Ute Indian Tribe

UTE NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF

FEBRUARY 13, 2017

“Good Morning”, My friends and relatives.

And “Happy Valentine’s Day”, to all my listeners out there.

ATTENTION ALL TRIBAL MEMEBRS:

Quarterly Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 28th at 10:00 am, in the Tribal Auditorium.

Lunch will be provided.

For more information contact: Ute Tribal Office @ 722-5141.

ATTENTION: UNCOMPAHGRE BAND MEMBERS:

Open Invitation to all our Uncompahgre Members who are seriously looking at running for the incumbent seat as “Uncompahgre Representative”.

February 21st, 2017, from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. Held at the Ute Crossing Event Center. This is a Potluck dinner, so please bring your favorite dish.

We hope to have all our Uncompahgre candidates to this open forum of conversation and public debate.

“We are calling for all hopeful Uncompahgre candidates to please plan on attending and bring your political platform before your constituents”.

This event is sponsored by the Ute Communities of: Myton, Ouray, Richardson’s Subdivision and Tava Ma Wesi.

This event is NOT sponsored by the Ute Indian Tribe Election Committee.

COMMUNITY UPDATE:

Attention: Randlett Community Members, there is a Important meeting she scheduled for all community members to attend. February 24th, 2017 at noon.

At the Ute Crossing Grill, Meeting is with Crescest Point.

UP-DATE FROM UTE LANGUAGE PROGRAM:

Come learn to speak in UTE!!

Every Wednesdays Evenings, at the Ute Language classroom, at Uintah River High School, in the Ute Language Classroom. From 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

(Please, please bring a dish if you can.)

From more information contact: Iktomi Favel @ 725-4102.

THANK NOTE THIS FROM THE UTE INDIAN TRIBE LANGUAGE AND VKT LIBRARY:

Thank you! Not only to the community members that showed their support for Turmurt Pashneehkapahneen (Winter Story telling), but those that donated their time and stories: Larry Cesspooch, Iktomi Favel, Spencer Nephi and a huge thank you to Parley Serawop for donating food that fed everyone!, As well as the Ute Indian Tribe Security.

From Shannah Serawop, UIT Librarian/Media Specialist.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE UTE HOUSING PROGRAM:

Ute Housing is encouraging all our home owners to look and see if flood insurance was or is a part of your homeowner’s insurance policy. It would be a wise decision to purchase this with the spring water runoffs coming.

We are also advising you that live cannels and rivers to watch if there might be flooding, that are near you, and to report any flooding or high water, ASAP if you feel there is a need to.

Just a reminder: that with the ground being wet it can do harm to the septic systems, so with that said please DO NOT PARK OR DRIVE OVER YOUR SEPTIC LINES, OR WATER LINES.

Please contact: Felicia Pike @ (435) 823-8005.

LAST REMINDER: NOTICE OF SALE OF FARM AND PASTURE LEASES

UTE INDIAN TRIBAL LANDS AND ALLOTTED LANDS:

Invitation for sealed bids on the sale of farm and pasture leases will be held at, 1:00 pm, on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

Sealed Bids only for farm and pasture lease on described tracts of land will be received in the office of the Superintendent, Uintah & Ouray (U&O) Agency, until 4:30 pm, on Tuesday February 14, 2017.

All bids must be enclosed in an envelope addressed to the U&O Agency, P.O. Box 130, Fort Duchesne, Utah 84026 and plainly marked “Sealed Bid on Farm & Pasture Sale to be opened on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. It must also contain the item number on the front of the envelope.

NEWS UPDATE FROM UTE INDIAN TRIBE LIHEAP PROGRAM:

The LIHEAP Program is starting a new year this month, so come into the Social Services to pick-up an application.

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday. From 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

For additional information call 725-4054, there’s immediate help available.

Please: Attach the following documents to the LIHEAP Application for a quick response:

  • Tribal I.D., or Driver License

  • Social Security Card (include entire household)

  • Income Verification of all Household Members Employed

  1. Check Stub, or Bank Statements

  • Copy of Utility Bill (Electric, Gas, Propane, Fire Wood, Name/Address of the Provider & Account Number)

  • Social Security, SSI, Veteran’s Benefits, GA &TANF (Copy of Check, or bank statements)

    Please continue paying your utility bills after submitting your application into the office.

    The Heating Program is a onetime payment for the Fiscal Year.

    For more information contact Social Services @ 725-4054.

    UP-COMING: UTE TRIBE HEAD START FATHERHOOD ACTIVITY:

    Fatherhood activity at the New Head Start Office, Thursday, February 16th, at 6:30 pm.

    Topic: We will be discussing the Bison, the nutrition, as well as the cultural significance.

    Guest speakers: Jeremy Kidd, Henry Howell and Shay Wopsock.

    Everyone is welcome to attend, and Refreshments will be served, as well as door prizes.

    For more information contact: Mike LaRose @ 722-4506, or 823-1771.

    IMPORTANT REMINDER FROM THE UTE TRIBE HEAD START PROGRAM:

    Attention all parents/guardians of Head Start Children:

    With the Holidays and Birthdays coming up we would like to inform all parents that due to allergy concerns in every center, we ask that absolutely NO FOOD be brought into your child’s classroom, at any Head Start activity/function or on the bus.

    If you would like to bring something for his/her class you may bring pencils, play dough, fun straws, little coloring books, etc. Items that are Non-Edible, PLEASE!

    Please keep this in mind the remainder of the 2016-2017 School year.

    This includes centers in Myton, Ft. Duchesne, Little Mesa, Whiterocks, and Home Base.

    Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation in keeping our children safe.

    Thank you, Ute Indian Tribe Head Start Program.

    2017-2018 UTE INDIAN TRIBE HEAD START PROGRAM:

    Applications are now available, please complete and return back to the Head Start Office in Fort Duchesne.

    For assistance or any questions you are welcome to call (435) 722-4506, are you can Fax the information to (435) 722-5662.

    Age Requirement:

    Three years old by or before September 1, 2017.

    Verifications to complete the applications are:

    12 months of verified Income

    Current Immunization Record

    Birth Certificates, or Birth Records.

    If you have questions, or concerns call: (435) 722-4506.

    UPDATE FROM, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT:

    The Tribal Emergency Response Committee is having their TERC meeting.

    Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 12:00 – 1:00 pm., in the Tribal Auditorium.

    Lunch and beverage will be provided.

    For more information contact: Emergency Management @ (435) 725-4902.

    TRAVEL UPDATE FROM MOTOR POOL:

    72ND anniversary Iwo Jima Flag raising: Saturday, February 25th, 2017.

    Motor Pool will be taking a bus to the Ira Hayes Flag Raising Ceremony.

  1. The Bus will depart from the Ute Plaza, Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 9:00 am.

    We will be staying in Flagstaff, Arizona the room rate will be $90.00 plus tax.

  2. Will stay at Casa Grande, Friday & Saturday, February 24th and 25th, At the Holiday Inn, the Room rates will be $90.00 plus tax.

    Saturday, will be attending the Parade and Pow-wow.

  3. Sunday, February 26, 2017. We will depart from Casa Grande and make our way to Towaco, Co., and spent the night there, the Room rate will be $59.99 per night.

  4. Monday, February 27th, 2017. We will depart and be returning to Fort Duchesne.

    I have reserved 15 rooms for this event and you can call Motor Pool for more information and to sign-up. Rooms will be assigned to those who sign-up. Thank You.

    UPDATE FROM PRIMETIME 4KIDS:

    Little Blossom Center, has free developmental evaluations for children birth to 33 months. Evaluation testing includes:

    Gross Motor, Fine Motor

    Self-help

    Social emotional skills

    Receptive & Expressive language

    Hearing, vision screening.

    Business hours: Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

    For more information please call: (435) 722-5654.

    RECREATION UPDATE:

  1. MOIVE MATINEE: Sunday, February 19th , at the Roosevelt Twin Theaters, at 1:00 pm. (movie TBA)

  2. YOUTH BOWLING:

    Come Strike up some Fun! Youth Bowling Leagues

    For 8 yrs. old thru 17 year old, Monday’s from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

    At the Ute Family Fun Center, if you have any questions, or need to make arrangements for rides, call the Recreation Office.

    Gina @ 722-2249, Jon @ 725-7073, Kobi @ 725-7092 or CJ @ 725-7074.

  3. UTES WRESTLING CLUB:

    We are now excepting applications for Wrestling.

    Come join the Ute Wrestling Club, Advance Wrestling for 10 yrs. old – 18th yrs. old group, Free Style/Greco Wrestling for 10 yrs. old – 18 yrs. old, The Group, is been Coached by: Roland McCook Jr.

    Registration forms are available at the Recreation Department.

    Deadline: February 21st, 2017.

    Parent meeting will be February 21, 2017, at 5:00 pm.

    If you have any questions please call: Roland McCook @ (435) 823-1834, or the Recreation office @ (435) 722-2249.

  4. BEADING CLASS:

    Recreation will be having Beading class every Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 6:00pm - !0:00 pm. At the Fort Duchesne Gym.

    Class is taught by Cheryl LoneBear.

    Please register at the Recreation Office for all activities, or if you have any questions call the Recreation Office @ 722-2249.

  5. Adult Basketball Leagues: every Wednesdays & Thursdays.

  6. SUNLIGHT MOUNTAIN RESORT SKI TRIP:

    Glenwood Spring, Colorado

    February 18th , Has been cancelled. & March 4th, 2017.

    Participants will need to be 9 years old unless they are occupied by a parent.

    Activity forms will need to be filled out by the participant or legal guardian at the Recreation Department. Limited Seating.

    Individuals nee the following: Ski pants, Ski jackets, gloves, beanies, goggles, and extra socks.

    Bus will be leaving from the Fort Duchesne Gym @ 6:00 am and return back that evening.

    Lunch and dinner will be provided.

    RECREATION COMMUNITY WORKERS:

    CJ Rebsom, Myton Community @ 725-7074

    Kobi Reed, Fort Duchesne @ 725-7092

    Jon Reed, Randlett Community @ 725-7073

    Gina LaRose, Whiterocks Community @ 725-7071.

    For more information contact the Recreation Department @ 722-2249.

    2017 EAGLE VIEW: TIGER LEAGUE WRESTLING:

    Sponsored by Uintah High School.

    Open to all kids – grades K thru 5th grade.

    Register on line @uintahwrestling.com, Then click on 2017 Tiger League sign-up link. (On- site registration available)

    Practice every Tuesdays & Wednesdays, beginning Tuesday February 14th at 4:30 – 6:00 pm.

    Cost: $35.00, or Family rate $30.00 per Wrestler.

    (4 duals, Tournament, Tee Shirt, shorts and 6 week training)

    For more information contact: Shane Davis @ (435) 722-7182, or 722-3041, or Billy Daniels @ (435) 823-0254.

    UPDATE FROM PAINTED HORSE DIABETES PROGRAM:.

  1. Mondays in February and March Circuit Training at 5:00 pm, at the Head Start building. Each session will be different work out.

  2. Mondays and Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m., Elder Work-out at the Senior Center.

  3. Tuesdays/Thursdays - Zumba at 5:00 pm, at the Head Start building.

  4. Thank you to all who participated in the mini health fair. We had a total of 145 people sign-in. We hope you learned something new and had some fun.

  5. Cross Training: Monday, February 27th, at the Head Start Building.

  6. Zumba-Thon, March 18th, at 1:00 – 4:00 pm. at the Fort Duchesne Gym. There will be three to four different instructors.

  7. There will be NO transportation available for Medical appointments the week of February 13th. Staff will be in training.

  8. Friday, February 17th, Food Demo, has been cancelled until March 17th at Painted Horse starting at 10:00 am.

  9. Sunday, February 26th, Snowboarding, ski Trip, sunlight Resort in Glenwood Springs, Co. Seating is limited stop by Painted Horse to sign-up.

    We will be meeting at Ute Plaza and Bus is leaving at 6:00 am.

    Lunch and Dinner will be provided.

    Lessons will also be available to those who need them.

    Everyone must fill out an activity agreement at Painted Horse before leaving.

    For more information call: Painted Horse @ 725-4911

    UPDATE FROM THE UTE TRIBE SENIOR CITIZEN PROGRAM:

    February Activity:

    Feb, 14thSenior Valentines Luncheon

    Feb. 16thNO Lunch due to Head start Mini-Round dance

    Feb. 20th – Closed for Presidents Day.

    Ute Senior (Winter) heating Program end as of January 31st, 2017.

    Senior Meal Services: for 55 yrs age and over:

    Meal service, is from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Monday thru Thursday, except Holidays also when clients are not going to be home please let us know before 9:00 am.

    Ute Senior Transportation: is for 55 yrs. of age & over:

    Don’t forget to call ahead to schedule for transportation from 9:00 am to 3:45 pm., Monday thru Thursday, except on Holidays.

    Please note: this program is a Title V1 Grant Funded Program, and warning that this program will undergo some changes as of April 1, 2017.

    Senior Exercise:

    Mondays, and Wednesdays, starting at 11:15 am.

    Please keep your water running at night to keep your pipes from freezing, also if you’re not going to be home keep your water dripping slowly.

    UPDATE: SNOW REMOVAL:

    Snow removal is coordinated thru Felicia Cuch at the Tribal Office 722-5141. Also the Community Presidents can be contacted to help.

    All Maintenance goes thru the following departments:

    Ute Water Systems – 722-5176

    Ute Maintenance – 722-2256

    Ute Building Rehab – 722-1255

    UPDATES FROM JOURNEY INTO WELLNESS PROGRAM:

  1. We have a Health provider here at the Wellness Center, every Thursday afternoons for walk-in appointments. Her name is Julie Pope, and she will be with us until June 2017.

    If you need DMV forms filled out or have a cold, or just need a diabetic check-up, just stop in Thursday afternoon, or call Kay @ 725-6893, Darci @ 725-6860 to schedule an appointment.

  2. H.E.L.P. Holiday Eating Learning Program Updates:

    It was a close one this year, with the top 3 teams within eight points of each other. Congrats to the following teams:

    “Lady Warriors” they won the HELP Challenge with a score of 498. Each member received a pair of N7 Nike shoes and a pair of Frog earbuds.

    Good Job; Samatha Shore, Lanie Chapoose, Kristen Tahreep and Krishna Sixkiller.

    “Flab to Fab” took second place, and losing first place by 1 point with a total of 497, they received Under Armor back packs, and a 3 pack of Nike Socks, Good Job: Quanah Powaukee, Kay L. Ridley, Mary Wiener, and Sheri Taveapont.

    “Eight 2 Much” , came in third place with a total of 491, they received Nike hats and Nike Hoodies pull overs, Team members are Felicia Myore, Brandy Navanick, Val James, and Arthur Silva.

    We’re working on it, took 4th place, receiving Nike Shirts, and water infusion bottle. Team members were Pam Shaffer, Teresa Shields, Andi Shields and Melanie Cesspooch.

    Bryan Sandness was the men’s Biggest Loser, with 7.3 lb, reduction,

    Tracie Pike was the female Biggest Loser, with 17.2 Lbs. weight loss.

    Thanks to all the participants for keeping healthy during the Holiday season.

    Thanks to Cassandra Manning with the Painted Horse Program for supplying us the prizes and food.

  3. Attention Gym user: please bring in an extra pair of shoes to wear during your workout, we are trying to keep our machines clean and in good working order, and we could help us by not wearing muddy or wet shoes.

    UPCOMING EVENT:

    ATTENTION: VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS:

    Open Coed and Women’s Fundraiser Volleyball Tournament:

    February 24-25, 2017. Entry Fee: $225.00

    Due on February 22nd .

    Coaches meeting will be at 5:30 pm.

    Pool Play will begin at 6:00 pm. At the Fort Duchesne Gym.

    All proceeds will be donated to the Pentecostal Church on Whiterocks Road for their annual Bible Conference.

    For more information contact: Fololina Tauualo @ (435) 401-0400.

    Eagle View Elementary Career Fair:

    February 23rd, 2017, at 1:00 pm.

    Any questions or concerns please contact one of the JOM staff at 722-2247 ext. 1641, or Janalee Purtle/Roper @ 722-2247 ext. 1604.

    UP-COMING EVENT FOR UTE TRIBE HEAD START PROGRAM:

    Head Start Mini Round Dance: is schedule for Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 10:30 – 11:30 am to be held at the Fort Duchesne Gym.

    Come join hands and dance with the students.

    Parents will be returning to their classroom to enjoy an amazing hot lunch with their students.

    Full Day will have a half day of school on this day.

    Home Base will have lunch at Four Winds.

    The buses will park in the West parking lot of the Gym.

    Please keep it clear for the little ones safety.

    Everyone is welcome to attend.

    For any questions contact:

    Sherri Taveapont @ (435) 823-1784, or Tetona Longhair @ (435) 790-3487.

    15th ANNUAL IRA H.HAYES VETERANS SOCIAL POW-WOW 2017:

    February 24 & 25th, 2017.

    At the Sacaton Fair Grounds, Sacaton, Arizona.

    Friday Gourd Dancing: 5:00 pm, Grand Entry: 7:00 pm

    Saturday, Gourd Dancing 1:00 pm, Dinner Break: 5-7:00 pm & Grand Entry: 7:00 pm.

    Pow-wow information: Marcus Sekayouma@ (502) 610-9411,

    Craft Vendors: Brenda Byers (602) 973-4328.

    Food Vendors: Marie Tapia @ (502) 705-3554

    Host Motel: Motel 6, 7445 West, Chandler Blvd, Chandler, Arizona.

    62ND ANNUAL TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPS & WOMEN’S 52ND ALL INDIAN CLASSIC:

    March 30, 31, & April 1st, 2017

    All Games starts Thursday, March 30, 2017

    Entry Fee: $350.00 Deadline: March 16, 2017.

    For more information contact: Ute Tribe Recreation Department @ 722-2249.

    UPDATE ON WHAT IS HAPPENING AT OUR UTE TRIBE ENTERPRISES LLC,

    UTE LANES:

    UTE CROSSING GRILL:

  • Exclusive Valentine’s Day Menu served between 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm on February, 14th.

    Menu includes your choice of Prime Rib, 10 oz Ribeye, Crab Legs or Tilapia for $21.99, With Free flowers for all the ladies.

    Family friendly for the kids, with kids menu.

    We will be closing from 3:00 – 4:30 pm, for dinner service preparations.

    UTE COFFEE HOUSE:

  • Pick-up the Rose Smoothie for your sweetheart, or share the love with our Valentine’s Day gift baskets.

  • Pick and choose what to include: beanie, mugs, tumblers, shirts, and gift certificates.

  • Look out for our Facebook contest starting February 1st, and play for a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate to Ute Crossing Grill.

  • Have a safe and lovely Valentine’s Day! Visit us soon!

    UTE CROSSING TRADING POST:

    MYTON AND FORT DUCHESNE UTE PETROLEUM:

  • Don’t let your Valentine go hungry! Share a warm soft freshly baked cookies by our Deli staff, or pick-up our daily deli special for your Sweetheart to show you care. Top it off with a refreshing fountain drink, or a warm cup of cappuccino. Have a safe and lovely Valentine’s Day! Come visit us soon!

  • KAHPEEH KAH-AHN, UTE COFFEE HOUSE:

    New Store Hours:

    Monday – Thursday: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm. Lobby Closes at 4:00 pm

    Friday: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm. Lobby closes at 1:00 pm

    Saturday: 7:00 am – 1:00 pm., Lobby closes at 3:00 pm.

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS:

    WITH UTE INDIAN TRIBE

    For the week FEBRUARY 7 TO FEBRUARY 21, 2017.

    (NOTE: Tribal Preference will be exercised)

    Water System – Director

    Tribal court - Bailiff

    Head Start –Assistant Teacher & Cook

    Fish & Wildlife Wetlands – Vector Tech

    Fish & Wildlife – Conservation Officer

    Building Rehab – Laborer

    Social Service – Social worker (closing date February 14, 2017)

    Air Quality – Administrative Assistant

    Alcohol/Substance Abuse Prevention Program – Licensed Clinician

    Closing date: for this job announcement is February 21, 2017.

    For more information contact: Human Resources @ 725-4009.

    UTE TRIBAL ENTERPRISES, LLC:

    Career Opportunities with the Ute Tribal Enterprises, We are currently accepting application for the following positions:

    UTE OIL AND WATER SERVICES:

    (7) Drivers (Full-Time)

    2 years experience and class A CDL License preferred.

    Clean driving record for past 3 years, must be 21 years or older.

    Send MBR and Resume to Steve Melo Sr..

    For more information call (435) 299-0473

    FORT DUCHESNE UTE PETROLEUM:

  1. Afternoon Cashier (part-time)

    For more information contact: Helene Secakuku

    UTE PLAZA SUPERMARKET:

  1. Produce Stocker (part-time)

    For more information contact: Jathan Beltran @ (435) 823-0348

    FORT DUCHESNE UTE PETROLEUM:

  1. Deli Worker (part-time)

    For more information contact: Dawna Ross, Manager @ (801) 599-6701.

    UTE TRIBAL ENTERPRISES, LLC:

  1. Ute Plaza Store Manage – Closing date 2/24/17

    This position is subject to the schedule set for the hours of operation (M-F, from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm)

    For more information, please contact: Jonna Trabanino, Administrative Assistant of Ute Tribal Enterprises, LLC @ (435) 722-3136.

    Copy of each job description and application forms are available with the front desk at Ute Tribal Enterprises, LLC office, or at the location of the business.

    For more information, please call: Ute Tribal Enterprises LLC @ (435) 722-3136, or stop by any location and visit with the Managers.

    BULLETIN DEADLINES:

    The next Bulletin deadline date: Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Bulletin will be out Friday, February 24, 2017

    Please, submit your articles and photos to the Ute Bulletin Office, Or to Kermit Wopsock @kermitw@utetribe.com, or Charlotte Navanick @ charlottenn@utetribe.com.

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    Please submit your Radio News to the Ute Bulletin/Public Relation Department,

    Jacquelinea@utetribe.com, or Gwenitap@utetribe.com.

    before 9:00 am, on Tuesday morning.

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