February 2020

Shonto Point Homeowners Association

2020 Annual Meeting
Saturday, February 22

At the Kayenta Center for the Arts

9:00 am  Mingling with Neighbors, coffee and homemade pastries

10:00 am  Meeting

Taviawk Homeowners Association 

2020 Annual Informational Meeting
Thursday, March 12 at 2:00 pm

At the Santa Clara Library

The Annual Meeting will still be held by mail-in ballot prior to this meeting.

Watch for this information by mail in the coming weeks.

Kayenta’s 2020 St. George Area Parade of Homes,
“Desert Dreamscape”

Kayenta's Parade of Homes Entry

Our journey begins as the sun rises over Kayenta’s majestic red cliffs, revealing a tapestry of color that emanates a mystical glow over the land.

Large windows open to spectacular red cliffs and distant views, blurring the line between indoor and outdoor living. Red sandstone and natural desert flora meet with warm and inviting interiors spaces, offering a sanctuary of comfort, calm and a sense of peace. Contemporary casual furnishings, colors and materials are carefully curated to compliment the owner’s collection of artworks and keepsakes collected from global adventures.

Inspired design paired with quality construction focuses on a bright, spacious living environment that features an energy efficient hydronic radiant heating system coupled with a photo-voltaic solar collection system, providing function and absolute comfort

Built by J2 Construction, this beautiful home was designed by Gulch Design Group, with interior design by Gulch Design Group, Matt Marten and Teresa Jacobsen.

You will need a Parade of Homes ticket to enter Desert Dreamscape.

St George Area Parade of HomesThe Parade of Homes runs February 14 – 23, 2020

Tickets cost $15 per person. Children three years and older are required to have a ticket. No discounts available.

Tickets can be purchased on-line through this website, or at the Red Cliffs Mall and Lin’s Market locations beginning February 13, 2020 at 5 pm and during the entire event. Tickets will not be available for sale at the homes.

When you purchase your ticket you will receive the magazine which contains the map/home addresses. If you purchase your ticket on-line, you will be instructed how to obtain the map/addresses. Bring the e-ticket to any Parade home and you will receive a magazine and ticket lanyard. Maps and addresses will be available on-line, beginning February 14th to anyone who has purchased a ticket on-line. More information is included when you purchase an on-line ticket.

Kayenta HOmes & Properties

Volunteers Still Needed for Kayenta’s Parade of Homes 2020 Entry

Be the first to see the Parade Home • Meet your neighbors
Support your community

Please follow this link to sign up and lock in your spot or two!


Thank you for your continued support.


Jeff Sproul, Principal Broker
Nancy Kosick and Steve McAllister, Sales Agents
435-628-7234 www.kayentahomes.com


February Art Festival

Presidents Day Weekend

Saturday Feb. 15th & Sunday, Feb 16th

10am – 5 pm

The February Art festival is a smaller, more intimate affair that showcases fine art, home decor, jewelry, design and art inspiration.

Kayenta Art Village


435.673.6628  | 435.674.2306  |  kayentautah.com

Center for the Arts at Kayenta


Volunteers to work with the Fundraising Committee of Kayenta Arts Foundation to support our beautiful Center for the Arts at Kayenta! Our committee meets twice monthly to plan and coordinate the fundraising program.  A great way to support and connect with the treasures of our community. It takes a village!

For more information and details, contact Roger Head, Fundraising Chair.  Rbhkayenta@gmail.com or 435-632-1814

Looking for a little variety in your entertainment?

How about concerts, dance, musicals, plays, opera, lectures, festivals and more? The Center for the Arts at Kayenta offers a LOT of variety – there’s something for everyone!

If you are looking for the best entertainment in southern Utah, look no further than the Center for the Arts at Kayenta (CFAK)! 

Launching our third year has really reminded us why we do what we do!  As we closed out 2019 with more than 7,300 volunteer hours, 400+ volunteers, and have more than 75 events on tap for our patrons this year, it becomes more and more evident every day that diversity in entertainment has played a HUGE role in our continued success.

If you have not seen a show at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta – now is the time!

Upcoming Events

Voyager lecture series

Voyager Lecture Series

March 2

The Challenge of Colonizing Mars with Ron Smith

Voyager lecturer Ron Smith will explain how Mars might be deceiving us again. Despite the lofty, noble goal of creating a permanent Mars colony, it may be an impossible dream. While anything might be possible, colonizing Mars may require the use of certain technologies we do not yet have.

Tim O'brien

Tim O’Brien with Jan Fabricius

March 6


Grammy winning singer songwriter Tim O’Brien performs in a duet setting with his partner Jan Fabricius on harmony vocals. Featuring his solid guitar, fiddle, and mandolin, the shows cover a range of original compositions and traditional arrangements mixed with stories and Tim’s self-deprecating humor.

Voyager lecture series

The Berlin Opera with Jason Bonham

March 7

Stars of the Berlin State Opera perform with renowned violist Jason Bonham.

Jason is the Principal Violist with Las Vegas Philharmonic and is on the faculties of California State University Long Beach, Biola University and the Idyllwild Summer Arts Program. He has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, among many others.

Center for the Arts at Kayenta

La traviata

March 12

Performed by the St. George Opera

La traviata, or “The Fallen Woman” is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. It is the most frequently performed opera ever written, beloved for its glorious melodies and portrayals of love and tragedy.

Center for the Arts at Kayenta


March 26-April 5

presented by Man of Two Worlds Productions

2 Across is a romantic comedy about life, discovery and love…of the New York Times crossword puzzle. A serendipitous, early-morning journey on a San Francisco BART train brings two opposites together. SHE, a structured psychologist and HE, an unemployed free spirit. By the end of their 80-minute train ride their lives have changed forever.

Center for the Arts at Kayenta

Voyager Lecture Series: Exploring and Imaging Jupiter

April 7

With Dr. Candice Hansen-Koharcheck

The Juno spacecraft entered into a polar orbit around Jupiter in 2016 carrying JunoCam, a visible light camera. The objective for JunoCam is to give the public a way to be involved in a planetary exploration mission. Members of the public are invited to process JunoCam images. This partnership has resulted in a unique blend of science and art.

Center for the Arts at Kayenta

Coyote Tales

April 18

En Garde

Prepare a 5 minute story about preparing for battle. Have you ever needed to defend against, evade or deter an attack? Perhaps you were the one who felt the need to go on the offensive. Share your experience of avoiding the fracas or instigating the skirmish on the Coyote Tales stage. Coyote Tales are live, open-mic style storytelling events with amateur and experienced storytellers. Visit www.coyotetalesstories.com for more information.

Kayenta Movie Night

The Pianist

February 14

Movie Night at Kayenta

The movie is free and open to the public with the fun starting at 7:30 pm. There will be bottled water, soda, popcorn, candy, and other concessions available for sale. Bring some cash to make a donation to help pay for licensing and labor costs. Everyone is welcome! Seating is first come, first serve.

Thank you to www.alanholbenphoto.com for his talent and photography used to promote many Center for the Arts at Kayenta and Kayenta Arts Foundation shows and events.
All programing is subject to change.

Call for Entries

Grab your camera and challenge yourself to see things differently!

The Center for the Arts at Kayenta is hosting a Photography Exhibit. 

March’s Theme:  “Pushing Boundaries”

Submit photographs that reflect the theme.  All submitted work must be for sale. 

Entry forms and detailed instructions can be found at

kayentaarts.com under the “Festivals” tab.

Entries will be accepted

February 26th and 27th from 3:00 – 6:00 PM at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta.

“Pushing Boundaries” will open with an artists’ reception*

Wednesday, March 4th from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.

*Reception appetizers generously provided by Victoria Topham and Petite Feast.

What’s in a (street) name?

Those of us who choose to live in Kayenta are accustomed to the wandering layout of the community as a result of morning walks with four-legged friends; pulse-pounding bike rides from Highway 91 northward to the highest reaches of the neighborhood; or just through simple, relaxing evening strolls at sunset.  And most of us at one point or another have been intrigued and even amused by the quirky street names we encounter.

So, whether you live in Taviawk (“setting sun”); Posovi (“canyon corners”); Shonto (“sunshine springs”)or Kwavasa (“eagle’s landing”), you’ve undoubtedly scratched your head on more than one occasion and wondered how some of Kayenta’s streets were christened with such unusual names.  Read on! Perhaps you’ll learn something new about the streets that connect us to each other.

Much of the underlying research supporting the selection of Kayenta street names has been done by Silvia Wasden, who’s been part of the community since the late 1990s.  Silvia has filled a variety of roles with Kayenta Development over the years.  Using Hopi (and other native American) dictionaries as well as other resources, she creates a short list of names based upon a variety of factors, including the way they sound as well as their translation from English.  Ultimately, the lists are submitted to the team at Kayenta Development, who determines which names to use and where to assign them. 

Of course, many of our street names need no translation and little explanation or justification.  Given our geographical location in the desert southwest, it makes perfect sense that streets honoring native American Indian tribes (such as Paiute; Cochise; Osage; Shawnee; Shoni;) and legends and customs (Kokopelli; Soaring Eagle; Wind Dancer; Crows Wing) can be found winding across the desert sagebrush and over culverts and ravines.

Similarly, should you reside in either the extreme southeast or southwest corners of Kayenta, you’ll likely live on a street that has adopted a native plant as its namesake (think Sage; Indigo; Wisteria in Willow Springs and Yucca; Agave; Mallow; Penstemon; and Cliffrose in lower Taviawk).   Wicasa (“strong men” and “protector of nations” may be an exception, but this long arching street intersects Talasi (“corn-tassel flower”) and Yamka (“blossom”).

No one who’s lived here for any length of time and heard early morning baying from a distant wash or who’ve had to hit their brakes to allow a reptile to slither across the hot asphalt would question the selection of the Indian word for coyote (“shinava”) or rattlesnake (“towab”) as community street names.

The towering red cliffs above evoke a sense of awe and spirituality from both local residents and prospective buyers alike.  Street names such as Tobats Kan (“home of the gods”); Taiowa (“sun god”); Tuweap (“earth”) Timpe (“rocks”); and Pahrus (“bubbling water”) emphasize the connection between stone and sky, heaven and earth.   The translation of the street name Tuomppian is less clear, though there is an Indian word “tuompiav” that translates as “sky” and would therefore align with this theme. 

Meanwhile, two of Posovi’s street names, Pavasiya (“song of creation”); and Talatawi (“song to the rising sun”) make one wonder what exactly their melodies might sound like on a windy day.

Sipala is often times (mis)translated? from Hopi to English as “peace”, though some scholars claim that the correct translation is “peach” instead…a pleasant-sounding street name regardless of which side of the argument you land on.

We referred to the feathered origins of Kwavasa above, but other neighboring streets are also named after birds, such as Keleva (“sparrow hawk”); Mochni (“talking bird”); Talachiro (“hot weather bird”); Chosovi (“bluebird”); and Pachua (“feathered water snake”…whatever that is!).  And what about Kotori?  The generally accepted translation from Hopi to English is “screech owl” but in fact the spelling of the Indian word is “tokori”.

One of the more curious street names in Kayenta is Big Soldier Court.  You can stand in front of this street sign and look in every direction and draw a blank.  So, what’s the back story here?  According to developer Terry Marten, a local man from the nearby Shivwits Indian reservation worked on many different projects during the early days of Kayenta’s development.  His name was Joe Big Soldier; naming a street after him was deemed a suitable way to honor his numerous contributions and legacy.

Prospective buyers visiting KHP’s office in the Art Village are struck by several distinct and defining characteristics of our community (e.g., our commitment to moderate land usage and growth; our harmonious co-existence with local flora and fauna; our focus on and support for the arts).  Our quirky and unusual street names only add to our reputation as being a bit “different” from the rest…a moniker that Kayenta wears proudly! 

Kayenta HOmes & Properties

Kayenta Community

Our businesses and resident sponsored events and news

Thank you from Sue Gordhammer,
newest Ivins City Council Member

I feel so fortunate to live in a community that is so supportive.  During the course of the primary and general election, so many neighbors helped out with the campaign – you are the reason I am now on City Council and I can’t thank you enough.

I was honored to be sworn in at Ivins City Hall on Jan 6th in front of so many friends.  What a thrill to look out to a room full of familiar faces – seriously almost all the seats in City Hall where full.  Thank you!

So, what can you do now?  I need your support as much now as I did during the campaign.  Government works best when everyone is involved.  Please let me know what is important to you and let all the City Council members know.  I’ll be keeping everyone updated on my website suegordhammer.com as to what’s on the City Council agenda and in particular if something is impacting Kayenta.

Next up are the annual Ivins Neighborhood meetings which the Mayor hosts the last week of January.  We’re building a new City Hall and Mayor Hart is looking for our input as to what we want in our new building.  Please take time to attend the western neighborhood meeting on Thursday January 30th at 7pm at Ivins City Hall, 55 N Main.  Hope to see you there!

Petite Feast Dinner Club

After 30 years as a restaurateur, caterer, chef and Food and Wine best new chef nominee, Victoria Topham is opening her kitchen to share her unique culinary skills and healthy cooking style with guests just like you. PF Dinner Club offers guests the opportunity to socialize with new friends around a shared table while enjoying deliciously upscale meals. Monthly dinners will feature an hors d’oeuvre hour followed by a multi course dinner where mingling with the chef in the kitchen is encouraged. Think mash-up of a restaurant, dinner party and cooking class. 

Events will be announced monthly through her website and pricing for each event varies. February’s Dinner is selling briskly, but there is still room for you. Along with the posted menu, each dinner promises to deliver some unannounced dining pleasures and a unique and varied guest list!  Victoria is always happy to accommodate special celebration requests too! Petite Feast Dinner Club is the perfect opportunity to share a communal table with your friends and neighbors.

Once again, you've won me over

You're a phenom! Thank you for a blessed night with my hubby. It was just one savory surprise after the next. Presentation, ambience, company, everything was a 10!

Merrie Campbell-Lee

Seats for February’s “Cold Weather” dinner are selling quickly but there is still room for you. 

Enjoy the company of good friends, family and neighbors while dining on a deliciously upscale winter meal. Cod, winter root vegetables, blackberry and caramel all play tasty and important roles in this inspired menu. February’s Dinner is also a celebration for a few birthdays which means extra special courses are in order! This dinner is sure to sell out. Reserve your seats today.  I hope to see you soon – Victoria


Sunday, February 23, 2019

Hor d’Oeuvres




First Course


Second Course






Coyote Tales

February 7, 2020

Coyote Tales

Theme: Flawed!

Date: Friday, February 7, 2020
Pre-show party: 6:30 pm
Storytelling: 7:30 pm
Tickets: $20
(includes pre-show party and concession stand)
Where: Center for the Arts at Kayenta

Coyote Tales

Because no great story ever started with someone eating salad

Join us for Coyote Tales’ pre-party February 7th 6:30 pm at The Center for the Arts at Kayenta. Great food, even better conversation and a chance to belly up to the beverage station. The fabulous women at Good Medicine Beauty Lab, Jenn Hair Artist and Happy2Help are generously providing the evening’s bar selections with all proceeds from beverage sales going to support The Center. Avoid the lines and purchase your pre-sale beverage tickets below. We’ll have them ready and waiting for you when you arrive so you can get that party started!

But wait, there’s more!

Coyote Tales and Petite Feast are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our third annual gourmet concession stand. All proceeds from the bake sale will be used to fund a one-of-a-kind art project for the students of Red Mountain Elementary School. Salt Lake Artist and educator, Paul Heath is on board to help the children create amazing and original art. Through this project we hope to further The Center for the Arts at Kayenta’s mission to bring art in all its forms to our community.

For more information or to get on stage to share your tale, please contact Victoria through our website.

For more information or to get on stage to share your tale, please contact Victoria through our website.

This event is generously supported by Petite Feast and Utah Humanities.t

Health, Fitness & Wellness

Kayenta’s locally run gyms, fitness classes, spas,  group workouts and wellness activities.

Fitness Events

Trips and Trails

February 18th, 10am

On Tuesday we will be going to the Ghost Town of St. Thomas at Lake Mead and the Valley of Fire State Park, South of Overton, Nevada.

Bring a Lunch • All day trip • Meet at the main Kayenta office at 10 am.

For more details call Charles Dillier at 656-1956

Trips and Trails

Wellness Events

How can we bring more loving-kindness

compassion, joy and peace to a troubled world?

This question goes to the heart of Buddhism.

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism: An 8-Week Class

In this introductory class, students will study the history and philosophy of Buddhism, and will gradually learn a daily meditation practice that can follow them “off the cushion” and into their lives. Space is limited, so please contact Lhamo Khandro at choshin4@gmail.com to reserve your place.

Where: The Sacred Space Spa in the Art Village of Kayenta.
847 Coyote Gulch Ct. Suite B, in Ivins, UT. 84738
When: April 8 – May 27th, Wednesday evenings, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.
Cost: $100*
Text: Awakening the Buddha Within by Lama Surya Das. Each student should purchase a
text in advance, and bring it to class.
Instructor: Lhamo Thupten Dawa Khandro, is ordained in both Tibetan and Zen Buddhist lineages, with 23 years of Buddhist practice. She established Tahri Marpo Ling Gonpa in Ivins, UT with the blessings and guidance of Lama Thupten Rinpoche.
For more information about our sangha, meditation practices, classes and retreats, please see our website: tahrimarpoling.org

Both chairs and cushions are available. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
*If a reduced rate is needed, please ask.

Sound Medicine

An evening of  Sound Journey & Energy Medicine

with Shamanic Practitioner Brittney Marie

Thursday, February 27th

Sacred Space Spa • Cost: $22

Space is limited, reserve your spot in advance through

Sacred Space Spa | 435-862-7743

or online at BrilliantBeautifulLife.com

Elevate Fitness

Elevate is a boutique fitness studio located in Kayenta offering group fitness classes, and private, semi-private and group training workouts. Be happy. Be healthy. Have a blast!  ELEVATE!

Inquiries can be directed to
John Yohman, Owner
Elevate Studio • 435-632-1381

Sacred Space Spa

Sacred Space is a boutique-like day spa offering world renowned spa treatments as well as a wonderful selection of products, books, teas, and gifts. All spa treatments are performed by licensed professional therapists and estheticians that have been extensively trained and are extremely talented body workers and healers.

For more information on our services, pricing and monthly discounts visit our website. Your neighborhood day spa and yoga studio.

Tel: 435-862-7743


Find Your Joy Yoga Classes

Tuesday & Thursday FYJY with Aly at 9:30am

Saturday Restorative Yoga/Level 2 alternating with Aly at 10am

Space is limited. Contact Aly for details, pricing and for sign up info at 435-863-7743.

Fitness Yoga

Friday mornings 9 to 10:30 am, except most of June, July, and August.

These 90 minute sessions emphasize breathing, strength, flexibility, and balance. The level is intermediate and the style is hatha flow.   We are a warm and welcoming group with an average of 8–14 participants.  The location is the Room for Thought, a multi-purpose room in Kayenta’s Art Village.

If you have some experience and would like to join in the fun, please call first at 435-619-3475 for more details.

Kayenta Pickleball Group

The KPG has been active this spring on the Kayenta Courts! There’s a women’s league on Monday mornings and mixed doubles drop-in play on Tues, Thurs & Saturday mornings. Contact one of the members below for the current start times

Players’ abilities vary, with some playing in competitive tournaments others more focused on great exercise and having fun on the courts with neighbors. There are currently 17 Kayenta household memberships and there’s room for more! If you’re thinking about giving pickleball a try, please contact a member of the committee or any active member for details about joining. It’s a great game! Members in good standing may access the secured courts at any time.

Joel Lueders: joel_lueders@hotmail.com
Michael Hopwood: mhop802@gmail.com
Trish Olson: pason@comcast.net

See you on the courts!

Village Fitness Center

The Village Fitness Center located near the theater and next to the room for thought has circuit training classes M/W/F at 8 am and Tu/Th/Sat at 9 am. ($3 per session). Other options to use the facility are also available. Come join your neighbors to strengthen your muscles, improve your heart rate and have some fun. Drop in some morning or contact Gloria Prahl.




The Village Gym

For information on the Village Gym contact Gloria Prahl.

We would love to have you join us.



Kayenta Committees

Board opportunities, landscaping, and ACC & HOA contact information.

Kayenta Deseret ArboretumKayenta Desert Arboretum

As spring approaches, activities at the Arboretum are moving in to full swing.  The Arboretum will be presenting to lectures during February and March:

February 11, Paul Jauusi will present “Birds of Greater Zion; What Makes it Special”

March 17, Lee Hughes will present “Rare plants of the Southwest Utah Area”

March 19-22.  The Annual Kayenta Desert Arboretum’s Annual Plant Sale!  Each year we sell the plants most likely to survive in the Kayenta desert environment.  And our plants are imported direct from our plant providers on the first day of the sale.

The arboretum expansion was completed last year and now extends from the north parking lot of Coyote Village to the Desert Rose Labyrinth.  Each year we need volunteers to keep this Kayenta treasure looking its best.  Whether you have volunteered in the past or not, please let us know if you can help with the occasional maintenance needed to keep it beautiful.  We are developing a permanent list of arboretum volunteers.

Please contact Roger Head, rbhkayenta@gmail.com or 435-632-1814.

Kayenta Landscaping Committee

Please visit the Kayenta HOA website ACC tab for Landscaping documentation. Select Landscaping Regulations Rev 2017 and Landscaping Review Steps 2017.

Kayenta HOAACC & HOA Information

The Kayenta ACC meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month, 2:00 pm in the Kayenta Community Room. A hard copy of the agenda is posted in the Kayenta Homes & Properties office the Thursday before the meeting.

Questions? Ellen Nathan

Phone: 435-652-8333, email: arneen@infowest.com

Shonto Point Homeowners Association Annual Meeting

At the Kayenta Center for the Arts

Annual Meeting, Saturday February 22nd

9:00 am  Mingling with Neighbors, coffee and homemade pastries

10:00 am  Meeting

Taviawk Homeowners Association Annual Informational Meeting

Santa Clara Library

Thursday  March 12th

2:00 pm

The Annual Meeting will still be held by mail-in ballot prior to this meeting. Watch for this information by mail in the coming weeks.

Community Advocates

Are you a Kayenta resident? Do you have a cause or passion that you are personally involved with in the St. George area?
If so, let your neighbors know right here.

Inkas no kill Animal Supporters

INKAS – Ivins No Kill Animal Supporters
Advocate: Lois Hewitt 

Like many of you, INKAS went shopping for gifts during the recent holiday season.

We used a portion of the funds we had raised, and funds donated by the community, to provide needed resources for homeless animals.  The Ivins Animal Shelter (also serving Santa Clara) received new cat trees for the kitten room thus providing more opportunities for play and socialization until they are adopted by their “furever families.”   We fulfilled PAWS (Providing Animals with Support) Wish List by delivering a cartful of needed supplies such as Clorox, kitty litter, extra large garbage bags, and paper towels.  OMC (One More Chance) received three new cat trees for their cat sanctuary.

It is important to all of us at INKAS that our supporters know how their donations are put to use.  Because of your support INKAS is able to assist our local shelter and non-profit animal rescue organizations as they provide compassionate care for animals until their special person arrives to take them home.

Please continue to visit our website at inkas4pets.org to donate and to learn about our upcoming 2020 events.

The Ivins Animal Shelter
Bailee Sleppy, Manager
HOURS: Monday – Saturday: 8AM – 3PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Lois Hewitt: President. 435-414-4802
Sara Dupre: Secretary. 206-724-5902
Please visit our website to read INKAS accomplishments! Remember the pets waiting for adoptions or fostering at the Ivins City Animal Shelter.
INKAS is a 501(c) 3 organization and is a Registered Utah Charity.
You can also check us out on Facebook.

Friends of Snow Canyon State Park
Advocates: Isabelle Kalantzes

We’d like to invite all Kayenta residents to join us in supporting Snow Canyon State Park. Our mission is to provide support to Snow Canyon State Park through various means. For more information and to join Friends please visit our web site.

E-mail us at friendsofsnowcanyon@gmail.com. “Like” us on www.facebook.com/ FriendsofSnowCanyon.

Nextdoor Kayenta
Advocates: Nathan Dupre & Kathi Fox

Nextdoor is a completely private on-line web-site environment and we now have ONE Kayenta Nextdoor neighborhood with two leaders Nathan Dupre and Kathi Fox.

Ivins Night Sky Initiative

Ivins Night Sky Initiative
Advocate: Nathan Dupre

The mission of the Ivins Night Sky Initiative is to improve, preserve, and protect the night sky over Ivins and our heritage of dark skies through education and information about environmentally responsible outdoor lighting, and to serve as a resource for City officials, residents, and businesses.

Let us know if this Initiative is important to you, if you are willing to get involved, and what else you think we should be doing to improve, preserve, and protect the night skies in Ivins.

Community and City Resources

Resident support services, businesses, and education and enrichment programs

WOOF! Wellness Center in Santa Clara

Snake awareness classes now offered at  WOOF! Wellness Center in Santa Clara.

Sunday February 9th, 2020: 9am – 11am – Open & Noon – 2pm – Open

Sunday March 29th, 2020: 9am – 11am – Open & Noon – 2pm – Open

$150.00  2 hour, outdoor session. Second dog from same household: $100.00.  MUST CALL TO RESERVE  A PLACE FOR BOTH RETEST AND CLASS.  Dogs must be over 9 months old.  With Instructor Jay Smith: 15 years experience, mentored by renowned expert Webb Parton.

Southern Utah LOVES Rattlesnakes!  A rattlesnake vaccine only gives you more time before your veterinarian must step in to save your dog. Keep you and your dog safe by training them to avoid snakes!

Is The Training Dangerous? No! As with any avoidance training, it is necessary to begin with the thing to avoid: A live rattlesnake. The animal is de-fanged as a safety necessity, a painless process that only lasts about 7 days before they grow back. This allows the instructor to safely use all three association sources for your dog: sight, sound, and scent.

How Is It Done? Snake behavior modification is achieved with the controlled use of an e-collar. This is the ONLY use of a corrective collar at Woof! After the correction is applied, the dog immediately thinks they have been bitten by the snake and will no longer willingly go near a snake again. This is followed up by lots of loving from you and our instructor. 

Call now (435) 275-4536 to reserve your space- they fill up fast!

Anita DeLelles, Owner/Partner
W: 435-275-4536 .  C: 702-525-3229

Staying Put in Kayenta

Staying Put in Kayenta is a member-driven organization for Kayenta residents, proactively providing programs and services so members can lead vibrant, active and healthy lives while living in their own homes.

For information contact
Ellen Nathan
Secretary for Staying Put in Kayenta


Happy 2 Help

Happy2Help is an in home personal concierge service eager to help you.

Services Include:

• Personal Shopping
• Health Recovery Assistance
• Meal Prep
• Snowbird Service
• Home Organization
• Event Assistance

Call or email Andrea, your trustworthy neighbor at
401-258-9772 or Happy2help.Andrea@gmail.com

Crescent Moon Inn

Located in the desert community of Kayenta Utah, the Crescent Moon Inn is the perfect place to get away from it all. Relax and enjoy the picturesque desert surroundings and an unobstructed view of the night sky. The Inn is just a short walk or bike ride from the Kayenta Art Village, where locally-owned art galleries, the Sacred Space Day Spa and the Xetava Garden Cafe add to your unique experience.

For Crescent Moon Inn Reservations or Pricing call

JENN Hair Artist

Looking for a Hair Artist right here in Kayenta?….JENN embodies the artistic creativity and passion of the beauty industry. She thrives in creating natural, sexy cuts and color styles for men and women. She looks forward to pampering you and helping you visualize your natural beauty!

JENN is located in the Kayenta Art Village
924A Art Village Way
Ivins, UT 83455
801 637-0884 (call or text)
Book online at jennhairartist@gmail.com

Art Classes

“Art is a series of trial and error, of discovery and hope, and determination”

Artwork by Sher

Classes Run for Six Weeks.
You will be able to sign up for another six weeks if you choose to continue.

PLACE • New Studio
Fire and Maintenance building in the Art Village
TIME • Mon. or Tues. from 10 AM to 1PM
PRICE • $210 per 6 week session (Six classes)
INSTRUCTOR • Sherrie Warren
BACKGROUND • Bachelor Fine Arts. Taught for 10 years. Worked in acrylics, oils, and pastels.

HOME • 435-656-9199 CELL • 801-680-9616

Blue Can Recycling

Blue Can Recycling

February 3rd & 17th

Dumpster Dates

February 8th

Ivins City

Day Trip to Hoover Dam – NEW DATE – March 18, 2020

Day Trip to Hoover Dam and Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge!

Come join Ivins City on a day trip to see and tour some of the greatest architectural creations in the world! The Hoover Dam has long been regarded as one of the greatest dams in the world and the new bypass bridge is the highest concrete bridge in the world! Come along with us and you’ll get a chance to experience both!

Wednesday March 18, 2020
6:30am – 5pm
Leave from Ivins City Hall
$55 per participant
Fee covers bus ride, private Powerplant Tour and light snacks. Please plan on bringing or purchasing your own lunch (limited dining options at Hoover Dam). Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Need 25 people by February 15th for trip to happen so sign up quick!

Find registration at ivins.com / Parks and Recreation / Programs

Email Sarah at snash@ivins.com for questions/concerns/more info

Volunteer Firefighters Wanted

The Santa Clara City Fire Department is looking for qualified individuals to join our team.

Information and requirements can be found on the Santa Clara City website.

Ongoing Events and Activities

Weekly and monthly gatherings

Kayenta Book Lovers

Meetings the 2nd Monday of every month. For more details contact our bookclub

Kayenta Weavers

The Kayenta Weavers groups meets weekly to enjoy the limitless creativity of off-loom weaving.

For information contact Katie at: kayentakatie@gmail.com.

Spirit of the Desert Episcopal Church

Every Sunday at 3 pm in Kayenta’s Room for Thought. For details contact Katie Mays at 435-628-3552.

The Tahri Marpo Ling Buddhist Sangha


Join us on Friday and Sunday Mornings from 9:00am – 10:00am at the Sacred Space Spa at the Kayenta Art Village.

Friday, 9:00am – 10:00am, Green Tara Practice

Sunday, 9:00am – 10:00am, Awakened Mornings

Visit our website: tahrimarpoling.org for ongoing information about classes and retreats.



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