News From Ute Country

NOMINATIONS
2015 Tribal Business Committee Nominations are being
held at the Ute Tribal
Auditorium March
10-20, 2015, Monday
to Friday, 8:30 am 4:30 pm.
Election Commission Officers Rosetta
R. Serawop, Whiteriver Band and Cassandra Kochamp, Uintah Band and Dorothea Garcia, Uncompahgre Band prepare
for nominations March 10, 2015 in the Tribal Auditorium.
News From Ute Country
PRSRT STD
US Postage
PAID
Fort Duchesne, UT
Permit No. 1
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 # 11 - march 13, 2015
Historic MOU signed will make it possible for Veterans to be
eligible for Native American Direct Home Loan through the VA.
David Montoya, VA Deputy Assistant Secretary, Washington,
D.C. and Vice Chairman Ron Wopsock signed the MOU on
March 10, 2015 during the Veterans Benefit Fair. MC-UB
Veterans Benefit Fair
ing veterans understand and
gain access to their earned
benefit from their service to
our country. When reviewing
the Housing loan programs
specific to veterans benefits
he realized the tribe needed
to sign an Memorandum of
Agreement to make the trust
and allotted lands of the
Uintah and Ouray eligible
for Veteran’s Home loan
programs. His work has
resulted in signed MOU with
Mike Frueh, Director, VA
Loan Guaranty, Washington,
D.C. and Business Committee Vice Chairman, Ron
Wopsock on March 10th.
The MOU makes possible
for the loan process provided
by the U.S. Department of
Veterans Affairs. This historic agreement was part of the
Ute Tribe Veteran’s Department Veteran’s Benefit Fair,
Hosted by Robert Lucero at
Ute Crossing.
Many tribal veterans attended the fair. Following
the signing, William Haines,
Veterans’ Department over the past few years has
Director, Robert Lucero been working hard in help- See Veterans Page 3
Arts Teens Program A Great Success
March 4th marked the end
of Arts Teen Program, an
8 week program held each
Wednesday at 5:30 pm at the
St. Elizabeth’s Parish Hall in
Whiterocks, Utah.
Facilitator Rev. Sue and
(Jim Duffield), Sue Ann
Cotonuts and volunteers
were on hand as three Ute
Artisans finished art projects
working with teens.
Michelle Chapoose
Colorful paper shawls and
Bear Dance gloves, were
displayed at the conclusion
of Michelle Chapoose Arts
Teens Project. Teens wrote
positive comments for each
art designed.
Robert Colorow Ute
Graphic Artist talked of the
basic tools used in many of
his graphic circular designs.
His art displayed inspired
the youth in their art expression project. Closing out his
presentation a poster of late
Ute Elder Clifford Duncan,
was presented to Rev. Sue
and Jim Duffield, for their
dedication working with the
youth.
During “Talking Circle”
teens express their intentions,
goals and accomplishments,
some wished the Arts Teens
Program didn’t come to a
close. Wayne Gardner, Ute
Musician and wife September handed out flutes teens
made from PBC pipe. Wayne
shared the basic musical techniques utilizing their flutes.
Rev. Sue Duffield stated
Teens working on art project.
Ute Tribe Water Commission Director, Duane Moss, presented a well prepared statement which
included clarifications and corrections during the Utah Division of Water Resources’ Public
Meeting on the 2015 Utah Water Plan, March 4, at the Duchesne Water Conservation Office
in Roosevelt, Utah. Reggie Cuch, tribal member and BIA Irrigation Company Chairman was
also in attendance. The Ute Tribe’s statement made by Moss was cheered by a full house and
extra public statement minutes were given by the supportive community members. MC-UB
Ute Tribe Water Commission Cheered at Public
Hearing on Utah State Water Plan Draft
The Utah Division of Water Resources is responsible
for preparing comprehensive
water planning. The division
has in the past twenty years
provided a series of documents under the title of “Utah
State Water Plan.” Included
in these documents have
been, statewide water plans,
an individual water plan for
each of the state’s eleven
major hydrologic river basins
and four special studies on
the important topics of water
reuse, conjunctive management, drought and reservoir
sedimentation. Several data
collection systems are used
as well as extensive interagency and public outreach
efforts.
The latest “Utah State
Water Plan” draft was presented at a public meeting
held in Roosevelt, March 3.
The proposed intent of the
plan is to guide and direct
water related planning and
management for the Uintah
Basin over the next several
decades. (www.water.utah.
gov can be accessed for a
PFD copy of the “plan”)
Primary Author, Senior
Engineer, River Basin Planning member, Mike Suflita
presented the plan in a brief
summary which took roughly
a half hour. The meeting
room of the Duchesne Water
Conservation Building was
full to capacity. The Ute
Tribe Water Commission
Director, Duane Moss and
Cookie Pinnecoose where
present as was BIA Irrigation
Board Member Reggie Cuch.
Suflita, presented content
such as Population trends
and projections, meeting
future water use needs, water
development, concerns about
possible impact to Ashley
Springs by Phosphate Mine.
Although no legal comments were to be address
concerning the Ute Tribe’s
Water Rights, a brief and
somewhat inaccurate history
was provided in the report.
Due to the complete lack
of communication from the
authors of the draft “plan”,
Director Moss provided corrections to the “plan”.
After several questions
from concerned citizens,
one of which questioned the
validity of the “plan” if the
average precipitation was
represented as 15”, the floor
was open to public comments.
Director Moss read into
the record a response to the
Utah Division of Water Resource Plan for the Uintah
Basin:
Although provided only 3
minutes per public comment,
Ute Tribe Water Commission
Director was given 6 more
minutes by other’s who had
requested comment time.
“Since the 1950’s the State
has been aggressively pursuing the Tribe’s and the Uintah
Basin’s water. We are now
actively pursuing storage for
those waters. 80% of the time
there is not enough water to
service tribal lands.”
The audience cheered
with support for the Tribe’s
response to the draft water
plan. MC-UB
RESPONSE TO UTAH DIVISION OF WATER
RESOURCE 2015 PLAN FOR UINTAH BASIN
Ute Indian Tribe Water Com- Ouray Indian Reservation
mission and Ute Indian Tribe (“Reservation”).
Wayne Gardner Ute Musician and family.
We are aware that several
Water Rights Department
plans have been developed,
including this 2015 Utah Plan
March 3, 2015
and the 2007 Plan developed
We are grateful for efforts by the Central Utah Water
made in planning for the Conservancy District (“CUfuture of water for the Uin- WCD”), Duchesne County
tah Basin. The TRIBE’s Water Conservancy District
Business Committee has es- (“DCWCD”) and Uintah
tablished and authorized the Water Conservancy District,
TRIBE’s Water Commission (“UWCD”). The 2007 Plan
(“Commission”) and Water attempts to address the water
Rights Department (“De- shortages in the Uintah River
partment”) to participate in and Lake Fork drainages by
discussions with local water seeking diversion of water
Flutes made from PCB pipe.
users and their organizations from the Green River. These
how successful the program tion. Enclosing a summer to facilitate resolving issues studies have not involved the
went and thanked all the Arts Teen Program is being that are currently facing the TRIBE nor do they provide
artisans for their participa- planned in July.
Basin and the Uintah and adequate notice of competing
Tribal Rights.
The TRIBE’s Commission
and Department desire to
take a vital role in making
sure that the TRIBE’s water
interests are protected and
fully recognized at the State
See Water Meeting Page 2-3
Inside This Issue
Election Notice Pg.2
Veterans Pg. 3
Education Pg. 4,
Letter Pg. 5
Jobs Pg. 6
URHS Pg. 7
Obituaries Pg. 8
Ute Bulletin Page 2
News From Ute Country
Notice of Ute Indian Tribe
Elections
Pursuant to Ordinance 13-006 as amended, notice is hereby
given that the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray
Reservation will hold an election to fill the expiring terms of
the following members of the Ute Tribal Business Committee.
Ronald J Wopsock, Uintah Band
Phillip Chimburas, Whiteriver Band
Stewart Pike, Uncompahgre Band
NOMINATIONS:
Each eligible voter may write in the name of one eligible
nominee whom the voter would like to have representing
his or her band on the Business Committee for the period of
2015-2019. Nominations will be on March 10, 2015 from
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday in the Ute Tribal
Auditorium and closes March 20, 2015.
PRIMARY ELECTION:
The Primary Election will be held on April 1, 2015 from
8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of the selection of (2)
Candidates from the list of eligible nominees of the Uintah, Elton Blackhair Newfield Representative presents a check to
Camille Yazzie Girl Scout Troop 1250. Photo by KL/UB
Whiteriver, and Uncompahgre Bands.
GENERAL ELECTION:
The three (3) candidates receiving the highest number of
votes from each band in the General Election shall represent
the Uintah, Whiteriver, and Uncompahgre Bands on the Ute
Tribal Business Committee for the period of four years from
2015-2019. The General Election shall be held on April 13,
2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
ELIGIBLE NOMINEE:
An eligible nominee is an enrolled member of the Ute Indian
Tribe, who is a member of either the Uintah, Whiteriver,
and Uncompahgre Bands; who is (21) years of age on the
day of the elections; and who has maintained a residence
within the boundaries of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation
for at least (1) year preceding the election date is eligible
to nominate and vote in the Primary and General Elections.
POLLING PLACES AND TIME:
The polls will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the
following locations:
*Fort Duchesne Gym
*Whiterocks Community Building
*Myton Community Building
*Randlett Perish Hall
Primary Election: April 1, 2015
General Election: April 13, 2015
GIRL SCOUT TROOP 1250
WE (Troop Leaders
Camille Yazzie & Shelby
Chapoose) started our Fort
Duchesne Girl Scout Troop
1250 in 2011 with 5 girls,
today we have 41 girls an
currently the biggest troop
in the Uintah Basin.
We have a variety of
ages, from Kindergarten to
7th grade. We meet every
Wednesday starting with our
Daisies (K-1st) & Brownies
(2nd-3rd) at 3:30 pm, Juniors
(4th-5th) at 5pm and Cadets
(6th-8th) 6pm at the Fort
Duchesne Gym. We work on earning
badges that range from Home
Scientist to Cooking to First
Aid. Girl scouting builds
girls of courage, confidence,
and character, who make the
world better. We have done
various activities such as GS
Troop camp (Park City, UT),
Cookie Booths, SWAP Day,
CAP activities, Food drives
and the famous Girl Scout
Cookies sale. Currently we
are in the middle of cookie
season an eagerly awaiting
our cookie delivery.
Our Juniors are in the
process of setting up a Pet
Food/Toy Drive for the local
animal shelters. We welcome
new girls from Kindergarten
through 12th grade to join.
SENIOR PROGRAM UPDATE
1, 2014 to present 2015, the
Ute Senior Maintenance
Crew was placed under the
Ute Building Rehab program.
We no longer help or assist
with maintenance work, all
referrals have been sent to
that department. Also we no
longer buy any refrigerators,
stoves or water heaters due
too we have no place to store
these items. Also I want it
known whomever is buying
washers/dryers, sorry that is
not us.
We only help with furnace
problems all others will be
referred to the Ute Building
Rehab program.
The Ute Tribe Senior
Program is for those Tribal
ABSENTEE VOTERS:
An eligible voter who qualifies to vote by absentee (Pursu- Members 55 years & over.
ant to Ordinance 13-006 as amended) must REQUEST an The PHONE for UTE SEabsentee ballot for the Primary Election starting March 24, NIORS is #435-725-4281
2015 through March 31, 2015. This ballot must be received
by the Election Commission no later than 4:00 p.m. on March MARCH ACTIVITIES:
31, 2015. The Election Commission will start accepting March 17, 2015, Ute Senior
absentee ballots for the General Election on April 3, 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Lunch
through April 10, 2015. This Ballot must be received by ANNOUNCEMENT:
the Election Commission no later than 4:00 p.m. on April REMINDER: The WINTER
Heating Program is Closed
10, 2015
as it reads in the Ute Tribe
Resolution No. 98-247 dated
NOTICE OF ELECTION RESULTS:
The Election Commission shall post the results of the Primary October 12. 1998.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCElection on or before April 2, 201 and results of the General
Election on or before April 15, 2015, at an conspicuous loca- MENT:
tion on the owns designated as polling places. The Election This program doesn't reCommission shall deliver the results of the General Election lease any information on the
to the Tribal Business Committee on or before May 6, 2015. “LIST OF UTE SENIORS”
to anyone, this information is
private and belongs to the Ute
Seniors whom are enrolled,
so to those individual(s):
I will NOT ALLOW any information to anyone. (I have
to mention this is in regards
Election Commission can be contacted at (435) 725 4987; to those seeking informaCassandra Kochamp (435) 725-4856, Dorothea Garcia (435) tion for the upcoming Tribal
Election).
725-4986 and Rosetta Serawop (435) 725-4987
Also this needs to be mentioned
again—As of October
“It is unlawful for any person to harass, intimidate or
attempt to harass or intimidate an election official of the
Tribe or voter of the Tribe attempting to cast his or her
ballot. Persons found to have harassed, intimidate or to
have attempted to harass or intimidate an election official
or voter may be imprisoned for a term not to exceed 6
months and ordered to pay a fine not to exceed $500.00.”
NOTICE
TRIBAL MEMBERS
Vital Statistics, Treasury
and Accounting Departments
is requesting updated information for:
1. Monthly Per Capita
2. Tribal Notices
3. Election (Voting)
4. Emergencies
Contact: Vital Statistics,
Treasury or Accounting at
(435) 722-5141 for additional information.
Notice is to remain posted through May 11, 2015
UINTAH BAND
MEMBERS
Forrest S. Cuch
For Uintah Band
Dinner Meeting
(Uintah Band Members)
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
at 7:00 pm - Ute Crossing
Conference Center
POWWOW UPDATE
2015
T h e
2015 Ute
Tribe
P o w
w o w
C o m mittee
has set a
deadline
for anybody interested in
putting on a special for the
up coming 2015 Northern
Ute 4th of July Celebration. Please submit your
request before April 17,
2015 to Bruce Pargeets, Ute
Tribe Pow wow Chairman
435-828-7032 or email to
[email protected] or
Judy Pargeets at 435-7254079.
2015 SPRING UTE BEAR
DANCES Powwow Update
*Randlett Bear Dance
May 1-4, 2015
Feast Monday May 4th
Randlett, Utah
Chief, Skyler Lomahaftewa
*Fort Duchesne Bear
Dance
May 8-11, 2015
Feast Monday May 11th
Fort Duchesne, Utah
Chief AJ Kanip
*Southern Ute Indian Tribe
Bear Dance
May 22-25, 2015
Ignacio, CO
*Ute Indian Tribe
Annual 4th of July Powwow
July 2-5, 2015
Fort Duchesne, Utah
Ute Bear Dance Exhibition
June 13 & 14, 2015
Aspen, Colorado
March 13, 2015
Water Meeting From Page 1 recognized by the UDWR.
Portions were transferred to
and local levels. We are grate- UWCD and DCWCD totalful to the DCWCD board for ing approximately 100,000
inviting us to participate in acre feet (“AF”).
The
this review. We see this as TRIBE’s priority in Green
a positive step in a renewed River water carries an 1861
effort for full participation priority date and should be
in preparing for current and recognized as a vital part of
future water issues by all the Flaming Gorge Reservoir
stakeholders involved.
rights.
SUMMARY
We submit the following 4.The TRIBE respectfully
broad observations:
requests that the UDWR
1.We are disappointed that and local water users follow
the UDWR has not sought the the adopted principle that
input from the Commission the Basin’s water is fully, if
and Department to verify or not over appropriated. The
challenge the facts set forth TRIBE’s water rights need to
in the 2015 Plan in its initial be recognized and respected
phase of development.
now in complete curtailment
of further appropriation of
2.In the future, we respect- State Water rights in the
fully request that the Com- Basin and Green River. We
mission and Department hope that the UDWR will
be involved in and notified voluntarily recognize (1)
of planning efforts, which that further appropriation of
involve the overall water re- water rights in the Basin and
sources and uses of the Basin in the Green River is diluand Green River waters.
tive in nature for the current
water right holders in the
3.We seek clarification as Basin, contrary to the spirit
to why the TRIBE’s portion of the CUP, (2) that further
of the 450,000 acre feet of development of Basin and
Flaming Gorge water rights Green River waters should
allocated to the final phases look to forfeiture, acquisition
of the Central Utah Project, or leasing of existing rights
which were transferred to the to satisfy the future demands
Utah Division of Water Resources (“UDWR”), were not See Water Meeting Page 3
STATEMENT OF POLICY
FOR UTE BULLETIN
February 19, 2015
It is the policy of the Ute Bulletin not to publish inflammatory, disparaging, or negative political statements
directed at a specific individual or group of individuals,
intended to provoke or offend a reasonable member of the
group about whom the statements are made. This policy
also extends to political statements of an inflammatory,
disparaging, or negative nature. The Ute Bulletin is not
the appropriate place to make such political statements.
The Ute Bulletin, as a tribally-owned business, cannot
take or advertise a position on political matters.
The Ute Bulletin will continue to publish notices made by
the Election Board to notify tribal members of election
related events such as election dates and debate schedules.
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.
Editorials and articles
appearing in the Ute Bulletin are the sole responsibility of the author and
do not reflect the opinions,
attitude or philosophy of
the Ute Bulletin or the Ute
author and do not reflect
the opinions, attitude or
philosophy of the Ute
Bulletin or the Ute Indian
Tribe. The Ute Bulletin
provides the Ute Tribal
Membership with information presenting both
sides to an issue whenever
possible. Any article, poetry, artwork appearing
in the Ute Bulletin is the
property of the author or
artist. Any use of these
materials without consent
is considered unlawful.
The Ute Bulletin encourages submissions of
articles, letters to the Editor, poetry, short stories,
commentaries, artwork or
photographs.
Only those letters
signed with your legal
name may be printed.
The Ute Bulletin is posted
on www.utetribe.com
“Ute Bulletin”. Change
of address, deadline/submission, disclaimer, and
online paper
are links from
that website.
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
[email protected]
March 13, 2015
News From Ute Country
These are the Ute Tribal Veterans who were born in the month
of March
*Specialist Four Vernon M.
Pawwinnee was born on 1
March 1935. He served in the
United States Army from 13
April 1955 to 12 April 1958
Active Duty and then served
with the Army Reserve until
31 May 1963.
*Private First Class Lloyd
A. Comacoats Jr. was born
on 7 March 1925. He served
in the United States Army
from 29 September 1943
until 2 November 1945. He
served with Company B,
414th Infantry during World
War II and he participated
in the D-Day Invasion. He
was captured by the German
military on 8 October 1944
and held as a POW until he
was liberated from the Germans on 11 June 1945. His
awards include the Combat
Infantryman Badge, American Service Medal, European
African Middle Eastern Service Medal, World War II
Victory Medal.
*Specialist Four Elliott
Ridley was born on 9 March
1947. He served in the
United States Army from
15 May 1969 until 6 January 1971. He served with
D Company, 84th Engineer
Battalion (Const) in the
Vietnam War. His awards
include the National Defense
Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam
Service Medal, and Republic
of Vietnam Campaign Medal
with 60 Device.
*Private First Class Francis Wyasket was born on 1
March 1926. He served in the
United States Army from 15
July 1952 until 29 June 1954.
He served a tour of duty in
Okinawa with A Company,
29th Infantry Regiment. His
awards include the National
Defense Service Medal.
*Private Victor Williams
Gardner was born on 22
March 1937. He served in
the United States Marine
Corps from 30 April 1956
until 8 August 1956. He was
released from service due to
medical reasons.
*Wilbert Richard Christensen was born on 26 March
1927. He served in the United
States Army from 16 January
1951 until 21 February 1956.
*Private First Class Lane
George was born on 8 March
1900. He served in the
United States Army from 9
June 1942 until 3 July 1945.
He was assigned to the 7th
Station Hospital and participated in the Rome-Arno
and Northern Apennies Campaigns during World War II.
He was a medical technician.
His awards include the Good
Conduct Medal and the
European-African Middle
Eastern Service Medal.
*Seaman First Class Kenneth Farris Reed was born
on 26 March 1926. He served
in the United States Navy
during World War II from 23
June 1944 until 5 June 1946.
He served aboard three vessels. His awards include the
Asiatic Pacific Area, 1 Star,
American Area and Victory
Medal World War II.
*Staff Sergeant Donald
Ellis Reed was born on 31
March 1945. He served in
the United States Air Force
from 4 August 1965 until 9
January 1971 (Active Duty)
and then from 10 January
1971 until 3 august 1971
(Reserve Status). He served
a tour of duty in England. His
awards include the National
Defense Service Medal; Air
Force Good Conduct Medal;
Air Force Outstanding Unit
Award.
*Private First Class Frank
Lee Taveapont was born on
18 March 1943. He served
in the United States Army
from 12 January 1966 until
19 January 1968. He served
with the 63rd Ordinance
Company (AMMO), Fort
Lewis, Washington, SIXTH
ARMY. His awards include
the National Defense Service
Medal and Expert Marksman
Qualification Badge for the
M-14 Rifle.
*Private First Class Ansel
Gregory Wanzitz was born
on 6 March 1920. He served
in the United States Army
from 26 June 1943 until 7
August 1944 on which date
he was Killed In Action in
Europe during World War
II. He had been assigned to
the 29th Infantry Division,
116 Infantry Regiment. He
was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge and Purple
Heart.
*Tech 5 William W. Workman was born on 22 March
1922. He served in the United
States Army during from 23
Nov 1942 until 16 Dec 1945.
He was assigned to the 180th
Sta Hospital during World
War II. He participated in the
Northern France, Ardennes
and Rhineland Campaigns.
His awards include the Good
Conduct Medal, European
African-Middle EasternTheatre Ribbon and the
World War II Victory Ribbon.
*Sergeant First Class Gilbert Wyasket was born 18
March 1931. He served in the
United States Army from 31
Veterans From Page 1
Native American Direct Loan
Program gave a great presentation on the loan process.
Haines proposed the question, “What out is a VA Direct
Loan?”
“The Department of Veterans Affairs serves as the
principal lender and directly
lends the funds to an eligible
Native American Veterans
for the purpose of purchasing
constructing or improving a
home on trust lands, or to
refinance a prior NADL to
reduce the interest rate.”
He explained eligibility.
Veterans after September 5,
1940, with 90 days wartime
or 181 continuous days
peacetime, and discharged
under conditions other than
dishonorable; or if enlisted at
September 7, 1980 officers
after October 16, 1981 with
24 continuous months or
full period for which called
or ordered to active duty are
eligible. Active duty service
members with at least 90
days, and Reserve/National
Guard with at least six years,
under honorable conditions
and un-remarried surviving
spouses are also eligible.
Requirements for the Native American Direct loan
also are: a standing MOU
with the tribe, home will be
on trust/lease/allotted land,
and the Veteran or Veteran
who is married to a Native
American non-Veteran and
is a member of the tribe.
“This is your earned benefit. Up until this MOU was
signed this (loan) program
was not available.” Haines
stated.
For complete information
you can go online to: http://
www.benifits.va.gov/homeloans/nadl.asp or directly
contact Haines at William.
[email protected]
Cory Pearson, Veterans
Services Coordinator, Department of Veteran & Military Affairs, State of Utah
was next on the morning’s
agenda. Pearson described
their outreach program and
the purpose to help advice
and educate Veterans on all
May 1949 until 30 May 1952.
He served with A Company,
231st Engineer Combat Battalion in the Korean War. His
awards include the Army
of Occupation (Japanese
Clasp), Bronze Star Medal,
Korean Service Medal with
5 Bronze Campaign Stars,
Distinctive Unit Emblem
and United Nations Service
Medal.
*Specialist Four Raymond
Murray was born on 27
March 1937. He served in
the United States Army from
30 January 1956 until 22
December 1958. He served
a tour of duty in Europe
with Company B, 2nd Gun
Battalion (Sky Sweeper),
61st Artillery. His awards
include the Good Conduct
Medal and Marksmanship
qualification badges; Marksman (Carbine), Sharpshooter
(Rifle) and 2nd Class Gunner
MM Badge.
*FA Veronica Martin was
born 20 March 1970. She
served in the United States
Navy from 12 September
1990 until 23 December
1991.
*Specialist Four John Almon Johnson was born on
5 March 1935. He served
in the United States Army
from 26 January 1959 until
25 January 1961. He served
with units from the 2d MTB,
35th Armor, 2 Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
*Private Willard J. Johnson was born 9 March 1942.
He served in the United
States Army from 19 October
1961 until 8 January 1965.
He served a tour of duty in
Europe with the 6th Army,
Company C, 1st Battalion,
22nd Infantry.
the benefits and programs
that had been developed by
the state and federal governments.
Community outreach programs are one component and
the second is Special Events
Outreach programs. Veteran
Service officers function
at the community outreach
level.
Pearson highlighted the
Veterans Discharge Database. The Department has
a collection of discharged
documents that were turned
over to it by the various
county courthouses within
the state. These documents
were assembled from documents registered at those
county courthouses by the
Veteran at some point following their discharge from
service.
Some of the benefits that
the state provides include
education, tax benefits, state
nursing homes, job preference, Veteran status on
Driver’s License and license
plates.
Christopher Scott, Public
Affairs Specialist, Salt Lake
VA Health Care System
presented next, he was very
thorough and knowledgeable
about the very complicated
VA system. Information can
be found at www.va.gov.
Robert J. Corson, Veterans Service Representative, Salt Lake City VA
Regional Benefits Office
“American Indian Veterans
have played a vital role in
the United States Military
for over two hundred years.
Native Americans served at
higher percentages in armed
forces than any other group of
Americans. Roughly 12,000
Native Americans served in
WWI, over 44,000 during
WWII, 10,000 Korean Conflict, 42,000 Vietnam Era,
over 90% volunteers, and
today over 200,000.” The
VA recognizes that each of
our Native Americans are
unique. Contact the George
E. Wahlen Department of
Veterans Affairs Medical
Center (801) 582-1565,
800-827-1000. In support
of the physical and spiritual
care of our Native American
Veterans the VA Salt Lake
City Health Care System
has many special programs
in place to work with our
existing quality health care
services: Purtkawahgahm
Healing Grounds, Talking/
Healing Circles, Cleanings,
Blessings, End of Life Services, Sweat Lodge, Chaplin
Services, Holistic Medicine,
Substance Abuse Residential
Rehabilitation Program,
Gender specific care, Homeless programs and Rural
outreach.”
A lunch was provided and
time to visit with the presenters
proved fruitful.
Brooks Snow, RN, Roosevelt
Community Based Outpatient
Clinic shared with the group
some of the services that can
be provided by the local clinic.
Erna Granbois, CEO, Ft
Duchesne Health Center, spoke
about the clinic and the services that are available here.
L. HoMana Pawiki, Tribal
Government Specialist for the
Southwest Region helped Fort
Duchesne IHS Staff understand
that it would be possible for the
VA to pay for services to Veterans who are served by IHS.
Timothy Spain, Outreach
Coordinator, National Cemetery
Administration quoted “…to
care for him who shall borne
the battle and for his widow
and orphan.” Abraham Lincoln,
1865 stating that the quote is also
the mission of the Department of
Veterans Affairs. The National
Cemetery honors veterans with
a final resting place and lasting
memorials that commemorate
their service to our Nation.
Veteran burial benefits are grave
site and grave liner, opening and
closing of the grave, perpetual
care of the grave site, headstone
or marker, U.S. Flag and Presidential Memorial Certificate.
MC-UB
Water Meeting
From Page 1
Page 3 Ute Bulletin
rights to be properly viewed
as water plans are developed
by the local water users in the
and (3) that the State supports Basin.
the TRIBE in (a) obtaining rights to storage in the 9. The TRIBE’s water engiFlaming Gorge Reservoir as neers have demonstrated to
it has done for the other us- us that in 80% of the years, the
ers participating in the CUP, East side of the Reservation
(b) recognize the need for (Lake Fork/Yellowstone and
more storage in at least the Uinta/White Rocks) experiUinta River drainage and (c) ences irrigation shortages.
cooperate with the TRIBE The Plan’s overall statement
in leasing its Green River that water is sufficient in the
water now as contemplated Basin, does not take into acin the CUPCA legislation count the current strain on
and Compact.
the River systems’ overall
ecological health nor the cur5.The 2015 Plan states that rent irrigation shortages. The
105,000 AF are allocated need for additional storage in
to the TRIBE. Is this the those two river drainage sysTRIBE’s unused allocation tems is essential so that more
of Utah’s 1.369 Million AF irrigation water is available
allocated in the Colorado to fulfill current irrigation
River Compact which has a water rights and to ensure
Flaming Gorge right? At responsible management of
this point we are assuming the river systems.
that the remainder of the
Tribe’s water rights is already 10. CUWCD has provided
included in the “used” ir- some of the Replacement
rigation depletions resulting storage contemplated in the
in the 481,000 AF of net CUPCA legislation to benefit
river “Yield” reported in the the non-Indian water users,
2015 Plan. Is this correct? but the Bureau of ReclaThe statement on page XIX mation has been deficient
of the Executive Summary in protecting the TRIBE’s
appears contradictory. It needs under the Department
states, “Based on 1908 and of Interior’s trust obligation.
1963 Supreme Court deci- The TRIBE’s Business Comsions, the State of Utah has mittee is addressing that issue
allocated from its apportion- presently.
ment of Colorado River flows
105,000 acre-feet to the Ute 11. Since the TRIBE’s future
Tribe…” That statement is and that of its Reservation
incorrect on its face.
is impacted by the overall
economic development of
6.For clarification, the the Basin, the Commission
TRIBE has federal reserved and Department recognize
water rights in the Colorado that the promises made to
River surface flows of at the TRIBE and to others in
least 470,594 AF of annual the Basin with respect to the
diversion and 248,943 AF Central Utah Project needs
of annual depletion (per to be fulfilled, primarily in
1990 Compact, which has the form of water storage and
some computational errors marketing. The 2015 Plan
from the 1980 Compact that needs to take those uses into
showed slightly more). In account, especially in how
addition there is a 10,000 they will impact the State’s
AF (depletion and diversion) Colorado River allocation.
for Domestic, Municipal and Positive approaches need to
Industrial or Commercial be developed soon.
use from ground or surface
waters that has been agreed 12. The Tribal Business
to since 1980’s. This is not Committee has asked the
directly reflected in the 2015 Commission to draft The Ute
Plan.
Tribal Water Code, which
recognizes that in the Reser7. The UDWR has indicated vation, as defined by the 10th
in the past that there is an ap- Circuit Court of Appeals in
proximately 369,000 AF net 1997 , the reserved federal
yield in the Colorado Rivers water rights of the Tribe are
. Of that, 186,000 AF were appurtenant to the lands from
allocated to the Ute Tribe which they were derived and
and Navajo Nation consistent are non-forfeitable. Furwith the 2015 Plan. An ad- thermore, as stated by the
ditional allocation of 86,000 Department of the Interior,
AF was provided for the Lake Office of the Solicitor, in July
Powell Pipeline, 25,000 AF 26, 1999, “All of these water
for new Ag Uses and 5,000 rights are held by the United
AF for new M&I uses. A States of America in perpetu“balance” of 67,000 AF was ity in trust for the Ute Indian
left to satisfy the pending Tribe and others who owned
applications of 400,000 AF. lands described in tabulations
Since information provided attached to the 1980 Comat recent Colorado River Wa- pact…” This parallels the
ter Users Association meet- 1997 10th Circuit Court of
ings indicates that there are Appeals definition of Indian
shortages foreseen in which Country for the Ute Tribe,
the Northern States may need which is incorporated in the
to decrease allocations on a Ute Tribal Water Code draft.
relative basis, especially in Future plans for the Basin’s
prolonged draught seasons, water should take into achow is it reasonable that the count the Ute Tribal Water
State now shows another Code as well as Federal and
120,000 (plus or minus) AF Utah’s laws applicable in the
of net yield available? This respective areas of the Basin
new “balance” needs care- and Green River drainages.
ful scrutiny to ensure that it
is not overly aggressive in 13. “The Tribe’s engineer,
disregard of the likely dilu- NRCE, was asked by the
tion to current water right Water Commission to proholders in the Basin should vide additional comments,
other later competing uses which were attached to the
eventually take precedence response given to the State.”
through legal or political
changes of law or priorities. Please address any followup, questions or comments to:
8.The 2015 Plan does not Duane W Moss
disclose the current applica- Ute Indian Tribe Water
tions for appropriation that Rights Department
Utah has allowed against PO Box 190
the “Balance,” nor does it Fort Duchesne, Utah 84026
provide the priority dates Cell Phone: 435-671-6427
provided in those appro- Office Phone: 435-725-7093
priations. This information Email: [email protected]
is important to assess the com
risks of forfeiture for Uintah
Basin uses and in order for the
non-forfeitable Indian water
Ute Bulletin Page 4
News From Ute Country
Jaimie Cuch Memorial Scholarship
Basketball
Victory
By Vincent Quinn and Caitlyn Root
This last week, we interviewed four of the six boys on
the basketball team that was
responsible for winning the
state championship. This is
what they had to stay about
themselves:
Tré is a senior. His hobbies are sewing, and cooking.
And basketball, of course.
When he goes to college, he
wants to go with the Kansas
Jayhawks. For a career, he
wants to be a firefighter.
His advice to his fellow
students is “Keep up your
grades. Stay in school.”
Tiger is a junior, but has
enough credits to be a senior,
and might even be able to
graduate this spring. His hobbies are drawing, sleeping,
mudbogging, hanging with
friends, bowling, basketball,
working on trucks, listening
to music, and basketball.
When he goes to college, he
wants to go to the U of U. For
a career, he would like to be a
few things. He’d like to play
basketball, be a mechanic, or
be an artist.
When asked what advice
he’d like to give, Tiger said,
“Get good grades, and shut
up.”
Shandon is a junior. He
likes playing video games,
chilling, and playing basketball. Besides basketball, he
likes to play soccer. When he
goes to college, he wants to
go to Michigan. He doesn’t
know what he wants to do
for a career, but he wants it
to be something where he can
make good money.
Talon is a sophomore here
at Uintah River. He likes to
play basketball in his free
time, or sing. Talon wants to
go to Haskell Indian Nations
University in Kansas. He
wants to be a professional
basketball player. His advice
for his fellow classmates is
“Ball is life.”
Unfortunately we weren’t
able to interview Marion or
Giuliano. But they were great
players on the championship
team, and the whole school
is proud of every single one
of the players.
Tieanna Tanner
URHS Student Spotlight
By Mercedes Colorow
March 13, 2015
EVE HOPE WALK
Eagle View Students participating in the EVE Hope Walk.
Last week the Hope Squad held its first ever Hope Week.
The students from 6 – 8 grade participated in the activities.
Monday was the Hope Walk
Tue – Thurs students learned about having hope and encouraging each other.
Friday – Fun teambuilding activities and to finish the day
a Tug O War.
The student also wrote messages of hope and posted them
in the hall
The Inter Tribal Buffalo
Council (ITBC) is committed to reestablishing buffalo herds on Indian lands
in a manner that promotes
cultural enhancement, spiritual revitalization, ecological
restoration, and economic
development. The Jaimie
Cuch Memorial Scholarship
Program will be initiated
through an honoring of one
of our long standing board
members, the late Mr. Jaimie
Cuch of the Ute Tribe.
lated field as detailed above.
Applicant must have GPA of
at least 2.0.
Students who are awarded
a $1,000 scholarship will
receive partial scholarship
payment ($500) in August
and the remainder after completion of their first semester.
Students must maintain a
2.0 GPA their first semester
in order to receive the final
scholarship installment.
Purpose of Scholarship:
1. A pplicant must return
completed application form
with requested documents
by deadline.
2. A pplicant will be reviewed and ranked based on
application and essay.
3.Applicants will be notified
The ITBC Scholarship will
enable Indian students to
pursue a course of study
that is focused on the natural
resources in the following
fields: natural resource management, wildlife management, animal health and/or
biology in the pursuit of an
undergraduate or graduate
degree.
Application Process:
of award and scholarship
which will be dispersed by
ITBC directly to the College
where the student is enrolled
4. P L E A S E AT TA C H
THE FOLLOWING WITH
YOUR APPLICATION
*Tribal enrollment documentation.
*Documentation verifying
enrollment status as full time,
active student for upcoming
term.
*High school transcript
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2015
MAIL APPLICATION
AND ATTACHMENS TO:
InterTribal Buffalo Council
2497 W. Chicago Street
Rapid City, SD 57709
605-394-9730
Applicant Requirements:
Personal Information:
First Name:_______________Last Name:_____________
Address:________________________________________
City:___________________________________________
State:__________________ Zip:___________________
Phone:_________________
Email:_________________
Educational Information:
High School:_____________________________________
GPA:__________________
College you will be attending:_______________________
Major:__________________________________________
Extracurricular Activities:
1.
2.
3.
Applicant must be an
enrolled member of the Ute
Tribe.
Applicant must be a full
time student at an accredited
institution of higher education in a natural resource re-
PERSONAL ESSAY:
On a separate piece of paper, please tell us about experiences that have influenced your decision to pursue a career in
wildlife conservation, biology, ecology or natural resources.
How did these experiences help you in this career choice?
How will you use the knowledge you gain in college? Essays should be approximately 500 words
Scholarship:
The scholarship will be an
award of $1,000.00 presented
by ITBC. The award will be
made to the student’s college of choice. Scholarship
recipients will be invited to
the ITBC Membership Meeting held in December.
UTE INDIAN TRIBE EDUCATION UPDATE
3rd Math Olympiad in Fort
Duchesne
Saturday, April 18, 2015
from 9:00AM - 2:00PM
For more information visit:
http://www.uteed.net/matholympiads.htm
RJH Annual 6th Grade Orchestra MiniConcert
Online Math Tutoring
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Starting: on March 17, 2015
from 4:15PM - 6:00PM
For more information and
Registration visit:
http://uteed.net/math.htm
American Indian Pageant
LaPoint Elementary: March
24-26, 2015
Roosevelt Junior High: April
1-2, 2015
Roosevelt Junior High
Uintah High School: April:
School held their annual
15-16, 2015
6th grade Orchestra miniVernal Middle School April:
concert. Fifth grade students
30, 2015
from Neola, Myton, and
Eagle View: April 5-6, 2015
Kings Peak Elementary got
Kings Peak: April 21, 2015
to tour the Jr. High and register for classes. Their day ended with the orchestra playing For More Information visit:
for the students, staff, and family to show case what they http://uteed.net/pageant.htm
had learned during their first year.
University of Utah
Thursday, March 12, 2015
from 1:30PM - 3:30PM
College Applications/Scholarships and Information for
High School Students
Uintah River High School
On the third of March, I
interviewed Tieanna Tanner.
She’s a sophomore here at
URHS. It’s her first year here.
Some of her hobbies
are softball and mudding.
(Mudding is when you drive
through a wet, muddy place
for the sole purpose of getting your truck as muddy as
possible.)
When she graduates, the
college she wants to go to,
is Wyotech, Wyoming. She
wants her career to be in
diesel mechanics. I asked
her if she had any advice for
her fellow students.
She said: “Don’t drop Native American students at Union High School shared their
out. Get a good education cuisine of Native American Tacos during Diversity Week.
The taco sale was held out of the JOM room at the high
and job!”
school and students were out and about around the school
advertising for the sale.
See URHS Page 7
Union High Diversity Week
After School at Eagle View
Monday to Wednesdays at
2:30PM
child can not miss more than
12 days of school.
2) Be sure that your child is
on time at his/her school.
3) Be sure that you don't
take your child out of school
before the school day is over.
4) Be sure that you don't take
your child out for "long weekends." Our school sometimes
experience higher absences
on Mondays and Fridays.
5) Be sure that you call the
school if your child is going
to be absent from his/her
school, especially if your
child is sick or out with a
family emergency.
School Attendance is
important and highly related
to your child's school performance. Make sure your child
has the opportunity to learn
by being in school.
Our Education Department greatly appreciates
your support of your child's
education. Improving our
attendance rates is of tremendous importance.
Please, feel free to contact
us if you have questions or
suggestions and thank you
very much for reading this
letter.
Thank you very much for
all your support!
Ute Indian Tribe Education
Department:
Phone: (435) 722-2331
Website: www.uteed.net
JOM/Tribal Tutors Mentor:
Website: www.uteed.net/
jomsupport5.htm
Thank You Newfield
A big thank you to New- to Heritage Club President
field Exploration Company Laneese Wopsock and Vice
for their generous donation! President China Limon.
Newfield Representative Thank you Newfield for your
Elton Blackhair came over continued support!
Dear Parents and Guardians, to Uintah High School to -Krystle Grant JOM/Tribal
We need your help. School personally deliver a check Tutor Mentor
Attendance is extremely
SPRING CLEANING
important. Our students are
Indoor Community Yard Sale
learning in their classrooms
Saturday March 14, 2015 - 11am to 3pm
every day, and every day that
your child misses school the
learning may become more
Uintah River High School Commons
challenging. To help your
7500 East Fort Duchesne, UT 84026
child, their teachers and the
school, we would like to share
Reserve a Space for only $15.00
with you the following:
Contact Info:
1) Be sure that your child atAngelyn M. Caren: [email protected]
tends 93% of the days in the
Krystle N. Grant: [email protected]
school year, that means your
435-781-3110 ext. 2627
IMPORTANCE OF
AT T E N D A N C E
LETTER
News From Ute Country
March 13, 2015
Letter
Concerning Mr. Gordon Howell
Page 5 Ute Bulletin
Suicide Prevention Committee
Meeting March 25,
2015 @ 3pm Ute Family
Services Bldg. Snacks
will be provided. More
Volunteers are needed
to help out in Sub Committees.Contact: Sherida
Anderson 722-2012 or
Marlene Edgley: 7254890.
UTE TRIBE
LIHEAP
The LIHEAP Program is
starting a new year, late, due
to funding. Come into the
Social Services Department
to pick-up an application.
Office Hours: Monday –
Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.
For additional information
call 725-4047/4054, immediate help is available to assist
you with the form.
*Attach the documents to the
LIHEAP Application for a
quick response:
• Tribal I.D. or Driver License
Pictured: Kenneth Blackbird, US Flag, US Army Vietnam
• Social Security Card (a and Dale Shavanaux, US Army Vietnam 1967, American
copy for the entire house Legion Flag during Ira Hayes Memorial Parade.
hold)
• Income Verification of all
Household Members (3 current check stubs)
• Copy of Utility Bill (Electric, Gas, Propane,
Name/Address of the Provider & Account Number)
• Social Security, SSI, Veteran’s Benefits, GA & TANF
(Copy of check or bank statements)
PLEASE CONTINUE
PAYING YOUR UTILITY
BILLS AFTER SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION TO THE LIHEAP
OFFICE. THANK YOU
The Heating Program is
a onetime payment for the
Fiscal Year.
If you know of any Fraudulent Act, call the Hotline at
1888 289 8442
CHR CELLNUMBERS
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:
April 1, 2015 5pm
Child Abuse Prevention
May 6, 2015 5pm
Alcohol
June 3, 2015 5pm
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
July 1, 2015 5pm
Methamphetamine
August 5, 2015 5pm Synthetic Drugs (Spice, Bath Salts)
Sept. 3, 2015 5pm
Marijuana
October 7, 2015 5pm Mental Health Screening
Nov. 4, 2015 5pm
Drinking & Driving
Dec. 2, 2015 5pm
Tabacco/e-cigarettes
For more information please contact staff at
Alcohol/Substance Abuse Prevention
(435) 722-3234
2015 Spring
Turkey
Information
• Turkey permits will be
ready for pick up March
23, 2015.
• If you put in for the draw
you will receive a permit
for this season. We have
15 permits for the general
tribal membership to pick
up. Permits will be issued
on first come first service
basis.
• If you have any questions, you can call 435722-5511 or 435-725-4810
(please leave a message if
I am unavailable).
Thank you
Tammy John
Sponsored by IHS Journey Into Wellness Healthy
Heart Program and
Ute Tribe Painted Horse Diabetes Prevention
Program.
Owna Black 823-2353
Delphine James 828 2352
Samantha Shore 828-2354
Yvette Chapoose 725-4229
722-3011
Julian Pinkham 823-0031
Ute Bulletin Page 6
News From Ute Country
Happy Birthday Wishes
Happy Birthday to our
Super Hero
“Seldon Roger Jenks”
February 24th 2015
4 years old
But most
of the time
acts older
then his sister. There’s
never a dull
moment with you, you’re
witty, fun, and very smart,
wize and a lot of questions and replies cause I’m
smart Mom and dad says
you don’t know when to
come home cause your
with Grampa just Batman
and Robin in the bat cave.
Where you can get away
with everything we wish
you happiness as you grow
and be strong in mind and
heart learn all you can you
go to tumbling class wrestling and swimming these
are what your interests are.
RECREATION
UPDATE
Doylene Ft. Duchesne Community Worker Direct Line
435-725-7073 Cell 823-2751
Kobi Myton Community
Worker Direct Line 435-7257092 Cell 823-2952
CeeJay Whiterocks Community Worker Direct Line
435-725-7074 Cell 823-2953
JC Randlet Community
Worker Direct Line 435-7257075 Cell 823-2955
* All Jr. Jazz games will be
held in Ft. Duchesne starting
this Wednesday March, 11th
* March 13th Myton Community will be going swim-
Ute Indian Tribe
Job Vacancy
QUESTAR
Questar provides an engaging work environment
and offers competitive compensation that includes base
salary and performancebased incentive programs,
paid-time off, health care and
other benefits.
Visit www.questar.com to
view career opportunities and
apply for open positions.
Questar is a drug-free
workplace and an EEO/AA
Employer: M/F/Disabled/
Vet.
You’re doing good at each
class and it helps doing
your moves being bat man
John Cena or Spiderman or
what you choose to be
Happy birthday bah-boo
munchkin
As you would say Love
you to much
From: Grama & Grampa
Reggie Sr & Clarinda Jenks, all your families who
are watching you grow.
Apply Today!
www.anadarko.com/Careers
Anadarko is planning
for the future and we
want you to be part of
it.
March 13, 2015
Annoucement: February 26, 2015 - March 12, 2015
(Note: Tribal Preference will be exercised)
Announcement
DepartmentPosition Closing Date
Number
2014-011
Senior Citizens
Transit/Bus Driver
March 12, 2015
2014-036
Criminal Investigation
Gang & Drug Specialist
March 12, 2015
2015-010BIARight Away CoordinatorMarch 12, 2015
2015-012
UTERO
Office Manager
March 12, 2015
2015-013
Tribal Courts
Process Server
March 12, 2015
2015-014Justice CenterReceptionistMarch 12, 2015
2015-015Community Health CHRMarch 12, 2015
Representative
2015-016
Painted Horse Diabetes
Program
Personal Trainer
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
UTE BULLETIN
Deadline March19, 2015
Paper Out March 27, 2015
UTE
GRILL
ming at the Uintah Rec.
Center 4p.m.-8p.m.
* March 14th Whiterocks &
Randlet Community will be
going Swimming at the Uintah Rec. Center 4p.m.-6p.m.
Ft. Duchesne Communty
will be going to the Matinee
12p.m.-4p.m.
* Tournament of Tribal
Champions will be held
March 26th-28th, Entry Fee
$350.00
Money orders or Company Checks Only. Deadline
March 19, 2015. Tribal (Picture) ID Required.
For more information on
these activities, please feel
free to call the Recreation
office at 722-2249.
Mariko & Kameko Blackbird carrying Post #126 Legion Flag
from Fort Duchesne, Utah during the Ira Hayes Memorial
Parade in Sacaton, AZ.
March 12, 2015
Ute Tribal Enterprises,LLC Ute Crossing Grill-RestauJob Openings
rant and Catering (1) Night
Accepting applications for: Shift Cook 1 year Restaurant
Cooking.
Ft. Duchesne-Ute Petroleum (3) Deli Workers
Job descriptions and appliUte Plaza Grocery Market cation forms are available
(2) Deli Workers (1) Stocker at the front desk, Ute Tribal
(2) Cashiers (1) Produce
Enterprises, LLC, or at the
location of business.
True Value-Ute Plaza Gro- For more infomation,
cery Market: Manager contact us at 435-722-3136
Closing Date: Feb. 27, 2015 or stop by and talk with the
MANAGER of business.
Deadline April 2, 2015
Paper Out April 10, 2015
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.
TOWN & COUNTRY CAB
New Taxi Cab Service that is tribally owned
is ready to answer your transportation needs.
Town & Country Cab has affordable & competitive rates. We offer flat rates to various
locations and special rates for seniors 65 and
older.
For more information or service contact
435-722-7473
Ute Indian
Tribally Designated Housing
Entity
Notice of Rehabilitation Work for the
Indian Community
Development Block
Grant Project on Privately Owned Homes
Belonging to LowIncome Enrolled
Members of the Ute
Tribe
The Ute Indian Tribally
Designated Housing Entity
(UITDHE) will be accepting applications from LowIncome enrolled members
of the Ute Tribe for the
rehabilitation of their homes.
The work will be done
under the Indian Community Development Block
Grant (ICDBG) project. The
ICDBG project will rehabilitate up to 23 homeownership
units. The homes are located
throughout the counties of
Duchesne and Uintah, in
the State of Utah. The work
will consist of interior and
exterior rehabilitation work
of the home.
The first round for accepting applications will begin
February 17, 2015 through
April 30, 2015. UITDHE
hopes to receive as many
applications possible during
this period and plans to commence with the rehabilitation
of up to eight homes during
this summer.
Interested homeowners
can get an application and
eligibility requirements at
the UITDHE office in Fort
Duchesne, Utah. Interested
individuals may contact the
UITDHE for additional information at 435-722-4656
or write to:
UITDHE
P.O. Box 250
Fort Duchesne, Utah 84026
2015 Tribal Business Committee
Nominations
@ Tribal Auditorium
March 10, 2015 — March 20, 2015
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
News From Ute Country
March 13, 2015
Senior Trip
Donations
At the end of each school
year the Ute Tribe High
School JOM Program organizes an annual senior trip
for all our graduating seniors.
This year will be a combined
senior trip with Uintah High
School, Uintah River High
School and Union High
School.
Undoubtedly our senior
trip is a huge event that
requires a lot of time and
support from our students,
parents and community. Our
seniors will be fundraising
next month at the main
concession stand for the
60th Annual Tournament of
Tribal Champions March
26th -28th. We are in need
of soda, water, Gatorade,
candy, pickles, chips, Fritos,
chili, hamburger, hamburger
buns, hotdogs, hotdog buns,
mustard and ketchup. A
donation of any of these
items from your department
would be greatly appreciated,
and would help to provide
Jerron Kenny
Page 7 Ute Bulletin
a wonderful senior trip to
our hardworking graduating
seniors.
Please feel free to contact
the High School JOM/Tribal
Tutor Mentors with any questions or concerns. Thank you
in advance for your consideration and support!
Respectfully,
Jamie Arrive, Uintah River
High School (435.725.4091)
Krystle N. Grant, Uintah
High School (435.781.3110
ext. 2627)
Amanda R. Jenks, Union
High School (435.725.4541)
2015 Tribal Business Committee
Student Spotlight
Nominations
By Brylie Sloan
@ Tribal Auditorium
I interviewed Jerron Kenney on March 3, 2015.
He is in the 10th grade.
Some of his favorite hobbies are mudding, hunting,
fishing, and camping.
When he graduates, he
wants to go to Northeast
Community College in Wyoming. He says that for a career, he wants to be a wildlife
specialist, and emt.
When I asked him what
advice he could give his
fellow students, Jerron said,
“Don’t drop out, and stay in
school.”
March 10, 2015 — March 20, 2015
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
Mr. Pugh, URHS Principal
Faculty Spotlight
By Tiger Taveapont
On March 3, I interviewed
Mr. Pugh. This is his first
year here. He works as the
principal of the school.
His hobbies are playing
and watching football.
The best things he likes
about working here is helping
students to reach their full
potential.
I asked if he had any
advice for the students. He
said, “Work hard today, so
you can succeed every
Ute Indian Tribe
Receptionist………………
725-4054
UTE
TRIBE
6964 East 1000S.S.
South
(2INDIAN
Miles
South
of Bottle Hollow)
Rosailea
Vanderhoop……….
6964 East
1000 South
(2 Miles South725-4916
of Bottle Hollow)
POPOBox
190
Box 190
Fort Fort
Duchesne,
Utah
Duchesne, Utah
8402684026
(435) 722-5141
02/26/2015
(435)
722-5141
SECURITY FRONT DESK
Officers…………………………… 725-4371
HEALTH EDUCATOR:
Vacant…………………………….. 725-4987
ROYALTY MANAGEMENT:
Nieko blackbird………………. 725-4968
ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT:
Fax line………………..……………722-1202
A.Maria Pike…………………… 725-4050
VITALS STATISTICS DEPT.:
Fax………………………………….. 722-2445
Pearl Littlegeorge……………. 725-4991
HOMELAND SECURITY:
Dondie Howell………………… 725-4902
TREASURY DEPARTMENT:
Linda Serawop………………… 725-4022
Iokie Perez………………………. 725-4048
COMPUTER DEPT:
Clerk…………………………………725-4030
ADMINISTRATION:
FAX
722-5072
Faeleen Taveapont…………. 725-4025
Orlanna Cairns………………... 725-4008
BUSINESS COMMITTEE:
FAX…………………………………..722-2374
Kateari Bird……………………… 725-4267
Gina LaRose…………………..… 725-4008
Reannin Tapoof………………. 725-4056
Sandra Black……………………. 725-4011
Samantha Thompson………. 725-4051
GRANTS DEPT.:
Kathy McCook………………… 725-4066
JUSTICE PLANNER:
Crystal Adams…………………. 725-4027
UTE ENERGY HOUSING:
Maxine (Dixey) Redfoot…… 725-7091
SECURITY:
Samantha Nephi……………… 725-4016
WIA DEPARTMENT:
Lora Garcia……………………… 725-4062
EMERGENCY EMPLOYMENT:
Joe Tapoof………………………. 725-4055
UTERO Commission:
Kristella Pike……………………. 725-7086
Vacant Secretary…………….. 725-7080
2nd FLOOR RECEPTIONIST:
Caroline Duffy…………………. 725-4829
JUVENILE COURT:
Alrita Murray…………………… 725-4934
Cultural Rights/Protection Dept.:
Stephanie A. Cuch…………… 725-4824
PAINTED HORSE:
FAX…………………………………..725-5041
Jennifer Cesspooch…………. 725-4912
UIT/UBRF PROJECT MANAGER:
Roger Ed. Kurip……………….. 725-4830
GAP/EPA DEPT.:
FAX…………………………………. 722-2083
Vacant…………………………….. 725-4838
FISH & WILDLIFE:
FAX…………………………………..722-2677
Raylynn LaRose……………….. 725-4808
Jane Taveapont……………….. 725-4820
BROWNS FIELD PROGRAM:
Amy Cesspooch………………. 725-4839
Outfitting & Guide Service Dept.
FAX…………………………………..722-2677
Jennel Murdock...................725-4818
LOAN COORDINATOR:
Dorothea Garcia……………… 725-4986
WISSIUP WETLANDS:
Fololina Tauaalo……………… 725-4825
Clean Water Act. Sec 106:
FAX…………………………………..722-2083
Rachael Onofre……………….. 725-4288
INDIAN RESERVATION ROADS (IRR:)
Shana Wopsock………………. 725-4266
RESOURCE DEPARTMENT.:
FAX…………………………………. 722-2677
Sheryle Kidd……………………. 725-4805
PERSONAL DEPT. (HR:
FAX…………………………………..722-6823
Rachel Shore…………………… 725-4218
RANGERS:
Ramona Valdez……………….. 725-4838
PURCHASING DEPARTMENT:
Judy Pargeets………………….. 725-4079
BRAND INSPECTORS
Kitty Manning…………………. 725-4985
SORNA:
Felecia Pike-Cuch……………. 725-4891
Energy & Minerals Building:
FAX LINE..………………………… 722-4970
Roselyn Murray………………. 725-4950
Lauren Lomahaftewa………. 725-4975
SOCIAL SERVICES DEPT.:
FAX…………………………………..722-5030
SAFETY:
Buffy Arrowchis………………. 725-4958
MULTI PURPOSE BUILDING
Recreation Department
Vacant (Secretary)…………… 725-7070
Custodians………………………. 725-7077
WATER SYSTEMS
FAX…………………………………..722-2021
Cynthia Redfoot………………. 725-4921
Eloise Ledbetter……………… 725-4922
VICTIMS OF CRIME DEPT.
Marjorie Tavashutz…………. 725-4220
Other Departments
Alcohol & Drug……………….. 722-3234
RED PINE:
Main Office……………………… 725-9906
Or 2nd line……………………….. 725-9907
FAX…………………………………..722-4690
CHR DEPARTMENT:
FAX…………………………………..722-5592
Yvette Chapoose…………….. 725-4225
EDUCATION DEPARTMENT:
FAX…………………………………..722-0811
Outside line…………………….. 722-2331
Vacant…………………………….. 725-4080
UINTAH RIVER HIGH SCHOOL:
FAX…………………………………..722-1228
Gwenita Pawwinnee……….. 725-4088
EMS DEPARTMENT:
FAX…………………………………..722-2309
Koralene Tapoof……………… 725-4291
HEADSTART DEPARTMENT:
FAX…………………………………. 722-5652
Courtney Chegup……………. 725-4860
Sarah Cesspooch…………….. 725-4862
DAYCARE:
Child Care Program
Daycare Program
722-8387
722-8390
JOURNEY INTO WELLNESS:
JWIC (Vacant)………………….. 725-6890
MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT:
Main Line………………………… 722-2256
Vacant…………………………….. 725-4856
MOTOR POOL DEPARTMENT:
FAX…………………………………..725-2245
Vacant…………………………….. 725-4927
TRANSPORTATION:
Ron Groves……………………… 725-4924
VEHICLE COORDINATOR:
Vacant…………………………….. 725-4929
BUILDING REHABILITATION PROGRAM:
Allanna Jim……………………… 725-4905
PROPERTY & SUPPLY:
Main Line………………………… 722-3503
Lionel Tahreep (Clerk)..…… 725-4141
SENIOR CITIZENS DEPARTMENT:
FAX…………………………………..722-0410
Mandi Mills……………………… 725-4282
WATER COMMISION:
Darrien Mart…………………… 725-7093
PROSECUTION DEPARTMENT:
Main Line………………………… 722-4675
Maureen Reed………………… 725-4894
PROBATION DEPARTMENT:
FAX………………………………… 722-0170
Zuella Murray………………… 725-4895
TRIBAL COURT DEPARTMENT:
FAX……………………………….. 722-3637
Main Line…………………… 722-3633
Nancy L. Pawwinnee……… 725-4120
FOOD DISTRIBUTION DEPARTMENT:
FAX………………………………… 722-3675
Main Line………………………. 722-3674
UTE BULLETIN:
FAX………………………………… 722-0368
Main Line………………………. 722-8541
Charlotte Navanick………… 725-4940
UTE HOUSING:
Lisa Talayumptewa………… 725-4656
WATER SETTLEMENT:
Fax line………………………….. 722-5195
Enterprise fax line…………. 722-6810
Enterprise Office………….. 722-3136
Patrick Wyasket…………….. 725-4236
FEEDLOT
Rod Weaver
646-3540
BIA LAW ENFORCEMENT:
Fax Line
722-3474
Law and Order….722-2012 or
722-0964
911 Emergency
722-2911
Dispatch
4211/4212
BIA Forestry
Forestry & Fire
722-4350
Forestry Fax …………………...722-9018
Chris Secakuku …………….…722-4356
Kirby Arrive …………………….725-4244
Fire Desk ………………...........725-4241
Fire Crew ………………..........725-4242
POSTAL SERVICES:
Fort Duchesne
Lapoint
Myton
Neola
Roosevelt
Tridell
Vernal
Whiterocks
722-4713
247-2361
722-3818
353-4218
722-3231
247-2480
789-2393
353-4478
OTHER NUMBERS
Frontier Travel/Tours
Ferrell Gas
Moon Lake Electric
Questar Gas
Sav On Propane
Strata
Mountain West Propane
789-6073
722-5171
722-2448
722-2521
789-3198
622-5007
353-4562
LOCAL RESTAURANTS
Frontier Grill
722-3669
Marion’s
722-2143
Pizza Hut
722-4586
Rocky’s
722-2113
Ute Plaza
722-3282
X ………………………… 4250
Ute Petroleum (C-Store) 722-3975
Blue Store
725-0001
Ute Petroleum (Myton) 646-3519
Ute Crossing Grill
722-2341
X
4270
Kahpeeh Kah-ahn Ute Coffee
House……………………………..725-7059
Ute Bulletin Page 8
Obituary
William Wyasket
“12/1/1928 - 02/25/2015”
William Wyasket, age 86,
of Whiterocks, passed away
on February 25, 2015 at the
Uintah Basin Medical Center.
William was born December 1, 1928 in Ft. Duchesne to James and Winifred
Tahgapoots Gray Mountain
Wyasket. He married Mary
Elizabeth Root in 1976. She
died February 16, 2007.
William was an original
charter member of the Native American Church. He
enjoyed going to the casino
and gambling, traveling,
hunting and camping. His
greatest joy was his family
and he loved spending time
with all of them, they were
the light of his life and he was
so proud of each of them. He
was a true “workaholic and
ANNA CESSPOOCH
“07/07/1976 - 03/02/2015”
Anna Marie Cesspooch,
age 38, of Ft. Duchesne,
passed away on Monday,
March 2, 2015 at the Uintah
Basin Medical Center.
Anna was born July 7,
1976 in Roosevelt to Frank
Raymond and Laverne Kay
McCook Cesspooch.
Anna loved to hunt, so
much that she even worked
as a guide for K & J Guiding
Service., She was an outdoor
person who loved nature, the
mountains, and camping. Her
family was very important
to her and spending time
with them was one of her
favorite things to do. She
delighted in her nieces and
nephews, especially when
they accomplished their
goals. Everyone had a nick
name, and her greatest joy
was teasing them. She liked
to attend the Sundance, and
was always willing to help
her nephews and brothers
News From Ute Country
enjoyed a job well done. He
worked for the Ute Tribe
Water Systems as a technician for many years.
He is survived by his
children, Arlynn (Shelly)
Wyasket, Vernal; Cindy
LaRose, Ft. Duchesne; Jerry
(Jaccquiline) Tapoof, Shelley
(Dean Reed) Tapoof, Marlene Tapoof, Koralene (Jerrod Mountain) Tapoof, all of
Whiterocks; granddaughters,
Jannie (Ferrol) McCook, Mt.
Emmons; Vickie Wyasket,
Vernal; 37 grandchildren
and 10 great grandchildren,
sister Levate Nez, Roosevelt;
brother, Whitney McJean,
Pocatello, ID; and numerous,
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death
by his parents, his wife, Mary,
children, Zoann Wyasket,
Venny Wyasket, Iran Wyasket, Virginia Wyasket, brothers and sisters, Bud Wyasket,
Gilbert Wyasket, Ramona
John, step children Sharon
Wissiup, Eric LaRose, Perry
Tapoof, and Tillford Tapoof,
nephew, Alban G. John.
Funeral services were on
Saturday, February 28, 2015
at the Whiterocks Community Building
Burial was in the Roosevelt Memorial Park.
with their endeavors during
the ceremony. She was a true
Raiders fan and watched their
games faithfully. She liked to
listen to country music.
She is survived by her siblings, Francisco (Elizabeth)
Cesspooch, Sr., Charlotte
Skougard, Alfred Greaves,
II, Karen Cesspooch, Frank
Cesspooch, Jr., special nephew, Odien Raymond Jack,
uncles, Leo R. (Ramona)
Cesspooch, Kenneth (Kathie) McCook, James McCook,
Alfred Cesspooch, Sr., aunts,
Linda (Ed Gardner) McCook, Anita McCook, Lesa
(Silent) Jenkins, Rose Marie
Serawop, Gloria Thompson,
and numerous nieces and
nephews.
She was preceded in death
by her parents, Frank and
Laverne K. McCook Cesspooch, grandparents, Frank
R. And Evalita Cesspooch,
Franklin and Thelma McCook, brother, Kendall McCook, 2 infant brothers, aunts
and uncles, Philllip Cesspooch, Herold Cesspooch,
Roderick Cesspooch, Frieda
Cesspooch, Hanna Jenks,
Karen Cesspooch, Glenda
Kidd, Roy B. Cesspooch,
Jr., and cousins, Delano
Tsikeura, Quinnia Tyler, Steven Cesspooch,
Graveside services Friday,
March 6, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
at the Randlett Cemetery.
March 13, 2015
April Is Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Month - CAP Activitiy Schedule
Phillip Jenks
“07/25/1953 - 03/11/2015”
Phillip Jess "Bo" Jenks,
age 61, of Randlett, passed
away March 11, 2015, at the
Uintah Basin Medical Center
from an apparent heart attack.
He was born July 25, 1953,
in Roosevelt, to Percy Black
and Hazel Wanna Jenks.
Phillip was a saddle maker
and a saddle bronc rider. He
worked for the Ute Tribe
Cattle Enterprise for 17 years.
He traveled all over attending
PRCA rodeos and was on the
Northern Ute Tribe Pow Wow
rodeo committee. He attended a saddle bronc riding clinic
in Oklahoma that was taught
by Jim Shoulders and Harry
Vold, two veterans in the
national rodeo arena. He was
a big fan of Marty Robbins’
music. He liked to hunt, fish,
participate in the Sundance,
and, in his younger years, the
Bear Dance. He had a great
sense of humor and liked to
tease. He was friendly, never
mean, and got along with
almost everyone. He helped
anyone in need. His friends
and relatives also called him
simply, "Uncle".
Phillip is survived by his
sisters, Joyce Jenks, Colene
Black (Tracy Warrick), both
of Randlett; a brother, Reggie (Clarinda) Jenks, Ouray;
grandma, Rebecca John
and her family, all of Cow
Springs, Arizona; and numerous nieces, nephews,
aunts, and uncles.
He was preceded in death
by his grandparents, Marvin
and Jessie Wanna Jenks;
parents Percy and Hazel; brothers, Byron Arrive and Rodrick
Black.
Graveside services will be
held on Friday, March 13, 2015,
at 10:00 a.m. at the Randlett
Cemetery.
U.S. Department of the Interior
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Division of Forestry and Wildland Fire
Management
Wildland Fire Contacts:
UINTAH BASIN INTERAGENCY FIRE CENTER
24 HOUR “ON-CALL”
789-7021
JASEN TEAL, ASST FIRE MGMT OFFICER
724-2596
KIRBY ARRIVE, FIRE MGMT OFFICER
724-2593
CHRIS SECAKUKU, AGENCY FORESTER
724-2594
TO REPORT A WILDLAND FIRE (grass, brush, trees, forest, etc.)
PLEASE CALL THE ABOVE CONTACTS
UINTAH BASIN FIRE CENTER IS THE BIA WILDFIRE DISPATCH
LOCATED IN VERNAL
(they will contact BIA Wildland personnel directly)