UTE NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF
APRIL 9, 2018
“Good Morning”, My friends and relatives,
ATTENTION: DUE TO ROAD CONTRUCTION ON THE EAST WHITEROCKS BRIDGE:
Public please pay attention and watch for Detour Signs, which will be placed shortly prior to start of bridge construction.
Road Construction will continue until July 13th , 2018.
NOTICE: FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR:
You are invited to the Indian Mineral Owner Question and Answer Session:
Tuesday, April 24th , 2018. From 9:00 am – Noon (12:00)
Held at the Ute Crossing Grill, in the large conference room.
Representatives from various Federal Agencies responsible for managing trust minerals will be available to answer your mineral ownership and/or royalty questions regardless of where you allotment is located.
For more information contact: Office of Natural Resources Revenue @ 1-800-982-3226.
UP-COMING EVENT: ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE FOR OURAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE:
Come Explore the 24th annual Open House at Ouray National Wildlife Refuge/Ouray National Fish Hatchery (both part of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service) will be held Saturday, May 5th , from 7:30 am to 1:00 PM. This free, family-friendly event will give people of all ages the chance to enjoy the scenic beauty of Ouray Refuge and learn about wildlife conservation and other subjects. Visitors will be able to touch animal furs and skulls. Observe endangered fish in large tanks, identify birds through a spotting scope, play a Monarch Butterfly migration game, make a pine cone bird feeder, or try throwing an atlatl (an ancient spear-thrower that was used early in human history.
Ouray Refuge is located about 25 miles southeast of Fort Duchesne.
For more information call (435) 545-2522, or (801) 597-6907.
IMPORATANT NOTICE FROM WATER SYSTEM:
The Dumpster Truck is out of services until further notice, We’re in the process of having this fixed ASAP, sorry for any inconveniences this may cause.
However Regular residential garbage pick-up will continue as scheduled.
For more information contact Water System @ 722-5176.
UPDATE FROM UTE TRIBE FISH & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT:
2018 Big Game application are available at the Fish & Wildlife office.
Application will be accepted until 4:00 pm, on May 31st , 2018.
FROM EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DESK:
TERC meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 12th , from 12:00 – 3:00 pm.
Lunch will be provided.
Topic: Poison Control. Meeting will be in the Tribal auditorium.
For more information contact: Felecia Pike-Cuch, Management Director @ 725-4891.
UPDATE: FROM UTE INDIAN TRIBE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT:
Whiterocks Community Computer Lab is open Tuesdays thru Saturday, from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
FREE Internet Access from the public available.
If you need to get a hold of WCC Manager call: (435) 247-4359, or 725-2839.
NEWS UPDATE FROM OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN INDIANS (OST):
Missing Individual Indian Monies Accountholders:
The Office of the special Trustee for American Indians (OST) is holding a total of more than $100 million for individual Indian monies (IIM) Accountholders who do not have current addresses on file.
For more information, please contact the local OST office at Fort Duchesne.
Fiduciary Trust Officer: Leah Borrows @ (435) 722-4361,
Accounting Technician: Aldora Duncan @ (435) 722-4363,
Accounting Technician: Nicole Clement @ (435) 722-4360
Trust Beneficiary call center, toll free 1-888-678-6836
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 7am to 6pm (MST) Saturday, 8 am to 12 pm (MST)
REMINDER: FROM UTE TRIBE RECREATION OFFICE:
Slime Making Party, Wednesday, April 11th , at 5:30 pm.
Dinner and a movie along with Disney Theme, and Bake-Off, Wednesday, April 18th ,at 5:30 pm this is sponsored by Ute Housing Department
CAP’s Color Jam (chalk throwing. Live DJ’, concession), Sunday, April 22nd , at 2:00 pm.
All activities are held at the Fort Duchesne gym
NOTICE: INDIAN BENCH COMMUNITY MEETING:
A Community meeting will be held Tuesday, April 10th at 5:30 pm.
At the Indian Bench Community Center for the Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) project UOIR 4500 (1) Indian Bench Community Center.
For more information, contact the Roads Department @ 725-4247.
UPDATE ON RANDLETT COMMUNITY:
Emergency Meeting was called on April 9th , 2018. The agenda of the meeting was to inform the community members on upcoming events/holidays for the future. Our almost finished and brand new community building, Elect a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, Community Budgets and much more.
The meeting will be held on every 2nd week of the beginning of each month. Which will be Wednesday, April 11th , at 6:00 pm. At the Randlett Park under the pavilion.
NOTICE: VIETNAM WAR “IN MEMORY DAY”
The U & O Veterans and Veterans families and friends are doing a Sunrise Prayer Ceremony, Monday, April 16th at Sunrise (6:40 am). At the Veterans Memorial Park, in Fort Duchesne
Honoring of our fallen Tribal Veterans who served during the Vietnam War, whose names are not listed on the “National Vietnam War Memorial Wall”, in Washington D.C., or any other list due to lack of documentation. The Department of Defense recently acknowledged the terrible side effects of Agent Orange and PTSD.
Everyone is invited U&O Veterans, Veterans families, U&O War Mothers, Ladies Auxiliary and Honor Society.
Sunrise Prayer & Prayer Song.
Welcome remarks: Joseph Tapoof
Prayer by U&O Sundance chief: Jerry Tapoof
Veterans Honor Song, Victory Song
“In remembrance and Honoring our fallen Vietnam War Veterans who answered the call to duty during the Vietnam War Era”.
“May the Creator bless them, and their families, and all our people”.
APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH:
Our children are sacred.
April 11th – Slime Making Party, at 5:30 pm – Fort Duchesne Gym.
April 14th – Kids Day: BBQ, Bike Rodeo, Car Seats, and other activities for the kids, At 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
April 18th – Dinner & Movie at 5:30 pm, Disney Theme, Bake-Off, held at the Fort Duchesne Gym.
April 22nd – CAP’s Color Jam 2018, at 2:00 pm, Chalk Dance party with a live Dj. held at the Fort Duchesne Gym. Light snacks will be provided and recommended items: White T-shirt, and Goggles. NOTE: Chalk may stain clothing, so wear appropriate clothing. Sponsored by UIT Recreation.
April 21st – Tye-Dye Run/Walk , At 10:00 am, & Golf Clinic: Roosevelt Golf Clubhouse @ 4:00 pm.
April 25th – Head Start: Brain injury in children workshop at the Head Start Building at 10:00 am – noon.
April 25th – Ute Indian Tribe Alcohol/Substance Abuse Prevention Program Presents:
Our Sacred Children workshop, A.C.E. Study (learn about how “Adverse Childhood Experience” have an Impact on development), Peer Support Training Program (peers helping peers discover resources), and Emotional Intelligence (Learn how to become aware of control, and express one’s emotions). From 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, at the Ute Crossing Grill. Lunch will be provided 12 to 1:00 pm. Please RSVP with Zaisha @ A/SAPP (435) 722-3234.
April 26th – Ute Story Time: Bear Dance at 5:00 pm. held at the Ute Library.
April 28th – Painted Horse: Rez Pet Show at 10:00 am, at the Veteran’s Memorial building.
CAP’s Closing ceremony: Pow-wow at 4:00 – 7:00 pm. held at the Fort Duchesne Gym.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, for our closing ceremony we will end the month with a mini pow-wow. Our children are our most precious beings, let us honor them and celebrate together. We will start with a pot luck dinner, please bring your best and favorite dish.
For more information contact: Riki Curry Wilkerson @ 724-8953, or 725-4933.
NEWS UPDATE FROM UTE INDIAN TRIBE VENITA K. TAVEAPONT MEMORIAL LIBRARY:
We will be open every day during this Celebration April 9th – 13th 2018, from 10 am to 6 pm. Bring your classes, bring your families, and bring a friends. Come in and see that the library has to offer everyone. Sign up for your Library card, or just come on in and say hello and take a look around! Let us know if you have any suggestions as well. I look forward to seeing everyone come in. Every day we will have storytelling, book displays and we will launch our 2018 Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards Voting Booths! So bring them in to vote.
LIBRARY COLORING CONTEST:
In honor of the 2018 Children’s and Teens Choice Book Awards, the library will be hosting the voting booths on this year’s 20 finalists. There are 4 categories. So there will be one winner from each group chosen in May. The deadline for the contest is May 5th . Groups as listed as follows: K-2nd grade, 3th -4th grades, 5th -6th grades, Teen. Please be sure your child’s first and last name and grade is on the entry, before turning it in to the library.
UPDATE FROM PAINTED HORSE DIABETES PROGRAM:
April 10th , 17th and 24th – Shawl Making Class: Dust off winter and get ready for Spring!! Shawl making class at the Tribal Library starting at 5:00 – 7:00 pm. All the supplies making and light refreshment will be provided.
April 17th and April 19th –Tie Dye classes starting at 5:00 – 7:00 pm, at Painted Horse.
April 21st –Tie Dye Run/Walk at 10:00 am from Painted Horse.
Toning Class: At the Whiterocks Community Building every Tuesdays at 6:00 pm. in the month of April.
Elder’s workout sessions: every Monday’s & Wednesday’s from 11:00 -12:00. At the Senior Center.
Zumba: Monday’s, Wednesday’s, & Thursday’s , at the Head Start building starting at 5:00 pm
Zumba: Every Tuesday’s at the Myton Community Building, starts at 6:30 pm
Circuit Training: Monday’s & Wednesday’s from 1:30 – 2:15 pm.
Chef Series: In Whiterocks at the Community Building, every Tuesday’s starting at 5:00 pm.
Quill Club: Every Wednesday’s , held at Painted Horse, from 5-7:00 pm.
Painted Horse Office:
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.
Gym Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm and Friday’s 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Please be aware events may change. All our activities are free to the communities.
For more information contact: Painted Horse Office @ 725-4912, or 725-2916.
UPDATE FROM THE UTE TRIBE SENIOR CITIZENS PROGRAM:
I would like to acknowledge the Ute Recreation program for sponsoring the Senior Movie day. This event will happen monthly, snacks are provided and is much appreciated by all. Thank you for thinking of our Elders.
The Senior Program is for those 55 years of age or older, and Enrolled member of the Ute Indian Tribe.
April 11th – Presentation by Larry Cesspooch, starting at 11:30 am.
April 16th – Presentation by Finance Committee, Doyle Cesspooch
April 18th – Tentatively scheduled presentation by the UIT Water Commission, at 12:00 (noon) The Tribal Water Commission and Department will be here to explain and give you a copy of the first Water Law of the Tribe for members referendum vote this summer.
April 25th – Senior Movie, sponsored by UIT Recreation, Snack will be provided.
May 7th – Randlett Bear Dance closed due Tribal Holiday.
May 9th – Mother’s Day Luncheon.
May 10th – NO LUNCH due UIT Head Bear dance.
May 14th – Fort Duchesne Bear Dance closed due Tribal Holiday.
May 28th – Memorial Day, will be Closed
May 30th – Senior Health & Fitness, starting @ 10:00 am.
REMINDER: Ute Senior Winter Heating Program is out of funds until next October 2018.
Ute Tribe Senior Title VI meals & Transportations:
The senior center meal service’s is from 11:30 – 12:30 pm. Monday – Thursday, except on holidays/tribal events.
Lunch Fee: for those 55 under and children.
Home Bound: meals are for those seniors over 55 years of age, and unable to leave their homes. Also if you are not going to be home due medical appointment please let us know, before 10:00 am.
There is a problem with dogs. Please keep animals tied up or away from staff. If this problem persist other accommodations will be made, this is for our workers safety.
All Ute Seniors call in advance for Transportation:
Transportation scheduling is from 8:30 – 4:00 pm. Monday thru Thursday, except on holidays/tribal events. REMINDER: there is only one driver so please make advance scheduling is required.
All Medical Transportation:
Contact the CHR Program
Elder’s who need assists with any help, please call one of the following department.
Outdoors Water Problems or Trash call:
Ute Water Systems @ 722-5176
Home Repair or Chores call:
Building Rehab @ 722-1255
Minor Home Repair call:
Maintenance @ 722-2256
Medical Transportation call:
CHR’s Program @722-3011.
For more information contact: Ute Tribe Senior citizens Program @ 725-4281.
UPDATE FROM PRIME TIME 4KIDS: LITTLE BLOSSOM CENTER:
We offer Free Development Evaluation for children, birth to 3 years of age.
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
For more information please call: Little Blossom Center (435) 722-5654.
ATTENTION: PET OWNERS:
Tribal Member only!, Nuzzles & Co, in conjunction with Soul Dog and the Ute Tribe, will be conducting a Spay and Neuter Clinic for Dogs & Cats, May 19th & 20th , 2018.
Spay and Neuter clinic will be at the Ute Tribe Head Start Building. Cost is $15.00 per animal.
Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in transport carriers.
For more information contact: Darreell@nuzzlesandco.org to make your appointment.
COURT STRONG VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT:
May 11th and 12th , 2018. At Roosevelt Jr. High School.
Women’s and Co-Ed.
$200 per team, 8 players max per team, sign your team up at Cheyenne1613@gmail.com
Payment is due with registration. Deadline is May 5th , 2018.
Games will start on May 11th at 6:00 pm. With Captain’s meeting at 5:30 pm.
Courtney Grant is a 26 yrs old wife and mother of a 3 yr old boy and 1 yr old girl. She has been diagnosed with stage 4 Sarcoma Cancer and is in the fight for her life to be here for her husband and babies.
For more information contact: Cheyenne @ (435) 733-0740, Brandy @ (435) 724-2110, or Ashley @ (435) 650-5131.
Kaden Campbell will be hosting a 2 day wrestling camp on May 18th & 19th , 2018. At Union High School.
This camp will be for Athletes 3rd – 12th grades. A USA Wrestling card (folkstyle) is required before registration, you can get on line at usawmembership.com.
Cost for registration will be $50.00, this includes a tee-shirt.
Deadline to register in order to receive tee shirt is May 4th . You can register late at the door but it will not guarantee you a shirt.
For more information please contact: Billy Danials @ (435) 622-6219, Kerry Farrer @ (435) 724-1401, or Shane Davis @ 722-7182.
CO-ED VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT:
April 13th – 14th , 2018. Fort Duchesne Gym.
$200.00 per team/8 players per team max.
For more information contact: Maray Filfred @ (435) 459-0555
UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY POW-WOW:
April 20th & 21st , 2018.
Friday: Grand Entry 7:00 pm
Saturday: Grand Entry 12:00 pm.
Arts Fair and Food Vendors, Contact: Shaina Snyder@ NWA.UVU@gmail.com
800 West University Pkwy, Rebecca D. Lockhart Arena.
IT’S TIME TO START THINKING ABOUT SPRING! AH, BEAR DANCE SEASON, IS AROUND THE CORNER.
Randlett Rabbit’s Bear Dance- May 3rd Head Start Program will Kick-off the Bear Dance session for 2018.
Turkey Dance Contest May 7th , after the Bear Dance.
Archery & Horse Shoe: For more information contact Ute Recreation Program.
Fun/Walk: For more information contact: Painted Horse Program.
Bear Dance: May 3rd thru May 7th . Feast Monday, May 7th .
Fort Duchesne Mother Day’s Bear Dance – May 11th thru May 14th . Feast Monday, May 14th .
Fort Duchesne Bear Dance Pow-wow: Friday May 11th & Saturday May 12th
Hand Game Tournament: May 11th – 13th . For more information contact: Angie Lucero @ (435) 722-7957, or Lionel Tahreep @ (435) 724-7675
Softball Tournament: May 10-12th , Entry Fee: $300. (NO Refunds) Deadline: May 6th , 2018. 12 player limit (6 men, 6 women). For more information contact: Auggie Santio @ (435) 724-3629.
Southern Ute Bear Dance – May 25th thru May 26th . Bear Dance Corral Blessing Friday, May 25th at 10:30 am.
Southern Ute Bear Dance Pow-Wow: May 25th & 26th . At Sky Ute Fairgrounds, Ignacio, Co. For more information contact: Ramada Cloud @ (505) 402-8846, Pow-wow For more information: Arts & Crafts @ (505) 402-8846, Food Vendors @ (970) 563-5541,
Honoring Ute Bear Dance Chiefs – Thursday, May 24th , at 9:00 am – 12:00 (noon). At the Southern Ute Multi-Purpose Facilities.
JOB ANNOUCEMENTS: WITH THE UTE TRIBE INDIAN
THE WEEK OF APRIL 10TH , TO APRIL 24TH , 2018
Natural Resource Sclerocactus Plan –Botanist, Seasonal Biological Technician
Ute Family Services – Guardian Ad Liem
Fish & Wildlife – Fishery Biologist I & Conservation Officer
Water System – Treatment Plant Operator & Meter Reader
Red Pine – Male House Manager, Female House Manager & Part-time Cook
Fish & Wildlife – Conservation Officer
Tribal Courts – Public Defender
Oil & Gas Realty – Realty Specialist
Fish & Wildlife Big Game Enhancement – Range Tech/Bison 1
Fish & Wildlife Big Game Enhancement – Wildlife Tech 1
Juvenile Courts – Clerk
Security – Security Officer
Accounting – Financial Reporting Officer
Head Start – Director, Assistant Teacher & Family Engagement Advocate
Building Rehab. – Laborer & Crew Boss
BIA/OJS Law Enforcement – Tribal Police Officer
Day Care – Head Teacher 2yrs. old Classroom
Alcohol/Substance Abuse Prevention Prog. – Prevention Specialist
Water Settlement/Farming – Farm Machine Operator/Laboror.
For more information contact: the Human Resources Office @ 725-4017.
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE UTE TRIBE ENTERPRISES LLC:
Career opportunities, is now accepting application for the following position’s:
Ute Crossing Grill:
Server – Must be over 21
For more information call: (801) 633-8656.
Ute Plaza Supermarket:
For more information call: 725-4256
Myton Ute Petroleum:
For more information call: (801) 599-6701
Fort Duchesne Ute Petroleum:
For more information call: (801) 889-6651
Ute Oilfield Water Services:
Competitive pay, benefits, and willing to train the right candidate.
Must have a Class A CDL and clean MVR with a minimum of one year driving experience. Must have the applicable knowledge of DOT, Rules and Regulations as requested for the position.
For more information call: (801) 300-3764.
UTE INDIAN HOUSING AUTHORY: JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:
The Ute Housing is seeking up to two (2) workers with carpentry skills to do rehabilitation work on homes currently under management. The homes are located in various communities through-out the Uintah & Ouray Reservation.
Remove and replace flooring, interior and exterior doors, windows, cabinets and counter tops,
Install sub-flooring and underlayment in preparation for floor covering, perform painting on the interior and exterior of a house as required. There may be some roofing and siding work depending on the needs of the house repair requirements.
Applicant must be drug free and will be subject to Drug Testing and background check.
Duration: of 4 months of work.
Closing date: April 10, 2018. At 5:00 pm.
ROAD CONSTRUCTION: HWY 191-Helper to Duchesne
Meeting has been set-up for April 19th , to meet everyone interested in Flagging. You will need to bring 2 forms of ID. Also there will be a class set up on the April 27th in Vernal at 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. To get Utah certified. The company is paying the $40.00 fee for the class only for personal we hire.
Please call if you have any questions, contact person: Chris Long @ (970) 242-0669
For more information contact: Chris @ (970) 242-0669.
BIA FORESTY & WILDLAND FIRE – UINTAH & OURAY AGENCY:
AD/EFF Casual Hire – Wildland Firefighting Application Packet
U.S. Department of the Interior – Bureau of Indian Affairs Uintah & Ouray Agency 2018 Season.
Application Deadline: April 27th , 2018. (No exceptions)
You must be 18 years old to apply we are only accepting experienced and self instructed applicants, you need have a Drug Test, Physical exam, pack test, will be required to fight fire.
For more information on self instruction call:
Forestry @ 722-4350, 722-4351, or Alton @ 725-2600, or Don @ 724-2593.
The next Bulletin deadline: Monday, April 16th , 2018.
Bulletin will be out: Monday, April 23rd , 2018.
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