Ute Indian Tribe

UTE NEWS for the week of
May 9, 2022

Good Morning Ute Courtry!


Per Resolution 22-072 all Covid19 restrictions have been lifted, effective immediately

including the Mask Mandate. The Mandatory Vaccination Policy is still in place.

All individuals conducting business with the Business Committee are required to show proof of vaccination prior to entering Business Committee Chamber

Additional questions may be directed to Kirby Arrive @ 435-725-4035


Community Health Representatives Area Rotation Schedule goes as follows:

CHR Jaclyn Redfoot can be reached at 435-823-2311

The areas she will cover are, Randlett, Sunshine Acres, Gusher, Lapoint, Tridell, La Mesa, Foothill Apartments, Hilltop, Richardsons, Whiterocks, Farmcreek, Yellowstone, and Senior Apartments.

CHR Darci Lira can be reached at 435-828-2354

The areas she will cover are, Roosevelt, Myton, Bridgeland, Altamont, Arcadia, Neola, Vernal, Alterra, Coonsville, and Indian Bench.

Questions can be directed to the CHR office @ 435-722-3011

The UTE TRIBE SENIOR PROGRAM  would like to inform the elders that this

month we will continue outreach for Fort Duchesne, Richardson’s, Tavamuwisi and surrounding areas. Please direct questions, comments, and concern to Eva Myore at 725-

4283 or 823-1060

EMERGENCY EMPLOYMENT is in full operation. If you are interested in

participating, contact Program Director Julitha Serawop at 435.725.4055.

UTE TRIBE RECREATION Department announcements are as follows:

- We will be participating in Tri-Utes in Towaoc CO. July 25th – 28th. We have athlete, coaching and chaperone applications available at the recreation office so please stop by

to pick one up. Registration deadline is May 12, 2022 at 4:00pm. Late Registration deadline is May 20, 2022 at 2:00pm.

Any questions can be directed to Recreation at 435-722-2249. Or stop by their office

UTE TRIBE ENTERPRISES LLC will have open interviews on May 11th from 11am-

5pm in Myton at the Ute Petroleum. They are looking to fill Full time, Part time, and

Temporary positions. For more information please contact Human Resources at 435-

725-4831 or Ute Petroleum at 435-725-5514.


as follows.

-May 14th @ 10 am Ft. Duchesne Bear Dance Walk at the Pow-wow grounds.

-Senior exercise at Whiterocks Community bldg. will be May 31st and June 1st from 10 to 11 am.

- Gym Use will be available only to those that have been fully vaccinated. Orientation is

required so you know how to use the equipment properly. For more information, contact

Painted Horse @ 435-725-5040 or Jessica at 435-823-2737.

-The Women Infant and Child Program will be every Wednesday from 9am-4pm at painted horse. For more information contact Holly at 435-725-4513 or 435-247-1192.

The 2022 INTERTRIBAL OPIOID WELLNESS SUMMIT Will take place in Vernal

on June 22nd – 24th, 2022. Pre-conference events for first responders will be on June 21st,

2022. For information about participation and sponsorship opportunities, please contact

Valentina Sireech at 435-722-1200.

RANDLETT COMMUNITY on Sunday evenings, Narcotic Anonymous Meetings will

proceed at 7pm. Anyone in need of a meeting, please feel free to come and join. Zoom will also be available upon request for those who cannot be there in person, thank you all for your time. Jonas Grant Sr. 435-621-8680.

SHOSHONE LANGUGAGE REUNION SIGN UP are now taking place. Departure

will be June 20, 2022 & Returning Date will be June 25, 2022. At this time only vaccinated seniors ages 65 and older are eligible to sign up. If you want to attend you

still have time to get vaccinated. Rooms will be provided to the seniors who ride the bus.

To sign up call Ronee K at 435-823-1139


Big Game Applications are out and being accepted until May 26, 2022.

Please take the time to complete your applications properly your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Feel free to stop by the UIT Fish and Wildlife Office to pick up and submit a Big Game Application.

-Please be advised that the Ute Indian Tribe Fish and Wildlife Big Game Enhancement. Department is starting a bounty program for Raccoons and Skunks from May 2-June 30,

2022 or until funding runs out.

Please call Jamie Arrive with any questions 435-828-8033 or email at


U&O IHS CLINIC has their vaccination and immunization clinic for all types of

vaccinations and immunizations for all ages every Wednesday at the Wellness Center from 1 to 4pm. Please call 725-6815 to get on the clinic schedule.

From now on all medication prescriptions will need to be picked up and electronically signed for inside the U&O IHS clinic at the pharmacy window. The pharmacy will no

longer be able to deliver medications out to the parking lot.

All who enter the IHS Clinic MUST wear a mask covering their mouth and nose. Please make an appointment for your COVID shot by calling 725-6815.

U&O Wellness Center has a new Public Health Nurse. Eve O’Pray-Nichols, RN, has been working with Diabetic patients at the Wellness Center and is excited to take her knowledge and skills out into the community. Eve has been instrumental in getting the U&O IHS Wellness Center Diabetic Program accredited as a Nationally Recognized Diabetic Education Program

The TRIBAL LAW ENFORCEMENT Assistant at the U&O Bureau of Indian Affairs

Office of Justice Services is in the process of compiling a complete list of all Tribal Police Officers and Dispatchers (living and deceased). If you are able to assist with this list and have a photograph of the law enforcement officer or dispatcher, preferably in uniform, please contact Tahnee Pegaroose, Tribal Law Enforcement Assistant at

435.725.4206 or email at tahneep@utetribe.com

UTE INDIAN HOUSING AUTHORITY has the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA)

Program available and now accepting applications for its Homeowner Assistance Fund

For eligibility requirements and additional information please contact the Ute Indian

Housing Authority @ 435-722-4656

LIHEAP now has applications available. For a list of required documents and an

application please contact the LIHEAP office at 725-4878 or 725-4023

WATER SYSTEMS would like to kindly Remind patrons, DO NOT Flush paper

towels, facial tissues, baby wipes, or flushable wipes. Flushing these items will cause issues in the sewer lines and septic tanks. Please only flush toilet paper

ALSO - Trash cans need to be curb side by 7am; homes with two trash cans, place them a foot apart. There are dumpsters in the communities to accommodate larger items. Questions can be directed to Water Systems department by calling 435-725-4922


now accepting application for Alcohol & Drug Residential Treatment. You may pick up an intake packet or stop by for more information. Question can be directed to Betty Lee at 435-722-9906 or 435-725-2833.

- Intake/Assessments are done on Thursdays from “7am to 10am & 1pm to 3pm”

Intake/Assessments take approximately 2 hours.

- Wellbriety “Mending Broken Hearts” Native American Grief Recovery Meetings are

every Wednesday from 10am – 11:30am. Call Rebecka McNeil to sign up at 435-725-


-AA meetings are Monday nights 7pm-8pm for more information call 722-9906

-NA meetings are Wednesday nights and holidays 7pm-8pm for more information call


ENVIROMENTAL HEALTH SERVICE would like to announce that vendors

planning to participate in multiple Bear Dances or the upcoming Pow-wow in June are required to attend one of the following meetings.

   Thursday May 12th. 5pm – 6pm at the Fort Duchesne Community Center

   Friday May 13th. 10am – 11am at the Fort Duchesne Community Center

   May 18th @ 5:30pm – Whiterocks Community Building

   May 26th @ 5pm – Myton Community Building

If you have food safety questions? Complaints, Concerns, Questions, Training Requests, if it is on Tribal land, your EHO can assist. Call Paula Morgan at 435-545-7233.

HEADSTART registration will be every Friday starting April 22, 2022 from 9-11 am at

the Headstart Administration building located at 6640 East Bottle Hollow Loop Road in

Fort Duchesne, Utah. For more information call the Headstart office at 435-722-4506.

THERE WILL BE AN OPEN HIGH SCHOOL TEEN BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT & a 12 and under co-ed basketball tournament June 17-18, 2022.

Questions regarding this event can be directed to Jamie Arrive at 435-724-5553.


Headstart will be hosting their miniature version of the Bear Dance on May 12,

2022 at 10 a.m. at the Fort Duchesne Bear Dance grounds.

It is a family oriented event and they are requesting that there be NO VENDORS, but the community is welcome to attend. For more information you may contact Ute Tribe Headstart Program at 435-722-

4506 or 435-725-4861.

UTE BEAR DANCE IN FORT DUCHESNE will be held May 13th – 16th, 2022.

Feast will be Monday May 16th.

WHITEROCKS OLD STYLE BEAR DANCE will be held May 19th – 22nd, 2022.

Sunrise Flag Ceremony will be held every morning at 8:00am with Breakfast at 8:30am & Lunch at

12pm. Events will go as followed:

- Thursday May 19th, Bear dance Creation Story will be at 1pm. Bear dance will start at 3pm.

- Friday May 20th, Dress making demo at 9am. Cradle Board demo at 10am. Women’s Shinny Game at

1pm. Bear dance at 3pm and Traditional hand game at 5pm.

- Saturday May 21st, Painted Horse Walk/Run at 9am. Kids Parade at 12pm. Kid Games at 1pm. Bear dance at 3pm.

- Sunday May 22nd, Horse Parade at 11am. Bear dance at 1pm. Honoring BC Ute Indian Business

Committee at 3pm. Feast at 6pm and Turkey Dance at 7pm.

If you have any additional questions you may contact Bear Dance Chief Paul LaRose at 435-722-7705.

SOUTHERN UTE BEAR DANCE will be held May 27th – 30th, 2022.

Bear Dance Corral Blessing will be at 10:30am Friday May 27th, 2022. Bear Dance Feast will be held

at 12pm on Monday May 30th, 2022.

For vending information, you may call 970-563-2983 or for additional questions you may contact Bear

Dance Chief Matthew J. Box at 970-759-7083.

UTE MOUNTAIN UTE BEAR DANCE will be held June 3-6, 2022

WHITE MESA UTE BEAR DANCE will be held September 2-5, 2022


This is an update from Jerry C. Tapoof, July Sundance Chief: I have set the tentative dates of July 29th & 30th, with the feast on August 1, 2022 for this year’s Sundance.

Questions can be directed to Jerry C. Tapoof at 435-724-1918.


looking for new members from the Uintah & Ouray Indian Reservation. Contac Larry

London, Vice-Commander at 435-671-1966 or Corwin Murray, Squad Leader 435-401-


JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS for the Ute Indian Tribe and Ute Tribe Enterprise’s are

available online at  www.utetribe.com or at the Human Resource office. Current Job Openings with a closing date of May 17, 2022 are as follows

Justice Center: Public Defender, Criminal Clerk, Process Server, Baliff, Public Safety

Dispatch, Prosecutor, SORNA Law Enforcement Specialist, RedPine: Male House Manager, Female House Manager Headstart: Cook, Bus Driver

Administration: Receptionist

F&W: Conservation Officer, Seasonal Wildlife Tech, Vector Tech, Bison Range Tech, Hatchery Manager, Hatchery Tech,



Mosquito Abatement: Technician Food Distribution: Warehouse Help Education: Receptionist

Senior Dept: (2) Outreach Drivers

UTERO: Director

Recreation: Director

Social Service: Director, Guardian Ad Litem

Mineral Revenue: Director

Security: Officer, Officer Supervisor

Water System: Coordinator

Ute Energy: Water Transfer Tech, Administrative Assistant

Ute Housing Authority: Development Manager, Maintenance Worker, Foot Patrol,

Ute Enterprise:

Coffee House: Manager

Ute Petroleum: Cashier and deli worker

Plaza cashier/stocker/Meat Cutter/Meat Wrapper

Crossing Grill: hostess/server, breadmaker, prep cook, linecook, dishwasher

UOWS: Shop Hand

The next UTE BULLETIN DEADLINE is Monday May 9, 2022 and the paper will be

out Wednesday May 18, 2022. Please submit your articles and photos to reginaa@utetribe.com.

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