Ute Indian Tribe

UTE NEWS for the week of September 4, 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.



  • Lunch & Learn Focus is “Q & A Session” Lunch will be served at the Ute Tribe Auditorium on September 7, 2023 at 12pm.
  • Grandparents Walk on September 9, 2023 @ 9am starting at the Painted Horse DPP.
  • Suicide Awareness Walk on September 16, 2023 starting at the Painted Horse Bldg. @ 9am.
  • Big Foot Trail Run will be held on September 22, 2023 Registration is at 7am, run starts at 7:30am.
  • Strong Warrior Competition is on September 23, 2023 Weigh in is at 8am, Competition starts at 9:30am.
  • Senior Workouts Every Mondays & Wednesday from 11am-11:45am at Painted Horse.
  • Stretching Classes Monday & Wednesdays from 12:25pm-12:45 at Painted Horse.
  • Womens Functional Fitness Every Friday Morning from 10:30am-12pm.
  • Muay Thai Class, Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 4:30pm-6pm.
  • Addict Athlete Class, Every Thursday from 4-5pm.
  • Streamline Massage – A free 60-minute massage is available once a month at Painted Horse DPP to Native Americans living in the community while funding is available. Please call to schedule an appt at 435-828-7891

For more information, contact Painted Horse @ 435.725.5040 or Deljean at 435.725.4935.


UIT RECREATION: Activities are as Follows:

  • Motivate The Children Movement Tour with Former Globetrotter & Motivational Speaker Nick Moore on September 7, 2023 @5pm at the Fort Duchesne Gym.
  • Fall Fest Come & Enjoy Games, Food, Bouncy Houses, Cake Walk on Saturday October 21, 2024 at the Fort Duchesne Gym this will be held from 10am-2pm.
  • Men’s & Womens Open Holiday Basketball Tournament will be held December 8th & 9th, 2023. 16 years and older (no student athletes) Entry fee is $300 and Deadline is November 29, 2023. Games will be held at the Ft. Duchesne Gym & Whiterocks Gym.
  • Womens/Coed Volleyball League. Entry fee is $300. Deadline is February 6, 2024.

For additional questions contact UIT Recreation at 435.722.2249.


EDUCATION: Is having a Back to School Food Drive. Canned goods, rice, pasta, ramen, toiletry, feminine hygiene products, hand sanitizer, wipes and anything else would help. Drop off location is at the Ute Tribe Education Department. For any questions you may call 435-722-2331.


UIT WATER SYSTEMS PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: The Tribe was successful at obtaining a Water SMART grant from the Bureau of Reclamation to replace water meters, beginning with their customers in the Indian Bench and Gusher areas for Phase I. The project will focus on replacing the water meters and associated parts, including service lines for some of the homes. An informational public meeting for those in the Indian Bench and Gusher areas is scheduled Wednesday September 6, 2023 at 6 PM in the Ft. Duchesne Community Center with the contractor and engineers present to answer questions and provide additional information.

Work will commence in September and go through the winter if conditions allow, starting back up in the springtime into early summer 2024. Thank you for your patience during periodic waterline shut downs so that the project can be completed.


UIT SENIORS CENTER: The office will remain open during the lunch hour (12:00pm to 12:45pm) to help better assist our Seniors & Elders. Please be patient with us as we are still short staff we will try our best to help assist you, we do have position available with the Senior Dept. such as a Laborer, Home Health & Out Reach Driver, if you are interested in applying please contact the Human Resource Dept. @ 435-725-4009.

REMINDER: PLEASE TIE UP YOUR DOGS TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THE DELIVERY DRIVERS, IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BE HOME PLEASE LEAVE A DESIGNATED PLACE FOR YOUR MEAL or PLEASE CALL THE SENIOR KITCHEN @ 435-725-4295. REMEMBER come share your ideas we are always looking for activities and ideas. Volunteers wanted if you are interested please call the center at 435-725-4282.


UIT MOSQUITO ABATEMENT: The Uintah Basin is seeing a high amount of virus activity this year. Our tests and the Uintah Mosquito Abatement District’s tests are coming back positive. The area’s that we have received positive tests for are:

  • Fort Duchesne
  • Randlett
  • Sunshine
  • Ouray
  • Myton
  • Arcadia

Uintah Mosquito Abatement District has positive tests in the Pelican Lake area, Ballard, Tridell, Ouray Wildlife Refuge, around 2000 N Lapoint HWY also some tests are positive on the east side of Uintah County. Everyone please limit your exposure to mosquitoes by using an EPA approved repellent. Wear long sleeves and pants. Dump everything that can hold water every 5-7 days to eliminate mosquito habitat. We still have some repellent at the office. Stop by if you may need some, we will continue to treat standing water and spray with the trucks in the evenings.  If anyone has any questions, please give us a call or stop by or you may contact Rick Chapoose at 435-823-0683


BACK TO SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: Every Wednesday from 1pm – 4pm at the Fort Duchesne Community Bldg. Until September 27th 2023. for more information, call 435-725-6838 or 725-6815.


UTE TRIBE HOUSING PROGRAM: Please be advised 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.


ADULT PROBATION: If anyone owes fines to the court and would like to complete community service hours please reach out to the Adult Probation Department at 435-725-4899.


LIHEAP: Is no longer accepting Heat applications for the 2023 year, The Water Program is still available and it is the same application as the heat. for more information, you may contact Lora Garcia Liheap Coordinator at 435-725-4878


UTE LANGUAGE AND TRADITIONS DEPARTMENT: We are currently working on in person classes at our office during office hours at the CHR building (old hospital). Community presidents call to schedule weekly classes. Contact us with any questions at 435-725-2876.


SOUTHERN UTE TRIBAL FAIR POWWOW: Will be held on September 8-10, 2023


FOOD DISTRIBUTION: Starting on Monday August 28, 2023 Food Distribution will have a new time of operation. *Operation Hours are Monday – Friday from 8am-6pm.

*Issuance Hours are Monday – Friday from 8am-11:45am & 1pm-5:30pm.



  • Friday: 7am – 5pm
  • Saturday: 8am – 11am

For additional questions or make a call in order, you may call 435-725-7079.


WIOA “WORKFORCE INNOVATION & OPPORTUNITY ACT”: Is up and running. The program is as temporary basis employment program and provides financial support to individuals trying to obtain a High School Diploma through UIT Adult Ed Program. While under the program, participants can receive assistance for Childcare and Training expenses, if applicable. The program is available to all Native American (Ute Indian Tribe, Tribal Descendants, and Other Tribes etc.) if interested contact Rachel Shore at 435-725-4218 or stop by the Human Resource Office to pick up an WIOA application.

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. 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.


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


Fish & Wildlife Big Game Enhancement

Range Technician / Bison

Fish & Wildlife Law Enforcement


Fish & Wildlife Big Game Department

Big Game Coordinator

Senior Citizens


Home Health Aide


Park & Recreation



Tutor / Mentor (7) positions

Adult Ed Coordinator


Security Officer Lead (Night Shift)

Security Officer

Ute Family Service

Health Specialist / Registered Nurse

Assistant Caseworker

Mosquito Abatement

Mosquito Control Technician

Emergency Management

Emergency Management Tech

Mineral Revenue


Alcohol / Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Case Manager 

Licensed Clinician

Clinical Assistant

Clinical Director


Compliance Officer

Human Resource


Assistant Director

Red Pine

Male House Manager

Environmental Health

Equipment Operator

Personnel / HR

Training Coordinator

Water System

Drinking Water Tech


 BIA / OJS Law Enforcement

Tribal Police Officer (2) positions

Drug & Gang Investigator

Public Safety Dispatch

School Resource Officer

Energy & Minerals

Realty Right-Of-Way Assistant

Realty Oil & Gas Assistant  

Fish & Wildlife Fisheries

Hatchery Manger

Fisheries Seasonal Technician


Community Worker

Vital Statistics

Clerk IV Uintah Band

Building Rehab

Crew Boss




Water Systems

Sanitation Driver


Executive Director

Assistant Executive Director

Adult Court

Process Server

Juvenile Court


Tribal Courts

File Room Clerk

Social Service


Food Distribution


Environmental GAP Office EPA Tribal Response Program

Brownsfield Coordinator

Painted Horse Diabetes Prevention Program

Community Outreach Coordinator


Dialysis Transport Driver




Lead Mechanic

Water Truck Driver

Wash Hand

Ute Plaza

Lead Cashier


Grocery Stocker

Produce Worker

Meat Cutter


Dairy Lead

Deli Worker

Trading Post Lead

Meat Wrapper

Grocery Lead

Ute Crossing Grill


Prep Cook

Line Cook


Assistant Manager

Myton Ute Petroleum


Deli Lead

Deli Worker


Ute Enterprise


Administration Assistant

Grounds Keeper

Event Marketing Coordinator


Computer Tech System Analyst

Ute Crossing Grill



Ute Petroleum Fort Duchesne

KKC Worker


Lead Cashier

Ute Bison

Ranch Hand

Water Settlement

Farmer Laborer



THE NEXT UTE BULLETIN DEADLINE: Is Monday September 11, 2023 and the paper will be out Wednesday September 20, 2023. Please submit your articles and photos to reginaa@utetribe.com.

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Turgrayahk Thank you for tuning into Ute News on Native Voltage Rez Radio on 90.3 FM. may you all have an awesome week – weekend.


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