Ute Indian Tribe

Ute News for the Week of November 15, 2021

Good Morning Ute Country!



Would like to encourage the following due to the increase cases of COVID-19:

Continue wearing face masks, continue to wash and sanitize your hands, and stay at home as much as possible.

If you are not vaccinated, please wear the face mask, continue sanitizing your hands and consider getting vaccinated.

This virus isn’t going anywhere, please be safe.

The Ute Tribe Business Committee would like to see our membership COVID-19 free. Thank you for your cooperation! Stay Safe, and stay Ute Proud…Ute Indian Tribe Business Committee.



- Reminder Ordinance 13-014 dated March 27, 2013. Banning Pit-Bull Terriers and Japanese Akitas from the Lands of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation. The Business Committee has concluded that banning these inherently vicious animals is the proper action to take to protect the health and welfare of the Tribe and its members and agents. Animal control officer who has probable cause to believe a vicious dog shall have the authority to take possession of the dog in the name of the Tribe. Penalties associated with fines & costs or destructions of dog will be implemented. You may view the full ordinance in the Ute Bulletin Paper. For any question you may contact Fish & Wildlife @ 435-722-5511

- Would like to update all tribal members that we have released 150 Chukars in the Lower Hill Creek area and released pheasants in the wetlands and myton areas, randlett farm and along the river corridor up to Uriah Heeps on tribal land. Upland Game Licenses can be picked up at the Ute Tribe Fish and Wildlife Office or Ute Plaza for non-tribal members. 

- As stated there may be some confusion on the general deer exterior boundary permit. The season dates are listed on the top and extended archery is the only date that goes until November 30, 2021.  This is an archery hunt meaning you must hunt with approved archery equipment.  Please refer to the Utah Hunting Regulations for the areas open to the extended archery season.  Any legal weapon deer season ended on October 31, 2021 for the exterior boundary permits.  Please do not hunt outside season dates or with the wrong weapon as it is against regulations. 



The Emergency Employment Program is in full operation. If you are interested in participating in the Emergency Employment program contact Lena Duncan, Assistant Human Resources Director at 435.722.5141.



Community Health Representatives Area Rotation November 8 – 19, 2021:

Rotation: Randlett, Sunshine Acres, Gusher, Lapoint, Tridell, La Mesa, Foothill Apartments, Hilltop, Richardsons, Whiterocks, Yellowstone, and Senior Apartments. CHR Darci Lira #435-828-2354.

Rotation: Roosevelt, Myton, Bridgeland, Altamont, Arcadia, Neola, Vernal, Alterra, Coonsville, and Indian Bench. CHR Jaclyn Redfoot #435-823-2311.

- Its Flu season, time for the flu vaccine, if you or anyone you know needs transportation to get their Flu shot, just give the CHR department a call and we can assist with transportation or arrange an appointment to the vaccine clinic or local health facilities. (435) 722-3011 or (435) 823-2123



Rock Your Indigenous (Outfit of the day) Contest November 12-20, 2021 Deadline is November 20, 2021. Outfit may include: Mocs, Ribbon Skirt, Ribbon Shirt, Beadwork. Please No Regalia. Age Division 5yrs & younger, 6-10yrs, 11-15yrs, 16 & Older. How to enter contest: Please send your photo to UIT Recreation

Facebook Messenger Page. Email: odessias@utetribe.com for more information contact Recreation @ 435-722-2249



Please use the following numbers:

Medical Appointments: 725-6802 or 725-6870

Pharmacy: 725-6873

Eye Appointment: 725-6829

Dental Appointment: 725-6881 and taking Walk-In’s

Referrals (PRC): 725-6832 or 725-6879 or 725-6868

The U&O IHS Clinic will continue to partner with Tribal Emergency Management for the Community COVID and Flu Vaccination Clinics at the Fort Duchesne Community Center. These Community Clinics will be Wednesdays 2pm to 4pm. The Pfizer vaccine will be offered to all that are 12 years and older and Flu vaccine will be available to 3 yrs. and older.

                                                POINTS TO REMEMBER                                                                      

  • When to get tested? Must wait at least 5 days after confirmed exposure to someone that is COVID positive.
  • Get tested if you have symptoms: runny nose, sinus congestion, cough, fever, loss of taste, sore throat, headaches, shortness of breath, and body aches.
  • Getting tested without known exposure or without having symptoms is using tests and resources that need to be saved for those that have been exposed and for those that do have symptoms.
  • The U&O IHS Clinic is asking that all that enter the Clinic to wear a mask and use hand sanitizer. Some patients are giving push back and those that do not comply will be asked to leave until they are willing to wear a mask.
  • Drive through COVID testing is by appointment only at the U&O IHS Clinic, Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Friday 9am to 11am and 1:30pm to 3pm and on Thursday 1:30pm to 3pm. Call 435-725-6815 for an appointment.
  • The U&O IHS Clinic will continue to offer COVID vaccinations at all clinic appointments.
  • Please DO NOT ENTER the U&O IHS Clinic if you have been exposed to a known positive COVID person or if you have any COVID symptoms.



Hay Sales on Tuesday & Friday Only. No Exceptions! First cut only. Alfalfa and Grass Hay $45.00 per bale. Average weight 3 Bales per 1 ton. Tribal members are limited to 18 bales per month no semi loads no holds no exceptions. Tribal member must be present of time of sale and have valid Tribal I.D No Exceptions. If you have any questions, please call the office @ 435-722-3136 or Clark Jones @ 435-823-7433



All Ute Tribe water users please contact the Water department to update your telephone contact information. The “Emergency Alert Notification System” is up and operating. If you do not yet receive critical information and water notifications, please call Spring at 435.725.7088 or Jenna at 435.725.4922 to update your information.



- Turkey Trot November 20, 2021 @ 12pm. All participants will meet at the Painted Horse Building and walk down by the Ute Social Services Building to Forestry and back up on the main road. Please dress for the weather bikes and scooters are welcome, lite refreshments will be served.

Only those that have been fully vaccinated will be allowed in the gym. You will need to fill out a form and a Painted Horse staff member has to sign off that they have seen your vaccine card.  Everyone will need to go through equipment orientation with Jenny or Vodne so you know how to use the equipment properly. Once you have gone through orientation and have filled out the form, you are welcome to use the gym. For more information, contact 435-725-4911.



Honor Your Indigenous Outfit of the Day Contest November 12-20 Deadline is Nov. 20, 2021. Outfit may include: Ribbon Skirt, Ribbon Shirt, Mocs & Bead Work. Please No Regalia. Age Division: 55-64yrs, 65-74yrs, 75-84yrs, & 8yrs Up. How to enter the Contest: Send your photo to UIT Senior Citizens Center Messenger. Email: doylenec@utetribe.com if you have any questions please contact there office @ 435-725-4282

Seniors department is accepting new heating applications and the Elder Intake forms for the Year 2021-2022, Please complete this simple form so we may be able to better serve your needs.

With the weather getting cooler please look at your propane tanks and see what percentage you have left, so we can let the company know how much is in your tank.

Continue with placing coolers by your door for the meal delivery person, after Thursday clean out and sanitize your cooler some coolers have water from the rain or dust from the wind.

Our Indian Health Service Nurse Practioner is available for home visits: Tabbath Darby 435-401-0296 Leave a message if no answer.

- Our Outreach/drivers are all available to transport from 8:30 am to 10:00am and then afternoon from 1:30 pm to 4:00pm

David Sorenson (435) 725-4289

Doylene Cesspooch (435)725-4288

Fabian Jenks (435)725-4284

Leomy Atwine (435) 725-4282

Due to unforeseen circumstances there will not be any food prep or delivery for Tuesday November 16, 2021 they have a staff shortage in their kitchen and drivers. We encourage you to continue to call our kitchen staff Leonard Thompson or Maria Jenks and Debra Penningjack for meal cancellation or for any questions regarding menu – (435)725-4295



Everybody Welcome. Holiday meal curbside pick-up only. Sunday November 21, 2021 @ 12:30pm located at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Whiterocks.



Applications are now available. You will need…

  • Identification: Tribal ID or Driver’s license
  • Copy of utility bill (electric, gas, propane, name/address of the provider & account number
  • Social Security card (s) for entire household (for eligibility)
  • Proof of income for all adults employed in the household (most recent last two paycheck stubs)
  • Social Security, SSI (disability), Veterans Benefits, Food Stamps (Copy of check/bank statements and/or documentation of funds)
  • Birth Certificate for children 0 to 5 years old ONLY!

For any questions contact Liheap @ 725-4878 or 725-4023


- Is seeking donations to start the supply closet. They are starting this pantry in response to the increasing need we have seen in our communities. We are seeking donations items that are new and or unopened nonperishable food items, hats, gloves, scarves, coats, feminine products, socks, hygiene products (tooth brush, tooth paste, etc.) Laundry Detergent, softener, soap, body, hand, shampoo.

- Volunteers to sort and pack food, Deliver 80+ Thanksgiving Food Boxes. We will present

Thanksgiving food boxes to families in need from Eagle View Elementary and Lapoint Elementary and to families of recently deceased tribal members.  If you would like to Volunteer or Donate contact: Korin Shavanaux – Dunn @ 435-725-4083.

- UIT Higher Education is NOW accepting Tribal & BIA Scholarship applications. Applications are due November 30, 2021. Spring 2022 Applications are available online at www.utetribeeducation.org



-Free Development Evaluation for children, birth to 33 months old. Evaluation testing includes:

Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Self Help, Social-Emotional Skills, Receptive & Expressive Language, and Hearing & Vision Screening

- Also PrimeTime 4 Kids is looking for a part-time Receptionist/Activities Coordinator located at our Little Blossom Center in Ft. Duchesne. For more information please call: (435) 722-5654 Office Hours: Monday–Thursday, from 8:00 am–4:00 pm



- Wellbriety “Mending Broken Hearts” Native American Grief Recovery Meeting. Meeting times: Every Wednesday 10am – 11:30am. Call Rebecka McNeil to sign up @ 435-725-2868

- Building Healthy Boundaries Group all are welcome every Tuesday from 3 to 4 pm. All classes are held on the Zoom platform. To sign up contact UIT A/SAPP @ 435-722-3234

- 6-week Anger Management Class Every Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:30pm. All classes are held on the Zoom platform.

- Stepping Stones A.A. 12 Step Recovery Meeting Discussion Thursday’s at 12pm noon on zoom. For more information on how to get started with Anger Management Class’s or Stepping Stones A.A. 12 Step Recovery contact Adam Twiss @ 435-823-0837.




- GIS Coordinator

Adult Court

- Public Defender

Adult Probation

- Adult Probation Officer

Uintah River High School

- Special Education Aide

Natural Resource

- Manager

- Assistant Manager

Social Service

- Guardian Ad Litem

- Director

Head Start

- Cook

- Maintenance Supervisor

- Bus Driver

Senior Citizens

- Home Health Aide

- Secretary

- Outreach Manager

Red Pine

- Cook

- Male House Manager

- Female House Manager


- Attendance Tracker

- Family Education Liaison

Fish & Wildlife Big Game Enhancement

-         Range Tech / Bison

Fish & Wildlife

-         Conservation Officer


-         Assistant Switchboard Operator

-         Receptionist

Building Inspection

-         Building Inspector

Water Systems

-         Coordinator


-         Security Officer

Energy & Minerals

-         Oil & Gas Specialist

BIA / OJS Law Enforcement

-         School Resource Officer

-         Public Safety Dispatch

Water Rights Commission

-         Tribal Water Resource Director

Alcohol/Substance Abuse Prevention Program

-         Operation Assistant

-         Licensed Clinician

Utero Commission

-         Receptionist


-         Coordinator

-         Laborer

-         Whiterocks Laundromat


-         Community Health Rep.

Building Rehab

-         Plumber


-         Community Worker

Ute Energy

-         Water Transfer Tech



Ute Enterprise, LLC

- Chief Financial Officer

- Director

- Bison Manager

- Bison Assistant Manager

Ute Plaza

- Cashier

- Produce Worker

- Meat Cutter


- Lead Mechanic

- Diesel Mechanic

- Shop Hand

- Wash Hand

Fort Duchesne Ute Petroleum

- Lead Cashier

- Krispy Crunchy Chicken Worker

Myton Ute Petroleum

- Cashier

Ute Crossing Grill

- Server

- Cashier / Hostess

- Prep Cook

- Dish Washer / Busser

- Line Cook

For more information, contact: The Human Resource Office @ (435-725-4017)



The next Bulletin Deadline: Monday November 22, 2021. Bulletin will be out: Wednesday December 1, 2021. Please submit your articles and photos to Ute Bulletin Office to, reginaa@utetribe.com,



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Have a great week!