News From Ute Country PRSRT STD US Postage PAID Fort Duchesne, UT Permit No. 1 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2015 From the Ute Indian Tribe RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED UTE BULLETIN P.O. Box 100 Ft. Duchesne, Utah 84026 P.O. Box 190 Fort Duchesne, Utah 84026 Uintah & Ouray Indian reservation Vol. 49 # 6 - December 19, 2014 Meeting with State Water Negotiating Team, Central Utah Water Conservancy District Representatives and Ute Indian Tribe Business Committee, Water Commission members and Attorneys, Fredricks Peebles & Morgan LLP (FPM) during CRWUA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada December 7-13, 2014. Back Row, left to right: Gina LaRose, Secretary, Ute Tribal Business Committee (UTBC); Boyd Clayton, Deputy State Engineer, Utah; N. Gawain Snow, General Manager, Uintah Basin Water Conservancy District and Board of Trustees for the Central Utah Water Conservancy District (CUWCD); Robert Leake, Regional State Engineer, Utah; Eric Millis, Deputy Director, Utah Division of Water Resources; Lee Wimmer, Assistant General Manager, CUWCD; Kermit Wopsock, Member, Ute Water Rights Commission; Duane Moss, Attorney, Ute Water Rights Commission; Joy Grant, Member, Ute Indian Tribe; Claria Pinnecoose, Member, Ute Water Rights Commission; Second Row, left to right: James Greer, Assistant Engineer, State of Utah; Kent Jones, Utah State Engineer; Ron Wopsock, Vice-Chairman of the UTBC; Phillip Chimburas, UTBC Councilman; Gordon Howell, Chairman of the UTBC; Bruce Ignacio, UTBC Councilman; Delana Mart, Member, Ute Water Rights Commission; Gene Shawcroft, Deputy General Manager, CUWCD. Front Row, left to right: Joanne Curry, Attorney, Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP (FPM); Tony Small, UTBC Councilman; Tom Fredericks, Attorney, FPM; Dr. Wold Mesghinna, Tribal Water Engineer, Natural Resources Consulting Engineers, Inc. Not pictured: Stewart Pike, UTBC Councilman; Jeremy Patterson, Attorney, FPM; Norm Johnson, Assistant Attorney General, Utah. UTE TRIBAL BUSINESS COMMITTEE MEETS WITH FEDERALAND STATE TEAMS TO CONTINUE NEGOTIATIONS RELATED TO WATER COMPACT AND TRIBAL STORAGE NEEDS Las Vegas, NV – De- mittee met with the Federal the Tribe’s storage needs in cember 10-11, 2014. The Team negotiating the Ute Flaming Gorge Reservoir Ute Tribal Business Com- Water Compact to discuss while in Las Vegas, Nevada, attending the Colorado River Water Users Association annual conference. Members of the Ute Indian Water Rights Commission also attended. Federal representatives at the meeting included Reed Murray, Chairman of the Team and Director of the Central Utah Project Completion Act (CUPCA); Wayne Pullen, Bureau of Reclamation, Deputy Area Manager; Cathy Wilson, BIA Phoenix Region, Division Chief of Natural Resources (via telephone); and Grant Vaughn, Department of Interior, Solicitor’s Office. Chairman Howell provided an introduction, explaining that the Business Committee wanted to discuss the need to secure storage in Flaming Gorge Reservoir so that the Tribe can develop its reserved water rights for the benefit the Tribe and its members. The Business Committee discussed the Tribe’s reserved water rights in the Green River. They explained that in 1992 Congress approved the transfer of 113,378 acre-feet of Tribal water rights from the Uintah Basin to the Green River. This benefitted the growing population on the Wasatch Front so that they could use the Tribe’s Uintah Basin water. Because the Green River flows mostly through a canyon making it inaccessible for irrigation, the Tribe needs a way to put these water rights to use. With the additional water rights from the White River Basin and tributary creeks, there is about 199,000 acre-feet of reserved water rights that can benefit the Tribe if it is stored in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir to be used by the See Meeting Page 3 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS December 17,2014 Ute Indian Tribal Veterans raised flags half-staff during the National Pearl Harbor Rememberance Day December 7, 2014 at Veterans Memorial Park in Fort Duchesne, Utah. See Veterans Page 7 The Ute Tribal Business Committee ("Business Committee"), the governing body of the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, requests competitive development proposals from Oil and Gas Companies for the development of lands identified as Block 1 and Block 2, attached hereto. Block 1 and Block 2 will be considered separately. This Request for Proposal shall be by competitive sealed bid. All proposals shall include a Term Sheet. Preference will be given to those bids that include the ability for the Tribe or a tribal entity to participate in the development under the development proposal. An agreement may be awarded to the highest and best offer with the proposed terms most beneficial to the Tribe. The Business Committee reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Proposals See Proposal Page 3 Chairman Clement Frost Southern Ute 2014 Inauguration Chairman Frost, Councilman Tyson Thompson and Councilwoman Amy Berry took the oath of office for the Southern Ute Tribal Council on Monday, December 15, 2014. Ute Chairman Gordon Howell and Councilman Phillip Chimburas gave their well wishes to the Southern Ute Council and the people of the Southern Ute Tribe. MC-UB Councilman Tyson Thompson Councilwoman Amy Berry Ute Tribal Business Committee Helps Defeat Resolution On Clean Water Act That Would Diminish Tribal Jurisdiction Over Reservation Water Las Vegas, NV – December 10, 2014. Members of the Ute Tribal Business Committee participated in the bi-monthly Ten Tribes Partnership meeting held on December 10, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Members of the Ute Water Rights Commission also attended. The Ten Tribes Partnership (Partnership) was formed in 1992 and is composed of the ten Tribes with reserved water rights in the Colorado River. All of the Ute Indian Tribe’s reserved water rights are in the Colorado River Basin. The purpose of the Partnership is the development and protection of Tribal water resources and addressing technical, economic, and practical issues related to the operation of the Colorado River. The Partnership members reviewed a resolution proposed for adoption by the Colorado River Water Users Association (CRWUA) membership at their annual meeting in Las Vegas that would support changes to certain requirements under the Clean Water Act. The purpose of the Act is to protect the quality of water sources by eliminating pollution from the waterways. Congress amended the Clean Water Act in 1987 so that the Environmental Protection Agency could treat Indian Tribes as States for purposes of the Act. Tribes can choose to set their own water quality standards. The proposed resolution would narrow Indian tribes’ authority to establish their See Clean Water Act Page 2 Inside This Issue Birthday Wishes Pg.2 BC Update Pg. 3 Education Pg. 4, Health Pg. 5 Jobs Pg. 6 Veterans Pg. 7 Obituaries Pg. 8 Ute Bulletin Page 2 Letter of Appreciation I feel like I should write this letter. I know it is late this happened end of August. My yard was overflowing with Silver Maple little trees-out of control and taking over my yard. I had a lot of junk around my place. Like old appliances, stoves, refrigerators, shell campers etc. etc I called the senior citizen center to ask for help if they could come and help me out since I am an elder. The Director said that all her equipment was in the shop. She did say she could call me when she gets them. I haven’t heard from her. I was at the post office talking with another elder. He told me he had the same problem-that he needs help with cleaning his yard and other physical things like lifting heavy things. He said he was helped by a young man-Farrel McCook’s department Parks & Recreation, and his young crew. I decided to call him. Within a few days he was at my house with his young crew. They mowed my lawn, cut the little trees down, hauled off my trash, and hauled off the junk that has been accumulated over the years. The reason I am writing this letter publicly is to thank Farrel and his young crew. I really appreciate all their help. Also there is another young man I wanted to recognize, his name is Refel Remerize. He is Roxy Myore’s son. He helped me with my electrical plug-ins. He checked and replaced most of them. One of my plug-ins was so old and greased that he said it could have caused a fire. After he finished he went next door to help my niece Ranae Myore-Marquez. He fixed her electrical plug-ins, her wall, putting in a door to her restroom for her privacy. Like I was saying both Ranae and I appreciate these young people helping us elders. I wish we could get a separate department to help the elders, handicapped, and others that need help with our yard work cutting our lawns and in the winter to clear off our drive ways. I know people will say we do have a department; the Senior Citizen Department. I feel they don’t have anyone to do that for us. Most of us have to pay for services; even our family and relatives if they help. Once again THANK YOU to all the people that helped us out. Signed: Geneva Accawanna News From Ute Country Happy Birthday Wishes Happy Birthday Ms. Sundae J.J. Pargeets 12 years old 12/10 To a father, a daughter will always remain Daddy’s little girl no matter how old she gets. To a Mother, a daughter will always remain that little piece of her own heart and soul. We thought that the most beautiful memory of our lives is when we held your tiny fingers for the first time. Every single priceless moment of watching you grow up has made our lives December 19, 2014 as beautiful as it possible can be. As parents we hope that you touch the lives of thousands of other people with the same happiness, care and love that you have touched ours. Raising a wonderful daughter like you has not only been the joy of our lives but also our reason to live. So for your special day, close your eyes take a deep breath and receive your birthday kiss from your special angel above. Always remember we love you and think the world of you. Darryl Vigil Ten Tribes Partnership - Jicarilla Apache Nation addresses the annual meeting. Love you, Dad, Mom Clean Water Act use. Their standards were at the Partnership meeting From Page 1 challenged by the City of against the CRWUA resoluHappy Birthday our own water quality standards Albuquerque. The Tenth tion and urged the Partnership Little Sister if they were more stringent Circuit Court of Appeals af- to oppose it. He described You are our little sister by than federal or state standards firmed the Pueblo’s right to the resolution as an attempt birth, but we are friends by and they caused an economic establish its own standards to diminish Tribal rights, heart. We may be family by burden on cities and other for the water over which self-governance, and sovdefault, but we have been water users who would be it has jurisdiction, even ereignty over Tribal water BFF’s from the start. We required to comply with the though they were greater sources. The Partnership may be siblings, without Tribal standard. In 1996, the than the federal and state was successful in getting the choice, but we chose to be Pueblo of Isleta established requirements and upstream resolution removed from the much more. Wishing you water quality standards that dischargers have to comply CRWUA consideration, and nothing but the best little sis- included Indian-related pur- with the downstream tribal it did not receive approval of ter. Love Brother Chandler, poses for the use of its water, standards. the CRWUA membership. Sister Ivana & Kyle, and the in particular, for ceremonial Chairman Howell spoke one and only street fighting Nephew Ryu I would like to send A BIG SHOUT out to: The DECEMBER BABIES Happy 10th Birthday To our baby girl Princess Wind Song Howell Dec. 10, 2014. Your growing into such a awesome young lady and we wish you all the best on your special day. With all our love, Mom, Dad and all your brothers and sisters Happy Birthday To Henry P. Appawora 12/26 Lawrence Jenks III Rosie Jenks UTE BULLETIN Deadline January 8, 2015 Paper Out January 22, 2015 Deadline January 22, 2015 Paper Out January 30, 2015 Alena Redfoot: 12/6 Zhaylil LiEarl: 12/10 Tiffany Cesspooch: 12/11 Canelo Murray: 12/13 Sela Kaufusi: 12/13 Ruthel Johnson: 12/14 Symphony Ignacio: 12/15 Suvon Smith: 12/22 Dillon Serawop Sr: 12/23 Endyrie Kaufusi: 12/25 Raymond Smith: 12/26 I love you all so much.. And wish you nothing but the best. Thank you for being a part of me and my little tribe’s life. You Don’t know how much we appreciate all you do for us. I know there are more B-days I probably left out; because we have so much December babies ha, ha, ha; but just know that you are on my mind and in my prayers.And Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year my Friends, Family and Ute Rez. I Love you dearly no UIT Public Transit Routes will not run: We d s / T h u r s 1 2 / 2 4 / & 12/25/2014 and Weds/ Thurs 12/31/2014 and 01/01/2015 Indian Mineral Owners Oil & Gas Royalty Question and Answer Session Jan. 15, 2015 - Ute Crossing Grill 9-12 Noon Ft. Duchesne Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2015 Ute Bulletin Disclaimer Ute Bulletin/Public Relations PO Box 100 Fort Duchesne, UT 84026 The Ute Bulletin is published bi-monthly by the Ute Indian Tribe, Ute Bulletin staff. Our paper is printed byRichfield Printing, Richfield, Utah and mailed Friday from Fort Duchesne Post Office. 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Public Relations news radio information can be forwarded by email to the Director by 9:30 am to be aired on KNEU 1250 AM Ute News Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Director Public Relations/Ute Bulletin/Editor: Robert J. Colorow 435-725-4941 [email protected] Secretary/Reporter: Charlotte Navanick 435-722-5141 ext. 4940 [email protected] Reporter/Photographer: Kessley LaRose 435-722-5141 ext. 4944 [email protected] Media Specialist: Mariah Cuch 435-722-5141 ext. 4938 [email protected] Media: Regina Buffalo 435-722-5141 ext. 4942 [email protected] Temporary - Ute Radio Jacqueline Tapoof 435-725-4943 December 19, 2014 News From Ute Country Chairman Howell meets with Department of Justice Attorneys During the CRWUA Conference UIT Public Relations/Ute Bulletin managed a booth and provided a brochure concerning Ute Indian Water Rights Commission and Department. Pictured LtoR; Kermit Wopsock, Water Commission member; Rep. Phillip Chimburse; Chariman Gordon Howell; Rep. Tony Small; Rep. Bruce Ignacio; Mariah Cuch, PR/UB; Gina LaRose, BC Secretary and Delana Mart Water Commission member. Not pictured Regina Buffalo PR/UB Photo by RC/UB MEETING From Page 1 Tribe. This amounts to about 25% of the Tribe’s total reserved water rights. A pump storage power plan that the Business Committee has been considering as one way to use its reserved water rights was also described. This plan requires Tribal water rights stored behind Flaming Gorge Reservoir. It would generate power that the Tribe could then sell. If the water is stored, it can also be put to use through leases by the Tribe to third parties for municipal and industrial use. The Business Committee also informed the Federal Team that the Tribe is developing a Tribal Storage Plan that includes construction of a storage facility on the Uinta River and rehabilitation of the Uintah Indian Irrigation Project, especially on the Lake Fork River. This plan will address the severe water shortages in the Project that result from insufficient natural flows in the river after mid-July for the Tribal irrigators. These plans are tentative and the Business Committee discussed the cost of them with the Federal Team and the need to find funds to support the Plan. Finally, the group discussed resolving these issues over the next year so that the proposed Water Compact negotiations can be completed. The Business Committee and Water Rights Commission also met with the incoming Assistant Secretary of Water and Science, Jennifer Gimbel, who oversees the Central Utah Project Completion Office and the Bureau of Reclamation. Ms. Gimbel was provided with an overview of the Tribe’s history in trying to settle its reserved water rights and the government’s 1965 promise for storage, which was never built, and asked to support the Tribe in settling these issues and finalizing an acceptable Water Compact for the Tribe and its members. She indicated she was very interested in the Tribal Storage Plan and encouraged the Business Committee to continue meeting with the Federal and State teams. The Business Committee also met with the State Water Team in Las Vegas, to continue their negotiations to resolve issues that are hindering completion of the Ute Water Compact. Members of the Water Rights Commission also attended. The Business Committee invited representatives of the Central Utah Water Conservancy District (CUWCD) to participate in the meeting to discuss the Tribe’s storage needs. The CUWCD Deputy General Manager and Assistant General Manager, as well as the Uintah Basin Water Conservancy District Gen- eral Manager, a trustee on the CUWCD Board, attended the meeting. The Business Committee explained the Tribe’s storage needs and explained that this issue must be resolved if the Tribe is going to put its reserved water rights to full use, and discussed the continued need for Tribal storage in the Uintah Basin for lands under the Uintah Indian Irrigation Project. The Business Committee is looking at developing Tribal water rights through leasing opportunities that will benefit the Tribe and community. The CUWCD representatives indicated an interest in working with the Tribe to resolve its storage issues, and in leasing opportunities and developing a river management plan that can closely monitor Indian and non-Indian use of the water in the Uintah Basin, which will ensure Indian water rights are protected from misuse. The federal and state representatives responded positively to the Business Committee’s ideas on developing the Tribal reserved water rights. The Business Committee will continue to move forward with its plans and pursing negotiations that will secure the Tribe’s water rights through a Water Compact for the Tribe that includes support for the Tribe’s development of its water resources. Chairman Gordon Howell at the Tribal Financial Management Conference in Palm Springs, California on December 8th. Also on the panel was John Pebbles, attorney and Dan Lewis of Sovereign Finance. Chairman Gordon Howell delivers address at Tribal Finance Conference The Ute Indian Tribe is investing its money with the best investment firms in the world, are the words Chairman Gordon Howell (Whiteriver Band Representative) shared at the Second Annual Tribal Financial Management Symposium held in Palm Springs, California on December 8th. Chairman Howell sat on a panel of presenters to provide “An Update on Financing in Indian Country.” The Ute Indian Tribe provided a case study on financing the Tribal Justice Center project, where construction has been ongoing since the summer next to the Tribal Administration building. The audience responded with applause to Chairman Howell’s comments on the Tribes efforts to ensure a bright future for the children and families of the Tribe through diversification of investments. And further through investing into future infrastructure and programs that benefit the youth. Historically Tribes have not been able to access tax exempt bonds to fund infrastructural improvements, like the Ute Justice Center project. These bonds used to finance government projects enjoy an exemption from federal income tax on the interest returns from their gross incomes, which could mean millions of dollars of savings. However the Justice Center is significant because the Tribe was able to use creativity and secure a low interest loan from Morgan Stanley to fund the bulk of the project and experience a similar or even better amount of savings. The Chairman was joined at the conference by Councilman Tony Small (Uncompahgre Band Representa- tive), Councilman Phillip Chimburas (Whiteriver Band Representative) and Councilman Bruce Ignacio (Uintah Band Representative). 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 Tribe. Chairman Attends White House Tribal Nations Conference On December 2nd and 3rd, on behalf of the Business Committee, Chairman Howell attended the White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C. with hundreds of tribal leaders from around the Nation. The Chairman attended breakout sessions with key Administration Officials including a session entitled “Jobs, Energy and Infrastructure Development.” During the Conference President Obama announced new initiatives focused on improving opportunities for Native Youth. While in D.C., Chairman Howell met with Officials from Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to ask for their assistance in resolving pressing issues. At DOJ, the Chairman met with Acting Assistant Attorney General Sam Hirsch and asked that the United State intervene and support the Tribe against attacks by the State and Counties on the Tribe’s jurisdiction over the Reservation. The Chairman reminded Justice about its treaty and trust responsibilities to the Tribe and its Reservation, stating, “The Proposal ies of the Proposal must be submitted by 4:30 PM MST on January without limitations and/or to 8, 2015 and shall be mailed, restart the process. Proposals or sent via courier services, will not be returned. to: All Proposals must be signed, dated, sealed, and Ute Tribal Business identified as "Sealed Com- Committee petitive Development c/o Reanin Tapoof Ute Indian Proposal." Seven (7) cop- Tribe From Page 1 BLOCK 2 13 SENE,W2NE 600 NW, S2 2S-2W2 S252160 9 S2320 8 SESE40 16 ALL640 17 SE, SESW N2SW 600 N2 18 LOTS 3 AND 4 355.78 NE, NENW SESW, SWSE 20 NE, E2NW 240 21 ALL640 28 SENE, N2N2 200 30 SENE40 TOTAL 3835.78 Page 3 Ute Bulletin United States government put the Tribe on this Reservation. Maybe the government thought it was a wasteland or that we would die off, but the Ute People were strong, resilient and we are still here. Even still, the State and the Counties continue to question our jurisdiction, our sovereignty. The United States should remember that it put the Tribe here and do what’s right and support the Tribe against these attacks and protect our Reservation.” At the BLM, Chairman Howell asked Deputy Assistant Director Karen Mouritsen to help keep energy permits moving through the BLM and ensure that the Tribe is able to use its water resources in support of energy development. The Chairman raised this issue because some of the energy companies working with the Tribe had noted that the BLM Vernal Field Office would not process energy permits that relied on tribal water sources. The Chairman noted that the Tribe has the authority to use its water as the Tribe sees fit and that BLM should not interfere and require water sources certified by the State. P.O. Box 190 Fort Duchesne, Utah 84026 435.722.5141 Any Proposal that is submitted after 4:30 PM MST on January 8, 2015 shall be rejected. TRIBAL OFFICES CLOSED December 24, 2014 through January 2, 2015. Payroll will be given out from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon on December 29, 2014 for those who recieve a check. Tribal Offices will be open January 5, 2015 Tribal Employees UIT Christmas Party December 23, 2014 BOTH BLOCKS 5755.78 BLOCK 1 Sections QT/QT ACRES 1S-3W23 ALL640 1S-2W18 ALL640 30 ALL640 TOTAL 1920 News From Ute Country Ute Bulletin Page 4 December 19, 2014 Roosevelt Jr. High Christmas Concert The History of Christmas By Tiger Taveapont Before Christmas was celebrated in Europe, the Norse celebrated Yule. Yule started on December 21, which is usually the shortest day of the year, and went into January. This was about the time when they would kill all the animals they wouldn’t be keeping until the next year, and so they would have plenty of meat. This was also the time when the wine and beer that they had gotten from their harvested fruit and grain would be fermented and ready to drink. So they would just have a big party. They would have a big log that they would put on their fire, and they would celebrate as long as it burned. This was usually around twelve days, so it was a tradition to celebrate Yule for twelve days. After Christianity came to Europe, they started celebrating the birth of Christ during Yule time. Since no one knew when Jesus Christ was born, they decided to celebrate his birth at the same time as Yule even though most people were pretty sure he was born about the springtime (Shep- herds wouldn’t be herding in the middle of winter). They did this so that people that used to be Pagan did not have to give up all of their traditions once they converted to Christianity. A lot of Yule traditions are now Christmas traditions. For example, the twelve days of Christmas come from the fact that it took about twelve days for the huge Yule log to burn out. Both Christmas and Yule were and are good reasons to have something to celebrate during the cold winter months. R o o s e v e l t J r. H i g h 6th/7th/8th grade Orchestra’s performed their Christmas Concert for family and friends. Violinist: LaeLee Serawop, Marcella Natchees, Jeremiah Conetah; Cellist: Timina Poowaukee; Bassist: Markus Navanick URHS Boys’ Basketball Uintah River High Warriors vs. Walden On Friday December 5th, the boys’ basketball team of URHS played against Walden. The game started at 6:00. It was played here at the gym, and a lot of teachers and fellow students came to support our team. A great big thanks to everyone who did! The people who came to watch were glad they did. It was a pretty intense game. Sometimes Walden was ahead, and sometimes we were ahead. At one point, there was some worry because Ryan had to stagger out of the game in a lot of pain. At first it looked like he had twisted his ankle or something, but it ended up just being really bad cramps in both of his calves. After some rest and massage, he was as good as new. Walden got ahead a little way. As the game drew to a close, though, our boys pulled ahead, and stayed there until the buzzer. The final score was 63 Uintah River, 55 Walden. The boys on the team are Ryan Christiansen, Marion Slim, Kelvyn Hardy, Talon Tahtsoni, Shandon Sorensen, Gerrit Teton, Tré Teton, and Damian Santio. During the game, Ryan scored 8 points. Marion scored 10, Shandon scored a whopping 24, Gerrit got in 1 point with a foul shot, and Tré got in 20, right behind Shandon. Everybody played their hearts out, supported URHS boys all team players and coaches. each other, and kept the other team from scoring as many points as they could have, and everyone contributed to the win. Student Spotlights Christmas Cartoon by Zennia Chapoose FINAL SCORE 63 UINTAH RIVER, 55 WALDEN! Jaylee Luna Monte Montes By Hope Zufelt By Caitlyn Root On December 1, 2014 I interviewed Jaylee Luna. She is a sophomore here at Uintah River High School. Some of her hobbies are hanging out and listening to music. She wants to go to Harvard and become a nurse. When I asked her what advice she had for her fellow students, she said “Stay in School.” Monte Montes is a Senior here at the school. I asked her what are her hobbies and her answer was, “Sleeping, driving around and chilling with the bestie.” She wants to go to U of U and become a nurse for her career. I asked her if she had any advice for her fellow students. She replied, “Stay in school and be cool.” Faculty Spotlight Mr. Chad Hamblin By Vincent Quinn On December 1, 2014, I interviewed Mr. Chad Ham- blin. Mr. C. Hamblin has been working here for half a school year. He teaches science, (Biology, Earth Systems, etc.) Mr. C. Hamblin likes to work here because of the class sizes, and he can get to know the students faster. Mr. C. Hamblin’s hobbies are hiking, camping, cross My Thanksgiving country skiing, listening to experience was music, photography, and good big-footing. Mr. C. Hamlin’s advice for the students is: “Keep loving By Heath Lee science!” I spent time with the whole family and ate really good food. I went to two dinners and the second dinner we watched football while we ate. I’m not much of a football fan but it was fun watching other people scream and yell at the TV. They also made jokes about each others’ teams. News From Ute Country December 19, 2014 Painted Horse Diabetes Prevention Program Breakfast with Santa held December 6, 2014 at the Tribal auditorium. MERRY CHRISTMAS! Joanne Perank, Ute Family Services Angel Tree effort all year long. You will be bringing smiles to children and making this Christmas a little brighter for those who are struggling; which is what the Angel Tree Project is all about. Thank You. May you have a safe & happy holiday season. Good afternoon, I just wish to publicly thank the Angel Tree Santas out there, for your generosity to those in need within our communities. Because of your willingness to give back, you are an active part in the healing and wellness of our communities. Although, the All the best, idea of service is often as- Marlene Edgley, Angel Tree sociated with holidays like Project Coordinator Christmas, giving to the less fortunate needs to be a daily MEETING January 5, 2015 Crescent Point Ron, Tony & Energy Notice Crescent Point Energy in Stewart conjunction with Dawson will be conductUncompahgre Geophysical ing seismic mapping in the Duchesne area to & Uintah Band Randlett/Ft. pinpoint natural gas and oil well locations. This mapping Emergency is a safe and environmentally Meeting friendly way of providing 3-d 1PM Tribal Auditorium St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church Whiterocks Invites you to the Christmas Eve Service Wednesday, December 24, 2014 5:30 P.M. Holy Communion, Christmas Pageant, visit from Santa images of the earth's layers, much like a medical sonogram. This results in successful production of natural gas and oil, thus reducing the risk of non-productive wells. Those in the project area will be seeing helicopters delivering equipment to technicians who will be placing small sensing devices called geophones on the ground in various locations...vibrator trucks will move through the area, occasionally lowering a vibrating mechanism to generate sound waves down into the earth. The information is recorded and all equipment will then be removed. For questions or concerns, please call Dawson Geophysical (936) 328-0858 or Ute Tribe Energy and Minerals Department (435) 725-4950. KNOW YOUR STUFF Airwave Town Hall Meetings will be broadcast on Native Voltage Rez Radio 90.3 FM on the following dates and times: Date:Topic: Jan. 8 2015 5pm Feb. 5, 2015 5pm March 5, 2015 5pm April 9, 2015 5pm May 7, 2015 5pm June 11, 2015 5pm Juy 9, 2015 5pm August 6, 2015 5pm Sept. 15, 2015 5pm October 5, 2015 5pm Nov. 6, 2015 5pm Dec. 3, 2015 5pm Intoxicants Opiates Youth Violence and AOD use Child Abuse Prevention Alcohol Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Methamphetamine Synthetic Drugs (Spice, Bath Salts) Marijuana Mental Health Screening Drinking & Driving Tabacco/e-cigarettes For more information please contact staff at Alcohol/Substance Abuse Prevention (435) 722-3234 Page 5 Ute Bulletin Ute Bulletin Page 6 News From Ute Country December 19, 2014 Ute Indian Tribe Job Vacancy Annoucement: December 8, 2014 - December 29, 2014 (Note: Tribal Preference will be exercised) Announcement DepartmentPosition Closing Date Number Ute Tribal Enterprises,LLC For more infomation, Job Openings contact us at 435-722-3136 Accepting applications for: or stop by and visit with the MANAGER of business. Ft. Duchesne-Ute Petroleum (3) Deli Workers (1) Stockers Ute Crossing Grill (2) Hostess (1) Snack Bar Clerk Job descriptions and application forms are available at the front desk, Ute Tribal Enterprises, LLC, or at the location of business. UTE GRILL 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 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 office. ANDERSON & WOOD CONSTRUCTION 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. 2014-007EducatorHealth Education DirectorDecember29,2014 Linn Energy is announcing an immediate job opening for a Field Operator 1 position. Information as follows: REQUIREMENTS: 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 check 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 EDUCATION: 1. High School diploma or equivalent DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Maintain and oversee daily oil & gas operations 2. Maintain accurate record keeping of production 3. Proper maintenance of all assigned equipment 4. Follow daily directions from Foreman / Supervisor 2014-011Senior CitizensTransit/Bus DriverDecember 29,2014 2014-012Senior CitizensActivities CoordinatorDecember29,2014 2014-013Senior CitizensAssistant Cook IIDecember29,2014 2014-016EducationTeacher URHSDecember29,2014 2014-025URHS/EducationCounselorDecember29,2014 2014-027 Social Services Child Protection Specialist December29,2014 2014-028Social ServicesSocial WorkerDecember29,2014 2014-031Building RehabLaborerDecember29,2014 2014-032 BIA Real Estate Services Environmental Specialist II December29,2014 2014-033GrantsGrants SpecialistDecember29,2014 2014-034Alcohol/Substance Licensed ClinicianDecember29,2014 Abuse Prevention 2014-035 Food Distribution Warehouse/Distributor Foreman December29,2014 2014-036 Criminal Investigation Gang & Drug Specialist December29,2014 APPLICATIONS FOR POSITIONS WITH CLOSING DATES MUST BE RECEIVED IN OUR OFFICE BY 4:30 P.M. ON THE CLOSING DATE 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 IN THE EIGHTH DISTRICT JUVENILE COURT U I N TA H C O U N T Y, STATE OF UTAH NATIVE AMERICAN TRADING POST Est. 1987 27th ANNIVERSARY SALE SEE US FOR STAR QUILTS Oct. 17th, 18th, 19th • 10am - 7 pm STATE OF UTAH In the PENDLETON BLANKETS BRING THIS IN TO RECEIVE BENEFITS: Interest of: O.T. DOB: PENDLETON BAGS & AD GIFTS 25% OFF ANY ONE REGULARLY PRICED ITEM IN THE STORE! 09.12.2001 NEW THINGS ARRIVING DAILEY N ATIVE A MERICAN T RADING P OST 1. 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All new drivers ing at (435) 722-5141 for for the future and we may be transferred to another. are typically hired into night additional information. want you to be part of Dated this 20th day of Nopositions, with possibility it. vember 2014. of moving to days based on seniority. Class A CommerMarea A. Doherty cial Driver’s License (CDL) Assistant Utah Attorney with tanker endorsement is General required, as well as, CDL (435)722-6546 driving experience within pressure records; oil sales and the previous 5 years. High water transfer tickets, filing School diploma or GED XTO Energy Inc. and other tasks as assigned. equivalent required. Please Employment Skills, Knowledge & Abili- contact Aleesha Mecham for Opportunity ties: The preferred candidate additional requirements and should have a general knowl- to apply at 435-646-4942 or Apply at: www.exxonmobil- edge of oilfield-related work [email protected] employment.com/xto and terms. They must be able Position will remain OPEN Closing Date: Dec 16, 2014 to take, understand and carry until filled. out directions, have good Regulatory Compliance communication, computer, Gordon Howell & Technician math and document review Roosevelt, Utah skills. The candidate must Phillip Chimburas have a positive attitude, WHITERIVER BAND Duties: The candidate will be be self-motivated, able to Meeting required to work an 8 hour per work well with others and January 7, 2015 day schedule, with a mini- be dependable. They should 6:00 PM mum of 40 hours per week have a good understanding of Whiterocks Community in an office environment. Du- computer software programs: Building ties will include reviewing, Excel; Word; Outlook and be Refreshments will be served. correlating and correcting able to learn and understand errors in software tracking other production tracking More information contact: programs and on hard copy programs. BC Secretary paperwork, including gauge Education: High school cer- 435-725-4007 /seal records; natural gas tification. 27th ANNIVERSARY SALE 801-952-0184 QUESTAR NOTICE To All Tribal Members December 19, 2014 News From Ute Country Page 7 Ute Bulletin THANK YOU VETERAN DAY ACTIVITIES I wanted to thank all of the people that came out to participate in the Veteran’s Day activities last month. We appreciated Chairman Howell’s remarks and for leading the traditional walk. We appreciated the Tribal Royalty that attended also. Thanks to all of the people that showed up and brought photos of their loved ones who served in the Armed Forces. Thanks to the Veterans who participated in the flag raising and carrying the Colors. Thanks to the Red Spirit Singers for the songs that let us remember who we are. Thanks to the Girl Scouts Troop 1250 who presented me with notes that thanked all the Veterans for their service. I just wanted to share the things that they wrote for the Veterans. “Thank you for Saving Utah” “Our Freedom is because of you! Thank you for your service. “ “We are Free because of you! Thank you for your service!” “Thank you for risking your life for mine.” “Ft. Duchesne Girl Scout Troop 1250 Thanks You!” Adelbert Tavashutz, Ridley Eagle Chief, Joeseph Tapoof and Robert Lucero Veterans, Program Director. Photo by RC/UB 73rd Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (December 07, 1941) December 07, 2014 “My Freedom is because of you! Thank You!” “Thank you for all you have done. You saved our country. You risk your life for us to be on this planet. We all thank you.” “I’m grateful for them serving our country and my uncle went to World War 2.” “Thanks could never be enough!” “I could never be free if it weren’t for Hero’s like you! Thank you!” “I’m Free to become whatever I want because of you. Thank you for serving.” “Thank you for your service. It’s because of you I’m free!” “Girl Scout Troop 1250 thanks you for your service & wants you to know you’re not forgotten.” “Thank you for your service.” “Thank you for serving our state.” “Thank you for your service. We could never thank you enough for risking your life for mine.” “Thank you for risking your life for us. The Nation could never repay you! Thank you!” “I’m free because of you. Thank you.” It was a quite peaceful morning on December 07, 1941 when at 07:55 am the Imperial forces of Japan launched an attack on our US Fleet anchored at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Many of our ships were sunk or damaged like the USS Arizona which lost 1,177 sailors and servicemen and at the end of the attack 2,341 servicemen had lost their lives as well as 49 civilians. The sitting President Franklin D. Roosevelt would state that “this day would live in infamy”. This act of aggression would throw our country into World War II and would engulf the entire world. It would cost the lives Ute Tribe Housing Program During the past year the Ute Tribe Housing Program has been working very hard to revise the Housing Ordinance, to better suit tribal members. We have hade 42 applications in 2010, 2011 we have 86 applications, in 2012 we have 43 applications and in 2013 we have 97 & in 2014 we have 75 application as of October 1. In September 2014 I hired Maxine Redfoot as the Secretary for the Ute Tribe Housing Program she has been a valuable asset to this department. She has been working very diligently with our newly created Housing Board to get them all the information they requested to implement and revised Housing Ordinance. She will over see our accounting, bookkeeping, house payments and balances out all of our cuff accounts in the department and she will work closely with all our new homeowners. We have purchased a total of 36 homes including 30 Modular homes ranging in three to four bedroom homes; 6 stick built homes ranging in three to five bedroom homes. These homes are placed throughout the Uintah & Ouray Reservation. This year our funding source to purchase these homes has been all tribal funds. The total cost of homes purchased this past year were: *Homes including Modular/ Stick Built $ 4,532,169.38 *Total Cost of Moon Lake payments $188,195.00 *Land Clearing-Other $270,785.32 *Total Cost: $4,991,149.70 This year I have been working on setting in place subdivisions in various locations on the Reservation which includes: Neola, Altera, Gusher, Hilltop and U F O Area, the areas that will be scheduled for any work to be done will be the Altera & Hilltop Neola area in 2015 year if all our due diligence is done. I have been working with Red Plains to ensure all roadways will suite all future homeowners in these subdivision areas. All others will be on hold until further notice since we need to do more research in them area’s. The housing Program sponsored a Skate Expo in conjunction with Child Abuse Prevention Month. We had a huge turnout we almost got rained out; but overall the expo turned out great thanks to all the dedicated skateboarders in the surrounding areas of Ft. Duchesne. We had various skateboarders doing their tricks. Kaufuzi Excavating prepared the food, plus donated to the event, along with Clayton Homes of Salt Lake City, and Rocky Mountain Homes of Vernal. With the huge donations these companies donated we were able to provide skateboard’s; gift cards to all the skateboarder winners in each age group categories. Also a big shouts out to Native Voltage for the sound system, and the various DJ’s that came out to support this event for the children During the month of September I Debra Jones was selected to speak at the 3rd Annual Native American Housing Conference held in Las Vegas September 15-16, 2014 this was an awesome conference; housing Directors from all over native country attended. The topic was Re-Thinking the Native American Housing Assistance. I spoke about how we as the Ute Indian Tribe as many other tribes are better off than others but all tribe, no matter what their wealth, still deal with many stigmas such as “low income” that carries far beyond housing. Many believe we need to Re-Think HUD’s ideas about housing and take the low-income out of native housing and really address the criteria required for one to be eligible to participate in the HUD Programs. This year has been a crucial year for the Ute Tribal Housing Program we have had some issues with Clayton Home of millions of people worldwide. The exact number of lives lost is still uncertain to this day. Because we forgot why and how we got our freedoms we paid a terrible price for being too lax in our vigilance and terrorism came to our country again as on that day September 11, 2001. This is why we must maintain a strong Military force and protect our Country and Democratic form of Government. Morning Ceremony 08:00 am- Sunday, December 07 U&O Veteran Park Prayer- Ridley Eagle Chief, US Army Veteran Post Colors at Half Staff Lighting of the Eternal Flame- for all those who served… TAPS - Moment of Silence involvement during that conflict and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Joseph Tapoof, USMCComments on why the 1st nations had a high percentage of volunteers to join the Armed Forces during that event, and volunteer towards the War effort’s. Adelbert Tavashutz, US Army Veteran- Comments on some specific incidents which occurred during that conflict. 05:00 pm- Posting of the Colors to Full Staff. We would like to remind everyone that the U&O Veterans are active in utilizing our Tribal Veteran Park. We are performing some Flag Ceremonies for some of our nations War Conflict events as well as for our national Robert Lucero, U&O Remembrance days. Tribal Veteran Affairs of- God bless you all and have a ficer- Statistics and com- very Merry Christmas. ments on our Tribal member U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Announcement of Public Notice of Surface Water Permit Action The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 (EPA) intends to issue one (1) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) discharge permit under the authority of Section 402 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) to the American Gilsonite Company, EPA Permit Number UT-0000167. The permit is for the discharge of dewatering effluent from the American Gilsonite Company, Bonanza Mine, Uintah County, UT. All discharges from the mine flow to Coyote Wash, a tributary of the White River. EPA has made tentative determinations that the limitations and conditions in this permit will assure that applicable provisions of the Clean Water Act will be protected. EPA requests comments from the public on this proposed action within thirty (30) days be directed to Greg Davis (8P-W-WW), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO 80202-1129. The permit and statement of are available for download at www.epa.gov/ region8/water/npdes/documents.html. Additional information may be obtained upon request, or an appointment to review the documents can be made by contacting Greg Davis at [email protected] gov or (303) 312-6314, or by writing to the address listed above. The complete application and related documents are available by appointment for review and reproduction at the address listed above during the hours of 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, Federal holidays excluded. If no objections are received within the specified thirty-day period, EPA intends to issue a final NPDES permit and Clean Water Act section 401 certification within sixty days of the date of this notice. EPA will hold a public hearing if the response to this notice indicates significant public interest. Owners but rest assure we are working very Diligently with Clayton Homes to ensure every home owner has a home they are happy with. Many Clayton Home owners have expired warranties but Clayton Homes is willing to work and extend many and all homeowners warranties to ensure they are happy with their purchase of a Clayton Home. Please keep in mind the Ute Please keep in mind in order for this program to be beneficial to not only one Tribal Member but to benefit all Tribal Membership we need to work together to ensure this program is here to serve all tribal membership if they qualify. Tribe Housing Program has an open door policy so if you have any questions please do not hesitate to come in the office or call the office and we will gladly answer any questions you may have. “Our Mission is to be the leading housing program that enhances the quality of life on the Uintah & Ouray Reservation through the efforts of a professional, caring and responsible staff, Director & Housing Board. We strive to provide safe, decent & affordable housing to our tribal families.” Thank you, Debra Jones Ute Tribe Housing Program News From Ute Country Ute Bulletin Page 8 December 5, 2014 Obituaries Proudly Offers… HUD 184 Native Home Lending Highlights: • Low Down Payment • Low Monthly Mortgage Insurance • Gifted Funds and Down Payment Assistance Allowed • Not Only for Low Income Families But for All Federally Registered Natives in Approved 184 Areas • Per Capita, Dividend Income Allowed • No Credit Score Required • Affordable Fixed Rates • Purchase, Refinance, Cash-out Typical Documents Needed for a Loan Application: • Most Recent 2 Months of Bank and Investment Account Statements • Most Recent Paystubs (30 day period) • W-2’s, 1099’s and Tax Returns (2 Years) • Copy of Your Tribal Enrollment • Copy of Your State Issued ID/Drivers License and Social Security Card Geralann Tabet Branch Manager NMLS# 316594 Office: (435) 879-7004 Cell: (435) 619-2452 Fax: (435) 215-2164 1173-1 South 250 West # 208 St. George, Utah 84770 Branch NMLS #1166421 [email protected] UTE GRILL CALL MOTOR POOL 722-2245 CO; brother, Robert Duffy, Jr., sister, Nikki Duffy, both of Ft. Duchesne; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Frank & Agatha UncaSam; and Barbara Tauaalo, uncles Tim Garrison, David Tauaalo, and great-grandmother, Stella Marissa Marie Duffy Garrison. Garcia “02/10/1987 - 12/02, 2014” Funeral services held Saturday, December 6, 2014, at Marissa Marie Duffy the Community Pentecostal Garcia, age 27, of Roosevelt, Church of God on Whiterpassed away December 2, ocks Road. 2014, from injuries sustained Burial will be in the Ft. in an automobile accident. Duchesne Cemetery. Condo She was born February 10, lences may be shared at www. 1987, in Roosevelt, to Robert hullingermortuary.com Earl and Caroline UncaSam Duffy. She married Henry Arley Garcia on October 21, 2009, in Duchesne. Marissa loved her children and husband very much and really liked to be with her immediate and extended family. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, traveling, playing volleyball, playing on her tablet, and she was a good cook. She is survived by her husband, Henry; children, Immanuel David Frank Duffy, Henry Alejandro Garcia, Jr. and Marcus Arley Garcia, all of Roosevelt; parents, Robert & Caroline Duffy, Ft. Duchesne; mother-in-law, Guadalupe Recinos, fatherin-law, Alejandro Garcia, both of Guatemala; grandfather, Patrick Duffy, Denver, WHITERIVER BAND MEETING Sponsored by Gordon Howell Phillip Chimburas Returning: Sunday Dec. 21, 2014 NO BOARDING FEE CALL MOTOR POOL 722-2245 Ute Tribe will not be held responsible for lost, stolen property! January 7, 2015 Whiterocks Community Bldg. Time: 6:00 pm Refreshments will be served For more information Contact: BC Secretary 435-725.4007 Alex Calhoun “09/22/1987 - 12/15/2014” Alex J Calhoun, age 27, formerly of Altamont, passed away on December 15, 2014 at his home in Salt Lake City due to complications of extreme diabetes. Alex was born on September 22, 1987 in Roosevelt to Michael and Ann Barton Calhoun. He was raised by his grandparents, Jack and Donna Barton. Alex attended Altamont elementary and high school graduating in 2004. He played all little league sports and on the high school teams until he became ill with diabetes. He was a hard worker and worked in the oil field and for Scott Barton insulation until his health failed. He made friends easily and had lasting friendships with his classmates. All of his family mourn his early loss. Mother, Ann Checora, father, Mick Calhoun, brothers, LaRon Tyron, Jamal; sisters, Latasha, Khadisha,his grandparents, Jack and Donna Barton, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services held Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at the Altamont LDS Stake Center. Burial in the Altamont Cemetery.
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