Ute Indian Tribe

UTE NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF
May 11, 2020

 

Good Morning Friends & Relatives,

THE UTE SENIOR Program is for those over Fifty-five years old (55) & enrolled with the Ute Tribe. Office: (435) 725-4281

 

As of April 2020, By Ute Tribe Resolution from the Ute Business Committee, requires all tribal members to stay home due to COVID-19.      

As of May 2020, By Ute Tribe Resolution from the Ute Business Committee requires all tribal members to curfew due to COVID–19.

 

These items have not been lifted as of yet.

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Ute Tribe Senior Title VI, Grant-Meals:

The Ute Senior Center meal service change is due to surrounding health conditions and too keep our tribal elderly safe.       Along with staff & their families only homebound meals will be done at this time.   Be advised that meal delivery times are from 11:45 am to 1:45 pm & BEYOND May to end of July 2020.  

Please continue to oversee Pets, keep them safety away from delivery staff & vehicles.  

Ute Tribe Senior Title VI, Ute Caregiver Support program for 2019-2020:

Currently the CDC has advised especially for the Elderly to stay home & limit visitors. Right now we’re have limited supply of lending items.  

 

Ute Tribe Senior Citizen Program:

Have been keeping up with information from the World Health Organization, the CDC & Admin. HHS guidelines & information for Tribal Elder Care in regards to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).     The advisement for all ages to limit public areas or if in public wear a mask.     We have limited masks available for tribal seniors & caregiver only.

 

To Best Protect Yourself:

1) Wash Hands Regularly with soap and water for more than 20 seconds.

2) STAY HOME ESPECIALLY WHEN SICK OR COMING FROM ANOTHER AREA.

3) Cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, repeat wash hands,  

4) Call ahead to the E.R. or I.H.S. They have a procedure in place and must be followed.      

 

- If there are different health concerns seek medical care early. Call C.H.R. for medical needs, picking up medication from I.H.S.  

- Again, the Senior Program - Does-Not have a maintenance crew/workers. This group of workers were moved to another program back in October 1, 2014 and their funding.

 

Please everyone use caution and be safe. This virus will be around us for a while according to scientist and health officials.    

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HOMELAND & SECURITY / EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

May 5, 2020. The Ute Indian Business Committee passed the Stay at Home and Curfew Order per Resolution 20-167. The order was adopted in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the risk of public entering the reservation. Because of said action we are proud to report that as of today, May 12, 2020. We have zero cases on the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation.

The Ute Indian Tribe is still on soft closure due to COVID-19, and starting Monday May 11, 2020 only Supervisors and limited staff members are allowed to return to work. Security Department will still be implementing their protocol when entering the Tribal Offices for health and safety of employees and public.

The Utah Department of Health announced that 59% of Utahn’s COVID-19 cases were from household exposure. This was due to family members going out into the public, contracting the virus, and bringing it home to family members. The best solution for preventing such actions are to wash/sanitize when returning to vehicle, wearing masks, and change clothing when returning home. This would reduce the risk to spreading to others.

Indian Health Services will continue to provide COVID-19 testing on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 9:00a.m.-11:00am. and 1:00pm.-4:00pm. We encourage all individuals to take advantage of the opportunity for your health and safety. This would also be a safety precaution for those returning to work.

UIT Emergency Management has a page on Facebook, we encourage you to join our page. We post updates and information daily, and we will be sponsoring a giveaway for our biggest fans. View our page for more details.

Emergency Management Department is also still sanitizing elderly homes and providing elderly with toilet paper upon request. Any elderly that are experiencing psychological distress from COVID-19 and need mental health assisstance contact Felecia Pike-Cuch UIT Emergency Manager @ (435-725-4891)

 

HIGHWAY 40 UPGRADED GUSHER UPDATE

Crews are continuing water line and earth work next week. Now that 9750 east is closed, local traffic will need to use 10000 east until the road is reopened in June. The speed limit has been reduced to 50 mph through the work zone during construction. Road construction is anticipated to run through the end of this year. Improvements include: adding an eastbound passing lane, center turn lane, and widening shoulder areas to enhance safety and improve mobility.

Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for further questions and concerns you can reach there line @ (855-740-8740)

 

UTE TRIBE FISH & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the COVID-19 Epidemic we feel to close all Fishing in Indian Country on the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation to all Non-Members of the Ute Indian Tribe. We are electing to do this in an effort to help protect the people, this includes boating and camping.

Please keep your social distancing the recommended 6 feet apart. Use mask when possible to keep from passing it along to an elder or a person who may have a compromised immune system. This does NOT mean fishing is closed to Tribal Members during the Covid-19 Epidemic, Fishing is temporarily closed to Non-Tribal Members ONLY. This is in effect as of April 6, 2020.

For any questions call there office @ (435-722-5511)

 

U&O I.H.S CLINIC

Would like to provide you with a brief update on the U&O Clinic’s response and actions they are taking to keeping all Tribal members healthy and safe.

All patients that enter the U&O Clinic is required to wear a mask. The clinic has been providing the masks and have also given out 125 homemade masks that were donated to the clinic for the community.

We have only tested 30 Tribal members and all the tests have come back negative.

We would like to test as many Tribal members as we can, so we will be opening a DRIVE THROUGH COVID-19 TESTING CLINIC FOR ALL THAT WANT TO BE TESTED. Test results will be known in 30 minutes. No symptoms needed to be tested and the test is a simple nasal swab, not the deep swab. The drive through testing will start May 4th and be held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9 AM – 11 AM and 1 Pm – 4 PM each day. We are asking that all who want to be tested to call (435-725-6815) to schedule an appointment, this way we can have the lab test ordered and ready. Those that do not schedule an appointment will be asked to wait in the waiting lot until the lab test is able to be ordered.

We are grateful to be one of the very few clinics in Utah that is able to provide COVID-19 test results in less than 30 minutes. They will continue the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Drive Through Clinic as long as we have a steady flow of patients each day and as long as we have testing supplies.

They will be partnering with Tribal Emergency Management for the Drive Through testing clinic. Tribal Emergency Management will be providing road signs, cones and all the needed items to direct traffic safely through the Drive Through Testing area. The testing area will be at the U&O Clinic parking lot and ambulance doors. For any more questions contact (435-725-6861)

WATER SETTLEMENT

The Water Settlement CO-OP Department is taking applications, the applications are located in the back door they can return them in the door, as they are closed they will need to call Kim Thompson CO-OP Manager @ (435-823-7212)

 

UTE TRIBE HEALTH EDUCATION

  • Anyone that is experiencing some forms of depression, anxiety, stress from isolation due to Corona Virus. Please know there are mental health resources available to help. You can call the psychologist, Dr. Mickelson at IHS and schedule an apt. the number to call is (435)722-5122
  • Sal Wopsock, BC member also mentioned if anyone is needing water to contact him @ (435)725-4002
  • The Business Committee would like to remind everyone that “All restrictions regarding the Corona Virus are still in place as of (Monday 4/20/20), including travel in and out of the Uintah Basin”. This important safety measure is in place to protect the general health and welfare of our tribal members. Continue to practice social distancing, hand washing, wearing a mask in public places, using hand sanitizers, checking on the health and needs of the elderly and handicap, etc.
  • For more questions call (435-725-4987)

 

 

 

UTE TRIBE TRANSIT

The Ute Tribe Transit is On-Call should you have any questions or concerns regarding the Transit please call (435-823-8880)

 

UTE LANGUAGE

DUE to the respect for our tribal members – Safety First Always. No Classes are scheduled until further notice. Thank You from Maylee Mountain.

 

UTE PLAZA SUPERMARKET

TRIBAL ELDERS 60 & OLDER SHOPPING HOURS.

Tuesdays & Fridays 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. If you are shopping for an elder please have their ID and statement ready with date and signature at the door.

NATURAL RESOURCES REVENUE

ANNOUNCEMENT: Department of the Interior Indian Mineral Owners. ONRR would like to let the mineral owners know that they are still operating, processing 2014’s and payments, as well as processing distributions. Their outreach group is also answering phones, so if you have any questions or concerns, please call them @ (1-800-982-3226)

 

UTE INDIAN HOUSING AUTHORITY

Is accepting applications for 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom units for low income rental program.

For more information call: (435-722-4656)

 

UIT MOSQUITO ABATEMENT

West Nile Virus Is Headed Our Way, Please Help Us Help You.

It is a goal of the Ute Indian Tribe Mosquito Abatement to provide you and your neighbors with the finest level of public health mosquito control possible. We cannot achieve this critically important goal without your cooperation and help.

Mosquito are produced in enormous numbers if irrigation water can pool and stand idle in pasture, at the bottom of a field or in other low spots where wastewater accumulates.

After being flooded, mosquito eggs laid on dry land will hatch and develop from aquatic larvae into flying, biting adults in 2-7 days. As many as ten million mosquitoes can be produced on just one acre land that has been flooded with irrigation water. This same acre can and will produce MILLIONS of mosquitoes with EACH irrigation cycle all season long.

IF YOU FLOOD IRRIGATE YOU CAN HELP BY

Not allowing wastewater to pool and stand idle or by

Establishing and maintaining drainage lines to remove excess water and

Call the Ute Indian Tribe Mosquito Abatement (435-725-4839) at the BEGINNING of each irrigation cycle. This will ensure that the abatement crew knows your wastewater will be pooling and needs immediate treatment to kill larvae in the water.

A call BEFORE mosquitoes can escape from standing water on your property will prevent a call later, telling us the mosquitoes you have produced are making outdoor activities unbearable.

FOGGING IS THE LEAST EFFECTIVE WAY TO CONTROL MOSQUITOES

Biting adult mosquitoes often fly in substantial numbers many miles from their standing water sources. The use of truck mounted foggers is of little real value when used to control widely dispersed flying adult mosquito populations. The abatement field technician can us his time far more effectively by killing millions of mosquito larvae per acre of flooded ground instead of chasing the same mosquitoes as flying adults over an area of 100 or more square miles. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILTY OF EVERY CITIZEN WHO PRODUCES MOSQUITOES ON THEIR PROPERTY TO HELP ENSURE THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF NOT ONLY THEIR FAMILY, BUT OF THEIR NEIGHBORS AND THE PUBLIC. A SIMPLE PHONE CALL HELPS EVERYONE. Mosquito Abatement can be reached @ (435-725-4839)

UTE TRIBAL ENTERPRISE, LLC JOB VACANCIES

Ute Bison Project Corrals

- Yard Hand

Ute Crossing Grill

- Prep Cook          

- Server

- Host/Hostess

- Line Cook

- Head Chef

- Events Supervisor

- Restaurant Catering/Manager

- Fry Bread and Tortilla Maker

Ute Lanes

- Bowling Clerk/Pin Chaser : Full time

Kahpeeh Kah-ahn

- Lead Barista

Ute Oilfield Water Service

- Mechanic

Fort Duchesne Ute Petroleum

- Cashier (3) Positions : Part time

- Krispy Crunchy Chicken Worker (3) Positions : Part Time

Myton Ute Petroleum

- Manager

- Deli Worker (3) Positons : Part time

For more information contact: the Human Resource Office @ (435-725-4017)

 

UTE BULLETIN DEADLINE

The next Bulletin Deadline: Monday May 25, 2020. Bulletin will be out: Monday June 1, 2020. Please submit your articles and photos to Ute Bulletin Office to, reginam@utetribe.com,

NOTICE: Regarding Ute Bulletin Submissions:

When submitting information, photo or flyers, please submit in the format of a word document, submit photos in the form of jpeg, and submit flyers in the form of Adobe PDF or send the original digital creation. This will ensure that submission can remain in good quality when printed.    

FRIENDLY REMINDER:

Daily Business will be through EMAIL or the office’s DROP BOX in front of the building for the next 2 weeks due to the precaution of COVID-19. Please submit your Radio News to Ute Bulletin/Public Relation Department by noon (12:00 pm) On Mondays, email information to heidib@utetribe.com or reginam@utetribe.com

If you missed any portion of this program, you can view the Ute News at www.utetribe.com , or stop by the office and pick up a copy of the Ute News.