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A heartfelt homecoming

Dear Editor: Aspen Ute Foundation would like to thank the Aspen city government, the Aspen Skiing Co. and the citizens of this valley for supporting and making possible the return and performance of the Northern Ute tribe members to Aspen and their ancestral land.A beautiful blessing ceremony and pow wow dances were performed last Saturday to conclude the end of winter season. This annual event is part of the Ute legacy to Aspen to take a moment to express our thanks to Mother Earth for its generous nature contribution to our prosperity and happiness.Special thanks go to Loya Cesspouch and family, James Qoetone, James Martinez and our local chief drummer Skyler Lomahaftewa. Also Mark Borderick, Tripp Watts, Kirk Siegler, Mountain Chalet, City Market and Woody Creek Tavern.Deanne KesslerAspen Ute Foundation directorAspen

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