Outdoor living is a big part of the Kayenta experience but yard care can be overwhelming and time-consuming. Some of us just need some help! Well, here comes Coyote Rojo Landscape to the rescue.
Landscaping and yard care in Kayenta requires an understanding of our unique desert environment. Our community rules to maintain our unique environment can sometimes be daunting or confusing to those who are not horticulturalists or interested in investing in the time it takes to design and install their landscaping.
The mission of Coyote Rojo Landscape is to serve the Kayenta Community by offering landscaping services for new and existing properties while working within the design and installation guidelines as outlined by the Kayenta Landscape Committee and Kayenta Architectural Control Committee.
In recent years, more Kayenta owners have been searching for the right landscaping company to design and install landscaping but have found few good resources that understand Kayenta’s unique requirements that protect our natural environment. Coyote Rojo has been formed to fill the need and serve our Kayenta community exclusively, with the knowledge of our unique landscaping requirements in mind.
Services that are offered include full landscaping for new construction as well as clean-up and weekly maintenance. With an annual contract, customers will be able to enjoy their outdoor spaces year-round. Weed control, irrigation system maintenance, gravel raking, and freshening up dusty patios is all part of the weekly maintenance package.
Coyote Rojo Landscape is licensed and insured.
For a consultation to find out if the Coyote Rojo Landscape services are a good fit for you, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Jenniffer Burch. Her painting, “Starry Night in Kayenta” won the Peoples Choice Award for the “Anything Goes” exhibit.
The Kayenta Arts Foundation would like to thank the community for their support of our visual art shows and the artists who participated.
Our next season will begin in November 2021 with a show-themed “From the Earth: Fiber and Ceramics.” We also hope to bring back artists’ receptions at the start of each new show.
Kayenta Arts Academy (KAA) provides performing arts training for youth ages 9-17 throughout the Southern Utah region. The Center For the Arts at Kayenta (CFAK) provided a very successful youth summer program in June and July of 2020. In June 2021 KAA again will launch a comprehensive arts program of classes, workshops, and performance opportunities. KAA teaches young people life skills through participation in a variety of art forms, culminating in a musical theater production with professional directors and actors. Workshop classes in music, acting, script analysis, mask-based characterization, musical theater, with a touch of visual art and improv to keep students busy from 9am-3pm daily. Students will work together in rehearsals and classes to prepare for the selected musical this summer, Xanadu.
You’re invited to the world of the speakeasy, bootleggers, raccoon coats, bathtub gin, flappers, flagpole sitters, marathon dancers, and live Jazz. Perhaps you’ll defy prohibition, entertain a date, mingle with friends, or simply enjoy the uniquely American-born sound: Jazz. The Beluga debuts their very own house band to the backdrop of hor d’oeuvres, cocktails, gourmet desserts, and dancing. The Lorraine Boccardo Theater will be transformed into an authentic piece of city nightlife.
This affair is not a show or a concert, or merely a night out. A Night at the Beluga is an Experience. The tables are only small enough to fit two, so if you’re a cool cat, be sure to bring a fine feline, or make the party as big as you want! With social distancing measures in the air, you can still dance to the band’s jive, just right by your table.
Thank you to www.alanholbenphoto.com for his talent and photography used to promote many Center for the Arts at Kayenta and Kayenta Arts Foundation shows and events.
All programing is subject to change.
Lots happening in Ivins, I’ll provide a brief update on the major topics but please email me at email@example.com if you have questions or want to discuss a topic in more detail. Here we go:
Outdoor Lighting Ordinance: We held a work meeting in the evening to visit various spots in Ivins and view the street lighting levels and colors. One of our stops was the Art Village, there’s been discussion about requiring a street light at the corner of Kayenta Parkway and Kwavasa. I have been very outspoken about my opposition to any streetlights in Kayenta. As you know, we have a mixture of city streets and HOA-owned streets in Kayenta. Ivins is concerned about the safety of pedestrians crossing Kayenta parkway at that intersection. The Council was in agreement that we should consider limiting any lighting to bollards as opposed to streetlights in the rural cross-section which is the western portion of Ivins, including Kayenta. We aren’t able to make official decisions during Work Meetings because of the Utah Open Meetings Act but I anticipate this will come up at a meeting in June and will be part of a public hearing on the Master Transportation Plan. Please write in with your opinion, let’s keep streetlights out of Kayenta!
Black Desert Resort: As I reported last month, Council voted to not move forward at this time with the request to form a CRA (Community Reinvestment Area) for Black Desert. Since then, the School District has decided they will not support the Black Desert CRA request and Washington County restricted their participation to $2million. As a result, we’re told that Black Desert is looking at reworking the PID levels to incorporate the underground parking garage. We should know more in the next month.
Water: We received the preliminary results of a feasibility analysis for a water reuse facility for Ivins. This facility would take sewer water and process it for reuse as irrigation water. Studies show that 40-50% of our water use is indoor water and therefore that would be available for re-use. The recommended location for the facility is on the south side of Hwy 91 by the Santa Clara border. A reservoir is required to hold the recycled water and the recommended location for the reservoir is the Graveyard wash which is adjacent to where they are suggesting the plant be located. The alternate location for the reservoir is Dry Creek wash which is located south of Kwavasa where the Pickle Ball trails are. There’s still lots of analysis required and the investment would be sizeable. At this point, Ivins is without a source of irrigation water and Public Works is continuing to locate an affordable and reliable source.
Jack Reber Day: Council voted to approve June 16th as Jack Reber Day in Ivins. Jack Reber will turn 100 years old on the 16th. He is the oldest living long-term resident of the Southern Utah Veterans home and is a former Mayor of Ivins. While Mayor, Jack was instrumental in securing a donation of the 10 acres to the city where the Veterans Home now resides. In addition during Jack’s tenure, the culinary water system was completed and fire hydrants were installed. Jack moved to Ivins when he was 4 years old and for the first 18 months, his family lived in a boarded-up tent without lights or water while his father cleared land for farming and built their home. A parade will be held at 10:30 on Saturday, June 16th between the Veteran’s Home and City Hall. Everyone is invited to come out and wish Jack Reber a Happy Birthday.
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Kayenta residents occasionally stop by the real estate office to check out the most recent offerings of homes and lots for sale…typically, there have been 6-12 homes for sale and about twice that many developer lots at any given time.
The dynamics of the past year, however, have turned the market on its ear. Historically low interest rates (under 3%); the increase in long-term “remote work” possibilities in response to the COVID pandemic; and the flood of cash-rich millennials entering the market in search of their first homes, have led to a perfect storm where demand is significantly outpacing supply of new and existing homes…as well as lots!
Locally, we’re seeing a dearth of existing home listings for Kayenta…usually none (or possibly one) at any given time. As a result, average price per square foot of homes in Kayenta have spiked dramatically during the past year, from around $280-$300 per square foot to closer to $350 per square foot or higher, depending on the age and condition of the home. For those looking to tap into their home equity, its truly an extraordinary time to sell…assuming that they have alternative living arrangements lined up.
The waiting list for lot buyers to meet with Gulch Design to begin the home design process is approximately one year. As a result, developer lot sales have been placed on a temporary moratorium, creating pent-up demand for developer and privately-owned lots, resulting in a significant increase in the value of Kayenta homesites.
There’s no forecasting how future economic and political developments will impact the market, but for the time being, we are truly living through an unprecedented period of history, and the Kayenta real estate market has been impacted just as we all have been. Contact Kayenta Homes & Properties at (435) 628-7234 for a free consultation on the current value of your home.
Our office is open 7 days a week.
Your Kayenta Sales Team,
Jeff Sproul, Principal Broker
Nancy Kosick & Steve McAllister, Sale Agents
(Limited In-house Seating Dinner)
Chilled Pea Soup Shooter
Sweet Hot Chicken Bites
Tipsy Gazpacho Cocktail
Compressed Watermelon with Tomato Basil Concasse and Saba
Roasted Tomatoes on Zucchini Tagliatelle with Feta
Pan-Seared Fillet of Halibut Pistou
Raspberry Summer Pudding Presented with Vanilla Créme Anglaise
“Thank you so much! That was such a special evening for us!! Such a great night and wonderful and beautiful food! I especially loved Ginny’s special birthday course!!”– Lori and Dan Capshaw
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
We are approaching the peak of the summer season and produce is at its most abundant. Among the masses of zucchini are summer favorites like radishes, berries, tomatoes, watermelon, and basil. No summer gathering would be complete without vibrant vegetable salads and smoky grilled meats. Plan on dining on fresh, fresh, fresh seasonal produce from Kayenta resident and master gardener, Dave Bigner’s garden plot located right here in Kayenta. We hope you’ll be able to join us for this special dinner that celebrates the unbelievable bounty of the season and the company of friends and neighbors!
It is in this spirit that we are delighted to have you join us at our communal tables. June’s Dinner has sold out but seats are still available for July’s Dinners, so please act quickly to reserve your spot at the table.
Virtual Dinner Party chefs and diners kicked off May with a delicious oven-baked fried chicken sandwich. Everyone knows, fried chicken rules, but what might be even a little bit better (and surely much healthier,) is oven-baked ‘fried’ chicken. With May’s first recipe, VDP chefs were out to prove that even though an oven-fried breast will never achieve the same crispy exterior and juicy interior as one that has been traditionally fried, armed with this recipe we could produce a breast that came pretty close to its more grease splattering, deep-fried kin. To change things up, I called on our community of cooking and baking enthusiasts to demonstrate their cooking expertise and know-how. New Kayenta residents and Virtual Dinner Party members, Susan and Ed Andrenchak, stopped by my kitchen to help prepare the ultimate chicken sandwich. Check out the video prep and recipe below: (Video will take a few seconds to load.)
Oven Fried Chicken Sandwich Video
The chicken was tasty in its own right, but where it really shined was in this sandwich. Once cooked, Ed and Susan placed the breast on a toasted ciabatta roll that had been slathered with a lively avocado dressing. Then they finished it off with tangy pickled red onions and tender leaf lettuce for a delicious and healthy lunch.
The following week our recipe was for a one-pot-wonder that was infinitely customizable and so easy to make. Lynette Seabolm of Ivins was a bit skeptical about the recipe but tried it and was pleasantly surprised by the results. While most Virtual Dinner Party chefs admitted that this recipe was not their preferred way to cook pasta, they had to agree that for a quick dinner, this recipe was a winner. And because we used only one pot, the after-dinner clean-up took only minutes.
My hearty thanks to all the chefs and diners who enthusiastically join me each week to cook, taste and experiment. I hope you enjoy the process as much as I do.
If you are not a member of the Virtual Dinner Party Group but would like to become one, please join us through Nextdoor. If you would rather just have access to the recipes, all of them are available at https://petitefeastutah.com/recipes/. I look forward to seeing you around Petite Feast’s tables but until that time, Cook On! – Victoria
Poignant, funny, vivid, and entertaining as all get out, Coyote Tales Storytelling Events are a hit for all the right reasons! Coyote Tales are true stories told live, onstage without notes, props or accompaniments. Stories told must be based on the evening’s theme and be told within the given time of five minutes. Storytellers may interpret the theme in any way they choose.
We have some great storytellers lined up but there is room on the stage for YOU. Do you have an interesting story of overcoming an obstacle or persevering in the face of adversity? Perhaps there was a time when you snatched an unlikely victory from the certain jaws of defeat. We want to hear your story of defying the odds. But even if you only want to hear the stories, come and enjoy a night of live storytelling and great bluegrass music under the stars at Ivins City Park.
This event begins with bluegrass music provided by Stillhouse Road and a bring-your-own picnic party, where potential storytellers put their names in the hat in hopes of being one of the ten people chosen to share their tale of beating the odds. If you’re interested in getting on stage or to find out more about us, check out our website at https://coyotetalesstories.com/. While there you can hear previous live and virtual events in our archives.
Everyone has a story — Victoria
Coyote Tales events are sponsored by Petite Feast, Utah Humanities, Desert Dweller Realty, and Zion Brewery. As always proceeds from live events are donated to local nonprofits but this event is FREE!
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 (even the 4-legged kind…:)
Check our website for pricing and hours. We are conveniently located in the Kayenta Art Village
Thank you very much for your continued support.
Windhorse Relations is a non-profit organization that partners with the American Wild Horse…right here in Ivins. Our programs are about “Creating Willing Relationships” with the American Wild Horse and maintaining its unbroken spirit and loving nature. We offer “Where Heart Meets Horse” experiences at Kayenta Korrals during the winter. This adventure connects humans with the spiritual nature of the wild horse and themselves.
In this two-hour adventure, participants come to understand the horse’s perspective toward humans and learn to observe the horse’s nonverbal language. A critical component of this training is to create a safe space for the horse and the participant.
The cost is a $100 donation to benefit the Windhorse Herd. Reservations are required.
Call (801) 557-1257
Gift Certificates are available
“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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org or Trish Olson @ email@example.com Join us – It’s a great game!
I am booking massage appointments and follow strict COVID-19 guidelines for my industry and for your safety.
Sacred Space is a boutique-like day spa offering world renowned spa treatments as well as a wonderful selection of products, books, teas, and gifts. All spa treatments are performed by licensed professional therapists and estheticians that have been extensively trained and are extremely talented body workers and healers. For more information on our services, pricing and monthly discounts visit our website. Your neighborhood day spa and yoga studio.
Tuesday & Thursday FYJY with Aly at 9:30 am
You must register with Aly to participate in this class.
Elevate Studio has resumed its popular ElevateFIT Class and Saturday Morning Yoga. ElevateFIT is offered M, W, & F at 9:30 am. This class is taught inside and outside. ElevateYOGA is offered Saturday mornigns at 10am. Participants MUST be vaccinated. Pre-registration is required as these classes remain popular. For class descriptions please visit our website.
Elevate is a boutique fitness studio located in Kayenta offering group fitness classes, and private, semi-private, and group training workouts. Be happy. Be healthy. Have a blast! ELEVATE!
Inquiries can be directed to John Yohman, Owner
Elevate Studio • 435-632-1381
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.
The microchips were quickly and painlessly inserted by Santa Clara–Ivins Animal Shelter Director Bailee Mabe with assistance from her staff. All of the happy pets received a treat and their owners left with peace of mind, knowing that if their pets are ever lost they can more easily be returned to them. Thank you to Director Mabe for opening up the shelter for this event and to all of the owners who brought their pets.
If you find a lost pet be sure to take it to the shelter where they will scan for a chip. If one is found they will be able to quickly notify the owner so the pet may be returned to its home.
Bailee Sleppy, Manager
HOURS: Monday – Saturday: 8AM – 3PM
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.
Inkas4pets@gmail.com. You can also check us out on Facebook.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. “Like” us on www.facebook.com/ FriendsofSnowCanyon.
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.
We 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.
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.
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
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
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.
CALL TO RESERVE SPACE OR TO SIGN UP
HOME • 435-656-9199 CELL • 801-680-9616
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
Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, Pubic Works Employees will be unable to help unload. Please place heavy items on the ground.
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
Meetings the 2nd Monday of every month. For more details contact our bookclub
The Kayenta Weavers groups meets weekly to enjoy the limitless creativity of off-loom weaving.
For information contact Katie at: email@example.com.
Looking for community during the COVID-19 pandemic? Spirit of the Desert Episcopal church meets every Sunday at 3 pm on ZOOM for worship, music, and fellowship. 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. To join our Sunday service, email Father Lee Montgomery at firstname.lastname@example.org with a request to join Sunday worship. You will receive a weekly email that provides the web link and passcode for ZOOM sign-in, along with all worship materials.
*Tahri Marpo Ling
Tibetan Buddhist Sangha
Join us on Friday and Sunday mornings, from 10-11 am. Contact Lhamo Khandro by texting or calling 801-671-8758, to get ZOOM instructions for entering this virtual Buddhist sangha.
Friday, 10-11 am, Green Tara Practice
Sunday, 10-11 am, Awakened Mornings
Visit our website: tahrimarpoling.org for ongoing information about classes, meditation periods and retreats.
*Tahri Marpo Ling was founded by Lhamo Thupten Dawa Khandro on May 21st of 2017, with the blessing and guidance of Lama Thupten Dorje Gyaltsen Rinpoche. Lhamo Khandro has been ordained in both the Zen and Tibetan Buddhist lineages, and has been practicing Buddhism for 25 years.
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