Ute Indian Tribe

 UTE NEWS for the week of January 9, 2023

MykwH Good Morning Ute Country!

Ute News will no longer air on KNEU you may listen to Ute News on Native Voltage Rez Radio channeled on FM 90.3 every Tuesday at Noon 12pm.


Ute Indian Tribe: Holiday Monday January 16th, 2023 for Human Rights Day & Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Will resume back in office on January 17th, 2023.



The Ute Indian Tribe is soliciting proposals from qualified insurance consultants to provide Tribal member life insurance consultation. Please contact Skyler Massey at SkylerM@utetribe.com or (435) 725-4024 for more details and how to submit your proposal.

UTE TRIBE SENIOR PROGRAM: REMINDER if you’re not going to be home for meal delivery please leave a designated place or cooler out for the meal to be placed or feel free to call the center to let us know you will not be home. We are also still taking applications for the HEAT program for the Seniors Department please fill out application along with utility bill or propane provider. If you should have any questions or ideas, please feel free to call the center at any time 435-725-4282 or the Out Reach Manager Doylene Cesspooch at 435-725-4288.


KAREN AMES: Will be at the Seniors Building in Fort Duchesne Tuesdays and Thursdays to review and enroll qualifying members into Medicare. If you are 65 or older or have been on Social Security Disability you are eligible for Medicare, she can help with enrollment and to review your current plans she is also available to help anyone with life insurance. If you have questions about your current policy or would like a new policy, contact Karen Ames at 435-219-7683.


WATER SETTLEMENT: Alfalfa Hay & Grass Hay. Tribal Members are limited to 18 bales Per Month Only. No Semi Loads, No Holds, and No Credit, No Exceptions! Tribal Member must be present time of sale and have valid Tribal I.D. 1 Crop Grass and Alfalfa to be sold first No Exceptions. If you have any questions, please call the feedlot at 435.646.3540 or Marcus at 435.823.7313 or Byron Mt. Lion at 435.823.7317.


LIHEAP: Is now accepting applications for the year 2023. She still has funding to get help with your Water Bill (Water Only) Please contact Lora Garcia LIHEAP/LIHWAP Coordinator at 435.725.4878 or on her cell phone at 435.823.2080 You may also pick up a LIHEAPLIHWAP application at the Ute Tribal Office in the front foyer it is the same application for both programs.


UIT EDUCATION DEPARTMENT: USU Spring Semester 2023 registration is now open. Maygen Simm Academic Advisor is at the UIT Education building from 1:30pm – 5pm every Tuesday, stop by to apply for admission, enroll in classes, or learn more about what USU offers. For additional questions contact Korin Shavanaux-Dunn at 435.725.4083.



  • Popsicle snowflake making per community. Myton Community Bldg. January 24, 2023 from 5-7pm, Randlett Community Bldg. January 27, 2023 from 3-5pm, Whiterocks Community Bldg. January 31, 2023 from 5-7pm and Fort Duchesne Community Bldg. February 3, 2023 from 3-5pm.
  • Muay Thai class is every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 4:30-6pm
  • Addict Athlete class is every Thursday from 4-5pm.
  • Reminder Gym Use will be available only to those that have been fully vaccinated. Orientation is required so you know how to use the equipment properly. For more information, contact Painted Horse @ 435.725.5040 or Deljean at 435.725.4935.



  • Men’s & Women’s Basketball League is still open for registration. Deadline is January 11, 2023.
  • 65TH ALL INDIAN TOURNAMENT OF TRIBAL CHAMPS: Will be held March 23-25, 2023. 10 player limit, you will need a Tribal ID or Proof of enrollment of a Federally Recognized Tribe with Photo ID Required, Players must be 18 years or older.

Half payment required by Entry Deadline. Must be paid in full by the first game NO EXCEPTIONS. NO REFUNDS. Entry fee: $350 & Deadline is March 16, 2023.

For additional questions contact UIT Recreation at 435.722.2249.

WATER SYSTEMS: Public Service Announcement from Ute Tribe Water Systems:

To the members of our community we would like to let you know that due to the recent snow fall and the demand on UTWS a priority list will be used to address the emergencies that are occurring within our communities:

Priority #1

Water line leaks, repairs, and maintenance of the Tribal Public Water System

Sewer/Septic leaks, repairs, and maintenance

Priority #2

Snow Plowing of driveways for the following tribal members: 1) Tribal Elders, 2) Members that are on Dialysis, and 3) Members with a disability

All other requests will be addressed after these jobs have been completed.

We are working with other departments to meet the requests of our communities.  Due to the high demand in calls, we are not able to get to everyone in a timely manner.   For those members that are not listed above, if you have family members or friends that you can reach out to assist you we would appreciated it.  We are working hard to meet the needs for our membership, reservation wide. For additional questions contact Ute Tribe Water Systems at 435.725.4922


U&O MEMORIAL TREE OF LIGHTING: Will remain lit until January 13, 2023. Please retrieve ornaments prior to this date. For additional questions you may contact Janae L Duffy @ 801.471.5731

PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE: Please join us at a community meeting to discuss any concerns, questions, or recommendations you may have as a community member on needle disposal abilities in you communities. The meeting dates are set for the Community Centers:

  • Randlett, January 12, 2023.
  • Myton, January 19, 2023.
  • Whiterocks, January 26, 2023.

We want to hear your opinions to help develop solutions to inappropriate needle disposal to better protect the communities. If you have any questions, or unable to attend a meeting but would like to discuss, please email or give Paula Morgan a call at 435.545.7233 or her email is paula.morgan@ihs.gov

- The Indian Health Service Office of Environmental Health & Engineering (OEH&E) is offering a Certified Food Manager (CFM) certification course on March 17, 2023 from 8:30AM to 5:00PM at the Ute Crossing Grill in Fort Duchesne, UT. This course is for those working in or operating a food establishment in a Tribal community who wish to obtain Nationally Recognized Certification in Food Safety Management through ServSafe to meet the requirements for food operations to have at least one CFM certified employee to oversee food safety.

Advance registration is required by March 3rd. Seating is limited to 35 students.


IHS - will be holding a (SNAP) Native American Passenger 1-day course at the Ft. Duchesne Community Center on Friday January 20, 2023 from 8:30am – 4:30pm. This is only one (1) day that provides practical experience for those who live and work around children in tribal communities through visual aids, lecture, and hands-on activities. Your child may qualify for a free car seat! A child may receive 1 free car seat for each stage of development (infant to booster) from the Ute Tribe Child Safety Seat Program if qualified. For car seat distribution, installation, or education requests, contact Rozanna Padilla at 435.725.4987


UTE LANGUAGE AND TRADITIONS DEPARTMENT: Is cancelling evening community classes for driving safety. We will re-evaluate on a monthly basis in the winter months. The office is still open for individual and small groups to come in and learn during the regular tribal hours. for additional questions you may call the Ute Language Department at 435.725.2876.


RANDLETT COMMUNITY: There will be a Community Meeting every first Friday of the month at 6pm, On Sunday evenings, Narcotic Anonymous Meetings will proceed at 7pm. Anyone in need of a meeting, please feel free to come and join. Zoom will also be available upon request for those who cannot be there in person, you may contact Jonah Grant 435-621-8680 for additional questions.


REDPINE: Is now accepting application for Alcohol & Drug Residential Treatment for the Opening January 10, 2023. If interested, please pick up an intake packet or if you would like more information come in. Proof of Full Vaccination and 72 Hour Negative Covid Test must be presented upon entering program. Please call Betty Lee, Monday – Thursday at 435.722.9906 or 435.725.2833.

UINTAH RIVER HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Has two home game this week, come and support our High School Basketball team. Today January 10th & Friday 13th, 2023. Girls play at 4:00pm and Boys at 5:30pm.



Drive-Thru hours Monday through Friday 7am - 4pm & Saturday 8am - 2pm.

Lobby hours Monday through Friday 7am - 3pm & Saturday 8am - 1pm.


EMERGENCY EMPLOYMENT: Is in full operation. FYI this is a 9-month temporary full-time job position program for Tribal Members only. If you are interested in participating, contact Program Director Julitha Serawop at 435.725.4055.


UTE CROSSING GRILL: Tuesday, January 10, 2023 – We will be CLOSED – ALL DAY for installation of Software. Wednesday, January 11, 2023 – We will be conducting Interviews from 9am – 2pm (NOT OPEN for BUSINESS, due to completion of Installation)

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 – OPEN in the Evening 5pm – 9pm.

Thursday, January 12, 2023 – OPEN 11am – 8:30pm

OPEN INTERVIEWS: At the Ute Crossing Grill January 11, 2023 from 9am – 2pm, At the Ute Plaza January 12, 2022 from 9am-2pm and at the Ute Petroleum in Myton on January 18, 2022 from 9am-2pm. For additional questions contact HR Enterprise Clerk Dalene Copperfield at 435.725.4831


JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS for the Ute Indian Tribe and Ute Tribe Enterprises are available online at www.utetribe.com or at the Human Resource office.


Current Job Opening:

Fish & Wildlife

Conservation Officer

Range Tech – Bison

Hatchery Manager


Specialist Law Enforcement


Whiterocks Laundromat Attendant

Ute Family Service

Adult Protection Advocate

Child Protection Service

Natural Resource

Rangers (2) positions

Ute Enterprise


Building Rehab

Crew Boss

Laborer (2) positions

Cultural Rights

Field Technician (2) positions

Water Rights

Water Tech Data Clerk


Community Health Representative

Head Start

Transportation Specialist

Social Service


Fish & Wildlife Lower Duchesne Wetlands

Vector Technician

Energy & Minerals

Realty Right-Of-Way Assistant


Compliance Officer (2) positions

Alcohol Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Clinical Director

Clinical Assistant

Building Rehabilitation


Child Care


Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality Technician

System Analyst ll

Information Technology

Senior Citizens


Home Health Aide

BIA OJS Law Enforcement

School Resource Officer

Adult Court

Process Server


Community Worker

Uintah River High School

Science Teacher

Public Transit

Transit Driver

Victims of Crime



Red Pine

Female House Manager (2) positions

Male House Manager (3) positions

Ute Indian Housing Authority

Foot Patrol

Grounds Keeper



UOWS: Lead Mechanic, Water Truck Driver.

Enterprise: Enterprise Director.

Ute Bison: Herd Manager.


Ute Plaza: Lead Cashier, Cashier, Grocery Stocker, Dairy Lead, Bakery Worker.

Ute Petroleum Myton: Deli Worker.


Ute Crossing Grill: Dishwasher, Busser,


Kahpee-Kahahn Coffee House: Barista.

THE NEXT UTE BULLETIN DEADLINE: Is Monday January 16, 2023 and the paper will be out Wednesday January 25, 2023. Please submit your articles and photos to reginaa@utetribe.com.


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Turgrayahk may you all have an awesome week – weekend.

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