October 2019

Our Website Has A New Look

Kayenta Homes and Properties has redesigned their website to reflect the expanding needs of our community. They have added beautiful new photography, refreshed colors and added an easy to navigate responsive design.

Enjoy our new look and this month’s Kayenta Connection.

Kayenta Real Estate Market Update

Many of our Kayenta residents who typically escape southern Utah during the dog days of Summer have found their way back home again, and all of us are enjoying crisper morning walks and cooler evening breezes as we gear up for the activities that Fall brings our way. We thought it might be a good time to provide an update of year-to-date home sales activity through the first three quarters of 2019.

So far this year, 15 homes have been sold in the community through MLS.  The average list price on these homes was $790k and the average sales price was $773k (or 98% of asking price), which is a fairly strong result.  The size and age of the homes sold varied greatly.  The oldest home sold was built in 1990 and the newest resale was built in 2017, with the average of all homes sold being built in 2002.  The largest home sold had more than 4,500 square feet while the smallest had just over 1,200 square feet, with the average being just over 2,500 square feet.   The average price per square foot of homes sold to date for 2019 was $302 (ranging from a low of $216 to a high of $461 per square foot).

The average number of days on the market was 43 days, but that number ranged from just 2 days to 165 days in one case.  The highest sales price was $1,550k while the least expensive home sold through the first 3 quarters was just under $460k.

As of 30 September, there are 8 Kayenta homes on the market for sale with and additional 7 under contract.  The average list price is $875k, with the highest asking price being just under $1,300k and the lowest being $450k.  Average list price per square foot on current listings is $287 per square foot (ranging from a low of $207 to a high of $350 per square foot).

Typically, with the Huntsman’s Games just around the corner and the Kayenta Arts Festival taking place in mid October, we anticipate foot traffic and interest from prospective buyers to increase in the coming weeks.  In anticipation, we’ve completely revised and updated our Web site and invite you to check out the changes (as well as our current listings).

Kayenta Homes & Properties

Jeff Sproul, Principal Broker
Nancy Kosick, Sales Agent • Steve McAllister, Sale Agent
435-628-7234 • www.kayentahomes.com

Open House

Kayenta Wellness

Come and learn about a new project in the works for Kayenta:

Casitas Kayenta & Purusha Wellness Spa

As we continue to grow Kayenta we are committed to bringing new projects that fit with the vision and values of the Kayenta Concept.

This new retreat center is planned around the concept of wellness.  Casitas Kayenta and Purusha Wellness Spa will be focused on relaxation, fitness, good healthy foods and the enjoyment of our natural surroundings.

The new project is planned to include 34 well-appointed guest accommodations, public spaces, Ayurvedic wellness spa, food service, relaxation pool, yoga studio and fitness. 

The grounds will cover approximately five acres just south of the KRA Chettro Pool and southeast of the Kayenta Office on a site is designated for Resort Commercial development. 

Come learn more at an informal open house hosted by Matt Marten and Kathy Jo Staheli

October 25th, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

800 N Kayenta Parkway

Public Forum

Ivins City

Ivins City Council Elections

In anticipation of the upcoming Ivins City Council elections, a public forum will be held on Friday, October 18th, from 6:30 – 7:30 P.M. at the Kayenta Center for the Arts (Kayenta Art Village, 881 Coyote Gulch Court, Ivins, UT. 84738).  All six candidates are invited and urged to attend.  The format will be as follows:

  • In the auditorium, candidates will each be given 5 minutes to introduce themselves and briefly articulate their stance on several “hot topic issues” in Ivins (these will be determined through an online public survey).
  • The audience will then be invited to meet the candidates in the lobby for more in-depth, one-on-one discussions.

There are three seats up for election this year on the Council.  All Ivins residents are encouraged to become informed and involved in the issues that affect us all.

Kayenta Desert Rose Labyrinth
Clean Up

Saturday October 5 from 9:00 AM to Noon

We are planning a Labyrinth clean up on Saturday October 5 from 9:00 AM to 12:00. Volunteers are needed to help clean and trim the trees, plants and for other maintenance tasks. Bring the usual gardening tools: shovels, rakes, clippers, wheel barrows etc. Contact Cheryl Collins 435-674-1664, George Stoddard gstoddard1@icloud.com, or Ken White klwhite.cih@gmail.com for more information and to let us know if you are available.

Art in Kayenta

October 11 • 12 • 13, 2019

Friday & Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm • Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm

20th Annual Art in Kayenta Festival brings over 50 art booths,
food, a beer and wine garden, and a silent auction.

Admission is free

Center for the Arts at Kayenta

A Note from Our Director.

Liven Up Your Fall and Winter with Exciting Events to WOW you! We are keeping the excitement coming, with a lineup of shows and performances by some of the region’s—the country’s!—most talented performers. Don’t miss your chance to be awestruck, inspired, thrilled…bowled over! Make the cool months fabulous by putting these hot events on your calendar. Hot tip: get tickets fast before they sell out. We can’t wait to see you.

La bohéme—The Perfect Opera for First-Timers and Longtimers—October 3, 5, and 11.

For three nights in October, world-class performers will give Southwestern Utah a Broadway-caliber theater experience at a fraction of the cost. If you’ve never been to a live opera performance, you may wonder what all the fuss is about. If you’re curious, then David Sauer, General Director of St. George Opera and opera tenor advises: “La bohéme is definitely the first opera you should see.” Why? “Because,” he says, “La bohéme shows off what opera is all about: passion, expressed through moving melodies, a compelling story, striking costumes and sets. The music of La bohéme is some of the most beautiful and famous ever written and the plot is captivating.” In the 21st century, opera’s base of raving fans has grown, thanks in part to the Broadway hit musical Rent, which is based on La bohéme. But as far as which version of La bohéme to see, Sauer recommends you see the performances coming to Kayenta in October for two reasons: first, the performers. “We have a cast of world-class performers in our production whose vocal and stage talents are extraordinary.” Second, he says, “It’s the venue. I can’t overstate how the intimate black box theater heightens the experience. Audiences get to see the subtleties and nuances of facial expressions, gestures…details you wouldn’t be able to see in a large theater. It’s like watching a live movie.”

Tickets are selling for a fraction of what the show costs to produce and, says Sauer, “You may just have one of the best nights of your life.” (Note: Subtitles will be provided on screen.) We so appreciate our presenting sponsor Linda Schmal agent at Summit Sotheby’s.

Tenor David Sauer (Rodolfo, a poet) has drawn praise from the New York Times, Opera News, Salt Lake Tribune and others for his ‘handsome voice’ and ‘striking performance and vocal refinement.’

Soprano Kathryn Grumley (Mimi, a seamstress) South Florida Classical Review recognized her ability to “dominate the stage, owning every scene from the rise of the curtain.” She was awarded First Place in the Artist Division of the National Opera Association’s Carolyn Bailey & Dominick Argento Vocal Competition, 2019.

Paul Draper—Master Magician & Mentalist—Comes to Enthrall Southern Utah Audiences for One Night Only

“If you’ve got an embarrassing secret, you might want to bring a tinfoil hat [to the show].”
—Rick Lax, Las Vegas Weekly

October 12th, internationally acclaimed magician and master mentalist Paul Draper will “appear” at the Center to enthrall, intrigue and engage audiences with magic, music and mentalism. In his wildly successful career as an entertainer/educator/mind reader/mentalist, Draper has managed to boggle even the smartest minds. “Paul kept hundreds of our sharpest software engineers enthralled and intrigued,” said Apple research scientist Kim Silverman, who watched Draper’s private show for the company. Draper uses his wisdom and magic to challenge minds and hearts to find new ways of seeing—or not seeing—what’s right in front of their noses. As one guest at his Hallmark Channel show put it, “His mind games have got to be seen to be believed.”

“Zombies From the Beyond” Arriving Just in Time for Halloween Fun; This hilarious Off-Broadway comedy premiers October 24–31st

Written and composed by “Spitfire Grill” writer James Valcq, “Zombies From The Beyond” takes us back to the Eisenhower era when America’s fascination with outer space and sci-fi paranoia reached a fever pitch. Hollywood responded with legions of low-budget, sci-fi pulp movies that effectively embedded the genre into the American psyche. Valcq’s musical parody pays homage to one of America’s nuttiest phases and, notes director Heidi Anderson, “What better way to do it than with musical numbers thrown in?” As the Cold War and space-race paranoia threaten the good folks at the fictional Milwaukee Space Center, the staff is all abuzz at the arrival of rocket scientist Trenton Corbett. His budding romance with Mary Malone—daughter of the Space Center commander—is jeopardized when a flying saucer lands in Milwaukee. The craft, piloted by buxom alien aviatrix Zombina, is bent on procuring he-specimens to repopulate her planet. A “can’t-miss” for those who appreciate subtle, slightly irreverent humor and original music played by live musicians!

On Halloween night, guests are invited to don their favorite costume and join the cast after the show for a cocktail party complete with costume contest (prizes included), food and dancing.

Zombies From the Beyond is Sponsored by local businesses with a heart for art: Gulch Design Group, Sagewood Homes, Desert Concepts and Design. We thank them for their generous support in providing live entertainment of the highest caliber to our community.

See you at the theater!

Jan Broberg, Director, Center for the Arts at Kayenta

Upcoming Events

Center for the Arts At Kayenta, La Boheme

La Boheme

October 3, 5 & 11

Considered by many to be the most beautiful opera ever composed, Puccini’s La bohème is full of soaring melodies, love, fun, laughs, and tragedy.  Director Robert Breault brings his classic staging to Southern Utah in an event that is not to be missed.

Coyote Tales

Coyote Tales: You Gotta Be Kidding Me!

October 8

Coyote Tales are live, open-mic style storytelling events with amateur and experienced storytellers. Each event has a theme on which stories are to be based.  Prior to the event, storytellers craft their true, on-theme story, practice the telling (5 minutes or less), and work on eliminating excess detail to nail the perfect ending.

Art in Kayenta

Art in Kayenta

October 11, 12 & 13

The Kayenta Arts Foundation presents a fabulous three-day event that runs Friday October 11th through Sunday the 13th. Each year, thousands of art lovers make their way to Kayenta in Ivins Utah to enjoy art, culinary delights from festival vendors, a beer and wine garden with live music, and Kayenta’s own Xetava Gardens Café.

Center for the Arts at Kayenta presents Paul Draper

Paul Draper: Master Magician & Mentalist

October 12

Paul Draper is a comedy presenter, mind reader and speaker who has appeared on the History Channel, A&E, HBO, Hallmark, the Travel Channel, HGTV, and shows like Hell’s Kitchen, Pawn Stars, Ghost Adventures, Mindfreak, and House Hunters.

Movie Night at Kayenta

Movie Night at Kayenta “The Artist”

October 15

Nominated for 199 awards & 155 wins including 5 Oscars, this 2011 romantic comedy/drama won for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Music and Best Costumes. “this film DELIVERS! The acting is superb, the chemistry between all of the actors is sizzling, the comedy is absolutely hilarious, the storyline grips you and never lets go.

Zombies from Beyond

Zombies from the Beyond: A Musical by James Valcq

October 24, 25, 26, 28, 30, & 31

In the eleven years since The St. George Dance Company was formed, it has provided a venue for professional dancers to continue their craft and entertain audiences with the highest quality dance and performance art in the Southwest region.


Synergy: St. George Dance Company in Concert

November 2

The Kayenta Arts Foundation presents a fabulous three-day event that runs Friday October 11th through Sunday the 13th. Each year, thousands of art lovers make their way to Kayenta in Ivins Utah to enjoy art, culinary delights from festival vendors, a beer and wine garden with live music, and Kayenta’s own Xetava Gardens Café.

Center for the Arts at Kayenta

Voyager Lecture Series: Hear a Mysterious Legend from the Middle Ages

November 5

Not “once upon a time,” but rather precisely on June 26, 1284, early in the morning at seven o’clock (others say it was at noon), a mysterious stranger appeared in the town of Hamelin, Germany, and led 130 children down a street, through the town gate, and into a nearby mountain.

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.

Kayenta Community

Our businesses and resident sponsored events

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. Each dinner promises to deliver some unannounced dining pleasures too 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.

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Get Your Tickets Now

Tickets for Petite Feast’s October Dinner are selling quickly. Enjoy the company of friends and neighbors around our shared table while celebrating the changing season. Cooler weather is just around the corner. This unique menu will highlight cool weather favorites like, butternut squash, apricot, apples, port and fragrant olive oil used in new and unique recipes. This dinner is sure to sell out. Reserve your seats today!  I hope to see you soon ~ Victoria


Sunday, October 27, 2019

Hor d’Oeuvres




First Course


Second Course






Coyote Tales

October 8, 2019

Coyote Tales

Theme: You Gotta Be Kidding Me!

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Pre-show party: 6:30 pm
Storytelling: 7:30 pm
Tickets: $20 (includes pre-show party and book signing)

Where: Center for the Arts at Kayenta

Coyote Tales

The Night’s Theme: You Gotta Be Kidding Me!

Coyote Tales are live, open-mic style storytelling events with amateur and experienced storytellers. Each event has a theme on which stories are to be based. The theme for this event is: “You Gotta Be Kidding Me!” Potential storytellers may address that theme in any way they choose. Prior to the event, storytellers craft their true, on-theme story, practice the telling (5 minutes or less), and work on eliminating excess detail to nail the perfect ending. When the doors open, potential storytellers put their name in the hat in hopes of being chosen to share their tale. If chosen, the storyteller takes the stage to delight the audience.

Special guests, Author Pam Houston, will tell her story, and sign books at the pre-party.  Utah’s own Bill Wright will be on stage to share his almost unbelievable tale.

But, there’s room on stage for you too! If you’d like to share your true “you gotta be kidding me” story with us, please contact Victoria.

Everyone has a story – Thanks, Vic

Coyote Tales Beverage Ticket
This event is generously supported by Utah Humanities, Petite Feast, Desert Dwellers at Equity Real Estate and The Center for the Arts at Kayenta.

Giddy Up! I just found out Bill Wright, southern Utah rancher and patriarch of the most successful world-champion-saddle-bronc rider dynasty in rodeo will be tossing his name in the hat to get on stage and share his tale!

Pam Housten

Before the show, Ms. Houston will attend the pre-party where she will sign copies of her new book, “Deep Creek: Finding Hope in The High Country.” (Please note: Admission to book signing and pre-party is intended exclusively for ticket holders to this evening’s Coyote Tales Storytelling event.)

Finding Hope in the High Country

Health & Fitness

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

Fitness Events

Poses & Mimosas

October 6th, 11 am – 1 pm •  $25

Join us for the first ever Poses and Mimosas.  A lighthearted practice followed by a yoga social.  Its not secret we all love each other and want to see Ono another off the mat but life gets busy.  So you a mimosas is the perfect solution.  Participants feel free to bring goodies to share.  Muffins and mimosas included in class price.  $25 for this special session.  Space limited to 15.  

Sing up for these special events with Aly.  Call, text, or email.

435-862-7743 • Sacredspacespa@gmail.com

Trips and Trails

Monday October 21st, 9am

We will be going to the Sand Caves and Johnsons Canyon movie set outside of Kanab.

No dirt road • Bring a lunch • Full day trip • Meet at the main Kayenta office.

For more details call Charles Dillier at 656-1956

Elevate Fitness FALL RE-BOOT

New Schedule Beginning October 14th

Check out Elevate’s Facebook page for more information.


Level:  intermediate to advanced

The 411:  This class is a fast-paced circuit workout hitting all major muscle groups.  Tabata rounds of cardio combined with strength, balance & agility training.

M-W-F at 8am


Level:  beginner

The 411:  A specialized class that is geared to the mature exerciser.    Class focus is balance, strength, light cardio, coordination, and movement patterns that greatly benefit the exercisers ability to maintain a healthy & strong body.

T-TH at 9 am


Level:  ALL

The 411:  This cardio and core class will get your heart pumping with various cardio drills followed by some awesome core work.

T-TH at 8 am


Level:  beginner

The 411:  A light yoga class designed for those that are new or have never done yoga before.  Attention to instruction, alignment & basic yoga practice & philosophy. 



Level:  all

The 411:  An all time favorite among Elevate Studio go-ers, this class brings a light stretch combined with relaxing meditative tones.  A definite stress reliever and mood enhancer for all.



Level:  advanced

The 411:  Intensity is the lion that roars & rules this class.  Animal flow movements, gymnastics, body weight work and much more will push you past what you think you can do.



Level: those that practice regularly

The 411:  A yoga class that flows in a moderate to fast flow focusing on traditional practice with asana, bringing attention to proper execution, alignment and posture.

T-TH at 5:30 pm


Level:  advanced

The 411:  Elevate’s new “powerhouse class.”  This advanced level class is 90 minutes.  EEF’s fusion format features a wide variety of typical fitness class formats, combining BOSU integrated dynamic strength, kickboxing, TRX suspension training, powerful strength and conditioning moves, animal flow, HIIT, calisthenics with a bit of “old school” aerobics class moves added to the mix, just for kicks!  EEF will keep you coming back for more with its innovative formatting, motivating music & results oriented programming.  The conclusion of EEF cools and centers, with 30 minutes of mild yoga to get your Zen on.

SAT at 9 am

ElevateOpenGym **NEW CLASS**

Level:  ALL

The 411:  Come on in during Open Gym and do your own workout, do your own thing. Stretch, strength, cardio or yoga.  A staff member will be at the gym. 

M-W-F from Noon – 3 pm

T-TH from 10 am – 11:30 am


Level: intermediate to advanced

The 411:  This suspension training oriented class uses the TRX to provide a challenging total body workout.  Prior TRX experience is required.

T-TH at Noon

Elevate”It’s YOUR class”**NEW CLASS**

Level: mixed

The 411:  You and a min/max of 3 friends can request a class of your own.  Strength, cardio, TRX, yoga, stretch, core are some of the options.  Pick your own if you’d like.

YOU are required to get your group and book the class.  “It’s YOUR class” requires 24 hour pre-booking.  Classes are 30 minutes and can be booked during Elevate “It’s YOUR class” & Open Gym times.

T-TH at 6:30 pm

Elevate Fitness

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 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

Find your joy yoga

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

Fitess 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 with play starting at 8:00 am.

Players’ abilities vary, with some playing in competitive tournaments others more focused on great exercise and having fun on the courts with neighbors. Planned for later this spring (and hopefully again in the fall) are drill sessions offered by City of St George employee, Trish Loghry.  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 Arboretum

Kayenta Desert Arboretum

We are always looking for volunteers. If you are interested in helping us maintain and develop this great addition to our community, Contact Roger Head.



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 HOA

ACC & 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

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 

What an exciting month October is for INKAS!!!
October 11 – 13 is “Art in Kayenta.”  The INKAS table will be there with special gift items for sale including pillows, jewelry and notecards.  The art festival  is always so meaningful to INKAS because we meet up with “old friends”  and we make new friends as endearing stories are shared about how they  rescued (or they were “rescued by”) their 4-legged family members.
October 25 – 26 is INKAS’ annual yard sale at 359 S. Puerto Dr., Ivins.  These two days are hectic and fun as people from all over come to find “a deal or two,” and to share a “tale or two.”  Donations of gently-used items are always needed.  Please call Connie Butterfield at 435-817-1616 or Sara Dupre at 206-724-5902 to arrange for pickup.

The proceeds from these events allow INKAS to continue our mission in providing resources to assist the Ivins Animal Shelter, as well as local non-profit animal rescue groups, in maintaining a no-kill policy.

On November 2 INKAS will once again team up with PAWS to sponsor our Low-Cost Pet Clinic.  As a service to the community we will be offering vaccinations and micro-chipping at very reasonable prices,  This event is held at the Ivins Animal Shelter from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  For more information call Lois Hewitt at 435-414-4802.
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.

Inkas for pets

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.

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.

Ivins Night Sky Initiative

Ivins Night Sky Initiative
Advocate: Nathan Dupre

October 16th, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

  • Do you want to know how to balance safety needs with health, environmental issues, and astronomy needs?
  • Are you curious about what it actually means to be a Dark Sky Community?
  • Want to know how artificial light at night affects humans and animals?

Featured speaker is Marc Deshowitz who has worked in the energy sector for 30+ years after completing undergraduate and graduate studies in geology.  Marc is an excellent speaker and has a passion for preserving our night sky.

Please come join other Kayenta neighbors!  Free!

Community and City Resources

Resident support services, businesses, and education and enrichment programs

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

October 14th & 28th

Dumpster Dates

October 26th

Ivins City

The six (6) City Council Candidates moving onto the General Election for three (3) City Council Seats, each seat being a four (4) year term, are:

Valerie Cazier – Email: valcazier62@gmail.com; Phone: 801-718-8291
Derek A. Larsen – Email: lpwindowsdoors@gmail.com; Phone: 435-313-2754
Dennis Mehr – Email: Dennis.Mehr@imail.org; Phone: 435-688-6358
David Robinson – Email: xtremerobinson@gmail.com; Phone: 435-229-5872
Sue Gordhammer – Email: suegordhammer@gmail.com; Phone: 435-729-0587
Jenny Johnson – Email: jennyjohnson4ivins@gmail.com; Phone: 435-668-6751

Per Utah Code 20A-6-305, Candidates are listed as they will appear on the General Election ballot.

The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.  All Municipal Elections will be administered through the Washington County Clerk’s Office and will be Vote-by-Mail. The official Vote Center for Ivins City is the Santa Clara Branch Library located at 1099 Lava Flow Drive St. George, Utah.  Ivins City Hall, located at 55 North Main Street in Ivins, is a Ballot Assistance Center where you may drop off your ballot.  Washington County also has other designated ballot Drop Box locations and you can find that information here: https://www.washco.utah.gov/departments/clerk-auditor/election-info/ballot-drop-box-locations/.

Ongoing Events and Activities

Weekly and monthly gatherings

Trips & Trails – Will Resume Fall 2019

For more details call Charles Dillier at 435-656-1956.

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 – Green Tara Practice

The Green Tara practice now meets on Friday’s from 9:00am – 10:00am in Sacred Space Spa at the Kayenta Art Village. The Green Tara Practice will begin with a teaching from Buddhist literature, followed by the chanting of prayers and the Green Tara mantra. The practice will conclude with a period of silent meditation. Preparation: Wear loose, comfortable clothing; bring your meditation cushion if you prefer to sit on one; otherwise, chairs will be provided. A suggested donation of $5, would be greatly appreciated. For more Information email: kathifox@mac.com


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