2011 Year in Reveiw on the U_O Tribal Meeting by jianghongl


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                                                             Uintah & Ouray Indian Reservation                                                             P.O. Box 100
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                                                                Vol. 46 No. 6 January 4, 2012                                                                 84026

   2011 Year in Reveiw on the U&O
Year of developing changes, elections, oaths of office- two Judges, three Chair of Business Committee, retire-
ments, new employees, three ground breakingswere just some of the changes taking place.... 2012 looks to
be a year of contined growth and with all hopes continued proprosperous year.... We all look forward to sea-
son to come... photos RC/MC UB

                                                                                                                 Tr i b a l                           cerning a Letter of
                                                                                                                                                      Request to Secretary
                                                                                                                                                      Salazar      of      the
                                                                                                                 Meeting                              Settlement of the Ute
                                                                                                                                                      Indian Tribe Claims
                                                                                                                                                      Arising under the 1965
                                                                                                                 in Las Vegas                         Deferral Agreement. It
                                                                                                                     Ute Indian Tribe                 was a great concern
                                                                                                                 Business Committee                   and a request for a
                                                                                                                 met December 16,                     meeting             with
                                                                                                                 2011       with       the            Secretary Salazar was
                                                                                                                 Department of Interior               made by Chairwoman
                                                                                                                 Assistant Larry Echo                 Cuch.
                                                                                                                 Hawk and Bureau of                      The Tribe brought
                                                                                                                 Reclamation Assistant                other issues before
                                                                                                                 Secretary Anne Castle                Echo Hawk and Castle
                                                                                                                 in Las Vegas, Nevada                 concerning Ute Indian
                                                                                                                 to discuss issues per-               Tribe Water Compact
                                                                                                                 taining to the tribe.                and need for storage;
                                                                                                                     Chairwoman Irene                 Increase BIA Agency
                                                                                                                 Cuch, opened the                     Staffing to Improve
                                                                                                                 meeting introducing                  Oil and Gas Permitting
                                                                                                                 those in attendance                  and            Improve
                                                                                                                 including       Council              Culturally Insensitive
                                                                                                                 Representatives                      Law       Enforcement
                                                                                                                 Francis Poowegup,                    issues in Jurisdictional
                                                                                                                 and Philip Chimburas.                Issues              and
                                                                                                                     Irene gave a brief-              Enforcement
                                                                                                                 ing and inquires con-                Problems. RC/UB

                                                                                                                 Community                  numbers from 1 to 10 in
                                                                                                                                            Ute. The event closed out
                                                                                                                 Christmas                  with MC Raffel Kanip
                                                                                                                                            enlightening those in
                                                                                                                 Dinner                     attendance with his humor
                                                                                                                                            and explanation of the
                                                                                                                         Communities gath- dance demonstrations and
                                                                                                                 ered together in a joint song provided by Red
                                                                                                                 Christmas dinner held at Spirit. RC/UB
                                                                                                                 the Ft. Duchesne gym.
                                                                                                                 Angie      Lucero      and
                                                                                                                 Marylee Longhair helped
                                                                                                                 organize the event bring-
                                                                                                                 ing families together from
                                                                                                                 various Ute Communities
                                                                                                                 enjoying the dinner pro-
                                                                                                                 vided, caroling, karaoke,
                                                                                                                 raffles and a visit with
                                                                                                                 Santa which brought
                                                                                                                 smiles to all the kids.
                                                                                                                 Gloria Thompson was a
                                                                                                                 delight in singing the Ute
                                                                                                                 New Year’s Resolution
                                                                                                                 Yvette Chapoose, “Mine would
                                                                                                                 be cycle more and train to do the
                                                                                                                 century 100 miler for 2012.”

                                                                                                                 Antonio Arce, “Our department
                                                                                                                 resolution is 100% Graduation            Inside this
                                                                                                                 0% Drop Out. Myself, I would
                                                                                                                 like to lose weight. I am think-           Issue
                                                                                                                 ing in 30 pounds less for the next
                                                                                                                                                      Pg. 2           Notices
                                                                                                                 Ron Wopsock, “To stay commit-        Pg. 3   Uintah River HS
                                                                                                                 ted to working together to get       Pg. 4             2011
                                                                                                                 things done and continue to help
                                                                                                                 the people.”
                                                                                                                                                      Pg. 5      Year in Picts
                                                                                                                                                      Pg. 6        Highlights
                                                                                                                 Phillip Chimburas, “Get some of      Pg. 7              2011
                                                                                                                 the things that have been around
                                                                                                                 here for 20 years moving
                                                                                                                                                      Pg. 8        Birthdays/
                                                                                                                  forward.”                                        Obituaries
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Notices,                                                                                               Anderson & Wood Constructions is now hiring for
                                                                                                       the position of Lineman (high voltage power) for a proj-
                                                                                                                                                                             Ute Indian Tribe Job Vacancy
                                                                                                                                                                               January 3rd to 17th 2012
Fort Duchesne Community                                                                                ect in the Fort Duchesne area. This position requires a              Note: Tribal Preference will be exercised)
     Second Wednesday of the Month, January 11, 2012,                                                  minimum of 6 months on the job training or completion                                    Education
is the Fort Duchesne Community Meeting at the Tribal                                                   of an electrical line worker program or equivalent.                            Part Time Evening Librarian
Auditorium. There are many issues that we are facing                                                   Please send cover letter and resume to Shaneen at                                   Closing: 1-17-12
such as Community Wellness, Enrollment, situations                                                                                                                                         JOM Tutor Mentor
                                                                                                       shahn@awconst.com or fax to 208-888-4945. This is a                                 Closing: 1-17-12
with our tribal Leaders, a building for our Community,                                                 temporary position for the duration of the project. This
our children and school issues, and many, many others.                                                 position will remain open until filled.                                               Tribal Courts
Come to the Fort Duchesne Community meeting and                                                                                                                                              Public Defender
                                                                                                                                                                                            Closing: 1-17-12
let’s talk about these and other concerns that you may
have. If you are an Individual, Department or commu-                                                                                                                                           Ute Energy
nity members at-large, and want to get on the agenda or                                                                                                                          Receptionist/Business Support Tech.
place a comment because you can not get to the meet-                                                                                                                                     Closing: 1-17-12
                                                                                                                                                                                      Field Safety Supervisor
ing, visit our facebook page, “Fort Duchesne                                                                                                                                             Closing: 1-17-12
Community Board/News. That’s “Fort Duchesne                                                                                                                                                   Pumpers
Community Board/News. In a recent meeting with                                                                                                                                           Closing: 1-17-12
                                                                                                                                                                                            Gas Facilities
Tribal Executive Director, Michelle Sabori, she                                                                                                                                          Closing: 1-17-12
described Fort Duchesne Community as encompasses                                                                                                                                       Business Support Tech.
the Hilltop, La Mesa, Little Chicago, and Sunshine                                                                                                                                       Closing: 1-17-12
Acres, and Fort Duchesne Housing Low-Rent and                                                                                                                                                Soical Services
Foothills Area. But your involvement is needed. See the                                                                                                                               Social Worker (5) Positions
facebook page for an agenda.                                                                                                                                                              Closing: 1-17-12
     We would like to see the representative from the                                                                                                                                BIA Office of Justice Service
Housing Tenant Committee participate in the communi-                                                                                                                                         Police Dept.
ty meeting and be a part of community discussion or if                                                                                                                                 School Resource Officer
you invite us, we would like to attend your meetings.                                                                                                                                     Closing: 1-17-12

We would like to put out there that a “Joint-Community                                                                                                                                          Head Start
Presidents Meeting” be held. If you are a Community                                                                                                                                              Director
President and/or part of your community committee,                                                                                                                                          Closing: 1-17-12
call Joy Grant at 725-0002, for a place and time.                                                                                                                                   Water Rights Commission
     If you are unaware, the Fort Duchesne Community                                                                                                                                             Director
Presidency is, Joy Grant, President, Debra Jones, Vice-                                                                                                                                     Closing: 1-17-12
President, Elaine Willie, Secretary/Treasurer. We want
                                                                                                                                                                               Fish & Wildlife Law Enforcement
to wish everyone a Happy New Year, and much blessing                                                                                                                                           Dispatcher
to everyone.                                                                                                                                                                                Closing: 1-17-12

                                                                                                                                                                                        Administrative Assistant
                                                                                                                                                                                          Closing: 1-17-12
                                                                                                                                                                                        Grants Finance Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                          Closing: 1-17-12
                                                                                                                                                                                          Grants Specialist
                                                                                                                                                                                          Closing: 1-17-12

                                                                                                                                                                                                 Red Pine
                                                                                                                                                                                          Male House Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                           Closing: 1-17-12

                                                                                                                                                                                          Food Distribution
                                                                                                                                                                                        Warehouse man/ Labor I
                                                                                                                                                                                          Closing: 1-17-12

                                                                                                                                                                                           Human Resource
                                                                                                                                                                                        Warehouse man/ Labor I
                        Bid Work Opportunity                                                                                                                                              Closing: 1-17-12
                     Project: RBU 11-24E Pipeline
                                                                                                                                                                                           Human Resource
XTO Energy Inc. will be scheduling a bid walk to construct                                                                                                                              Warehouse man/ Labor I
approximately 4,540’ of 10” diameter, surface, steel pipeline.                                                                                                                            Closing: 1-17-12
Companies interested in participating should contact Damien
Jones (Damien_jones@xtoenergy.com) and Terry Scholes                                                                                                                                         Social Service
(terry_scholes@xtoenergy.com), no later than 5:00 on November                                                                                                                           Assistant Social Worker
30, 2011 to be placed on the email distribution list to receive addi-                                                                                                                     Closing: 1-17-12
tional information concerning this project.                                                                                                                                                    Attourney
Requirements:                                                                                                                                                                             Closing: 1-17-12
* API 1104 welding test and specifications apply.                                                                                                                                                      -
* Additional requirements to be described at bid walk.                                                                                                                       APPLICATIONS FOR POSITIONS WITH
                                                                                                                                                                                 CLOSING DATES MUST BE
                                                                                                                                                                                     RECEIVED IN OUR
                              NOTICE:                                                                                                                                         OFFICE BY 4:30 p.m. ON THE CLOSING DATE
                                                                                                                                                                           Must have a current valid Utah Drivers License and provide
 All tribal businesses we will feature “Tribal Owned Businesses                                                                                                                     proof of past driving record for the last
     on the U&O Reservation” in the next Ute Bulletin issue                                                                                                                            Thirty - six (36) months from the
 November 23, 2011. Include your company’s name, logo, and                                                                                                                               Department of Motor Vehicle.
                                                                                                                                                                                      (Must be submitted with application)
type of services you provide and contact information at the Ute                                                                                                                        Please contact: Ute Indian Tribe -
                               Bulletin                                                                                                                                              Personnel Office at 1 (435) -722-5141
                                                                                                                                                                                       Sue Chapoose, Personnel Director
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                  robertc@utetribe.com . Deadline                                                                                                                           U.I.T Jobs and Applications are availiable
                   November 17, 2011 by 4:30pm.                                                                                                                                    online at www.utetribe.com
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     2012 Activities
    All-nighter Volleyball
Tournament is going to be held
         this weekend
  January 6th & 7th, 2012.
     Women’s and Co-ed,
      Entry fee: $250.00
 Upper, and lower bracket for
  both women’s and co-ed.
    Awards will be given
      for both divisions.
                                                                                                                                                          URHS Students of the
 For more information please                                                                                                                              month of December
contact: Doylene @ 724-5988,                                                                                                                              Kaylan Arrive,
     Jessica @ 725-4913,
     or Kara @ 401-8068.                                                                                                                                  12 Grade
                                                                                                                                                           Favorite Subject: Lunch Time
                                                                                                                                                          Favorite teacher: They are all
   NEW YEAR’S ROUND                A l c o h o l                               Anthony introduced William
                                                                         Feather guest speaker who gave a
                                                                                                                 in black-white categories. Other
                                                                                                                 categories       included      Over-     my favorites.
                                                                                                                                                          Favorite TV show: Chowder
      DANCE TIME!!!!
The Annual New Year’s Round
                                   Substance                             prayer, and presented a feather to
                                                                         Anthony for his friendship. William
                                                                                                                 Generalization, Mental Filter,
                                                                                                                 Disqualifying       the     Positive,    Favorite movie: Resident Evil
Dance will be held on January      A b u s e                             who was one of the guest speakers
                                                                         talked of his struggle with abuse of
                                                                                                                 Jumping to Conclusions (Mind
                                                                                                                 reading and The fortune teller
                                                                                                                                                          Favorite quote or book: Saphire
                                                                                                                                                          Flute by Karen E. Hoover
6 & 7, 2012, at the Red Barn in
Ballard, Utah. Starts nightly at   Prevention                            drugs, alcohol and personal rela-
                                                                         tionships with those he loved.
                                                                                                                 error),               Magnification
                                                                                                                 (Catastrophizing) or Minimization,
                                                                                                                                                          Favorite place you have trav-
7:00 pm. with a potluck dinner                                                                                                                            eled: Florida
served at 6:00 pm. All singers,    P r o g r a m                         Taking it “One Day at a time” is
                                                                         how William dealt with this social
                                                                                                                 Emotional Reasoning, Should
                                                                                                                 Statements,        Labeling      and     First thing that you ever wanted to be: Veterinarian
backup singers and dancers are                                                                                                                            Favorite sports team: The URHS Warriors
 welcome. Come have a good         Training                              issue afflicting Indian communi-
                                                                         ties. William Feather is Little Lake
                                                                                                                 Mislabeling, Personalization, and
                                                                                                                 Blaming (Pointing at someone else        Pets: Mixed Terrier “Lucky”
  time. We need donations of            Anthony Guzman, Director         Pomo/Maidu/Konkow/Yankton               when it is your fault and not theirs).   Hobbies: Bowling
        water, a potluck           ASAP, Beau Washington, Psy, D.        Lakota.                                 Beau has been to the Ute                 Extracurricular activities: Basketball & Bowling
        dish and drinks.           Cognitive Therapist & Researcher,           Lunch was provided by the by      Reservation several times to speak       What do you expect to be doing in ten years: Veterinarian or Chef
                                   and William Feather.                  the program Alcohol Substance           on Learning to Kick Depression.          Advice that you would give your fellow students: Just do your
If you have any questions call:
                                        Alcohol Substance Abuse          Abuse Prevention program.               He is a Licensed Professional
  Angie Lucero @ 722-7957                                                                                                                                 work.
                                   Prevention Program held a training    Closing out the Training Seminar        Counselor and graduate of the
                                   for Human Service providers and       Beau Washington, Psy, D.                University of Northern Colorado.
                                                                                                                                                          Describe one memorable experience at URHS: When we met
                                   interested    Tribal    Employees     Cognitive Therapist & Researcher        He is a Cognitive therapist, mood        refugees from the New Comers Academy.
 PLANS ARE UNDERWAY                Thursday, December 8, 2011 at         spoke to group about Cognitive          disorder researcher and healer.          Savannah Chapoose, 11th Grade
 FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL                Spring Hill Suites in Vernal, Utah.   Distortions concerning thoughts         Anthony closed out the gathering         Favorite subject: Art
       VALENTINE’S                 Anthony Guzman Program director       that are plausible but not correct or   requesting all those in attendance to
                                                                                                                                                          Favorite teacher: They are all my
        HANDGAME                   welcomed all those in attendance.     accurate. He stressed, “Rumination      fill out the survey included in their
                                   He congratulated all those who        appears to be the foundation of         packet and thanked all those for
      TOURNAMENT:                                                                                                                                         Favorite TV Show: Blank
                                   received awards held during a grad-   depression.” Beau spoke about “All      attending the training. RC/UB
Schedule for February 17-19,                                                                                                                              Favorite movie: Definitely not
                                   uation held the night before.         or Nothing Thinking” seeing things
    2012, held at the Fort
   Duchesne Gym. A 3-man
                                   High School Highlights......                                                                                           Twilight – The Mummy
                                                                                                                                                          Favorite quote or book: The
     Scramble on Friday,                                                                                                                                  Vampire Academy Series
2-5 Man Tourney on Saturday,                                                                                                                              Favorite place you have traveled:
         with $5,000.,                                                                                                                                    Washington State
       1st place prize &                                                                                                                                  First thing that you ever wanted to
  Jackets. 3-man on Sunday.                                                                                                                               be: Artist
A sweetheart singing contest:                                                                                                                             Favorite sport: Soccer
Raffle, Food and Open games                                                                                                                               Pets: Herman my cat
      all weekend long.                                                                                                                                   Hobbies: Drawing and anything to do with art.
 For more please call: Angie                                                                                                                              Extracurricular activities: Blank
     Lucero @ 722-7957,                                                                                                                                   What do you expect to be doing in ten years: Painting & traveling
  Lionel Tahreep 401-8272.                                                                                                                                the world
                                                                                                                                                          Advice that you would give your fellow students: Don’t torment
                                                                                                                                                          the teachers & get good grades.
  LUCKY LADY BINGO:                                                                                                                                       Describe one memorable experience at URHS: The fishing trip to
  Will be held on January 4,
                                   Uintah River High School held a breakfast for parents and students December
                                   13, 2011. Prior to the breakfast principle Brian Richardson introduced the guest                                       Big Springs.
2012, at the Uintah River High
  School. Doors open at 5:30       speaker Chris Sekakuku, Forrest Manager who talked about what motivated
 pm. Blanket Specials, Raffle      him coming to URHS this morning saying, “It was the breakfast being provided
  and Food will be sold. Last      by the school and his presentation.” He asked students what motivated them and
   chance blackout is always
                                   one student said basketball. Chris talked about his career and job and what he
                                   had to do to achieve his goal. He told the students to continue their high school
                                                                                         education and complete it
                                                                                         with a college degree in
                                                                                         what you would like to do.
                                                                                         I wake up each day looking
                                                                                         forward going to work. He
                                                                                         encouraged all the students
                                                                                         to have goals and be moti-
                                                                                         vated in all that you do. A
                                                                                         breakfast was provided by
                                                                                         staff. RC/UB

         Uintah Indian Irrigation Project Operation
                and Maintenance Company
                          Invitation To Bid
  Notice is hereby given that the Uintah Indian Irrigation Project,
  Operation and Maintenance Company is seeking the service of
          Ditch Riders to ride the following canal systems:
                      • Myton Town site Canal
                        • US Dry Gulch Canal
                        • Ouray School Canal
                        • Leland Bench Canal
               • Bench Canal Harmes/Alpha Ditches
                       • US Farmcreek Canal
                       • US Whiterocks Canal

Must have experience with operation equipment along with good people skills.
Must understand the operation and maintenance of irrigations systems, along with
the delivery of irrigation water to water users. The position is for 7 months, the
duration of the irrigation season (April-October) each year. The Board of Directors
reserve the right to refuse any all applicants. Application deadline is March 1st,
2012. For specs, requirements and protocol call company secretary, Beckey @
435-646-336, or Project Manager Steve @ 435-823-5830.
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V i t a l                     with a theme of Christmas.
                              They were all on display             New Year’s Resolution                       NEWS FROM THE
                                                                                                           JOURNEY INTO WELLNESS:
                                                                   Jacqueline Atwine,
Statistics                    for all to enjoy at the trib-
                              al headquarters. CHR pro-
                                                                   “MY New Year’s Resolutions
                                                                   is to be more aware of my sur-
                                                                                                                GYM HOURS:
                                                                                                         8:00 a.m. TO 7:00 p.m. - Monday thru Thursday.

1st     place                 gram decorated there tree
                              with pictures from old Ute
                                                                   roundings. Watch my weighing
                                                                   and eating habits, try to go on a
                                                                                                                8:00 a.m. thru 5:30 p.m. - Fridays.
                                                                                                                         CLINIC HOURS:
                                                                   diet or excrise Participant in          8:00 am to 6:00 pm. – Monday thru Fridays.
winners                       Bulletin.      Departments
                              who participated were                more activities
                                                                                                                 Please call for more information
                                                                                                                   on scheduling appointments.
                                                                   Quit eating candy.”                   Here at the Journey Into Wellness/CVD program
    Vital Stats won this      given awards.                        Nicole Duchesne, “My resolu-                are here to educate you on managing
year’s Christmas tree con-        April Santio, Lynn               tion: Finish school!”                     diabetes and information on prevention.
test sponsored by tribal      Appawora,             Yvette         Christmas Tree Contest                There are gluco meters still available come in and
administration.     Tribal    Chapoose, and Alana                  Mariah Cuch, “Get a sign up                     exchange your old meter out.
                                                                   on our Ute Bulletin Office                      KEEP AN EYE OPEN-
departments who partici-      Hernandez, CHR staff                                                             SKIING Glenwood Springs CO-
pated decorated there trees   standing by there original                                               Jan 14 leave Plaza 6am return late that evening
with variety of ornaments,    winning Christmas Tree.
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Polar Bear Dive....                                                 Head Start Full Day Singing …

Brave Polar Bear Jump participants gather togeth-
er keeping warm after jumping in to Bottle Hollow
lake December 9, 2011. This year was the 2nd year
for the Annual Polar Bear Jump.
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2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011                UTE TRIBE SENIOR PROGRAM:
                                                                   January 11, 2012, Caregiver Meeting & Program
                                                                   at center lunch will be served.
                                                                   January 16, 2012, Center will be closed.
                                                                   January 18, 2012, Celebrating Elder Birthdays for the month of January.
                                                                   This is a reminder: to all Tribal Elders to keep your water running during the night to
                                                                   prevent frozen pipes, stay safe and warm.
                                                                   If there is an Emergency contact: BIA Police Department. They will contact the
                                                                   Senior Work Crew, Tribal Maintenance, Water Systems after hours, or any of the
                                                                   other departments to help assist you.
                                                                   All Tribal Elders 55yrs and over are Welcomed and encouraged to attend the center,
                                                                   visit, have lunch. If there are any questions, or comments to contact the Ute Senior
                                                                   Center @ 435-722-0403.

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                            Christmas Community Dinner

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                        Birthdays                                                                                                              Obituaries
                                                                                                                                 LYDIA WATTS
                                                                                                          Lydia Oarum Watts, age 86, of Richardson Subdivision, passed
                                                                                                    away December 18, 2011 at her home.
                                                                                                          Lydia was born June 29, 1925 in Whiterocks to Clark and Lula
                                                                                                    Myore Redcap Oarum. She married Spencer Nephi, later divorced,
                                                                                                    married William Wyasket, later divorced, then married Ben Watts,
                                                                                                    Sr., he died February 28, 1999. She lived in Ignacio, Colorado for
                                                                                                    several years then moved to Ft. Duchesne.
                                                                                                          Lydia was a talented lady who was capable of many things, she
                                                                                                    excelled at cooking, sewing, crocheting, beadwork, making cradle
                                                                                                    boards, doing moccasins, needlepoint work, and beautiful quilts.
                                                                     I want everyone to know I'm    Lydia was a outspoken person, who said what she meant. She was
                                                                      doing ok and is heathly up    a little lady with a big presence. She enjoyed going to the casino’s,
                                                                          here in Montana.          participating at the Sun Dance, Bear Dance and Pow Wow’s, driv-
                                                                         We want to wish the        ing to the mountains and traveling. She was a wonderful mother,
                                                                        Cesspooch Family and        and grandmother who knew how to get things done. She loved hav-
                                                                            everyone else a         ing her family around and delighted in her grandchildren. She was very organized, and clean, and made
                                                                       Merry Christmas and a        sure there was a place for everything.
                                                                          Happy New Year!!              She is survived by her adopted son, Sterling Taveapont, special daughter, Hazel Blackhair, both of Ft.
                                                                         Ray Cesspooch and          Duchesne; grandchildren, Alana Taveapont (Carlos) Hernandez, Jessica Taveapont (Orin) Shuck, Jenifer
                                         I would like to wish my          Aneedra Buffalo           Taveapont, Patrick (Cassidy) Taveapont, Sidney (Anesha Wopsock) Atwine, great grandchildren, Logan Serawop,
   I like to wish my Grandson                                                                       Hunny Hernandez, Raspberry Shuck, Cianna Myore, Kaisen Taveapont, Kastor Taveapont, and numerous nieces,
                                           grandma Ina Nephi,
     Nolan B. Reed                                                       HAPPY BELATED              nephews, aunts and uncles.
                                             Mother & father
              5 years old
                                                                          BIRTHDAY QUE                  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben, Sr., parents, Clark and Lula, children, Matilda Nephi, Lorita
        A Big Happy Birthday
                                        Joline & Richard              Here’s a shot out to my big   Marie Nephi, Gloria Wyasket, Zoe Ann Wyasket, brothers and sisters, Alice Oarum, Isabell Oarum, Adelaide
        you be richly blessed               Poowegup                           sista girl           Checora, Cloyd Oarum, Sr., and Jr., Michael Oarum, Franklin Checora, Walter Oraum, Angelia Checora, and
                                                                                                    Charles Redfoot.
    remember to always rejoice           and my beloved family a     Quanah Poowegup.                   Funeral services held on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ft. Duchesne Gym. She will go
       to the name of the Lord          Merry Christmas and have a    May the good creator watch    home on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. to her home. Burial in the John Harmes Cemetery at 1:00 p.m.
     you are always in god hand
                                       very safe New Years. Oh and   over you always and may you
Philippains 4:13 I can do all things
through Christ Jesus, Who give me
                                        Merry Christmas also to my      walk in beauty forever.                               FLORENCE MILLS
 the strength. Grandson I Love you       hand game family you all            Love ya girl.               Florence Ankerpont Mills, age 70, of Randlett, passed away
     & miss you. Love & hugs,               know who you are.                  Just me;             December 22, 2011 at the Uintah Basin Medical Center surrounded
   Grandma Rosita Sibellio Reed           Much Love & Respect:             Carlo Poowegup           by her family.
                                             Carlo Poowegup                                              Florence was born March 31, 1941 in Ouray to Roy J
                                                                                                    Ankerpont, Sr. and Salina Myore Ankerpont. She married Wilbert
                                                                                                    Mills on December 10, 1973 in Cortez, Colorado.
                                                                                                         Florence was humble, generous, kind-hearted, sweet, funny,
                                                                                                    patient, loving and she never said a mean thing about anyone.
                                                                                                         Florence did various jobs through the years, working in the
                                                                                                    Tribal Courts both in Towaoc and Ft. Duchesne, she also worked for
                                                                                                    the police department, and as a counselor.
                                                                                                          She enjoyed casinos, horror movies, classic country – which she
                                                                                                    called, "the oldies"– doing puzzles, word searches, attending Pow Wows,
                                                                                                    Sundances and Bear Dances. She loved to travel, work in her flower gar-
                                                                                                    den, tell stories about her mother, and knit in her younger years. Her great-
                                                                                                    est joy was her family and she loved spending time with them, especially for family dinners. She delighted in her
                                                                                                    grand and great grandchildren and loved her dogs very much.
                                                                                                          She is survived by her husband, Wilbert, Randlett; daughter, Francie Brave, Ft. Duchesne; 3 granddaughters
                                                                                                    and 7 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Roy (Linda) Ankerpont, Jr., Randlett; Margie
                                                                                                    (Delbert) Tavashutz, Indian Bench; Geneva Ankerpont, Roosevelt; aunts, Eva Myore (Milton) Arrats, Yellowstone
                                                                                                    Subdivision; and Rosella (Myore) Conetah, Myton; sisters, Gertrude Tahguv, Indian Bench; Shirletta
                                                                                                    Laframboise, Randlett; and Joliet Ignacio, Ft. Duchesne.
                                                                                                          She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Sr. and Salina; infant daughter Thedise Mills, siblings, Gene
                                                                                                    Ankerpont, Elliott Ankerpont, Raquel Ice, and twin infant siblings, Colby and Cody.
                                                                                                          Funeral service held on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Hullinger Mortuary. Friends may
                                                                                                    call 1 hour prior to the service. Cremation will follow the services. Condolences may be shared at

                                                                                                                                 JEAN PHELPS
                                                                                                         Jeanette Duncan "Jean" Phelps, age 66, of Indian Bench,
                                                                                                    passed away December 23, 2011, at the University of Utah
                                                                                                         She was born April 15, 1945, in Roosevelt, to Ivan and Clara
                                                                                                    A. Chegup Duncan. She married Michael Bruce Phelps, and they
                                                                                                    later divorced.
                                                                                                         Jean worked as a dental assistant at the Indian Health Services
                                                                                                    for many years before retirement. She was known for her exception-
                                                                                                    al beadwork – many of her Episcopal Shields are being worn by
                                                                                                    reverends around the world. She enjoyed traveling with family
                                                                                                    members, reading, and listening to music. She had a great sense of
                                                                                                    humor and was always laughing which helped her survive cancer
                                                                                                    and a kidney transplant. She was very caring always helping others
                                                                                                    in need and raising her nephews, nieces, and grandchildren. She
                                                                                                    was very involved in her traditional culture. She also had the privi-
                                                                                                    lege of participating in the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
                                                                                                         She was survived by her daughter, Judy (Bruce) Pargeets; grandchildren, Ivana Nephi (Kyle Manning),
                                                                                                    Chandler Pargeets, Sundae Pargeets, great-grandson, Ryu Bush; brothers and sisters, Clifford Duncan, Madeleine
                                                                                                    Duncan, both of Neola; Luke Duncan, Whiterocks; Aldora Duncan, Ft. Duchesne; Delia Duncan, Whiterocks;
                                                                                                    Judy Lynn Peterson, Salt Lake City; adopted brother, Boye Ladd, Sr., Albuquerque; and numerous aunts, uncles,
                                                                                                    nieces and nephews.
                                                                                                         She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers and sisters, Rudolph Nephi, Alvina Duncan, Clinton
                                                                                                    Duncan, Lillian Duncan Reed, Delilah Duncan-Reyos, Nettie Duncan Harris, and Sally Duncan.
                                                                                                         Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 26, 2011, at the St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal
                                                                                                    Church in Whiterocks. She will be taken to her home on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Burial will be in the John Harmes-
                                                                                                    Whiterocks Cemetery under direction of the Hullinger Mortuary. Condolences may be shared at www.hullinger-

                                                                                                                           CECELIA CUCH
                                                                                                        Our beloved mother and grandmother, Cecelia Vivian
                                                                                                    Cornpeach Cuch, age 71, of Ft. Duchesne, was welcomed into our
                                                                                                    Heavenly Fathers arm on December 25, 2011, surrounded by her
                                                                                                    daughters Pearleen and Jasanna.
                                                                                                        She was born on January 31, 1940 to Cecil Cornpeach and Ruth
                                                                                                    Quinn Nephi in Whiterocks.
                                                                                                        She married Benjamin Ridley they later divorced. She married
                                                                                                    Jason Cuch, he passed away in February of 2005.
                                                                                                    She attended schools in Ignacio, Colorado and Phoenix, AZ, she
                                                                                                    also took some clerical classes. She attended numerous youth
                                                                                                    camps, her favorite was in New York City.
                                                                                                        She was a very outgoing lady whom liked to laugh and visit,
                                                                                                    she was a real people person. She had supporting words for all
                                                                                                    whom she encountered and told it like it was.
                                                                                                          She had worked for the BIA Roads Department, the Ute Tribe Head Start, numerous years in the Ute tribe
                                                                                                    realty department and finally retired from the BIA realty department to which she had great knowledge of all trib-
                                                                                                    al lands.
                                                                                                    She was a strong supporter of her religious beliefs through her church the Holy Spirit and St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal
                                                                                                    Church, also her traditional beliefs of the Whiteriver people. She liked attending ceremonies here on the U & O
                                                                                                    and in South Dakota.
                                                                                                          She participated in numerous Pow Wows as part of the senior women’s dance category. She loved dancing
                                                                                                    with her friends, especially with her golden girl and grandaughter. The highlight of her dancing career was the
                                                                                                    2002 Winter Olympics in the opening ceremony in Salt Lake City beside her daughter Pearleen as she said the
                                                                                                    whole world was watching the Utes.
                                                                                                    She was a true world traveler, traveling to Japan to the South Sea Island of Samoa to parts of Canada and England,
                                                                                                    but in the last two years of her life she traveled by herself to Jerusalem, Italy, Greece and Turkey. She was plan-
                                                                                                    ning a trip to China, before her illness took hold.
                                                                                                          She liked all things CNN, Don Williams, George Strait, shopping, and watching movies. She was the biggest
                                                                                                    fan of the world champion, Greenbay Packers, "a true cheese head." On a church trip to Wisconsin she was excit-
                                                                                                    ed to tour the house of the Packers, she brought back t-shirts for her family and made sure they wore them.
                                                                                                          Above everything she did in her life she had great love and cherished her children and grandchildren, her
                                                                                                    hope was that the lesson they learned was to live life to the fullest.
                                                                                                          She is survived by her children, Sonja Kirkstead, Tennessee; Pam Drye, Sunshine subdivision; Pearleen
                                                                                                    Ridley, Roosevelt; Jasanna Cuch, Sunshine subdivision, Kelcey Cuch, Ft. Duchesne; adopted daughter, Celina
                                                                                                    Copperfield, Ft. Duchesne; 18 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, siblings, Stanford Cornpeach, Whiterocks;
                                                                                                    Marion Serawop, Ft. Duchesne; and Dolly Cuch, Whiterocks.
                                                                                                    She was preceded in death by her husband, Jason, siblings, Colleen Redfoot, Janet Cuch and Kathy Cuch.
                                                                                                    Funeral services held on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ft. Duchesne Cemetery. She will go
                                                                                                    home on Wednesday at 4 p.m.. Burial in the Ft. Duchesne Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at

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