December 2021

Holiday Inspired Open House

We at Kayenta Homes and Properties have missed seeing all of our neighbors here in Kayenta, and don’t want to miss another year of getting together! The Holiday Open House is a go, but we will be doing things differently this year, starting with a new location.


Kayenta Homes & Properties
Real Estate Gallery in the Art Village


December 29th, 1-4 pm

Please stop by for a neighborhood visit and enjoy a Holiday treat.

Featuring champagne cocktails, beverages, and sweet and savory treats.
Presented by Victoria Topham from Petite Feast.

by December 20th, so we can properly prepare.

Since the Gallery is a small space, the outside patio will also be available for people to comfortably use.
Dress accordingly for outside temperatures. Residents only, please.

Kayenta HOmes & Properties

Our office is open 7-days a week to help with all your Kayenta real estate needs.

Your Kayenta Home and Properties Sales Team:

Jeff Sproul, Principal Broker
Steve McAllister & Naomi Doyle, Sales Agents


Center for the Arts at Kayenta


December 2021 & January 2022

Its a Wonnderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life

December 16 & 17

A Live Radio Play by Jow Landry

Be a part of the audience of this recreation of a 1947 live radio broadcast. Join Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed and a host of delightful characters as they tell this timeless and beloved story..

Simon Fest Logo

Presented in cooperation with SimonFest Theatre Co

3 Redneck Tenors

The Redneck Tenors

December 20 - 24


3 Redneck Tenors are real-life Broadway and Opera stars that are ready to jingle bell rock CFAK audiences on December 20-22, 2021. The 3 Redneck Tenors were top finalists on America’s Got Talent” and have been thrilling audiences since 2006. Their unique Christmas show features classic, pop, and a deep-fried feast of musical delights. There’s nothing old-fashioned about this music, arranged by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler. The show is infused with vitality, energy, passion, and laughter. These “trailer park singing angels” have packed their festive mullets and will be dashing through Kayenta just in time for some down-home redneck Christmas Cheer.

2 Acrosss

2 Across

January 20 - 30, 2022

Presented By Man Of Two Worlds Productions

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

“Must see play of the year. Witty. Mesmerizing.” Beverly Hills Lookout

“A charming, character driven comedy that strives to entertain and succeeds admirably.” Los Angeles Times

Two-person Cast: Kent Hayes and Lori Olsen
Directed by: Garry Morris

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.

Kayenta Arts Foundation


From the EarthOctober 29 – December 29, 2021

Center for the Arts at Kayenta safety protocols will be followed which includes showing proof of COVID-19 vaccine or negative COVID test within 72 hours of attending.

Art will be on display to the public during regular staff business hours (Monday – Friday 12:00 – 4:00 PM), and during scheduled performances.

January 5 – February 23, 2022

The January 2022 Exhibit is open to photography printed on paper, metal, or canvas.

All photos must have a wire across the back or top, suitable for hanging on our hook system.

Entries for this show will be accepted at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta on: Wednesday, December 29th from 3:00 – 6:00 PM.
(If you cannot drop off your art during these times, please contact Kathy Johnson at

Entries will be juried on December 30th for inclusion into the show.

There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta.

Art will be on display to the public during regular staff business hours (Monday – Friday 12:00 – 4:00 PM), and during scheduled performances.

Photography Judges

Dan Capshaw

Dan Capshaw

Dan Capshaw has been a photographer for over 40 years. He transitioned from film to digital photography 20 years ago but has also returned to experiment with alternative film processing (caffenol being the most interesting) and vintage cameras.  He enjoys landscape and portrait photography and is particularly drawn to black and white images and manipulating light to improve his photography.

Dan is living his dream in Kayenta with his wife Lori and dog Cookie. He works as a management consultant at Shiftwork Solutions LLC.

Elizabeth Fortney

Liz Fortney

I grew up in the Washington, DC area and was very fortunate to have a father who loved to travel and loved to capture memories of his travels through photography.  This was his legacy to me. When I was sixteen, my family took a road trip across the country.  When we arrived in Utah, I declared that I would live here someday.  After a 35-year career in the mid-west, I finally achieved my dream of moving to Utah and doing photography full time. I am blessed to wake up every morning in such a beautiful place, just waiting to discover the wonderful photograph that is waiting to be taken that day.

I was honored to have my photographs chosen to illustrate a book called “Planted in a Storm, by Markay Brown, Utah State Poetry Society Poet of the Year in 2019.  

My web-based business, Elizabeth Fortney Photography, has been designated as a “Trusted Art Seller” with The Art Storefronts Organization.

Make Space

Coming to Kayenta

January 2022

Laurette O’Neil

Kayenta Art Village

Shop Local and Support the Kayenta Art Village

Visit our website for more information about our businesses and galleries.


Laurette O’Neil Jewelry, Juniper Sky Fine Art Gallery 

November & December 2021
Recap of Ivins City Council Activities

Happy Holidays!  

Here’s the Nov and Dec update for Ivins, I’m combining this update because so much happened at the Dec 2nd City Council meeting relative to Kayenta.  I’ll start with the issue that is front and center for Kayenta residents, the proposed Dry Wash Reservoir.

Dry Wash Reservoir 

The possibility of a reservoir for recycled irrigation water in the Dry Wash was first discussed in April and 8 months later, it’s moved from a possibility to highly probable.  I met with Chuck Gillette in an attempt to encourage WCWCD (Washington County Water Conservancy District) to pursue other locations. They did consider other locations, but the issue is that there are two locations with the necessary environmental assessments in place for the construction of a reservoir – Dry Wash and Graveyard Wash in Santa Clara. The environmental assessments were done in 2004 when WCWCD was looking for suitable locations for reservoirs on the west side of Washington County.   An environmental assessment can take years to complete but is only valid for 20 years. After looking at a few other potential locations with Terry and Lance, the WCWCD wasn’t willing to undergo another environmental assessment given the urgency of our water situation. I’ve been told that St George filed paperwork to start the process of a reservoir in the Graveyard location a few months ago thereby essentially eliminating it as an option for WCWCD.

Terry and Lance have been talking with the WCWCD to negotiate terms for the exchange of the land and on Dec 2nd, they came to an agreement for a 1900 acre-ft reservoir that will hold approximately 619 million gallons of water.  For comparison, Ivins Reservoir holds approx. 500-acre ft of water.  The agreed-upon reservoir is 1200 a/f  surface area but by digging down, the reservoir will be deep enough to hold 1900 a/f of water.  This is important for a few reasons, there will be less evaporation because less surface area is exposed, hopefully, less dust because the water pool is deeper, and less land will be disturbed resulting in less impact to the existing Pickleball trail network.  The upper Pickleball trails will be unaffected by the reservoir, but the lower trails will all be underwater.  The Kayenta trails group is looking into developing a connector trail to link the upper trails with the Old 91 crossing to the Anasazi trail.

IMPORTANT – Ivins will be holding neighborhood meetings in mid-January at City Hall and one of the topics of discussion will be details associated with the Dry Wash reservoir including recreation.  The current thinking is that pubic access will be via a parking lot off 91 and the only permitted activities will be fishing from the shoreline and hiking or possibility mountain biking on a trail that will be built around part of the reservoir.  No boats will be permitted including kayaks or standup paddleboards.  Please attend the meeting and weigh in with your opinion of what if any recreation should be allowed.  I’ll keep you updated on the date/time once the meetings are scheduled.

Lastly, there is some irony in flooding land in Kayenta to water lawns in other neighborhoods in Ivins, Santa Clara, and St George.  But, I think it’s important to remember that culinary water is currently being used for irrigation.  We desperately need a secondary water source and the Dry Wash reservoir will hold recycled water from the St George treatment plant for irrigation purposes.  This will result in the conservation of culinary water for indoor use only.  It’s a significant step for our greater community.

Here’s a map of the proposed Dry Wash reservoir, the blue line is the high watermark:


Dry Wash 

Water Conservation Ordinances 

A water summit was held on Nov 9th for all cities in the WCWCD to discuss adoption of the same water conservation ordinances by all municipalities.  I attended the summit and I’m encouraged by the acknowledgment that we all need to enact significant water conservation restrictions for both residential and commercial development.  Sample ordinances are being developed now and should be ready for consideration by the various cities in January.  Ivins is ready to act on the ordinances as soon as we receive them from the WCWCD.  Here’s what will be considered and please note, this is just for new development.  However, as a next step, I feel it’s critical we implement measures to conserve water for existing residents as well.

Water Conservation OrdinancesLand Dispute 

Ivins has been brought into a land dispute between Terry Marten and another landowner on parcels along Kwavasa.  The dispute involves issues around the construction of Kwavasa and access to the road and a planned detention basin.  Because of pending litigation, I’m not able to share more information.  I’m hopeful this issue can be resolved without the City being sued.  At the Dec 2nd meeting, Council voted to move forward with the planned acquisition of the detention basin.

Zoning Change Request – 7 acres corner of 200 W and Hwy 91

I wrote about this issue in detail in my Oct update, it involves a parcel of land across from the Shadow Canyon development on 200 W.  The owners of the parcel wanted a zoning change to build a development of homes and multi-family townhomes.  After much discussion, the Council voted to deny the request and instead, changed the zoning to match what is in Shadow Canyon meaning single-family homes, no multi-family. 

Planning Commission and Arts Commission – New Members

David Robinson was appointed to the Planning Commission to replace Bryan Pack and Jennifer Plecki replaced Phil Moulton on the Ivins Arts Commission.  Congrats to Dave and Jennifer, we appreciate their willingness to serve Ivins.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday – 


Kayenta Deseret Arboretum

Kayenta Desert Arboretum Holiday Lights

As we approach the holiday season the arboretum has added major new improvements.  Two new sculptures have permanently been erected in the arboretum thanks to the generous donations of local artists Greg Ragland and Lymon Whitaker.  And, thanks to the volunteer efforts of many Kayenta residents, a major display of holiday lighting has also been completed. In accordance with Kayenta’s dark sky initiative, the lighting display will begin each day at dusk and will turn off at 10 PM.  Please take the time to stroll through this magical holiday experience.

Interested in volunteering in the arboretum?  Or just looking for information about the arboretum or our lecture series.  Please contact Roger Head, or 435-632-1814.

kayenta Desert Arboretum

Kayenta Community

Our businesses and resident sponsored events and news

Little Free LIbrary

Kayenta’s Little Free Library

Kayenta Art Village’s Outdoor Theater, Next to the Pink Door

9 am – 4 pm the first Friday of each month

Bring a book, take a book or simply bring a book to share.

Life Transitions

Ellen Tadken

Ellen Tadken

July 21, 1935 – November 30, 2021

A Celebration of the Life of Ellen Tadken Canceled

Message from The Tadken Family:

Dearest Friends of Ellen and Don and our family,
It has become abundantly clear to us that recent developments in our global pandemic have made holding an in-person event on January 5 to celebrate our mother’s life not only problematic but in fact irresponsible. The omicron variant is transmitting at an exponential rate, raising alarm bells across the globe. Given that COVID-19 was determined to be a significant contributing factor in mom’s untimely passing, we cannot imagine Ellen, nor we, risking anyone’s health for our comfort.
We have been so terribly moved by the outpouring of love and support and the willingness of so many of you to travel significant distances to attend a celebration in her honor. We are extremely sorry if this late notice causes disruptions and financial burdens, but no one’s life is worth our desire to memorialize our dear Ellen. She was a woman who sacrificed for and served others unselfishly.
With deepest regrets, The Tadken Family.

Petite Feast Dinner Club

Petite Feast

Reserve Your Seat at the Table

Sunday, January 23rd, 2022











To reserve your seat at the table please click on the link below.

“My wife and I have attended two Petite Feast’s and have come away not only delighted by the fabulous food but also enriched by the friendships that have grown around her table. We will certainly be back.” – John Moyes
“Oh what fun! We welcomed December and celebrated a few birthdays last night at Petite Feast. I am looking forward to attending many more of Victoria’s exceptional dinners and meeting new friends. And the birthday cake was divine (I may need to place an order for that cake!!)” – Karen Kushner

About Petite Feast Dinner Club: After 35 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.  And, she always has a few unplanned courses and surprises for her guests!  Events are announced monthly through the website, and pricing for each event varies. Victoria is happy to accommodate your special celebration requests and dietary preferences whenever possible. I hope to see you in the New Year– Victoria

January can seem like a letdown after all the holiday hoopla has past, but 2022 holds all the excitement of entering a brand new year full of hope, promise, good friends, and good food. Please join us for a dinner that celebrates this wonderful transition. With a nod to Chinese New Year, a unique take on a Prosperity Noodle salad starts the meal, earthy mushrooms and polenta pair perfectly for a delightful second course, the main is an inspired preparation of turkey breast, while chocolate, whisky and the rich flavor of coffee provide a decadent and celebratory dessert. We hope you’ll be able to join us for this special dinner that joyfully toasts 2022


For me, eating the leftovers from our Thanksgiving feast is almost as enjoyable as the main event.  But after a week of turkey sandwiches, turkey pot pie, and turkey noodle soup, I’m turkeyed-out.  It’s the Tuesday after the big day and somehow we still have a few bits and bobs of turkey hanging out in the fridge.  What to do???  The bold flavors of Mexico usually provide ample inspiration for repurposing our leftovers into ‘bestovers.’  So, while this month’s recipe for sheet pan quesadillas (all the rage right now) may seem a little ho-hum, it is surprisingly delicious. I used Thanksgiving’s leftover turkey, corn succotash, and green chili spiked cranberry sauce in my version, but any filling combos are welcome. In fact, I can’t think of a better use for Christmas dinner’s holiday ham leftovers.

Flour tortillas are the best choice for this bad boy.  The large burrito-sized ones are more pliable and allow for easier sheet pan style construction than the corn variety.  The process is simple, cover a sheet pan (watch the video for my chef’s tip) with tortillas. It is important to arrange them with half of each tortilla hanging over the rim. Depending on the size of your pan, you may need to add one tortilla to the center for complete tortilla coverage. Then, top with a zesty sour cream enriched mixture of turkey, cheese, black beans, and cooked vegetables.  Spread evenly over the tortillas ending with a scattering of shredded cheese.  Fold the overhanging tortilla edges in to completely cover the filling and bake.  After 15 minutes and a brief toasty broil, remove from the oven, cut into squares and serve.  Sour cream, avocado, cilantro, shredded lettuce, and salsa make excellent accompaniments.

To serve alongside, Tim and Judy say the beer or Margaritas come to mind first, but a crisp white or sparkling wine would work well too.  Think Sauvignon Blanc or an unoaked Chardonnay.  For the sparkling, Gruet from New Mexico is a great bargain and a very good wine.  They say it’s their go-to when nothing else seems right.

Petite Feast




2 C cooked, diced turkey, chicken, or other protein
1 C cooked corn or other cooked vegetable
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 ½ C shredded cheddar, jack or mozzarella cheese, divided
1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and minced (or to taste)
2 t chili powder
2 t ground cumin
1 t dried oregano
½ C sour cream
¼ C prepared salsa (homemade or purchased)
6-8 10” flour tortillas
¼ C melted butter, mayonnaise, or pan spray (***see video prep)
For serving: cilantro, salsa fresca, avocado, and sour cream
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Brush one side of 6 tortillas with a light coating of melted butter, mayo or pan spray. (see video prep) Place one tortilla – greased side down – in the center of a rimmed, 6 x 9 sheet pan. Arrange the remaining tortillas on the sheet pan around the perimeter of the pan so that half of each tortilla is touching the center tortilla and half is overhanging the pan.
In a mixing bowl combine diced turkey, corn, black beans, 1 C of cheese, jalapeno, sour cream, spices, scallions, and salsa. Mix gently until mixture is evenly combined. Taste and add additional seasoning if desired.
Spread the filling evenly in the prepared pan and top with remaining ½ C of shredded cheese. Fold the overhanging tortillas over the filling and top with additional tortillas – greased side up – to enclose the filling completely. Press gently to secure.
Bake for 15- 20 minutes or until filling is hot and the top is lightly browned. If desired, broil quesadilla briefly until it has a glossy, crispy crunch from edge to edge.
Remove from oven and let rest briefly.  Cut into squares and serve with desired toppings.
Serves 2 with leftovers or a crowd depending on how you cut it.
If you have not joined the Virtual Dinner Party but would like to dine with us, please prepare this recipe – or any other – and share it with your family, friends, and neighbors. It is our group’s firm belief that by preparing something good to eat and sharing it with those we love, we are participating in one of life’s greatest joys. The connection, community, and goodwill that come from it fill us with joy, hope, and gratitude.   I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.
Thanks for coming to the party, have a wonderful holiday season and Cook On!

Coyote Tales

Ellen Tadken

The tradition of oral storytelling has existed long before written works. Something deep and significant is conveyed through the relating of a well-crafted, well-told first-person story. Many times these stories have served as a way to preserve history and explore and impact our emotions as individuals and communities. Storytelling is a powerful means of entertainment, education, and cultural preservation. It is also a welcome and beneficial way to remember those who have passed on.

Coyote Tales was honored to have recently deceased, long-time Kayenta resident, Ellen Tadken, share a story on our stage in 2018.  Her poignant and tender telling of a vision-impaired child overcoming life’s many challenges was remarkable.  As his PE teacher, she encouraged him and challenged him to grow and conquer the obstacles in his path.  Ellen’s compassion, knowledge, and indomitable spirit were evident in her masterful telling. As our Kayenta community mourns Ellen’s passing, you may want to hear her story, “PE CLASS PROMISE.” To do so, please click: and scroll down to Ellen’s photo.

Everyone Has A Story 

Xetava Gardens Cafe

Winter Hours of Operation

Monday 11:30am – 5pm


Thur/Fri/Sat 11:30 – 5pm

Sun 9am – 4pm (Brunch served 9-12)

Closed: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Closing Early:  3 pm Christmas Eve.


Thank you very much for your continued support.

Blue Raven Bike RentalSpend an entire day in our beautiful environment.

With Blue Raven, there is no need to load the bikes onto your vehicle and drive to the trails. From our front doors, you can access any kind of riding you want, from paved trails through Snow Canyon to mountain bike adventures that can last from sunrise to sunset, and everything in between. With e-bikes, you can make the ride as easy or as challenging as you like.

We also have some pretty ingenious bikes to bring your kids along.

Check our website for pricing and hours.

(435) 225-0295 •

Health, Fitness & Wellness

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

May your HOlidays be balanced and Bright

Kayenta Pickleball Group (KPG) 

“Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the US and it’s especially popular in areas that attract active retirees.  Like you!!  It’s easy to learn, fast and fun and is a great fitness activity.  The Kayenta Pickleball Group (KPG) – 2021 is off to a roaring start with two dozen active members.   Drop-in play occurs on Mondays (women only); Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays.  The start time is 9:00 and adjusts with the seasons.   There was a “trial run” tournament played in March and we anticipate more organized events planned for later in 2021.  If you’d like more information please contact Mike Hopwood @ or Trish Olson @  Join us – It’s a great game!

Elevate Fitness

ElevateFIT is Back!

Elevate is a boutique fitness studio located in Kayenta offering group fitness classes, and private, semi-private, and group training workouts.  Participants MUST be vaccinated. Pre-registration is required as these classes remain popular. For more information please visit our website at

Elevate Studio’s December offerings!

ElevateFIT is offered M, W, & F at 9:30 am. This class is taught inside and outside.

ElevateYoga class is offered Saturday at 10:00 am.  This class is for yogis & yoginis w some experience.

Call for interested participants for:

Yoga foundations class for folks that are new to yoga on Thursdays at 9:30 am.

Please email or text John for interest in participating or any questions.

Be happy. Be healthy. Have a blast!  ELEVATE!

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

Sacred Space Spa

Body, Skin, and Energy Work

I’m Back

Now taking appointments at my home office in Ivins- Just 5 minutes from the Kayenta Art Village.

Check out these exciting new add-ons to enhance your treatment! 

$15~ Peppermint Foot Reflexology- 

Warm towels, peppermint foot massage- reflexology using Good Medicine Beauty Labs oils & balms 

$15~Wild Child hair and scalp treatment-

Massaging beautiful oils deep into the scalp, for dreamy revitalized hair and scalp using Wild Child from Good Medicine 

$15~CBD infused spot treatment-

Highly effective fragrance-free cream expertly massaged into the chronic areas where you hold tension and soreness to target area directly. Neck/shoulders or low back, or both. R+R Medicinals CBD  

$20~Age Defying facial mask-

End your treatment with an age corrective mask that will soften fine lines and leave your skin hydrated, refreshed, and glowing! Eminence Organic Skincare or Image Skincare.


Please call or text to schedule or with any questions! Please remember that I am usually booked at least 2 weeks out.

Namaste, Aly Hansen

Tel: 435-862-7743 •

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

Find Your Joy Yoga

Find Your Joy Yoga classes to resume mid-October!

Text or call to book your appointments out of my home office beginning in October as well.


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 

November was a very busy month for INKAS.

Our yard sale was a terrific success! Many thanks to our volunteers and all of the donors and shoppers who made it possible. Thanks also goes to the PAWS Adoption Center for lending us the use of their space. One of the most heartwarming outcomes of the sale was when shoppers returned to PAWS the next week to adopt cats they had noticed in the catios while shopping!

The following weekend INKAS offered low-cost microchipping at the first annual Fall in Love with Adoption event held at Unity Park. We thank the families who brought their dogs to be microchipped and those who shopped at our event booth. We also want to thank the Woof Center in Santa Clara and The Modern Pet in St. George for donating great prizes for this event.

The winter months are slow for fundraising but our work in support of homeless animals continues. If delivers holiday gifts and year-round purchases to your home please consider designating INKAS to receive Amazon’s generous support of charities through the AmazonSmile program.

INKAS wishes you all the happiest of holiday seasons. To keep your pets safe around the holidays please remember that certain plants and foods that we enjoy are harmful to them. You can read an excellent article on what to keep away from your pets at this time of year at

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.

Dogs and Cats

Friends of Snow Canyon State Park
Advocates: Isabelle Kalantzes


The Friends of Snow Canyon continue to have online events only in 2021 due to the COVID situation. It is hoped that we will be able to resume “in-person” events in the fall. Please check back frequently. We will update the Events page to reflect any return to “live” events. Meanwhile, we hope you will enjoy our Zoom presentations. They are posted on the site after the date of the live ZOOM presentation for your continued enjoyment.

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

Nextdoor Kayenta
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.

Three Corners Women’s Giving Circle
Advocates: Emily Evans

Three Corners Woman's Giving CircleWe 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.



Ivins Night Sky Initiative
Advocate: Nathan Dupre

Ivins Night SkyPlease 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

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)

Happy2Help is an in home personal concierge service.

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

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
Ellen Nathan
Secretary for Staying Put in Kayenta

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

Interested in volunteering in the arboretum?  Or just looking for information about the arboretum or our lecture series.  Please contact Roger Head, or 435-632-1814.

kayenta landscape 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:

Blue Can Recycling

Blue Can Recycling

December 6 & 20

Dumpster Dates

December 4

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

Spirit of the Desert Episcopal church meets every Sunday at 3 pm at 272 E Center Street, Suite 203, in Ivins for worship, music, and fellowship. The building is located across the street from Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine on the second floor, west end. We welcome everyone to join us whether you are a visitor, a newcomer, an inquirer, or a member of another church or faith tradition. We are a Christian community that cares for one another, and we’d like to care for you, too. For additional information or questions, email Father Lee Montgomery at

*Tahri Marpo Ling Tibetan Buddhist Sangha

Weekly Meditation Practices:  OPEN TO ALL

Friday, 10-11 am, Green Tara Practice

Green Tara is known as the Mother of All Buddhas.  We engage in this practice to awaken our capacity for enlightened activity, present in the form of the feminine dimension of the primordial nature of mind.  Green Tara is known for her ability to dispel fear, anxiety and suffering.

Tuesday, 10-11 am, Awakened Mornings

This practice begins with three guided meditations to focus the mind, open the heart, and generate compassion for all sentient beings.  Then, a short form of the Chenrezig practice is led, in English.  Chenrezig is known as the Buddha of Compassion.

Contact Lhamo Khandro by calling or texting 801-671-8758 or emailing

for Zoom instructions for entering this virtual Buddhist sangha.

For more information on classes, weekly meditation practices and retreats, please go to our website:

Tahri Marpo Ling was founded by Lhamo Thupten Dawa Khandro on May 21st of 2017 with the blessing and guidance of Lama Thupten Rinpoche.  Lhamo Khandro has been ordained in both the Zen and Tibetan Buddhist traditions. 



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