Ute Indian Tribe

UTE NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF
JUNE 10, 2019

Good Morning, my friends and relatives.

ATTENTION: ROAD CONSTRUCTION ON THE EAST SIDE WHITEROCKS BRIDGE:

Road is closed for Bridge Construction, on the East side of Whiterocks, the work has begun as of Monday, June 3, 2019, and until August 8, 2019.

Please pay attention the Detour Signs.

This project consists of demolition and replacement of the existing Whiterocks Bridge, including road improvements on the East and West side of the bridge structure with channel widening, riprap rail bank protection under the new structure and waterline replacement.

  1. R. Chapman Construction encourages the traveling public to pay attention to construction detour signs which will be placed shortly prior to start of bridge construction.

Any questions please contact our office.

Ute Indian Tribe Roads Department

Shana M. Wopsock, TTP/IRR Director @ 725-4266.

 

THANK YOU NOTE FROM JOSEPH TAPOOF, AMERICAN LEGION POST #0126,

I want to thank the U&O Business Committee and Robert Lucero the UIT Veterans Affairs Director for allowing us to perform out Sunrise Ceremony at the UIT Veterans Park last week Friday, June 7th 2019.

The Prayer Ceremony was in Remembrance and honoring of our veterans who participated in the Normandy Invasion of World War 11. Our veterans of World War 11 and our allies stopped the aggression and world takeover of communism and preserved the freedoms and liberties of all free peoples.

I want to thank Jerry Tapoof for giving us a great Prayer and giving blessings for the WW11 Veterans and their families, relatives and friends. And also giving blessing for all our people. Also Adelbert Tavashutz for participating on behalf of the VFW 4519, the War Bonnet Society as well as the U&O Veterans.

I want to thank Raffel, AJ Kanip and Alonzo Jim for giving our Veterans a great honor and blessing song.

I want to thank Jacqueline Tapoof for participating on behalf of the U&O War Mothers Society, Blue Star War Mothers Society and especially representing the Gold Star Mothers and all our Ladies Auxiliary’s, they all do a great job in supporting all our Veterans.

Also Emeline Root for being there present in honoring of the late Harvey Natchees who participated in the Normandy Invasion, June 6th , 1944.

Janelle Carlos for providing the delicious Breakfast Burritos for everyone in attends, and Reannin Tapoof for providing the coffee and donuts on behalf of the Ute Indian Tribe.

I want to thank Ed Secakuku for being here on behalf of the U&O Business Committee and all our tribal members.

If I forgot anyone else thank you for your support.

There is one World War 11 Ute Tribal Veteran that is still alive to this day. His Name is Lee J. Alhandra. He was inducted into military service (U.S. Army on May 27th 1943). Just a few months shy of his 20th birthday. Lee recieved Awards include the Combat Infantryman Badge, EAME Service Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, the Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal.

I want to give a big thank you to our Creator for giving us great weather and a beautiful sunrise for our prayer ceremony. I want to thank the Creator for having us experiencing and participant in this great miracle called life.

ATTENTION: ALL YOUNG LADIES:

It’s that time to start thinking about representing the Ute Indian Tribe for 2019-2020.

Northern Ute Tribe: Miss Ute Tribe, Jr. Miss Tribe and Little Miss Ute Tribe application is now available.

Pick up application and deliver to the Ute Bulletin office, or to Tammy John at the Roads

Department, or call Tammy @ 725-4247

Application deadline: June 20th , by 4:30 pm.

Royalty Committee members: Kerry Cesspooch, Amy Cesspooch@ 725-4958.

For more information contact: Wendy Pinnecoose @ 722-3543.

UPDATE FROM UTE INDIAN TRIBE AIR QUALITY DEPARMENT:

JUNE IS HEALTHY HOME MONTH. Is your home a healthy home!!, Check out these helpful reminders.

INDOOR AIR QUALITY: Improve indoor air quality by eliminating second-hand smoke. Carbon Monoxide, dust mites, pest allergens and mold.

Secondhand smoke from cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products can trigger asthma and other respiratory illness in children and elders. To help protect others from: secondhand smoke, or allow others to smoke inside your home or car.

PESTICIDES:

Don’t leave food out, and if you must use Pesticides. Ventilate during and after use and follow directions to limit exposure. Use non-chemical methods of pest control when possible.

Hazardous Products:

Use natural cleaning alternatives and ensure any poisonous products are out of reach of children.

DUST MITES:

Dust Mites can trigger allergy and asthma attacks. Dust mites are everywhere especially on pillows, blankets, carpets, upholstered furniture and stuffed toys. Dust and vaccum your home regularly, wash bedding, and use allergen-proof mattress and pillows if possible.

SLIPS AND FALLS:

Remove trip hazards, use stools and ladders carefully. And install railings and grab bars for the elderly.

HAZAEDOUS PRODUCTS:

Use natural cleaning alternatives and ensure any poisonous products are out of reach of children.

FIRE SAFETY:

Install smoke detectors on every floor and near every bedroom, develop a family escape plan, and keep matches, Lighters, and candles out of children’s reach.

For more information contact: Jody Colorow, Indoor Air Quality Coordinator @ 725-7057.

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Program Presents:

Community Prevention:

Topics: Alcohol & Parent Preparation, will be held June 11th at 6:00 pm, at the Myton Community Building, and at the Whiterocks Community Building June 12th at 6:00 pm.

For more information contact: Jeremy Conetah @ 722-3234.

Following the preparation there will be Ute Tribe Environmental Outreach. Learn about the Environmental Outreach Program and get Environmental updates from in and around the Uintah & Ouray Reservation.

UP-DATE FROM THE UTE INDIAN TRIBE RED PINE RESIDENT TREATMENT CENTER:

We are now accepting application for Alcohol & Drug Residential Treatment.

If you’re interested, please pick-up an intake packet or if you would like more information, please call Betty Lee @ (435) 722-9906, Monday thru Thursday.

Next Session Starts July 9th 2019. Applications due date is July 1, 2019.

We are here to assist you and to let you know “We Care!”

ATTENTION: ALL WOMEN AND GIRLS:

You are invited to attend a Women’s & Girls Wellness event at the St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church in Whiterocks on Saturday, June 15th , from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Love Yourself and Become Unstoppable.

An inspirational speaker: Ruby Diaz, an Engineer with an inspiring personal story.

Simple lunch will be provided.

There’s no charge, but please text (435) 823-1559 to reserve your place.

PAINTED HORSE DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM 4TH ANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN MEN’S HEALTH CONFERENCE:

June 20, 2019. At the Fort Duchesne Nuche Civic Center, from 8:00 – 4:30 pm.

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

Activites:

June 20th - Sweat Ceremony, at 5:00 pm, at the Red Pine Residential Treatment Facility.

June 21st – Bigfoot Trail Run/Walk, 7.5 mile run, Starting point: Painted Horse, Check-in 6:30-8:00 am.

June 22nd – Strong Warriors Weight Lifting Challenge, At the Fort Duchesne Gym. Weigh In: 8:00 am, Competition at 9:00 am. Divisions: Teen Ages 15-17 yrs old, Women, Men, Master 50+. Categories: Squats, Bench Press, Dead Lifts. Awards for each weight class in all divisions. Weight-ins can be done at the Bigfoot Trail run, Friday June 21st.

Free Event, everyone is welcome.

For more information contact: Chirstopher Tabbee @ 725-4913.

Empower Me! WOMEN’S WELLNESS CONFERENCE:

June 11th & 12th , 2019.

Registration 8:30 am. Conference begins 9:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Living in Balance, Self Empowerment, Healing and Moving forward, and Women’s Wellness.

Conference will be held at the Fort Duchesne Nuche Civil Community Building.

Lunch will be provided.

For more information contact: Alcohol & Substance Abuse Prevention Program @ 722-3234, or Sandy Manning @ 725-4911.

UPDATE FROM THE EXTENSION, UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY:

FAMILY WELLNESS PROGRAM: Summer Food & Fun Activities.

Summer Nutrition Lunch Program, held at the Randlett Community Building, starting June 10 – July 18th , Lunch served from 11:45 to 12:00 pm.

No lunch served on the week of June 27th – July 4, 2019.

Food, Fun and Reading, held at the Randlett Community Building, Wednesdays, starting June 12th from 10:30 – 11:30 am.

Sponsor by Painted Horse Program.

UPDATE FROM THE UTE TRIBE SENIOR’S PROGRAM:

June 11th – Annual Ute Elder Recognition Day, for those 80 years and over at 11:30 am.

June 11 & 12th – Women Wellness Conference – Sponsored by Painted Horse.

June 13th – Father Day’s Luncheon

June 20th – Native American Men’s Health Conference, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

June 26th & 27thNO LUNCH Served, due to the 2019 Northern Ute Celebration.

Ute Senior/Caregivers: Stretching Routine For Seniors, Senior Balance and Strength Classes every Thursdays, at the Senior Center from 2:00 – 3:00 pm.

Ute Senior & Caregiver Massages: from 10:30 to 11:45 am. Space is limited so book time slots for these days at the Ute Senior Center.

All Ute Caregivers are encouraged and welcome to participate.

Ute Tribe Senior Title V1, Grant-Meals & Grants-Transportation for 2019-2020:

The Ute Senior Center meal service is a regular nutritional meal program this is a benefit tribal members ages 55 years & over whom live within the service area. Meal service is from 11:30 a, to 12:30 pm. Monday thru Thursday, except holidays or tribal events.

REMINDER: most of the tribal senior staff have varied break times due to working thru lunch. The official tribal lunch hours: 12:00 to 12:45 pm.

Ute Tribe Senior Title V!, Ute Caregiver support program for 2019-2020.

The Ute Senior program is here to give support. We will be offering classes or events in coordination with other tribal programs. Respite care for tribal seniors during these times at the Ute Senior Center from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday thru Thursday, plus lunch is provided at the center from 11:30 to 12:30 pm.

Caregiver Requirements: (1.) Must be non-working individual over 18 years of age and main caretaker to tribal senior. Or a non-working enrolled tribal senior whom has legal custody of grandchild.

Fill out all required information.

Must participant in activities.

Once again delivery drivers are having problems with Dogs, watch your animals every mishap is reported to the Ute Indian Tribe Executive Director.

UPDATE FROM THE ENROLLMENT STEERING COMMITTEE:

The Enrollment Steering Committee will be meeting with the community members to discuss the upcoming Referandum vote on enrollment. We will answer any questions you may have.

This will be held in the Whiterocks Community Building on June 17th , starting at 6:00 pm.

Light refreshments will be provided. Please join us in this important meeting.

Additional information Please contact and let any members of the Enrollment Steering Committee know if you have any questions or would like more information contact: Wendell Navanick @ 725-2733, Joy Grant @ 823-2053.

RECREATION UPDATE:

We at the UIT Recreation Department care about our athletes and wish them all the best of luck in every sport they are participating in. To show our support the UIT Recreation Department purchased a bundle on Nike, Underarmour and Adidas football cleats. Your kids do not need to play for the Utes Football team to get a pair of shoes even though we would like them to. There is no charge for the shoes just make sure you read through the note at the bottom. We will be looking into more deals for sports as well. We only have select sizes:

Youth Size: 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 10, 11,12,13.

Adults Size: 7, 12.5.

Football cleats these are the sizes we have and we only have so many in each size.

NOTE: 1 per child, you cannot pick up multiple shoes and the kids need to be present so we can make sure they fit. We will not hold so please come down when you get a chance. Please stop by the office and wear clean socks.

Good Luck Football Players.

From: The UIT Recreation Department.

ACTIVITY UPDATE FROM VENITA K. TAVEAPONT MEMORIAL LIBRARY:

Is hosting a Beginner Moccasin Class, June 18th , from 5:00 -7:00 pm.

Class will be held every Tuesdays n Thursdays.

For more information contact: Cheryl Lone Bear @ 725-4248.

UPDATE FROM PAINTED HORSE PROGRAM:

Little Ponies Day Camp: For youth that are NOT attending Summer School. ages 9-17 years old.

Whiterocks – June 17-20th,

Randlett – July 2nd- 5th

Myton – July 21st – 24th

Fort Duchesne – July 28th – July 31st.

Applications are available at the Painted Horse Office.

Activities include: Team Building, Crafts, Story Telling, Hiking, Hand Game and Prevention/IHS Presentation,

End of the week family Rafting Fun Day.

For more information contact: Painted Horse Office @ 725-5040.

SWIMMING: AT VERNAL RECREATION CENTER:

Participants under 9 yrs. old will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Dates: Thursday, June 13th, and Thursday, July 11th , from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Activities available: Play Basketball, Walk on Tread Mills, Climb the Rock Wall, Walk the Indoor Track, and Workout in Weight Room.

A light snack will be provided.

For more information, call: the Painted Horse Office @ 725-5040.

# HALF MARATHON:

June 29, 2019.

Half Marathon Runners, Registration by 6:00 am at the Painted Horse Building, and Run will start at 6:30 am.

We’ll have 1st ,2nd, 3rd , Finishing Medals for both Men and Women’s divisions.

Participants will receive t-shirts/medals, will also be given out.

For more information contact: Painted Horse @ 725-5040.

Updates from Kateri Tekakwitha Mission:

Weekly Mass held at Kateri Tekakwitha Mission every Wednesday at 5:00 pm, in Fort Duchesne, just North of the Blue Store.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Catholic Bishop from Salt Lake will be doing a Mass for the Community at the Kateri Tekakwitha Mission in Fort Duchesne, July 14, 2019.

 

UPDATE FROM UTE TRIBE FISH & WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT:

Bottle Hollow and Midview Carp Tournaments:

June 15, 2019 at Bottle Hollow Reservoir

June 22, 2019. At Midview Reservoir

Registration is at 7:30 am. Tournament Start at 8:00 am, and ends at 12:00 pm.

3 Man Team, No Entry Fee, Tribal Fishing Permit and Boating permit required.

Prizes: for 1st place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place.

If you have any questions call: Kelly Cambridge, Sport fish Manager @ 725-7095.

UPDATE FROM THE UTE TRIBE ENVIRONMENTAL OUTREACH PROGRAM:

“We don’t inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, We borrow it from our Children”

RECYCLING INFORMATION:

The following Business’s will accept and pay for: Scrap Metal (Iron, Brass, Copper, Aluminum), Appliance (no Freon), Autos & Parts, Batteries, Bicycles, etc.

Call: Montgomery Recycling Inc. @ (435) 789-2136, Basin Industries @ (435) 789-7111.

Recycling Drop off locations (paper, cardboard, aluminum only)

Locations:

Vernal Middle School Parking lot, 200 South just off 600 West, Vernal Utah.

IFA Parking lot, Hwy 40 and 1100 South, Vernal, Utah.

Please recycle [plastic bags and bottles at the Vernal Walmart drop off bins.

For more information contact: Iktomi @ (435) 725-4805.

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH TRI-UTE YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE 2019:

June 16th – 20th , 2019. University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Deadline to register: June 10, 2019.

For all Ute Tribal Members, Descendants, any youth living in Ute Household, age 13-19 years of age. Also, if you are interested in being a chaperone, please let us know as well.

Please make sure you fill out the application and get it into the Education Department ASAP space is limited, only 30 students will be eligible to attend from the Ute Tribe.

For more information contact: Ronee K. Wopsock @ (435) 722-2331.

SUNDANCE ANNOUCEMENTS:

UTE MOUNTAIN UTE SUNDACE

June 28th – July 1st , 2019.

Towaco, Colorado.

Sundance Chief: Archie House Jr.

For more information call: Archie House Jr @ (970) 759-1064.

SOUTHERN UTE TAGU-WUNI SUNDANCE:

JULY 12TH -15TH , 2019.

Ignacio, Colorado

Sundance Chief: Hanley Frost Sr.

For more information contact: Hanley Frost @ (970) 442-0500.

ROSS FORK CO-ED SUNDANCE:

July 19-22, 2019.

Feast: July 22, at 1:00 pm.

“Respect Our Spiritual Lodge”

Leader: Danny Wadsworth

All singer and dancers, welcome.

For more information call: (208) 237-0265.

Northern Ute Sundance

July 25 – 29 , 2019

Feast: Monday 29th at 5:00 pm.

East of Neola, Utah.

For more information contact: Jerry Tapoof @ (435) 724-1918.

Eastern Shoshone Sundance:

July 25 – 29 , 2019

Sage Creek Area, Fort Washakie, Wy.

For more information contact: Tilton Tillman @ (307) 349-0353.

BUFFALO LODGE SUNDANCE:

August 23 – 26th , 2019.

Fort Hall, Idaho

Feast: Monday, August 26th at 2:00 pm.

Sundance Chief: Lee Juan Tyler

For more information contact: Lee Juan Tyler @ (208) 397-8618.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS: WITH THE UTE INDIAN TRIBE

FOR MAY 28 – JUNE 11, 2019

(NOTE: TRIBAL PREFERENCE WILL BE EXERICISED)

Natural Resource Sclerocactus Plan – Seasonal Biological technician & Botanist

Prosecution – Tribal Prosecutor

Social Service – Attorney

Transit – Temp Driver

Adult Court – Associate Judge

Red Pine – Licensed Sub. Abuse Counselor

Red Pine – Substance use disorder Counselor 11 – Traditional

BIA Law Enforcement – Tribal Dispatch

Alcohol/Substance Abuse Prevention Program- Lead Prevention Specialist

Head Start – (3) Lead Teacher, (3) Assistant Teacher, and Education Specialist.

Social Service – Guardian Ad Litem

Motor Pool – Vehicle Monitor

Transit – Bus Driver

Fish & Wildlife – (2) positions Conservation Officer

Tribal Courts – Chief Judge

Fish & Wildlife Big Game Enhancement – Wildlife Technician 1 (seasonal)

Red Pine – Male House Manager

Mosquito Abatement – Mosquito control Tech.

Building Inspector – Building Inspector

Custodian Department – Whiterocks Community Custodian

Victim of Crime – Victim Advocate

Adult Court – Court Administrator, Traffic Arraignment Clerk,

Adult Court – Secretary/Receptionist, Process Server

Adult Court – Financial Clerk, Criminal Clerk & Civil Clerk 11

Juvenile Court – Judge

Tribal Law Enforcement – Police Officer

UTERO – Director

CHR – Community Health Rep.

For more information contact: the Human Resource Office @ 725-4017.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: WITH CAREER OPPORTUNIES WITH UTE TRIBAL ENTERPRISES, LLC:
UTE CROSSING GRILL:

(1)Ute Crossing Grill Restaurant Manager (closes 6/17/19)

Must have food service management experience, be able to run training and meetings, coordinate with employees as well as with other managers, oversee all area of the restaruant, and achieve branding and operational objectives. Candidates need to process excellent leadership, communication, and problem solving skills as well as demonstrate high levels of initiative. Must have food handler’s permits and SMART certification for serving alcohol.

For more information contact: Gay Saunders @ 725-7052.

Part-Time Data Entry – closing 6/18/19 or until filled.

Assist accounting staff in preparing statements and updating/maintaining information in our database.

Candidate must have the ability to type 40wrp, proficient with Microsoft products. High school graduate, And mastery of basic equipment.

For more information contact: Renia Thompson @ 725-7064.

UTE CROSSING GRILL:

Hostess (Experience Required)

Cook

Prep Cook/Dishwasher

Server (nights/Weekends)

Frybread and Tortilla Maker (Rotating Shifts/Weekends)

For more information call: (801) 440-3867.

UTE OILFIELD WATER SERVICES:

Drivers (5) – Competitive pay, benefits, and willing to train the right candidate.

Diesel Mechanic (1)– Must have at least 3 years’ experience.

For more information, call: (801) 300-3764.

UTE CONTRACT PUMPERS:

Lease Operator – Minimum 5-years experience.

For more information, contact: Parley Serawop @ (801) 455-6621.

UTE PLAZA SUPERMARKET:

Meat Wrapper/Cleaner

For more information, call: (801) 455-3892

UTE LANES:

Desk Clerk/Pin Chaser

For more information, call: (801) 699-9770.

FORT DUCHESNE UTE PETROLEUM:

Krispy Krunchy Chicken

For more information, call:

PONDEROSA OILFIELD SERVICE:

Is looking for a Oilfield Service foreman, an experience roustabout foreman for immediate hire.

For more information contact: Jesse @ (435) 790-3934.

UTE BULLETIN DEADLINE:

The next Bulletin Deadline: Monday, JUNE 17, 2019.

Bulletin will be out: JUNE 24, 2019.

Please submit your articles and photos to Ute Bulletin Office to, reginam@utetribe.com, or charlotten@utetribe.com.

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