dinner
photo courtesy H. Taylor
December 16, 2006 from 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sky Ute Lodge & Casino Pavilion Tribal elder, Alden Naranjo stands in front of the Ignacio Elementary student body in his
traditional dress, teaching little ones about the history of the Southern Ute Indian tribal
Hosted by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe people. November is deemed as American Indian Heritage Month. More American Indian
Heritage photos on the Back Page of this issue of the Drum.
Voices Wyein-knee (2) December 8, 2006
Lighting the LCB... Express Your Opinions
The Grounds Maintenance Military Appreciation Thoughtless Kill
Crew works diligently during To the Tribal Council, To the Tribal Membership,
the day to put up a tree made I would like to thank you for the wonderful dona- On Monday November 28th, I witnessed some-
by Tribal member Danny tion that you gave for items that were sent to the thing very upsetting to me and which should be
Abeyta. The tree sits outside troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. I am in a training very troubling to fellow Tribal Members and other
the Leonard C. Burch build- program working with CDOT, in Durango, under Native Americans as well. A mountain lion was
ing by the main entrance to the Higher Education Department. With CDOT’s brought into the Wildlife office by a Tribal member
remind everyone of the holi- donations, along with your donation in providing after he found it over the holiday shot dead and left
day season. The tree is lit at these care packages, we were able to send 16 pack- on Reservation lands. Based on the remote location
night with reindeer to com- ages to six different troops, including one from where the animal was found, this was not a lion that
pliment the season. For a pic- Colorado. was killing livestock or causing problems for peo-
ture of the tree at night refer- It is just great to be able to put smiles on these ple; it was simply living its life, playing its impor-
ence the back page. fine men and women who are providing us securi- tant role in nature as the Creator intended.
ty and freedom. I praise these people and hope they This thoughtless killing should send a message to
will make it safely home to their loved ones. Again, the membership that we a have a serious problem
I would like to thank the council and also my two with individuals disrespecting wildlife, particularly
sisters, Luana & JoGenia, and my daughter, Mariah if the responsible party was a Tribal member.
and LeAnn Weaver in their generous donations. It’s Traditional Native American values would never
people like you and the CDOT family that make the condone this unconscionable and wanton destruc-
world a better place to live in. tion of an animal. Spiritually, the mountain lion is a
We received two thank you responses from the powerful warrior and guide that deserves our admi-
two fine men: Paul S. Dziegielwski and Sgt. Major ration and respect.
Anthony C. Martinez, who were very grateful for If a tribal hunter takes a mountain lion, or any
sending these packages to their troops. other wild animal, they should do so out of need
and in a way that makes meaningful, respectful use
Thank you, of the animal. To simply kill an animal for the “fun
Rebecca Thompson of it”, or for a trophy alone, is immoral and wrong.
Many of our hunters have not learned this lesson,
Thank You and parents need to instill these values in our chil-
photo A. Barry/SU DRUM The family of the late Vernest Carel would like to dren so they understand an important part of our
thank the following individuals and organizations heritage. There is an investigation underway to find
for their services during the lass of our Dad and the person responsible for the crime.
Granddad. The Rev. Kelly Winlock, The Southern If anyone has information that can help the inves-
Onto The Spirit World Ute Veterans Association, Sky Ute Casino and Mr.
tigation, I strongly encourage him or her to contact
the Southern Ute Rangers. Maybe it’s time that the
Tribe had its own Operation Game Thief and game
SILVA - Ramos various capacities, including Health-Center Thank you, violations could be anonymously reported with a
Ernest Silva, an Director, Director of Nursing, pharmacy aide, Venessa L. and Vernetta Carel and family reward for such information.
Ignacio resident who public-health nurse, lab support, radiology sup- Vern Carel and family.
worked in probation, port and administration support. Sincerely
died Saturday, Dec. Mrs. Duran retired from the Indian Health Rod Grove
2, 2006, at his home. Center as a nurse in 1993 after serving in the fed- Concerned Tribal Member
He was 54. eral government for 28 years.
“It was all about She was a choir director for St. Ignatius parish.
The Southern Ute Drum accepts and encourages letters from its readers on any subject or issue what-
‘God, family, friends Most recently, Mrs. Duran had actively participat-
soever. We ask that letters submitted for publication be 500 words or less, and be signed by the writer.
and the Broncos,’” ed in tribal functions, including serving as a mem-
Letters deemed to be libelous or tasteless will not be published. Letters need to be signed and submit-
said his wife, Jennifer ber of the Tribal Member Health Benefits
ted to Beth Santistevan, Media Manager for the Southern Ute Drum (970) 563-0100 Ext. 2255.
Silva, of the sports- Committee.
man and football fan. Mrs. Duran’s granddaughter Jacklynn Lorraine
Mr. Silva was born on Feb. 21, 1952, in Duran also was killed in the car accident.
Chimney Rock. He was the son of Carlos and
Mary (Manzanarez) Silva.
She is survived by her husband, Jack Duran Sr.,
of Ignacio; sons Jack E. Duran of Littleton and
Box, Newton Sworn Into Council • from page 1
He grew up in the Ignacio area, attending Tom Duran of Bayfield; daughter, Teri James, of BIA Superintendent Ross Denny We need to also pray for those and thanked the young people in
Ignacio High School and Fort Lewis College. At Riverside, Calif.; sister, Joyce Duran, of Ignacio; congratulated both newly elected who are still in conflict, fighting attendance for giving up their
Fort Lewis, Mr. Silva earned a degree in brother, Orville Hood, of Durango; and five council members. “I ask the for us. If we want respect, let’s chair for the older people. “That’s
Sociology and Human Services. grandchildren. Creator to give you both strength start giving back to each other,” he where it begins, with our young
Jennifer Silva and her husband married on May A funeral was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, and wisdom to lead in a good way. added. “Alcohol and drugs are people. Respect those older than
7, 1983, in Ignacio. He worked for both the 2006, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. Monsignor We are all related.” Ignacio Town killing our younger generation. you. “ He offered congratulations
Durango Probation Office and the Southern Ute Dan Huber officiated. Burial followed at Ignacio Official Cisneros also attended and Let’s listen to our elders and be on behalf of the Frost family and
Indian Tribe’s Probation Office. East Cemetery. thanked the Southern Ute Tribe for happy people. May you both serve closed by saying, “Today is not a
He also was a veteran of the Army. their contribution to the town and your people well, respect one sad day, our lost loved ones are
Mr. Silva enjoyed rooting for the Broncos, camp- HIGHT - Patrick hopes to continue the positive another and grow as a Nation. Be with our Creator, they are happy.
ing, fishing and spending time with his family. Sylvian Hight born working relationship for many strong Southern Ute people!” Let’s say good prayers for those
Survivors include his wife; brothers, Joe Silva, April 15, 1979 to years to come. Ute Mountain Ute The La Plata Board of County that are gone. We look up as we
Don Silva, Arthur Silva and Tom Silva, all of Josephine Howe and Tribal Councilors then spoke and Commissioners, Michael Skanill live lives, we don’t walk with our
Ignacio, and Gerardo Silva of Farmington; sisters Bradley Hight. Patrick gave their congratulations, both in and JoAnn Spina both offered head down.”
Margaret Boughan, Barbara Valdez and Veronica was known to his fam- English and Ute. their congratulations and respect Georgia McKinley from the
Silva, all of Ignacio, Jean Montoya of Durango, ily and friends as Councilwoman Howell from toward the relationship the Southern Ute Indian Academy
Phyllis Perea of Delta, Cathy Newberry of Delta, Diddy, P Nucka and Ute Mountain Ute stated, “There Southern Ute Tribe has with La acknowledged both Mr. Newton
Utah, Diane Valencia of Phoenix, Ariz., and Rick. are good visions for your Tribe. Plata County. Bob Campbell, and Mr. Box for their work and
Marilyn Griego of Cortez; sons, Carlos, Israel and Diddy grew up in We enjoy working with them.” from Archuleta County, also time with the Southern Ute
Shane Silva, of Ignacio; daughters, Charis Silva Ignacio where he She closed by offering her con- offered his congratulations and Academy students and stated she
of Ignacio and Candace Blake of Firestone; two attended school and gratulations and reminded all in his eagerness to work with the looked forward to many more vis-
granddaughters; and numerous other nieces, excelled in sports. attendance to keep the spirit of Southern Ute Tribal Council. The its in the future. Chairman Frost
nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. He worked for the Southern Ute Construction Christmas. From Jicarilla Apache floor was then opened up to the then closed the ceremony, by
A funeral was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, Services Department since 1997 where he was Nation, Ty Vicenti also thanked general audience. appointing fellow constituent,
2006, at Pine River Valley Baptist Church in still employed. Diddy sang with the local drum the Southern Ute people. “The Mrs. Elaine Newton, the moth- Matthew Box, as his Vice-
Ignacio. The Rev. Duane Champion will officiat- group 12 Gauge. He was very proud to have been Southern Ute people are our peo- er of Jimmy R. Newton Jr. then Chairman. Upon everyone leav-
ed. Burial will be at Ignacio West Cemetery in a part of his Southern Ute culture. ple too. We are one.” He also spoke. “Let’s stop the violation of ing the Tribal Council Chambers,
Ignacio. Rick lived his life to the fullest. He spent his free offered his condolences, “We human dignity. Harry S. Truman Ms. McKinley, acknowledged a
time playing softball, basketball, volleyball, golf- must remember, it’s a part of life. once said, ‘We must build a new song by Ute Mountain Ute, Betty
DURAN - Littleton resident Jacklynn Lorraine ing and pool. He was very competitive. He loved We have to support one another. world, a far better world – one in Howell, “This is the Day.”
Duran died in a car accident on Sunday, Nov. 26, riding his bike, often taking along his brother and We are all leaves on a strong tree. which the eternal dignity of man Councilwoman Howell thanked
2006. She was 8. friends. He had a love for music and expressed it The tree must have strong roots, as is respected.’” Juvie Jones, Ms. McKinley for acknowledging
Jacklynn was born to Jack E. and Amy Duran in through his audio car system and home Bose sys- Native American people. It’s not I, Superintendent of Ignacio Public the song, and she began singing
Littleton on April 20, 1998. She was a third-grad- tem. He enjoyed spending time with friends and it’s we. If we work together, good Schools also spoke and hoped for the song in English and then in
er at Mile High Adventist Academy in Denver. family, often hosting Bronco parties. things will happen. Our young continuation of the positive work- Ute. She encouraged all who
Her family said that was where she learned to His family always came first, he was the best people need to learn our culture ing relationship that is developing knew the song, to sing with her.
love, pray and worship. Jacklynn spent summers father known to his 3 children and his friends a close and language, that’s what makes with the Tribal Council for the The ceremony ended by a recep-
and holidays with her grandparents Lorraine and second. He was always happy and made everyone us sovereign people. We need to betterment of the Ignacio tion in Hall of Warriors for both
Jack Duran Sr. in Ignacio. Her grandmother else around him happy. He had the most remarkable remember our fallen warriors who Community. SunDance Chief newly elected incumbents, Jimmy
Lorraine Duran also was killed in the car acci- sense of humor that drew everyone to him. have sacrificed for our freedom. Byron Frost then stepped forward R. Newton Jr. and Matthew Box.
dent. He will be greatly missed by all who loved and
Jacklynn is survived by her father, Jack E. knew him. His memory will be in our hearts and
Drum & Tribal Notices
Duran, of Littleton; mother, Amy Turner, of Great forever be carried on in his children.
Bend, Kan.; Grandfather Jack Duran Sr., of Diddy is survived by his mother, Josephine
ALL TRIBAL OFFICES CLOSED
Ignacio; an aunt and uncle; two stepbrothers and Howe, Aunt Venni Valdez, who was like a second
one stepsister; and five cousins. mother to him. Father Bradley Hight,
A funeral was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, Grandparents Sylvia and Barbera Valdez, son Mon., Dec., 11 in Observance of Leonard C. Burch Day (12/10)
2006, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Ignacio. Marcus “M-Ray” Hight, daughters Milana and
The “Christmas” Drum Issue Is... Friday, December 22, 2006
Monsignor Dan Huber officiated. Burial followed Ayana Hight and long time companion Rachel
Get Your Christmas Wishes in by FRIDAY, DEC., 15, 2006!!!
at Ignacio East Cemetery. Alires. He is also survived by brothers, Bryan
(no wishes will be published after deadline)
Hight and Robert Hight and sister Danielle Hight
DURAN - Ignacio resident Lorraine Madeline and Carol Valdez - favorite Aunt, Sylvian Valdez
Duran died in a car accident on Sunday, Nov. 26, - favorite Uncle and Jeremiah Valdez - favorite
2006. She was 69. Cousin, Niece Tasha Herrera his superstar, Tiara
ALL TRIBAL OFFICES CLOSED
Monday, December 25, 2006 - Christmas Day
Mrs. Duran was born in Ignacio to George and Hight, Adelle Hight, Akira and nephews Justin
Edna (Gunn) Hood on July 12, 1937. She attend- Hight and Xavier Watts and lil Rob Hight, and
ALL TRIBAL OFFICES CLOSED
ed Wasatch Academy. numerous loving Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and
Monday, January 1, 2007 - New Years Day
Mrs. Duran was an enrolled member of the friends.
Southern Ute Indian Tribe. She began her nursing Diddy was preceded in death by his grandpar-
career in 1960. She spent most of it at the ents Euterpe Taylor, Rose Marie Howe and Oscar
Southern Ute Health Center, where she served in Hight and Pamela Washington.
December 8, 2006 Payne-knee (3)
Tribal Update Great buck...
I.H.S. Building Trades Shed Sale Picture of great buck har-
Ignacio High School Building Trades class would like to build a shed for your home or business. The vested by Germaine
sheds range in size from 8x10, 10x12, 12x16 and the cost is minimal. Contact Gary at 563-0544 to place Sanchez’s son, Cody who is 16
your order. years of age. This buck’s
antlers are 5x7 with a 32 inch
Annual Christmas Lighting Contest spread.
Sign Up at Ignacio Library by December 15th to enter the Residential or Business Lighting Contest.
$150 - $ 100 - $ 50 prize money in both categories. Judge will be on Monday, December 18th beginning
at 6:30 pm
SUCAP Offers Job Opportunities
SUCAP/The Training Advantage, a partner in the SW Colorado Workforce Center, has programs avail-
able for Native American adults and youth needing assistance with job training and future employment.
Priority of service for veterans meeting the eligibility criteria. For more information about services and
eligibility requirements, contact Gail Cross at the Training Advantage, 563-4517, ext. 216, 285 Lakin
Street, Ignacio, Colorado. EEO
Free Ute Language Class
The Southern Ute Indian Academy is offering FREE Ute Language Classes. The last class will be held
December 28th. Refreshments will be served. Come and learn the beautiful language of Ute ancestors.
Information call Georgia McKinley at (970) 563-0253, ext 2701.
Have a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year! photo courtesy G. Sanchez
The Southern Ute Indian Tribe invites you and your family to be our guest at the Annual Tribal
Christmas Dinner. December 16, 2006 from 11:30 am - 4:00 pm at the Sky Ute Pavilion, Ignacio,
Colorado. Dinner is open to all Enrolled Southern Ute Tribal Membership & Families, Southern Ute
Tribal Government Permanent Employees, Southern Ute Growth Fund & Sky Ute Lodge & Casino
Employees & Families.
Southern Ute Annual Tribal Christmas Program
The Southern Ute Indian Tribe will be hosting the Annual Tribal Christmas Program, December 14,
2006 at the Sky Ute Pavilion from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. The KaWaika Traditional Dancers from Laguna
NM and the Apache Champion Hoop Dancers Tony Duncan from the YellowBird Productions in Mesa,
AZ as well as Eli Secody 2005 nominated “Best Male Artist” at the Native American Awards will be per-
forming at this year’s Christmas Program. The program is free of charge and everyone is welcome!
Christmas Lighting Contest 2006 Holiday Season
Open to all Christmas lighted houses within the boundaries of the Southern Ute Reservation.
It’s that time of year again for the Christmas Lighting Contest sponsored by the Southern Ute Police
Department. Decorate your yard with the best and brightest and you just might win this year’s contest.
Winners will be announced in the Southern Ute Drum. The contest is open NOW!!! Winners will be deter-
mined by December 25, 2006. For more information contact the SUPD Community Resource Office:
SunUte Sponsors A Sharing Tree
The SunUte Community Center is sponsoring three needy families and a sharing tree this season and
we are asking for some help in getting wrapped presents for them by the 11th of December. In our lobby
are small paper trees that list an item that has been requested by the kids and adults in the family. Most
are clothes. If you can share a little of the holiday spirit and want to help a needy family this season please
stop by and pick up a sharing tree, then pick up the gift listed and bring it back to us wrapped with the
tree attached so we know what is inside. Volunteers will make sure the right gifts get to the right families
for Christmas. Feel free to e-mail myself or Lisa Williams if you have questions. Thanks for your help. If
you have any questions please feel free to call the SunUte offices at (970) 563-0214.
World’s Best Hoop Dancers Return To Phoenix
2007 World Championship
The Heard Museum’s 17th Annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest showcasing top Native
hoop dancers from the United States and Canada are set to compete for the prestigious title of world
champion during a weekend of competition at the Heard Museum on Saturday and Sunday, February
3 & 4, 2007. Competitors perform in five divisions including Tiny Tot (under 5 years), Youth (5 to 12),
Teen (13 to 17), Adult (18 and older) and Senior (40 and older).
The World Championship Hoop Dance Contest is held in the Heard Museum’s outdoor grass amphithe-
ater and is presented by Casino Arizona with additional support from the Jay Kahn Memorial Fund.
Saturday & Sunday, February 3 & 4, 2007
9:30 a.m. Grand Entry Saturday and Sunday.
Competition will end at approximately 5 p.m. on Saturday.
The Adult final round will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Heard Museum, 2301 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona.
Cost per day (includes event and museum admission):
$10 general admission; $9 seniors (65+) $3 for children (4-12), FREE for children under 4.
For more information call 602.252.8848 or visit www.heard.org
photo courtesy Higher Education Dept.
On November 7, 2006 the Higher Education staff visited students in Phoenix, AZ. Pictured
here (bottom photo) are Carol Lee Jefferson (ASU), John Payne (Collins College), Alden
Weaver (Gilbert Community College), and Genevieve Wilson-Salt (ITT Technical Institute).
On November 8, 2006, (top photo) Matthew Olguin (attending UTI), Abel Romero
(attending UTI), Christina Jefferson (Glendale Community College), Justin Gilbert
Name: John Woody Fildes
(Glendale Community College), Dawnette Naranjo (Artistic Beauty College), Jasmine
Position Hired For: Men’s Recreational Specialist
Weaver (Apollo College), and tribal member descendant Jordan Rael (UTI), joined the
Description of Duties: Develop and coordinate youth and adult
Higher Education staff for dinner during the visit to Arizona.
programs and have a lot of fun doing it!
Hobbies/Interests: Soccer, Basketball, Hiking, Foot climbing, trail
running, swimming, ultimate Frisbee, back country skiing, and any-
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Update Wi-CHOO-ah-knee (4) December 8, 2006
Of Four Corners Interest
Project Merry Christmas
ABATE of Colorado- District 8, Durango fun Center, and Project Merry Christmas, would like to invite
the entire community to the 2006 Toys for Tots Run. The date is Sunday November 26th. We will assem-
ble at Fun Center Cycles (29603 Hwy 160 East) and head towards the Durango V.F.W. at 11:00 am. Cost
of admission is a new toy worth at least $10.00 or $10.00 at the door. There will be food, music, laugh-
ter, and door prizes. Ride your scooter, drive your car, or saddle up your pony, but come join us in sup-
port of Project Merry Christmas.
American Cancer Society Seeks Volunteers
The American Cancer society is seeking volunteers to help sell daffodils, the flower of hope, for
its spring fundraiser, Daffodil Days. Volunteers may be individuals, employees who/d like to sell at
their place of employment or members of churches and civic organizations. Through the daffodil,
the first flower of spring, this campaign brings a symbol of hope to cancer patients and those affect-
ed by the disease that there is a brighter future tomorrow. Purchasing daffodils for friends, cus-
tomers, and employees can brighten their days, desks, or diner tables, and the proceeds help fund
the American Caner Society’s mission to eliminate cancer as a major health problem through
research, education, advocacy, and patient service programs. For more information on Daffodil
Days 2007, please call 247-0278.
Colorado Snowmobile Registrations
San Juan Mountain Association sells automobile registrations at the San Juan Public Lands Center
(National Forest and BLM office) to Durango, located off of Highway 160 1/2 mile west from town.
Snowmobile users are reminded that whether you are a resident or nonresident. State of Colorado
Registrations are now required. Cost is $ 20.25. SJMA provides them here in Durango as a customer
service. Navajo Lake, Ridgeway and Lone Cone State Parks are the main locations for registration.
SJMA is a 501c(3) non-profit organization, whose mission is to promote responsible care of natu-
ral and cultural resources through education and hands-on involvement that inspires respect and
reverence for our lands. SJMA’s annual 20% Holiday Bookstore Sale also takes place from
Thanksgiving to December 24th, which includes books, maps, Smokey Bear memorabilia and inter-
pretive clothing. Proceeds support educational programs on public lands. For more information,
phone (970) 247-4874.
Ignacio Booster Club
Ignacio High School Booster Club will be having their monthly meeting on Monday, December 11,
2006 at 6:00 a.m. in the high school cafeteria. Parents and community members are invited to attend.
10 years ago... photo Archives/SU DRUM
Peaceful transfer of power? Swordplay between outgoing Chairman leonard C. Burch
Lavenia McCoy Public Library and incoming Chairman Clement Frost was all in jest at the inauguration and honoring
The Lavenia McCoy Public Library, Pine River Library District, has recently released a survey to gath- luncheon held for the two Tribal leaders December 10, 1996. Newly elected councilor
er public input about your library of the future. Please take this opportunity to assist in the development Byron Red, Sr., looks on. The date was declared Leonard C. Burch Day, a Tribal holiday.
of a Long Range Plan. Dream big and share those dreams. Surveys are available at the Library, 395 Center Burch was asked to take his place among the great chiefs, Ouray and Buckskin Charlie.
Dr., Bayfield, (970) 884-2222. There will be two public input meetings, January 11, 2007, at 6:00 p.m.
and January 13, 2007, at 9:00 a.m., for those of you who prefer to share information verbally.
Weekly Story and Craft Time
The Lavenia McCoy Public Library welcomes children of all ages to participate. Every Tuesday from
10 AM to 11 AM, we read stories and complete a craft project, usually preschool level. We also have fun
giveaways. Caregivers and parents are always welcome. If you are bringing a large group, or older chil-
dren, we ask that you call in advance so we can have plenty of age appropriate materials on hand. This
program is free. For more information, please call the library at 884-2222.
Enterprise Zone Marketing Funds Available
Region 9 Economic Development District has received 2007 Marketing funds from the Colorado Office
of Economic Development and Economic Development Commission. A portion of these funds is distrib-
uted to community groups, and must be used as match to promote regional events. Priority is given to
events that promote agriculture. Previous recipients include: the Mesa Verde Wine Festival, Ute Mountain
Ute Rodeo, Mancos Balloon Fiesta, Durango Film Festival, and Durango Farmer’s Market. Organizations
interested in receiving $ 500 to $ 1500 in marketing matching funds, should send a letter outlining their
event and how the funding will be used. A budget must be included. Send all information to Region 9
Economic Development District, 295 A Girard St., Durango, CO 81303 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no
deadline for applications, though funding if granted, must be used by June 2007.
G.O.A.L. Winter Workshops
Registration is now being accepted for the Durango Arts Center’s arts and leadership program for mid-
dle school girls. The program will be in session for eight Saturdays from 9:30 to 12:30 pm beginning
January 13 through March 10th. The theme for the upcoming session is “Sending Messages” which will
focus upon how we interact with others and communicate our innermost values, dreams, goals, purposes,
20 years ago...
and sources of joy. Principal teacher, Jane Steele will lead workshops in a variety of visual arts experi- The Ute Language Culture
ences that integrate elements of leadership. Guest artist, Amy Felker, will also lead a paper mache work- Committee (top photo) members
shop. Cost of the program is $150. Call Caitlin at 259-2606 or email Caitlin@durangoarts.corg to regis- re-enacted the first Thanksgiving,
ter or for more information. (l-r) Helen Hoskins, Bertha Grove,
Alice Neash and Lonnie Neash.
Happy Birthdays &
Matthew Box, Eddie Box Sr., and
Edward Box III (left photo) gave a
An “Early” Christmas Wish!!!
presentation held on November 23,
1986. Mr. Box spoke to the crowd
about American Indians. Both pho-
tos appeared in the December 12,
To Big Teddy Bear, Grandson - Craig H.
1986 Southern Ute Drum.
Merry Christmas...... I hope you had a very
photos Archives/SU DRUM
Thank you for all the things you do for me. Happy B-day.
I appreciate that at the end of the day, it is Keep the human sprinkler going, maybe it
you I see across the room and that you will be the latest rave on the reservation!
want to be with me at the end of the day.
It means so much to me that you care and
Love you too much
Grams and Grandpa
love me alot. I hope you will like your gifts
even though Christmas isn't about gifts. It's Xavier 2nd Annual New Years Eve PowWow
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friends and the people you love. Just Love,
December 31, 2006
remember that I love you. Lets make all of Mom, Dad and Sisters
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kisses baby brother I wish you the best may Love your,
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the Creator watch over you and you grow Auntie J.
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Lord, oh Lord look who turned 54!
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December 8, 2006 Mahni-gey-knee (5)
Healthy Perspectives: Recipe Rally!
“Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome” Provided by Shawna Off, Registered Dietician with the Indian Health Service in Ignacio, Colorado.
by Matthew A. Clark, MD which breathing stops. Obstructive sleep apnea
Southern Ute Health Clinic results in reduced restorative sleep and often leaves Omelet Sandwiches On-the-Run (Can use bagels as well)
the sufferer tired during the day. 1/4 c chopped green bell pepper
Excess body weight, through its restriction of 1/4 c chopped onion Servings: 8 sandwiches
O besity among adults is defined as a body- chest expansion, can also reduce oxygen levels 1 tsp canola oil
6 eggs, beaten Nutritional Analysis:
mass-index (BMI) in excess of 30. Body mass during the day and can reduce the elimination of
index is a measure of weight for height and can be carbon dioxide. These problems combine to pro- 1/3 c skim milk Calories: 272
calculated easily at the physician’s office or duce increased pressure in the lung arteries, known Salt and pepper to taste Carbohydrates: 29 gm
through using one of several on line calculators. as Pulmonary Hypertension. This, in turn, causes 1 c shredded sharp Cheddar cheese Fat: 9 gm
There is a nationwide epidemic of obesity among an increased pressure against which the heart pump 1 c. chopped ham Saturated Fat: 3 gm
both children and adults. must push. The result is thickening in the heart 8 English Muffins, split, toasted Cholesterol: 177 mg
Obesity has been linked to a variety of chronic muscle and gradual failure of the heart pump. This Protein: 18 gm
illnesses including heart disease, gallbladder can produce congestive heart failure, which often Cook the green pepper and onion in the canola Sodium: 640 mg
problems, diabetes mellitus, and cancer. Another produces swelling in the legs. oil in a nonstick skillet. Mix eggs, milk, salt and Fiber: 2 gm
fairly common illness associated with obesity is To compensate for chronic decreased oxygen pepper in a bowl and then stir in green pepper
lung disease. levels, the body increases production of red blood mixture. Pour the eggs mixture into a 9x9 inch On-the-Run-tip: Prepare and freeze the
Excess body fat surrounding the chest exerts cells, causing an unhealthy thickening of the blood. baking pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Omelet Sandwiches in advance for quick future
pressure on the lungs. This makes it more difficult This may increase the risk of a stroke or blood clots Sprinkle with cheese and have. Bake at 425 for use. To reheat, wrap each in a paper towel and
for the chest to expand during breathing and in other organs. The problem is made worse 20 minutes or till set. Cut into 8 portions. Place microwave for 3-4 minutes. Or wrap in foil and
reduces the capacity of the lungs to fill with oxy- through smoking. each portion between an English muffin half. bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
gen. In addition, waste products such as carbon Recognition and treatment of obesity hypoventi-
dioxide, which are produced by the body, cannot be lation can reverse many of its long-term effects.
removed from the body as efficiently during Persons may benefit from the use of supplemental
breathing. This is known as hypoventilation. When
this results from excess body weight, several health
oxygen. Diagnosis of sleep apnea may result in the
prescription of a continuous positive airway pres-
6 Month Weight Loss Therapy
problems can occur which, taken together, are
known as the Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome.
sure (CPAP or BiPAP) device to keep the airway
open during sleep. Program For Women
One element of this syndrome is Obstructive Ultimately, the treatment of Obesity
Sleep Apnea, in which excess body weight results Hypoventilation Syndrome involves careful weight The Healthy Weight Program for Women is starting a 6-month weight loss therapy program in
in closure of the upper airway during the relaxed loss through reduction in calorie intake with the December 2006 and January 2007.
state of sleep. Often this produces symptoms of assistance of a dietician and a gradual increase in The Healthy Weight Program for Women is scheduling appointments in December for beginning a
loud snoring and periods of so-called apnea, in physical activity. 6-month weight loss therapy program. The initial goal of the program is to help women reduce their
body weight by 7 to 10% of their baseline weight. Six months is a reasonable time line to help set pos-
itive changes for healthy lifestyle choices.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Presents • The Women Healthy Weight Program offers:
• Individual healthy eating plans with the program’s Ayurvedic Nutritionist
“Dream Castle Playhouse” • Individual physical activity with the program’s Fitness Trainer
• Individual counseling and/or group classes to learn how to make a positive, healthy behavior
the Kroegers/South City Market winner will be drawn on change and to maintain a healthy weight
L ooking for a unique holiday parking lot on December 11. Saturday, December 23 at 2pm • Program is staffed by a Nutritionist, and Fitness Trainer
• Free Paraffin Wax and hand massage incentive now available for the healthy weight program par-
gift? BBBS’ annual Homes with Raffle tickets are available now right at the playhouse. You do not
Heart fundraiser is underway, at Bank of Colorado, Kroegers, need to be present to win. Call ticipants only. Call 563-0154 today to schedule your appointment!
and a fabulous castle playhouse South City Market, and the the BBBS office for more infor-
will be raffled off. The dream BBBS office. They are $3 each mation 247-3720. To join the Healthy Women’s Weight Program, contact 563-0154 ext. 2342.
playhouse will go on display in or four tickets for $10. The lucky
PINE RIVER TIRE Mo m’ s Hi d d e n C l o s e t
D Oil Field Pipe & Sucker D Tubes of All Sizes
Rod of all sizes D Fencing Supplies A Variety Store With You in Mind...
D Gates Hydraulic Hose, D Livestock Feed
Coupling & Fitting D Rotella Oil 15W-40 440 Goddard Avenue,
D Full Break Jobs D Pennzoil Oil 5W-20 & Main St., Ignacio, CO
D Oil Changes and Lube 10W-30
D 4X4 Wheel Alignment D Napa Filters
D Recap for Big Trucks
D Truck Chains
D Tires of All Sizes 1817 HWY 151
D Mobile Service Ignacio, CO 81137
D Off Road Tires (970) 563-9286
D Transmission Flush Mon-Fri 4:30 am-5 pm
D Flat Repairs 1.5 mile east of Ignacio on HWY 151
November Meteorological Data
UTE I Monitoring Station
Ignacio BIA Forestry Compound
AVG. HIGH TEMPERATURE
November 10.50 C 50.9 F
AVG. LOW TEMPERATURE
November -4.6 C 23.7 F
AVG. DAILY TEMPERATURE
November 1.8 C 35.2 F
November 0.9 MPH
MAXIMUM DAILY AVERAGE
November 14, 2006 1.5 MPH
No precipitation data was recorded for the month of
November at Ute I (Ignacio Site) due to instrument malfunc-
Precipitation recorded at Bondad Site
DATE DAILY TOTAL
Education Nah-VAY-knee (6) December 8, 2006
Elementary School Store In Need If You Give A Reindeer A...
and property. Each student may toys, stuffed animals and books Miss Pat and Ms. Katrina
Ignacio Elementary has earn “PAWS Awards” daily from to add to our store selections. If Upper Elementary Creative Writing Assignment I f you give a reindeer a snowboard, he would
opened a school store. This store their teacher and other staff mem- you have any used items for chil- probably want to ride it down the hill.
is part of our “Positive Behavior bers. We know that “Positive dren (ages 6 to10) that you would I f you give a reindeer a cookie, he will want a He will want to go really fast, when he gets to the
System” to award students for Attitudes Will Succeed” (PAWS). like to donate to our store, please glass of milk to go with it. bottom he crashes.
following school rules, progress- We are proud of our student’s contact the school counselor, Jill When you do that it will remind him of water and Then he will want to rest and snow board the next
ing in academic achievement and efforts and want to reinforce their Ostergaard at 563-0652. he will want to take a bath. day.
exemplifying appropriate behav- good works. They are able to You may drop items off in the He will want his water to be very warm, he will He will remember that it is Christmas and Santa
ior. Our students are working come to the school store to pur- counselor’s office at Ignacio think of his mom and he will might get him a new snowboard.
very hard in our classrooms, chase prizes with their award Elementary between the hours of Remember that it is her birthday and she does not And on Christmas when they get back from deliv-
playground, hallways and buses tickets at the end of each week. 8:00am and 3:30 pm. For more have a cake. ering presents there is a new snowboard.
to act respectfully to others, self We are in need of “small used” information call: 563-0675. He will want to make one for her. He will decide Xavier Montoya
to make it from scratch.
He will need flour, baking powder, water, eggs, I f you give a reindeer two turkeys, it will remind
Family decorations... beater and mixing bowl.
He will make a mess and want to take a bath; the
him of hunting season.
When he thinks of hunting season, it will remind
water will remind him of milk him of food and a soft drink.
Children enrolled at the And he will want a cookie. When he thinks of food and a soft drink, he thinks
Southern Ute Montessori Aspen Baker of Wendy’s.
Head Start created Christmas When he thinks of Wendy’s, he wants to go there.
decorations for school display.
On the Evening of November
Ifhyper. a reindeer a candy, it will get the rein-
you give When he gets there, he wants a double cheeseburg-
deer er with a soda.
30, 2006, between 30 and 35 If the reindeer gets hyper, it will get wild and After he eats, he will feel stuffed and will think
family members braved the crazy. about his two turkeys.
cold weather to enjoy a holi- If it gets wild and crazy, it will do a lot of running Sara Pena
day meal and the joy of creat-
ing the decorations with loved If it starts running and jumping, he will lose all his I f you give a reindeer a flower, he’ll want a glass
energy of water for it.
ones. Pictured here is Monika
And want more candy. When you give him the water, he’ll put the flower
Lucero giving daddy, Robert
Marillee Cotton in the water.
proper scissor usage for their All of a sudden he gets thirsty, and then he wants
Christmas decorations. I f you give a reindeer a pizza, he’s going to ask something to drink.
for a drink. So you will give him some.
If you give a reindeer a drink, he’s going to ask for The he spills it all over himself, and then wants to
some Parmesan. take a bath.
photo courtesy H. Taylor
If you give a reindeer some Parmesan, he’s going In the bath he wants bubbles.
for some chili. The smell of bubbles will remind him of some-
If you give a reindeer some chili, he’s going to ask thing very sweet.
for a refill of his Coca-cola. After he gets out he wants to clean the mess he
If you give a reindeer a refill, he’s going to ask for made.
Jr. High Honor Roll... a salad.
If you give a reindeer a salad, he’s going to ask for
He gets so into cleaning, he cleans the whole
dessert. When he is done he will get hungry.
If you give a reindeer dessert, he’s going to ask for So you will make him something to eat.
a ride home The sweet smell of his snack will smell like the
If you give a reindeer a ride home, he’s going to flower.
ask if he can play your video games. ShaRay Rock
If you let a reindeer play your video games he’s
going to ask for a snack.
If you let a reindeer ask for a snack, he’s going to
I f you give a reindeer a carrot, he’ll ask you for
some ranch dip.
ask for pizza. When you run out of carrots, you will have to go
Brianna Goodtracks-Alires to the store; he will want to go with you.
Then he will want to borrow a jacket because it is
I f you give a reindeer some milk, he will want a snowing out side.
cookie to go with it. He would ask his mom for a ride in her car so he
When you give him his milk and cookie, it can go to the store.
reminds him of Santa. When they go to the store, he will want some car-
So he will dress up like him and run around saying rots.
“Ho, ho, ho”, giving away presents. And then he’ll want some ranch dip.
After he gets through running around as Santa it Kaleb Sage
will remind him of milk.
If you give him milk, he will want a cookie. HO, I f you give a reindeer a cell phone, he will want
HO, HO! to text his father.
photo A. Barry/SU DRUM Austin Jack After he sends his father a text, he will notice that
his hooves are sore.
Ignacio Junior High School had a pizza luncheon for students and parents in recogni-
tion of their academic performance. There were 19 Native American students that made I f you give a reindeer a dirt bike he would want He will rub some “Tiger Balm” on it.
honor roll for the 1st quarter. Pictured (l-r) Back Row: Tyler Young, Ricky Jefferson, Marcus to go buy some gear: pants, boots, He will notice that there is a bit of “Tiger Balm” on
Hight, Xavier Watts, Jesse Vigil, Christopher Cuthair, Brendan Ruybal, Alex Pena, Jay Black, shirts, and a helmet. his furry coat that he will not be able to get off.
and Aaron Velasquez. Pictured (l-r) Front Row: Sabrina Black, Kiffani Tom, Samantha Then when he gets home he would want to go mud Chances are he will want a cell phone to text his
Maez, Springwind Frost, Mariah Pena, Robbi Tahlo, and Danielle Tracy. Those recognized, bogging and get really muddy. dad.
but not in attendance were Rowdy Sanchez, Rylie Jefferson and Kelsey Frost. After that he would want to go home and eat lunch. Sydney Santistevan
He would want to take pictures of his muddy dirt
Congratulations to all students on a job well done!
bike while he stands by it smiling. If you give a reindeer jerky, he’ll him ofsalt. mom
Then he would want you to wash his gear, while he After you give him salt, it reminds his
washes his dirt bike. and wants to visit her.
The Adult Learning Center, Inc.
He will tell you that his dirt bike chain is broken When he gets there he’ll have a big appetite and
and you have to buy him a new one. want a cookie.
And when you do he will want to ride his dirt bike Of course he’ll want milk, when you’re done giv-
again! ing him milk, it reminds him of Santa.
535 Candelaria Dr., Ignacio, CO (970) 563-0681 Ross Maez He will want to write his wish list.
Mondays 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. He will want to dress up like him; after he dresses
11/27/06 Sticking To Your Budget
I f you give a reindeer a turnip, he will want to up he will remember the movie
wash it off. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, and want to
12/04/06 How To Find Housing That will remind him that he wants to take a bath. watch it.
12/11/06 Tenant Rights When he fills, the tub he will want bubbles. He will get so scared he will want his mom, when
After he takes a bath, he will think that it is so cold, his mom holds him.
Please Call To Register For Any Classes. so he will ask you to build a fire. It will remind him of jerky.
Chances are he will want a turnip. Michelle Simmons
Mark Your Calendars! Your GED Connection In The Pine River Valley! Sydney Santistevan
Adult Learning Center, Inc.
Now Being Accepted Indian Montessori Now Registering for GED classes!
Christmas Program In cooperation with
Southern Ute Higher Education
The Southern Ute Royalty is looking for bids,
Friday, December 15, 2006
for beadwork on the following items needed:
Information (970) 563-0681
3 CROWNS & 3 BANNERS
Dinner begins at 5 pm
Anyone interested in submitting a bid, Program at 6:15 pm
Sky Ute Pavilion
The Adult Learning Center
or for information please contact:
Tara Vigil at 563-5564
535 Candelaria Drive • Ignacio, CO
or Tileta Jefferson-Cook at 563-4712
December 8, 2006 Navay-kava-knee (7)
Rodriguez Sizzles, But ‘Cats Fizzle Bobcat Grapplers - The Few, The Fiery
by Joel Priest Broussard notched 14 apiece to Bloomfield, N.M., 75-70, while by Joel Priest deKay added.
Special to the Drum steal victory for interim head Shiprock, N.M., nipped Gallup, Special to the Drum “He ended up
coach Dennis Davis. Thomas N.M. 61-59 in double-overtime having to see a
Rodriguez (no relation) added ten. to decide third and fourth place. doctor, but he’ll
I t’s not that IHS head coach
Chris Valdez minds having a
But the Warriors owe KC’s
Samuel Lukow a debt of gratitude.
Rodriguez’s total against the
Broncos was the high individual
I t won’t be the size of the dog be O.K.”
in the fight that matters in the Cibola High
consistent 20-point scorer. For last Friday—the second output over the three days, best- 2006-07 wrestling season. S c h o o l
What basketball coach wouldn’t? day of the tourney—the junior ing Ephriam Sloan’s (WRHS) It won’t even be about the size (Albuquerque,
“Yeah, but he shouldn’t have to Bronco guard overshadowed a 30, posted in the title game. of the fight in the dog—all NM) won the
be the one taking all the shots,” brilliant 36-point Rodriguez “It’s a good tournament,” wrestlers have a good amount. meet, with the
Valdez said of senior guard Derek attack with one basket, off a final Valdez said after the first night, It’s about the number of dogs host Scorpions
Rodriguez last Thursday, after set play to beat the buzzer and “and there’s a lot of tough teams. in each fight for Chris deKay’s earning runner-
returning from a tough 68-60 loss send Ignacio to the tail end of the It’s definitely going to help us get “Mat ’Cats.” up honors. New
to open the season in the 2006 consolation bracket, 56-54. ready for league play. You know, “We’re not going to concern Mexico schools
Webb Toyota Basin Invitational, Rodriguez had previously knot- we don’t have all our guys ourselves with the score of each B l o o m f i e l d ,
hosted by Kirtland Central, N.M. ted the count at 54 on a three- healthy and ready to go yet, but dual this year,” deKay said. Aztec, Shiprock,
Rodriguez paced Ignacio with pointer (one of three he knocked we’ll be all right when we do.” “Because more often than not, Rio Grande
27 (raining down a six-pack of down inside the final 90 sec- A trip up to Leadville for a berth we won’t have wrestlers at half (Albuquerque),
photo courtesy J. Priest
threes) against Window Rock, onds), but four ticks still in the first annual Lake County the weight classes.” V a l l e y
Ariz., but the Fighting Scouts remained for the hosts to shock High School Boys’ Varsity And indeed IHS likely will see (Albuquerque), Ignacio senior Elijah Atson tries bracing
took advantage of a 17-point sec- the upstart out-of-staters. Tournament awaits the hungry many lopsided scores like 76-6 and Montrose, himself against a throw attempt by Durango’s
ond quarter to hold off IHS in a Senior point guard Kyle Bobcats next. Action for Ignacio, (sustained against 5A Durango in Colo., rounded Dan Toledo during their encounter at 119
battle of two running teams. Lucero fed Rodriguez on seven as confirmed by LCHS athletic last weekend’s Farmington out the 10-team pounds on Nov. 30 inside the IHS Gymnasium.
Ignacio senior Juan Guzman buckets, while scoring seven director Lisa Baskall, at the two- Invitational), but only because field. Atson’s left shoulder (his left arm is extended
began his final season with 11 points himself for a decent ratio, day challenge begins this after- many of the points allowed “We had here) required a heavy ice bag at the conclu-
points, but Monty Hatathlie’s 17 and Guzman switched gears to noon, with a contest against Denver resulted from forfeitures. It’s some solid per- sion of the match in the season-opening dual
led a winning WRHS effort. snare 13 rebounds in the effort. Street School (non-CHSAA inde- probably going to happen often, formances, but for both the Bobcats and Demons.
Darrin Pine also dropped 13 for Senior forward Marcus pendent in Lakewood, enrollment and deKay knows it. I think we took
the Scouts in the first game of the Benally led KCHS with 15, and of 80) scheduled for 4 p.m. A meet- “Probably the smallest team more lumps than we gave out,” “That was desperation right
eight-team event. senior forward Jamar Hall added ing with Alameda (Pirates, I’ve had since I’ve coached said deKay. “Overall, I wasn’t as there,” Darling laughed after-
A 24-point outburst by ten as Ignacio (0-3 overall) Lakewood; 4A Jeffco) at 8 p.m. fol- here,” he commented. happy with the result compared wards. “That’s all it was.”
Rodriguez wasn’t enough for lacked post presences Scott Hill lows in the evening. Against stout opposition at the to last time.” Durango’s Ronnie Goodman
Ignacio to even salvage seventh on and Garrett McCoy, but Brad Monte Vista (3A FHS Invite, the Bobcats came up That would be Ignacio’s sea- avenged the nail-biter however,
Saturday, as Ruidoso, N.M., Lenaburg’s bunch eventually lost Intermountain), Pinnacle Charter short in the duals, but not quite son-opening non-league dual besting IHS sophomore Raudel
slipped past the Bobcats 66-62. the consolation finale to the (Timberwolves, Federal Heights; in the stats. Senior Cody Haga— against Durango on Nov. 30. Lucero 13-6 at 145 pounds. But
Junior Timmy Velasquez hit dou- Whitehorse (Utah) Raiders, 53- 3A Frontier), and the host one of IHS’ two returning state Suiting up only six wrestlers, Ignacio still led the match, 9-6.
ble figures with his ten points, but 43, finishing sixth. Window Panthers (3A Tri-Peaks—West) tournament placers—was stellar IHS eventually lost 60-9. But John Lavengood and Frankie
the duo of Cutter Pack and Damon Rock won the championship over round out the entrants. at 130 pounds, posting a 5-0 until forfeits swayed the tune of Sandoval picked up free points at
individual record at the one-day the scoreboard’s song, the ’Cats 152 and 160, respectively, and
event. clawed through each match and Marshall Hahn’s Demons took
Use A Balloon For An Indicator “Cody was just great,” deKay led 6-0 early on junior Wyatt the lead for good at 18-9. They
said. “And we had a very pleas- Hayes’ third-period pin at 130 picked up six more points on
Don Oliver Recently, I was doing some are perfect. Inflate it only enough ant surprise at 103 pounds. pounds over Jordan Carillo. Kyle Steed’s pin of Ignacio jun-
Special to the Drum research in my fly-fishing library to give it some form; then tie it off. Joshua Plehinger went 4-1 for us, Haga lost a tense 6-3 match to ior Blake Knoll at 171, and six
of rare reading material, fly-fish- Now take an orthodontic rubber and he’s only a freshman. I was DHS 135-pounder Rhett Breed, more when Justin Whirlow
ing catalogues, and found 11 dif- band, put a loop in your leader and very pleased with him.” but Ignacio still had a 6-3 dual stepped out just long enough to
O ne of the great things about
fly-fishing is the perceived idea
ferent types of strike indicators.
They ranged from putty, to yarn,
wind the looped leader around one “And Travis [Darling] won his lead. Which swelled to 9-3 after have his hand raised at 189.
side of the rubber band three turns. match at 140, before he just got Darling outlasted Charlie Allen Rea (HWY), C.J. Hamby
that it is a sport for snobs. I to palsa, to foam. The 11 types Next, place the knotted end of the really sick and had to leave,” Erickson 10-9 at 140, courtesy an (103), and Jesse Ollier (112) took
mean, everything about it gives didn’t even mention using a big balloon in the loop, then release unorthodox stall their rapid walks to victory next,
that very false impression. For dry fly as your indicator; too easy, the rubber band to hold the loop tactic Darling before Dan Toledo (119) pinned
instance, guides are sometimes I guess. This entire dissertation tight around the balloon. This used to get extra Ignacio senior Elijah Atson at
called gillies, and you have fish- brings me to the newest style of method of attaching the balloon to breaths out on 1:53 of the first period.
ing vests instead of tackle boxes. strike indicators, balloons. I kid your leader allows you to move the the mat. “My shoulder just couldn’t
Rods are not poles; rods are you not, balloons. I first saw them indicator at will. Darling was take any more,” Atson said with
either bamboo for the purest or used on the Henry’s Fork last I am finding this new product cautioned by an ice bag taped over his left arm.
expensive graphite for those not summer, and then again at the to be better than the old forms of the referee not “I felt O.K., but it hurt way too
flush enough for bamboo, and Casting for Recovery clinic where strike indicators. The balloon’s to use his finger much when I was down there
my most favorite, Strike I was a river helper this past fall. reaction to a strike, in my opin- to hook and pull under him.”
Indicators. Let’s be truthful; a After seeing them used twice I ion, is easier to see. The balloon on Erickson’s Durango’s Jeremy Foster
strike indicator is fly-fishing jar- had to try them. I told my friend seems to be more sensitive than m o u t h . picked up a free pass at 125 to
gon for a bobber. With just those and fishing partner, Sam, about other types of indicators. It obvi- H o w e v e r , officially end the meet.
few examples is it any wonder them. Sam and I are willing to try ously floats very high, won’t sink despite a joke “We’re looking forward to the
that some people look at our anything relating to fly-fishing. when wet, and is really easy to of “You’re not Bloomfield meet,” said deKay.
sport as one for snobs? To obtain our new indicators see. Also, since balloons come in fishing!” from “We’ll get away from the dual
The function of a strike indica- took some creativity. We couldn’t lots of colors you can take the his own fans, format, put our guys out there as
tor is to let you, the fly-fisherman, find any fly-shop that carried small snob attitude to new heights. You the move more individuals, and see what we
know when a fish is striking (bit- balloons and the orthodontic rub- can now color-coordinate your photo courtesy J. Priest importantly got need to do to get them ready for
ing) your fly. That’s all it does. ber bands that are used to attach outfits to the balloons. Ignacio Junior Wyatt Hayes tries to save his Erickson off league meets and then for state.”
When we were kids our strike the new strike indicators do our There is one more advantage to balance against Durango’s Jordan Carillo dur- Darling’s back Action at the 2006 Bloomfield
indicators were corks, red and leaders. So the first stop was at the using balloons as strike indica- ing their 130-pound match - the first match of and took Invitational began today at 8
white plastic bobbers, or a small five and dime, (just showed you tors. If the fishing gets really slow, the season for both schools - at IHS on Darling out of a.m., and will continue tomorrow
piece of wood, (may the tree hug- my age) and then to an orthodon- or you’re full of mischief, you can November 30, 2006. danger late. at the same hour.
gers forgive us) taken from the tist office. Once we had the neces- fill the balloons with water and
nearest tree. Each floated, it sary components for our new indi- throw them at other fly-fisher-
Basketball Leagues at Ute Mtn. Ute Rec Center
moved when a fish was taking our cators it was off to the river. When men. However you choose to use
bait, and all were cheap. Now-a- using balloons you want to buy the them, I think this is a great way to
days, bobbers for fly-fishing have smallest ones you can find. The expand your fly-fishing gear, and 30 and Over (Men) • Co-Ed (Open) • 5 vs. 5 (Full Court)
gotten fancy and complicated. ones made for water balloon fights maybe catch more fish.
$ 150.00 Entry Fee by 12/26/06
$ 175.00 Entry Fee from 12/30/06 - 01/07/07
SunUte Turns 5... $ 200.00 Entry Fee after 1/07/07
• Pullovers and Trophies for Champs • Shirts and Trophies for Second and Third Places•
• Sportsmanship Awards •
League will begin on January 10, 2007 and end at the end of February. Send entry fee to: Ute Mountain
Recreation, Box 19, Towaoc, CO 81334, Call (970) 564-5360 or (970) 564-5752.
Boys & Girls Club
December 2006 Schedule
BILLY GOAT SALOON
Dec. 11: Field Trip GEM VILLAGE • 884-9155
Allen 8 Theaters
Dec. 12: Parent Meeting
From 6 - 8 pm Now Featuring
Dec. 19: Field Trip
Farmington Aquatic Center
Melisa’s Billy Goat Grub
Dec. 21: Field Trip 11:30 A.M. 7:00 P.M. • Monday - Friday
Skate Way USA
Dec. 26: Field Trip
Movie-Allen Theaters Call ahead for pick up/to go
Dec. 28: Field Trip
Farmington Aquatic Center
photo B. Ortiz/Public Relations
More than five years ago the Sun Ute Community Center was just a dream, but on
Participants will need a sack Burgers, Sandwiches, Great Appetizers
lunch, snacks and spending
Monday, December 4, 2006 the Sun Ute Community Center celebrated their 5th Anniversary. money ($5.00) for extras. Out Door Patio
The Community Center prides itself in providing services to the whole community of Ignacio
and the surrounding area. Pictured Kristi Garnanez, Carleen Vigil, Jennifer Ruybal, Kip
Trips Leave @ 10 am Live Music Friday Nights,
& Return @ 5 pm.
Koso, Lisa Williams, Alex Cloud, and Elaina Romero. Congratulations Sun Ute! Info: 563-???? Drink Specials!
Misc. WahCHEW-wi-knee (8) December 8, 2006
Request For Proposal
INDEPENDENT TESTING LABORATORY CONSULTANTS
FOR MATERIAL TESTING AND INSPECTION SERVICES
FOR A NEW CASINO HOTEL RESORT AND SUPPORT FACILITIES
Owner: The proposed site is located in Southwestern
Southern Ute Indian Tribe Colorado, La Plata County and is within the exte-
Construction & Project Management rior boundaries of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s
P.O. BOX 737 Reservation. The physical address of the project is
116 Mouache Drive 14284 Colorado State Hwy #172. The project
Ignacio, Colorado 81137 contains approximately 55 acres of property and
(970) 563-0138 is north and east of the intersection of Colorado
Contact: Sandra K. Stiles State Hwy #172 and La Plata County Road #517,
Sec. 5, T. 34 N., R. 7 W. of the N.M.P.M.
Separate sealed bids to perform construction The Southern Ute Indian Tribe TERO code has
materials testing and inspection services for a New established a preference for contracting and sub-
Casino Hotel Resort and Support Facilities for the contracting to certified Indian Owned businesses.
Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Ignacio, Colorado will A bid preference of 5% will be given to any qual-
be received by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s ified Native American owned company. To receive
Construction and Project Management Department this preference, Native American owned compa-
located at 116 Mouache Drive in Ignacio, Colorado nies must be certified by the Southern Ute Indian
81137 until 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 15, 2006. Tribe’s TERO. Any Native American owned busi-
Bids received after this time will not be accepted ness not certified by the due date will not be given
and will be returned unopened. a preference. For information on certification,
Plans and specifications may be picked up at contact the TERO office at 970-563-0117.
the Construction & Project Management Dept., The Southern Ute Indian Tribe reserves the
116 Mouache Drive, Ignacio Colorado, during the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any infor-
hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. mality in bids and to accept the bid deemed, in the
Please contact Hilda Burch at 970-563-0138 to opinion of the Tribe, to be in the best interest of
make arrangements for pick up. the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.
Division Of Wildlife Notice
Title 13 Regulations That Pertain to Hunting and Fishing on the Southern Ute Reservation.
13-3-133: Crossing a Closed Road.
It is unlawful for any person to use a motor vehicle on any road that has been closed to motor vehicle
13-3-134: Driving Off Established Roads.
It is unlawful to drive off established roads while hunting or fishing.
13-3-115: Permitting Unauthorized Non-Tribal Member on Reservation.
It is unlawful for any Tribal member who is hunting or fishing or trapping to allow or permit or invite any
non-tribal member to enter, hunt, fish or trap upon lands of the Tribe unless the non-tribal member has prop-
er authorization issued by the Tribe. In addition to any civil penalties that may be imposed, the non-tribal
member who violates this section shall be considered trespassing without permission of the Tribe and shall
be prosecuted according to provisions of the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Code or state law or federal,
whichever has proper jurisdiction over the non-tribal member.
Make sure you read your Hunting and Fishing Proclamation.
PLEASE REPORT ANY ILLEGAL ACTIVITY
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! CALL (970) 563-4401
If you have any questions you can contact the Division of Wildlife Resource Management. (970) 563-
0130 or the Tribal Rangers (970) 563-0133.
December 8, 2006 Swatagum-soo-wee-knee (9)
SOUTHERN UTE GROWTH FUND SUIT JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS
Obtain complete job descriptions and applications from the Please refer to the complete Job Announcement and Requirements in the Human Resources Dept.
Growth Fund Human Resources, 14933 Hwy. 172 • Ignacio, CO • (970) 563-5064 P.O. Box 737 • Ignacio, CO 81137 Phone: (970) 563-0100 • Fax: (970) 563-0396
Tribal Member Employment Preference, Must Pass Pre-employment Drug Test & Criminal History. Southern Ute/Local Native American Preference.
Kitchen Worker PeopleSoft Financial Analyst Heavy Equipment Operator Risk Coordinator
Closing Date 12/13/06 - Sky Ute Event Center Closing Date 12/15/06 - So. Ute Shared Services Closing Date 12/08/06 - Provides routine mainte- Closing Date 12/15/06 - Assists the Risk Manager
On a temporary basis working evenings and week- Leading the internal PeopleSoft Finance users nance and safe operation of heavy equipment in in all functions of Risk Management with an
ends responsible for assisting with food preparation group, developing identified projects, upgrades or carrying out project assignments for the emphasis on workers’ compensation and property
for various events. development. Construction Services Division. and liability insurance.
Truck Driver Crusher/Laborer Fitness Trainer Dispatcher
Closing Date 12/13/06 - Sky Ute Sand & Gravel Closing Date 12/14/06 - Sky Ute Sand & Gravel Closing Date 12/12/06 - Fitness evaluation, exer- Closing Date 12/18/06 - Under general supervision
Durango Operations, delivering gravel products Montrose Operations, This is a manual laborer cise prescription, personal training and fitness of the Sr. Communications Officer provides radio
from the gravel pit to customers. position, routine maintenance of the crushing plant, activities related to the Fitness component of the dispatch services for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.
to include the jaw crusher, cone crusher, screen Community Center, in accordance with the guide-
Concrete Mixer Truck Driver deck, generator set and associated conveyor belts, lines established and approved by the Fitness Family Practice Physician
Closing Date 12/13/06 - Sky Ute Sand & Gravel as well as other duties requiring skilled or unskilled Director and/or Community Center Director. Open Until Filled - This is a contract position, pro-
Durango Operations, delivering concrete/gravel labor. viding comprehensive medical services with spe-
products from the batch plant/gravel pit to cus- Maintenance Technician cial emphasis in family practice to the patients at
tomers. Closing Date 12/12/06 - Provides maintenance sup- the Southern Ute Health Center.
port and preventative maintenance services for the
Landman SunUte Community Center. Custodian
Closing Date 12/14/06 - Red Willow Production Co. Open until filled - Temporary, Daily cleaning of
Developing, obtaining, and maintaining orderly and Please obtain a job application and full job Custodian Southern Ute Indian Tribe Buildings and offices.
accurate land records for all Red Willow interest descriptions from Human Resources, Closing Date 12/13/06 - Daily cleaning of Southern
properties, both operated and non-operated, includ- Southern Ute Indian Tribe Growth Fund; Ute Indian Tribe Buildings and offices.
ing partnership documents, leases, joint operating 14933 Hwy 172, PO Box 367, Ignacio, Co 81137.
agreements, divisions of interest, and title opinions. 970-563-5064 firstname.lastname@example.org
SU Indian Tribe Job Hotline • (970) 563-4777
Call our Hotline about current job openings. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Updated weekly!
All Permanent Fund positions are posted on the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s intranet site (http://misweb/)
SUCAP or (www.southern-ute.nsn.us.) Click on Human Resources/Job Postings for complete job announcement.
* Applications for Temporary Employment are accepted at the Human Resources Department on an on-
Southern Ute Community Action Program, EOE going basis. Applications are kept on file for 6 months.
Central Office • 285 Lakin St., Ignacio, CO • (970) 563-4517
Obtain complete job description/application from SUCAP offices.
1 FT & 1 PT Residential Assistant Recreation Specialist
Open Until Filled - Peaceful Spirit/SUCAP Open Until Filled - SUCAP Youth Services KSUT Public Radio Help Wanted
Must have a High School Diploma/GED, mini- PT/No benefits. Organizes a range of youth devel- PO Box 737, Ignacio, CO 81137
mum 2 years of continuous sobriety. Must be opment activities with Ignacio teens. Must have a EOE/Native American Preference Employer Elderly & Handicapped Care
available to work weekends, nights, midnight High School Diploma/GED. Nights and some Responsible Person to help care for Elderly &
shifts, irregular shifts and holidays. Great benefits. weekends. Must pass criminal history & child Management & Fundraising Assistant Handicap persons. Light house cleaning, cook-
Must pass criminal history & child abuse/neglect abuse/neglect background checks. Must have 24 hours per week with health benefits avail after ing, and errands, willing to work and do small
background checks. Colorado Drivers license and proof of vehicle 90 days. Computer proficiency in Excel/Word jobs around the house, References required. Must
insurance. required. Position will assist KSUT mgt. & have valid drivers license, and own transporta-
Family Advocate fundraising staff with grant compliance, book- tion. Pay negotiable, weekly 10 am-8 pm. Yvonne
Open Until Filled - So. Ute Montessori Head Start Substitute Teachers keeping, account maintenance, donation solicita- Tree (970) 563-9257. Must sign a waiver for a
Must have a High School Diploma/GED. Open Until Filled - So. Ute Montessori Head Start tion, data entry, website maintenance, phone random drug test.
Experience working w/families/human services Prefer previous experience working with children reception, volunteer recruitment and more, in a
preferred. Full-time w/benefits. Must pass criminal in a group setting. Must pass criminal history & child fast paced environment. Familiarity with
history & child abuse/neglect background checks. abuse/neglect background checks, & TB test. KSUT’s program format is essential along with
enthusiasm for non-profit management and com-
munity sponsorship. To apply, submit a resume, SU Elders Meal
cover letter and professional references to Beth
IN THE SOUTHERN UTE TRIBAL COURT Warren, KSUT Public Radio.
OF THE SOUTHERN UTE INDIAN TRIBE
ON THE SOUTHERN UTE RESERVATION Your are invited to lunch at the Ignacio Senior
Center every Wednesday at Noon
CASE NO. 06-209-NC CASE NO. 06-236-NC Ignacio School District
ORDER GRANTING NAME CHANGE IN THE LEGAL NAME CHANGE OF: LLOYD WILSON. Application/Information:
IN THE MATTER OF: KATHERINE ANN LOPEZ. Peti- NOTICE: Notice is hereby given that LLOYD WILSON has
tioner/Civil Subject. filed an application for legal change of name, to be known
(970) 563-0500 ext. 221 “Christmas Dinner”
THE ABOVE entitled matter came on before the Tribal Court hereafter as LLOYD LUCERO JR. Please make reservations by December 8th
for a final order of name change on NOVEMBER 14, 2006. Any person desiring to object to the granting of the petition Receptionist and Warehouse Person
Present at the time of hearing was the petitioner and civil may do so by filing an objection in writing with the Clerk of Half-time. Requirements include ability to lift 50
subject, Katherine Ann Lopez. The court, after reviewing the the Court no later than JANUARY 14, 2007. If no objection is pounds; computer knowledge of Microsoft Office DECEMBER 20
file and being other wise informed finds that pursuant to Title made, the court will grant the legal name change. and Excel. Duties include checking in and distrib- Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes,
9, Section 9-1-113 (2) of the Southern Ute Tribal Code, the uting school supply orders; answering phones;
matter was published twice consecutively in the Southern Ute Dated this 22nd day of NOVEMBER, 2006.
Green Beans, Salad, Roll and Cake
typing; filing; reports and general office duties.
Drum and there were no objections to the name change filed Suzanne Carlson, Tribal Judge
by the time of hearing. There is no indication that the name DECEMBER 27
change would be detremental to the interest of the public or IN PROBATE NO. 05-173-PR
any individual person. IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: SHIRLEY
WILLIAMS GOODTRACKS, Deceased. Fry Bread, Corn and Peach Cobbler
The Court therefore orders that the subject’s name be legally
changed to KATHERINE ANN SCOTT in accordance with NOTICE TO: HEIRS, DEVISEES, LEGATEES, CREDI- For Sale
Section 7-1-141 of the Southern Ute Tribal Code. TORS, AND TO ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING AN 1997 White Cavalier, Good condition,
INTEREST IN SAID ESTATE: THE SOUTHERN UTE Must sell fast! Good car for high school kid. All Native American Elders and Disabled
It is ordered this 15th day of NOVEMBER, 2006. TRIBE OF THE SOUTHERN UTE RESERVATION,IGNA- Call 563-0395. Tribal members Eat Free. Under 55: $5.00
Scott Moore, Associate Judge CIO, CO.
GREETINGS: Take notice that a petition has been filed in this
CASE NO. 06-220-NC cause, alleging that the above decedent died leaving certain
ORDER GRANTING NAME CHANGE assets, and asking for the determination of heirs of said dece-
IN THE MATTER OF: ROMAN JAY ALCARIO WHITE dent, the administration of said estate including the allowing Southern Ute Indian Tribe • TERO Vacancies
FALCON BOX SEIBEL. Civil Subject. creditors of said decedent and for distribution thereof;
THE ABOVE entitled matter came on before the Tribal Court You are notified that said cause will be set for hearing before
for a final order of name change on NOVEMBER 14, 2006. the Tribal Court at the Southern Ute Tribal Court on TUES-
The Southern Ute Indian Tribe is seeking two (2) Southern Ute tribal members who would like to serve
Present at the time of hearing was the petitioner and mother of DAY, DECEMBER 26, 2006 at 2:00 PM. All persons having on the Tribal Employment Rights Commission, which are compensated positions. Applicants must be an
the subject, Melanie Seibel. The court, after reviewing the file claims against the above estate are required to file them for enrolled Southern Ute Tribal member and possess the following requirements:
and being other wise informed finds that pursuant to Title 9, allowance with the Tribal Court at the stated address on or
Section 9-1-113 (2) of the Southern Ute Tribal Code, the before the time and date of said hearing, as above set forth or • Tribal member at-large who are not currently employed by the Tribal Government or the Growth Fund
matter was published twice consecutively in the Southern Ute said claims shall be forever barred and all persons interested and who do not own or operate a certified Indian-Owned Business;
Drum and there were no objections to the name change filed in said estate are hereby notified to appear and answer said • Experience or expertise in administrative hearing procedures;
by the time of hearing. There is no indication that the name Petition and offer evidence in support of their position; the • Eighteen (18) years of age or older;
change would be detremental to the interest of the public or Court will proceed to hear the matter at the date and hour • Good character;
any individual person. above set, or such later time to which the matter shall be
The Court therefore orders that the subject’s name be legally continued and to make the determination therein necessary.
• Ability to observe restrictions concerning conflict of interest and confidentiality.
changed to ROMAN JAY BOX SEIBEL in accordance with
Section 7-1-141 of the Southern Ute Tribal Code. Dated this 14th day of NOVEMBER, 2006. If you are interested in serving on the Tribal Employment Rights Commission, please submit your Letter
Angelina Lovato, Deputy Court Clerk of Intent to the TERO Division by 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 12, 2007.
It is ordered this 15th day of NOVEMBER, 2006. If you have any questions, please call TERO, at (970)563-0117 or (970) 563-0100 ext. 2291. TERO is
Scott Moore, Associate Judge located in the Annex Building, 116 Mouache Drive.
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Back Page Tahgum-soo-wee-knee (10) December 8, 2006
American Indian Heritage Month at Ignacio High School
All photos A. Barry/SU DRUM
The students of Ignacio High School and Ignacio Junior High were treated to a showcase of
American Indian Heritage hosted by the Southern Ute Committee of Elders on Monday
November 27, 2006.
Members of the group 12 Gauge: Tim Ryder and Elias Maez, along with Rolling Thunder
Boys: John Chavarillo, Darrius Smith and Diamond Morgan and Vice-Chairman Box (top left
photo) sing traditional Beardance songs while members of the Ignacio Junior High (above
photo) along with IJHS principal Beverly Lyons and teacher Rocky Cundiff dance the
Chairman of the Elders Committee, Douglas Sage Remington (left photo) bows his head
while Ute Language teacher, Lynda Grove D’Wolf and Councilwoman Michelle Olguin stand
in unison while the drum group performs to open the assembly.
Celebrating a heritage... Lighting up the night...
The festive holiday tree sit-
ting outside the Leonard C.
Burch building lights up at
night to show everyone who
drives by the Southern Ute
Tribal campus that
Christmas is just around the
corner. Only 16 more shop-
ping days left!!
photo courtesy H. Taylor
The Shadow Wind dance group showcases a variety of dances from Traditional to Jingle
to Fancy in men, women and children’s styles for the students of the Ignacio Elementary
School on November 21, 2006. They concluded the assembly with an all participants
photo B. Santistevan/SU DRUM
T he Entryway Mural shown here depicts children and local historic figures. A color-
ful mural has been installed at the Terry R. Harris Judicial Complex. The 70 by 14 foot
mural hangs above the main entryway, at 270 S. Tejon St. across from the Pioneers
The mural depicts five children standing in front of a majestic backdrop of the Rocky
Mountains. On each child’s shirt, local and state historical figures gaze out at the court-
house visitors. From the outside the courthouse, the mural looks like five strangely hued
children. But the historical figures – like former Colorado Springs City Councilman Leon
Young, local Civil Rights activist the Rev. Milton Proby and Chief Ouray – Chipeta –
Buckskin Charlie – Austin Box become visible once inside.