News From Ute Country

News From Ute Country
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Vol. 49 # 4 - November 21, 2014
“In Honor of those who fought”
CJ Bradford and Clifford Duncan’s family members who attended included, Luke Duncan,
Madeleine Martinez, Amy Cesspooch, Marley Sauter. UB-MC
Chairman Gordon Howell, Robert Lucero Veterans Program Director and Tribal Royalty lay a
wreath at the monument “Killed in Action”. Photos by Charlotte Navanick
A Veterans Day Walk
was sponsored by Painted
Horse Diabetes program
on Tuesday, November 11,
2014. Tribaldignitaries, royalty, veterans and
family members gathered
at the Northern Ute Tribe’s
Veterans Memorial park in
Fort Duchesne, Utah. Veterans Director-Robert
Lucero, PHDP DirectorCassandra Manning, AJ
Kanip, and Reffel Kanip all
spoke giving a history of
how and why they had the
Veterans walk and how it has
grown over the past 8 years;
seeing the new Veterans
park as a place to gather and
See Veterans Page 3
Native American Heritage Month Celebrated in
Montrose, Colorado Ute Museum Hosts American Indian Film Festival
Honors the Memory of Clifford
Sunday, November 8th
throughout the whole day the
Montrose Pavilion was the
site of this year’s American
Indian Film Festival. The
Ute Museum has hosted this
film festival annually and it
offered free to all. There were
many vendors set up. Several
families from Southern Ute
and Northern Ute attended
the film screenings. Mayor
Bob Nicholson kicked off
the festival by delivering a
On Scared Ground was
the thyme of films. Southern
Ute Elder Austin Box, spoke
about his life. Director CJ
Bradford MC the event. Dur-
ing the closing of the festival,
the Late Clifford Duncan was
honored by his friend and
colleges that he spend many
years with in the field. The
presentation shared photos
and conversations that he had
shared in his life time.
Inside This Issue
Rock Your Mocs Pg.2
Veterans Walk Pg. 3
Education Pg. 4,
Health Pg. 5
Jobs Pg. 6
Obituaries Pg. 16
Ute Indian Tribe v. State
of Utah, et al. Case No.
• Wednesday, December
3, 2014, 1:30 PM MST, a
Motion Hearing on 1) the
Ute Indian Tribe’s Motion
to Strike Duchesne County’s
Supplementation of the Record
(Dkt. 720); and 2) settlement of
orders regarding Myton City’s
Motion to Dismiss (within the
context of pretrial), Myton
City’s Motion for Summary
Judgment (within the context
of pretrial), and Duchesne
City’s Motion for Summary
Judgment (within the context
of pretrial) has been set before
the Honorable Judge Bruce S.
Jenkins, Room 7.200, NEW
U.S. Courthouse, 351 South
West Temple, Salt Lake City,
Utah 84101.
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News From Ute Country
Report on 71th Annual NCAI
Convention and Marketplace
Councilman Tony Small
Atlanta, Georgia –October 2014
By Tony Small
Uncompahgre Band Business Committee Representative
Last week I attended the
National Congress of American Indians 71st Annual
Convention and Marketplace
in Atlanta Georgia. Also in
attendance were Councilman
Phillip Chimburas, former
Chairwoman Irene Cuch,
Michelle Sabori, Quanah
Powaukee, Sandra Black,
Austin McCook, Jodi Gardner and Sonja Willie.
We were able to get three
resolutions passed by the
NCAI General Assembly
on behalf of the Ute Indian
The first, Resolution 14038 was titled: Support of
Federal Appeal on State
Attempt to Significantly
Narrow the Federal Definition of Indian Country. The
resolution addresses the Ute
Tribe v. Utah jurisdiction
case and the threat to tribal
jurisdiction over roadways
on reservation, and calls upon
the United States to intervene
on the Tribe’s behalf pursuant to its trust responsibility
to the Tribe to protect both
federal and tribal jurisdiction.
It also requests that NCAI file
an amicus brief with the court
on behalf of all the NCAI
member Tribes, as this is an
issue affecting all Tribes in
the United States.
The second, Resolution
14-035, was titled: General
Support for Bureau of Indian Affairs Rights-of-Way
on Indian Land Proposed
Regulations. The resolution
was put forward to stop the
Department of Interior from
applying state law in its proposed revisions to the right
of way regulations and also
from having those regulations apply retroactively to
past agreements or contracts,
which would impact oil and
gas development on the reservation. During a consultation
session with the Department of Interior that was
held during the conference,
other tribal representatives
also raised concerns that the
proposed regulations could
be improved with clarifications on other issues such as
piggybacking, tribal consent,
and continuing jurisdiction of
tribes. We agreed to amend
the resolution to address
these areas as well as the
comments that NCAI was
submitting to the Department
of Interior on this matter,
which were consistent with
the Ute Indian Tribe’s comments.
The third, Resolution 14024, was titled: Support for
S. 2440, “the BLM Permit
Processing Improvement
Act,” and Needed Amendments to Address Indian
Energy Development. The
resolution supports Senate
Bill 2440, a bill introduced
in this Congress that passed
the Senate by unanimous
consent on September 16th
and is now being “held at
the desk” in the U.S. House
of Representatives. This bill
includes a number of the Ute
Indian Tribe’s legislative
proposals to improve energy development in Indian
Country and streamline the
oil and gas permitting process. However, the bill did
not include one of the most
important proposals, the creation of a new Indian Energy
Regulatory Office that could
coordinate the administrative
tasks of the various agencies
and departments in the federal government that work on
Indian energy matters. The
resolution calls for an amendment to the bill to include this
important provision that will
allow for more oil and gas
drilling activity which will
result in more revenue for
the Tribe.
Each of these resolutions
will serve to advance the
Ute Tribe’s efforts to address
these important issues, and
with the support of NCAI, the
Business Committee will be
much stronger in our ongoing work to protect our tribal
jurisdiction, ensure Rights
of Ways are properly maintained on the reservation and
improve energy development
to maximize our revenue
and income from oil and gas
When U.S. Cavalry troops
rode onto the Ute Indian
Reservation in northwestern Colorado on September
29, 1879, they triggered a
chain of events that cost
the Utes their homeland: a
deadly battle at Milk Creek,
the killing of all men at the
Indian agency headed by
Nathan Meeker, and the
taking of three women and
two children who were held
hostage for 23 days. The Utes
didn’t seek a fight with the
whites, most of whom they
viewed as friends. However,
powerful whites in Colorado
wanted the Utes expelled.
The Meeker affair was an
opportunity to achieve that.
In Troubled Trails, Robert
Silbernagel casts new light on
the story of the Meeker Affair. Using details from his-
torical interview transcripts
and newspaper articles, he
reveals the personalities of
the major characters—both
Indian and non-Indian. He
tells the story from many
perspectives, including that
of Indian Agent Nathan
Meeker; the U.S. military;
Nicaagat, a leader of the
White River Utes; and Josephine Meeker, Nathan
Meeker’s daughter, who was
held hostage by the Utes.
Silbernagel took great pains
to tell a complete story, even
following on horseback the
trail taken by the Utes. As a
result, his book paints a multifaceted picture of what took
place and, most importantly,
his portrayal brings the Ute
side of the story into focus.
Author: Bob Silbernagel –
Troubled Trails
Ron Morrill, Hatchery Manager, and myself, Sport Fish Manager
stocked 5000 Rainbow Trout into Bottle Hollow this fall preparing
for ice fishing this winter. Fish came from Big Springs Hatchery.
Moc Your Rocks participants, all were winners! RC/UB
Rock Your Mocs activities
kicked off with a fashion
show, tipi demo, fry bread and
stew feast at Tribal headquarters in Fort Duchesne, Utah.
Under the direction of
Amy Cesspooch tribal members showed off a variety of
beaded moccasins as Austin
McCook read what their shoe
represented and story behind
there moccasins. Everyone Beautiful display of moccasins worn by tribal members.
were winners each recieving
a gift for their participation
in the fashion show.
Tipi demonstration.
Two groups of fry bread makers.
CJ Braford, Joy Grant, Jonas Grant Sr., Bob Silbernagel & wife Judy.
Troubled Trails Book Signing
November 21, 2014
During the tipi demonstration Reffel Kanip told
the group Ute Women in the
past usually set up the tipi
providing shelter for their Temperature in the teens didn’t stop the fry bread makers.
families. The tipi is over 20
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News From Ute Country
November 21, 2014
Ute Indian Tribe Veterans were honored November 11, 2014 during the Annual Veterans Walk. Flag ceremony, prayers were
said as tribal members held proudly photographs of family members who served in war. Photos by CN/UB
From Chairman
Gordon Howell
Good morning
We are here today to honor
the great men and women
that served in all branches
of the military Army, Navy,
Air Force, Marines, National
Guard and P.O.W’s.
They gave the ultimate
sacrifice for our people and
this great nation of ours during World War 1, World War
II, and Korean War, Vietnam
to Desert Storm. I’m so proud
to be Native American, we
as “Nu-Chu” people fought
for this country we loved so
much with honor and respect!
After all that was done for our
Ancestors our brave men and
women fought unselfishly
for this country we call the
United States of America,
for life, liberty and justice
for all Americans no matter
what race, religion you may
belong too.
So what does a Veteran
mean to me? It means Honor,
Courage, Respect and Perseverance, words Veterans live
by. Men and women who
served our country deserve
our up most respect.
But what exactly is a Vet-
eran? In my opinion someone
who has served our country
during times of war, someone who was or is currently
in the military. They live a
discipline life. They go off
to war to ensure our freedom
and protect our way of life.
They are heroes to us but
to them they’re just normal
people, they are modest, they
don’t look for praise, they
claim to just be doing their
job. They say things like the
real heroes are those who
didn’t return from war. That is
what a Veteran means to me.
We all dream of a day when
our children will come to us
as parents and ask what was
war? We can say to them our
brave men and women fought
for our Freedom and our way
of life, don’t forget it and take
that word lightly, Freedom!
Our military men and women
“wanted us to love them and
as much as they loved this
country” and willing to give
the ultimate sacrifice for it.
For that I say to you our
military men and women
past to present you have my
upmost respect for what you
did for us as Native Americans and for what you did for
this Great Country of ours.
So that I say to you thank
Southern Ute Chairman, council
races headed to runoff
Runoff election to take place Dec. 12
By Sacha Smith
The Southern Ute Drum
None of the 11 candidates
vying for a seat on Southern
Ute Indian Tribal Council
secured the majority vote in
the general election Friday,
Nov. 7. Therefore, the top two
candidates for chairman, and
the top four candidates for
the open council seats will
compete in a special runoff
election Friday, Dec. 12.
According to voting results certified by Tribal
Council on Wednesday,
Nov. 12 Clement J. Frost and
Joycelyn Peabody Dutchie
will participate in a runoff
election for Tribal Chairman.
Frost received 48.4 percent of
the votes, and Dutchie tallied
26.4 percent of the votes.
The candidate receiving the
highest number of votes in
the Dec. 12 election will
become the next chairman
of the Southern Ute Indian
Bernie Cuthair who was
also seeking chairmanship
received 25.2 percent of the
votes and will not move forward to the runoff election.
The top four council candidates advancing to the runoff
are: Aaron V. Torres with
28.3 percent, Amy J. Barry
with 33.4 percent, Janelle F.
Doughty with 24.4 percent,
and Tyson Thompson with
33 percent.
Those council candidates
not proceeding to the runoff:
Pathimi M. GoodTracks with
22.8 percent, Renee J. Cloud
with 11.4 percent, David
Latham with 24 percent, and
Andrew C. Frost with 22.4
There are 911 registered
Southern Ute voters. A total
of 520 ballots were cast for a
voter turnout of 57.1 percent.
The last day to register to
vote and request an absentee
ballot for the Dec. 12 election
is Tuesday, Dec. 2.
Southern Ute
Runoff Election
Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
Tribal Council Chairman
• Clement J. Frost
• Joycelyn Peabody Dutchie
Tribal Council MembersVote for two
• Aaron V. Torres
• Amy J. Barry
• Janelle F. Doughty
• Tyson Thompson
The candidate receiving
the highest number of votes
shall be elected.
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and commemorate those men
& women currently serving in
the armed forces. Chairman
Howell then recited a great
speech he had composed earlier that morning also giving
thanks and recognition to the
Veterans. Family members
and veterans in attendance
brought pictures to display as
they walked from the park to
the Headstart building where
a meal was provided.
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Veterans Day Celebrated at
Myton Elementary
November 21, 2014
Student Spotlight
Students at Myton Elementary celebrated Veterans
Day with a program, songs
and luncheon honoring Veterans.
Wilford Conetah United
States Navy and National
Guard Veteran attended the
event in his uniform, he is
pictured at the left.
2013 UIT Head Start Annual Mini Pow-wow in Ft. Duchesne. Photo by Kessley LaRose
2014 UIT Head Start Mini Pow-wow
Date: November 25, 2014
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Tre Teton
By Heath Lee
I interviewed Tre Teton on
September 23.
Tre is a senior. Some of
his hobbies are sewing, basketball, and water polo.
He wants to attend UNC.
For a career, he says he wants
to be a professional mud
His advice for his fellow
classmates is, “Ball is life!”
Our annual Mini Powwow is a learning experience
for all children to express
themselves through the Powwow songs and dancing.
This activity promotes
perceptual-motor development, time awareness,
coordination-with the use of
songs and foot movement to
help children learn to move
to a steady beat.
*11:35 am children will prepare for their lunch and eat
at 12:00 noon-board buses at
1pm from the Gym. Please
remember the routine times
may be earlier or later on
this day.*
UIT Head Start takes pride in
our native culture, by encouraging children and their families
to participate. Your child’s
participation provides the experience of dancing with their
peers and being supported by
the community. We are inviting
all singers and dancers to come
dressed and participate with our
little ones.
After the children have
danced and have eaten their
lunch at 12 noon, they will ride
the bus home as usual. *If you
decide to take your child-you are
required to sign out with your
Full Day children will need to
be picked up after the children
have eaten their lunch at the Ft.
Duchesne Gym.
*Thanksgiving vacation is November 26, 27, 2014. School
resumes Monday December
1, 2014.
Wishing everyone “Happy
Thanksgiving” from the staff
of Ute Indian Tribe Head Start
Student Spotlight
Native American Day
By Tiger Taveapont
In 1968, California established a state holiday called
American Indian Day. Governor Ronald Reagan signed
the paper to make it happen.
The name was later changed
to Native American Day.
It is celebrated every
year on the fourth Friday in
September. At first it was
only a California Holiday.
However, in 1989, it became
a holiday in South Dakota.
Governor George S. Mickelson proposed that they
make the holiday part of their
state’s holidays. Then in Tennessee, it became a holiday
Smoke and
Mimi’s Visit
Mimi and Smoke, the
couple that came last year
and talked about how students shouldn’t bully each
other, and how to live better
lives, came back this year on
October 23rd. Mostly
just Smoke talked this time,
and once again he shared the
sad story of their daughter’s
death, a result of bullying,
and left their positive message that it is better to learn
how to be respectful to each
They were accompanied
by Vaughn Eagle Feather
who talked about the positive things Native Americans
in 1994.
Now, it is celebrated nationwide. The purpose of the
holiday is to recognize and
celebrate the rich cultures and
traditions of Native Americans, and our contributions
to the world.
Did you know that the
game Lacrosse was invented
by Native Americans? Did
you also know that Native
Americans invented the
baby bottle, bunk beds, and
insecticides? These are all
useful inventions that the
world uses every day, and few
people know that it was Native Americans who invented
Coby Murray
By Vincent Quinn
On September 23rd, I
interviewed Coby Murray.
Coby is a sophomore here
at URHS.
Coby’s favorite hobby is
playing basketball.
Coby wants to go to UVU
for college. He says that he
wants to be a professional
basketball player for a career.
Coby’s words of advice
are: “Don’t get AIDS,” and
he agreed that “Ball is life,”
Staff Spotlight
We are so excited to imple- peers. Each school will have Middle School from 9:00 am
ment the Hope4Utah program at
Eagle View Elementary School
and Vernal Middle School. We,
along with all secondary schools
in Uintah, are beginning this
amazing program this year.
Hope4Utah has been shown
to reduce the number of youth
suicides by providing education, training, and expertise in
suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. Since
implementing this program the
Provo school district has not lost
a single student to suicide in the
past eight years!!
One of the program focuses
is on educating all students
about the warning signs of
suicide and training a group of
students in ways to help their
a HOPE SQUAD. Students
are nominated by their peers as
a person that is a friend to all,
listens well, trusted classmate.
Our orientation and beginning training was held Wednesday, November 19th at Vernal
-1:00 pm. The students from the
two schools share in instruction,
training and activities. We are so
excited to begin this journey.
You can also find information at
Week of Red Ribbon Activities deemed a
success at Eagle View
have contributed to society.
On big thing, is that the Navajo Code Talkers of World
War II, pretty much won the
war for the U.S. and its allies.
On positive message they
all left us with was: Do not
negotiate who you are, or
what you stand for!
Vaughn Eagle Feather
Ramona John
By Hopey Zufelt
On September 23rd 2014,
I interviewed Ramona John.
She’s been working here for
one year. (And since this
interview, she had her baby!
Ramona tutors in math.
She likes working with the
students best.
Her favorite thing to do is
play volleyball.
When I asked her if she
had any advice for the students of Uintah River High
School, Ramona said, “Finish
Ms. Evans’ New Book
Ms. Evans has another
new book out! This one is a
story about a sparrow named
Felicity who can talk and
read. In the story, she finds
herself in a situation where
she has to solve several
riddles before she can escape
from a hawk, whose name is
Grak, but can she solve them
in time before Grak eats her?
The name of the book is
Felicity~ A Sparrow’s Tale.
All members of the Eagle
View Student Leadership Circle
participated in the planning, direction and execution of events
for the students and school
community to raise awareness
of healthy lifestyles. Aligned
with the No Excuses philosophy
of all students graduating from
college, activities were focused
on a college theme. Daily activities included Crazy Hair Day,
Pajama Day and Hat Day with
Friday being an opportunity to
come dressed in the apparel of
your future career or as a college
mascot. Our students’ goals
include being a lawyer, surgical nurse, professional dancer,
athlete, actor, teacher and more.
Kalvin Stevensen chaired
the committee for the classroom
door decorating contest. Teachers cleverly incorporated their
college into a strong statement
against drugs and choosing a
healthy lifestyle instead. Slogans included; “These Bullfighters don’t say “Ole” They say
“No Way!” (University of Texas
Longhorns), “Vikings bring the
Hammer down on Drugs” (BYU
Idaho), “We earn our feathers by
being Drug Free” (U of U).
The traditional Pumpkin
Patch was lead by Brady Rasmussen. The dark auditorium
was the venue for the student’s
jack-o-lanterns. The carved
pumpkins filled the risers on
stage with glowing lights, spider
webs, music and the favorite
Halloween candy treat.
Our resident mad science
teacher, Mr. Browning opened
his laboratory with stations for
the students to view science
principles at work! From polyvinyl worms, to zinc sulfide,
quinine, fluorescein, uvu lights
and lots of dry ice, Eagle View
celebrated some mad science
with the help of some eighth
The annual Bookfair combined with a College Carnival
on Thursday evening drew in
a good crowd for books, fun,
games and food.
News From Ute Country
November 21, 2014
Take notice that the United
States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8 (U.S.
EPA) provides notice of, and
requests public comment
on, U.S. EPA’s proposed actions to issue a Prevention
of Significant Deterioration
(PSD) correction permit No.
that regulates air pollution
emissions from the following source located within
the Uintah and Ouray Indian
Reservation, Uintah County,
Deseret Power Electric Cooperative
Bonanza Power Plant
12500 East 25500 South
Vernal, UT 84078
The U.S. EPA is authorized to issue Clean Air Act
(CAA) PSD permits in Indian
country where EPA has not
approved a tribe to implement the PSD permit program. The Bonanza Power
Plant is located in Indian
country within the Uintah and
Ouray Indian Reservation.
Under the requirements of
40 CFR 52.21, sources are
required to obtain a Federal
PSD permit to construct a
new major stationary source
as well as a major modification of an existing major
stationary source. The Deseret Bonanza Power Plant
is a major stationary source.
The purpose of the proposed
permit action is to correct
errors in the Federal PSD
permit issued on February 2,
2001. U.S. EPA proposes to
determine that a project constructed by Deseret Power
in June of 2000, known as
the ruggedized rotor project,
was a major modification
for nitrogen oxide (NOx)
emissions, and therefore, is
subject to PSD permitting for
NOx. The Statement of Basis
(SOB) includes a proposed
Best Available Control Technology (BACT) determination for NOx. After application of NOx BACT under the
proposed correction permit
there will be a net reduction in NOx emissions and
therefore air emissions from
this proposal will not cause
or contribute to violations
of the National Ambient Air
Quality Standards (NAAQS)
or increment violation. U.S.
EPA is proposing to make this
correction as well as the other
changes as explained in the
SOB; and we are only seeking comments on these corrections and changes. These
proceedings are subject to the
administrative requirements
of 40 CFR 52.21 and 40 CFR
Beginning on December 5,
2014, members of the public
may review the administrative record for this proposal,
including a copy of the draft
correction permit prepared
by U.S. EPA, the SOB for
the draft correction permit,
and all supporting materials, at the U.S. EPA Region
8 office at 1595 Wynkoop
Street, Denver, Colorado
80202-1129. All documents
will be available for review in
the EPA Region 8 Technical
Library, Monday-Thursday,
from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
excluding federal holidays.
To obtain information, please
contact Michael B. Owens
at 303-312-6440. Please
be aware that government
identification with a picture,
such as a driver’s license,
is required to enter the EPA
building. Electronic copies of
the draft correction permit,
SOB, and all supporting
materials will be available for
review at: http://www2.epa.
The draft correction permit
and supporting materials are
also available for review in
hardcopy at the following
locations: Uintah County
Clerk’s Office, 147 East Main
Street, Suite 2300, Vernal,
Utah 84078, Phone: 435-7815361, the Ute Indian Tribe,
Energy and Minerals Office,
Air Quality, 988 South 7500
East, Fort Duchesne, Utah
84026, Phone: 435-725-4950
The public comment period on this draft permit action
will begin on December 5,
2014 and will end on January 19, 2015. All comments
should be addressed to Michael B. Owens, Air Program
(8P-AR), U.S. EPA, Region
8, 1595 Wynkoop Street,
Denver, CO 80202-1129,
or submitted electronically
following the instructions
provided at: http://www2.
All comments received
on or before the end of the
public comment period will
be considered in arriving at a
final decision on the proposed
correction permit. The final
permit decision is a public
record that can be obtained
upon request. A statement of
reasons for changes made to
the draft correction permit
and responses to all significant comments received will
be sent to all persons who
submitted comments and
contact information on the
draft correction permit or
requested notice of the final
correction permit decision.
If you believe any conditions proposed for correction
of the draft correction permit
are inappropriate, or that our
initial decision to prepare
a draft correction permit is
inappropriate, you must raise
all reasonably ascertainable
issues and submit all reasonably ascertainable arguments
supporting your position
by the end of the comment
period. Any supporting materials that you submit must
be included in full and may
not be incorporated by reference, unless they are already
part of the administrative
record for this permit proceeding or consist of State,
Tribal, or Federal statutes
and regulations, EPA documents of general availability,
or other generally available
referenced materials.
All comments that are
received will be included in
the public docket without
change and will be available to the public, including
any personal information
provided, unless the comment includes Confidential
Business Information (CBI)
or other information whose
disclosure is restricted by
statute. Information that
is considered to be CBI or
otherwise protected should
be clearly identified as such
and should not be submitted
through email. If a commenter sends e-mail directly
to the EPA, the e-mail address will be automatically
captured and included as
part of the public comment.
Please note that an e-mail or
postal address must be provided with comments if the
commenter wishes to receive
direct notification of EPA’s
final decision regarding the
proposed correction permit.
Any interested person may
request a public hearing, and
as such requests shall be in
writing, shall state the nature
of the issues proposed to be
raised in the hearing and be
addressed to Michael B. Owens, Air Program (8P-AR),
U.S. EPA, Region 8, 1595
Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO
80202-1129. Public hearing
requests shall be received on
or before January 19, 2015.
EPA’s final correction
permit decision will become
effective 30 days after the
service of notice of the decision unless;
1.A later effective date is
specified in the decision: or
2.The decision is appealed
to EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board pursuant to 40
CFR 124.19; or
3.There are no comments
requesting a change to the
proposed correction permit
decision, in which case the
final decision shall become
effective immediately upon
If you would like to be
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this or other CAA permits issued in Indian country, please
send your name and address
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Contact, Air Program (8PAR), U.S. EPA Region 8,
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email to [email protected]
Page 5 Ute Bulletin
Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Dinner
Ute Elders enjoy Thanksgiving dinner held at the Senior Center November 12, 2014.
A variety of health booths
and lunch were provided
during a Health Fair held
at the Fort Duchesne Gym
November 13, 2014.
Over 20 booths were set
up with new information
about different health topics.
This year Cochran Insurance
were on hand to assist tribal
members that are not working get insurance. A Self
Defense Seminar, learning
techniques that could save
your life and learning verbal, Jessica and Cassandra dish out some healthy foods during
environmental and physical the Health Fair.
emporwerment were taught
by Eddie Edmunds, Certified
Black Belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu.
The Health Fair is sponsored by Painted Horse
Diabetes and Transportation
Myth: A flask of Schnapps
in the ski jacket helps keep
you warm. Fact: Alcohol
actually causes the body to
loose heat
Myth: Rubbing frost bitten
areas of the body with snow
is a good emergency measure Fact: This actually can cause
more damage
Myth: Wind chill just makes
it feel colder but does not
worsen the affect on body
heat loss Fact: The “feels
like” temperature has the
same affect on the body in
terms of heat loss, frostbite,
hypothermia etc as if that
were the actual temp
Myth: Treat frostbite with
hot water. Fact: Because
of numbness hot water can
be dangeous. Instead warm
the area with water that is
luke warm or with body heat
such as the heat of the armpit
Fact: Lake ice that has been
frozen a long time is safer Fact: False Ice frozen for two
weeks under same conditions
and thickness is at the optimal
safety level Furthermore
river ice can be far more
Myth: Gas mileage for cars
is consistent anytime of year. Fact: Gas mileage decreases
with cold weather
Myth: A fireplace is a good
economical way to heat
the house Fact: An open
fireplace is an energy loser
with most heat going out the
chimney. Keep the damper
tightly closed when not in use
as hot air rises anyway
Myth: Space heaters save
money Fact: While they
serve the purpose of supplimental heat in more confined
areas they are not efficient at
all and also can be a safety
Some “Did you Knows?”
An improperly vented
fireplace can cause carbon
monozide poisening
Prewarming you car in the
Ute Family Services are
in need of Ute Foster Care
homes and Emergency Placements. If you would like to
become a Foster Care and/
or Emergency placement
please call Ute Family Services at 435-725-4054 and
speak with the Foster Care
Martha Murray
UIT Family Services
Foster Care Recruiter
435-725-4885 (Direct Line)
435-725-4054 (Office)
435-823-0147 (24 hour on
call phone)
Roberta Windchief spins the wheel winning a prize at Emergency Management booth.
I T ’ S T H AT
BIA Forestry now has
Christmas Tree Tags available for Tribal members.
Tags can be picked up at
the Forestry or Fire Offices
during regular business
hours 8-4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. You
will need your Tribal ID
and there is a limit of one
per household. “Forestry
would like to wish you all a
“Happy Thanksgiving and
say thanks for your help in
keeping our reservation
safe and wildfire free!!
Correction in the last Veterans
Issue: “Buddy Wyasket” was
incorrect it should have read “Bud
garage without proper ventalation is extremely dangerous
Avoid getting gasoline
or alcohol on skin while
de-icing or fueling car or
snowmotbile or blower as
these materials in contact
with skin increase heat loss
Letting a faucit drip slowing prevents freezing
For pipes located in walls
behind kitchen cabinets,
leaving doors open helps
prevent freezing
Infants and the elderly lose
body heat more easily than
adults and more at risk
Frozen rivers are more
dangerous that frozen lakes
Eddie Edmunds isn’t choking her but showing her the techniques what to do incase you find yourself in this situation.
News From Ute Country
Ute Bulletin Page 6
Summons For
Ute Tribal Enterprises,LLC
Job Openings
Job descriptions and apAccepting applications for: plication forms are available
at the front desk, Ute Tribal
Ute Plaza Grocery Market Enterprises, LLC, or at the
(1) Cashiers
location of business.
For more infomation,
Ft. Duchesne-Ute Petro- contact us at 435-722-3136
leum (2) Deli Workers
or stop by and visit with the
MANAGER of business.
Myton- Ute Petroleum
(1) Stocker (1) Cashier
Ute Crossing Trading Post
(1) Sale Associate Closing
Date: 11/28
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:
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.
Ute Indian Tribe
Job Vacancy
Annoucement: November 17, 2014 - December 8, 2014
(Note: Tribal Preference will be exercised)
DepartmentPosition Closing Date
Energy & Minerals 2014-007EducatorHealth Education DirectorDecember 8, 2014
2014-011Senior CitizensTransit/Bus DriverDecember 8, 2014
2014-012Senior CitizensActivities CoordinatorDecember 8, 2014
2014-013Senior CitizensAssistant Cook IIDecember 8, 2014
2014-016EducationTeacher URHSDecember 8, 2014
2014-017EducationEvening LibrarianDecember 8, 2014
2014-018EducationGarden MaintenanceDecember 8, 2014
2014-019EducationLibrary MediaDecember 8, 2014
Aide/Secretary II
2014-025URHS/EducationCounselorDecember 8, 2014
Social Services
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.
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.
December 8, 2014
2014-028Social ServicesSocial WorkerDecember 8, 2014
2014-029ProsecutionAssistant Tribal ProsecutorDecember 8, 2014
Security Officer (5) Positions
December 8, 2014
Natural Resource/Land Use Resource Ranger Tech I
December 8, 2014
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
Production Foreman
Finish Grader Operator - $20.00 - $25.00 per hour
Child Protection Specialist
Est. 1987
Dozer Operator - $20.00 - $24.00 per hour
For details on the requirements for a position and how
to apply go to the bulletin board at the Tribal Personnel
December 8, 2014
Laborer with CDL License preferred - $14.00 to
$16.00 with CDL per hour
Parts Manager/Mechanic - Salary $60,000.00 per year
Petroleum Engineer
2014-098Water RightsField HydrologistDecember 8, 2014
Scraper Operator - $20.00 - $24.00 per hour
Heavy Equipment Mechanic - $28.00 - $33.00 per hour
November 21, 2014
Linn Energy is announcing
an immediate job opening
for a Field Operator 1 position. Information as follows:
1. Successful completion of
company required physical
2. Successful passing of a
drug and alcohol screen
(Random drug and alcohol
screening after hired)
3. Proof of ability to work in
the United States
4. Must pass a background
5. Must be able to operate
a motor vehicle in the state
of Utah
(Copy of driving record from
DMV must be submitted)
6. Must have 5 years experience working in the oilfield
or 1 year pumper experience
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Water Services Well Operator
Monitor and maintain Newfield’s water flood
operation to include the
maintenance and operation
of water injection facilities
and injection wells.
Responsible for the dayto-day water injection operations to include: Injection
Plants, Injection Lines, and
gathering of pressure and
rates of injection wells. Must
have a working knowledge
of: Single and Multi-cylinder
engines, Triplex pumps,
Centrifugal pumps, and
Water filtration. High School
degree or GED equivalent
is required. Must be able to
lift between 50-100 pounds
on occasion, 25 pounds on
a daily basis. Please contact
Aleesha Mecham for additional requirements and
to apply at 435-646-4942 or
[email protected]
Position will close November
23rd, 2014.
Summons For
1. High School diploma or
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
1. Maintain and oversee daily
Water Truck Driv- oil & gas operations
2. Maintain accurate record
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keeping of production
3. Proper maintenance of all
Operate a Newfield water assigned equipment
truck in a safe and compli- 4. Follow daily directions
ant manner, hauling water from Foreman / Supervisor
as required. All new drivers
are typically hired into night BENEFITS:
positions, with possibility
of moving to days based on 1. Competitive salary
seniority. Class A Commer- 2. Insurance
cial Driver’s License (CDL) 3. Vacation
with tanker endorsement is 4. 401K
required, as well as, CDL
driving experience within the If interested, please bring
previous 5 years. High School resume to our office by 4:00
diploma or GED equivalent PM Dec 3, 2014
Please contact Aleesha Linn Energy
Mecham for additional re- Attn: Tara Knutson
quirements and to apply at Administrative Supervisor
435-646-4942 or [email protected] 4000 SOUTH, 4028 WEST Position will ROOSEVELT, UTAH 84066
Diesel Mechanic (Nights)
Responsible for proper
maintenance on Newfield
to another. Date this 10 day
of September, 2014. Cleve Ute Bulletin Deadline water trucking fleet; responsible for servicing,
Hatch Ute Tribe Family
November 25, 2014
troubleshoot and repairing
Services Attorney. 435-725Paper Out
mechanical problems as well
4872 Published in the Ute
as replacing failed parts.
Bulletin. Date on issue.
Schedule will begin during
day shift and eventually
move to nights. Must have
a Class A CDL with tanker
endorsements. Minimum of 5
years occupational mechanical experience is required.
High school degree or GED
equivalent required. 5 years
of experience with heavy
truck repair and maintenance
preferred. 2 years diesel engine repair preferred. Please
contact Aleesha Mecham for
additional requirements and
to apply at 435-646-4942 or
[email protected]
Position will close November
30th, 2014.
News From Ute Country
November 21, 2014
Page 7 Ute Bulletin
Dancers practice at Rice Stadium for November 21, 22, 2014 basketball and football half time games.
The Northern Ute Tribe
will be well represented at
the University of Utah during a basketball & football
game November 21-22,
2014. From a Memorandum
of Understanding that was
signed earlier this year between U of U and the Ute
tribe, an opportunity of tribal
representation was born. In
the past the University had
only used “Runnin Utes” as
their name/mascot.
Before 1972, the university used the "Redskins"
interchangeably with "Utes.”
Swoop, a red-tailed hawk, is
the mascot of the Utah Utes
sports teams. The university
introduced Swoop in 1996.
Originally the school's mascot was an American Indian,
but was dropped when the
school stopped using the
redskins nickname. Later
Hoyo, a cartoon Indian Boy,
became an unofficial mascot,
but was also dropped. During
the 1980s the Crimson Warrior, a Caucasian horseman
dressed in Indian “costume,”
would ride onto the field
before home football games
and plant a lance into a bale
of hay. The warrior was considered more a symbol of the
school than a mascot.
In recent years with controversy arising from “mascot” issues nationwide, the
University and the Ute tribe
have decided to keep the
“UTE” name associated
with the school. Instead of
taking away the name they
have decided to EDUCATE
the students and fans of the
University of Utah on what
a Ute is and what it means to
be Ute. The “UTE PROUD”
campaign was launched dur-
Team "Hawks" played in
Vernal at Uintah Recreation
Center, the league in 3rd and
4th grades. League games
started on November 1, 2014
and they will end on December 18, 2014. Practices are
Monday through Thursday
from 4pm to 5 pm. Practice
consists of dribbling, passing
and man to man defense and
running together as a team. They are all very talented
players I enjoy working with
them, and encouraging them
to stay in school and work
hard at each practice.
Team consists of 3-1st
graders, 4-2nd graders, 2-3rd
graders for a total of 9 players.
Gracelyne Blackhair, Anthony Cesspooch, Lilly Lang,
Anden Reed, Wyatt Reed,
Lilliani Serawop, Devinity
Tauaalo, Ujaydale Trujillo,
GJ Trujillo, I will email you
a total of (6) pictures.
Thank you,
Coach Doylene Cesspooch
ing the summer and has been
effective in its purpose to
educate the public; there are
Ute Native Americans; they
do reside in Utah; they are
proud people; Utah state lines
were drawn on their original
The Ute Tribe was invited
to participate and perform at
the UofU vs. UC-Riverside
basketball game (Nov 21.)
and at the UofU vs. University of Arizona football
game (Nov 22.) which is
also ‘senior day’ for the
football team. A committee
was formed and notifications
& publications went out via
email, the tribal newspaper,
and radio program calling
tribal members to come out,
support, and share their input
for the planning phases leading up to performing at the
A call for dancers & singers was then put out, and
practices started taking
place at the tribal gymnasium weekly. Throughout
this process it has always
been emphasized by tribal
guardians that the pride
and joy of the Ute Tribe
is our children. They are
the main focus and will
be highlighted during the
weekends events. All that
is done has been with the
children in mind. So with
that a practice on the UofU
field took place Saturday,
November 15th. There was
so much positive feedback
from the University, parents,
and those in attendance. It is
exciting to have the Ute Tribe
represented at UofU functions…..FINALLY!!! The
tribe will host a tailgate party
before the football game on
Saturday. Everyone is proud
of all the kids for their commitment and dedication of
making it to the practices
and meetings. Thank you
parents, grandparents, guard-
ians, aunts, uncles, and other
family members for taking
the time to get the little ones
to practice and to be a part of
the performance.
News From Ute Country
Ute Bulletin Page 8
November 21, 2014
Happy Birthday Wishes
Monique Wopsock passed away Nov. 16, 2014
Deno Pike passed away Nov. 17, 2014
Clifton Manning passed away Nov. 19, 2014
Karnell Murdock passed away Nov. 20, 2014
Ernest Martinez Sr. funeral info pending.
More information will be made available in the December
5, 2014 Ute Bulletin Issue. Our condolences goes out to
the families.
How did you do it? In just one quick year,
you learned to make everyone smile ear to
ear! And now it’s your birthday, so turn on
YOUR smile! Be happy
and celebrate-one-yearold style!
Happy First Birthday
Scarlet Honey Redfoot
Love, your family near
& far.
Happy Belated Birthday
Wishes goes out to Oland
Bow 11/14/2014
Happy Birthday wishes
goes out to Gail Hannah
Life is to short to wake up
with regrets. So love the
people who treat you right,
forget about the ones who
don’t. Believe everything
happens for a reason. If
you get a second chance,
grab it with both hands. If
it changes your life, let it.
Nobody said life would be
easy, they promised it would
be worth it.
Loads of Love & Warm
Wishes, Love your family
2014 Northern Ute Thanksgiving Pow-wow
November 27, 28, 29, 2014
Fort Duchesne, Utah
Host Drum:
A D:
Head Drum Judge:
Young Bear
Mandaree, ND
Lawerence Baker,
New Town, ND
Alvin Windyboy
RockyBoy, MT
Darren Cuch,
Indian Bench, UT
Drum Contest
1st Place: $5,000.00 2nd Place: $4,000.00
3rd Place: $3,000.00 4th Place: $2,000.00
2 Consulations Awarded
Adult/ Senior Categories
1st Place:
2nd Place:
3rd Place:
4th Place:
Golden Age Category Combined
Teen Category
1 Place:
2nd Place:
3rd Place:
4th Place:
Junior Category
1st Place:
2nd Place:
3rd Place:
4th Place:
Drum Contest & Dance Category Money Guaranteed
First Grand Entry Thursday Nov. 27, 2014 @ 7:00P.M. at the Fort Duchesne
Point System in effect Friday 7:00P.M. Grand Entry
Pow-wow Committee Special
Brooke & Emma Kanip coming back into Circle
More specials TBA
Arts & Craft Booth
$250.0 Food Booth
For more information please contact Sandy Black, Vendor Coordinator/ 435-823-6132, Buffy
Arrowchis 435-823-4009 or Bruce Pargeets Chairman/ 435-828-7032, Leroy Cesspooch ViceChairman/435-828-7046 Judy Pargeets Treasurer/ 435-725-4079 or
Ambie Redfoot Secretary/435-823-4887