Jeff Sproul, Principal Broker
Steve McAllister & Naomi Doyle, Sales Agents
Return to the Music with Internationally acclaimed musician Kurt Bestoras he performs his annual Christmas Concert “Return to the Magic” with surprise guests.
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. In this production, the audience will be part of the show and act as the “live studio audience” in this radio recreation of making the 1947 radio broadcast. Step back in time and remember the days when families sat around the living room Hi-Fi listening to interactive storytelling.
3 Redneck Tenors are real-life Broadway and Opera stars that are ready to jingle bell rock audiences on December 19-22, 2022. 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. 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.
The show will run from Jan 4 – March 1, 2023.
For entry instructions and entry form, please read carefully both documents at
Four-Day Figure and Portrait Oil Painting Workshop with David Shevlino
Instructor: David Shevlino
When: March 15-18, 2023
David Shevlino is a master of capturing the human figure in an emotionally captivating way. He generously shares his techniques and strategies with his students across the United States and Europe and we are excited to welcome him to Southern Utah!
Date: January 5th – March 30th
(No Class March 16th – 12 Week Series on Thursdays)
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
MakeSpace is the place for Oil Painters! Come be inspired as part of this welcoming and creative community on Thursday afternoons! Whether you are newly curious about painting with oil, or well into the process of developing your own personal style, this is the place!
Date & Time:
January 16th, 11:00am – 4:00pm
January 17th, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Join local artist and instructor Lola Krummenacher for a fun and welcoming way to explore the world of design. Utilizing watercolor, rice paper, liquid watercolors and acrylic polymer, each student will create multiple, framable pieces of art.
Date: February 3
Time: 6 – 8 pm
“Did you know that images have power? They can claim us (a gut feeling of being drawn to an image), and they help us name a part of ourselves. This is the beginning of creating a collaged card to discover the voices within.” Come and meet your creative edge with Beth through SoulCollage. She will guide and facilitate participants through this creative and soulful process. No artistic talent is necessary.
Matt Pectol is a local artist residing in St. George, Utah. He draws inspiration from Southern Utah and the surrounding area’s stunning landscape. He is mostly influenced by the post-Impressionist movement. He loves the freedom of creating art and never knows how one of his pieces will turn out. Currently, Matt has been inspired by family trips to National Parks in Utah, Nevada, and California.
Matt was born in the mountains of Arizona but moved to Southern Utah when he was ten years old. As a young man Matt enjoyed exploring the outdoors, hiking, and going on adventures. Matt was always creating and loved to draw and paint even from a young age. He knew since high school that his greatest aspiration was to be a professional artist and has spent years working to attain this goal.
Today Matt’s amazing art can be found in galleries in Southern Utah or in the homes of our neighbors. Kayenta residents and visitors can check out some of his latest creations at Juniper Sky Gallery in Kayenta’s Art Village. And, in the month of December, River Rock Roasting Company in LaVerkin, Utah will highlight Matt’s art with a one-man show.
You can also find Matt at work teaching classes at MakeSpace Art School and Studios, located in the Art Village. Matt has become a popular instructor at MakeSpace. Students love his easygoing and fun teaching style plus his skilled instruction and insight. Matt has new classes starting in January for both oil painters and acrylic painters. And all levels are welcome from beginners to more experienced artists.
You can find more details about his classes and enroll by going to MakeSpace’s website.
Check out more of Matt’s art by clicking on his website: https://www.artistmattpectol.com/
Thanks to your generous financial support we were able to complete a project this summer that provided electrical outlets throughout the Arboretum. With these outlets in place, we have been able to double our holiday lighting program. We are sensitive to the dark sky initiative in Kayenta. As a result, we will not be placing lighting in our trees. Instead, we are washing our low-growing plants with cool color lights as well as placing low-level lighting in our “desert column” display throughout the garden. Lighting will be on from dusk to 9:00 PM. Come and enjoy an evening walk through the Arboretum this holiday season.
The Kayenta Desert Arboretum Foundation is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. Are you interested in becoming a volunteer at the arboretum? Or just looking for desert garden information? Contact Roger Head, firstname.lastname@example.org or 435-632-1814.
General Plan Survey Presentation
Patty Dupre will present the results of the General Plan survey at the City Council’s December 15th meeting. Please join us for her presentation. The meeting starts at 5:30pm. We’ve received and input about 2,000 surveys so far, thanks to the tremendous efforts of 13 amazing volunteers and City staff.
Plus, I’ve read and recorded the comments from all the surveys. Here’s a preliminary Word Cloud from more than 150 pages of comments. The Word Cloud shows what’s most on peoples’ minds.
If your survey is still stuck in your to-do stack, please find it, complete it, and send it in by December 6th. We would prefer you drop it off at City Hall (85 N Main Street) instead of mailing it. That way we will be sure to get it in time and not have a bottleneck of surveys at the last minute.
If you did not receive the survey and would still like to participate, please go to City Hall and pick one up. No, we won’t email you one to fill out. Yes, this makes it cumbersome, but there’s a good reason. We are making sure the survey results are reliable by preventing ballot stuffing. That also means we have to limit the survey to one per household.
Yes, There’s A Time For Questions
Come to the presentation on December 15th to learn about the results. After that, download a copy of the survey report and take a couple of weeks to digest the information. Then, bring your questions to one of the Neighborhood Meetings the Mayor will have in January. (Ideally, email me questions ahead of time so Patty and I can do any needed research.)
The Neighborhood Meetings will be on January 10th, 11th, and 12th beginning at 7pm. Here are the geographical “neighborhoods” for those meetings:
We anticipate above average attendance so please come to the meeting for your specific neighborhood if you can. Also, the data is being analyzed according to 14 general areas of the City and there may be information that will be of specific interest to your neighborhood.
If your designated evening doesn’t work, then come on whatever night does work. Please just attend one of the meetings to allow as many residents to participate as possible.
Can’t Attend In Person?
The December 15th presentation will be broadcast online:
All three Neighborhood meetings in January will be broadcast online and those links will be provided in the City’s January newsletter.
I try to keep these articles relatively concise. Not doing too well at that. It’s frustrating because there’s so much I want to discuss. So, please email me at Mike@MikeScott4Ivins.com for more information about these and other Ivins issues. Also, please tell me what issues in Ivins matter to you. Visit my website at www.MikeScott4Ivins.com for regular updates.
JANUARY WELCOME 2023 DINNER
SUNDAY JANUARY 29, 2023
DAUPHINE POTATOES WITH CREME FRAICHE
RED PEPPER CHUTNEY WITH GOAT CHEESE AND HOUSE MADE CRACKERS
APPLE, HONEY AND CIDER SPARKLING WINE
APPLE AND PARSNIP SOUP
BRAISED LEEKS WITH SMOKED CHEDDAR CRUMBLE AND THYME
SOY GLAZED BEEF WITH ROASTED TURNIP PUREE
SPICED APPLE CRUMBLE, APPLE CREME BRULEE AND APPLE SHOT
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 soon.
For me, the months of December, January, and February can feel like an endless, dreary slog. Sure the holidays are a bright spot, but otherwise, winter’s shorter days and cooler temperatures put me in a chilly funk. Comfort foods like chicken pot pie, mashed potatoes, or lasagna never fail to rehabilitate, but sometimes a stronger cure is needed. To my delight, I have discovered that nothing melts through the chill of winter doldrums quite like a classic winter cocktail.
Hot Buttered Rum is a historic drink that has been around for centuries. It is an intriguing concoction that is at once sweet, buttery, and boozy. I know the idea of a buttered cocktail may seem a bit off-putting to some, but I encourage you to give it a go. Hot Buttered Rum is the perfect way to start a party, celebrate the holiday season, or even just sip while relaxing by the fire.
The base ingredients are endlessly customizable and once made, can be refrigerated or frozen for weeks. To give the drink more depth, I’ve added the extra step of browning the butter before mixing in the spices and sugar – but that’s an optional step. You can streamline the process by using regular melted butter. And, if you’re getting a jump start on your New Year’s resolution or embracing ‘dry-January’ early this year, I’ve included an easy sub for a spirit-free mocktail. It produces a drink that is every bit as indulgent.
Chef’s tip: Browning butter is easy but requires a bit of attention from the chef. It can go from golden, brown, and delicious to burnt and bitter in an instant. Set yourself up for success and use a light-colored pan so you can tell when the milk solids are nutty and brown (see photo). Once the browned bits form, remove the pan from the heat and the sugar and spices. Once combined, pour into a container and refrigerate or freeze until needed.
½ C unsalted butter
1 C brown sugar
1 T ground cinnamon
1 ½ t grated nutmeg
2 t allspice
1 t ground ginger
Pinch of salt
½ vanilla bean, split and seeds removed
3 oz. aged dark rum
3 oz. just below boiling water
2 T browned butter batter
Garnish with orange peel, cinnamon stick or crystalized ginger if desired
Prepare Batter: Melt butter in a light-colored saucepan or skillet on low heat. Once melted, turn heat to medium-high. When it begins to foam, stir or swirl the pan constantly to keep the milk solids from burning (see photo). Once the browned bits have formed, remove from heat, add the sugar and spices and stir to incorporate. Pour into a refrigerator or freezer-proof container for storage. *I like to include the pod from the vanilla to add extra flavor to the base, but do not use it when making the cocktail.
Prepare a Cocktail: Scoop 2T of the browned butter batter into a mug. Add rum and 3oz of just below boiling water. Stir, garnish with a cinnamon stick, crystallized ginger, or orange peel, and enjoy!
Prepare a Mocktail: Substitute 6 oz. of hot apple cider for the rum and water in the cocktail recipe.
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 comes from it fills 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!
Thank you very much for your continued support. Closing at 3: Super Bowl Sunday, Valentine’s Day (to prepare for our special pre-sold dinner service) Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, July 4th, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve
THE FIRST CLASS IS FREE!
This class is taught inside and outside. A fun, invigorating challenging class for the intermediate to advanced exerciser.
FOR INFORMATION: https://www.facebook.com/elevatestudioinkayenta
Elevate Studio • 435-632-1381 • email@example.com
Participants MUST be vaccinated. Class size is limited and subject to change. Pre-registration is required.
Be happy. Be healthy. Have a blast! ELEVATE!
At John Yohmans’s Elevate Fitness Studio in Kayenta!
Classes are $15
Punch cards are available for $75 (5 classes)
No sign-up required!
Ask about our add-ons to enhance your treatment!
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
For a full list of Spa Treatments visit:
Life is a balance of both Yin and Yang:
Vigorous Vinyasa Flow classes help energize the body while calming the mind.
I offer mindful, alignment-based Vinyasa classes which include seated and standing poses, a bit of balance and core work, all leading up to a peak pose to challenge mind and body. You are welcome to level up or down and to skip poses — this is your practice!
Relaxing Yin/Deep Stretch classes open the body and mind, turning awareness inward. Each pose is held several minutes, allowing time for the tissues to lengthen and inviting the mind to enter a meditative state. Yin Yoga has been described as an internal massage for the tissues and organs. Leave feeling relaxed and supple in body and mind!
Wednesdays 9:30-10:45am Vigorous Vinyasa
Thursdays 9:30-10:45am Relaxing Yin/Deep Stretch
$15 cash/Venmo. Your first class is free!
Classes are held at my small Kayenta Home Yoga studio.
Bolsters, blocks, and straps are provided. Please bring your own yoga mat.
Karen Kushner (E-RYT 500)
The Desert Rose Labyrinth & Sculpture Garden is a community resource with the intention that all who walk the labyrinth will be blessed with peace, comfort, and open hearts. The Labyrinth is maintained and funded by Kayenta volunteers. Please be respectful and leave only footprints. For more information or to make group reservations, please contact:
Cheryl Collins: 435-674-1664
Beth Hopwood: 802-922-8905
“I think he is a neighborhood treasure. He has a very nice casita where he works. I love his massage and he is a really nice, thoughtful, considerate, good guy.” ~ Christy Lueders
Call or text for an appointment:
It helps us stay fit; allows us to meet and make friends in our community and – most importantly – have fun!
Organized drop-in play occurs 4 mornings a week. The start time is currently 10:00, but changes with the seasons.
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
(Mixed drop-in play).
Currently, there are 30 active players in this thriving group of Kayenta residents. Players are welcome to set up their own matches, do drills and use the courts freely outside of those designated times.
If you would like more information, please contact:
Barbara Vaughn: firstname.lastname@example.org.
No trip is scheduled for December.
Our next outing will be posted in the January Kayenta Connection.
For details call Charles Dillier at 435-656-1956
Volunteers on board, work is underway
Success has many parents. In the case of the ongoing effort to remove invasive species from our native desert environment, those parents are a wide range of homeowners and local residents who believe in the mission of the Desert Preservation Initiative (DPI). Not only do they agree that tamarisks and other invasives pose a threat to the natural environment, but they are also willing to roll up their sleeves and do the hard work of cutting, hauling, and removing those plants.
Current projects undertaken include work on a number of properties. The first was Dave Tall’s home, to be followed by work for homeowners Richard and Leslie Bradley, Kay and Michael Hodson, and David and Inge Tay. Four other projects have also been approved by the Architectural Control Committee (ACC).
“The group from the DPI that worked on my property did an excellent job,” says Dave Tall. “The clearing of the tamarisk tangled brush in the wash on Chavano looks amazing.”
Inge Tay reports, “We fell in love with Kayenta when we first visited in December 2020, so Dave and I were happy to do what it takes to maintain this beautiful landscape. As our property is still bare, David and I also felt that would be the best time as it would only help us when we have to do our landscaping.
“We found the whole process of working with DPI and Carrie Wilson very easy,” she continues, “and we so appreciate that everything had been thought of.”
“We have some amazing volunteers who have really been willing to put in the time and effort to move these projects forward,” says Dan Beck, DPI vice-president and volunteer coordinator. “And while it’s hard work, everyone is having fun working together and meeting new people.”
If you’re not the type to roll up your sleeves and grab some pruning shears, DPI could still use your help. DPI needs volunteers willing to take on a variety of non-physical tasks that include such things as site monitoring for tamarisk regrowth, tracking and recording project steps and progress, and maintaining homeowner and volunteer records.
With these and other projects on the horizon, a key element to building on the current success would also include direct financial support—donations to fund supplies and safety gear for those already hard at work in the washes and ravines around Kayenta. Tax-deductible donations may be sent to DPI secretary Terrence Walters at 1121 Two Moons Way, Ivins UT 84738.
Please visit the Initiative’s website for more information at IvinsNightSky.org or email them at info@IvinsNightSky.org.
The mission of the Ivins Night Sky Initiative is to improve, preserve, and protect the night sky over Ivins and our heritage of dark skies through education and information about environmentally responsible outdoor lighting, and to serve as a resource for City officials, residents, and businesses.
Let us know if this Initiative is important to you, if you are willing to get involved, and what else you think we should be doing to improve, preserve, and protect the night skies in Ivins.
We’d like to invite all Kayenta residents to join us in supporting Snow Canyon State Park. Our mission is to provide support to Snow Canyon State Park through various means. For more information and to join Friends please visit our web site.
Nextdoor is a completely private online website environment for all of the Kayenta Nextdoor neighborhoods. Special thanks to Ray Borg for being our fearless leader.
Infinity Rehab at Home
THRIVE WITH THERAPY AT HOME
Marijke Onsrud, Physical Therapist
What is Infinity Rehab at Home?
Take advantage of Infinity Rehab at Home and receive outpatient physical therapy services right where you live. Physical therapy sessions are one-on-one and personalized just for you. Take the hassle out of driving to an appointment or scheduling transportation by having therapy right in the comfort of your own home. Physical therapy can help you improve your strength and balance so you can do the activities you love, like hiking, biking, tennis, walking, and pickleball, to name a few. Additionally, it can help with chronic issues, like arthritis and pain.
How does it work?
Infinity Rehab at Home therapists come to you and work directly with your physician and care team to ensure a collaborative approach. We work with Medicare and most HMO plans, and we always verify insurance prior to treatment.
Marijke Onsrud is a physical therapist with Infinity Rehab at Home. She has over 35 years of experience with physical therapy. Marijke lives with her husband in the Kayenta community and has provided several of her neighbors with physical therapy services. She is based with Infinity Rehab at Home at Ovation Sienna Hills and their independent living community. You can reach her at MOnsrud@infinityrehab.com or 435-538-3401, extension 1075 to find out more and schedule an appointment.
Located in the desert community of Kayenta Utah, the Crescent Moon Inn is the perfect place to get away from it all. The Inn is just a short walk or bike ride from the Kayenta Art Village, where locally-owned art galleries, the Sacred Space Day Spa and the Xetava Garden Cafe add to your unique experience.
For Reservations or Pricing call:
Staying Put in Kayenta is a member-driven organization for Kayenta residents, proactively providing programs and services so members can lead vibrant, active and healthy lives while living in their own homes.
For information contact
Secretary for Staying Put in Kayenta
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.
• 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
Interested in volunteering in the arboretum? Or just looking for information about the arboretum or our lecture series. Please contact Roger Head, email@example.com or 435-632-1814.
Please visit the Kayenta HOA website ACC tab for Landscaping documentation. Select Landscaping Regulations Rev 2017 and Landscaping Review Steps 2017.
The Kayenta ACC meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month, 2:00 pm in the Kayenta Community Room. A hard copy of the agenda is posted in the Kayenta Homes & Properties office the Thursday before the meeting.
Questions? Ellen Nathan
Phone: 435-652-8333, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kayenta Concept
The Kayenta Concept is a philosophy that has steered the development of our exceptional community since its inception. The standards that underlie that concept are enforced by the Architectural Control Committee (ACC), which serves both the Shonto Point and Taviawk HOAs. The pre-amble to the 2021 ACC Handbook lays out the basics of the architectural rules that have been followed to create the homes and land-scape we live in.
When your home was designed the Kayenta Concept was front and center. The ACC reviewed your design to evaluate whether it followed the rules, and the ACC monitored construction of your home through landscaping and occupation, again, reviewing adherence to design and construction standards. When you received your occupancy permit and construction deposit refund from the ACC, on-going compliance with the Kayenta Con-cept became the responsibility of your HOA Board of Directors. Your Board has the authority to perpetuate the Kayenta Concept into the future and gladly accepts that role.
The Kayenta Concept is worth reviewing to remind us that what we have here has only happened because of the rules Kayenta developer Terry Marten set up to own, build and live in Kayenta. His vision and the governing documents he developed to achieve and maintain that vision established the Kayenta HOAs and gave them the responsibility and authority to enforce the CC&Rs that underlie the beauty and value we all enjoy
For Appointments with a specific department call:
Parks or Cemetery: 435-634-7719
Public Works: 435-634-0689
Dispatch: 435-634-5730 or Animal Control: 435-628-1049
Spirit of the Desert Episcopal church meets every Sunday at 3 pm at Ivins Unity Park Recreation Room at 350 S 300 W for worship, music, and fellowship. Parking lots are located near the tennis courts and the skate park. 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 email@example.com.
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org
for Zoom instructions for entering this virtual Buddhist sangha.
For more information on classes, weekly meditation practices and retreats, please go to our website: tahrimarpoling.org
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.
Email submissions / changes to email@example.com with “Kayenta Connection (month)” in the subject line. Our Kayenta Connection Newsletter updates the 1st of the Month. Please submit 6 days prior to the end of the month to be included.
The Kayenta Connection is a publication that is focused on the Kayenta Community (residents, visitors and other interested folks). Information and articles should appeal to our Kayenta readers and reﬂect the spirit of our community. The KC cannot be responsible for mistakes submitted by the contributor.
The information submitted does not imply sponsorship or reﬂect the views and opinion of Kayenta Homes & Properties or Kayenta Development. Content not deemed appropriate for our readers will not be published. All information published in the KC is subject to editing.
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