Ute Indian Tribe

UTE NEWS for the week of March 13, 2023

MykwH Good Morning Ute Country!

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


ELECTION COMMITTEE 2023: The following is the calendar for the election of 2023.

  • March 20, 2023 – Nomination Opens at 8:00am at the Ute Tribe Auditorium.
  • March 30, 2023 – Candidates Night at 5:00pm at the Ft. Duchesne Auditorium.
  • April 3, 2023 – Close nomination at 6:00pm.
  • April 13, 2023 – Candidates Night for Primary Candidates at 5:00pm at the Ute Tribe Auditorium.
  • April 17, 2023 – Primary Election opening at 8:00am closing at 6:00pm.
  • April 27, 2023 – Candidates Night for General Candidates at 5:00pm at the Ute Tribe Auditorium.
  • May 3, 2023 – General Election opening at 8:00am closing at 6:00pm.


BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS IRRIGATION: The 2023 O&M Irrigation bills were mailed to water users March 2, 2023. Payment Due Date is: April 1, 2023. Additional questions please call 435-722-4341 or 435-722-4344


UTE TRIBE SENIOR PROGRAM: Has positions available for a Laborer, driver, and home health, if you are interested please contact the Human Resource Dept at 435-725-4009

If you are having meals delivered to your home and you are not going to be home, please leave a designated place or cooler for your meal to be placed or call the center, we please ask that you tie up your dogs for the safety of our drivers.

- Remember if you are submitting your utilities for payment please continue to pay on your utility bills and you must call and make arrangements letting the company know we are going to be submitting payment for your account. Or they can email us your bill at Kathirans@utetribe.com or Doylenec@utetribe.com

- If any Elders are needing water we can deliver to your home or you can pick up at the Senior Building, if any Elders are needing a ride for grocery shopping the Senior Outreach drivers can assist from 9:00am-11:00am. Meal delivery start at 11:30am. Doylene Cesspooch the Out Reach Manager can be reached after hours at 435-823-1939. If you should have any questions, feel free to call the center at any time at 435-725-4282.


WATER SETTLEMENT: Grass Hay Sale on Tuesday & Fridays. 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. 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 Tribal Offices front foyer, it is the same application for both programs.


UTE TRIBE COMMUNITY CLEANUP: Happy Earth Day is April 22, 2023 on the Uintah & Ouray Reservation. Tribal Departments & Supporting Departments this will be held at the Fort Duchesne Community Bldg. from 8:30am-4:30pm. Opening prayer song Red Spirit Drum Group, Open remarks Business Committee Members. Safety meeting, designated areas, maps, gloves, trash bags, vests etc., will be given out after all information has been provided.

Breakfast provided by Strata Networks & Moonlake Electric. Lunch provided by Ute Energy.

For additional questions you may contact Alrita Murray at 435-725-4802.



  • March Community Activity “Slime Making”.

- Randlett Community Bldg. March 14 ,2023 from 5pm-7pm.

- Whiterocks Community Bldg. March 21, 2023 from 5pm-7pm.

- Ft. Duchesne Community Bldg. March 24, 2023 from 3pm-5pm.

  • Swimming at the Vernal Recreation, on March 18, 2023 from 2:30pm-4:30pm.
  • Basic Weightlifting for Women, March 24, 2023 from 10am-12-noon.
  • Muay Thai class, every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 4:30-6pm
  • Addict Athlete class, 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.


UIT RECREATION: Activities are as follows:

  • 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 a Photo ID is 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.
  • April 13, 2023. Midget Wrestling at the Fort Duchesne Gym at 6:00pm.
  • April 19, 2023. Utes Football Conditioning starts at 5:00pm.
  • May 6, 2023. Randlett Beardance Horseshoe Tournament starts at 8:00am.
  • June 7-8, 2023. Grow Basketball Skills Camp with Ro Wiggins.
  • June 30 – July 1, 2023. UIT Recreation 4th of July Softball Tournament.

For additional questions contact UIT Recreation at 435.722.2249. 


CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH: Activities are as follows:

- CAP Meeting will be held this Thursday March 16, 2023 at 11am at the Ute Family Service Bldg. It is not too late to host an event.

- Pageant will be held on Tuesday March 28, 2023 at the Fort Duchesne Community Bldg. @ 5:00pm. get ahold of Austin McCook for applications.

- Art Work Contest – Theme is Protected Powerful Indigenous Peescheu. There are four age groups to enter. Grades:

  •  2nd – 5th grade
  • 6th -8th grade
  • 9th -12th grade.

Deadline is March 15, 2023 can be turned in with your schools JOM tutor or at the Ute Family Service Bldg.  For additional questions contact Tonja Willie at 435-725-2857.


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.


EAGLE VIEW ELEMENTARY: Native American Pageant 2023-2024 applications are available at the front office at Eagle View Elementary. Young girls grade 3rd through 7th are eligible to participate. Application due date is on March 24, 2023 at 3:30pm please turn in a complete application to Eagle View’s front office. Pageant date is set for April 28, 2023 at 10:00am in the Eagle View Auditorium. Any questions can be directed to Brandie Reed at 435-722-2247 ext. 1646 room 217.

WATER SYSTEMS: Public Service Announcement to the members of our community 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.  For additional questions contact Ute Tribe Water Systems at 435.725.4922.


UTE TRIBE HOUSING PROGRAM: Please be advised that all homeowners that are participating in the Tribal Housing Program you are required to have home owner’s insurance. Please provide the Ute Tribe Housing Program with insurance coverage to your homes. Please contact The Housing Program Director Debra Jones if you should have any questions in regards to this matter. She can be reached at 435-823-8066.


UTE TRIBE FISH & WILDLIFE: Turkey permits will be available Monday March 20, 2023 at 8:00am. Also, Spring, Summer and Multi Season Exterior Bear Application are still available until this Thursday March 16, 2023. There is no longer a 1 year wait period for Exterior Boundary Bear Permits, please come by the office to fill out an application.  For additional question contact Ute Tribe Fish & Wildlife at 435-722-5511.



- Hazard Communication & Bloodborne Pathogens Training will be held on March 16, 2023 from 3:30pm-4:30pm located at the Tribal Administration Auditorium. To register contact Julitha Serawop at 435-725-4055.

- Indian Health Service 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.

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


- Drive Thru Vaccination Clinic & Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic on March 24th & 25th, 2023 at the Fort Duchesne Community Bldg.

For additional questions on any of these events you can contact Paula Morgan at 435-545-7233.


UTE LANGUAGE AND TRADITIONS DEPARTMENT: Evening classes will be postponed until further notice 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.



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

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


UTE LANES: St. Patrick’s Day 9Pin No Tap Bowling Tournament on March 19, 2023 at 12pm. Prize top 5 positions will be awarded money payout. Optional perfect game, 300 side pot $10 a person or highest game. 2 squads will be 12pm & 3pm. Entry fee $20 per person. For additional questions contact Jonah Grant at 435-621-8680.


  1. ST. ELIZABETH’S CHURCH IN WHITEROCKS: Is having their Art Empowers Winter Series (for after school) This will begin on March 1st and go on until March 29th, 2023. from 4:00pm – 6:30pm. All youth ages 6-17yrs are welcome. If your child is needing a ride or you have additional questions you can reach out to Becca at 435-621-4029 or Michael at 435-823-1559.


7TH ANNUAL VIETNAM VETERANS POWWOW: In Fort Duchesne UT will be held March 31st & April 1st, 2023. Grand entry is Friday 7:00pm, and Grand Entry Saturday is 1pm & 7pm.

- Veterans Powwow Princess try outs on April 1st at 8:30am age division 13-17. For more information, contact Raenisa Ridley at 435-800-7830.


BEARDANCE DATES: Are as Follows:

  • Randlett Ute Beardance “Pee-chueh Kwey-ahgut” will be held May 4 - 7, 2023. There will be a Fun-Walk-Run on May 6th with Painted Horse for more information contact them at 435-725-4913, Feast day on May 7, 2023 following will be a Turkey Dance contest. For the Horseshoe Tournament contact UIT Recreation - Austin McCook at 435-823-2924. For the Handgame Tournament contact Doylene Cesspooch or Irene Thompson at 435-725-4527. You may contact Lloyd Arrives for vending booth; food stands at 435-823-8658. For all other information contact Beardance Chief Skyler Lomahaftewa at 970-300-8991
  • Fort Duchesne Northern Ute Beardance will be held Mother’s Day Weekend. May 12 -15, 2023. For more information, contact Reffel Kanip at 801-971-4487.
  • Whiterocks Ute Beardance will be held May 19 - 21, 2023. Beardance Chief Paul Manning LaRose. Cat Man Charles Denny.
  • 2023 Southern Ute Bear Dance Powwow will be held May 26-27, 2023 in Ignacio Colorado at the Sun Ute Community Center. 1st Grand entry will be on Friday at 7pm. and registration will be from 5pm – 7pm. vendor information contact Dona Frost at 970-553-9291 it is a first come first serve. For additional information contact Chairman Edward Box lll at 702-305-0790 or Vice Chairman Tara Vigil at 970-799-0615.


HEAD START MINI BEAR DANCE: For Randlett will be held on May 4, 2023 at 10:00am. For any questions on this upcoming event call 435-722-4506 or ext. 4860.


EMERGENCY EMPLOYMENT: Is now Accepting applications for the 2023 Laborer Work Pool. Responsibilities: To perform various general or manual labor duties for the Ute Indian Tribe Cultural Events and Communities. You must complete application and Submit two forms of I.D. 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 or 435-828-6680.


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.


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

Fish & Wildlife Big Game Enhancement

Range Technician / Bison

Fish & Wildlife Fisheries 

Hatchery Manager

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


Community Health Representative

Head Start

Transportation Specialist

Social Service


Administrative Assistant

Fish & Wildlife Lower Duchesne Wetlands

Vector Technician

Energy & Minerals

Realty Right-Of-Way Assistant

Alcohol Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Clinical Director

Clinical Assistant

Building Rehabilitation


System Analyst ll

Information Technology

Senior Citizens



Home Health Aide

Vital Statistics

Clerk IV – Must be enrolled member of Uintah Band

BIA / OJS Law Enforcement

School Resource Officer

Drug & Gang Investigator

Tribal Cooks (2) positions

Juvenile Courts

Truancy Officer


Probation / Truancy

Justice Center

Tribal Cook


Credit Recovery Secondary School Support Mentor.

Tutor / Mentor (7) positions

Adult Ed Coordinator


Security Officer

Security Officer Lead (Night Shift)


Executive Director

Fish & Wildlife Law Enforcement


Adult Court

Process Server

Traffic Arraignment Clerk


Assistant Director


Community Worker

Human Resource

Assistant Director

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Male House Manager (3) positions

Female House Manager

Food Distribution


Certification Specialist

Energy & Minerals / Land Division

Realty Oil & Gas Assistant

Parks & Recreation




Probation & Parole

Adult Probation Officer

Victims of Crime


Ute Indian Housing Authority

Foot Patrol I

Foot Patrol II


UOWS: Lead Mechanic, Diesel Mechanic, Wash Hand.

Ute Bison: Herd Manager.


Ute Enterprise: Enterprise Director

Ute Plaza: Lead Cashier, Cashier, Grocery Stocker, Bakery Worker, Produce, Meat Wrapper.

Ute Lanes: Pin Chaser, Manager.


Ute Petroleum Fort Duchesne: Lead Cashier, Cashier, KKC Worker.


Myton: Cashier, Stocker.


Ute Crossing Grill: Dishwasher, Busser, Server (full time & part time), Breadmaker, Cashier, Hostess, Line Cook, Prep Cook.

THE NEXT UTE BULLETIN DEADLINE: Is Monday March 27, 2023 and the paper will be out Wednesday April 5, 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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