Ute Indian Tribe

UTE NEWS for the week of May 13, 2024

MykwH Good Morning Ute Country!


ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT: Is providing limited financial assistance to help tribal members 65+ with utility assistance contingent upon funding availability. This includes Gas/Propane, Water/Garbage, Electric and Phone. Payment will only be authorized for services that directly benefit the elder submitting an application for services, billing must be in the name of the elder requesting assistance. To apply you must complete an Elder Utility Assistance Form and submission of respective utility billing to the Administration Department for processing as soon as possible.


UIT SENIORS CENTER: Utility Bills from age group 55-74yrs we will no longer accept any bills. Seniors from the age 75-79yrs the Senior Dept. will continue to take bills until May 31, 2024. 80yrs and over will continue to have their utility bills taken care of, you must bring in your utility bill to the center. Also we will be doing yard work, maintenance, mowing, tree trimming, trash pickup, old objects removal (furniture, appliances, etc.) with Nathaniel Cornpeach at Senior Citizens. If any seniors are needing any of these things done give us a call so we may reach your need. Don’t forget the Pot Luck talking circle will be on Friday May 31, 2024 with the guest of Painted Horse for Q&A. 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:

  • 4th of July All Indian Coed Softball Tourney will be held on July 5th – 6th, 2024 in Roosevelt UT. Deadline is on June 26th half due by deadline to hold spot. Awards 1st – 4th MVP & All-stars & 220/240 USSSA Bats. Entry fee is $350. Discount hotel is the Best Western Plus Landmark = Code: “Softball”
  • 2024 Tri-Ute Games Held on July 10-13, 2024. Sporting event includes: Basketball, Co-Ed, Volleyball, Archery, Swimming, Skateboarding, Golf, Wrestling, and Traditional Hand Games. This is for Enrolled Tribal Members and 1st & 2nd Descendants with CIB. Boys & Girls Ages 9 – 18 yrs. We are looking for Athletes & Coaches for the upcoming Tri-Ute Games to be held in Ignacio Colorado this year. Come be a part of the Ute Tribe as a player or coach. Packets can be picked up at the Ute Tribe Recreation Dept and packets are due by May 3, 2024.

For additional questions contact UIT Recreation at 435.722.2249.



  • Whiterocks Bear Dance Fun Run/Walk on May 18, 2024 at 9:00am. T-shirts are first come first serve basis.
  • Lunch & Learn On May 23, 2024 topic is on Stroke Awareness. this will be held in the UIT Auditorium @ 12pm.
  • 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 & Stretching Classes Every Mondays from 11am-12pm at Painted Horse.
  • Women’s Fitness Group Every Friday Morning from 10:00am-12:00pm.

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


UTE TRIBE EDUCATION DEPT: 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.


UTE INDIAN TRIBE HUMAN RESOURCE: Is now accepting applications for the summer youth 2024 employment program. Program eligibility ages 14 – 21 years old. Deadline is on May 23, 2024.

*First session June 3, 2024

*Second session July 1, 2024

Limited positions available, for more information contact Dalene Copperfield SY Coordinator at (435) 725-4831.


UTE TRIBE HEAD START: Ute Tribe Head Start Mini Beardance 2024 will be held on May 2nd at 10:30am located at the Randlett Beardance Grounds. Parents please make sure your emergency contact list is up to date, it will be a half day for full day classes. For any other questions you may contact the main office at (435) 722-4506. Here are dates to remember:

- May 14th: Story Time with Larry Cesspooch @ 11:00am at the Head Start Admin. Bldg.

- May 15th: Field Day Activities at the Ft. Duchesne Gym @ 10:30am.

- May 16th: Whiterocks Bear Dance @ 10:30am.

- May 17th: Head Start Transition Day, Invitations coming soon.


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.


WATER SETTLEMENT UTE TRIBE AGRICULTURAL: Crop Grass Hay Sale Tuesday & Fridays Only, $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.


UTE INDIAN TRIBE FISH & WILDLIFE: The 2024 Big Game applications are ready to be picked up at the Fish & Wildlife Office 8am-4:30pm. Opening & Closing Date is April 8th – May 16th, 2024.

- Tribal Members you may register for the Cougar & Coyote Bounty Program at the UIT Fish & Wildlife Dept, Registration will need to be completed prior to the taking of any animal or bounty will not be paid. Bounty will end on May 30, 2024. There is also Spring/Summer exterior boundary Black Bear permits available. Additional question can be directed at 435-722-5511.


WHITEROCKS BEAR DANCE: Will be held May 16th-19th, 2024. Camping is available for trailers & teepees. Showers available at Whiterocks Community Bldg. and Whiterocks Laundromat. For more information, you may contact Paul Manning LaRose at 435-722-7705.


4TH OF JULY POWWOW: Will be held July 5-7, 2024.



  • 1ST Sundance: Chief Jerry C Tapoof will be held July 26-29, 2024. Feast on Monday July 29, 2024.
  • 2nd Sundance: Chief Henry Dawee Howell will be held August 16-19, 2024. Feast on Monday August 19, 2024.


LIHEAP/LIHWAP: Is no longer accepting applications for the Heating Program but will accept applications for elders only for 60 years and older. There is still funding for the Water Program. 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.


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’ dates are 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.


UIT SANITATION: Friendly Reminder avoid placing the following particles in trash bins and dumpsters. Rocks, dirt or sod, tree limbs, car parts, fence posts and wire, dead animals or animal parts, major appliances, hot ashes, batteries, bulky scrap metals, building materials or waste, oil or paint not contained in leak proof containers, bodily fluids. Should any of these particles be found at time of scheduled pick up, your garbage will be rejected for pick up. Also, be sure to have your bins out for pickup by 6am.


UIT WATER SYSTEMS PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: 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 costumers 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: 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.

- 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.


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.

Responsibilities: To perform various general or manual labor duties & cultural events (Bear dance, Powwow’s & Sundance’s) 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.


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

Outreach Coordinator


Home Health Aide


Security Officer

Mosquito Abatement

Mosquito Control Technician

Fish & Wildlife Law Enforcement


Conservation Officer

Red Pine

Male House Manager

UIT Alcohol Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Licensed Clinician

Prevention Specialist

Water System


Assistant Director

Head Start


Maintenance Supervisor

Health & Safety Specialist


Assistant Director

Human Resource

Assistant Director


Community Health Representative

BIA/OJS Law Enforcement

Public Safety Dispatch

Food Service Worker


Community Health Representatives

Juvenile Courts

Child Welfare Attorney

Social Service


Assistant Director

Assistance Caseworker (3)

Social Worker (2)

Health Specialist / Registered Nurse

Child Protection Service l

Mineral Revenue


Painted Horse Diabetes Prevention Prog.

Medical Driver

Fish & Wildlife Department

Fish Hatchery Manager

Big Game Biologist / Coordinator ll


Fish & Wildlife Parks and Outdoor

RV Park Host

Royalty Management

Lead Auditor

Staff Auditor

Building Rehabilitation

Crew Boss



Assistant Director

Drivers Education Teacher

Environmental Health

Equipment Operator

Revitalization Project

Project Manager

Victim of Crime



Data Entry Clerk

Ute Language

Event Coordinator / Media Specialist           

Ute Indian Housing Authority

Modernization & Development Director

Warehouse Clerk

Maintenance Supervisor

Foot Patrol 1&2




Lead Mechanic


Wash Hand

Ute Plaza

Lead Cashier

Meat Cutter

Trading Post Clerk

Trading Post Lead

Bakery Worker


Ute Enterprise

Data Entry Clerk

Ute Crossing Grill & Lanes

Assistant Manager

Bread Maker

Ute Petroleum Fort Duchesne



Coffee House

Assistant Manager


Bison Ranch

Ranch Hand



Utah Gas Corp

Facilities Operator/Field Mechanic

For more information, contact Ken Secrest at (435) 828-1450



Finley Resources-Uinta Wax

Office Cleaning Service Bid. Bring your bid in by the deadline - April 5, 2024 by 10:30am.

For more information, you may call (435) 722-2602

Office hours Monday – Thursday 7:00am-4:00pm / Friday 7:00am-11:00am

978 Crescent Road Roosevelt, UT 84066



Canyon Centuri Company

CDL Driver

Epoxy Laborer




Laborer I

Laborer II




Project Coordinator

Traffic Control Maintainer


For more information, you may call 480-290-1130 or via email @CanyonPipeline.com/Careers



Kinder Morgan Company

Plant Operator - Location is in Altamont, UT.


THE NEXT UTE BULLETIN DEADLINE: Is Monday May 20, 2024 and the paper will be out Wednesday May 29, 2024. Please submit your articles and photos to reginaa@utetribe.com.

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Turgrayahk Thank you for tuning into Ute News, may you all have an awesome week – weekend.


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