Ute Indian Tribe

UTE NEWS for the week of May 22, 2023

MykwH Good Morning Ute Country!

Ute News will no longer air on KNEU you can listen to the Ute News on Native Voltage Rez Radio channeled on FM 90.3 every Tuesday at Noon 12pPAINTED HORSE DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM: Activities Coming Up:

  • Family Fitness Challenge May 26, 2023 at 2:00pm.
  • Senior Health and Fitness Day May 31, 2023.
  • Senior Workouts Every Mondays & Wednesdays from 11am-11:45am at the Painted

Horse Bldg.

  • Stretching Classes Monday & Wednesdays from 12pm-12:30pm at Painted Horse.
  • Basic Weightlifting for Women Every Friday Morning from 10:30am – 12pm.
  • Muay Thai class, every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 4:30-6pm
  • Addict Athlete class, every Thursday from 4-5pm.

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


UIT RECREATION: Activities are as Follows:

  • May 29 – June 22, 2023. Kids Summer Camp. Ages 9-18 yrs. This will be held Monday through Thursday from 8:30am-4:30pm. Registration deadline is on May 25, 2023.
  • Open Coed Summer Basketball League. Starting May 29th through July.

Divisions k-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-8th, 9th-12th. League Starts May 29, 2023. Deadline is May 23, 2023.

  • June 7 - 8, 2023. Grow Basketball Skills Camp with Ro Wiggins.
  • June 30 – July 1, 2023. UIT Recreation 4th of July Softball Tournament.
  • July 21 – 22, 2023. 2nd Annual Youth & Teen Basketball Tournament. Youth ages 9-13 yrs old & Teen ages 14-18 yrs old. Entry Fee $150. Deadline is July 12, 2023.

For additional questions contact UIT Recreation at 435.722.2249. 


EAGLE VIEW ELEMENTARY: Eagle View Elementary will be having their annual end of the year school pow wow this Wednesday, May 24th at 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. All school royalty, U.B.I.C royalty and tribal royalty are invited to attend and represent. Any students who dance are encouraged to come and participate and any community dancers are also welcome to come and dance. The school pow wow will be held on the west side of the school on the grass closest to the cafeteria side. If you have any questions you may contact EVE UTTM Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. or Eagle View front office secretary.

End of the school year awards assembly is set for this Thursday, May 25th at 9:00 a.m. in the Eagle View auditorium.

REDPINE: Is hosting a Family Bonding Night of bowling as part of the Parents Empowered Champaign on, Tuesday May 23, 2023 from 5:30pm-7:30pm. at the Ute Family Fun Center, this will include bowling and shoe rentals. For more information, you may call 435.725.2834.

UINTAH RIVER HIGH SCHOOL: Graduation is set for May 26, 2023 starting at 10:00am at the Vernal Conference Center.


UTE INDIAN TRIBE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT: Are Now Accepting Fall Semester 2023 Scholarship Applications for UIT/BIA Higher Education for the year… you may stop by the Education for an application. Scholarship deadline is June 30, 2023 at 4:30pm. for additional questions you may contact Korin Shavanaux-Dunn at 435-725-4083.


SUMMER SHOOT-OUT OPEN BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Held in Ft. Duchesne UT on June 16-17, 2023. It is an 8 player limit. Age 18 years & under – verification required at time of team check in. Entry fee $200. Awards 1st-3rd, All-Star and MVP’s. Deadline is June 11, 2023. For entry or additional question contact Jamie Arrive at 435.724.5553.


UTE TRIBE SENIOR PROGRAM: Has positions available for a Laborer, driver, and home health, if you are interested please contact the Human Resource Dept at 435-725-4009.

If you should have any questions, feel free to call the center at any time at 435-725-4282.


LIHEAP: Program is no longer accepting applications for the 2022-2023 program, please contact Cassandra Mayes office in Roosevelt 435.722.5218 or Chesney Mitchell, Vernal Heat office 781.2021 if needing assistance.


UTE TRIBE HOUSING PROGRAM: Please be advised all homeowners that are participating in the Tribal Housing Program you are required to have home owner’s insurance. Please provide the Ute Tribe Housing Program with insurance coverage to your homes. Please contact The Housing Program Director Debra Jones if you should have any questions in regards to this matter. She can be reached at 435-823-8066.


PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE: Community Education Meeting May 25, 2023 at the Whiterocks Community Bldg. For additional questions on this event you can contact Paula Morgan at 435-545-7233.


UTE TRIBE EDUCATION ENDOWMENT FUND GOLF TOURNAMENT:  On June 9th 2023 7:00am Morning Registration & 12:00pm Afternoon Registration at the Roosevelt Municipal Golf Course 1155 Club House Dr, Roosevelt UT 84066. Featuring: Lunch, Mini Games, Live Band, Snacks, Drinks, Libations, Raffle, Players Choice Awards, Tee Box Activities. Details: 4-man Scramble, Shotgun Start $500 per team. Questions can be directed to Ute Energy at 435-247-4339.


UTE LANGUAGE AND TRADITIONS DEPARTMENT: Evening classes will be postponed until further notice we will re-evaluate on a monthly basis. The office is still open for individual and small groups to come in and learn during the regular tribal hours. for additional questions you may call the Ute Language Department at 435.725.2876.

UIT GAP PROGRAM: Is having a 40 Hour Training Class June 26-30, 2023. 9 seats available. For more information, contact Alrita Murray at 435.725.4802.

FYI: Fort Duchesne Dump is Temporarily Closed for Renovations from June 4 – 24, 2023. All Tribal members will be able to take all trash waste to the K&K Sanitation Transfer Station in Ballard, At No Cost. Tribal Identification must be present at time of disposal. If you need assistance transporting your waste, please contact Alrita Murray at 435.621.2610.


WATER SYSTEMS: Public Service Announcement to the members of our community due to the demand on UTWS a priority will be used to address the emergencies that are occurring within our communities:

Priority #1

Water line leaks, repairs, and maintenance of the Tribal Public Water System

Sewer/Septic leaks, repairs, and maintenance.

We are working hard to meet the needs for our membership.  For additional questions contact Ute Tribe Water Systems at 435.725.4922.


BEARDANCE DATES: Are as Follows:

  • 2023 Southern Ute Bear Dance & Powwow: Pow-wow will be held May 26-27, 2023 at the Sun Ute Community Center. 1st Grand entry will be on Friday at 7pm. and registration will be from 5pm – 7pm. vendor information contact Dona Frost at 970-553-9291 it is a first come first serve. Bear Dance Grounds Blessing is on May 26, 2023 at 10am & Feast is on May 29, 2023 For additional information contact Chairman Edward Box lll at 702-305-0790

FOOT ZONING: At the Painted Horse Building, Mon-Thurs from 9am – 6pm. call and schedule in with Karen Ames at 435-219-7683.


RANDLETT COMMUNITY: There will be a Community Meeting every first Friday of the month at 6pm, 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, you may contact Jonah Grant 435-621-8680 for additional questions.



  • Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am – 2:00pm.

For additional questions or to make a call in order, you may call 435.725.7079.


UTERO: The Ute Indian Tribe’s Utero Department is seeking all High School students who are 18 and older, including College students.

Pursuant to the Utero Ordinance 18-004 section 8. Job categories (8.5) summer students: Every Employer shall give Indians Preferential Consideration for summer students employment. The employer shall make every effort to promote after-school, summer and vacation employment for Indian Students. The following Oil & Gas Development Exploration Companies are interest in hiring summer students as follows:

  1. Javelin Energy Partners Management, LLC
  2. Caerus Oil & Gas Corporation
  3. Ovintiv Exploration
  4. Finley Resources Inc./Ch4 dba Uinta Wax Operating
  5. XCL Resources, LLC
  6. Berry Petroleum

If you are interested in this opportunity, please sign up at the Utero Department with the office staff before June 9, 2023.

Please have a resume prepared, must have transportation to and from work. Working hours will be determined by the company of your selection. Hourly wages will be determined by the company ranging from $15 - $18 an hour. If you should have any questions, please feel free to make contact with the Utero Office Manager, Roberta Cesspooch at 435.725.7082.


WIOA “WORKFORCE INNOVATION & OPPORTUNITY ACT”: Is up and running. The program is as temporary basis employment program and provides financial support to individuals trying to obtain High School Diploma through UIT Adult Ed Program.

While under program, participants can receive assistances for Childcare and Training expense, if applicable. The program is available to all Native Americans (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 now Accepting applications for the 2023 Laborer Work Pool. Responsibilities: To perform various general or manual labor duties for the Ute Indian Tribe Cultural Events such as Bear Dance, Powwows, & Sundance’s. 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 or 435-828-6680.

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:

Fish & Wildlife

Conservation Officer

Law Enforcement Secretary

Fish & Wildlife Big Game Enhancement

Range Technician / Bison

Seasonal Wildlife Tech (2) positions

Senior Citizens


Home Health Aide



Park & Recreation



Tutor / Mentor (7) positions

Adult Ed Coordinator



Security Officer Lead (Night Shift)

Security Officer

Ute Family Service

Health Specialist / Registered Nurse

Assistant Caseworker

Mosquito Abatement

Mosquito Control Technician

Emergency Management


Mineral Revenue


Alcohol / Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Case Manager  

Licensed Clinician


Compliance Officer

Human Resource


Red Pine

Female House Manager

Male House Manager

Environmental Health

Equipment Operator

Personnel / HR

Training Coordinator

Water System

Drinking Water Tech


 BIA / OJS Law Enforcement

Tribal Police Officer (2) positions


Drug & Gang Investigator

Energy & Minerals

Realty Right-Of-Way Assistant

Fish & Wildlife Parks and Rec


Energy & Minerals

Realty Oil & Gas Assistant


Executive Director

Social Service



UOWS: Lead Mechanic, Diesel Mechanic, Wash Hand, Water Truck Driver.

Ute Bison: Herd Manager.


Ute Enterprise: Receptionist, Computer Tech-System Analyst.

Ute Plaza: Lead Cashier, Cashier, Grocery Stocker, Bakery Worker, Produce.

Ute Lanes: Pin Chaser, Manager.


Ute Petroleum Fort Duchesne: Lead Cashier, Cashier, KKC Worker.


Ute Coffee House: Barista.


Myton: Cashier, Deli Worker, Deli Lead, Stocker.


Ute Crossing Grill: Dishwasher, Busser, Server (full time & part time), Breadmaker, Cashier, Hostess, Line Cook, Prep Cook.

THE NEXT UTE BULLETIN DEADLINE: Is Monday June 5, 2023 and the paper will be out Wednesday June 14, 2023. Please submit your articles and photos to reginaa@utetribe.com.


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