The Parade of Homes has been a tradition in southern Utah that has promoted the building industry in the area since 1991. Kayenta has had representation in the event for twenty-eight of those thirty years. Many of our residents have enjoyed hosting the event and welcoming people from all over the world to our community since its beginning. Some of our residents have even discovered our community through the Parade of Homes.
As Presidents Day Weekend approaches (the annual kickoff for the Parade of Homes), we have received word from Southern Utah Home Builders Association that they will proceed with the Parade of Homes with “in-person” and virtual tour options. The home show will run from February 12th and continue through February 21st.
Out of concern for the health of your community, Kayenta Homes & Properties is not asking our residents to volunteer/host the home this year.Parade of Homes Information
J2 Construction is under contract with SUHBA to produce a parade home that will be open to the public. We will continue to share information with our community regarding the Parade of Homes as it becomes available to us.
If you would like to help J2Construction, contact Jake Joines at email@example.com
or click on the sign-up below.
Who could have dreamed a year ago that the real estate market in Kayenta would be so robust? Currently, there are no homes available for purchase anywhere in our community. We understand that many of you are receiving calls and letters from realtors who say that they have buyers and who would like to list your home for sale. Perhaps they really do have buyers…but are their buyers looking specifically to purchase a home in Kayenta? Jeff, Steve, and Nancy have buyers who are familiar with Kayenta and who are ready and waiting to purchase a home here now.
While we always hate to see our friends and neighbors leave, home values have never been higher. We have buyers who are looking for homes with character (and perhaps needing some updating) as well as newer desert contemporary homes. And importantly, they have budgets to match the current hot market.
For the past few homes we listed, we were able to tap into our pool of buyers to find a quick match for the home, getting top dollar for the seller while saving them the headache and stress of showing their home to multiple potential buyers.
Give us a call if you’d like to know what you could expect your home to sell for. You may be pleasantly surprised.
Thank you for your continued support.
Your Kayenta Sales Team,
Jeff Sproul, Principal Broker
Nancy Kosick & Steve McAllister, Sale Agents
You can watch or make comments via Zoom Weblink
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If you want to attend the Public Hearing in person they will be allowing 12 people at a time to enter the Chamber.
Thank you so much to everyone who has signed our Letter of Support to Protect our Night Sky. The Letter is our response to proposed changes to the current Lighting Ordinance. We strongly believe a balanced lighting ordinance can provide appropriate lighting for safety concerns while still protecting the night sky. We believe some of the proposed changes would do nothing for safety but would weaken and degrade our current ordinance by contributing to unnecessary light pollution.
A number of Planning Commissioners do not think there is strong support to protect the night sky so it is vital that those of us who do care speak out.
The Letter along with all of your names will be presented at the Public Hearing on Tuesday. If you haven’t already, and want to express your support for our night sky and a balanced lighting ordinance, please sign our Letter of Support
You can also make additional comments at the Hearing and are encouraged to do so, if you have more detailed information that is not included in the Letter.
Want more Information?
Click here for details about the proposed changes and how they would impact the quality of our night sky.
* Click here for a comprehensive report “Crime Trends in Ivins: The Facts” created by local Ivins resident Kathy Barth with the assistance of the Santa Clara/Ivins Police Department.
* Click here for the most up-to-date rankings of the safest cities in Utah (hint: Ivins is 3rd safest)
The Fantasticks is the world’s longest‑running musical and the longest‑running legitimate show in any category in American theatre history. The Fantasticks is an exquisitely crafted, primal theatre ritual; a beloved experience that audiences of all ages come together to share again and again. This simple musical fable of a boy, a girl and the pain of growing up is told by eight actors on a bare wooden stage that is as full of theatrical magic as any in American musical theatre history.
After performing to sold-out crowds at the Center For the Arts at Kayenta (CFAK) last February, John Smitherman returns to send us off for Valentine’s Day, performing songs that connect to the love in all of us. Talented pianist Tami Creamer will accompany. The troupe will perform a medley of entertaining songs from Leading Men Don’t Dance, Jekyll & Hyde, Les Miserables, Into the Woods, The Phantom of the Opera, The Secret Garden, Man of LaMancha, My Fair Lady, and more.
Z-Arts and Kayenta Arts Foundation are pleased to present 3hattrio in a virtual performance as they launch their new CD, “The Lost Sessions.” Read the story in the graphic above. And if you haven’t yet heard 3hattrio, try them out HERE.
This event will be held on Wednesday, February 24th with the virtual concert. A link will be available at 3:00 PM MST to watch the performance at your convenience. A live Zoom reception will be hosted by Z-Arts at 8:00 PM MST.
A romantic bluegrass musical with an important story about heartbreak and redemption.
Originating from the 2013 collaborative album from Steve Martin (yes, that one) and Edie Brickell, Love Has Come for You, Bright Star is a bluegrass/Americana musical based on one of the most unlikely true stories of the 20th century. “The Iron Mountain Baby” was a five-day-old who fell approximately 50 feet from a train into Big River in Irondale Missouri.
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.
This exhibit will feature 2-D artworks done in mediums such as charcoal, pastel, ink, Prismacolor–basically, any drawing medium or combination of such. The exhibit will run through March 31st, 2021.
All works are for sale, with 25% of proceeds from art sales going to the Center for the Arts at Kayenta.
Center for the Arts at Kayenta, Main lobby
Monday – Friday, 12 – 4 pm
Let’s start the year off with a Black Desert Resort status update:
• Council approved developing a PID Policy Statement for Ivins.
• Council gave permission for the Mayor to meet with the other CRA/TIF parties to gauge their interest in participating. Those organizations include Washington County Schools, Washington County Water District, and Washington County. If the other parties aren’t interested in being part of the CRA/TIF, the proposal is essentially dead.
I voted in favor of developing a PID Policy Statement because that is an important step to protect Ivins in the event we move forward with the PID request. I also voted in favor of the Mayor taking the CRA proposal forward because Ivins is a minority participant in the CRA request. If the Schools and County aren’t interested in participating, Ivins won’t participate. Ivins would be a 14.7% participant whereas the Schools would be a 69.3% participant so the majority of the deferred property tax revenue would impact the Schools.
On a lighter note, the Ivins Arts Commission has 2 positions coming open and applications are being taken. The Arts Commission is responsible for making recommendations for public art in Ivins. If you have expertise in the arts or art organization management and are interested, contact Judith Kapuscinski (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As spring approaches, activities at the Arboretum are moving into full swing. The Arboretum will be presenting to lectures during March and April. We’re hoping to take advantage of Spring temperatures by holding the lectures at the Kayenta Outdoor Theater:
We are pleased to announce a new addition to the Arboretum. In the first two weeks of February, we will be resurfacing the plaza just up the steps from Datura Gallery. The area will be completely surfaced with flagstone.
Interested in volunteering in the arboretum? Or just looking for information about the arboretum. Please contact Roger Head, email@example.com or 435-632-1814.
Gain all the benefits of a ‘regular’ yoga class: breathing techniques, increased range of motion, improved joint mobility and an overall sense of well-being.
Class is limited to 10 men and/or women and chairs are provided. Masks and physical distancing are required, but social interaction with your neighbors and friends is encouraged.
Weather affects class being offered, so please contact instructor, Trish Olson if you are interested: firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants have been very positive about this opportunity. Join us – and FILL THOSE CHAIRS!
Leave at 10 am from the main Kayenta Office, 800 Kayenta Parkway. Bring lunch, mask and chair. Details call Charles Dillier: 435-656-1956
Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Seared Polenta Crouton
Orange, Walnut and Pomegranate Salad with Chevre Soufflé
Lobster Linguine with Scallops and Prawns,
Chocolate Pot de Crème Hazelnut Praline with Fresh Raspberries
Rose scented Chocolate Truffles
Beverage recommendation: Champagne
This Valentine’s Day, skip the reservations and order the perfect date-night dinner for two from Petite Feast instead. Coronavirus precautions have made dining out options somewhat limited but fear not. Petite Feast has your back. I’ve planned a romantic menu for you and your sweet one to enjoy in the comfort and relaxed surroundings of your own home. Filled with seafood, citrus, pomegranate, and a duo of decadent desserts, this meal is guaranteed to make your loved one swoon.
Petite Feast’s made from scratch four-course dinner comes completely cooked with easy to follow heating and serving instructions. The menu requires little more than heating and plating work on your part. It is a super easy dinner designed to set the mood and treat you and your loved one to a memorable Valentine’s night out ‘IN’. Reserve your dinners now!
Dinner date: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Dinners must be purchased by Thursday, February 11, 2021.
Dinners are $95.00 for 2 adults and come with complete heating and serving instructions.
Single dinners are available for purchase by contacting Victoria through the website.
Dinners come boxed and ready for pick up Sunday, February 14, 2021.
Customer pick-up 2/14 between 4-5pm. Unfortunately delivery is not available for this dinner.
Pick up address will be given in a confirmation email after purchase.
Have questions? Just contact Victoria at www.petitefeastutah.com and she’ll be happy to talk through some of the options with you.
When we started this pandemic race 11 months ago, we all had a lot more energy. We were determined to make it to the finish line safely and cheerfully. But months later, there’s still a long road ahead. The vaccine rollout has been slow and we are still practicing social distancing and mask-wearing. Aren’t you tired of all of this? Are you experiencing the boredom of pandemic fatigue? Yes? Me too. So, what to do?
I suggest a possible cure for these virus blues is to roll up your sleeves and cook. For the past 43 weeks, The Virtual Dinner Party and your participation in it have become a lifeline to the sense of community that dining together provides. By sharing these recipes and their results, our community of cooking and dining enthusiasts continues to create, inspire and persevere through these trying times. Hang in there – Let’s keep cooking until we reach the finish line – Together.
The Virtual Dinner Party headed into January and the New Year with a pantry-friendly and resolution-worthy Baked Cod and Vegetable dish. Lois Andrews, Betty Marrianetti, and Keith Bromley tried the recipe and received rave reviews from their families. And, with a wink to the Midwest tradition of ‘Fish Friday,’ Colette Szczesny and Trish Olson forged their own path by using shrimp instead of the recipe’s called for cod. Trish noted in her Nextdoor post that the dish was not only HEALTHY but cooking it with her husband and sous chef Tennis, was an enjoyable and fun ‘couples-activity.’ This recipe also welcomed new VDP members, Rose Callame and Dara Warner, who showed off impressive knife work and photography skills when posting their masterful creations. We look forward to hearing more from them!
The following week we made an unusual Spiced Tomato Soup with Poached Egg. The dish is a mashup of the classic Italian bread soup, Ribolatta, and Shakshuka, the egg and tomato dish North Africans often serve for breakfast. This off the road riff gave some members pause. Soup and eggs were just a bit too ‘out there.’ However, the flavorful and piquant broth was enjoyed by all the chefs that tried it. Kudos to adventuresome VDP chefs, Stephanie Banchero and Nancy Kosick who went all in and tried it with the poached egg. Strong work chefs!
Week three was Pasta alla Vodka; an astonishingly easy dish that uses concentrated tomato paste instead of the usual canned tomatoes for an intense wallop of big tomato flavor. Trish and Denny Greenfield, Sunny Mavor and Keith Bromley enjoyed it so much they have since added the recipe to their regular dinner rotations. Master Gardener and excellent cook, Dave Bigner put his own spin on it when he made it by making a few substitutions and recipe tweaks.
The month ended in Spain with the noodle dish, Fideos. The recipe is infinitely customizable and members came up with delightful and unique additions for this quick and tasty dinner. Wanting lighter fare, Lynette Sebolm cleverly made it with extra broth and enjoyed it as a warming soup for a cozy and satisfying dinner.
Please know how grateful I am for the opportunity to continue to cook with you. The activity and your participation continue to boost my spirits. I know that no amount of cooking will fill the void of missing actual contact with our community, but I do hope that this activity and these recipes will build a bridge to connect us in some way.
If you are not a member but would like to become one, please join us through Next-door. If you would rather just have access to the recipes, all of them are available at https://petitefeastutah.com/recipes/. I will continue to enthusiastically post weekly anticipating the time when we can dine together again around Petite Feast communal tables.
But until that time, be safe and cook on!
UPCOMING VIRTUAL DINNER PARTY ZOOM COOKING CLASS
Please watch for information and details on the next Virtual Dinner Party Cooking Class on Nextdoor Kayenta. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day and all things sweet, we will be making a decadent chocolate dessert with some very fancy garnishes. Hope you can join us!
Cheers! – Victoria
A lot has changed recently, but one thing has remained the same. Storytelling – in all its forms – is a powerful bond that connects and unites us as individuals and communities. Through the sharing of stories, our differences matter less and our individuality is celebrated more. In these unpredictable but hopeful times, Coyote Tales is committed to continuing to provide the stage to share our experiences. We hope not only to entertain but to foster deeper empathy and understanding in our communities.
Please join us for the Fourth Virtual Coyote Tales Storytelling Event! The date for the event is, Friday, March 26th, and the theme for the evening’s stories is, “Out of the Blue.” Storytellers are encouraged to interpret the theme in any way they choose. We are pleased to welcome more experienced tellers to this event, but we need you too!
Share your story. Please consider submitting a true, on-theme, first-person, story for possible inclusion. Use your smartphone to record the audio and video of you telling your 3-minute tale. *Hints – Hold your phone horizontally when recording. It produces a better video. And, your video should be of only you telling the story. Props, accompaniments, and visual aids are not allowed. Then, when you are ready to share your tale, shoot me an email through the contact link on our website and I will send you a link to upload your video to our site. Our panel of judges will choose the top ten submissions and then post them on the Coyote Tales website the evening of the show.
Log on to “see” the show. On March 26th, sign on to the Coyote Tales website and watch the stories online. We have some amazing tellers lined up but are anxious to hear your story. After the show, audience members vote for their favorite tale of the evening!
Need inspiration? Check out our audio archives on the Coyote Tales website, https://coyotetalesstories.com/story-archives/.
We can’t wait to gather with you to share stories live but until the time when we can gather safely, this is virtually the next best thing.
Everyone has a story – Vic
This event generously sponsored by Utah Humanities, Petite Feast , Desert Dweller, & Zion Brewery Station 2. They are offered as a safe way for our community to gather together-apart. Proceeds from live Coyote Tales events are donated to local non-profits and Coyote Tales Virtual events are free.
Thank you very much for your continued support.
Our programs are about “Creating Willing Relationships” with the American Wild Horse, and maintaining its unbroken spirit and loving nature. We offer “Where Heart Meets Horse” experiences at Kayenta Korrals during the winter. This adventure connects humans with the spiritual nature of the wild horse and themselves.
In this two-hour adventure, participants come to understand the horse’s perspective toward humans and learn to observe the horse’s nonverbal language. A critical component of this training is to create a safe space for the horse and the participant.
The cost is $100 donation to benefit the Windhorse Herd. Reservations are required.
Call (801) 557-1257
Gift Certificates are available
Like everything, pickleball play in 2020 was very much impacted by the coronavirus. Most of us stayed away for months, with a few coming back with specific partners as we all learn to manage safety and outdoor exercise. Masks on; masks off; fogged up sunglasses; ball sanitation and stops to catch our breath. It’s been an unusual year – but where there’s a will there’s a way and with increased information about the behavior of the virus – players have ventured out to play using protective measures to allow us to gather for social interaction, healthy exercise and safety.
With pickleball’s increasing popularity, it’s nice to know you can always get court time in Kayenta. Not to mention: Kayenta holds the windspeed record of any court in WA County. If you can manage ball control in K-town, you’ll rock-it in Little Valley & beyond!!
KPG Drop-in league play occurs as follows:
Monday – women’s doubles
Tuesday – open drop-in
Thurs – open drop-in
Saturday – open drop-in
If you’re considering joining the KPG for 2021, this is the best time for the value of your membership dues.
Initial Membership = $400
Ongoing yearly dues = $290
(this includes KRA fee of $90 yearly)
Kayenta residents that want to give it a try may play with a member 6 times. After which the bylaws require that they join. For more information, contact Trish Olson (email@example.com) or Michael Hopwoood (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Elevate Studio is offering a limited participant outdoor fitness class. No more than 4 participants per class and you are required to bring your own equipment. Pre-registration is required as these classes remain popular.
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
I am booking massage appointments and follow strict COVID-19 guidelines for my industry and for your safety.
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.
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.
The Village Fitness Center is open but with limited class sizes. Following social distancing protocols for the safety of everyone, we are only allowing 4 participants for each class.
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. ($4 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.
Please contact Gloria Prahl for more information and to check on class availability.
Some will be adopted, some will linger in shelters and at rescue adoption centers and some will face a difficult life outdoors. Fortunately, there is a solution to the problem of unwanted litters. The answer is to spay/neuter pets and community cats. These surgeries are routinely performed by local veterinarians and The Humane Society of Utah’s St George Clinic (www.utahhumane.org) offers low-cost services. Help keep the unwanted population down by making an appointment today!
Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) is a program for managing the community cat population. The cats are humanely trapped, taken to a local veterinarian to be spayed or neutered, and then returned to their communities. If you are feeding a colony of community cats please check for tipped ears. This is the universal sign that a cat has been altered. If not, the Santa Clara-Ivins Animal Shelter rents traps to the public and works with INKAS to have community cats spayed and neutered as appointments are available.
And if you have room in your heart and home, please visit the Santa Clara-Ivins Shelter or one of our area rescue organizations. They have loving kittens and cats (and puppies and dogs!) just waiting to become a part of your family. All animals adopted from shelters and rescues will have already been spayed or neutered!
Bailee Sleppy, Manager
HOURS: Monday – Saturday: 8AM – 3PM
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.
Inkas4pets@gmail.com. You can also check us out on Facebook.
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.
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.
We invite women and men residents of Kayenta to join us in our mission to fund local nonprofits that support women and girls of all ages in the southern Utah area. Through the strength of collective giving we make high impact grants to improve lives in our community. Please Join Us.
Please visit the Initiative’s website for more information at IvinsNightSky.org or email them at info@IvinsNightSky.org.
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.
Looking for a Hair Artist right here in Kayenta?….JENN Hair Artist 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.
924A Art Village Way, Ivins, UT 83455
801 637-0884 (call or text) email@example.com
Happy2Help is an in home personal concierge service.
• 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
Located in the desert community of Kayenta Utah, the Crescent Moon Inn is the perfect place to get away from it all. 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 Reservations or Pricing call:
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
Secretary for Staying Put in Kayenta
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.
CALL TO RESERVE SPACE OR TO SIGN UP
HOME • 435-656-9199 CELL • 801-680-9616
If you haven’t visited the arboretum, take advantage of this unique attraction in our community. The arboretum was expanded 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 435-632-1814.
Please visit the Kayenta HOA website ACC tab for Landscaping documentation. Select Landscaping Regulations Rev 2017 and Landscaping Review Steps 2017.
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: email@example.com
Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, Pubic Works Employees will be unable to help unload. Please place heavy items on the ground.
For Appointments with a specific department call:
Parks or Cemetery: 435-634-7719
Public Works: 435-634-0689
Dispatch: 435-634-5730 or Animal Control: 435-628-1049
*Tahri Marpo Ling
Tibetan Buddhist Sangha
Join us on Friday and Sunday mornings, from 10-11 am. Contact Lhamo Khandro by texting or calling 801-671-8758, to get ZOOM instructions for entering this virtual Buddhist sangha.
Friday, 10-11 am, Green Tara Practice
Sunday, 10-11 am, Awakened Mornings
Visit our website: tahrimarpoling.org for ongoing information about classes, meditation periods and retreats.
*Tahri Marpo Ling was founded by Lhamo Thupten Dawa Khandro on May 21st of 2017, with the blessing and guidance of Lama Thupten Dorje Gyaltsen Rinpoche. Lhamo Khandro has been ordained in both the Zen and Tibetan Buddhist lineages, and has been practicing Buddhism for 25 years.
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