August 2020

Kayenta Homes and Properties

Achieving Success While Doing Business in a Different Way

Several months ago, the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in the USA and began its spread across the country, quickly disrupting the way that we live, work, play and socialize with each other. Like virtually every other commercial enterprise in America, Kayenta Homes & Properties (KHP), was forced to review our business model and operating procedures and to adjust the way in which we partner with clients in either the sale or purchase of their Kayenta home.

In a previous Kayenta Connection article, we shared our vision of what the “new normal” might look like, ranging from shorter office hours; more focus on client engagement through phone and email; aggressive social distancing; frequent sanitization; the wearing of facial coverings, and more.

At the time, we weren’t at all sure how our community generally and the Kayenta real estate market in particular, might weather the coronavirus. We only knew that we had a fiduciary responsibility to our clients and to each other to create a safe environment in which to conduct business. However, we were entering uncharted waters and there were no guarantees about what the future might bring.

So, what’s happened in the local real estate market since then? Surprisingly, we’re actually seeing sustained, even increased, levels of interest in the rural, open space lifestyle that Kayenta offers. In fact, several recent articles in the media have commented on this COVID-related phenomenon, where people are flocking to rural communities and away from dense urban areas for the first time in decades.

In short, doing business in a different way is, frankly, working for KHP! During the first 6 months of 2020, 11 Kayenta homeowners successfully sold their homes. KHP was involved in 9 out of the 11 home sales, representing the buyer in 6 of those sales, the seller in 5 of those sales, and both sides of the transaction in two of them. Some facts around the sale of these 11 homes:

• Sales prices ranged from $480k to $1,150k

• Square footage ranged from 1,984 sf to 3,567 sf

• Age of homes ranged from being built in 1991 to 2012

• Average list price was $285 per square foot (compared to $304 for 2019)

• Average sales price was $273 per square foot (compared to $295 for 2019)

• Sales price was on average 96% of list price

Whereas home listings at the beginning of the year numbered 12-13, as we go to press today (7 months later), there are only 3 homes listed for sale on MLS. As a result, as inventory has disappeared and demand has grown, we are seeing the average sales prices per square foot move upwards again. In short, it’s an excellent time to place your home on the market, as there is pent up demand to live in Kayenta. Contact Jeff, Nancy or Steve at (435) 628-7234 to arrange a consultation. We’ll provide you with a home price evaluation and marketing strategy.

Kayenta HOmes & Properties

Thank you for your continued support.

Your Kayenta Sales Team,

Jeff Sproul, Principal Broker
Nancy Kosick, Sales Agent
Steve McAllister, Sale Agent


We’re Back

Knowing that the presence of art in our lives is essential, we are reopening our doors August 5th in a healthy, safe way.

Kayenta Arts Foundation logo

August 1 is the last day of classes of this year’s Kayenta Arts Academy. Those young people who opted for the four week class, all sixteen of them, now go into technical and dress rehearsals for the public production of Seussical, a musical that celebrates the culmination of their Academy classes.

We expect many parents, relatives, and friends of the students will attend, and hope many of you will take this opportunity to re-enter the Center for the Arts at Kayenta will fully implemented safety and health guidelines.

Below is a diagram of our new socially distanced seating chart and a list of precautions the theater has implemented to help keep you safe. You can see that we are a theater in the round with seats on four sides and the stage in the middle. There is at least six feet between each seating group and even more where actors enter and exit.

I believe that only when we all feel safe will we be able to free our spirits to participate with the art being performed. Please join us in theater August 5-8 for a wonderful musical, Seussical, by visiting

Rob Goodman, Chair

Kayenta Arts Foundation

These are just some of the safety precautions that we are taking to assure the health and safety of audience and performers.

Seating for all indoor performances is in-the-round and general admission. After you’ve purchased tickets, our Box Office will choose the best seats for your group size and our ushers will show you to your seats after you arrive.

1. Temperature checks of all performers and technicians before they enter the building.

2. Audience members and performers will enter through different doors.

3. Mandatory mask wearing by all audience members and front of house staff and volunteers.

4. Multiple hand sanitizing stations in the lobby and theater.

5. Cash free transactions, we ask all patrons purchase tickets online at Please print at home if you can. Each ticket has a bar code that will be scanned upon entering the lobby.

6. The HVAC system in the theater will run continuously with fresh air.

7. Audience members will be seated according to the size of your group.

8. Maintaining social distance while in lobby areas.

9. Please go outside at intermission.

Center for the Arts at Kayenta


Center for the Arts at kayenta


August 5-8

Opening night marks our First performance since March 17th.

In honor of safely reopening, Wednesday’s show is dubbed Wacky Be A Kid Again Wednesday! All tickets have been reduced to our regular child price of $10, and you are encouraged to wear the wackiest costume you can manage. Use your imagination!

Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza!

Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo.

Seating for all performances is in-the-round and general admission. After you’ve purchased tickets, our Box Office will choose the best seats for your group size and our ushers will show you to your seats after you arrive.

Voyager Lecture Series

Voyager Lecture Series

August 18

Exploring & Imaging Jupiter

With Dr. Candice Hansen-Koharcheck

Here the intersection of science and art has truly come to pass. Dr. Candice Hansen-Koharcheck is a senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, and she works on NASA robotic spacecraft missions at Mars and Jupiter. As a Co-Investigator on the Juno mission she leads the JunoCam team.

Voyager Lecture Series

Voyager Lecture Series

September 15

The 1919 Flu Pandemic: Lessons For Today & Tomorrow

With Dr. Ron Smith

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” — George Santayana. In 1918 through 1920, more than one million Americans died from the flu. Worldwide, over 50 million died. The great 1919 flu pandemic took more lives than World War One. Now we contend with the Coronavirus pandemic.

Karma Fest at CFAK

Karma Fest 2020

September 17 - 19

Kayenta Acoustic Roots Music
For ALL: K.A.R.M.A. Fest 2020

In the evenings of September 17–19 at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta, two acoustic concerts will take our breath away and give it to the autumn wind. Attendees will be able to relax outdoors in socially distanced seating under the lovely southern Utah red rock mountains.



September 17

Celebrating Beethoven’s 250th Birthday

Ludwig Van Beethoven was known for his music’s passion, and we’re known for our large cello gatherings. In this 2nd and final installment of Beethoven’s 250th Birthday Celebration, we will be serenaded by the Cello Society of Southern Utah, conducted by Dr. Ka-Wai Yu of Dixie State University. We are thrilled to be making Dr. Yu’s lifelong dream of spreading the music of the cello possible once again.

Kurt Bestor at CFAK

Kurt Bestor

September 18

Kurt’s Music in High Places makes a second stop in Kayenta!

All seating is outdoors and General Admission. Set on our plaza against the backdrop of CFAK and the nearby red mountains of Ivins. Kurt Bestor loves playing in intimate settings like Kayenta. “I get to connect with the audience in ways I can’t in larger concert halls and venues.”

St. George Opera

Opera Favorites under the Stars

September 25

St. George Opera presents a little night medley—

A concert-style tour through their all-time favorite arias, duets and trios.  Some of the world’s most famous and beloved music, with the regions best singers, all experienced outside, under the stars. All seating is socially distanced in a beautiful setting and safe environment. Seating is limited so reserve your seats now.

Center for the Arts at Kayenta

Thank you to 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.

July 2020 Recap of Ivins City Council Activities

It’s been a busy summer for Ivins City Council, here’s a recap of some of the highlights:


Fire Lake Park aka Ivins Reservoir

We have a beautiful park in our backyard and I hope you’ve had an opportunity to visit the park and enjoy the lake and the gorgeous views of Red Mountain reflected in the water. However, Fire Lake Park has experienced record crowds the past few months and it’s created some challenges for the city and for Kayenta residents. In an effort to address two of the issues, I presented to City Council two recommendations both of which have been approved.

Gate – a gate will be installed at the entry to Fire Lake Park by the end of August. The park closes at dusk and the gate is to prevent after hours use of the park which has been an ongoing problem.

Ban on amplified music – City Council approved a ban on amplified music at our meeting on July 16th. It was a unanimous vote and signs will be replaced to message that music is not allowed.

If you see or hear people in the park after dusk or you hear loud music or an ice cream truck that plays on and on during the day, please call the non-emergency number for Ivins/Santa Clara Police on 435-652-1122 and report the issue.

Ivins City Hall

Rendering of New Ivins City HallIvins outgrew the current city hall quite a few years ago and when Ivins and Santa Clara combined forces for Police and Fire, the agreement stipulated that Ivins provide office space for the Police Department. However, we’ve been unable to comply because our current city hall is at capacity. After the successful sale of a large piece of property that was donated to the city to partially fund a new city hall, architectural design began in earnest. Groundbreaking is scheduled for Heritage Days, Friday September 11th and the construction should take one year. The Police will take over the current city hall. Here’s a rendering of the proposed City Hall – I’ll write more about the building next month as it’s an exciting project and has many energy efficient features.

Table of Use Updates

Not to get off in the weeds but most of Ivins is familiar with the frustrations over the soon to be developed Canyon Crossing at the roundabout located at the corner of Snow Canyon Parkway and Snow Canyon Drive. The plan includes a gas station, convenience store, fast food restaurants and shops. Many of us couldn’t understand why a gas station is allowed on a prime corner at the entrance to our community. Well, it’s because the Table of Uses allowed gas stations in Resort Commercial zoning. As a result of what happened with Canyon Crossing, City Council reviewed the entire Table of Use document to make changes to ensure that we don’t allow another instance like Canyon Crossing in Ivins.

Black Desert Resort

Black Desert was approved in 2019, at the July 16th meeting City Council approved the Phase 1 construction request. Phase 1 includes a hotel, golf course, restaurants, a pool, lake, lazy river, and open space. Trailheads will be added for public access to Scout Cave and a new trail to be developed through the lava field. The developer acquired with the purchase of the land 450 ft of irrigation water and negotiated with St. George for an extension of the Gunlock Pipeline to provide the water for the lake.

CARES Funding for Ivins

The City was recently made aware of federal funding we will be receiving to cover losses to the City and for Ivins businesses and individuals who have experienced extreme hardship due to COVID-19. We are in process of developing the application and administration process. Please check the City website: over the next few weeks for an application form and details on eligibility. It’s important to note that these funds are only available to cover losses or hardship due to COVID.

Please send me a note with any questions or concerns, you can reach me at City Council is here to serve you and I encourage you to communicate with City Council members often. You can sign up on the City website to receive the agenda prior to each meeting and there’s a link to email all Council members.

Take care –

Kayenta Art Village Rules of entering stores and Galleries

Washington County
Yellow: Low Risk

Social Guidelines

General public takes reasonable precautions

Maintain social distancing when in public settings

Face coverings worn in settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain

Private, social interactions that occur without oversight by a formal organization are allowable in groups 50 or fewer; this may be increased incrementally based on data & milestone trends


Reconsider any nonessential travel into areas with widespread community transmission of COVID-19

In the state of Utah, adhere to guidelines of geographic area currently in

Check out these links for additional guidelines including what to expect when going to Southern Utah’s gyms, pools, restaurants, and personal services.

COVID-19 Cases • UPDATED JULY 31, 2020

Washington County: 2,274 (41 new)

Kayenta Community

Our businesses and resident sponsored events and news

Xetava Gardens Cafe

More Eco Please

With the uncertainty of everything still fairly strong, we maintain that the safest way to operate (for now) is to continue to use to go plates/cups/utensils/etc., which minimizes the risk of anything contaminated going back into our kitchen.

Over the last few months, we’ve been transitioning from plastic to compostable items, and last week, we were finally able to switch to compostable water cups as well. All of this is much more expensive than normal operations, but we want our staff and YOU, our guests, to be as safe as possible.

Thank you very much for your continued support.

Petite Feast Dinner Club is not taking reservations for August,

but we are taking orders!

Date Night Dinner for 2 to Go

August 28, 2020

It’s clear we are all struggling to adapt to these new and uncertain times. Aren’t you just aching to get dressed up, peruse an interesting menu, and order that fancy cocktail? While I truly enjoy spending time at home with my husband, I am nevertheless feeling a little bit like we are missing out on things.  The simple act of going to a restaurant to enjoy a meal – prepared by someone else – seems particularly appealing right now. That’s why I am happy to introduce Petite Feast’s Date Night Dinner to Go.


Friday, August 28, 2020

Chilled Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Avocado Crab Garnish

Arugula Salad with Shaved Parmesan and Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette

Grilled Salmon with Utah Corn Relish over Lima Bean Puree

Nectarine Blackberry Pie with Brown Sugar Cornmeal Crumble

Wine recommendation:  Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc

Movie recommendation: Lars and the Real Girl

View Trailer on YouTube

Watch for free on several streaming platforms including Roku, Vudu, Pluto and Plex

Petite Feast has everything you need to enjoy the perfect date night in the comfort of your home.  This made from scratch four course dinner comes completely cooked with easy to follow heating and serving instructions. And, to make an evening out of it, we include an easy-to-find wine recommendation and an ideal date night movie option.  The menu requires little more than heating and plating work on your part. It is a super easy dinner designed to treat you and your loved one to a night out ‘IN’.

Here are the Details:

Dinner date: Friday, August 28, 2020
Dinners must be purchased by Tuesday, August 25, 2020.
Dinners are $85.00 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 Friday, August 28, 2020.
Customer pick up 9/28 between 3-5pm. Unfortunately delivery is not available for this dinner.
Pick up address will be given in confirmation email after purchase.

Petite Feast Dinner Club


Before terms like contact tracing, Zoom, herd immunity, and social distancing entered our daily conversations, would any of us have predicted that this state of uncertainty would last into August? I for one would not have. But here we are.  As a result, our Virtual Dinner Party has become my lifeline to the sense of community that dining together provides. By sharing these recipes and their results, I believe our community of cooking and dining enthusiasts will continue to create, inspire and persevere through these very strange times. I thank you for your interest and participation.

If you are not a member but would like to become one, please join us through Nextdoor.  If you would rather just have access to the recipes, all of them are available at  I will continue to enthusiastically post weekly anticipating the time when we can dine together again.

Last month VDP chefs Betty and Ron Marianetti celebrated a July 4th BBQ virtually with their family in Rochester, NY. ‘So-Cal-Style’ Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Mashed Avocado and Pineapple Relish were on the menu and were enjoyed by all. How cool is that? This month’s recipes also offered temperature friendly creations like, uber popular Grainy Mustard Chicken & Nectarine Salad (more than 50% of our club members tried this recipe) and a unique Pizza on the Grill that had many of us swooning for Naples. The pizza recipe was a little fiddly and there were a few questions about the preparation and the texture of the dough. However, chefs that tried it turned out some pretty tasty pies, and they didn’t even have to heat up the kitchen to do it!  Our last recipe of the month was a one-pot Jambalaya that chef Lisa Bernath took to dizzying heights by subbing in farro for the traditional rice. Her results were not only delicious but extra healthy. Slicing and dicing was a shared activity in the Greenfield’s kitchen and Chef Eve Wetten smartly added Andouille from Dixie Meats in St George. The results? Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Please know how grateful I am for the opportunity to continue to cook with you. The activity and your participation boost my spirits. My hope is that these recipes, their preparation, and the sharing of their results uplift yours too.

Petite Feast is now taking limited reservations for our September and October Dinner Club. You can view the menus here.

We are hopeful that coronavirus concerns will be behinds us and we will be able to enjoy the company of our friends and neighbors around our communal tables.  But until that time, be safe and cook on! – Victoria

*Please know if you purchase a ticket for one of these dinners and we need to cancel, a full refund will be given.

Coyote Tales

Tell Us Your Story on the Coyote Tales Stage!


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 times, Coyote Tales is committed to continue 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 Third Virtual Coyote Tales Storytelling Event!  The date for the event is, Friday, October 2nd, and the theme for the evening’s stories is, “Chance Meeting.” 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 October 2nd, 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.

Need inspiration?



We can’t wait to gather with you to share stories live at Zion Brewery Station 2, 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, Desert Dweller, Zion Brewery Station 2, and Petite Feast

Shonto Point HOA

“You’ve Got (NEW) Mail (BOXES)”!

New Shonto Point MailboxesSometime during the dark of night in mid-April, several mailbox stations located throughout the Shonto area of Kayenta were vandalized, resulting in significant physical damage.  Affected residents were inconvenienced for weeks, since they had to travel to Santa Clara to retrieve their mail directly from the post office.  Fortunately, Santa Clara/Ivins’s finest apprehended the culprit within a week.  Within days, the Shonto Point HOA Board of Directors mobilized to repair the damage inflicted. 

On April 16th, Board members Paul Andrews and Steve McAllister met with Kayenta developer Terry Marten, Chris Hawkins (project general contractor from MasterCraft Homes), and the Santa Clara Postmaster to launch the repair and replacement initiative.  The first challenge encountered was a logistical one.  It seems that the US post office mailboxes have increased in size since the Kayenta concrete mailbox station enclosures were originally constructed.  As a result, we could no longer fit the same number of mailboxes at each of the impacted stations without doing either some reconfiguring (in the case of the stations at Kayenta Parkway/Cochise Drive and Wintook Drive) or new construction to add additional mailbox space (as was needed at the Evening Star/Dawn Maiden Court location). 

The project took about 4 weeks to complete. The vandalized boxes were removed and new boxes were delivered by the postal service.  Interior space within the concrete structures were reconfigured and, in one instance, an entirely new mailbox station needed to be constructed. Rotting wood was removed and replaced with a stronger, durable material called Kynar, which is used on many Kayenta homes as a decorative material).  Concrete endposts were painted one of the four colors approved by the Architectural Control Committee, and the area around each station was cleared of weeds and debris.  The final step in the project will be to add or improve asphalt paving in front of the mailbox stations.

In addition, the scope of the project was expanded to spruce-up the two stations at Kwavasa and Uwan.  Both had their stucco repainted.  In addition, the Uwan station’s wood was rotten and was replaced and covered with Kynar. 

Homeowners in Shonto have taken notice of the improvements and feedback to the Board has been overwhelmingly positive.  As one resident wrote: “I saw the new mailboxes and they look great!  A big improvement over the old ones.  I appreciate the HOA taking care of this and keeping Kayenta beautiful.”  Through enhanced preventative maintenance measures going forward, our goal is to keep our updated mailbox stations looking good for years to come.

Thank you for your continued support.

Your Kayenta Sales Team,

Jeff Sproul, Principal Broker
Nancy Kosick, Sales Agent
Steve McAllister, Sale Agent


Health, Fitness & Wellness

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

“ It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, ‘Self-Reliance’

Elevate Fitness

Limited Participation Classes

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

Sacred Space Spa

We are Open

The guidelines for Sacred Space reopening are as follows: I will be taking temperatures (touchless thermometer) upon your arrival. I will be wearing a mask during massage appointments. If you have travelled outside Utah or to a COCID-19 hot-spot, please wait the 14-day period before you join a class or come to the spa. Out of respects for the spa, if you are not comfortable with these guidelines or feel under the weather please stay home.

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

We are Open

The guidelines for Find Your Joy Yoga reopening are as follows: I will be taking temperatures (touchless thermometer) upon your arrival. I will be wearing a mask during massage appointments. If you have travelled outside Utah or to a COCID-19 hot-spot, please wait the 14-day period before you join a class or come to the spa. Out of respects for the spa, if you are not comfortable with these guidelines or feel under the weather please stay home.

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

Classes Temporarily Suspended

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

We have 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.  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.  See you on the courts!

Joel Lueders:
Michael Hopwood:
Trish Olson:

Village Fitness Center

We are open

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.

435-674-2824    435-669-0430

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 

The INKAS members sincerely hope that all of you, your families and your four-legged pals are safe and healthy during this challenging time.

One good thing about “sheltering in place” is having time to do the often neglected spring cleaning of attics, cupboards, closets, garages and storage units!  Does anyone remember what’s in there?  What else is there to do?  If you find that you have usable items to move out of your house please consider donating them to INKAS (Ivins No-Kill Animal Supporters).  Our fall yard sale is our major fund raiser for the year, and we rely on community support to make it successful. Please watch for the date and our new location!

For donation pick up please call Connie Butterfield at 435-817-1616 or Sara Dupre at 206-724-5902.

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

NOTICE:  The Park is now open to all visitors.

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 “Like” us on 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

Please visit the Initiative’s website for more information at or email them at

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

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

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

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

Kayenta Committees

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

Kayenta Deseret ArboretumKayenta Desert Arboretum

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, or 435-632-1814.

Kayenta Landscaping CommitteeKayenta 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:

Hog and Jog 5K, 2020

Hog & Jog 5K, 2020

The new race date will be September 5th, 2020 at 7:30 am

Location: Unity Park, Ivins –  SEE MAP

Come out to the 6th Annual Hog and Jog Family Fun Run and join in the Festivities. With Music on the course and Hog and Jog Selfie Stations, you’ll be able to celebrate and run at the same time!  

Every participant will receive a Hog and Jog-Shirt, Tons of Bacon, AMAZING 4″ Hog and Jog Finisher medal. Also, If you are one of the first 500 people to register you will receive an official Hog & Jog Pig Nose to wear during the event!!

Do to COVID-19, we have lengthened the start and finish areas to allow for social distancing. We ask that everyone be courteous of others and allow 6 feet between those that are not part of your family and yourself.

The race is not timed, but we will be providing prizes for the first 3 Male and Female Finishers. This is the Spring Celebration Jackpot!

for prizes, giveaways, Bacon Doughnuts, and Bacon from Smithfield Foods! We will be giving 4 runners with the Best Bacon Costume $25 gift cards towards anything  at the St. George Running Center.

Packet pickup will be Friday from 3pm-7pm at the Red Cliffs Mall (Directions to packet pick up) and 6:30am-7:15am on Saturday morning before the race.


Blue Can Recycling

Blue Can Recycling

August 3, 17 & 31

Dumpster Dates

August 1 & 15

Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, Pubic Works Employees will be unable to help unload. Please place heavy items on the ground.

Ivins City

Ivins City Offices are open.

For Appointments with a specific department call:
Administration: 435-628-0606   
: 435-634-9753
Parks or Cemetery: 435-634-7719
Public Works: 435-634-0689
Dispatch: 435-634-5730 or Animal Control: 435-628-1049

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:

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: for ongoing information about classes and retreats.


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