June 2022

Thank you for making our Memorial Day Weekend Pool Party such a huge success.

It’s been over two years since our last pool party and it turned out we were ready to have some fun and party!

We are happy to host but more importantly, we were thrilled that a good time was had by all and that we were all able to party together on such a beautiful day. We enjoyed talking to as many of you as we could and left the event knowing what we have known for a long time. Kayenta residents love a good party and they LOVE where they live.

Thank you all for coming!

Kayenta Homes & Properties Rotating MakeSpace Art Collection

Please stop by the Kayenta Homes & Properties real estate office (Datura Art Gallery) to browse our rotating MakeSpace art collection. Each original piece, created and generously donated by local art students and teachers, are available for purchase. 100% of the proceeds go directly to MakeSpace to fund studio improvements and increased capabilities. Many pieces have been framed by Charly Moore of Mystic Canyon Light Gallery. KHP is proud to partner with MakeSpace.

Jeff Sproul (KHP broker) with his Pink Flamingo painting (by teacher Angela Woods).

Jeff's Pink Flamingos

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

Kayenta Art Foundation

Center for the Arts at Kayenta
Says Goodbye to Jan Broberg

Jan BrobergOn behalf of the Board of Directors of Kayenta Arts Foundation, fiscal stewards, and manager of the Center for the Arts at Kayenta, we say a very fond farewell, and very hearty THANK YOU to Jan Broberg who has served as the artistic leader and creative force behind the development of programming at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta.

Hired in the spring before the opening of the Center for the Arts at Kayenta, for six years Jan has tirelessly devoted herself to bringing the vision and mission alive on the stage of the Lorraine Boccardo Theater. Under her leadership, the Center moved from being a new unknown performing arts center to one that today is known all over the Southwest for professional, unique, thought-provoking performances, many of which are world premiers in Utah. She shaped the programming making the Center for the Arts at Kayenta into a true cultural gem in the community with performances including dance, classical music, plays, contemporary music, musicals, lectures, workshops, and visual art exhibits.

We are eternally grateful for her vision, tireless effort, and incredible talent making the Center for the Arts at Kayenta into what it is today, and setting it on a path for success in the future. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you. You will always be appreciated. And, we wish the very best for you in your next chapter as you develop the Jan Broberg Foundation.

With Deepest Gratitude,
Rob Goodman, Chair
Kayenta Arts Foundation

Center for the Arts at Kayenta


May 2022

Matt Flinner Trio

Matt Flinner Trio

June 3

Deeply Rooted New Acoustic Music

In 2006, three musical pals decided to get together to play a few gigs; since then, the Matt Flinner Trio has been exploring new pathways and setting new standards for the bluegrass trio sound all around the U.S. and Europe.

Mandolinist Matt Flinner, guitarist Ross Martin and bassist Eric Thorin cover a wide variety of musical styles—all with the common ground of American roots music. Bluegrass, jazz and old-time music are all present here in their ways, along with a dose of classical chamber music composition and arrangement, as the members all draw from their wide array of musical loves, experiences and influences. Whatever label you put on it, it is guaranteed to be fresh and original, and definitely something you’ve never quite heard before.

Kayenta Arts Academy

June 6 - 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 6-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!



June 16 - 27

RENT is an energetic rock musical, featuring one big number after another.

RENT follows a group of artists and friends in New York City as they navigate struggles with drug addiction, sexuality, HIV/AIDS and, as the title implies, paying their rent.

Way ahead of its time, the musical has always insisted on a diverse cast, and this production is no exception. One of the strengths of RENT is the refreshing diversity and the representation of different races, body types, sexualities, and genders. The show proves that no matter the era, there will always be time for a season of love.

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. Everyone can help prevent suicide by learning the warning signs, promoting prevention and resilience, and committing to social change.


Fantasy Imagination and DreamsMay 4 – June 1, 2022

Judith Hutcheson

“Moon Dreams”

Thank you to all participating artists.

Center for the Arts at Kayenta Art exhibits return in November

Moon Dreams

MakeSpace Kayenta

Be Creative and Beat the Summer Heat


Make Space

Color Burst - Taking on Utah Landscape - Only TWO spots left

June 21st - June 24th (4 Day Workshop)

Instructor: Nina Weiss

Daily 9:30am – 4:30pm 

Join nationally renowned artist Nina Weiss at the MakeSpace Art Studio to immerse yourself in our unique surroundings. Working in either oil, acrylic or gouache, students will create landscapes based in bold color and composition.

Make Space

Introducing the dynamic duo of cold wax and alcohol inks!

June 14th

Instructor: Colleen Gianatiempo


Introducing the dynamic duo of cold wax and alcohol inks!  Cold wax is mainly used for creating layers in oil paintings. However, when it is used in conjunction with alcohol inks magic happens! This class is ideal for students of all levels that are yearning to work more intuitively.

Make Space

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

June 30th

Instructor: Casey Lou Miller

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Learn to oil paint with a connection to the Desert and intuition! In this workshop we will learn about one of the modern masters of the west, Georgia O’Keeffe.

Make Space



Water Color by Janet Trobough

Kayenta Art Village

Unique Experiences,
Local Perspective,
Exceptional Art.


Gallery 873, Janet Trobough, Watercolor 

Kayenta Community

Our businesses and resident sponsored events and news

May 2022 Ivins City Council Update


It’s annual budget time, and we have two problems. Okay, more than two problems, but two rise to the top for immediate action. The current Ivins Public Safety Facilities Plan shows there is a need for an additional fire station in Ivins as well as a need to return the Center Street station to fully operational status. 

Currently, without the Center Street station staffed to provide appropriate fire/EMS services, Ivins has no fire stations and relies on the Santa Clara station on Rachel Drive, across from Harmon’s. But it barely covers half of Ivins and almost nothing north of Center Street within 5-minute response times, as shown in the Facilities Plan. And coverage is even worse west of 200E. 

Ivins EMS service areas per station  

If the Center Street station was fully operational, like it used to be, most of Ivins would be covered, except for most of the area west of 600W which is significant. So, we still need to budget for another fire station in Ivins to ensure the whole city is served appropriately.

Everyone on the City Council expressed concern about these two problems at our last meeting. It will be discussed again at the June 2nd meeting because it is a serious public safety deficiency. In addition to the obvious safety issue, we’ve also learned that some residents are having problems getting or renewing their property insurance because of inadequate fire coverage.

There is a complication though. Although our City Council is anxious to correct this problem, Ivins shares police, fire, and EMS services with Santa Clara. Ivins manages police services while Santa Clara manages fire/EMS. 

I believe getting Center Street operational again can happen quickly as long as the new Fire Chief, Andrew Parker, can juggle staffing effectively and/or recruit personnel quickly which is a challenge in this economy. Building a new fire station will take longer. 

The solutions are not simple. They are also expensive. And they are necessary. I’ll keep you updated, hopefully with good news soon.

Is Ivins Ready for a City Center?

A preliminary concept plan was presented to the City Council at a work meeting yesterday (5/26) for a mixed-use development between Center Street and 200N from Rocky Vista University to Vista School. Called “City Center at Red Mountain,” The proposed development is just that, a city center or downtown. The developer plans offices, retail, single-family homes, condominiums, and townhomes. More info at http://www.mikescott4ivins.com/?p=940

Finally… a Water Conservation Ordinance?

I thought it would have happened by now, but finally there will be a public hearing on a proposed water conservation ordinance for new construction at the City Council’s June 2nd meeting. You can download the draft ordinance at http://www.mikescott4ivins.com/?p=917. 

Granted, reading this ordinance isn’t going to be a lot of fun. But it’s all about our future. So please download the draft ordinance and send the City Council your comments and speak at the upcoming public hearing. (email addresses at https://www.ivins.com/2020-government/)

Some of us would probably recommend no grass, no pools, no water features because we are in a severe drought. But it’s unlikely that would be approved. Some of us would probably say that since we pay for the water we use we should be able to do what we want. Given our water situation, that’s also unlikely to be approved.

Please help us navigate between these two extremes. Also, keep in mind that this new ordinance will only apply to new construction. The Washington County Water Conservancy District is working on other actions to encourage water conservation in existing development.

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.

Kayenta Garden Tour

Kayenta Garden TourThe Kayenta Courtyard Garden Tour – was held Thursday, May 5th on a glorious, calm morning. Clearly there was interest, as the 50-person limit was filled very quickly. Those attending had the opportunity to view six residents’ garden spaces; learn about their successes and not only get ideas but gather advice and strategies for their own courtyard areas.

It proved to be an informational and inspirational event for all.  A real feast for the eyes~

Images taken by Pamela Palmer

Aikens Garden

Barth Garden

Coffee Garden

Greenleaf Garden

Topham Garden

Williams Garden

Petite Feast Dinner Club





Sunday, June 26th, 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

“Thank you again for the most exquisite meal!” ~ Susan Recknagel

“Victoria, What a wonderful evening! Our first….but not our last. That lemon dessert was truly one of the best I have ever eaten” ~ Di Shanklin


Who doesn’t love pasta? Even with my low carbohydrate-centered diet aspirations, pasta is a ‘once-a-week dinner’ option at the Topham house. Sometimes it’s as simple as a stovetop marinara over spaghetti, and other times it’s a robust lasagna with ricotta, mozzarella, and a hearty Bolognese sauce. (I can’t help it, my maiden name is Banchero.) But this week, I wanted to make an easy pasta with a fresh tomato sauce using sweet and savory cherry tomatoes as the base.  I find that cherry tomatoes have a more predictable and concentrated flavor than their larger cousins commonly used for making traditional tomato sauces.  And when they are combined with a few simple pantry staples, they quickly melt down to form a lush and silky sauce that is deceptively easy to make.

To balance the sweetness of the tomatoes, I added anchovy, salty kalamata olives, capers, and a generous pinch of crushed red pepper flakes. Next…..work with me here….I added a small handful of golden raisins to the simmering sauce. I know it may seem weird but the raisins add an unusual and unexpected Mediterranean accent to the dish.  The juxtaposition of sweet and salty is intriguing. Once the sauce was cooked, I tossed in a couple of pats of unsalted butter which gave the sauce a satisfying richness that still allowed the fresh tomato flavor to shine through.  Right before serving, I topped the sauced pasta with crumbled feta and a flourish of parsley and grated lemon zest.

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 Feasat Virtual Dinner Party

3 T – olive oil
1 C – onion, thinly sliced
1 C – red or yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced (or a combination of both)
1 T – garlic, minced
4 baskets – cherry tomatoes
1 ea. – anchovy fillet, minced (or to taste)
½ C – kalamata olives, sliced
¼ C – golden raisins
½ C – white wine (or substitute vegetable or chicken stock)
3 T – capers
¼ C – fresh basil, minced
¼ t – crushed red pepper flakes
3 T – unsalted butter
½ # – fusilli pasta
¼ C – fresh parsley, minced
½ C – feta cheese, crumbled
Heat 2 T olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat.  Add onions, bell peppers, anchovy, and garlic and sauté until garlic is fragrant but not browned, about 10 minutes.  Add the cherry tomatoes, olives, raisins, wine (or stock), capers, basil, crushed red pepper flakes.  Bring up to a simmer and cover the pot. Reduce the heat slightly and simmer 6-8 minutes.  Stir periodically to make sure tomatoes are bursting and releasing their juices. You may need to add extra stock or wine if tomatoes are not particularly juicy.  Remove lid and simmer until sauce is slightly thickened. Add butter and stir to combine. Season well with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente.  Drain well and toss with sauce.  Top with feta, chopped parsley and lemon zest.
Serves 2-4
Coyote Tales

Please join us for Coyote Tales.

Everyone has a story.

Coyote Tales

Thursday, June 30, 2022

At the Center for the Arts at Kayenta

The Theme for the Evening’s Stories is: Leap of Faith

The evening begins with a pre-show party where potential storytellers put their name in the hat with the hope of being chosen to share their tale on stage. Petite Feast and Linda Schmal of Summit Sotheby’s International Realty will be providing upscale finger food and signature beverages for the party. Admission to the pre-party is included in ticket price and all ticket holders are welcome! Pre-party starts with Stillhouse Road bluegrass music at 6:30. Stories start at 7:30. Tickets are $20 @ https://www.kayentaarts.com/events/ 100% of your ticket price will benefit CFAK and KAF.

 Want to get on Stage?

Prepare a 5-minute story about believing in yourself in spite of uncertainty. Were you ever sure that you would succeed where others before you have failed? Maybe you were filled with doubt but somehow trusted that everything would work out. Perhaps you forged ahead even though dubious results were likely or even probable. Oh, do tell.

Richard Munchkin, writer/director/performer/podcast host, and professional gambler will be joining us on stage. His co-host and Vegas celebrity, Bob Dancer will also share a story.

But there’s room on the stage for you too. Please contact Victoria through the Coyote Tales website to get your name in the hat.

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 funded by Petite Feast, Utah Humanities, Utah Division of Arts and Museums, & 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.

“The first wealth is health.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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: Isabelle Kalantzes


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

Located in the desert community of Kayenta Utah, the Crescent Moon Inn is the perfect place to get away from it all.  The Inn is just a short walk or bike ride from the Kayenta Art Village, where locally-owned art galleries, the Sacred Space Day Spa and the Xetava Garden Cafe add to your unique experience.

For Reservations or Pricing call:

Staying Put in Kayenta is a member-driven organization for Kayenta residents, proactively providing programs and services so members can lead vibrant, active and healthy lives while living in their own homes.

For information contact
Ellen Nathan
Secretary for Staying Put in Kayenta


Art Classes

“Art is a series of trial and error, of discovery and hope, and determination”

Artwork by Sher

Classes Run for Six Weeks.
You will be able to sign up for another six weeks if you choose to continue.

PLACE • New Studio
Fire and Maintenance building in the Art Village
TIME • Mon. or Tues. from 10 AM to 1PM
PRICE • $210 per 6 week session (Six classes)
INSTRUCTOR • Sherrie Warren
BACKGROUND • Bachelor Fine Arts. Taught for 10 years. Worked in acrylics, oils, and pastels.

HOME • 435-656-9199 CELL • 801-680-9616

Kayenta Committees

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

Kayenta Deseret ArboretumKayenta Desert Arboretum

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

June 6 & 20

Dumpster Dates

June 11

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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