July 2022

Happy 4th of July

As a reminder, Ivins City has designated Kayenta a no-firework zone.

You can still enjoy a fireworks display on July 4th presented by the City of St. George from many viewing locations. 

4th of July Celebration

Independence Day Festivities in St. George

Monday, July 4th, 2022

Bring the whole family for this fun-filled extravaganza! This year, the entire Celebration will take place at Town Square meaning the whole party is in one place!

There will be live music, a talent show competition, food booths, carnival, contests, inflatables, a parade, 4k race, tons of games and countless memories! Be sure to come out to Town Square and join this Independence Day for a Celebration like no other!  Events start with the 4k at 6:30 am so there will be something for everyone in the whole family to enjoy!

For more information follow the link below.

But it’s a dry heat!

Beware of fire danger

Recently, daily temperatures have topped well over 100 degrees, and very low humidity southern Utah is a tinderbox ready to ignite with the slightest spark.  The threat of wildfires is very real, with several Red Flag warnings issued in Southern Utah during the past few weeks.    

Over the years, Kayenta has been proactive in keeping the fire at bay with the installation of a wet barrier on our western border to mitigate the danger of an approaching wildfire from the west.  Fire roads have also been built over the years to allow equipment to be delivered closer to an approaching fire.  Kayenta also has several pieces of equipment that hold water and can help in the event of a small fire but if a fire erupts, call 911.

Here is what you can do to help avoid fire on your property and in our neighborhoods:

  • Do not celebrate with fireworks!  The risk is just too high
  • Do not use tiki-torches or have an open flame outside
  • Be mindful of discarded cigarettes
  • Do not burn leaves or weeds
  • Do not shoot firearms
  • Do not celebrate with Sky Lanterns or Wish Lanterns (these are lanterns that float into the sky with a burning flame)
  • Avoid the use of firepits – besides, it is just plain too hot!
  • Keep an eye on outdoor grills
  • Do not drive vehicles over dry brush

Please be smart and keep our community safe.  

Beware! Even if you unintentionally start a fire, you could be held personally responsible for being negligent.

Fire Danger

Summer is in full-swing here at Kayenta Homes & Properties.

This means it’s hot outside, so stop by our office to say hi, grab a free bottle of water and stay hydrated while you enjoy the Kayenta Art Village.

After a slight surge in lot sales, real estate seems to be leveling off to the more traditional rhythm of summer. It still remains a “seller’s market.” If you are considering selling your lot or home in Kayenta, let the team at Kayenta Homes and Properties give you a free market evaluation of your property. There is much to consider before and during the selling process and Kayenta Homes and Properties has the expertise and insight to guide you every step of the way.

Kayenta HOmes & Properties

Our office is open 7 days a week.
We enjoy seeing our Kayenta community of friends and always welcome your visits.

Your Kayenta Sales Team,

Jeff Sproul, Principal Broker
Naomi Doyle & Steve McAllister, Sale Agents
435-628-7234   www.kayentahomes.com

Center for the Arts at Kayenta


July 2022

Tom Proctor Band

Tom Proctor Band Suicide Awareness Concert

July 9

Tom Proctor Band Celebrates life with a suicide awareness concert.

Everyone needs to know that they are valued and important! Tom and his Outlaw Country band want to share their love and support for those struggling and those that can reach out and support their friends and family in crisis.

Suicide is a serious public health problem that can have long-lasting effects on individuals, families, and communities. The good news is that suicide is preventable. Preventing suicide requires strategies at all levels of society. This includes prevention and protective strategies for individuals, families, and communities.

Kayenta Arts Academy

Kayenta Arts Academy

July 11 - 28, Performance July 30

About Kayenta Arts Academy

Kayenta Arts Academy is an experience unlike any other – with professional artists and teachers sharing their expertise, skills, and passion for their art. Instruction includes classes in musical theater, acting and scene study, music, movement, and improvisation. Students aged 9-16 build their art skills while simultaneously building life skills such as confidence, focus, teamwork, and public speaking. The 3-week session ends with an on-stage production showcasing the skills students acquire.

We are proud to be building the next generation of community leaders and artists. We look forward to welcoming new and returning students for a summer filled with learning, laughter and fun!

Man of La Mancha

Man of La Mancha

August 3 - 6

The musical story of the “mad” knight Don Quixote

Experience the musical story of the “mad” knight Don Quixote as a play within a play, performed by prisoners as they await hearings with the Spanish Inquisition.

The original 1965 Broadway production ran for 2,328 performances and won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The musical has been revived four times on Broadway, becoming one of the most enduring works of musical theatre. 1965 musical with a book by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh, and lyrics by Joe Darion.

Life Transitions

Beloved Utah Artist

Gary Collins

I am writing my own obituary because I want to be more involved with my death than just dying. I’ve lived a long, wonderful life and I thank everyone who has added love and laughter to this wild ride. I raised three children who are great friends – Christine, John and Andrea. I was lucky to have a loving family and so many good friends throughout my life. I adore my wife of the past 25 years who I refer to as “the lovely Cheryl”. I am fortunate to have been well loved.

There will be no funeral, however at a better time a possible gathering to share stories and celebrate life. Thanks for the memories. Keep your knees bent. Ciao, baby.

Deeply Loved by Many

Mary Lee Brighton

Universal Truth

“Here is my secret. It’s quite simple. One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.”- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

In the course of one’s lifetime, it is rare and special to meet someone with such a beautiful vision as that of Mary Lee Brighton. Sadly, on June 8, 2022, she passed away due to (non-Covid) complications from pneumonia.

Mary Lee created Windhorse Wisdom (Relations) in the ’90s, adopting 30 Wild Mustangs. Her vision to help others find their way through the challenges of life and into a higher level of self-empowerment, peace, and acceptance was extraordinary. Connection to the spirit and soul of the mustang created an unparalleled healing force, as she knew it would. Thousands of lives have been impacted by her beautiful vision. The world is a much better place because of the beauty of her soul.

Mary Lee, a long-time Kayenta resident was deeply loved by many and will be sorely missed. However, her vision still lives on, down at the Kayenta Korrals. The team of soulful passionate volunteers, led by Mary Lee’s partner and Co-Founder, Marcia Thayne are dedicated to keeping this dream alive.

If you would like to honor Mary Lee Brighton, please consider supporting this vision and the herd, visit Windhorse-Wisdom.org (501.c3 non-for-profit) to make a tax-deductible donation.

Make Space

Last week MakeSpace hosted visiting artist Nina Weiss, from Chicago,  she led the class in oil painting our outstanding landscape. She was, of course, completely blown away by the beauty that is Kayenta. MakeSpace will be hosting instructors Jeff Hepworth from Northern Utah and World-Renowned Artist Kim English in October, as well as our very own local artists Kathy Johnson and Ginny Northcott. Be sure you are on the email list to keep up to date with all that is happening right here in Kayenta.


We still have a few seats left in our summer classes, so sign up now.

Oil Painting for Beginners: Studying the works of Georgia O’keefe

Instructor: is Casey Lou Miller

June 30th, 1pm-5pm

Handbuilding With Clay: Coil and Pinch Techniques

Instructor: Sam McCall

July 18th (Building) 1:00pm-4:00pm
July 25th (Glazing) 1:00pm-3:00pm

All-Levels Oil Painting Workshop: Desert Flora on Birch Panel

Instructor: Casey Lou Miller

July 21, 2:00pm – 2:00pm

Summer Oil Painting Studio: 5-Week Session or Walk-ins

Instructor:  Matt Pectol
July 28 – August 25th, Thursdays  2:00pm – 5:00pm

Make Space



Jewelry Artist Loretta Westbrook

Kayenta Art Village

Unique Experiences,
Local Perspective,
Exceptional Art.


Gallery 873, Jewelry Artist Loretta Westbrook

Kayenta Community

Our businesses and resident sponsored events and news

June 2022 Ivins City Council Update


On June 16th, the Ivins City Council voted unanimously (one member absent) to increase the fiscal 2023 budget for Fire/EMS by up to $500,000 to fund the renovation and re-staffing of the Center Street fire station for both fire and EMS services. This will restore appropriate Fire/EMS service to most of Ivins. (Note: The 2023 fiscal year begins July 1, 2022.) 

However, most of Kayenta will still be outside a 5-minute response time. But considering services will be coming from Center Street instead of Rachel Drive (across from Harmon’s), the response times will be dramatically better. So, is that good enough? No.

We took a positive step a couple of weeks ago but there’s more to do. Now we need to get the Center Street station optimally operational quickly. We need to figure out how to improve Fire/EMS services to the western and northwestern parts of Ivins. And we need to rebuild our team of Fire/EMS volunteers.

Ivins Citye Fire/EMS Expenses

Ivins Center Street response timeWater

The Washington County Water Conservancy District’s (WCWCD) job is to supply the cities in the county with water. But up until now, WCWCD was given no information about the status of new developments the cities were approving, meaning new demand for water. 

The District only found out about new projects when the developer walked into their office to pay the water impact fee. Cities approved new projects and expected WCWCD to supply the water. WCWCD was operating in the dark.

That is changing for the better. This year the cities in the county have been reporting to WCWCD the development status of their vacant lots every month. That gives WCWCD a clear picture of upcoming demand for water. That’s step number one.

Step number two is figuring out how to balance new demand with available supply. This hasn’t been finalized, but here’s the proposal on the table right now: WCWCD and the cities in the county will change the timing for when and how developers get water… or “if” developers get water.

It used to be as early as when a developer got preliminary plat approval. That takes place months, or even a year or more before a project is built. The current proposal will require the developer to apply to the WCWCD for a “will serve letter” at the time of final plat. A “will serve letter” means the WCWCD will agree to serve the development with water.

Now here’s the important part: WCWCD will not be obligated to issue that letter. They will only issue it if there is sufficient additional water supply available. This adds risk to the developer, but it eliminates a lot of the risk for all of us that demand will exceed supply.

This isn’t a done deal. But the progress over the past eight months is encouraging. It looks like we will move from a system than had no checks and balances to one where WCWCD will be able to effectively balance supply and demand for the first time. The mayors and city managers continue meeting with WCWCD to finalize the plan. Hopefully, the final plan does as good a job managing demand as the current proposal. Next, it’s important to get a solid understanding of our supply. More about that next time.

More information

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 and what you think should be done. Visit my website at www.MikeScott4Ivins.com for regular updates.

Desert Preservation InitiativeJuly 2022 Update

The driving mission of the Desert Preservation Initiative is to restore native ecosystems using science-based methods to create a sustainable future for the health and beauty of our shared environment.

The Desert Preservation Initiative recently elected its first board of directors as a non-profit (President Chuck Warren, Vice President Dan Beck, Secretary Terrence Walters, Carrie Wilson and Janell Bassett) and is busy working on multiple projects aimed at cataloging invasive and non-native plants, examining procedures for tamarisk removal, and documenting sites for restoration and preservation. In addition, DPI is planning to create a nursery to grow plants for native habitat restoration.

Volunteers are welcome to join in on any or all of these initiatives. Contact Dan Beck, volunteer coordinator, danbeck2@me.com for details.

Petite Feast Dinner Club





Sunday, September 18th, 2022











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

For the health and safety of all our guests, we request that all guests be fully vaccinated.

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 – Victoria

“What a wonderful thing you do for the community. Your passion and expertise was a wonderful experience for me and Abby. We just talked all night about how fun it was to meet new people and chat around the table.” ~ Ray and Abby Borg



I admit it. I am the nerdiest of food nerds. Forty years ago when I started working in a professional kitchen I spent untold hours learning how to make béchamel, sauce espagnole, sauce tomate, hollandaise and veloute, or as we say in kitchen parlance, the “mother sauces.” They are the sturdy foundation upon which the house of classic French cooking is built. Mastering those basic techniques opened the way to make a multitude of different sauces that enhanced and broadened my cooking repertoire. The five traditional mother sauces are decidedly French, but sauce making is an essential skill for every cook across the globe. A plain piece of grilled fish or meat can become French, Italian, Mexican or even exotically Middle Eastern just by changing the sauce that is served alongside.

This week’s Virtual Dinner Party recipe is for a simple pan-seared chicken breast gussied up with my version of a Ghanaian groundnut sauce (nkate nkwan) that is bright with chile, cilantro, tomato and lime. Creamy peanut butter is the jumping off point for this flavorful concoction that is destined to become one of those back pocket recipes that you’ll find a million uses for – trust me, you’ll want to use it on everything. Serve it as I have done here with chicken breast and a side of steamed rice for a delicious one-bowl meal. You could also dice or shred the chicken, and add more vegetables and a bit more vegetable stock to make a vibrant West African style stew.

The ingredient list is unassuming. I bet you’ll find most everything you need is already in your pantry – but feel free to make substitutions if needed.  The sauce is excellent with chicken, shrimp, beef or even cauliflower. Butternut squash or Idaho potatoes can be used for the sweet potatoes. And don’t worry if you don’t have creamy peanut butter on hand. Chunky varieties will work just fine – just reduce or omit the extra chopped peanuts that garnish the dish. But I caution you not to omit the whole cilantro leaves and torn basil garnish. They provide the necessary herb forward balance that I think really make the dish sing.

I knew this recipe would present a challenge for our sommeliers, Tim and Judy, but their suggestion was totally spot on!  Tim’s first comment was, “Wine paired with peanut butter????” But after giving it some serious thought, he recommended that we go with something off-dry to semi-sweet like a Riesling or Gewürztraminer. Either of those would pair well with the chile and cilantro.

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 and Cook On!  – Victoria

Petite Feast


2 T extra virgin olive oil
2 ea. boneless, skinless chicken breast

1 T garlic, minced
1 ea small onion, chopped
¼ ea. red bell pepper, chopped
1 T Serrano pepper, seeded and minced or 1 t cayenne pepper (adjust to your heat preference)
1 ea. large sweet potato, peeled and cut into ½ “dice
1 ea. basket cherry tomatoes
2T lime juice
1 ½ C vegetable or chicken stock
6 T creamy peanut butter
2 T crushed roasted salted peanuts
¼ C fresh basil, torn
¼ C whole fresh cilantro leaves
2 C cooked white rice

Heat 2 T olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken breast and sauté until browned nicely on both sides. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside. Using the same skillet, sauté onions, bell peppers, garlic, and minced bird chilled (if using) until garlic is fragrant but not browned, about 5 minutes. *You may need to add a bit more oil to prevent sticking. Then add the cherry tomatoes and sweet potatoes. Sauté 2-3 minutes taking care not to let the vegetable burn. Stir in broth, lime juice, and peanut butter. Bring to a boil, stirring until peanut butter is completely incorporated and sauce has a creamy consistency. Reduce heat and add chicken back to skillet. Cover and simmer for 10 -12 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and sweet potatoes are tender. Serve over steamed white rice garnished with chopped peanuts, torn basil leaves, and cilantro. Serves 2 with leftover

Coyote Tales

Please join us for Coyote Tales.

Everyone has a story.

Coyote Tales At the Center for the Arts at Kayenta

Thursday night the Lorraine Boccardo Theater at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta was packed. A single storyteller stood on stage, framed by a spotlight, telling a true tale about taking a leap of faith – about a painful moment of desperation. The audience was silent – transfixed by the authenticity and detail of his narrative.  In a very real way, audience members were taking part in the storyteller’s real-life struggle. We were right there with him and it was powerful. When he finished, another name was pulled from the hat and the next storyteller took the stage to share her experience of truly believing in herself, as expected, listeners relished every moment of it.

Kayenta residents Ed Andrechak and Steve McAllister also took the stage. Both told touching and deeply personal tales.  Ed’s tender story of the birth of his son finished with an important life message that we all might benefit from remembering. Steve’s story perfectly captured the feelings of excitement and trepidation he had when making the leap from his life in Prague to a new life in Kayenta. Both stories were beautifully told and demonstrated why sharing our stories is so meaningful.

Coyote Tales was happy to return to CFAK for the second performance of their 2022 season.  It was a powerful evening that was thoughtful, entertaining, and filled with emotion. Five local storytellers were joined on stage by visiting tellers, Bob Dancer, Richard Munchkin, and RJ Walker. Each storyteller bravely shared one of their lives’ most meaningful moments. And of course, Doug Caputo served as the event’s self-proclaimed “Master of Sharemonies.”  He guided it as he always does with charm and expertise. Another high point of the evening was the music provided by Joe and Paula Ferario of Stillhouse Road.  Bluegrass music couldn’t get any better.

Petite Feast and Linda Schmal hosted the welcoming pre-party where guests socialized and enjoyed signature saloon-style mocktails and upscale finger foods like, caramelized onion rugelach, buffalo chicken truffles, chocolate-dipped macaroons, and other tasty bites. The party offered a wonderful opportunity to experience and appreciate our unique community. One storyteller quipped that the pre-party really just provides Victoria with an opportunity to strong-arm a few more attendees into putting their name in the hat!

Coyote Tales events are intended to be about the shared connection between the teller and the audience.  Our stage is a no-pressure arena to celebrate our diversity, our community and our experiences.  In fact, many audience members leave our events feeling like they know their neighbors a little bit better.

We are happy to announce that our next live event will be at Ivins City Park on September 10th. We have an inspiring line-up of tellers, but there is room on the stage for you too!

Coytoe Tales

Saturday, September 10th

At the Ivins City Heritage Days Festival at Ivins City Park

The Theme for the Evenings Stories is: Tradition

The evening begins with a BYOP (bring your own picnic) pre-party with Stillhouse Road bluegrass music. We’re taking names for storytellers – if you have a story to tell and would like to get on stage, please contact Victoria through the Coyote Tales website.

Prepare a 5-minute story about customs, heritage, or birthright. Think:  Folklore, wisdom, or ritual passed from generation to generation.

Tell us YOUR story about connection to ancestry or times past.

Your Story Must Be YOUR Story

Were you there? Are you the main character? Your involvement in the events as they unfold is essential.  We are after true, first-person narrative stories.

This Event is FREE and Open to Everyone!

This project is sponsored by Petite Feast, Utah Humanities, Utah Division of Arts and Museums, Linda Schmal of Summit Sotheby’s International Realty & Doug Caputo of Desert Dweller Realty


Trips and Trails

Trips and Trails

Resumes in October 2022

Join area expert Charles Dillier on monthly outings that explore southern Utah’s (and sometimes beyond) geographical and locational treasures.

Each trip is different, some requiring dirt road travel and your own packed lunch. The group meets in the Kayenta Design Center parking lot and then drives to the selected location. A great way to meet locals with a passion for venturing beyond Kayenta’s comfortable enclave.

The Kayenta Connection will post information for each month’s trip once they resume.
For details call Charles Dillier at 435-656-1956

Xetava Gardens Cafe

Hours of Operation

Monday 11:30am – 5pm


Thursday 11:30 – 8pm

Friday and Saturday 11:30 – 8pm

Sun 9am – 8pm (Brunch served 9-12)


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

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 • blueravenbikes@gmail.com

Health, Fitness & Wellness

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

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

Arthur Ashe

Elevate Fitness

Kayenta’s Boutique Fitness Studio

Elevate offers group fitness classes, and private, semi-private, and group training workouts.

Participants MUST be vaccinated. Class size is limited and subject to change. Pre-registration is required. For more information please visit our website.

Elevate Studio’s Class offerings!

ElevateFIT is offered M, W, & F at 9:30 am. This class is taught inside and outside. A fun, invigorating challenging class for the intermediate to advanced exerciser. 

ElevateYoga class is offered Saturday at 10:00 am and Tuesdays & Thursdays at 4:00 pm.  This class is for yogis & yoginis with some experience.

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

Inquiries can be directed to John Yohman, Owner
Elevate Studio • 435-632-1381 • jyfitness@me.com

Sacred Space Spa

Body, Skin, and Energy Work

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

$15~ Peppermint Foot Reflexology 

$15~Wild Child hair and scalp treatment

$15~CBD infused spot treatment

$20~Age Defying facial mask

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:

Tel: 435-862-7743 • Sacredspacespa@gmail.com

Mindful Vinyasa Flow and Yin/Stretch

Namaste, Yogis!

Summer Vacation
See You in September!

“To be strong one must rest and replenish.”

Kayenta Home Yoga with Karen will be on break over the summer months. It has been a blast meeting Kayenta yoga enthusiasts and practicing together in my small home studio. Thank you for supporting and welcoming me into this wonderful community, I look forward to seeing you back on your mat in September!

Karen Kushner

Find Your Joy Yoga

Find Your Joy Yoga Classes
resume February 3rd 2022.

Class will be held in The Room for Thought in Kayenta Art Village (next to Kayenta Art Center) at 9:30 am on Thursdays.

Vaccination cards are required to attend in-person classes.



Desert Rose Labyrinth

The labyrinth is sacred ground, a place of rest and renewal.

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

Village Fitness Center

Community Gym

Come join your neighbors in the FUN!

When: M/W/F at 8 am & Tu/Th/Sat at 9 am.
Cost: $4/Session- 1st session is FREE

Compact in size this local gym offers several equipment options including a suspension trainer, weighted rack system, free weights, and an elliptical trainer. Participants in the M/W/F sessions rotate through a timed circuit. 

Contact Gloria Prahl for more information.
Facility rental options are available.
The Village Fitness Center – Next to CFAK and Room for Thought in the Art Village
435-674-2824 or 435-669-0430

Javier’s Massage

Javier Guzman LMT/LMMT

(Kayenta Resident)

Massage is medicine for the body and mind

“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:

Javier Guzman

Kayenta Pickleball Group (KPG) 

Pickleball is one of the fast-growing sports in the US. 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.

Mondays-Women’s League,
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.

Plans for 2022 include spring and fall skill sessions with a guest instructor, a KPG- member tournament in April and possible ‘field trips’ for social play in a new location. If you would like more information, please contact
Trish Olson: otrish54@gmail.com -or-
Barbara Vaughn: bvaughn@montana.com.

Kayenta Pickleball Group

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 

Ivins No-Kill Animal Supporters (INKAS) is a 501(c)3 organization and a Registered Utah Charity. It was founded in 2010 with the mission of providing support to Ivins Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, now the Santa Clara-Ivins Animal Shelter. In 2006 our shelter became the first no-kill municipal shelter in the state of Utah. Maintaining a no-kill shelter, as opposed to one that euthanizes animals after a set period of time, is more costly because the animal’s needs must be met at the shelter until they are reclaimed by their owners, adopted, or transferred to an animal rescue organization. Through a memorandum of understanding with Ivins City, INKAS provides support through veterinary care, specialty foods, and other needed supplies. Funds are raised through the sale of merchandise at various local events and through the donations of many generous animal lovers. You can help by designating INKAS as your charity on Amazon Smile or by donating on our website.

Santa Clara-Ivins Animal Shelter

Bailee Mabe, Shelter Manager

474 North 200 West, Ivins


Hours by appointment:
Monday – Saturday, 8am – 3 pm

Dogs and Cats

Friends of Snow Canyon State Park
Advocates: Lori Capshaw


In-person events have returned! Friends of Snow Canyon will offer outdoor events in 2022! See the volunteer opportunities below as well as outdoor hike/lecture presentations. At this point, we are not planning indoor events due to the COVID situation. Zoom presentations remain available for your enjoyment at home. They are posted below the Event listings on this page.

We’d like to invite all Kayenta residents to join us in supporting Snow Canyon State Park. Our mission is to provide support to Snow Canyon State Park through various means. For more information and to join Friends please visit our web site.

E-mail us at friendsofsnowcanyon@gmail.com. “Like” us on www.facebook.com/ FriendsofSnowCanyon.

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.

Email: 3cornerswgc@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/threecornerswgc

Ivins Night Sky Initiative
Advocate: Kai Reed

Ivins Night SkyPlease 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.

Community and City Resources

Resident support services, businesses, and education and enrichment programs

Infinity Rehab at Home

Infinity Rehab 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. 

About Marijke

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
Ellen Nathan
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.

Services Include:

• Personal Shopping
• Health Recovery Assistance
• Meal Prep
• Snowbird Service
• Home Organization
• Event Assistance

Call or email Andrea, your trustworthy neighbor at
401-258-9772 or Happy2help.Andrea@gmail.com

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, rbhkayenta@gmail.com 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: arneen@infowest.com

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

Blue Can Recycling

Blue Can Recycling

July 4 & 18

Dumpster Dates

July 16

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: kayentakatie@gmail.com.

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 fatherly.montgomery@gmail.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 choshin4@gmail.com

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. 



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