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Representatives from the BIA, BLM, ONRR, and OST met with Ute
Elders to explain the roles and responsibilites of each agency in
managing Indian Minerals and were available to answer mineral
ownership and or royalty questions.
Deer Season
Tribal Offices Closed
October 20, 2014
News From Ute Country
P.O. Box 100
Ft. Duchesne, Utah
P.O. Box 100 Fort Duchesne, Utah 84026 Uintah & Ouray Indian reservation
Vol. 49 # 1 - October 10, 2014
Ft. Duchesne, UT —October 6, 2014. On October
6, 2014, the Ute Indian Tribe
of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, through the elected
Tribal Business Committee,
issued a letter to the Department of the Interior seeking
federal intervention in the
Ute Indian Tribe’s federal
court suit titled Ute Indian
Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray
Reservation, Utah v. State
of Utah, Duchesne, County,
Roosevelt City, Duchesne
City, and Uintah County. The
case is in the United States
District Court for the State
of Utah, case numbers 75cv-00408 and 13-cv-276, and
certain issues in the matter
are pending on appeal before
the Tenth Circuit Court of
Appeals, case numbers 14-
1028, 14-1031, and 14-1034 .
The Tribe had originally filed
the case in 1975, asking the
federal courts to determine
the boundaries of the Tribe’s
Reservations. After a complex, and costly twenty-five
year court battle (including
two appeals to the United
States Court of Appeals for
the Tenth Circuit and two
petitions asking the United
States Supreme Court to
hear the matter), the federal
courts had resolved all of the
major issues involved in the
case, and after the parties
then agreed to resolution of
remaining minor issues, the
case was dismissed in 2000.
The Tribe’s outreach to the
Department of the Interior
was prompted by the State
of Utah’s attempts to curtail
long-standing judicial precedent regarding sovereignty
and tribal jurisdiction, which
were recently presented to the
Court by the State’s Assistant
Attorney General, Randy
Hunter, using language and
rhetoric that can only be described as overtly racist and
patently offensive.
On September 22, 2014, at
a pretrial hearing before the
District Court, Mr. Hunter
brazenly referred in open
court to Ute Indian Tribal
members as “these people,”
catching his own verbal
blunder immediately thereafter and correcting himself
on the record by saying “I
shouldn’t say these people.”
However, his overt bias and
the motivation behind his
efforts to further encroach
upon Tribal sovereignty had
already been revealed in no
uncertain terms. Hunter proceeded to support the position
of the State of Utah by pandering to racial stereotypes,
explaining that state law
enforcement was necessary
on the Reservation to put a
stop to drunk Tribal members
fleeing to the Reservation to
avoid prosecution for drunk
driving. This claim by the
State was presented without
a shred of evidence, and is
not only wholly unfounded,
but is further proof that the
State’s intentions in the case
are driven by prejudice rather
than legal merit.
Days later Mr. Hunter
made similarly offensive
and unfounded statements,
claiming in writing to the
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit,
asserting that the Tribe’s
Reservation is “a lawless
zone where there is no law
enforcement against tribal
drunken drivers”, Hackford
v. Utah 10th Cir. case no.
14-4116, Doc. 01019319330
at 5, that this supposed tribal
lawlessness and drunkenness
shows that the Ute Indian
Tribe is incapable of providing proper governance and
law enforcement, and that
therefore the federal courts
should vacate the prior final
decisions in the long-running
litigation between the Tribe
and the State and should give
the State jurisdiction over the
The Ute Indian Tribe has
issued a letter to the Governor
of Utah and Attorney General
seeking his condemnation of
Hunter’s actions.
About the Ute Indian Tribe-
The Ute Indian Tribe resides on
the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in northeastern Utah. Three
bands of Utes comprise the Ute
Indian Tribe: the Whiteriver
Band, the Uncompahgre Band
and the Uintah Band. The Tribe
has a membership of more than
three thousand individuals, with
over half living on the Uintah
and Ouray Reservation. The Ute
Indian Tribe operates its own
tribal government and oversees
approximately 1.3 million acres
of trust land which contains
significant oil and gas deposits.
The Tribal Business Committee
is the governing council of the
Utah Duchesne County Commission Seeks to
Allow Public Access to Desecrate Protected Ute
Tribal Cultural and Burial Sites
Ft. Duchesne, UT —Oc- the Ute Indian Tribe and its
tober 9, 2014.
Cottonwood Road is also
The Ute Indian Tribe has known as BIA (Bureau of
acted to close tribal lands Indian Affairs) Route 19.
traversed by Cottonwood Following the Tribe’s
Road and surrounding lands action the Tribe received a
from access by non-tribal letter from Duchesne County
members while the Tribe Commission Chairman Ron
conducts a biological sur- Winterton, disputing the
vey and a cultural resources Tribe’s claims that BIA Route
inventory of the area. The 19 is a tribal road. WinterTribe’s Business Committee ton’s letter claimed that BIA
voted unanimously to close Route 19 is actually County
the area to non-tribal mem- Roads 145 and 213 and he
bers at a meeting yesterday, claims that “CR 213 and
CR 145 appear to have been
October 7, 2014.
The tribal resolution au- public thoroughfares long
thorizing the closure states before the Uintah and Ouray
that the Tribe has received Reservation was created.”
“reports of unauthorized ac- The Tribe believes it is
cess of the lands around Cot- preposterous for the County
tonwood Road and the nearby to claim the road is a “public
River by non-tribal members thoroughfare” that predates
engaged in unauthorized the Tribe’s Reservation.
hunting and fishing.” The The Uintah Valley Indian
resolution states that the area Reservation was established
in question contains “sensi- by an Executive Order dated
tive wildlife and cultural October 3, 1861. Moreover,
resources,” which include the Utah Enabling Act, under
Native American burial and which the State of Utah was
grave sites and other sites admitted to the United States,
of cultural significance to required the State of Utah to
disclaim “all right and title”
to all lands “owned or held
by Indian tribes,” making the
County’s claim of a “public
thoroughfare” a moot point
regardless of when the road
was built.
The October 7, 2014 letter
from Duchesne County was
written in response to a letter
the Tribe sent to the County
nearly a month earlier on
September 12, 2014. In its
September letter the Tribe
complained to the County
of the County’s action in
posting a county road sign
on Cottonwood Road and
the action of County officers
in informing members of the
public that Cottonwood Road
is a public road. The Tribe’s
letter to the County stated
that “Cottonwood Road,
also known as BIA Route
19 and identified in the National Tribal Transportation
Facility Inventory as such,
is a Bureau of Indian Affairs
road located exclusively
on Ute Indian Tribal land.”
See Roads Closed Page 2
The Legal Ease
This past seven days has
seen two young people take
their lives. This greatly
saddens the family and the
community has a great loss.
It does not matter what these
young people may have done
in their short life, but losing
them is losing a part of our
hearts. Every Native Person
is valuable – no matter what!
Parents play a huge role in
their children’s lives. Talking
with your child(ren) is a very
important part of their lives.
Children need to know they
are loved and cared for. But
for any parent, teacher, coun-
selor, friend, auntie, uncle
or cousin, there are warning
signs. Here are a few:
• Someone talking about
wanting to kill themselves or
another, or posting things like
this on Facebook, or other
social media
• Someone looking at ways
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Ute Coffee Shop Opens In Fort Duchesne
The Ute Indian Tribe
Ute Coffee House will become your "To Go" coffee
shop while heading West to
Roosevelt, or East to Vernal,
Utah, on Highway 40.
The new Ute Coffee
House, located at the Ute
Crossing Intersection in
Fort Duchesne, Utah, is the
latest addition to Ute Tribal
Enterprises, LLC. The Tribe
hopes to create a cozy and
customer-oriented environment for patrons enjoying
their coffee, sitting by the
fireplace while doing their
homework, surfing the web
with Free WIFI, or perhaps
just sitting outdoors under
the pergola patio for some
fresh air.
Whether you want a White
Chocolate Mocha, or the
great taste of one of Utah's
Finest Millcreek Coffee
Roaster's blends, or a cup of
Iced or Hot Tea, this place is
sure to hit the spot.
Coffee House will serve fresh
coffee, croissants, pastries,
rolls, muffins and breakfast
sandwiches. The new facility
is designed to accommodate
walk-in and drive through
Coffee House Manager
and eight new Baristas have
been hired and trained to offer
great service for you. Noreen
to kill themselves
• Someone talking about
feeling hopeless, or doesn’t
have a reason to live (hating
their life)
• Someone talking about
feeling trapped, like there is
no way out – again hopeless
• The increased use of alcohol and/or drugs
• Someone acting out, or
acting anxious or depressed
or acting recklessly; or acting
with lots of rage, or talking
about seeking out revenge; or
having extreme mood swings
• Someone withdrawing
from school, activities, or
shutting themselves in their *Debra S. Doll, Tribal Prosecutor [email protected]
room, not socializing
Please take a moment to
cut this article out and post
on the refrigerator or put
some place where you can
find it easily. If you know
of someone in trouble, or if
someone is feeling down,
then call 1-800-273-TALK
“Love, Support & Talking With Your Child Is
The Best Medicine For
Johnson, is a great addition to
U.T.E.'s Management Team
with10 years of experience
in the coffee industry. Her
vast knowledge, has helped
select state-of-the-art coffee
equipment and create an
delicious menu for coffee
At the Ute Coffee House,
the Tribe is committed to
serving only the freshest
perfectly roasted selection
of coffees. They begin by
obtaining the best beans, with
a focus on both quality and
Ute Coffee
See Page 3
Inside This Issue
Candlight Vigil Pg.2
Language Pg. 3
Schools Pg. 4
Health Pg. 5
Jobs Pg. 6
Advertisement Pg. 7
Obituaries Pg. 8
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News From Ute Country
October 10, 2014
Pictured L to R; Councilman Phillip Chimburas, Councilman Bruce Ignacio, Vice Chairman Ronald Wopsock, 2013-2014 Little Miss
Ute Indian Tribe Sundae J.J. Pargeets, Councilman Stewart Pike and Councilman Tony Small. Not pictured Chairman Howell.
Sundae J.J. Pargeets Thanks Ute Indian Tribe and Business
My Name is Sundae J.J. Pargeets I was the 2013-2014 Little Miss Ute Tribe. I am here today to express my deepest
thank you for having the privilege of representing the Ute Indian Tribe. In the year that I represented the Tribe I have
grown so much, made new and long lasting friendships, and achieved just one of my many goals. Even though I am
only 11 years old I do have a path my life will follow. I was Little Miss Ute Tribe, I will be Jr. Miss Ute Tribe, I will
be Miss Ute Tribe, and I will be Miss Indian World someday. I would like to say thank you to the Ute Indian Tribe and
Business Committee Members for allowing me the honor of being the best that I could be for myself, my family, and my
tribe. Today I give back to the Ute Indian Tribe for supporting me, for respecting me, and allowing me the represent my
Tribe. I present to The Ute Indian Tribe and Business Committee a picture that can be hung in the Tribal Building.
Again I say thank you,
Sundae J.J. Pargeets
nating this with all parties U of U half time performers are needed for November
involved (Schools and Auhalf-time shows.
Please set aside Thursday: Schedule will out later today. All pow- wow categories and dancers of all ages are welcome to join.
October 23rd and Friday Maureen Reed, SweetwaOctober 24th for the REZ ter Serawop and Tomasita
For more information please call Bruce Pargeets,
Wissiup will be assisting in 725-4999, Judy Pargeets, 725-4075, Felecia Pike Cuch,
coordinating the event, along
There will be a presenta- with food and drink!
tion to the High School and
second presentation to the Jr. Debra S. Doll, Esq.
High and a third Famiy Night Tribal Prosecutor
on Friday, October 24th in the Ute Indian Tribe
Tribal Auditorium.
We are currently coordi-
UofU Film Crew L to R.; Craig Hadorn, Dave Titensor, Jeff
Bagley, Andy Brimhall.
University of Utah Video Crew
The University of Utah
will host a Ute Appreciation
Day during one of the November home games. The
video shot consisted of a
few oil well sights, working
individuals, scenic shots, and
the most enjoyable was the
portraits of the people.
The Elder’s center was the
first of the portrait locations
and the Uintah River High
School was next. Laughs and
giggles abounded. Look for
this Ute Appreciation Video
during the half time game.
Tickets are still on sale.
Look for the crowd of
cheering Utes amongst the
Utes!! MC-UB
Notice of Fraud Attention Ute
Alert: To All Members
Last year the Randlett
Church of the Holy Spirit
was a VICTIM of fraud.
In July 2013, old checks
were taken (stolen) from the
Church office, since then
the individuals responsible
for stealing the checks used
various tribal members to
cash these fraudulent checks.
They have been charged and
are awaiting trial in the District Court. The fraudulent check use
had stopped in September
2013, it has now been reported that this individual
who stole the checks is at it
once again and using tribal
members to cash the checks
for them.
If you are approached to
cash a check written from
Holy Spirit Episcopal Church
or Paths Crossing, please note
that the accounts on these
checks have been closed,
for over a year. To attempt
to cash them may result in
an arrest, jail or prison time.
PD OR BIA POLICE. Please for your own wellbeing ‘DO NOT’ attempt to
cash the checks as most stores
have been notified to call the
local Police. Help stop this
kind of criminal activity. Ask
yourself what kind of person
would steal from a church.
The Ute
Tribe and
the University of Utah
are working
together to
create some
unique merchandise
that accurately depicts the culture of the
Ute Tribe.
We are asking for art
that can be
displayed on
clothing or
hats. Please
submit your
artwork and
your art may be selected.
There may be more than one
winning selection. If your
art is selected you will be
compensated with a prize
package from the University of Utah and a cash prize
from the Ute Tribe. Please
help us in the endeavor
by submitting your best
professional quality work.
You may submit more than
one entry. Artwork may be
colorful or black and white.
All submissions will be
All submissions must
be turned into the Public
Relations Department by
October 23, 2014. Good
Roads Closed
From Page 1
The Tribe’s letter asked
the County to “immediately
cease and desist from making
statements or taking action to
the contrary.”
The Tribe is seeking to
protect culturally sensitive
areas on this road which
have been closed to access
from the public. Duchesne
County is now seeking to
allow public access to this
area as well as access to
two other tribal roads and
areas that have historically
been closed to the public to
protect cultural sites. The
decision of the Duchesne
County Commission to open
up public access to these
areas demonstrates extreme
indifference and disrespect
for the culture and traditions
of the Ute Indian Tribe and
should be universally condemned by the State of Utah
and other state and county
governments. The Tribe will
be calling upon its industry
partners to institute an economic boycott of Duchesne
County businesses that support and approve the position
of the Commissioners, which
seeks to desecrate Ute Tribal
cultural lands and sites.
Youth during the candlelight vigil.
OCTOBER Domestic Violence
Tribal members gather during a candlelight vigil held
October 1, 2014 at Veterans Memorial in observance of
Domestic Violence Awareness Month honoring Victims
& Survivors. The candlelight vigil kicked off one of many
activities planned throughout the month of October. Dinner,
prayer, traditional song and testimony by tribal members. The Candlelight Vigil was sponsored by Probation/Parole
Office, and Prosecution Office, Victims of Crime, Ute Family
Services, Painted Horse Diabetes Prevention Program and
families for Clara Jenkins and Adolf Bush.
Candles were lite in honor and rememberance.
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October 10, 2014
News From Ute Country
Comments on 25 C. F. R. 169
(Draft Regulations)
Several tribes belonging
to the Shoshonean Language
family traveled to Lawton
Oklahoma for the 15th Annual Shoshonean Language
Reunion. The Northern Ute
tribe provided transportation
to a group of participants
to take part in this year’s
The week encompassed
family and traditions as
tribal members from Idaho,
Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, &
Colorado made their way
to Comanche homelands in
Oklahoma to celebrate the
history they have shared
for generations. Organizers
shared how the Comanche’s
are related to the Shoshone
tribe(s) but the group split
off sometime during the
eighteenth century moving
toward Oklahoma where they
have been ever since.
This year the area the
Comanche’s call “home”
welcomed all their relatives
to participate in several
events like fry-bread making
contest, teepee raising, shiny
ball tournament, and workshops on the significance of
the horse and basket making.
Many had traveled several
hours and days because they
wanted to learn how their
language was related as well
as get to know their relatives
from other tribes. The lessons
shared will be remembered
as lifelines between the
hundred(s) of people who
left this year's reunion a little
wealthier. Mentioned was the
most important thing among
Native Americans is FAMILY and the reunion brought
Coffee House
From page 1
sustainability from Millcreek
Coffee Roasters. The people
at Millcreek visit countries of
origin to be sure that coffee
TERC Community
Emergency Response Team
October 16, 2014 - 12 noon
We invite all to attend our
monthly TERC, we will be
discussing CERT (Community
Emergency Response Team).
The Community Emergency
Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about
disaster preparedness for
hazards that may impact their
area and trains them in basic
disaster response skills, such
as fire safety, light search and
rescue, team organization, and
disaster medical operations.
Using the training learned
in the classroom and during
exercises, CERT members can
assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following
an event when professional
responders are not immediately available to help. CERT
members also are encouraged to support emergency
response agencies by taking a
more active role in emergency
preparedness projects in their
community. We encourage all
to attend, and be a part of our
team. Lunch and refreshments
will be served.
Ute Indian Tribe
Emergency Management
P.O. Box 190
Fort Duchesne, Utah 84026
Round Dance, Dondie Howell, Carma, Alvin, Marylee, Lorianne
and Geneive enjoy Oklahoma reunion.
Dondie Howell
families together. Not just
individuals but a family from
the same language group.
The week was filled with
seminars, music, dancing,
traditional food, and creativity. The reunion was a private
event for registered participants. The reunion has been
previously held in Nevada, Alvin and Marylee
Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming.
Lorianne and Genevieve
farming practices are sustainable and fair. They have even
become friends with families
who run coffee farms. Their
roasters are masters at unlocking the hidden flavor of
every variety of bean which is
profiled to find its maximum
flavor potential at various
degrees of the roasting process. Millcreek roasts daily
and delivers promptly to
ensure that the coffee served
will have exceptional flavor
---because at Ute Coffee
House "Coffee is our Passion." It is about those special
touches that weave a humble
purveyor of warm beverages
into the fabric of a community's everyday life. The Tribe is paying homage to its past by celebrating
its future. A soft opening
for the public is planned for
Thursday, October 23nd.
You are cordially invited to
The lack of consultation by
the Bureau of Indian Affairs
on this proposed rule and
the attempt by the Bureau of
Indian Affairs to slip this one
by Indian Country is very disturbing. The proposed rule
was published in the Federal
Register, a publication that
very few landowners even
know exists and is primarily
read by the legal community
and some Federal officials.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is required by Executive Order to consult with
tribes. Consultation consisted of a four hour session
in Bismarck, North Dakota
and a four hour session in
Scottsdale, Arizona. There
was an additional call-in session. When someone tried
to make comments on the
call in session all they heard
was someone talking. They
never had an opportunity to
provide their concerns. If
there was a regulation that
impacted the wealthy ranchers in Nevada and Wyoming,
would they have received the
same treatment as the Indian
landowners? A Congressman
would have been calling for
hearings to discuss the lack
of consultation. Consultation
should have been held in all
regions of Indian Country
After a review of the
proposed regulations we can
understand why our trustee
did not want us to see them.
These regulations allow the
company to hire their own
appraiser and in some cases
the BIA will grant the right
of way without any consent
of the land-owner. But they
allow you to appeal the
Grant of Easement if you do
not like the con-tract. That
means you will have to hire
an attorney to stop the joint
BIA/Company effort to put a
line across your land. Indian
Country has a right to have
a serious concern over our
trustee. Were the companies
involved in the writing of
these regulations or giving input to the people that
wrote the regulations? One
agency held a meeting on the
regulations. It was attended
mostly by the companies.
When a tribal member asked
why the allottees were not
invited, they were told that
the “Allottees don’t need
to know 25 CFR Part 169
. . .They are going to lose
their land anyway.” Another
landowner asked a Superintendent to conduct a meeting
on the reservation about the
regulations. The Superintendent was concerned that they
may not get permission to do
so. In Bismarck a landowner
from Fort Berthold asked
a question that our trustees
who were conducting the
meeting could not answer.
Our trustee asked people
from the industry to answer
the question. The allotment
owner said “No, you are my
trustee. I want you to answer
the question.” The question
was never answered.
For over 60 years Indian
Country has had Right of Way
regulations that favored the
industry. We looked forward
to the day when right of way
regulations would actually
protect the Indian landowners. Many people found out
about the draft regulations
from Facebook. Why does
the trustee not conduct meetings throughout the United
States and especially on
reservations where there is
a high volume of rights of
Before drafting regulations the experts should
understand how rights of
way are being acquired. The
applicant contracts with an
appraiser. Since they are in
control of the process they
have the ability to instruct
the appraiser to appraise the
property based on a highest
and best use. The determines
the highest and best us as
goat land. Some of the land
may have commercial value
but since Indian land is often
not zoned it allows for great
opportunity by the industry.
It is reviewed by a government official who agrees
that it is a fair price for goat
land. The company hires a
tribal member to go out and
obtain signatures from the
landowners. They are taken
a blank sheet of paper with
their name on it, a signature
line and the amount they
will receive. None of the
conditions of the right of way
contract are included. There
generally is zero negotiation. Landowners have no
idea the term of the right of
way. It may be 20 years or
it may be perpetual. When
one landowner asked for the
documents regarding her
right of way the BIA told her
she would have to pay over
$100 for the document. She
could not afford it. Nothing in
these regulations do anything
to address this problem.
Another problem we have
is the lack of qualifications
of the BIA decision makers
to un-derstand and make the
proper decisions.
One of the problems we
have in Indian Country is
when a tribe has contracted
or com-pacted the realty
program the BIA often requires the tribe to operate
beyond what is re-quired by
regulations or is inconsistent
with the regulations. Based
Page 3 Ute Bulletin
on BIA policy one region
required landowners to contract for a survey to acquire
electrical service under a
serevice line agreement. It
cost thousands of dollars.
Some landowners had to take
their lands out of a restricted
status to purchase a home.
This problem is in serious
need of correction.
BIA has a computer program to administer the realty program and provide
payouts. The program BIA
uses is so inadequate that
realty staff at both the tribe
and the BIA have to adjust
their work for the benefit of
the computer. Some of the
issues are reflected in these
regulations. The computer
program should be designed
to meet the needs of the users.
BIA’s TAAMS program requires the users to adjust their
work and now regulations
to meet the requirements of
the computer program. It
will probably not surprise
people that the company
that designed the program
is the same company that
designed the program for
Obama care. Tribes need to
have the flexibility to operate
their own program to provide
the needed service to their
Piggy backing is a major
problem in Indian Country.
A section specific to this
problem should be included.
Companies that allow this to
happen in their right of way
should be subject to cancellation of their right of way.
There should be high dollar
trespass damages charged for
Piggy backing.
The BIA should start
over with these regulation
with a new group that has
expertise in rights of way.
Someone from the Indian
Land Working Group and a
tribal representa-tive should
be included in the drafting. It
is surprising that our Assistant Secretary, Mr. Washburn
has elected to disregard the
trust/restricted land interests
of 300,000 people with an
ownership of over 10 million
acres. It is doubtful that the
government has ever failed
to notify a 10 million acre
owner when enacting laws
the specifically impact them.
These regulations are specifically directed at a group of
people that the United States
has a fiduciary responsibility
Tribal Holidays 2014
*October 20, 2014
*November 10, 11, 2014
*November 27, 2014
*December 25, 2014
Ute Bulletin
*Deadline: October 16, 2014
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News From Ute Country
October 10, 2014
11:00 AM pick-up for
11:30 AM make-up from
Little Mesa
Homebase Families
11:00 AM Screenings
Health Screenings
National Native American Day
Union High School Native American Club celebrated National Native American Day by holding a taco sale during
lunch. Pictured are the Native American Student Council
(left to right): Kinley McCook (Vice President), Tiffany Zufelt
(Treasurer), & May Ridley (President). Not pictured: Angela
Knight (Secretary)
Union High School JOM Tutor/Mentors, Amanda Jenks &
Joshua Gardner, would like to thank the parents who contributed to this event, especially the following: Kaye Ridley,
Angela Knight, Rena Duncan, & Shaye McCook. You are
all awesome!
All dental screenings will
take place at IHS.
The following times are all
rough guesses of the screening start times. Buses may
arrive sooner or later as
needed. Students who do not
need screenings can be left at
the centers with the teachers.
Those needing screenings
will ride over on the bus
with the driver/advocate and
October 15th
Four Winds
9:30 AM pick-up Cheryl’s
class for
9:40 AM Screenings
10:00 AM pick-up Florence’s class for 10:10 AM
10:30 AM pick-up Cody’s
Class for
10:40 Screenings
11:00 AM pick-up Tetona’s
Class for 11:10 Screenings
October 16th
Little Mesa and Four Winds
Little Mesa
9:30 AM pick-up Merla’s
class for
9:40 AM Screenings
Uintah River High School
would like to congratulate
Peter Minjares on Graduating!
Zennia Chapoose
Big Springs Trip
By Zennia Chapoose
Paris Quinn
Student Spotlight
By Tiger Taveapont
On September 10, 2014 I
talked to Paris Quinn and she
told me a little about herself.
She is a freshman here at
One of her favorite hobbies is drawing.
She wants to go to college,
but she doesn’t know where
to go yet.
For a career, she wants to
be an Anime Artist!
I asked her if she had
any advice for her fellow
students, and Paris said:
“Don’t give up. Just do
Teacher Spotlight
By Vincent Quinn
I interviewed Ms. Rhonda
Angus on September 10, 2014
for the teacher spotlight.
Miss Rhonda teaches sewing and has been teaching for
three years.
Her favorite part about
working here is the students.
Rhonda’s hobbies, when
she isn’t teaching us, are
sewing and softball.
When I asked her what advice
On September 5, about
half of the school went to Big
Springs. It was my second
trip there.
This year, a group of teachers and students went looking
for a cave. I went along, and
got very tired. The teachers
stopped with me as I got my
energy back up.
The boys walked ahead
and we thought that we would
catch up with them, but we
never did. We looked for
them for a while but we never
found them.
Finally Mr. Shane Hamblin and Ms. Evans came down
with me. It was just as hard
going down as it was to go
Once we got back, we
found out that the boys already came back!
How sad for us, wandering
around for nothing!
Meanwhile, Mr. Christensen, Ms. Thompson, and
Mr. C. Hamblin were still
looking for the boys!
We never found the cave.
But finally, everyone came
back. We had hamburgers,
potato salad, and cake! Some
people played games. Some
went fishing and the rest just
walked around.
At the end of the day, we
loaded up on the bus and went
home. Over all, it was a kind
of fun day!
My Experience At
Big Springs
By Heath Lee
10:00 AM pick-up Kim’s
class for
10:10 AM Screenings
10:30 AM pick-up Full-Day
Class for 10:40 Screenings
Four Winds
11:00 AM pick-up for
11:10 make-up from Four
Home Base Families
11:00 AM Screenings
October 29th
All health screenings will
take place at the Head Start
Admin Building Starting at
9:00 AM Ending Around
11:30 AM. The following
times are all rough guesses
of the screening start times.
Buses may arrive sooner or
later as needed.
Students who do not need
screenings can be left at the
centers with the teachers.
Those needing screenings
will ride over on the bus
with the driver/advocate and
Four Winds, Whiterocks
and Home Base have Health
Four Winds’ classes will
start at 8:00 AM and End at
12:00 Noon.
Whiterocks will start at
normal time although it may
end later than normal if the
screenings go long.
Health Screenings Start at
9:00 AM and End around
11:30 AM.
Little Mesa will have to start
early on this day because
these classes share bus routes
with Four Winds.
This means that Little Mesa
will start at 8:00 AM and End
at 12:00 Noon.
Little Mesa - Make-up
9:00 AM Full Day Start at
lab, then to providers,
9:10 AM Kim’s class Start at
lab, then to providers
Home Base
9:00 AM Screenings
Four Winds
9:00 AM Cheryle
9:10 AM Cody
9:20 AM Florence
9:30 AM Tetona
9:45 Trudy
Myton and Whiterocks
9:30 AM pick-up Carrie’s
class for
9:40 AM Screenings
The students will need to
stop by each of the following
1st Break Room (Vitals)
2nd Bathroom by Clint’s Office (Lab)
10:00 AM pick-up Ashley’s 3rd Offices by Kitchen (Proclass for 10:10 AM Screen- viders/Physicals)
Earls Office
Darlena’s Office or
The Bus Driver’s Office.
10:30 AM pick-up Trudy’s They will need to go to the
Class for 10:40 Screenings Break Room (Vitals) and
Clint’s Office (Lab) before
they go to the providers.
TB (ppd), Vision, Hearing,
and Developmental Screenings (DIAL 3) will be done
separately from the health
screenings. Dates to be announced.
Clarienda Duane
Student Spotlight
By Hopey Zufelt
On September 10, 2014
I interviewed one of our
newest students, Clarienda
Clarienda is in the 10th
grade, a sophomore here at
Uintah River.
Some of her favorite hobbies are drawing and eating.
When she finishes high
school Clarienda says that
she would like to attend the
University of Utah.
While there, she would
like to study to become a
massage therapist.
I asked her if she had any
advice for her fellows students and she replied, “Stay
in school; don’t be a fool.”
On September 5, our
school went to Big Springs.
I walked around and
watched some people fish.
Mostly, I just hung out with
some people. I didn’t do
much, but it was alright. It
was a nice day not to do much
but hike around and look at
nature. After we hung out
or fished, we had lunch. And
then we went back to school.
she could give to the students, Personally, I’m glad that
we didn’t do any get-toMs. Rhonda said:
“Word hard, get good grades, know-you games. It was do whatever we wanted this
cool that we could do just time.
and graduate!!”
Shannon Penningjack
Student Spotlight
By Jaynessa Melo
I interviewed Shannon
Penningjack on the 10th of
September for one of the
student spotlights.
She is a freshman here at
our school.
She said that some of her
favorite hobbies are hanging
with friends and eating.
She wants to attend the the
University of Utah.
For a career, Shannon
says that someday, be a chair
woman for the Ute Indian
UIT Head Start Program Update
On September 15, 2014
Head Start classes began!
Currently, we have 4 centers
*Whiterocks Center with 1
classroom Ms. Trudy and
Ms. Cortney
*Myton with 2 class rooms
Ms. Carrie & Ms. Susannah,
Ms. Millicent & Ms. Ashley
*Home Base with 34 families
Ms. Jilena, Ms. Miranda &
Ms. Merecedis
*Little Mesa center with 3
classes Ms. Merla & Ms. Maria, Ms. Ena , Ms. Samantha
& Ms. Kelsie, Ms. Kimberly
& Ms. Barblene
*Four Winds center with 4
classes Ms. Cheryle & Ms.
Teresa, Ms. Florence & Ms.
Shannon, Ms. Cody & Ms.
Stephanie, and Ms. Tetona
and Mr. Aden
With a total of 215 children
and their families.
We are accepting applications year around.
1-Children who have turned
five years old after September
1, 2014 are age eligible.
2-Children who turn three
years old before January
1, 2015 will be eligible for
enrollment starting 1/5/2015.
Required documents to process the application are:
1-Household income
2-Immunization record
3-Birth Certificate or Birth
* Without out these we cannot
process the application.
As children enter Head
Start, there are required
Health Screening mandated
by Federal regulations. In
meetings these UIT Head
Start have set up extensive
collaborations to meet the
45 day requirement for all
children, from the child’s
start date of Head Start.
Following is a list of
Health screenings that are
required by Federal Regulations:
3. Developmental Screening
5.Physical which includes:
Blood Pressure, Heights/
Weights, Hct/Hgb, Tb skin test, Lead, UA and doctor exam.
All Physicals will be held
at the Head Start Office in
Fort Duchesne.
*November 6, 2014 Whiterocks, Four Winds and the rest
of Home Based children. (see
attached schedule)
All Dental screenings will
be held at the Indian Health
clinic in Fort Duchesne.
*October 15-All of Four
Winds center
*October 16-Little Mesa and
if there are any children at
Four Winds who have not
been screened.
*October 29-Little Mesa,
Myton and Whiterocks
Hearing and Vision
Children will be checked at
the centers during the course
of the regular school day.
Dial 3 Developmental
Dial 3 Development
screenings were performed
over the course of the summer. Not all children were
screened& their screenings
will be conducted during the
course of the regular school
**Parents need to understand –If your child misses
the screening dates set up
with Indian Health Services,
It is your responsibility to
complete these on your own
at your own expense.
Home visits
Family Engagement Advocates and Teachers are
mandated to complete home
visits with every family in the
Head Start program.
Please work with the staff
in achieving these mandated
requirements. Home visits
are vital for the benefit of all
children and families that we
Fatherhood Activities
Are scheduled out, this
month on October 15, the first
Fatherhood activity will be
held at 5:30 p.m. here at the
Head Start office with a light
dinner for those attending.
This activity is for fathers/
father figures and their HS
child plus any siblings who
want to attend.
Fathers bring your Head
Start child and the rest of the
family.Fatherhood activities are especially planned
for fathers who want to spend
some quality time, bonding
with their child(ren) focusing
on their time.
Parent Workshop/Training
October 16, 2014 is a
scheduled Parent Workshop
on Budgeting/Best Practices
presented by Mt. America at
5 p.m. at the Head Start office.
These monthly activities
are set up to address the needs
and interests of all families.
Building on, adding to the
various needs to stabilize or
advancing into further stages
of their family goals.
The scheduled Parent
workshop topic for November is Mental Health.
**Parent Orientation for
Little Mesa, Myton and
Home Base **
Date: October 10, 2014
Time: 10 am
Location: USU in Roosevelt
There will be drawings and
a lunch!
Please NO children we have
a lot to go over
Attenion all artists, the Head Start Fatherhood Initiative
is looking for a new logo. This contest is open to all artists. The only requirement is that the logo should convey
Fatherhood. The deadline for submissions is December 18,
2014. Winner will be determined by the Head Start staff.
Prizes for the top three submissions will be announced
at a later date.
Thank you for your time.
Michael LaRose, UIT Head Start
News From Ute Country
October 10, 2014
Page 5 Ute Bulletin
to right-- Beverly Burt, EMS Director (green shirt) Danyal Evans AEMT, Connie Clark AEMT
H O L I D A Y Left
David Taylor AEMT, Dusty Smith Paramedic, Greg Justin Pilot, & Shelly (Nurse).
PROGRAM EMS Helicopter
Deb Sunier, RN prepares a vaccine shot.
Your Flu Vaccine Protects Me
My Flu Vaccine Protects You
A total of 70 flu shots
were administered Tuesday
October 7th during free flu
vaccine day at the Tribal
Building. “The flu vaccine is safe.
You can’t get the flu from a flu
vaccine. Pneumonia and flu
are a leading cause of death
among Native elders. Please
get a flu vaccine each year to
protect you and your family.”
LCDR J. Slade Flitton,
RN Public Health Nurse,
Deb Sunier, RN from IHS,
assisted by Samantha Shore,
CHR and Owna Black, CHR
prepared participants for the
Felecia Pike anticipates her
ful vaccine shot.
shots. More Flu Clinics will
take place over the next 2
months in other communities
for all ages, kids, adults and
elders. “”
Annual HELP (Holiday Eating Weight-Control
Learning Program) is back!
Weigh-in and Registration
begins at JIWC the week of
October 27th-31.
Teams of 4 participants
can register the first week as
well, November 3-7.
It is a lot of fun, points
are gained each week for
weigh-ins, quizzes, and
exercise logs for 12 weeks.
Participants can also turn in
5 food logs, take metabolism
tests and meet with program
educators. At the end of the
program, a luncheon with
prizes will be held. This
will be in conjunction with
Painted Horse Diabetes Program.
For information, please
call Quenton or Mike at the
Wellness Center at 725-6891
or 725-6890.
Bottle Hollow Marina was
the setting for the Ute Indian
Tribe Emergency Medical
Service Helicopter Landing
Zone Safety and Procedures
Classic Lifeguard Air
Medical Services based out
of Vernal met with Beverly
Burt EMS Director and EMS
Employee’s. Training and
valuable information pertaining to Helicopter Procedure,
Location, Communication,
Weather, Patient status and
Haz-Mat were presented.
EMS have sponsored a
wide variety of trainings in
and around communities
“Always changing to better
service the community.”
2014 Fort Duchesne CO-ED Softball League Tournament
New Assistant Fire Management Officer
Jasen Teal
BIA Fire Management has
welcomed to its staff a new
Assistant Fire Management
Officer – Jasen Teal.
AFMO-Teal joined the
U&O Fire Management
office coming from employment at Dinosaur. He is
originally from Wisconsin.
He brings with him 22+
years of experience in fire
and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of
Vermont in Ecology as well
as an Associate Degree from
The new job suits AFMOTeal who’s happy to be here
and looks forward to working
with the community.
Gopher Girl
Body Waxing
*Full Leg (Inc. Canadian Bikini) $60
*Lip & Chin $20
*Underarms $17
*Full Body $200
*Open 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
*Sunday - Thursday
*Appointments only.
Uintah & Ouray
Fort Duchesne area
(435) 790-1104
News From Ute Country
Ute Bulletin Page 6
October 10, 2014
Ute Indian Tribe
Job Vacancy
Annoucement: October 6, 2014 - October 20, 2014
(Note: Tribal Preference will be exercised)
Ute Tribal Enterprises,LLC Experience
Job Openings
Accepting applications for: Sous Chef - Must have 2
years of Restaurant ExperiUte Plaza Grocery Market ence & 6 Months Kitchen
(2) Deli Prep Workers
(1) Meat Cutter - Must have
6 months experience
Job descriptions and application forms are available
Ft. Duchesne-Ute Petro- at the front desk, Ute Tribal
leum (4) Deli Workers (1) Enterprises, LLC, or at the
Stocker (1) Cashier
location of business.
For more infomation,
Myton Ute Petroleum
contact us at 435-722-3136
(1) Deli Worker (1) Cashier or stop by and visit with the
MANAGER of business.
Ute Crossing Grill-Restaurant & Catering (1) Hostess CONTINUED on PAGE 7
(1) Hostess/Server (1) Prep
Cook, Must be over 21 and
Minimum of 6 months Server
Stubbs & Stubbs
Oilfield Construction
P.O. Box 32
Vernal, Utah
[email protected]
Office Phone: (435) 789-8874 - Fax: (435) 789-8876
Stubbs & Stubbs Oilfield Construction has the following employement openings:
Scraper Operator - $20.00 - $24.00 per hour
Laborer with CDL License preferred - $14.00 to
$16.00 with CDL per hour
Dozer Operator - $20.00 - $24.00 per hour
Finish Grader Operator - $20.00 - $25.00 per hour
Heavy Equipment Mechanic - $28.00 - $33.00 per hour
Position Closing Date
Energy & Minerals Petroleum Engineer
October 20, 2014
Red Pine
Male House Manager
October 20, 2014
Motor Pool
October 20, 2014
October 20, 2014
Water Rights
Field Hydrologist
October 20, 2014
Energy & Minerals
Air Quality Air Quality Outreach Specialist
October 20, 2014
Health Education Director
October 20, 2014
Child Care
Infant Room Assistant Teacher
October 20, 2014
Building Rehab
October 20, 2014
Energy & Minerals
Land File Technician
October 20, 2014
Questar provides an
engaging work environment and offers competitive compensation that
includes base salary and
performance-based incentive programs, paid-time
off, health care and other
to view career opportunities and apply for open positions. Questar is a drug-free
workplace and an EEO/AA
Employer: M/F/Disabled/
Must have a current valid Utah Drivers License and provide proof of a past driving
record (MVR) for the Department of Motor Vehicle. Must be submitted with
application. Contact:Ute Indian Tribe - Personal Office at 1 (435) 722-5141
Susan Chapoose, Personnel Director Ext. #4041
Cindy Wopsock, Personnel Assistant Director Ext # 4003
RoNeva A. Valdez, Secretary Ext # 4017 or 725-4017
Rachel Shore, Secretary Ext # 4218 or 725-4218
Located Northwest of
Alco at 127 W 450 S
Roosevelt, Utah
Open Monday thru Friday
10:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
You can also find them on
Facebook under
Blackhawk Trading. If
you have any questions
you may call the store at
Apply Today!
Anadarko is planning for
the future and we want
you to be part of it.
Parts Manager/Mechanic - Salary $60,000.00 per year
For details on the requirements for a position and how
to apply go to the bulletin board at the Tribal Personnel
PM, September 19, 2014
Attn: Tara Knutson
Administrative Supervisor
Linn Energy
4000 S 4028 W
Rt 2 Box 7735
Roosevelt, Utah 84066
Phone: 435-722-1325
Linn Energy is announcing Fax: 435-722-1321
an immediate job opening
Linn Energy is announcing
for a Field Admin #1
an immediate job opening for
Information as follows:
a Field Operator 1 position.
Information as follows:
1.Successful completion of REQUIREMENTS:
company required physical 1.Successful completion of
2.Successful passing of a company required physical
2.Successful passing of a
drug and alcohol screen
(Random drug and alcohol drug and alcohol screen
(Random drug and alcohol
screening after hired)
3.Proof of ability to work in screening after hired)
3.Proof of ability to work in
the United States
4.Must pass a background the United States
4.Must pass a background
5.Must be able to operate a check
motor vehicle in the state of 5.Must be able to operate a
motor vehicle in the state of
(Copy of driving record from Utah
(Copy of driving record from
DMV must be submitted)
6.Must be familiar with DMV must be submitted)
Microsoft Office programs 6.Must have 5 years experience working in the oilfield
(Excel, Word, Outlook)
7.Must have basic knowl- or 1 year pumper experience
edge of oilfield operations, EDUCATION:
Oilfield office experience 1.High School diploma or
8.Must have in accounts DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
payable experience
9.ADP experience pre- 1.Maintain and oversee
daily oil & gas operations
2.Maintain accurate record
1.High School diploma or keeping of production
3.proper maintenance of all
DUTIES AND RESPON- assigned equipment
4.Follow daily directions
1.Code and route invoices from Foreman / Supervisor
for approval through ADP
2.Route work tickets for BENEFITS:
1.Competitive salary
signature as needed
3.Check statements, and 2.Insurance
handle any vendor payment 3.Vacation
4.Act as back up front desk If interested, please bring
5.Other duties as assigned resume to our office by 4:00
PM Sept 19, 2014
Linn Energy
1.Competitive salary
Attn: Tara Knutson
Administrative Supervisor
4000 SOUTH, 4028 WEST
If interested, please bring ROOSEVELT, UTAH 84066
resume to our office by 4:00 435-722-1325
Lease Operator Bill Barrett Corp.
Bill Barrett is seeking
qualified Lease Operators
to work in the Uinta Basin.
Oil/Gas Production experience preferred. Must have
a valid driver’s license and
safe record. Ability to work
in all weather conditions a
must. Qualified candidates
must be willing to work 2-3
months on a trial contractor
basis to start. Please apply
online at EOE.
Summons For
LOE Rig Foreman
Supervise all workover
Po Box 221 – Myton Utah rig operations performing
maintenance work on exist84052
[email protected] ing wells. Coordinate all
third party contractors, supTotal field service LLC. Is pliers, and in-house services
to ensure efficient, safe and
currently seeking to fill
Positions for contract pump- cost-effective workover operations. Ensure compliance
ers. The candidates should
Reside in the Roosevelt area with all governmental reguladue to the frequent traveling tory requirements and ComWhich is required. Require- pany policies and procedures.
Must have a minimum five
ments include,
High School Diploma or years’ experience working
on a workover/completion
Clean Utah Driving record. rig. High school diploma or
Candidates will need to pass equivalent required. Technical degree preferred.
background check and
Please contact Aleesha
Drug /Alcohol screening.
Two years oilfield Experi- Mecham for additional requirements and to apply at
ence preferred.
Please Submit Resume to:
435-646-4942 or [email protected]
[email protected] Position will
[email protected]
remain OPEN until filled.
OR Contact the UTERO Office:
Lead Lease Operator
Provide Lead Lease Operator support for Production
Foremen and Lease Operators. Supervise operation
of Newfield’s production
facilities. Assist with all
aspects of the production
operation. Provide repairs,
maintenance, and diagnosis
CO-ED andWomen’s of Newfield’s production
Volleyball League
equipment. Train and assist
Deadline: October 16, 2014 Lease Operators as needed.
(No Exceptions)
Must have a working knowlEntry Fee: Women $200
edge of natural gas engines,
CO-ED: $200
pumping units, and producMoney Orders Only
tion equipment. Minimum
(No Cash)
of 3 years of oilfield experiGame Nights TBA
ence required. Must have a
Info Contact UIT Rec Dept. high school degree or GED
Please contact Aleesha
Mecham for additional requirements and to apply at
435-646-4942 or [email protected] The last day to
apply is October 12th, 2014.
Jessen Welding Inc. is needing to hire hands.
The work will be oil field,
roustabout, welder helper
type work.
We need to hire ASAP. Please
Call Kevin for More Details.
Deadline: Oct. 16, 2014
Paper Out: Oct. 24, 2014
Deadline: Oct. 30, 2014
Paper Out: Nov. 7, 2014
Deadline: Nov. 13, 2014
Paper Out: Nov. 21, 2014
Deadline: Nov. 27, 2014
Paper Out: Dec. 5, 2014
In the Ute Tribal Juvenile Court, of the Uintah
and Ouray Reservation,
Fort Duchesne, Utah Ute
Tribe in the interest of
J.L. dob 7/14/2014 D.L.
dob 2/26/2008 E.L. dob
2/21/2007 and P.G. dob
7/26/2011 Persons under the
age of 18 years. Case No.
CW-032-12. Judge William
TO: Paul Lopez Natural
Father of the children. Ute
Tribal Court, Fort Duchesne,
Utah. A trial concerning the
above named children is
pending in this Court and an
adjudication will be made
which includes the permanent suspension of your parental rights and the transfer
of permanent custody and
guardianship of your children
to the.
You are hereby summoned
to appear before this Court
on December 9, 2014 at
9:00am in the Courtroom at
Fort Duchesne. For failure to
appear you will be defaulted
and your parental rights may
be permanently suspended
and or permanent custody
and guardianship of your
children may be transferred
to another. Date this 10 day
of September, 2014. Cleve
Hatch Ute Tribe Family
Services Attorney. 435-725-
Summons For
In the Ute Tribal Juvenile Court, of the Uintah
and Ouray Reservation,
Fort Duchesne, Utah Ute
Tribe in the interest of N.H.
dob 5/18/2012 and I.L dob
10/02/2013. Persons under
the age of 18 years. Case No.
CW 036-14. Judge William
(Harris) Natural Mother
of the children. Ute Tribal
Court, Fort Duchesne, Utah.
A trail concerning the
above named children is
pending in this Court and an
adjudication will be made
which includes the removal
of your children from your
custody and the transfer of
custody to the Ute Indian
You are hereby summoned to
appear before this Court on December 9, 2014 at 9:00 am in the
Courtroom at Fort Duchesne.
For failure to appear you will
be defaulted and the custody of
your children may be transferred
to another. Dated this 10th day of
September, 2014, Cleve Hatch
Ute Tribe Family Services Attorney, 435.725.4872 Published
in the Ute Bulletin September,
October, November, 2014.
October 10, 2014
News From Ute Country
Page 7 Ute Bulletin
Anderson & Wood Construction is now hiring for the
position of Lineman (high voltage power) for a project
in the Fort Duchene area.
This position requires a minimum of 6 months on the
job training or completion of an electrical line worker
program or equivalent.
Wayne Stevens for
Utah Senate
District 26
Please send cover letter and resume to Shaneen at
[email protected] or fax to 208-888-4945.
This is a temporary position for the duration of the
project. This position will remain open until filled.
Ute Tribal Enterprises, LLC, is currently accepting
applications for the following positions:
Ute Oilfield Water Services - UOWS
Must have a Class “A” CDL with endorsements
Minimum of 6 months experience/or will train
Competitive Wages with Full Benefits
Duchesne, Utah or Contact: Tim Serawop, Manager of
UOWS at 435.823.7109
Ken Garff West Valley 4175 West 3500 South
West Valley
Ute Bulletin Page 8
News From Ute Country
There will be a Health Fair on Nov. 13, 2014 at the
Ft. Duchesne gym starting at 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
e a Health
on be
13, 2014
at the
gym starting at 9:00
be Ft.
00 booths
p.m. Lunch
There will be
booths set up,
set will
be there
to assist
will be
to assist those
that are
working get
are not
ance, if possible.
There will be a “Self Defense for Women” break out
e a "Self Defense for Women" break out session starting at 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. The
DATE: November 6-10, 2014
session starting at 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. The Session will
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*Boarding Fee: $80
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*Rooms on your own
Another activity planned is a 1 1/2 hour movie brought
*Handgame Tournaments the Huntsman
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*Open Games - Casino
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*Arrive: Fort Hall, Idaho for
Barbara Ann Poowegup
Mart, age 80, of Whiterocks,
passed away Monday, September 22, 2014 at the St.
Marks Hospital in Salt Lake
Barbara was born July
27, 1934 in Ft. Duchesne
to Casper and Rhoda Arhi
Poowegup. She married Felix
Mart, Sr., he later died.
Barbara worked at Bottle
Hollow for about 30 years.
the night (Sho Ban Hotel)
She loved to play handgames,
*Leave: Fort Hall, Idaho at bingo, and cards. She enjoyed
10:00 am
traveling and has seen all the
*Arrive: CDA 6pm or 7pm states in the Western US. Her
Pacific Time
greatest joy was her family,
*Leave: CDA on Monday she cherished her children
Morning 10:00 am
and delighted in her grand,
great-grand and even a greatFOR Information call Angie
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“12/26/2000 - 09/29/2014”
Draven Aaron Nez
“07/12/1998 - 10/05/2014”
Monica Brenda Gardner,
age 13, of Whiterocks Road,
chose to return to heaven on
September 29, 2014.
She was born December
26, 2000, in Roosevelt, to
Willard Max Gardner, Jr.,
and Miriam Serawop.
Monica was an 8th grade
student at EagleView Elementary School. She was
always silly and tried to
make other people laugh.
Her hair was often a different color of the rainbow, she
liked to wear makeup, take
selfies, travel, sleep, and eat
ice cream, Hot Cheetos, and
drink Dr. Pepper. Her favorite pastimes were drawing,
writing poems, listening to
music, and "being one with
nature". She loved little kids,
being crazy, and the movie
"Down for Life."
She will be greatly missed.
You left this life too soon.
Monica is survived by her
father, Willard Gardner, Jr.;
mother, Miriam Serawop,
grandmother, Jodie W. Gardner, Leslie Brown; brothers and sisters, Elizabeth
Gardner, Matthew Gardner,
Draven Aaron Nez, age
16, of Ft. Duchesne, chose to
return to heaven on October
5, 2014.
Draven was born July 12,
1998 in Roosevelt to Blake
Aaron Nez and Sheena Marie
Draven was a junior at
Uintah River High School.
He enjoyed traveling, playing on his play station, fishing, going to the mountains
and his greatest joy was his 2
month old daughter, Emma.
She lightened up his life. He
loved spending time with
his family and learning the
native spiritual ways.
Draven is survived by his
mother, Sheena Brown, Las
Vegas; father, Blake Nez, Ft.
Duchesne; step-father Jessie
Casarez, SLC; his daughter,
Emma Anna Marie Nez,
Ft. Duchesne; brothers and
sisters, Alyssa LaRose (Paul
Rangel), Roosevelt; Ivanna
Nez, Blake Nez, Jr., Treven
Nez, all of Las Vegas, NV;
grandparents, Leslie Brown,
Las Vegas, NV; Percelina
Howell, Angela Shavanaux,
both of Ft. Duchesne; Venice
Shavanaux, Larry Nez, Sr.,
both of Ft. Duchesne; aunts,
Starlene Brown, Miriam
Serawop, Laura Nez, Dosty
Wyasket, Alice Howell, and
numerous aunts, uncles,
cousins, both near and far.
He was preceded in death
October 10, 2014
great-grandson. She had a
wonderful disposition, was
funny, kind, sweet, easy to
get along, considerate and
just a wonderful person. We
will miss her greatly.
She is survived by her
children, Elliott Mart, Whiterocks; Alta (Calvin Yellow
Horse) Mart, Ft. Duchesne;
siblings, Albert Poowegup,
Joan Lucero, Georgina Ridley, Frances Poowegup,
Nancy (Donald) Reed, all of
Whiterocks; Richard (Jolene)
Poowegup, Ft. Duchesne;
Deanna (Lyman) Poowegup,
Whiterocks; 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren
and 1 great, great, grandchild.
She was preceded in death
by children, Stewart Mart,
Marcus Mart, Lex Mart,
Felix Mart, Jr., Alex Mart,
Felicia Mart, Alicia Mart,
her siblings, Gary Poowegup,
Sr., Beth Kanowosh Poowegup, Homer Poowegup,
grandchildren, Bucky, Cody,
Delwyn, and Leavis.
Funeral services held
Friday, September 26, 2014
at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church. Burial in the John Harmes
Cemetery under direction of
the Hullinger Mortuary.
Julianna Gardner, Marcus
Gardner, all of Indian Bench;
Trinity Gardner, Larry Gardner, all of Grand Junction,
Ivanna Nez, Meliena, Yessenia, Hailey, Trevon Nez,
Blake Nez, Israel Ignacio;
aunts and uncles, Maureen
(Gregory Ignacio), Serawop;
P.J. Serawop, Parley (Winnifred) Serawop, Timothy
Sirewop, Connie Serawop,
Alisa Serawop, Twilah Gardner, Adam (Sabrina) Gardner,
Michelle Gardner, Mary
Villejas, Jerileen Willie,
Jonas & Joy Grant, Elaine
Willie, Dolli Willie, Betsy
Chapoose, Sheena Brown,
Starlene Brown, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death
by her grandparents, Willard
Gardner, Sr., Petro & Georgina Nephi Serawop, aunts and
uncles, Pauline "Wimpy" Nephi, SueAnn Nephi, Darlene
"Lolly" Nephi, Leland Nephi,
Whitney Nephi, Meredith
Serawop, Bennie Serawop,
Jessie Miller, Justin "Gus"
Gardner, Sean John, Morgan John, David Taaualo,
great-grandparents, David
Sr. & Gertrude Chapoose
Willie, Trudy Willie, Suni
Willie, Marietta Reed, Ina
Chapoose, and Bill & Lynn
Funeral services will be
held on Saturday, October
4, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., at the
Indian Bench Community
Building. There will be a
wake at her mother, Marty
Serawop’s, home located
on the Whiterocks Road on
Friday after 4 p.m.
Burial in the Randlett
Cemetery under direction of
the Hullinger Mortuary.
by his brother, Iran Nez,
grandparents, Ralph Brown,
Dwight & Alice Copperfield,
Hank LaRose, and aunts,
April Gardner, Julie Howell,
uncle Keith Nez, and cousin,
Monica Gardner.
Graveside services held on
Friday, October 10, 2014 at
11:00 a.m. at the John Harmes
Cemetery in Whiterocks. A
wake will be held on ThurCondolences may be shared
at www.hullingermortuary.