Ute Indian Tribe

UTE NEWS for the week of February 5, 2024

MykwH Good Morning Ute Country!




Ft. Duchesne, UT, January 24, 2024

The Ute Tribal Business Committee has adopted a Resolution terminating all current Tribal permits for non-Tribal members to hunt, fish, or engage in outdoor recreational activity on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.  This action, which applies to hunting, fishing, camping, swimming, and any other recreational activity on the Reservation, goes into effect immediately.  The Resolution also sets an indefinite moratorium on the issuance of any new Tribal hunting, fishing, or recreational activity permits to nonmembers of the Tribe. 

This Business Committee action is a response to recent events involving nonmember activities on Tribal land that gave rise to serious concerns over the safety of Tribal employees, officers, and members.  The Tribe has taken a hard stand to protect its people from nonmembers who exploit Tribal permits and disregard Tribal rules and regulations in place to protect Tribal communities and natural resources. 

“As elected members of the Business Committee, we are duty-bound to take measures necessary to protect the health and safety of our members and our Tribal officers,” said Business Committee Chairman Julius T. Murray, III.  “Nonmember hunting and fishing on our lands is a privilege, not a right.  As long as there are individuals who disrespect Tribal jurisdiction and sovereignty and treat our homeland as a place of lawlessness, then we have no choice but to draw a hard line on all nonmember permits.”

About the Ute Indian Tribe - The Ute Indian Tribe resides on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in northeastern Utah.  Three bands of Utes comprise the Ute Indian Tribe: The Whiteriver Band, the Uncompahgre Band and the Uintah Band.  The Tribe has a membership of more than three thousand individuals, with over half living on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.  The Ute Indian Tribe operates its own tribal government and oversees approximately 1.3 million acres of trust land which contains significant oil and gas deposits.  The Tribal Business Committee is the governing council of the Tribe.


UIT SENIORS CENTER: Have a few activities for the month of February.

- February 6th & 20th: Crafts

- February 8th & 22nd: Bingo

- February 12th & 26th: Open Gym

- February 14th: Sweetheart Luncheon

- February 15th: Senior Venture to Big Springs

- February 28th: Handgame with the Seniors from 1pm-5pm.

*Remember to keep your water running at a slow drip to keep you pipes from freezing. Come share your ideas we are always looking for activities for our elders & seniors. If you would like to volunteer or have any questions or concerns, contact us at the center @ 435-725-4282.


UIT RECREATION: Activities are as Follows:

  • Movie Night on February 7, 2024 at the Fort Duchesne Community Bldg starting at 5:30pm. Movie is “Howl’s Moving Castle” popcorn and drink will be provided.
  • Miss C.A.P Pageant will be held on March 29th, 2024 at 5pm located at the Fort Duchesne Community Bldg. Applications can be picked up at the UIT Recreation office age division is 12-17yrs old, application deadline is on March 21, 2024.
  • 66th All Indian Tournament of Tribal Champions & 56th Womens All Indian Classic is set to be on March 21-23, 2024. Registration fee $400 and the Deadline is March 6, 2024.

For additional questions contact UIT Recreation at 435.722.2249.



  • Education Booth on a healthy heart on February 7, 2024 at 10:00am located at the UIT Auditorium.
  • Lunch & Learn on February 8, 2024 at 12:00pm located at the UIT Auditorium. Topic is on a healthy heart and a healthy lunch will be served.
  • For the Health of It Gain knowledge on healthy eating patterns, weight loss management, stress management and coping skills. Classes are every Tuesday from 4:45pm-5:45pm.
  • Elder’s Workouts Every Mondays & Wednesday from 11am-11:45am at Painted Horse.
  • Stretching Classes Monday & Wednesdays from 12:25pm-12:45 at Painted Horse.
  • Womens Fitness Group Every Friday Morning from 10:00am-12:00pm.
  • Muay Thai Class, Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 4:30pm-6pm.

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


ADULT PROBATION & PAROLE, PROSECUTION & SORNA: Youth in the lead united 4 healthy relationships – Teen Conference on February 19, 2024 at the Fort Duchesne Civic Center from 9am-1pm. a lunch will be provided for participants. Parents bring your teens to learn some healthy habits. *Healthy Relationships *Healthy Communication Skills *Cultural Responsibilities *Trauma Painting. For additional question you may call 435-725-4895 or 435-725-4894.


UTE FAMILY SERVICES: Has teamed up with USU and Northeastern Counseling they will be having a Free Warm Clothing Drive. We will have coats, clothes, shoes, hats, gloves, blankets ect… for all sizes. This will be held on February 6th & 7th, 2024 at the Ute Bowling Alley in the Cedar Room from 11am-4pm.


EDUCATION: College & Career Day on March 26, 2024 from 9:00am – 2:30pm located at the Uintah Conference Center, Fyi this is for high school students only. For more information, you may contact Korin at 435-725-4083.

- Education Is having a Back to School Food Drive. Such as canned goods, rice, pasta, ramen, toiletry, feminine hygiene products, hand sanitizer, wipes, anything helps. Drop off location is at the Ute Tribe Education Department. For any questions you may call 435-722-2331.


ADULT PROBATION: Also 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.


UTE LANGUAGE AND TRADITIONS DEPARTMENT: Evening classes are cancelled for the winter, in consideration for the elders we will be available for daytime classes during tribal business hours. For additional questions you may call their office at 435-725-2876.


FORT DUCHESNE VIETNAM VETERANS POW-WOW: Will be held April 5th & 6th, 2024. First grand entry will be Friday at 7pm. Pow-wow information you may call Raenisa Ridley at 435-901-5182.


VALENTINES BINGO: Food, Prizes, Raffle On February 17, 2024 at the (Old Gypsy Mama Junk in the Truck) on 7267 E Highway 40 in Fort Duchesne. Doors open at 1pm early birds at 1:30pm. $30 three column packet $20 two column packet, both packets include: lunch & 1 raffle ticket and extra packets can be purchased for $10 and $600 blackout. You must be 18 to play.

Lunch menu: Goulash, roll, salad & drink. For additional questions you may contact Sid Navasie (435) 724-4927 or Janell Serawop at (435) 401-1284.


SWEETHEART CRAFT FAIR: Come on by to find your sweetheart a beautiful gift. Craft fair will be held on:

* February 12, 2024

* February 13, 2024

* February 14, 2024

Location is 7267 E Highway 40 in Fort Duchesne, UT.


BEADING & SEWING CLUB: Every Friday from 9:00am – 11:00am. Time to dust off you old unfinished projects, and bring them to our new local beading & sewing club. Finish your project or get help with your new idea. Everyone is welcome to come learn and share knowledge. We have a limited number of sewing machines available so bring those unfinished sewing projects as well. All other supplies will not be provided. Although we at Painted Horse enjoy your children, we regretfully cannot accommodate any children under the age of 10. For further information, you may contact April Cesspooch at 435-722-7090 or Jenny Cuch at 435-725-4616.


UTE TRIBE MOTOR POOL: Has a wheelchair accessible van that can be checked out for medical use when needed for the membership. Call Motor Pool at 435-722-2245 for more information.


FOOD DISTRIBUTION: Has new times of operation.

*Operation Hours are Monday – Friday from 8am-6pm.

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



  • Monday - Friday: 7am – 7pm
  • Saturday: 8am – 2pm

For additional questions or make a call in order call us at 435-725-7079.


ENERGY & MINERALS: Access Permit and Business License Important Dates: *Business License expires October 1, 2024 (late fees will apply) *Access Permits expire every six months March 31, 2024 & September 30, 2024. Applications are available online www.utetribe.com or stop by the Energy & Mineral Office Monday – Thursday 8:00am-4:30 or you may give them a call with any questions at 435-725-4950.


WATER SETTLEMENT UTE TRIBE AGRICULTURAL: Hay Sales on Tuesday & Fridays Only. 1st, 2nd & 3rd Crop Alfalfa $45 a Bale / Crop Grass Hay $45 a Bale.

Tribal Members are limited to 18 bales per month, no semi loads, no holds must be picked up at time of service. Purchaser of Hay must be present of time of sale and must have a valid Tribal ID No Exceptions. If you have any questions call the office @ 435-722-3136 or Clark Jones @ 435-823-7433. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.


WOMEN IN BUSINESS: Meet & Greet on February 20, 2024 at 9:00am come join us to hear what Women in Business is about, this will be located at the Chamber of Commerce Serving Duchesne County 310 S Main Street in Roosevelt. For additional questions you may call Abbi Hollenbeck 435-823-8364.


UTE TRIBE GENERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (GAP): Has Ice Melt available to the Ute Tribe Membership on a first come first serve basis. This will proceed until gone. I also would like to inform you to have your walkway or driveway cleared by this department throughout the winter months, you will need to contact Alrita Murray @ 435-621-2610 or 435-725-4802.


LIHEAP/LIHWAP: Is accepting applications for Heating and Water Bills. Please feel free to come in and fill out an application. Documents needed are:

*Identification as a Tribal ID or Driver License

*Social Security Cards for entire household for eligibility

*Proof of income from employment for all adults

*Birth Certificates for children 0 to 5 yrs only

*FYI Tribal Percapita is not considered income.

Please continue to pay your utility bills after submitting your application into the LIHEAP Office. For more information, you may contact Lora Garcia Liheap Coordinator at 435-725-4878.


UIT WATER SYSTEMS PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Freezing temperatures is here, we are advising all water system costumers to leave your faucets running with a warm tickle to avoid water from freezing causing breaks within the meters or lines and detaching hose from outdoor faucet, all vacant homes must be turned off to avoid such breaks. Also, please do not flush wipes, paper towels or pour grease down drains. They are causing havoc along the sewer lines. Spring Amboh; Billing Clerk is asking all customers to update contact information such as mailing & physical addresses and phone number. She may be reached at 435-725-7088.

Usage of Alert media is in effect. Notifications will be sent via email or by text message.

All other inquiries and services you may contact Lelilah Longhair; Acting Water Systems Director at 435-725-4890 or Eli Chapoose; Construction foreman at 435-828-4898. Office receptionist Lloydie Arrowchis at 435-725-2877. Thank you from the Water System Staff.


UTE TRIBE TRANSIT: The Ute Indian Tribe Transit Department helps accommodate the transportation needs of the surrounding communities in the basin. We have three fixed routes that run Monday thru Thursday. We have morning routes and afternoon routes that run from Myton, Whiterocks, Randlett, and Roosevelt. When needing transportation to any appointments or to do your day to day activities we do have an On Demand Driver also who we can schedule your transportation with. You can call the office at 435-725-4984 anytime to schedule transportation we do ask you to call a day in advance. You will be placed on our board with time, pick up location and destination. Please be informed if you can’t make your scheduled pick up please call our office and inform us. If you are a no show to three scheduled pick up’s when you call you will be placed on the schedule at the driver’s discretion.

Our Boarding fees are as follows: Regular $1.00 / Children (1yr-7yrs) $0.50 / Students (8yrs-18yrs) $0.75 / Seniors (60yrs & older) $0.75. We also provide Passenger Discount Passes Tickets 10 – rides $8.00 / 20 – rides $16.00 / 30 – rides $24.00.

Student / Senior Discount are 10 – rides $7.00 / 20 – rides $14.00 / 30 – rides $21.00

Discount passes can be purchased at the office or from any Transit Driver.

For additional questions you may contact the Ute Tribe Transit at 435-725-4984 or Jeromy Groves at 823-8880 Ext: 4924.


UTE INDIAN TRIBE FISH & WILDLIFE: This is to inform members that the Fish and Wildlife Department will no longer be responsible of the towing of stuck or broke down personal vehicles. The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Officers will respond to the location the tribal member is stuck or broke down, in the event the vehicle needs to be left there until the tribal member arranges for a tow truck to retrieve the vehicle. The Fish and Wildlife Department will transport the tribal member to a safe location or their residence. It will be the Tribal Members responsibility to arrange for a tow truck themselves at their own expense. 


PUBLIC NOTICE TO TRIBAL MEMBERS: This is a public notice to all members of the Ute Indian Tribe. As many of you are aware, the Utah Division of Motor Vehicles has a history of charging vehicle sales taxes and fees on Tribal Members residing on Indian country lands within Uintah & Ouray Reservation boundaries. These tax and fee assessments are unlawful and outside the jurisdictional reach of the State of Utah. The Business Committee has been actively working to address this issue with the State of Utah. However, the Business Committee has been made aware of recent instances of the Roosevelt and Vernal Branches of the Utah Division of Motor Vehicles continuing this unlawful practice. If you are a Tribal member and you believe you have been unlawfully charged state sales tax or fees in connection with your vehicle, please supply any statements, receipts, or other supporting documentation to Mr. Logan Big Eagle he may be contacted at 303-926-5292 to make arrangements for submission of these material. You may also bring any supporting documentation to the Business Committee Secretary. Thank you for your attention to this notice.


WIOA “WORKFORCE INNOVATION & OPPORTUNITY ACT”: This 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 Accepting applications for the 2024 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:

Senior Citizens

Home Health Aide

Outreach Driver

Outreach Coordinator

Red Pine

Male House Manager

UIT Alcohol Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Licensed Clinician

Clinical Director

Prevention Specialist

Water System


Assistant Director


Adult Court

Court Administrator

Court Clerk – Tracker


Head Start


Maintenance Supervisor

Health & Safety Specialist

Natural Resource Dept.


BIA/OJS Law Enforcement

Public Safety Dispatch

Food Distribution Program

Foreman Manager

Air Quality

Monitor Technician

Emissions Specialist


Community Health Representatives

Ute Tribe General Assistance Program

Brownfield Coordinator

Juvenile Courts

Probation / Truancy

Child Welfare Attorney

Social Service


Assistance Director

Assistance Caseworker

Social Worker

Human Resources Department

Assistant H.R Director

Business Committee

Public Relations / Archive Specialist

Ute Language

Event Coordinator / Media

Uintah River High School

School Counselor


Randlett Laundromat

Environmental Health

Sanitation Truck Driver

Fish & Wildlife Department

Fish Hatchery Manager

Big Game Biologist

Tribal Housing


Victims of Crime



Data Entry Specialist

Royalty Management

Lead Auditor

Staff Auditor

Building Rehabilitation


Crew Boss




Lead Mechanic

Water Truck Driver

Wash Hand

Ute Plaza

Lead Cashier

Deli Worker

Meat Wrapper

Meat Cutter

Produce Stocker

Ute Enterprise

Senior Accountant

Accounting Clerk

Ute Crossing Grill & Lanes


Pin Chaser

Desk Clerk

Bowling Lead

Lead Line Cook

Ute Petroleum Fort Duchesne

Assistant Manager



KKC Worker

Ute Petroleum Myton

Deli Worker


Coffee House

Assistant Manager



THE NEXT UTE BULLETIN DEADLINE: Is Monday February 12, 2024 and the paper will be out Wednesday February 21, 2024. Please submit your articles and photos to reginaa@utetribe.com.

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