Ute Indian Tribe

UTE NEWS for the week of July 25, 2022

Good Morning Ute Country!

UTE INDIAN TRIBES COVID RESTRICTION: Per Resolution 22072 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

Also by order of the Chairman of the Ute Indian Tribe, Stage I Fire Restriction have been imposed until rescinded. This applies to all land within the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation. Keep our land safe. Additional questions may be directed to Kirby Arrive @ 435-725-4035


Here at the Senior Center we have been enjoying the company of the elders who dine in or pick up meals, as well as come in and ask questions. If there is any questions or suggestions, you may have please don’t hesitate to call the center at 435.725.4282 or Doylene at 435.725.4288 or you may contact Acting Director Lelilah Longhair at 435.725.4890 or at 823.1217. We have 1 laborer so as the yard work request comes we are getting to them as soon as we can. No meals on August 01, 2022 it is a tribal holiday for the 1st Sundance. Reminder to please leave a cooler for the meal delivery to put your meals in or if you’re not going to be home please call the center. We still have vacancies with the department. A Director and Outreach Drivers. You may contact the UIT HR Dept at 435.722.5141 or Julitha Serawop at Emergency Employment at 435.725.4055. For additional questions you may contact Ute Tribe Seniors at 435.725.4282.

EMERGENCY EMPLOYMENT: is in full operation. They are hiring Sundance workers. Must fill out a W-4 form, a 1-9 form and submit two forms of I.D. If you are interested in participating, contact Program Director Julitha Serawop at 435.725.4055.

UTE BULLETIN PUBLIC RELATIONS: Is looking for performers August 4, 2022 at 7pm for Ute Tribe U.B.I.C Night. For more information, call Regina Arrowgarp @ 435.725.4941


UTE TRIBE RECREATION: announcements are as follows

- Open CO-ED Basketball Tournament August 26-27th, 2022. Ages 18+ Entry fee $175 and $80 deposit in needed to be put on the bracket.

- Utes Football Registration. Age divisions are 3 Ed-4th 5th-6th & 7th-8th Seeking coaches in all age divisions, application are available at the UIT Recreation Office. Any questions can be directed to Recreation at 435-722-2249. Or stop by their office



  • Strong Warriors Weigh Lifting Challenge Saturday September 3rd, 2022. Weigh in is at 8:00am-9:15am Competition starts at 9:30am. This will be located at the Painted Horse Diabetes Program. For more information, you may call 435.725.4913
  • Little Ponies Youth Day Camp. Ages 8 through 15 on August 1st to the 3rd 2022. Signups at the Painted Horse.
  • Meet with a Diabetes Educator First Tuesday of the month from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at the Painted Horse Building.
  • The Women Infant and Child Program will be every Wednesday from 9am-4pm at painted horse. For more information, contact Holly at 435725-4513 or 435-247-1192.
  • Reminder 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.

U&O IHS CLINIC: Has their vaccination and immunization clinic for all ages every Wednesday at the Wellness Center from I 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.

- Certified Food Manager Training provided by the Indian Health Service Office of Environmental Health & Engineering. Training date is Friday September 16, 2022 at 8:30am-5:00pm Training location will be at the Ute Crossing Grill 7491 US 40 in Fort Duchesne UT. Advanced Registration is Required. For questions contact Environmental Health Officer Paula Morgan at 435.545.7233.

LIHEAP: to get help with your Water Bill (Water Only) Please contact Lora Garcia LIHEAP/LIHWAP Coordinator at 435.725.4878 or on her cell phone at 435.823.2080 You may also pick up a LIHEAPLIHWAP application at the Ute Tribal Office at 6964 East 1000 South. Ft. Duchesne Utah in the front foyer.

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.

ART EMPOWERS SUMMER CAMP: Monday August 1st to Thursday August 4th at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Whiterocks UT. Daily Schedule is 10am – 1:30pm. Camp kickoff Family Night & Food Monday August 1st at 6pm games and prizes. Hope to see your family there.

UIT DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY: Attention Tribal Members and those with children enrolled at Ute Head Start or Daycare. We are having a U&O Car Seat Check Event have your child’s seat checked. Appointments required. Thursday August 18, 2022. 3pm -5pm at the U&O BIA Justice Center Parking Lot. For additional questions contact Paula Morgan at 435.545.7233

UTE INDIAN HOUSING AUTHORITY: Has the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program available and now accepting applications for its Homeowner Assistance Fund Additional information please contact the Ute Indian Housing Authority @ 435-722-4656

WATER SYSTEMS: Is putting a water restriction in place until further notice. No using culinary water to water lawns or livestock. Also a kindly reminder patron, 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

CRIS RUNSMEDICINE-SINGINGWATER: 20 & Under Memorial Basketball Tournament August 5-7, 2022 located at the Fort Duchesne Gym. Divisions boys & girls 16-20 yours old. $275 Entry Fee. Deadline is July 29th, 2022. For questions contact Cheyenne at 435.401.1444 or contact Marsha Jack at 435.219.6561

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR: Indian Mineral Owner Telephone Question and Answer Session join us by phone from the safety and comfort of your home on July 28, 2022 at 10am to 10:30am phone number is 1.877.918.9236 Passcode is 2593355 We are still available Monday through Friday to answer any questions about your Mineral Royalties. Please contact the office of Natural Resources Revenue at 1.800.982.3226.


BISON CAFÉ UTE PLAZA: Get Your Grill on Thursday from

I lam to I pm outside the Ute Plaza Supermarket. The Deli will be closed during the event.

REDPINE: is 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 1Oam & I pm to 3pm" Intake/Assessments take approximately 2 hours.
  • Wellbriety "Mending Broken Hearts" Native American Grief Recovery Meetings are every Wednesday from loam — 1 1 :30am. Call Rebecka McNeil to sign up at 435-725-2868.

-        AA meetings are Monday nights 7pm-8pm & NA meetings are

Wednesday nights and holidays 7pm-8pm for more information call 722-9906

U.S. 40 PROJECT UPDATE: The Utah Department of Transportation

(UDOT) is working on U.S. 40 in the Uintah Basin between milepost 125.3 (approximately 11285 East Randlett) and S.R. 88 through early summer. The speed limit has been lowered to 55 MPH through the project corridor to increase safety for both motorist and working crew. Please pay attention to all signage. Motorist can expect minor delays from 7am to 5pm. Monday through Friday. If you need to reach us with questions and concerns via the project hotline at 855-740-8740


White Mesa Ute Bear Dance will be held September 2-5, 2022


NORTHERN UTE SUNDANCE July 29th through August 1 st 2022.

Feast will be Monday August 1 at 6:30pm. At the Northern Ute

Sundance Grounds East of Neola, Utah. Visitors, please let Chief Jerry Tapoof know if you need a stall pole Sunday. To continue the healing process, during the July Sundance, I want all of Our People to come and help put up the shade around the Medicine lodge. You can offer prayers for yourself and passed loved ones. Our Men Folk will set up the Main Lodge, the Women Folk and the Children will stand the shade trees around the Sundance Lodge. Everyone is welcome to be a part of this healing process. Let’s do this with NO Negative feelings or Superstitious thoughts. It is about Healing and Prayers for our People young and old. Northern Ute Sundance Workers Needed be at the Sundance Grounds Friday July 29, 2022 at 5 a.m. Of course, be Respectful of yourself and our dancers, if you are on your monthly cycle or pregnant stay away from the lodge. For more information, call Sundance Chief Jerry C. Tapoof at 435.724.1918

August Sundance East of Neola will be held August 19th through the 22nd, 2022 Feast will be August 22nd, 2022 at 6 p.m. Sundance Chief Henry (Dawee) Howell

EDUCATION EMPOWERMENT SUMMIT: For High School Students will be August 2nd, 2022 & for Jr. High Students will be August 3rd, 2022. This will be at the Uintah Conference Center in Vernal UT. Starting at 8:30am to 2:15pm. Transportation will be provided. Pick up and drop off will be at the Ute Plaza. To register call the Ute Indian Tribe Education Department at 435.722.2331


VETERANS DEPARTMENT: Is able to obtain some 25-foot steel flag poles that can be set up in a residential area. For more information, contact Robert Lucero at the Veterans Department @ (435) 722-0561 or (435) 219-5995


UTE TRIBE FISH & WILDLIFE: Bottle Hollow Bass Tournament August 13th, 2022.

Two Man Team or Individual

$50 Entry Fee Per Person

Must have Valid Ute Tribe Fishing and Boating Permits

Entry at 5:45 a.m. at the Boat Ramp. Contest begins at 6 am ends at 12 pm.

  • Prizes 1st Place – Camp Chef Smoker Grill
  • 2nd Place – Garmin Fish Finder
  • 3rd Place – Yeti 65 QT Cooler

If you have any question call Ute Tribe Fish & Wildlife Department at 435.722.5511 or Fisheries Enhancement Coordinator Kelly Cambridge at 435.725.7095.



$5.00 bowling games all summer long. Summer Hours: Wednesday Saturday 12pm to 10pm. Closed Sunday, Monday & Tuesday.

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 Openings are as follows:

Social Service


Guardian Ad Litem

Child Protection Service

Red Pine

Male House Manager

Lead Female House Manager

Head Start

Bus Driver


Assistant Teacher


Maintenance Supervisor

Family Advocate

Transportation Specialist

Health & Safety Specialist

Education Specialist

Fish & Wildlife

Conservation Officer

Adult Court

Criminal Clerk

Fish & Wildlife Big Game Enhancement

Seasonal Wildlife Technician

Range Technician – Bison

BIA/OJS Law Enforcement

Public Safety Dispatch

Fish & Wildlife Fisheries

Hatchery Manager

Hatchery Technician

Seasonal Fisheries Technician

Uintah River High School

Student Mentor

Science Teacher


Security Officer

Senior Citizens

2 - Outreach Drivers



Specialist Law Enforcement



Data Entry Specialist

Compliance Officer



Mineral Revenue



Whiterocks Laundromat

Natural Resource

Brownsfield Coordinator

2 – Ranger

Land Use Assignment Clerk

Painted Horse Diabetes Prevention Program

Community Prevention Specialist

Alternate Driver

Ute Enterprise



Building Rehab

Crew Boss


Cultural Rights

2- Field Technicians

Water Rights

Water Tech / Data Clerk

Community Health Representative


Administrative Assistant

Fish & Wildlife Lower Duchesne Wetlands

Vector Technician

Energy & Minerals

Realty Right-Of-Way Assistant

Realty Oil & Gas Assistant

Alcohol / Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Clinical Director

Ute Indian Housing Authority

Maintenance Worker

Foot Patrol


Ute Crossing Grill – (5) Server, Line Cook, (3) Prep Cooks, Line Cook

Ute Oilfield Water Services – Water Truck Driver, Lead Mechanic, Diesel Mechanic, Shop Hand

Myton Ute Petroleum – Stocker, Night Cashier, Deli Worker

Ute Plaza – Cashier, Meat Cutter, Grocery Stocker

Fort Duchesne Ute Petroleum – (2)Krispy Krunchy Chicken Worker

THE NEXT UTE BULLETIN DEADLINE Is Tuesday August 2, 2022 and the paper will be out Wednesday August 10, 2022. Please submit your articles and photos to reginaa@utetribe.com.


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