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  1. Former Ute tribal leader indicted on sex charges in UtahRead the original story

    Feb 21, 2015 | The Navajo Times

    A federal grand jury indictment, unsealed Thursday, charges Richard Jenks Jr. of Fort Duchesne with two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and two counts of a sexual abuse of a minor. KSL reports the 56-year-old Jenks is accused of sexually abusing the girl from the time she was 10 years old until she was 16. Jenks has served more than one term on the Ute Tribe Business Committee, representing members of the tribe's Uncompahgre Band.

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  2. Former Ute tribal council member indicted on child sex countsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2015 | Salt Lake Tribune

    ... was unsealed late Thursday in Salt Lake City's U.S. District Court. Jenks, 58, originally had been charged in Fort Duchesne-based Ute Tribal Court last October. The allegations stemmed from sexual encounters with a girl, purportedly under age 12 ...

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  3. Righting Old WrongsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | The Telluride Watch

    ... oved in 1881. Now, San Miguel County is apologizing - and discussing reparations. It was sunny and somber at Fort Duchesne, Utah last Monday when San Miguel County, Colorado Commissioner Art Goodtimes walked into a meeting 134 years in the []

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  4. Former Ute tribal leader now faces federal child sex abuse chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | KSL-TV

    ... granted pretrial release. Bautista noted that Jenks does not have any contact with children and has a home in Fort Duchesne, where he has strong family and community ties. Yeates countered that Jenks is in the middle of a divorce and his estranged ...

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  5. Myton 'urges' Ute Tribe to stop work on tribal community centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Leaders in the tiny Uinta Basin town insist the tribe must get city approval for a community center already under construction. The dispute threatens to up-end a project that everyone agrees would be good for a Myton, a one-mile-square Duchesne County town of about 600 located 17 miles west of the tribal headquarters at Fort Duchesne.

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  6. Myton orders Ute Tribe to stop work on tribal community centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Leaders in the tiny Uinta Basin town insist the tribe must get city approval for a community center under construction. The dispute threatens to up-end a project that everyone agrees would be good for a Myton, a one-mile-square Duchesne County town of about 600 located 17 miles west of the tribal headquarters at Fort Duchesne.

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  7. 2 Ute tribal employees extorted money from energy firms, reports sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | Deseret News

    ... to withhold permits that are required to work on tribal lands, according to a pair of investigative reports. FORT DUCHESNE, Uintah County - Two men extorted thousands of dollars from energy companies while working for the Ute Indian Tribe by ...

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  8. Woman smuggled meth into jail, gave it to inmates, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | Deseret News

    A Fort Duchesne woman is accused of smuggling methamphetamine into the Duchesne County Jail where investigators say she shared it with four other women. Maylene Murray Lucero, 26, was booked into the jail on Dec. 2 about 6 a.m., Duchesne County Sheriff's Lt.

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  9. Utah killer will have to wait until 2046 for parole hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | Salt Lake Tribune

    ... Saenz was convicted of the April 2013 slaying of Elvis Zachary Olsen, 22, who was found shot to death near Fort Duchesne on the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation. Saenz was out on bail on the sexual assault charge and had cut off an ankle monitor ...

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  10. Uintah County woman killed, 2-year-old injured in crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | KSL-TV

    ... including broken bones, Uintah County Undersheriff John Laursen said. The driver, 27-year-old Marissa Duffy of Fort Duchesne, died at the scene, Laursen said. KSL's Children's Television Programming Reports, as well as its FCC public inspection ...

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  11. Convicted murderer, rapist won't see parole board until 2046Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | Deseret News

    Defense attorney Bill Morrison, left, talks with his client, Jesse Anthony Saenz on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, the first day of testimony in the murder case against the Fort Duchesne man. Saenz, who was convicted of killing 22-year-old Elvis Zachary Olsen and raping a Vernal woman in separate incidents, won't appear before the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole for the first time until July 2046.

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  12. Alcohol use suspected in Uintah County crash that injured 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2014 | KSL-TV

    Farron Andrew Swiftbird, of Fort Duchesne, was about 7 miles west of Vernal when his car drifted off the right shoulder of the highway just before 2:20 a.m., according to Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Brett Gehring.

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  13. Vernal man critical after pickup truck rear-ended on US 40Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Salt Lake Tribune

    A Vernal man was fighting for his life Wednesday, the day after his pickup truck was rear-ended on U.S. 40 near Fort Duchesne. The Utah Highway Patrol said the 36-year-old victim was in critical condition when rushed first to the Uintah Basin Medical Center in Roosevelt and then, by helicopter, to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray.

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  14. Utah man sent to prison for killing cousinRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | Salt Lake Tribune

    ... to death in January 2013. David Urrutia's body was found inside the tiny camp trailer the two men shared in Fort Duchesne, Uintah County, by a sheriff's deputy who was conducting a welfare check at the request of Urrutia's sisters. Pool photo ...

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  15. Man who killed jail acquaintance receives lengthy sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | KSL-TV

    ... on the day of the shooting showed that Olsen, 22, agreed to give Saenz a ride to his grandfather's house in Fort Duchesne. Saenz's grandfather was out of town at the time. Prosecutors presented evidence during the trial that showed a .44 magnum ...

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  16. Utah man sentenced to prison for murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | Salt Lake Tribune

    ... was convicted by a jury in August of fatally shooting 24-year-old Elvis Zachary Olsen in a grassy field near Fort Duchesne on April 11 of last year. Eighth District Judge Clark McClellan sentenced Saenz to the maximum by ordering a 15-years-to-life ...

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  17. 5 local haunted sites to check out this HalloweenRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | KSL-TV

    ... the woods, underground tunnels and a clown house. The Haunted Woods opened in 1998 on White Rocks Road between Fort Duchesne and Roosevelt, and has been scaring people ever since. The Haunted Woods is open Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ...

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  18. Former Ute tribal leader arrested in rape caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | Deseret News

    ... Ute Indian Tribe's governing council has been charged in tribal court with rape and three other sex offenses. FORT DUCHESNE, Uintah County - A former member of Ute Indian Tribe's governing council has been charged in tribal court with rape and three ...

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  19. Ute Tribe accuses assistant A.G. of making 'overtly racist' statementsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2014 | Deseret News

    The elected leadership of the Ute Indian Tribe says statements made in federal court last month by an assistant Utah attorney general were "overtly racist and patently offensive." FORT DUCHESNE, Uintah County - Ute tribal leaders have called on Gov. Gary Herbert and Attorney General Sean Reyes to condemn arguments made in federal court last month by an attorney in Reyes' office.

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  20. Living history: Ute crew had the right stuff to fight wildfiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | Salt Lake Tribune

    ... and after a short rest continued," the Bulletin reported. "[By Monday], a weary group of men arrived in Fort Duchesne to tell of the first experience many had with a forest fire." Eight days later, the Ute Indian firefighters quelled flames in San ...

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