Ute Indian Tribe

 UTE NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF

OCTOBER 9, 2017

“Good Morning”, My friends and Relatives.

 

ATTENTION ALL TRIBAL MEMBERS:

General Council Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, at 10:00 am

Meeting will be held in the Tribal Auditorium, and Lunch will be served.

For more information, please contact the Tribal Office @ 722-5141.

 

COMMUNITY UPDATES:

Whiterocks Community: will be having a Community meeting Wednesday, October 11th at 6:00 pm. on the agenda:

Planning of the Grand Opening which will be Friday, October 13th at 12 noon, and lunch will be served.

Plan for the Halloween activities, which will be held Tuesday, October 31st , starting at 6:00 pm.

For more information contact: Greg Quinn, Community President @ 828-1501.

 

Richardsons/Tava Ma Wesi Community:

Elections and Community Meeting is schedules for today, Tuesday October 10th at 5:30 pm. at the Tava Ma Wesi Park.

1 Representative from Richardson, and 1 Representative from Tava Ma Wesi are need to work together for the welfare of our community, and 1 Secretary is needed to assist the two representatives who will work together in the best interest of our community. If you would like to serve our community, please plan on attend and come to the meeting.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM WATER SYSTEMS PROGRAM:

The Tribal Water System is conducting Routine Maintenance on the Whiterocks Spring Distribution this week, and Uriah Heeps Drinking Water System.

Please aware that the water might be cloudy and at times the pressure will be low.

ATTENTION: FROM UTE INDIAN HOUSING AUTHORITY:

Ute Indian Housing Authority is have a Tenant/Community Meeting, Friday, October 13th , at 10:00 am, at the Ute Indian Housing Authority Conference Room.

Refreshments will be provided.

 

NEWS UPDATE FROM JOURNEY INTO WELLNESS PROGRAM:

The Journey into Wellness/Healthy Heart Program Grant funding has come to an end. There will be changes made starting this week.

We loved serving our patients here, and going to miss you all. Please stop by and say Hi, we will be working through the end of October 2017.

Appointments at Journey into Wellness Center for diabetic wellness visits and dietian appointments will need to be made through the scheduling clerk and patient registration at the main Indian Health Service clinic. (435) 725-6815.

Metrix test strips and lancets will be distributed from the main clinic pharmacy. (435) 725-6875.

We will have diabetic wellness clinics Monday with Dr, Humphreys, Tuesdays with Dr. Durant, Wednesday, with Dr. Allred, and Thursday with Julie Cope.

We No longer have gym assistant. Gym hours are Monday-Thursday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm. and on Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Gym hours can change daily, depending on staff availability for coverage.

We will No longer have gym towels available. Please bring your own.

We will Not have rugs provided anymore, so please bring gym shoes to change into. And be cautious of what your shoes bring into the building. Use caution during the winter months, the floor may be slippery.

 

ATTENTION: INDIAN MINERAL OWNERS:

U.S. Department of the Interior Oil and Gas Royalty Question and Answer Session

Thursday, October 19, 2017, held at the Ute Crossing Grill, from 9:00 am – Noon. Ft. Duchesne, Ut.

You are invited to come and have your questions answered. Please bring any documents you would like to discuss.

For more information, please call: 800-982-3226.

 

ATTENTION TRIBAL MEMBERS: UPDATE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OFFICE:

Loan Application that are turned in at this time are going to be processed in January 2018, as we are very overwhelmed with Loan Applications, that are being processed on a first come, first serve basis.

For any questions, please contact the Accounting or Loan department.

 

HEALTH UPDATE FROM INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE:

I.H.S and Ute Indian Tribe have partnered to offer A FREE FLU VACCINATION CLINIC.

Thursday, October 12th , from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, held at the Fort Duchesne gym.

Please report any allergies when you check in.

For more information call Pam @ 725-6828, Rozanna @ 725-4987.

UPDATE FROM UTE FAMILY SERVICES:

Ute Family Services is planning a Halloween Party

Wednesday, October 18th , 2017. From 4 – 6:00 pm. At the Ute Family Services Building.

This is in support of Domestic Violence Awareness.

For more information, please call: (435) 725-4054.

 

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH:

Chilli and Fry Bread Cook-Off: Wednesday, October 25th , beginning at 10:00 – 11:30 am. In the parking lot at the Police Department ( We haven’t moved up to the New Justice Center)

No entry Fee, People you’ll be the Judge, Stop by to vote for your favorite.

Two Division: $100 pay- out for the best chili beans and Fry Bread.

Deadline line: to sign-up October 23rd before 4:00 pm.

Participants need to be set up before 10:00 am. (NO Indian time), please bring your own table, serving utensils & cooking item, Food must be kept warm at all times.

Sign-up with: Tahnee Myesha or Raylene, BIA Law Enforcement @ 722-2021.

 

OCTOBER IS “BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH:

Breast Cancer Mammovan, will be here today, Tuesday, October 10th from 8 to 12 pm.

The Mammovan will be here at the Ute Tribal Office in the parking lot area.

Vouchers are available for women that meet the income guidelines. Most health insurance will pay for prevention screenings.

Lots of great health resources and Incentives will be available.

To schedule your appointment or for more information call: Rozanna @ (435) 725-4987.

 

UPDATES FROM PAINTED HORSE PROGRAM:

Quill Club: meets every Wednesday evening from 5-7:00 pm, at Painted Horse. Light snacks will be provided.

Food Demo’s: Friday, October 20th , Topic: Pumpkin.

Food Demos will be held at Painted Horse from 9:30 am.

ATTENTION: Painted Horse Program Is out of funding: for Dentures, Eyeglasses, Hearing Aids and Shoes.

However for those of you, that have been approved, you have until November 30th to get your items.

October Domestic Violence Awareness Month:

Tuesday, October 10th – Mammovan will be here today.

Friday, October 13th – Witch’s Fun Run, at 5:00 pm, From the gym, to the Plaza. Witch’s hats will be provided to all walkers/runners.

Saturday, October 28th – Pumpkin Walk at 10:00 am from the gym, and there will be a Zumbathon at the gym starting at 1-4:00 pm, the same day.

Please be aware events may change. All our activities are free to the communities.

For more information contact: Painted Horse Office @ 725-4912, or 725-2916.

UTE TRIBE SENIOR NEWS:

ATTENTION ELDERS: THERE WILL NO LUNCH SERVED TODAY. Due to our staff is attending Funeral services for one of our Elder, Robert L. Cuch (Bobby)

October Activities:

The Exercising program will once again begin.

Tuesday, Oct. 10th – Winter Heating applications will be available.

Thursday, Oct. 19th - Tribal Holiday, Deer Hunt season.

Tuesday, Oct. 31st – Halloween Lunch, and Activities.

Ute Tribe Senior Title VI Meals & Transportation (Grant)

The Ute Senior Center meal service is from 11:30 – 12:30 pm, Monday – Thursday. Except on holidays and/or tribal events.

Remember there is a fee for those under 55 years of age, this includes all children.

The home delivered meals are for those Ute Seniors over 55 years of age and unable to leave their home. Home Bound Lunch delivery and drivers are in the field between 11:00-11:30 am to 1:00-2:00 pm. So if you are not going to be home due to appointments please call by 9:30 – 11:30 am.

All those needing transportation: must call ahead to schedule transportation, times from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday thru Thursday, except on Holiday/Tribal events.

Regular pick-up times for lunch to center starts around 10:30-11:30 am.

The Ute Senior Heating Program (Resolution 98-247)

For the upcoming 2017-2018, Ute Senior Winter Heating application is required this year and all heating bill must be submitted in person.

These applications will be available after October 16th, and the program will end on February 28th 2018. Each request is limited to ONE vendor and only three (3) requests, this includes fire wood requests.

Applications are required this year.

The Heating bill must be submitted.

Each request is limited to ONE vendor this includes Firewood

Only three requests per year this includes firewood requests.

2017 Ute Senior Center Winter Bazaar: is scheduled for December 6th & 7th , for 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, on both days. For more information contact: Ute Senior Arts & Crafts @ 725-4289, or 725-4286.

Also contact the following Tribal Departments for assists:

For outdoor water problems or trash call Ute Water Systems @ 722-5176

For Home repairs or chore services call Ute Bldg. Rehab. @ 722-1255

For minor home repairs, water problems indoors or all electrical problems call Ute Maintenance @ 722- 2256

For Medical transports only contact the CHR Program @ 722-3011.

We have a new secretary, Samantha Thompson, she is still learning about our process here at the Ute Senior Program so be patient.

UPDATES FROM THE UTE TRIBE PROSECUTION DEPARTMENT:

October 2017, Domestic Violence Month, “No excuse for Abuse” Events of Awareness.

Monday, October 16th – Ute Tribe Victim of Crime – Movie and Speaker, event will start at 9:00 am, in the Tribal Auditorium. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for participants.

Thursday, October 26th - Wednesday & Thursday: Ute Tribal VOCA, Health and Red Pine – Domestic Violence Awareness Conference – Speakers & Panels: Event will start at 8:30 am. Location TBA. Snack and lunch will be provided for participants 

Also: Red Pine – Teen Program and Activity:

This event will start at 1:00 pm at the Fort Duchesne Gym.

Tuesday, October 31st – Ute Tribe Head start Program: Trick or treat Activity: Event will start at 10:00 am , held at Tava-Ma-Wees Park. All Carnival activities is for everyone. Refreshments, and door prizes given. We hope to see you there!

All other activities is along Painted Horse schedule.

 

NEWS FROM THE UTE LANGUAGE PROGRAM:

September – December 2017

Ute Language Classes every Wednesday evening from 5:00 – 6:00 pm.

Teacher: Mrs. May Lee Mountain

Ute Language classes for our Ute community.

Mrs. Reed will be helping kid’s group beginning in October.

Please bring your favorite potluck dish to share!

Classes are taught at the Uintah River High School Classroom.

 

UP-DATE FROM PRIME-TIME 4 KIDS: LITTLE BLOSSOM CENTER:

We have Free Development Evaluation for children, birth to 3 yrs. Old.

Evaluation testing includes:

Gross Motor

Fine Motor

Self Help

Social Emotional Skills

Receptive & Expressive Language

Hearing & Vision Screening

For more information please call (435) 722-5654.

Office Hours: Monday thru Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm.

 

UPDATES FROM THE RECREATION DEPARTMENT:

Sunday, October 15th 2017. Fall Carnival, From 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

$10.00 Wrist Bands with Unlimited Fun!, Come celebrate Fall with the whole family.

Movie (TBA) following the Carnival at 5:15 pm.

There will be Pumpkin Carving Contest for all ages, Basketball shot game, Cake Walk, Iron Man Obstacle Course, 130 Obstacle Course, and many more activities.

If you have any questions please call the Recreation Office @ 722-2249.

Jr. Jazz Registration now open.

We are preparing for the Jr. Jazz Basketball season, we are excited for the new 2017-2018 season. W first must have everyone register and sign-up! You can do this online at rooseveltcity.com.

For 1st through 12th grades.

Jr. Jazz emphasizes the development of teamwork and fundamental basketball skills, accompanied by positive adult participant.

Registration Deadline: October 31st

 

UP-COMING CERTIFIED FOOD MANAGER TRAINNG:

Training is provided by the Indian Health Service Office of Environmental Health & engineering.

This one-day course is open to any Tribal members or individual working in or operating a food establishment in Tribal Communities who wished to obtain Nationally Recognized Certification in Food Safety Management, as required for food service operations. This course will provide Food Service Manages with a better understanding of the Food and Drug Administration’s 2013 Food Code and the requirements of the Indian Health Service.

Training Date: November, 15th 2017. From 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Held at the Ute Crossing Grill.

There is NO FEE for this course however, each participant is required to purchase a ServSafe Manager Book 7th edition with an exam answer sheet from the National Restaurant Association. Cost of the book and exam sheet is $70.30, plus shipping and Tax.

Classroom size is limited to 30 students. Advanced registration is required.

For more information contact: Adam Mannarino @ (435) 722-5911.

 

ATTENTION: SEARCH & RESCUE TEAM:

Search & Rescue Team is holding their next monthly meeting Saturday, October 14th at 3:00 pm.

Topic: Building better Communication. Meeting is held at their Command Post in Ballard, on the North side of Highway 40.

The team is inviting all Community Presidents to attend this meeting to helpc build better communication.

For more information contact: Jerry @ 724-1918.

 

UPDATE FROM THE HEAD START PROGRAM:

Ute Indian Tribe Head Start will have a Halloween Literacy activity for the Head Start Children. Children ages range from Three to Five.

The children are learning the shapes of the letters in the alphabet and the sound the letters make to form words. If your department would like to participant you are welcome to being a short story to read to a group of 19 children. We have a total of 215 children.

If you would like to give the children a treat, we require non-edible treats. Items must be bigger than 1 ½ inch in diameter to prevent a choking hazard.

October 31st , 2017. At 10:30 am. at the Head Start Office in Fort Duchesne.

Examples of allowable treats: Stickers, note pads/note books, cups, play dough, bubbles, coloring books, crayons, etc.

Please NO Balloons at all!!

The children can, but are not required to dress up or wear face paint. Come out and enjoy the activity with the children and staff of Head Start.

For details or questions call 722-4506, or 725-4866.

 

GRIEF SUPPORT DAY FOR PARENTS AND SIBLINGS:

Primary Children’s Hospital is offering a grief support day, free of charge, to parents and families who have experience the death of a child. This one day grief support offers a safe space to talk about your child and the grief your family is experiencing. You will meet other parents, and you will have the opportunity to share and learn with them. Snacks and lunch will be provided. Saturday, October 14th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Held at in Vernal, at the City Building at 374 East Main Street.

For more information call: (801) 662-3778.

 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS: WITH UTE INDIAN TRIBE

For the week of

SEPTEMBER 26, to OCTOBER 9, 2017

(NOTE: Tribal Preference will be exercised)

Tribal Courts – Bailiff

Prosecution – Tribal Prosecution

Grievance Committee – (2) Non-Tribal members, & (1) Tribal member

UTERO – Compliance Officer

Natural Resource Sclerocactus Plan – Seasonal Biological Technician

Ute Family Services – Guardian Ad Litem

Security – Security Office

Transit – Transit Bus Driver, Secretary

Red Pine – Male House Manager, & Cook

Accounting – Financial Reporting Officer

BIA/Law Enforcement – Tribal Police Office

Community Health Representive – CHR

Air Quality – Emissions Clerk

Education – Media Specialist/Librarian VKT Library

Education – JOM/Tutor Mentor,

Education - UHS Girls Head Basketball Coach (deadline Oct. 9th )

Fish & Wildlife – Fishery Biologist !

Senior Citizens Program – Assistant Head Cook

Sports Fish Management – Hatchery Assistant

Head Start – Bus Driver, &  Family Engagement Advocate

Building Rehab. – Maintenance Worker/Driver, & Work Crew Supervisor

Closing date for this job announcement: October 9th , 2017 by 4:30 pm.

For more information contact the Human Resources Office @ 725-4017

 

UTE TRIBAL ENTERPRISES, LLC: CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

For more information, please call Ute Tribal Enterprises LLC @ 435-722-3136, or stop by any location and visit with the managers.

 

BULLETIN DEADLINES:

The next Bulletin deadline date: Thursday, October 12th , 2017.

Bulletin will be out Friday, October 20th , 2017

Please, submit your articles and photos to the Ute Bulletin Office, Or to Kermit Wopsock @kermitw@utetribe.com, or Charlotte Navanick @ charlotten@utetribe.com.

 

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