January / February 2022 Issue of ViewOn Magazine

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January - February, 2022 Volume 15 – Issue 1 PUBLISHER & EDITOR Kathy Lee MANAGING EDITOR Erin Eames ART DIRECTOR / LAYOUT Erin Eames COPY EDITOR Rayma Davis PROOFREADER Elisa Eames WRITERS Cheri Christensen, Patty Johnson Lynessa Eames Donna Eads, Kaylee Pickering Soon O. Kim, Alan S. Litman Helen Houston, Ashley Centers Cliff and Ilene Bandringa Rob Krieger, Anita DeLelles Keith Buchhalter, Jeffrey McKenna Karen L. Monson, Judi Moreo Susie Knudsen, Michelle Sundberg Brent Drew , Elizabeth Rad David Cordero, Macrae Heppler Burton Weast, Rebecca Roessner Kerri Lewis, Elisa Eames ADVERTISING SALES Kathy Lee ADVERTISING EMAIL ads@ViewOnMagazine.com SUPPORT STAFF Bert Kubica Cheryl Whitehead DISTRIBUTION ViewOn Magazine Staff WEB DESIGN Erin Eames PUBLISHED BY ViewOn Magazine, Inc. Office (702) 346-8439 Fax (702) 346-4955 GENERAL INQUIRIES info@ViewOnMagazine.com ONLINE ViewOnMagazine.com Facebook


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Letter from

the Editor

Dear Readers, I want to wish all of you a very happy and safe new year. I hope you had a wonderful time visiting with family and friends over the holidays since this was our first year in a while that we were able to celebrate with the ones we hold dear. I know that I enjoyed spending time with my children and grandchildren. Some of us have lost some very close friends and relations due to health issues, and I wish you all peace of mind and want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. As the new year begins, we all have hopes that this will be a great new start for all of us. In these pages, you will read and learn about many amazing new and exciting things going on in our communities. You will see many projects that will be completed soon and some that are on the horizon. You will learn that self-care is very important at this time of year, as there are many demands on each of us. I am so grateful to all those who contribute to this publication—to my wonderful staff, our talented writers, and friends that are always there to support us. And where would we be without our amazing advertisers who make ViewOn Magazine possible for all of you to enjoy? Please visit our website at www.ViewOnMagazine.com and follow us on our Facebook page. I wish you all a very Happy New Year!


Kathy Lee

Editor in Chief

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Frequent contributors Anita DeLelles, LMT, is a certified Equine and Small Animal Acupressure Practitioner with accreditation from Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute. Her studies included two consecutive summers in Bath, England, as well as coursework in Colorado and California and a BFA from UNLV. Anita is certified in small animal massage from the Northwest School of Animal Massage as well as in human massage. In 2014, Anita and husband Ron opened WOOF! Wellness Center and launched their website www.ShopMeoow.com.


Celece Krieger is the owner of The Travel Connection. Travel is her passion, and she's spent the past 30 years planning dream vacations around the world. Her favorite vacation is the South Pacific with her "toes in the sand." She can be reached by phone at (435) 256-8897 or by email at Celece@StGeorgeTravel.com.

Karen L. Monsen is a freelance writer who lives in St. George, Utah. She covers outdoor topics, nature, science, research, and human impacts. She taught French and social studies in public schools, served as a technical training coordinator, and designed and delivered business and technical writing seminars for corporate clients.

Rob Krieger is a 20-year PGA Member and former Director of Golf in Mesquite and Greensboro, North Carolina. He is currently the Director of Instruction at both his own Red Rock Golf Center and the Southgate Golf Club in St. George and is experienced in teaching all skill levels from beginners to low handicappers. Rob has been writing for ViewOn Magazine since 2010. For help with your game or to schedule a lesson, check out his website www.StGeorgeGolfLessons.com or email Rob@SguGolf.com.

Donna Eads and her husband moved to Mesquite in 2010 from Palm Desert, California, and she loves the small-town atmosphere. Her writing experience extends from high school and college newspapers to professional manuals as a critical care nurse. Her passion for tennis is evident in her frequent articles for ViewOn Magazine.

Linda Faas and her husband arrived in Mesquite in 2004. They love the friends they have made here and love exploring the beauty of the surrounding desert. Linda has immersed herself in community life and volunteers with education nonprofits. She is a reporter and feature writer for local and regional publications and is always seeking new adventures.

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Judi Moreo is one of the most recognized personal growth trainers and coaches in the world. She is the author of 11 books, including two international bestsellers, You Are More Than Enough and Conquer the Brain Drain. A self-made success, Judi started her first business with $2,000 and a lot of chutzpah. Judi learned to succeed step-by-step over many years and now has a worldwide following of clients who are enjoying outstanding success as a result of her guidance. You can reach Judi at judi@judimoreo.com or (702) 283-4567. David Cordero is the Communications and Marketing Director for the City of St. George. A southern Utah resident since 2006, David has extensive experience in writing, public relations, marketing, and public speaking. He has also served in a variety of volunteer capacities over the years, including Utah Honor Flight, American Legion Post 90, religious education, and as a coach for his son's athletic teams. Email him at david.cordero@sgcity.org. Ashley Centers is the former General Manager of Anytime Fitness Mesquite, and her passion for fitness runs deep. She fell in love with competitive powerlifting as a preteen. She set many state records and national qualifying totals during her lifting career prior to her competitive retirement while attending college. Ashley is now an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer and is training for Strongwoman competitions. She is a Volunteer Coordinator for the Mesquite Senior Games and is excited to remain a contributor to ViewOn Magazine and to write about her passion for health and fitness!

Helen Houston is the owner of Staging Spaces and Redesign in Mesquite, Nevada. Helen holds certifications as a Drapery and Design Professional, a Certified Color Consultant, and a Real Estate Staging Professional. Helen has been a contributing writer for ViewOn Magazine for the past 13 years. Her creative writing features articles on home fashion, home staging, and home entertaining. Helen is a published author in several national design and trade magazines. She can be reached at Helen@StagingSpaces.biz or (702) 346-0246. Cliff and Ilene Bandringa are authors and the creators of BackRoadsWest.com. They have been traveling and photographing the world for more than 20 years, with a motto of finding the lesserknown, off-the-beaten-path places and then sharing their experiences with others. They do this via their blog, the virtual tour guides they've written, lots of YouTube videos, magazine articles, and a sister website of highquality and stock images. You can find all of these at www.BackRoadsWest.com. Keith Buchhalter is the Public Affairs Specialist for Overton Power District #5. Born and raised in Guatemala City, he moved to Mesquite, Nevada, in 1999. Keith has held a variety of positions in local organizations. He was part of the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce Board from 2013-2017. He is past-president of the Rotary Club of Mesquite, and he is currently serving as Assistant District Governor for Rotary's District 5300. He also serves as a trustee for the Mesa View Regional Hospital Board.

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Message from

the Mayor


t’s a new year for all of us, and in Mesquite, it’s just the beginning of what I know will be a great one! I’m not one to predict what is ahead, but deep down I think COVID-19 as we have known it will mostly be a very bad memory. Yes, it will probably still be with us to some degree, but hopefully no longer such a problem. So in this letter, I usually look back to the prior year and reflect, but not this time, or at least not nearly so much. I’m trying to forget the bad stuff of 2021 and focus on 2022 and all the positive things that I see for Mesquite. There have been a lot of changes at City Hall this past year, but all for the better. I can report that we are running smoothly. Most events are back in place for the coming year.

In October, we had the biggest and best Trunk or Treat as well as the ever-popular ShreekReeka at the Eureka. It’s hard to believe that we have so many children in Mesquite. We also had a R.A.I.S.E. parade and a great Veterans Day program and parade. The annual Parade of Lights and food drive was a huge success, and sports are back, both for our youth and our seniors. Our hotels are full, and I’ve been told that revenues are up. The symphony has also opened again with an outstanding schedule. We broke ground on the city’s new pickleball courts and the Dixie Leavitt project across from City Hall. Sun City is building at a pace not seen before and has plans for many new amenities for its residents. Several large manufacturing companies are coming to Mesquite, bringing a number of excellent paying jobs. Badly needed housing is also underway. Of course, with the rising costs of land, materials, and labor, workforce housing will be an issue. This problem is not unique to Mesquite, as I read about it everywhere in the country. I’m hoping a major supermarket becomes an addition to Mesquite as we continue our upward movement. We know labor shortages will be an issue with expansion, but I believe we will balance this out in the coming years. In February of last year, I gave my State of the City address. It was hard to be positive, but this year will be filled with good news. I said it above, and I’ll say it again—we are entering the new year. I have always been optimistic about our future in Mesquite, and this year, I am more optimistic than ever. Yes, we have had our share of bumps in the road—everyone has. We have our challenges ahead. We are growing, but it’s controlled. The Southwest has become the place to live. We have a wonderful, positive group of residents living here. They have an optimistic outlook on our future, and it’s rubbing off on most everyone. The years 2020 and 2021 have made all of us stronger. Mesquite is a wonderful place to be, and it gets better every year. Stay Mesquite Strong, and may 2022 be a great one for all of you!

Allan S. Litman, Mesquite City Mayor


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Above & Beyond Adventure At Sorrel River Ranch

Virgin Valley Heritage Park Coming Soon!

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Cover Image: Cedar Breaks National Monument by Bob Grove

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Removing the Checklist From Adventure

Southern Utah Shines In the 2022 Parade of Homes




A New View of the Grand Canyon

Happy Decorating in 2022

To Take a Divot or Not?

Utah Tourism Industry Association Partners with SUU to Deliver New Parks & Tourism Certificate

Setting Your Wellness Intentions for the New Year

A New Year Takes Flight

Chess the Musical is coming to Center for the Arts at Kayenta

And They Say You Can't Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

Your Estate is More Than Assets

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Ring In The New Year by Saving Money And Helping the Planet

Do Something BIG!

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Why I Love

Hurricane M

y husband, Cliff, and I had been vacationing in southern Utah for decades, so we were very aware of the beauty here when the opportunity to move came about. We chose Hurricane as the place to build our new home because of the wonderful sense of community here. The friendly people wave at you as you drive by, children play unsupervised in the small, quiet streets, and the general feeling of “home” here makes it such a warm and welcoming place to live. Add to that Hurricane’s proximity to all of the fantastic hiking, offroading, and photographic possibilities, and it was the perfect fit for us. We’ve got Zion in our backyard, Bryce Canyon just one and a half hours away, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon only two hours from us—along with tons of great places in between! After being here for just over five years, we still love it!

- Ilene Bandringa

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aving moved here in May of 2005, I've seen a myriad of changes in this lovely city. We had no Walmart or Sun City back then, and traveling to St. George was a must for the simplest things.

Our city has grown exponentially since then, but I love that we have kept that small-town feel and that everyone is so friendly and helpful. I'm still able to go on walks through untamed desert backcountry and admire the beautiful mesas that surround us. We have the arts, the Senior Games, golf, the Long Drive, and so much more! It's been 16 years, and it's still the best move I've ever made. I've made lifelong friendships and can't imagine ever living anywhere else. Mesquite is truly my home. - Cheri Christensen


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Why I Love Moapa


love Moapa Valley because of its small town traditions and patriotic sense of pride. We fly our flags 24/7, 365. I love the holiday parades, 4th of July breakfast and dinner for the town, the annual fair and the excitement it brings with it, our small businesses that take pride in what they do, and how the town rallies around their youth/high school sports. We don’t hear “if you need help call me.“ Instead, it’s "let me come see what I can help you with." I love the livestock and alfalfa fields you see as you drive through town. I love how all the locals pull over and try to catch little dogs who may be lost. I guess there isn’t much I don’t love about my town.

- Patty Johnson

Why I Love

St. George


hat do I love most about St. George? I would have to say the amazing people that live here. Everyone is so vibrant and passionate; it makes being here fun and different every day. No matter what I do, whether I go to work or simply go out for groceries, I’m sure to have a unique interaction every time, and I wouldn’t change that for the world. - Lynessa Eames

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This year will be a different kind of year. This year, my resolutions will have a purpose. This year, I will pursue them with passion. This year will be a different kind of year. This year, I will make a difference. This year, I will be fully present. I will listen to the same old stories with new ears. I will give the gift of my time and heart to older family and friends. This year, I will make a difference in their lives. This year, I will volunteer. I will serve dinner at my local shelter. I will sit with someone in a retirement home whose family is far away. This year, I will make a difference. This year, I will not judge. I will be open to new ideas. I will accept others as they are and as they are becoming. I will try new things. This year, I will make a difference. This year, I will get rid of clutter. I will clean my closets, cabinets, and shelves. I will give the things I never use to someone who needs a helping hand. This year, I will make a difference. This year, I will hold onto a vision of a world without war. I will pray for peace. I will give a smile to everyone I meet. I will give thanks for all that I have. I will give my energy, my time, and my love for the betterment of my community. This year, I will give a different kind of gift. This year, I will give the gift of understanding. I will give the gift of forgiveness. I will give the gift of love. I will give the gift of myself. This year, I will give a different kind of gift.

This year, I will be the difference.V




A New View

of the Grand Canyon by Cliff & Ilene Bandringa


eing one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon is an amazing, jaw-dropping sight to see. There are lots of ways to view the Grand Canyon. Most people view it from its South Rim, while fewer view it from its North Rim. Even fewer people view it from remote observation points such as Toroweap Overlook, Twin Point, or Point Sublime or by hiking into it. Many people also view it from an airplane, usually flying on a commercial flight at over 20,000 feet, but at that altitude, it just looks like a huge hole in the surface of the Earth and conveys no real sense of depth.


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We recently discovered a new way to view the Grand Canyon. In our opinion, it is one of the absolute best ways to see it—from a small plane that flies just a few thousand feet above the rim. This top-down, close-up vantage point allows you to view so much more than any of the other methods of visiting it. Seeing it this way is awesome! Our custom flight over the central part of the Grand Canyon began by having a discussion with our pilot. We explained where we wanted to go and what we wanted to see and, based on his familiarity with the canyon, he gave us suggestions and determined our flightpath.

Peering deep into the canyon

The flight started and ended at Hurricane Airport, which is not far from St. George and Zion National Park. The central part of the Grand Canyon is located about 70 miles south of Hurricane. This isn’t really a long distance when you’re flying at around 100 miles per hour. Along with flightseeing over the Grand Canyon itself, there are a lot of other interesting sights to see between our airport and the canyon. Southwest Utah and northern Arizona are both full of spectacular geology. Wherever you look, there’s something incredible to see, and as amazing as it is to see it from the ground, it all looks a lot different from up in the air.

Our flightpath took us straight south following the Hurricane Fault, which is a long, 1,200-foot-high vertical rupture in the Earth’s surface. This fault marks the western boundary of the Colorado Plateau, and both the fault and plateau played a significant role in the creation of the Grand Canyon itself. Seeing the fault from the air really gives you a good sense of just how significant this geologic boundary is. After passing by the Bar-10 Ranch, a jumping-off point for many Grand Canyon river-runners, we reached the main part of the canyon and the Colorado River. We then turned left, or east, to go up-canyon.

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Lava once flowed down into the canyon

This area of the canyon has experienced a lot of volcanic activity. The ancient basalt (dried lava) flows are easy to spot from the air. As we passed over them, we could see where they once flowed downhill in their liquid, lava form around a million years ago and then plunged over the edge of the canyon and into the deep gorges. Geologists say that the lava dammed up the Colorado River several times and created reservoirs of water behind them. When the water finally broke through, it caused gigantic flash floods down-river. As we continued flying up-canyon, we passed by many remote sections of the canyon that are seldom seen by humans except for river-runners. When you’re up in an airplane at about 9,500 feet, or about 4,000 feet above the top of the canyon, it is truly


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amazing to see how vast the Grand Canyon really is. You just can’t see it all from the viewpoints along the rim. After traveling up-canyon for about 40 miles, we turned left (north) up into a major arm of the main canyon called Kanab Creek. This side canyon is nice for small aircraft because they can legally fly below the rim of the canyon. In the National Park section of the canyon, there are various flight restrictions depending on the type of flight and aircraft. Generally, aircraft need to stay above around 9,000 feet. The canyon that is being carved out by Kanab Creek looks very different from the main part of the Grand Canyon. This is because Kanab Creek cuts through different rock layers than those being cut through by the Colorado River.

Crazy geology that can only be seen from the air

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The stunning landscapes of Zion

Our flightpath continued north towards Zion National Park, and for a long time, we could see its towering red and white cliffs and monoliths in the distance. We passed over an area of swirling, colorful sandstone just outside of Zion called the Canaan Mountain Wilderness. Again, viewing this area from the air is best because these mesas sit on top of high red cliffs and are not visible from any road. The only other way to see this beautiful area is by going on a very long and strenuous hike. After being up in the air for two hours and fifteen minutes and traveling 220 miles, we returned to Hurricane Airport. We saw some breathtaking scenery, and as amazing as that was, we realized that we had only seen a small piece of the whole Grand Canyon. The sheer size and vastness of this area is difficult for us small humans to fully grasp. It really is a “wonder of the world!”V Although we have tried to describe our flightseeing tour above, the best way to join us is to see it virtually. See what the Grand Canyon looks like from the air by going to our blog at www.BackRoadsWest.com/blog or YouTube and searching for “flightseeing over central Grand Canyon.” Our blog also includes more information about looking for a flight-touring company.


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Gold Star Monument

to be dedicated March 26 th

Filler | by David Cordero


he new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) in southern Utah is a collaboration between community members, elected officials from the City of St. George, and two 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations (the Woody Williams Foundation and the Major Brent Taylor Foundation). It will stand tall in the heart of downtown St. George thanks to private donations of more than $100,000. The memorial’s dedication is set for March 26, 2022, at 11 a.m. on the west end of Historic Town Square near the flagpole. Everyone is invited to attend. “This is really important for families that might not have their loved one buried nearby,” said Bronwyn Mount, the mother of Bryan Cooper Mount, a St. George resident who died in combat in 2020. “Now there is going to be a sacred place they can be with thoughts of their loved one. I’m honored that the city decided to do it.” The “Gold Star” designation goes to families who have lost a loved one due to military service. Many have died in combat. Some have been lost to an accident in training. And there


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are those who sadly end up taking their own lives because of post-traumatic stress. The program to honor Gold Star Families was established by Hershel “Woody” Williams, the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from World War II. On February 23, 1945, four days after several divisions of the Marine Corps invaded Iwo Jima, Marine Corporal Williams risked his life in trying to take out enemy machine gunfire. According to Williams’ Medal of Honor citation, “he fought desperately for four hours under terrific enemy small-arms fire and repeatedly returned to his own lines to prepare demolition charges and obtain serviced flame throwers, struggling back frequently to the rear of hostile emplacements to wipe out one position after another.” More than three-quarters of a century later, Williams continues to serve his country. The Woody Williams Foundation forged a national effort to provide a place of permanence for Gold Star Families and members of the public to gather in recognition of the sacrifices that have been made for our freedom—and to

ensure that we never forget. The memorial program is active in all 50 states and in one U.S. territory, with 90 monuments installed and an additional 78 monuments in progress as of November 8, 2021. The Major Brent Taylor Foundation, named after the former Mayor of North Ogden, was established in 2019 following the combat death of Major Taylor on November 3, 2018, in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Taylor Foundation, led by Gold Star Widow Jennie Taylor, raised money to erect a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument in North Ogden in 2020. “Downtown St. George is the perfect location for this monument,” said St. George Mayor Michele Randall. “We have a patriotic community that has risen to the occasion and contributed generously to this fundraising effort.”V The monument was originally scheduled to be dedicated in November of 2021, but shipping delays caused it to be postponed. Please join us for this wonderful occasion on March 26, 2022 at 11 a.m. on the west end of Historic Town Square near the flag pole.

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Above & Beyond

Adventure Awaits

at Sorrel River Ranch

—Moab’s Most Luxurious Resort & Spa Destination— by Elizabeth Rad


n 1903, homesteaders Fred and Ida Stearns claimed 160 acres of untamed territory along the sparkling azure waters of the Colorado River in Moab, Utah. They developed a working ranch that would remain prosperous for decades to come, even as its ownership was passed down through numerous generations. Today, the Stearns’ original, two-room farmhouse still sits on what is widely considered one of the most unique physical landscapes in the Southwest, but the property has grown to serve a new purpose. As Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa, an intimate and secluded destination catering to discerning travelers


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on a quest to discover the finest culmination of service, it provides adventures and relaxation amongst eastern Utah’s majestic red rock cathedrals. Nearly a century after the property was established, it was transformed into the iconic ranch and resort we know it as today, debuting with the name “Sorrel” as an homage to the earthy rust color of the surrounding landscape. The goal was to introduce travelers to a new, unique style of hospitality that married its traditional ranch history with attention to detail and the amenities of a rich, luxurious

experience. Now having grown to encompass 240 pristine acres between the Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, Sorrel River Ranch boasts spectacular scenery and direct access to Moab’s vast array of outdoor pursuits and is regarded as the pinnacle of luxury resorts in the region. When I visited Moab for the first time, I was profoundly impacted by not only the astonishing beauty of the land, but also by how deeply the locals respected its rich history and valued sustainability in order to preserve its vibrancy. I was inspired by the idea of creating an authentic, intentional experience that reflected that same principle of stewardship and promoted ethical, educationcentric travel to ensure that guests

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left Moab with more than just memories. It was that desire that led me to Sorrel River Ranch, where I took over ownership 14 years ago. Now more than ever—after a nearly twoyear hiatus from vacations that for most was largely spent indoors—it’s clear that travelers are eager to satisfy the same craving for adventure and a reconnection with nature that led me to Moab many years ago. For thrill-seekers and outdoor enthusiasts scouting a premier destination for their 2022 getaways, Sorrel River Ranch has you covered with an array of new stay packages and programming guaranteed to provide an unforgettable escape amongst the spectacular red rocks. From skydiving into the ranch to start your stay to sunrise and sunset guided horseback rides, the newest offerings present endless avenues for restful rejuvenation, delightful adventures, and fun happenings fit for the whole family. Enjoy private UTV tours, ranch-centric educational programs, romantic spa treatments, and more. Outside the resort, exclusive and tailored excursions throughout Moab’s stunning natural landscape await as well, from Jeep

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tours to canyoneering, rock climbing, river rafting, scenic air tours, and hot air balloon rides. After a long day of discovery, guests can look forward to enjoying a peaceful lounge on the porch swings of their private, custom-built cabins; a regionally sourced, sustainable meal alfresco on the riverside deck of the resort’s signature restaurant; a friendly lawn game or competition on the basketball, tennis, or volleyball courts; a personalized, soothing massage or relaxing body treatment at the spa; a dip in the refreshing outdoor pool and hot tub; or a visit to the pot-bellied pigs, horses, rabbits, and other animals at the petting zoo and stables, and so much more.V To learn more or to book a stay that’s guaranteed to leave you inspired long after your vacation is over, visit www.SorrelRiver.com

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by Helen Houston


ppreciation for our homes as sanctuaries is here to stay. Whether it's upgrading your makeshift WFH (work from home) space or creating the ultimate entertaining space for parties of the future, the home will continue to evolve and become a better reflection of our design personalities in 2022. Design industry experts from across the country were asked about the design concepts they anticipate will make a splash in 2022, and they've shared an abundance of design inspiration for enthusiasts of all kinds.

Color and Patterns Everywhere! Traditionally, when people are optimistic, you see a surge of color and patterns in their home furnishings. Going bold these days with strong yellows, burgundies, hunter greens, and bright blues shown in stripes, plaids, and checks is becoming a common occurrence in homes. When it comes to patterns, mini print florals akin to the Laura Ashley textiles many of us grew up with will continue to see a resurgence in popularity. Mixing retro-inspired colors and prints will also be a top trend.

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Formality Reimagined We are using our houses more than we ever have, resulting in an increased sense of practicality across the design spectrum. Rooms that may have previously been used two–three times a year are now being used two– three times a week, resulting in a reimagined approach to designing formal spaces. An emerging trend is to transform a tired formal dining space into an inviting, vibrant place to dine, entertain, study, and play. Pops of modern art, a vibrant color palette, and plenty of texture prevent any notion of stuffiness. Putting Antiques and Heirlooms Front and Center Younger clients are more interested in buying antiques than ever before, and based on the supply-chain concerns we're seeing now, this will only continue in 2022. One silver lining to the wild lead times we're all seeing now is that we're afforded a little more time to dig for those special pieces. Antiques and vintage will be celebrated as the ultimate “green” resource available in the furniture sector. Investing both time and money in the objects that transform a house into a home of pride and comfort will be a priority.


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Giving the Kitchen A Much-Needed Glow Up Which design concepts will be big in the kitchen come 2022? Designers are thrilled to report that gone are the all-white kitchens of our pre-pandemic days: warm, moody, and vibrant kitchens will all usher in a more colorful and personality-driven era of cook space design. If you're building now or are in the process of renovating and thinking about your options, push beyond white. Designers are more than ready and think people are also ready for something with more depth and personality. In general, 2022 kitchens will be about expression, mixing metals, and bolder use of color, pattern, and materials.

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Image Credit: www.Wayfair.com Stricklin 94.5'' Velvet Rolled Arm Chesterfield Sofa

Embracing Those Curves Although it’s been popular for a while, we’ll see even more curvature pieces of furniture throughout 2022—freedom from the feel of limitations within a structured space. The holistic spectrum of curvature in design will be found in architecture such as cabinet designs, doorways, and furniture that "wraps around you like a comforting cuddle.” These soft, comforting lines in design are a welcoming change after the difficult lifestyles we all have experienced. Homes That Tell a Global Story Home design is being influenced by a resurgence of travel. We’ve stayed relatively local for the last 20 plus months, and those of us who have started to travel abroad have described how liberating it feels. Therefore, we’re going to start to see more exotic influences in design. The trend will extend to our outdoor living spaces. Destination influences could very well transport us to the resort of our dreams where resort stripes will be the print of the season, complimented by tabletop finds in euphoric colors.


Leaning In to Fantastical Elements for Bold Design In 2022, we will see elements in design incorporating surrealism and fantasy. Wallpapers have never been more on-trend, and with today’s technology in digital printing, we’ll see some incredibly innovative products. Watch for new wallpaper collections that will reference motifs from classical to the surreal. This emerging trend incorporates fantastical prints, shapes, and home accents to create a one-of-a-kind room. Everybody's Going Green If you followed the always highly anticipated Color of the Year announcements from major paint companies in late 2021, you likely noticed a stark trend: every company is touting shades of green. This is no surprise, as designers recognize how much we are all being inspired by nature right now, but we're also loving those more eclectic hues, like chartreuse and emerald green, that bring the outdoors inside.

Soothing Spaces Driven By Nature Being locked up indoors for a long period of time made people go out and enjoy being in nature more than ever. And that also is reflected inside, pursuing organic forms in design and choosing more natural materials brings the notion of outdoor living and organic elegance to every room in the house.

In line with inspiration from the great outdoors, more and more designers are getting certifications in green and sustainable design practices to best equip their clients with healthy, happy homes. The traction gained by sustainable design pre-pandemic has only been amplified today as we worry more about air quality, circulation, environmental toxins, and our health.V

There appears to be a greater responsibility on the part of the designer and client to educate themselves on ways to create a home that honors nature as best they can instead of burdening it.

Helen Houston is the owner of Staging Spaces & Redesign. Helen can be reached by calling (702) 346-0246 or emailing helen@stagingspaces.biz.

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Virgin Valley

Heritage Park Coming Soon!

by Brent Drew, Vice President of Business Development at Quantum Construction and Development


he Virgin Valley Heritage Park is a master-planned community in Mesquite, Nevada, that thoughtfully combines quality living accommodations, small business and restaurant spaces, and a public park that will etch in time the history of this magnificent area. Every detail has been thought out to provide a mixture of public gathering areas, local business spaces, and quality condominium living.

President of Quantum Construction and Development, Thomas Pugh, and Dixie Leavitt presentating their proposal to the City of Mesquite

Mesquite Mayor, Al Litman, and Dixie Leavitt signing the Development Agreement for the project

As a descendant of this area’s early settlers and having been raised in the valley’s atmosphere of hard work and community development, Dixie Leavitt wanted to create a project that would remind the people of this area of the Virgin Valley’s rich heritage. His love for the area and his close relationships with many of the valley’s residents have given Dixie a strong desire to ensure that the legacy of settling this area is not lost. He and his family are designing this project to provide a way for citizens and visitors to remember the efforts and sacrifices of the founders that built this area. At the same time, this project will provide needed space for living, eating, recreating, and working. This will bring other economic benefits. This project is a labor of his and his family’s love for the area.


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The buildings will include retail, food establishment, and office spaces on the lower level with one or two levels of condominium units on the upper floors. The residents will have direct access to the lowerlevel establishments and the new park facilities. The park area will include a 120seat outdoor theater, a flowered archway, an interactive irrigation display station, shallow meandering streams, and various tree-lined landscaped areas for small gatherings or personal relaxing. The design of this area will utilize plants that not only provide beauty and shade but also use less water.

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Throughout the park, there will be seating areas and open spaces that are connected by interactive displays. These displays will give a wealth of information about the original families that settled the area and about important stories that formed the Virgin Valley. In order to accomplish this monumental project, the combined skills of the Dixie and Anne Leavitt Family Foundation (DALFF) and Quantum Construction and Development are being utilized to design, develop, and construct the Virgin Valley Pioneer Park, which will be directly across the street from Mesquite’s City Office Complex. Quantum Construction and Development, which is a separate company owned by the Leavitt Family and Tom Pugh, has been at the forefront of many of the Rocky Mountain area’s pristine projects. To make all of this work, our group is working with the City of Mesquite, whose vision of developing the downtown area sparked these ideas and allowed the group to develop this project. The project will reflect and educate Mesquite and its visitors while helping them to relax, promoting their pioneer heritage, and providing new economic and living opportunities. Its draw will be regional, and the development will offer new entertainment and living possibilities in Mesquite’s downtown.V


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To Take a Divot or Not?


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by Rob Krieger, PGA


hen striking a golf ball, the question that many golfers have is do I need to take a divot when hitting the ball? The answer is it depends. First, it will depend on what type of shot you are hitting. Second, it will depend on what you are trying to get the golf ball to do. Third, it’s important what club you are using, and finally, it depends on how much speed you are using. In order to hit a solid shot, you need to hit the ball first. THEN hit the ground. Trying to make the club strike the ball and the ground simultaneously is difficult and requires a lot of practice. A player needs to be perfect in order to fit the leading edge of the club into the very small area between where the club, the ball, and the ground all meet at the same time. This requires producing a steep "V"-shaped swing that leaves little room for error. If the club hits the ground before the ball, you’ve chucked it, and it doesn’t go very far. Or, the opposite happens, and the leading edge doesn’t stay close enough to the turf, and the ball goes zooming much further than needed. Instead, first, try brushing the top of the grass and going through the ball like a putter. This is a horizontal motion and creates a swing shaped more like a "U." The club stays lower for longer through the ball and should make contact at the bottom of the "U" as the ball rides up the clubface. Therefore, swinging level with the ground into impact provides more time at the bottom of the swing to hit it solid. Extend both arms at impact and think, “swing through the ball, not hit down at it.” Once you’ve perfected the “U” swing, graduate, if you like, to the “V” swing. Shorter Irons And Wedges: These clubs are shorter and generally will produce a steeper swing. They make taking a divot easier because the added loft allows the turf to slide up the face with less resistance. It is critical to let the loft do the work by striking the ball first, and then hit the grass in front of the ball. Let the loft work for you without interfering with it. The best golf

shots are when the ball is hit first with the turf struck after the ball. Practice by placing a broken tee in front of your ball when you hit these shots, and see if you can strike the ball and then the tee in front with the clubhead. Longer Irons: Irons are generally made with narrower clubhead soles that are designed to dig into the ground. Longer clubs are more difficult to hit with due to less loft and longer length shafts. This is the primary reason players with slower swing speeds struggle with longer irons, as they lack clubhead speed and don’t have enough loft to get the ball in the air. Coming in too steeply de-lofts the club, making it even harder to get the ball airborne. Sweeping the ball for a shallower divot, a very little one, or none at all allows for more consistent contact, higher shot height, and more distance. Fairway Woods And Hybrids: These clubhead soles are wider and are made to glide across the ground and not to dig in. Most of the time, there will not be a divot, and that's okay. If you do strike the grass, it should be small, shallow, and in front of the ball. The steeper you try to make the swing by hitting down on it and not through it, the more you can force your body to come up out of posture, making your shot thin or chunky. TV vs. Reality: On television, the tour players are swinging with high swing velocities, so they inherently create more spin and larger divots. They can adjust the steepness and shallowness of their swings to provide more or less spin as course conditions or specific shots warrant. Yes, their swings are that finely tuned. Finally, when you see those big pelts of grass fly, keep in mind that many times course conditions are softer, and with lower lofts and more speed, the turf really goes flying. always replace your divots, and fill your divots with sand and seed. Good luck and as always…Fairways & Greens!V www.StGeorgeGolfLessons.com

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t a E ? t a h W Ring in the New Year with Healthy Habits... by Soon O. Kim, MD, General Surgeon


he start of a fresh year is the perfect time to tweak your eating habits.

While fad diets come and go, you can’t go wrong with eating more vegetables. Skip the trendy detox plans and quick fixes and instead resolve to follow a plant-based diet. Not only will you be eating more nutrient-rich foods, but you will also be reducing your risk of heart disease—the leading cause of death in the U.S. according to the American Heart Association (AHA). PLANT-BASED APPROACHES There isn’t only one way to follow a plant-based diet. You can strictly avoid animal-derived foods or have some flexibility in your meal plans.


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CHOOSE FROM THESE PLANT-BASED METHODS: FLEXITARIAN: People who follow a flexitarian diet stick to mostly plantbased foods while occasionally eating meat. PLANT-FORWARD: This is a style of cooking that emphasizes plant-based foods but is not limited to them. Meat is consumed but is never the main feature of the meal. PESCATARIAN: Pescatarians avoid red meat and poultry but consume fish and shellfish.

Like a Plant-Based Diet! VEGETARIAN: Vegetarians avoid eating meat but may eat some animalderived foods like eggs, dairy, honey, and gelatin. VEGAN: A vegan diet excludes any meat and animal-derived foods. IS PRO-PLANT PRO-HEALTH? Some people choose to eat plant-based diets for ethical concerns about the treatment of animals in the food supply and/or the overall impact that livestock raised for food has on the planet. However, when you focus on health, you may ask what risks does meat consumption pose to my health? Red meat, which includes beef, pork, and lamb, is high in saturated

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fat. Excess saturated fat can raise blood cholesterol levels and increase the risk of heart disease. The typical meat-focused American diet includes an unhealthy amount of saturated fat: the AHA recommends having no more than 13 grams of saturated fat per day for a 2,000 calorie diet. FOR YOUR HEALTH For perspective, you would reach nearly half your recommended daily limit of saturated fat after eating only 4 ounces of full-fat ground beef. And it doesn’t stop with red meat—processed meats can be a worse offender. In one meta-analysis published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, for every 1.75 ounces of processed meats consumed, the risk of heart disease rose 18 percent. There are also healthier meat and fish options. Some researchers stress that lean cuts have fewer harmful fats and provide protein and nutrients that our bodies need. Certain types of fish have omega-3 fatty acids that can reduce the risk of heart failure. If you are starting a plant-based diet for your health, it may be helpful to try eating plant-forward or pescatarian first and determine if you can still get adequate protein and nutrients without eating meat or dairy. MAKE THE SWITCH Changing your eating habits is a big goal, especially if you are cutting out a major food group in your diet. It may be easier to stick to your plan if you take it step-by-step, setting smaller goals to consume a more plant-based diet. Some options are:

• Divide your plate. Challenge yourself to fill half your plate with vegetables each meal. • Plant a mini garden. Backyard gardens give you constant access to fresh produce. Your garden doesn’t have to be elaborate. Start with three easy-to-grow vegetables in your area like cherry tomatoes, green beans, and cucumbers.

• Try Meatless Monday. This is simply one day during the week—whether it be Monday or not—when you avoid meat to cut back on your overall meat consumption. Add more days as you adjust.

AND THERE IS MORE— Cutting down on meat consumption is just one way to focus on your heart health for the new year. Here are three more unhealthy habits to leave behind in 2022: INACTIVITY: Not getting enough daily exercise can lead to heart disease even if you have no other risk factors. This year, slowly work up to getting at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week or roughly 30 minutes five times per week. Be active and have fun! (This is free!) Remember that the annual Community 5K Heart Walk this year will be on Friday, February 11th, 2022, beginning with no-charge registration at 8 a.m. at the City of Mesquite Recreation Center. The walk begins at 9 a.m. and finishes at Mesa View Regional Hospital with heart-healthy snacks, education, vendors, and music! For more information, call the Mesquite Recreation Center at (702) 346-8732 or Rob Fuller with Mesa View Regional Hospital at (702) 345-4244. VAPING OR E-CIGARETTES: Smoking by vaping or e-cigarettes not only poses serious risks to your lungs but also to your heart. The American College of Cardiology found that e-cigarette users were 56 percent more likely to have a heart attack and 30 percent more likely to have a stroke than nonusers. People who vape were also at higher risk for coronary artery disease and blood clots. This year, reach out for


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help from a trusted friend, family member, or counselor to quit vaping/smoking once and for all. ALCOHOL: Excessive drinking can lead to high blood pressure, heart muscle disease, irregular heartbeat, and heart rhythm problems. Heavy drinking can even prematurely age arteries, particularly in men. If you drink, moderation is the key to avoiding heart damage. Make it a goal to drink less in the coming year. If you’ve decided to start the new year with a new diet, don’t forget to discuss your plans with your primary care provider. Visit MesaViewAnytime.com to schedule an appointment. Same and next-day appointments are often available.V

About the author: Dr. Kim is an experienced general surgeon who provides surgery services for Mesa View Regional Hospital. For more information about Dr. Kim, please visit MesaViewMedical.com/surgery. For appointments or other questions, Dr. Kim can be reached by calling (702) 346-1700.

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What's Happening in Southern Utah

by Macrae Heppler of Eagle Gate Title


he buzz continues to grow here in southern Utah as more and more people figure out that it checks all the boxes for the quality of life that they are seeking. Apart from just the sunshine and outdoor beauty, we are seeing an influx of new developments and businesses that is making this an even more desirable spot to live, work, and play. Here are a couple of projects in the works that are going to change the southern Utah landscape forever:


Desert Color has become one of, if not the most, popular new residential developments in town, and they can’t build homes fast enough. Located off exit 2 on the south end of town, it offers both residents and visitors the experience of living a life connected to the outdoors. The Shores Resort and Welcome Center at Desert Color include a spacious pool, sunbathing deck, and restaurants that will be in use soon, along with their 2.5-acre recreational lagoon. Charter school Freedom Prep Academy is right in the heart of the neighborhood, and the University has plans for an extension campus out there as well. Their retail center is underway with Big Shots Golf and will be completed this spring with much more to come.

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Visit www.DesertColor.com for more information.


TechRidge, located on the bluff in the heart of downtown St. George, is changing the business landscape here in a way that will impact our community forever. It is a 180-acre project that will include one million square feet of office space, 275,000 square feet of retail space, 2,400 residential units, and multiple hotels amongst 60 acres of parks, trails, and open space. The vision is to build a walkable live, work, and play community that will attract top talent and will bring more highpaying job opportunities. So far, Vasion, Zonos, Weave, and Awardco are up there with a long list of more companies coming. The whole first phase is underway, and we should see more exciting things finished this year. Visit www.TechRidge.com to learn more.

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Black Desert Resort at Entrada will be home to a large condo hotel and multiple residential villages for both residents and visitors to enjoy. Along with this, they are building a 19-hole Tom-Weiskopf-designed golf course that will be open this fall, a 3,000-foot-long boardwalk lined with restaurants and shops, and commercial office spaces.V Please visit www.BlackDesertResort.com to learn more about this community.


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Macrae can be reached at Eagle Gate Title by calling (435) 703-6060 or by emailing Macrae@EagleGateTitle.com.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in 1997

by Rebecca Roessner


he courtship between the Eureka Casino Resort and the City of Mesquite began back in 1989 when the Lee family purchased property on the corner of Mesa and Pioneer Boulevards. Their intention was to develop a new casino and hotel for the community. In 1995, the engagement was set in stone, or rather, concrete, as they broke ground for construction. The hotel amenities opened in 1996, but it wasn’t until February 14, 1997, when the Eureka (then known as Rancho Mesquite) tied the knot with the City of Mesquite. This Valentine’s Day marks the 25th anniversary of their partnership. Throughout the years, the Eureka has supported and contributed to the community that has become the Mesquite we all love today. Not only has the Eureka funded many of the projects which bolster the intrinsic value of the community, but more importantly,


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they have participated in those events and helped to enhance the pride and confidence of our residents. The Eureka helped teach our children how to read and has shown us how to sustain our own gardens, not just by tossing money around, but by getting hands-on with the real work involved in raising a community. They have participated in fundraisers to help benefit the children of local areas and have celebrated and supported the Wounded Warrior Project. Many of the Eureka’s employeeowners have taken the initiative to be on the front lines of these projects, donating their time to benefit our community. Like a good partner, the Eureka gives of itself so the community can enjoy the benefits. Once all the hard work is done, the Eureka enjoys spending casual time with Mesquite as well. Since a casino and a city can’t really go on vacation together,

the Eureka has made a great effort to bring the vacation here. Buoyed by the affinity and influence of Mrs. Doris Lee, Mesquite is now home to the annual “Rockets Over the Red Mesa” every fourth of July, a free-to-the-public performance from The Nevada POPS Orchestra and the most exciting fireworks show around.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in 1997

Rockets Over the Red Mesa

The Eureka has also sponsored several years of off-road events in order to entertain the residents who prefer to get a little dirtier when they play. Even a few Hollywood hotshots have come to Mesquite to immortalize our city in film. Our community in return has been here to support the Eureka when the social tides turn, first with the economic crisis of 2008, and more recently with Covid-19 concerns. Our community has continued to support the Eureka and its efforts to encourage health, wellness, and compassion for all of us. Together, Eureka and Mesquite recently provided a vaccination center to ensure that anyone who wanted a vaccine was able to get one. In the midst of cultural upheaval and redefining what “normal” means, the people of Mesquite recognize the value of what the Eureka represents, not just as an entertainment venue, but as a beacon that maintains integrity in the wake of adversity.

Rancho Mesquite 1997

Mesquite Reads Program

Congratulations are in order! Twenty-five years together is an accomplishment for any couple, and the relationship between Mesquite and Eureka is worthy of recognition. They have shared in wonderful celebrations and have worked together to overcome any unexpected challenges along the way. And to honor the contributions and motivation of the Lee family, the Eureka will continue to make improvements that leave the City of Mesquite better than we found it.V

Veterans Day Parade 2010

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Utah Tourism Industry Association Partners with SUU to Deliver New Parks & Tourism Certificate

by Susie Knudsen Photos provided by Visit Cedar City • Brian Head


edar City, Utah—At the 2021 Utah Tourism Conference, Southern Utah University and the Utah Tourism Industry Association (UTIA) announced the new Utah Parks and Tourism career certificate program for adult and professional learners. Covering some of Utah's most economically dynamic sectors, the six-week online learning program combines expertise from those working with national parks in Utah with some of the region's outstanding tourism industry experts.

collectively engage across the industry in thoughtful destination development and visitor management strategies with our parks, public lands, and assets,” said Natalie Randall, UTIA executive director. “This certificate is a way for tourism and parks professionals to centrally learn the greater Utah story, contribute to Utah’s evolving tourism sector, and gain a professional advantage for moving up or entering into the industry.”

“As our state sees a maturing tourism industry that is strained with recovery challenges, we need to proactively and

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Outdoor experiential learning is built into the Parks & Tourism certificate.

monuments. “SUU is uniquely positioned to serve as the academic provider for the certificate program,” says Melynda Thorpe, executive director of SUU Community and Professional Development. “The university is already actively engaged in helping both students and professionals prepare for successful careers in tourism, hospitality, and public lands, so collaborating with UTIA to provide this training is a good fit for an extension of our resources.“ Bridget Eastep, Ph.D., serves as the program instructor. She is the director of Outdoor Engagement at SUU and has spent over

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400 days in the backcountry training and educating students for SUU, the University of Utah, Radford University, Oklahoma State University, and the Student Conservation Association. As a professor and administrator, she coordinates the outdoor recreation curriculum and is now the principal investigator of the Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative (IIC) offering internships in regional public lands. A capstone experience for participants is an optional full-day Southern Utah FAM Tour where participants have the opportunity to apply course learning to real Utah destination environments. Hosted by Visit Cedar City • Brian Head, the tour is an all-expense paid live learning lab experience featuring cooperative cultural experiences with the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Brian Head Resort, and Southern Utah Museum of Art.

Students learn about the geologic history of Cedar Breaks National Monument during the Southern Utah FAM Tour.


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“We want to share some of the highlights of the region with participants as well as provide access to Utah leaders in these areas,” said Maria Twitchell, Visit Cedar City • Brian Head executive director.

Students pan for gold at Frontier Homestead State Park Museum during the Southern Utah FAM Tour.

With funding made available by the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) and its Talent Ready Utah team and in partnership with the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE), 150 scholarships are available to those unemployed or who feel vulnerable in their employment. Underserved or other populations affected by COVID-19, in accordance with the federal CARES Act, may also qualify for no-cost participation. Cohorts are scheduled to run throughout the fall and spring seasons.V For more information on opportunities and training from SUU Community and Professional Development, visit their website at suu.edu/prodev or call (435) 865-8259. Located in the world’s best backyard, Southern Utah University is the University of the Parks, thanks to its close proximity to several outdoor recreational areas and its educational partnerships with the National Park Service. SUU’s Community and Professional Development program offers opportunities for working adults to advance in their careers and pursue educational goals by providing access to in-person and online training, certificate programs, and conferences.

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for the New Year

Setting your Wellness Intentions

by Ashley Centers


ello again, readers! Hopefully, you have all had wonderful and healthy holidays since our last edition as well as a most excellent welcome to 2022!

As many of us begin to make resolutions and commitments for our fitness and other goals this new year, I would like to encourage you all to focus on your long-term goals. This will help you set your intentions and priorities for your overall wellness this year. Keep in mind that a resolution, while fantastic, is completely different than setting your intentions. While a resolution is making the decision, setting the intention behind it is a much more specific and planned thing to accomplish. Without a specific intention, the resolution is simply a decision with no direct thing to plan for, and it is too subjective for you to make significant progress in a positive way. Also, keep in mind that there are a million little things that build toward your overall goal or resolution. When setting these intentions, doing something that works toward them is always better than doing nothing at all.


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Always try to remember that even a short walk is better than nothing, a few minutes spent stretching is better than nothing, and a quick minute up and away from the desk is better than nothing. In that regard, doing little intentional things like walking will keep our cardiovascular and respiratory systems working so that we don’t lose the progress we have made and will also have a significant effect on our overall wellness. These simple things also help us continue to make additional progress toward the long-term goal. Intentionally moving up and away from the desk to wake up the glutes and loosen the hamstrings will keep us mobile enough to do squats and other exercises in the gym which involve those muscles. There will be less of a negative effect on mobility or strength from tight and weakened musculature; this is invaluable to our overall wellness. Whether we realize it or not, the thigh complex is used in nearly every movement we make. It is responsible for stability in the knees and trunk. When it’s weak, it can contribute to

lower back pain, tightness, and shortening within the complex, which can affect posture and balance. By simply moving with the intention of keeping this area active, it can have exponential benefits in our daily quality of life. In addition to simply moving, we can add specific stretches that are pinpointed for those areas. When done consistently over time, stretches can even increase the mobility and strength of the muscles. They can also increase the ability to engage the muscles that we need in order to perform exercise and activity more effectively. This is true of nearly every muscle group in the body. They all contribute in some way to our daily life, so actively and intentionally engaging and stretching to keep the muscles moving will also quite literally keep us moving. I suffer from severe muscular pain in my neck and shoulders. In my own personal experience, just running through a short, two-minute stretching routine recommended by my physical therapist has had a remarkably positive effect on the amount of pain I feel and on the overall strength in both areas. Over the course of several months, doing these stretches with the intention of reducing daily pain has become an established habit for me. If your intention is getting back to doing things that you used to enjoy but now with better lung capacity, then even working on simple deep breathing techniques can help to improve overall lung strength and function. Deep breathing exercises are also proven to be effective in stress management, so if reducing stress is your intention, they can be very helpful there as well. For such an extremely simple technique, they have a myriad of benefits for overall

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wellness and can contribute positively to your physical abilities in everything you do. Making every movement intentional towards your ultimate goal is the simplest but most effective way to continue the journey, even on the days that you simply can’t get to it all. It’s hard to get to the gym, do the big workouts you had hoped for, and get in the run that you planned, etc. By moving our bodies with intention in even small ways like the above examples, the needle slowly moves that much closer to better overall wellness. So as you set your resolutions and back them with intention, remember that what seem like small things are actually helping you to accomplish more than you sometimes realize. This year, I encourage you to take a new view of what your wellness actually means so you can reframe how you go about accomplishing it. To me, wellness simply means living my daily life in progressively better ways with less pain, less doubt in my abilities, and more trust in my body. It also means trusting that I am doing everything I can to make my physical goals a reality, whether the things I’m doing seem small or not. As I realize that everything I do, whether positive or negative, has a direct effect on my wellness and as I reframe my mind and view in order to move intentionally, I can’t help but live well. So, readers, I encourage you to go out, set your goals, stick to the resolution, line out your intentions, and live well!V


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A New Year Takes

Flight Golden Eagle named Scout Exercising | Photo Credit Susan Tyner

by Karen L Monsen


ne of my greatest childhood fantasies was the desire to create a personal friendship with a wild eagle. I found myself with a love and fascination for these powerful creatures.

tremendous asset for southern Utah.” Those conversations led to Tyner signing a lease on a small piece of city-owned property for 100 years for $1 per year with a renewal option to extend for another 100 years.

MARTIN TYNER, SOUTHWEST WILDLIFE FOUNDATION Martin Tyner began planning his raptor rescue center 50 years ago when he started caring for injured wildlife and birds of prey. After many setbacks over 20 years, he is close to realizing his dream in 2022, and his raptor rescue center and eagle flight chamber are perched to become realities in Enoch, Utah.

CEDAR CITY TO ENOCH Southwest Wildlife Foundation began in Cedar City when Rocky Mountain Power donated a 22.6-acre parcel to the Southwest Wildlife Foundation (SWF) for a nature park and wildlife rehabilitation center. Founded in 1997, SWF (https://www.gowildlife.org/) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that cares for more than 100 sick, injured, and orphaned native creatures annually. Tyner’s wildlife rescue work operated from his home in Enoch, but additional chambers were built on the Cedar City property. After occurrences of vandalism and graffiti, he moved rescue work back to his home while the foundation continued improving the Cedar City property in order to create a nature park.

The mostly rural, agricultural City of Enoch, with a population of around 7,000 and located seven miles northeast of Cedar City, was officially incorporated in 1966. Nearby Parowan Gap is a recurrent raptor release site. Enoch welcomed Tyner with “We love who you are. We love what you do. You’ve been a


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In 2021, Tyner renegotiated the lease with Rocky Mountain Power (Utah Power) to amend the deed, which had been written for building a wildlife rescue center. This allowed him to lease or sell the land to benefit the foundation so as not to lose infrastructure improvements already invested, including a 96-foot bridge. The Cedar City property is ideal for a nature park, as it has a stream, waterfall, and natural habitat, but insurmountable obstacles stood in the way of building a wildlife rehabilitation and rescue center there. Tyner hopes that funds from the property’s sale or lease can be funneled into a trust to generate operational revenue for the Enoch center. Beginning in 2020, with the Covid-19 pandemic keeping people at home, bored, and watching YouTube, Tyner’s YouTube raptor educational videos reached 100,000 subscribers. Through many small donations, the foundation amassed $500,000 in 2021—enough to build an eagle flight chamber.

Creance Flight Exercise with Eagle named Crash | Photo Credit WRCNU

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Enoch Wildlife Center Artist Rendition | Photo Credit SWF

FLIGHT CHAMBERS “Flight chambers built specifically for eagles are incredibly rare,” says Tyner. Among the North American eagle flight facilities are those operated by The American Eagle Foundation (AEF) in Tennessee (https://www.eagles.org/) and the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre (CWRC) in Nova Scotia, Canada (https://www.cwrc.net/). Katelyn Dotson with AEF equates flight training to physical therapy for eagles to build muscle mass after their comfy lifestyle in rehab. Canada’s impressive CWRC was caring for 10 eagles (3 matures and seven under five years of age) in October 2021. Manager Brenda Boates says that CWRC offers a vast continuous flying space, multiple perches, and pools with a 24/7 streaming camera watch on the flyway. In the U.S., federal laws regulate wildlife rehabilitation centers. According to Buz Marthaler, Co-Founder and Chair of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah (http://www.wrcnu. org), federally licensed raptor rehabilitators must provide flight enclosures appropriate for the species. Small birds like American kestrels or western screech-owls require flight areas eight feet long by 16 feet wide by eight feet high, while an eagle would require a minimum of 100 feet by 20 feet by 16 feet. Marthaler emphasizes, “It is extremely important that prior to release, all animals are able to properly/normally ambulate, find food, seek shelter, and evade danger, so flights [chambers] or another form of ensuring that raptors can do all this is a must.” Rehabilitators lacking a flight chamber transfer birds to other facilities or use a time-consuming, labor-intensive creance method that employs a line attached to removable leg straps. This allows the bird to exercise while controlling the flight height, distance, and speed to ensure the bird’s safety. Tyner stresses the importance of flight exercise to improve survival chances for released raptors, saying, “The wilds are a very tough place to make a living. About 80% of all birds of prey do not survive the first year of life.” Although impossible to guarantee survival, the best rescue work restores animals to levels they would have attained prior to their accident or injury.


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ENOCH REHABILITATION CENTER The Enoch Wildlife Rescue Center will be a rehabilitation facility for orphaned or injured animals. The center will be capable of serving smaller falcons and owls and large raptors with a flight chamber 40 feet wide—double the required width—that has a central movable wall so it can be configured as one large or two smaller chambers. Since raptors do not always get along, separate areas need to be provided to rehab more than one at a time. The Enoch facility will also have a reception area, a veterinary clinic, and a oneway glass window to observe behavior.

opportunities mean an increased awareness, knowledge, and appreciation for the land we call home.” Proclaiming, “Have eagle will travel,” Tyner hits the road with his golden eagle named Scout to share his passion for protecting raptors and to garner public and community support.

Education is integral to maintaining support for animal rescue efforts. Tyner states, “Increased educational

If you would like to make a donation, please visit https://www.gowildlife.org/donations

As 2022 commences, Tyner continues tending sick and injured raptors and delivers school educational programs. He welcomes the new year and anticipates that this year will take flight for Southwest Wildlife Foundation with the construction of an eagle flight chamber in Enoch, Utah.V

Tyner with Goshawk Photo Credit Susan Tyner

Parowan Gap Tyner & Golden Eagle Scout | Photo Credit Susan Tyner

Below: Golden Eagle Released After Rehab Photo Credit Martin Tyner

Above: Tyner with Golden Eagle Scout Photo Credit Bobby Valero

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is coming to center for the arts at kayenta by Michelle Sundberg


enter For the Arts at Kayenta continues its world-class professional productions with Chess, which runs March 10–21, 2021. Chess is a musical with music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, both of the pop group, ABBA, with lyrics by Ulvaeus and Tim Rice and book by Rice. The plot involves a politically driven, Cold War-era chess tournament between two grandmasters, one American and the other Soviet Russian, and their fight over a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. Although the protagonists were not intended to represent any real individuals, the character of the American grandmaster was loosely based on Bobby Fischer, a chess prodigy who, at age 13, won a game that was dubbed "The Game of the Century." Other elements in the story may have been inspired by the chess careers of Russian grandmasters Viktor Korchnoi and Anatoly Karpov. Chess reflects the Cold War tensions present in the 1980s. The musical has been referred to as a metaphor for the whole Cold War, with the insinuation being made that the Cold War was itself a manipulative game. Released and staged at the height of the strong anti-communist agenda that came to be known as the "Reagan Doctrine," Chess addresses and satirizes the hostility of the international political atmosphere of the 1980s.

The music in Chess has been called by the New York Times “sumptuously recorded... grandiose pastiche and lavishly arranged with splashy electronic embellishments." The original Chess concept album received critical accolades, with Rolling Stone raving that the "dazzling score covers nearly all the pop bases." Kurt Ganzl's Blackwell Guide to the Musical Theatre on Record described the music as a "thrilling exposition


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of an exciting piece of modern musical theater," and Time declared that the "rock symphonic synthesis was ripe with sophistication and hummable tunes." Chess the album became a Top 10 hit in the U.K., West Germany, and South Africa and reached number 47 on the U.S. Billboard 200, number 39 in France, and number 35 in Australia. For seven weeks, it remained at number one on the Swedish album chart. The recording also received several prestigious awards. In 1985, music videos were filmed for the songs, "One Night in Bangkok," "Nobody's Side," "The Arbiter," and the ballads, "I Know Him So Well" and "Pity the Child." These were released together in a VHS video entitled Chess


This performance and story will touch everyone and plunge audiences into a complex world of intrigue, games, and gossip where, in the end, victory remains only on the side of chess.V Show Details: Thursday–Saturday, March 10–12 and 17–19 2021, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 20, at 6 p.m. at Center For the Arts at Kayenta, Lorraine Boccardo Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $35 for adults, $10 for students/children, and can be purchased online at www.KayentaArts.com. Kayenta Arts Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop and create an environment where diverse artistic endeavors can flourish. The Center for the Arts at Kayenta (CFAK) is the actual place where people in the greater southern Utah area come to learn, express, appreciate, and celebrate art in all forms. Visit KayentArts.com to purchase tickets and for more information. Come, be a part of the art at Kayenta.

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Education Center Comes to Mesquite

by Burton Weast


major change is coming to the Mesquite Shopping Center. Not only will the aging center be remodeled, but the west wing of the center will host a new science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) complex, with opportunities for agricultural learning as well. Through a generous donation by the Charles and Phyllis M. Frias Charitable Trust, the entire shopping center has been given to Mesquite Works, a non-profit that provides free employment assistance to area residents.


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John Mowbry, a trustee of the Frias Trust, noted that in addition to the Mesquite Works donation, “the trust provided several parcels aggregating over 12 acres in Mesquite to the Nevada Rural Housing Authority to develop affordable housing.” In 2018, the trust also gave a $9 million distribution to the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada that created Camp Frias Frontier in Alamo. The Frias Charitable Trust was made possible by the business success of Charles and Phyllis, who built a five-cab business into the largest transportation company in Nevada. Although

they had no children, the couple actively engaged in philanthropy supporting children. While the generous donation included property, it did not include funding to remodel the shopping center. Mesquite Works was able to raise over $200,000 in private donations from the local community, which will be used to remodel the entire center and provide space for the STEAM program. Mesquite Works Chair George Gault expressed the excitement of the entire board of directors, saying, “Not only are we remodeling an older center to improve downtown, but we also provide a new opportunity for area students to expand their knowledge in a fun environment.” Plans for the STEAM center include meeting and classroom space for a variety of programs. A committee to work on the curriculum has been created and includes the principals of Beaverdam, Virgin Valley, and Moapa High Schools as well as other area educators. Existing tenants of the shopping center will stay, and Mesquite Works plans on using the revenue generated from rent to support the STEAM center. The design of the remodeled shopping center has been completed by local architects, and plans are in process for approval by the City of Mesquite. Completion of the work is expected by next summer.V

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And They Say You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks…

by Anita DeLelles


o, the new year is fast approaching. You’ve made a resolution to spend less time working, less time glued to your digital devices, and more leisure time outdoors. You might want to explore some new activities with your dog— and away from your phone.

The interaction with other puppies, different surroundings and noises, and exposure to other adults or children are all part of the socialization process to put your pup on a good path. Just like with children, so much of a dog’s knowledge and personality is formed at a very young age.

Dog training classes are a great way to get outside, get some exercise, and do the same for your dog. Everybody wins! If you don’t have a dog and are thinking about rescuing a new puppy, your first move should be to research various dog breeds to find a good match in temperament and lifestyle. You probably shouldn’t get a border collie if you live in a small apartment, as they need lots of exercise and mental stimulation. If you have a big yard and love to hike, a toy poodle wouldn’t make sense. It sounds like common sense, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t prepare for the needs of a new pet.

An obvious progression out of puppyhood is to provide your dog with basic obedience training. At WOOF! Center’s Training Academy, we offer an introductory, “Basic Manners” class within a small group setting, utilizing all-positive reinforcement with love, treats, and praise. We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: always choose a trainer that offers all-positive reinforcement techniques. Too many trainers use prong collars, shock collars, e-collars, or stim-collars as a quick, lazy way to train. Whatever you call it, the principle is the same. These devices use fear and apprehension to shape the desired behavior. Your dog will learn first off that doing activities with their owner results in pain or anxiety. Secondly, they can make your dog skittish and worrisome. The side effects of negative

Puppy socialization classes are the next step after the first two rounds of shots. You need to start young, about 12–14 weeks.


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training will last a lifetime, creating an anxious pet who lacks confidence and forever anticipates the next jolt or vibration from their collar. Conversely, positive training builds a bond and a lifetime of trust between you and your dog. But say you have a dog that has already been through obedience training and is well-behaved and well-adjusted. You both can still benefit from continued doggy education. Maintaining mental and physical activity is an ideal goal as your dog ages. And there’s a variety of new and fun classes that can keep you both feeling young while interacting with other dogs and their pet parents. Here are a few of the continuing education classes that are offered at WOOF! Center Training Academy: Place Training Class Place Training focuses on “stay.” Similar to crate training, the goal is for your dog to feel comfortable in a desired place, be it a dog bed or crate. Teaching your dog to stay in place can be a saving grace when guests arrive, when you sit down to eat dinner, or when you go off to bed. The Beyond Basics–CGC Prep Class The American Kennel Club (AKC) has guidelines and certification for obedience training. Their Canine Good Citizen

(CGC) Test evaluates 10 basic skills for good behavior in and out of your home. WOOF!’s Director of Training, Jess Sides, is a certified evaluator who can administer the CGC test. The Beyond Basics–CGC Prep class at WOOF! specifically prepares you and your dog for this test. The CGC title is a prerequisite for many therapy dog certifications and ensures your dog will be a good companion to you and your neighbors. It’s quite an accomplishment! Urban CGC Class The AKC also has more specific titles that can be earned. Our Urban CGC class teaches behaviors in a setting that includes traffic, crowds, noises, smells, and other distractions present in a city or town. As with Canine Good Citizen, AKC Urban CGC has a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Urban CGC title. And it doesn’t end there. Tricks classes, scent work classes, and a whole variety of dog sports can keep you away from the computer or television. So get outside with your dog this new year, and take advantage of the many fun, engaging ways for you and your dog to bond. You’ll stay active and might even learn a few new tricks.V Discover more at www.WoofCenter.com, or visit WOOF Center at 3199 Santa Clara Drive in the historic district of Santa Clara, Utah.

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by Kerri Lewis


he Cairn Organization began as a dream to unify, support, and empower women to live healthier, happier, more purposeful lives. When women band together with this common goal, it strengthens homes, communities, and ultimately, the world. Through the dedication and perseverance of its founding members, The Cairn is in full operation as a non-profit organization and is preparing to celebrate its Second Annual Women’s Conference in Cedar City on March 19, 2022. The Meaning of the Name The name is symbolic and was chosen to represent our purpose and mission, which is to identify this diverse and unique community which inspires and empowers women.


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A mound of stacked rocks is commonly known as a cairn. These stacks of rocks are built and placed along a pathway or trail to help guide others along their path. Each rock in the stack can signify the intention of kindness and compassion, or an offering to another in need. These cairns are balanced, artistically unique, directional, intentional, and allow giving and receiving among friends and strangers. The Cairn members are the rocks, each one with the desire to help and support other women along their paths. Our Goal and Commitment The Cairn is committed to goodwill, compassion, integrity, knowledge, and caring. We grow through the contributions of a sharing community of individuals and are deeply grateful

to all those who support our non-profit so that we may keep our ticket prices low and offer tickets to those who may not be able to afford them. While this group benefits and serves women, anyone who supports and honors women is welcome to join us. You Belong If You Believe That: • women who live purposeful lives bring greater benefit to others. • we learn from one another when we join and collaborate. • we become empowered by raising each other up and recognizing everyone has a gift to contribute. • in teaching, learning, sharing, and loving, we each grow and evolve so that we become even more capable of touching the lives of others. The Upcoming 2nd Annual Women’s Conference We are so excited to be preparing for this incredible, awe-inspiring event. While last year’s debut conference was a fabulously successful one, this upcoming gathering is all-new and expanded to include speakers who are professionals in their fields and panels covering a variety of topics.

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The Theme of the Upcoming Conference is “Discover Your Path.” We are privileged and honored to welcome this year’s keynote speaker, Debbie Corum (pictured below), Southern Utah University’s Athletic Director, who will open the day with her inspiring story and words of wisdom.

President of Southern Utah University Scott Wyatt named Debbie the Athletic Director at SUU. Prior to her tenure at SUU, Debbie was a member of the executive staff at three other Division I institutions: the University of Connecticut (UConn), Louisiana State University (LSU), and Stanford University. She also served 18 years in the commissioner’s office of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), spending 12 years as an associate commissioner. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, the proud mother of three children, and the grandmother of seven. Topics and Panels include: • Entrepreneurship • Financial Freedom on $25 a Week • Financial and Estate Planning • Achieving a Fit and Healthy Lifestyle • Surviving Life After Loss • Near-Death Experiences • Self-Defense and Personal Safety • New Mother’s Panel Mark Your Calendar When: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, March 19, 2022 Where: The Heritage Center • Cedar City, Utah Tickets: $35 • thecairnwomensconference.org You are invited to join us for this dynamic event, and please bring friends! We can hardly wait to meet you!V


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ven if your children are grown with families of their own, you can probably remember scenes of sibling rivalry when they were younger. In some families, the competition continues into adulthood; for others, it decreases as children mature. But it can all come flooding back when trying to divide up your estate after your death as your children argue over who gets what. If you die without a will or trust, a court will decide based on state law who will inherit your property. The result could well be contrary to your wishes. You have worked hard and accumulated assets—a house, car, jewelry, investments, family heirlooms, etc. It is risky to simply expect your children to divide your assets evenly or work the distribution out for themselves. It is sure to create problems and mount expenses of probate, and your heirs will have to put up with court-appointed people making the family decisions. While many people worry about the federal estate tax, the truth is most of us won’t have a tax problem under the current tax laws. But there is another tax that should be considered when formulating your estate plan—the “family tax.” The family tax should be of great concern. It is the emotional “tax” of the hard feelings paid by children and grandchildren when you do not express your wishes legally. It is also the financial price paid by charities to which you would have gifted some of your assets. You can make it easy on yourself and your loved ones by taking a few simple steps to ensure that your estate is in order. Whatever the size of your estate, large or small, the first step is to have your intentions put in writing. You can do this


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either in a basic will or with a will plus the trust documents needed to carry out your wishes. An estate planning professional can help you make the best decision for your individual financial and family situation. Once you have a plan in place, it is usually a good idea to discuss your wishes with your family. If a family member has questions about the details or has any quibbles, you can explain your reasons for structuring your estate plan as you have. Often a simple and direct explanation that makes sense to your family will set their minds at ease and prevent future hard feelings. While your family shouldn’t dictate your actions, they should be informed about them. It is also a good idea to discuss the division of your personal property. The method of making a list with a description of the property items and who you’d like to receive them— with input from your children—can alleviate any hard feelings later. Putting together an estate plan is not as daunting as it might seem at first, and it pays big dividends in the long run. Not having an estate plan in place can cost you not only in dollars and cents, but could also cost you family discord.V Jeffery J. McKenna is a local attorney serving clients in Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. He is a shareholder at the law firm of Barney, McKenna, and Olmstead. He is a founding member and former president of the Southern Utah Estate Planning Council. If you have questions regarding this article, or if you have a topic you wish to have addressed in this column, you can call (435) 628-1711 or email jeff@bmo.law.

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by Donna Eads


own under in Melbourne, Australia, every year begins with the first grand slam, which has the nickname, “the happy slam.” The timing is the last fortnight of January—January 17 to January 30—as has been done since 1905. The tournament has transitioned from grass to various hard court surfaces over the years and has had more than 800,000 per year in attendance. The great news is that Australia has eased their restrictions, so we can all attend again. This tournament is the first of the four “slams,” followed by the French Open, Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open. Grand slams are the only tournaments that have the added event of mixed doubles, which makes them unique. Well, it is colder now, so how do we adjust in order to play tennis and take advantage of the cold? It is easy to say that you must layer up and warm up before play. Why is warming up so important? It prevents injuries plus reveals possible weaknesses in your opponent. Start at the net for eye and hand contact, then move back slowly to the baseline while using small steps. Do move back to the net for more volleys and overheads with your partner. Don’t forget to serve on both sides with around 10 serves for each side. Lower your toss if windy. This warm-up will take around 10 minutes. Because the ball is heavier and slower in cold weather, remember to aim deeper and hit harder. The lack of bounce in the ball makes a couple of shots more effective in the cold. Flat or slice serves are better for cold weather just like slice shots in general. The lower the ball is for your opponent the better. Don’t forget how a drop shot in the cold can be the best one to play. If it is too cold, do training for tennis in the gym. The best cross-training exercises are simple like climbing stairs, rowing, or jumping rope. Remember to mix it up with a steady pace and then a sprint to imitate what happens in a match. Work out with light weights for your shoulder and wrist muscles, which means only around five to 10 pounds. Both of these joints have small muscles that are about the size of your little finger, so they cannot take heavy weights. Of course, the usual leg machines are very helpful in maintaining and building your quad and calf muscles. Hopefully, you will enjoy a dance at midnight on New Year’s. Tennis is a dance that has many parts, but if you watch the pros, they are always taking the extra steps to make it look easy. Remember to think of tennis like a dance, so hit and move like it’s a waltz—and a 1, 2, 3. If you are playing doubles, all moves are with your partner. Even if you make a mistake, move smoothly in time, and be positive about the beautiful dance of tennis. See you on the courts!V

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A Toll Brothers Master-Planned community coming soon to St. George


oll Brothers, the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes, has announced that its first new home community in the southern Utah market will open for sale in fall 2022. Regency at Desert Color in St. George will offer homeowners the ultimate 55 plus active adult living experience, complete with luxury home designs and exceptional community amenities.

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Located in the Desert Color master-planned community, Regency at Desert Color by Toll Brothers will consist of over 550 home sites featuring four distinct collections of luxury single-family homes. The 14 new home designs will range from 1,425 to 3,155 square feet and can be personalized with an array of design options at the onsite Toll Brothers Design Studio. Regency at Desert Color residents will enjoy their own 10,000-square-foot private resort-style clubhouse (shown above) that will include indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, lounge areas, event lawns, bocce ball, and pickleball courts. In addition, residents will have access to Desert Color’s master-plan amenities, including retail shops, an amenity center, dining and lounge areas, a golf entertainment complex, 210 acres of parks and trail systems, and a 2.5-acre lagoon for onsite water activities.


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“Our Regency communities are designed with the lifestyle of our active adult buyers in mind, and we are excited to bring this incredible community to St. George,” said Gary Mayo, Group President of Toll Brothers Nevada. “Located only two hours from Las Vegas, this is a highly desirable area with an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities. Combined with our luxury home designs and private amenity center, Regency at Desert Color will truly offer a personal haven for 55 plus homeowners.” “We are delighted to have Regency at Desert Color in our community,” noted Mitch Dansie, General Manager of Desert Color. “This will be Toll Brothers’ first Regency 55 plus active adult community in Utah, bringing the total number of states in which Toll Brothers has developed its Regency communities to 14 nationwide.”

Regency at Desert Color is planning to open for sale in the fall of 2022. Interested homebuyers can get more information by speaking with a Toll Brothers Online Sales Consultant at (855) 700-8655 or by visiting RegencyAtDesertColor.com. ABOUT TOLL BROTHERS Toll Brothers, Inc., a Fortune 500 Company, is the nation's leading builder of luxury homes. The company was founded over 50 years ago in 1967 and became a public company in 1986. Its common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “TOL.” The company serves first-time, move-up, empty-nester, active-adult, and secondhome buyers as well as urban and suburban renters. Toll Brothers builds in 24 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington, as well as in the District of Columbia. The company operates its own architectural, engineering, mortgage, title, land development, golf course development, smart home technology, and landscape subsidiaries. The company also operates its own

lumber distribution, house component assembly, and manufacturing enterprises. 2021 marks the 10th year that Toll Brothers has been included in Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies® list. Toll Brothers has also been honored as Builder of the Year by Builder Magazine and is the first two-time recipient of Builder of the Year by Professional Builder Magazine. For more information, visit TollBrothers.com. ABOUT DESERT COLOR Desert Color is a 3,350-acre master-planned community located along I-15 and Southern Parkway in St. George, Utah. Built around a vision of connectivity and community that maximizes all the attributes of its natural setting, Desert Color will feature residences, shopping, dining, entertainment, commercial, retail, hospitality, and recreational spaces with world-class amenities. Clyde Companies, Blue Diamond Capitol, and Merrill Trust Group are the development partners. Together, they bring over 140 years of experience and success in local and national construction and residential, commercial, retail, and community development.V

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Removing the

Checklist from Adventure


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Brian Head snowmobile tour with Thunder Mountain Motorsports | Photo Credit: Alex Santiago

by Kaylee Pickering


dventure bucket lists, top nine places to see, three things you have to do while visiting... We’ve all seen the lists. We’re all familiar with the idea of getting the very most out of your vacation by visiting every place possible within the time frame you have. While looking at travel forums, it’s not uncommon to come across many variations of the same question: how much can I possibly do during my visit? It’s understandable to want to feel like you get the most out of your vacation by packing in the most sights. A tangible reminder of how much you got to see is when you rattle off the list to family and friends or scroll through your gallery of images. However, when looking at so many of these loaded itineraries, it starts to feel like a math problem after some time, you know, those “real-life” word problems that always elicited a groan from the class. If I have X amount of days to spend here and Y amount of sites, factoring in drive time and an occasional meal, how much can I possibly pack into this vacation before I collapse?

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While the hustle and bustle of everyday life does often necessitate only quick visits to many places, there’s something to be said about choosing to experience one destination soundly— blending the joy of culture and the beauty of nature. In embracing all of the new normals in our day-to-day life, it’s time to remove checklists from our adventure. Rather than packing in the most places possible, plan to enjoy one destination thoroughly.

Let’s travel at the pace of people and connect with the places we visit. Summer views of Kolob Canyons, North Zion National Park | Photo Credit: Visit Cedar City · Brian Head


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Experiencing the Destination Cedar City is nestled between Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon, and a very common question for visitors to Cedar is can we see both canyons in one day? While this is doable, our answer is always the same: they really are better if you give them a full day each. This recommendation really applies to many of our surrounding attractions, not just the national parks. Rather than cramming them in on a windshield tour, taking the time to truly experience these destinations is an adventure all its own. Obtaining permits for an overnight stay in Kolob Canyons to experience the beauty of Kolob Arch will lead to a deeper connection with the quiet side of Zion National Park. There's a wonder to be found within the Zion Wilderness between the towering walls of crimson sandstone and beneath a clear sky teeming with stars. In hiking, rather than simply driving through, there is an opportunity to experience these destinations at the pace of people, stepping away from the fast-paced world of the everyday.

Snowshoe hike through Dixie National Forest | Photo Credit: Wyatt Larsen

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Possible Extended Adventures in Cedar City and Brian Head Surrounded by wide-open spaces and beautiful places, there are many adventures around us in Cedar City that are ideal for a deeper experience and extended visit. Enjoy a snowmobile tour through the backcountry of Brian Head and Cedar Breaks accompanied by a local guide full of fun facts and info on hidden gems. Rent gear from a local outfitter, ask for their favorite hidden gems, and get ready for a snowshoe hike into Cedar Breaks National Monument. Grab a bike and some gear and spend the day checking out the mountain bike trails in the Iron Hills Trail System. Work your way through the network of trails, hone your skills, and take in the beautiful views.


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Stillman Sculpture Court, Conversations with Myself | Photo Credit: Visit Cedar City · Brian Head

Southern Utah Museum of Art | Photo Credit: Visit USA Parks

When not trekking into the wilderness surrounding Cedar City, spending a day absorbing the culture may look like a leisurely afternoon. Attend a performance at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, tour the Southern Utah Museum of Art, or enjoy a conversation with yourself at the Stillman Sculpture Court. You’ll have time for discovery and relaxation in between each activity, rather than having a list of twenty places to see and do at once. As part of our new year at Visit Cedar City, we’re hoping you experience something new and wonderful and that you experience it thoroughly and deliberately while, of course, planning a return trip. Let


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wonder be your guide.V

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Ring in the New Year

by Saving Money and Helping the Planet by Keith Bucchalter


appy New Year! I can't believe 2021 is over and 2022 is already here. Just like you, my first task every January 1 is jotting down my New Year's resolutions. Some people write down what they think can improve their lives or make themselves better. Saving energy checks both boxes. It improves our lives and makes us better human beings. Let's not forget that conserving energy also saves our planet. If you are looking for ways to conserve energy (and why not), you can save on your next electric bill. Here are a few tips that can help you in 2022. Perform A Home Energy Audit. Calling experts to analyze every aspect of your home can help you identify energy-consuming issues that the average homeowner may overlook, including roof problems, leaky pipes, and improperly sealed windows and doors. Auditors can also make recommendations on crucial upgrades to consider for further energy savings.


Take Advantage of Smart Home Devices. Smart home devices are designed to make living at home more convenient, and many of them also improve energy efficiency. Commit to installing a few smart home devices in your home within the next year. A great one to start with is the programmable thermostat, which can drastically reduce energy costs. | VIEW ON MAGAZINE | Jan/Feb 2022

Upgrade to Energy-Efficient Bulbs. I can't share this tip enough. LED technology is advancing rapidly. Did you know that today's LED bulbs use about 80% less energy than traditional light bulbs? Place LED light bulbs in the five light fixtures that you use the most, and you will see a drop in your electric bill every month. This is one of the simplest energy-efficient tips to follow since all it involves is changing the light bulbs in your home. Shop For Energy-Efficienct Appliances. Most retailers slash prices immediately after the holiday. Take advantage of these offers to upgrade to a new washer or dryer. The beginning of the year is an excellent time to shop for highvalue items such as energy-efficient appliances. If you need a new refrigerator, dishwasher, washer, or dryer, make sure to look for the Energy Star label. These appliances will consume less energy than standard models. Use the Ceiling Fan. Make an effort to use the ceiling fan more often in the next year instead of relying solely on the air conditioner. A ceiling fan can effectively lower the temperature in the room without using as much energy as the air conditioner would in order to do the same job. People who use ceiling fans can turn their thermostats up by about 4 degrees Fahrenheit without feeling a temperature difference.

Fix Leaky Faucets. Part of your resolution to become more energy efficient should include fixing leaky faucets around your home. A faucet that leaks at a rate of 1 drip per second can waste over 1,600 gallons of water in a year. Don't procrastinate, and fix these leaks to conserve water and meet your energy-efficient goals for the year. Plug Into Power Strips. Some devices such as computers and TVs can continue to consume energy even when turned off as long as they are still plugged into an electrical outlet. To prevent this from happening, plug devices into power strips and turn off the entire strip instead of turning each device off. Doing this will ensure devices are no longer able to consume energy when they're not in use. Shut it down. This is one of my favorite tips, as it doesn't cost a penny. In 2022, start the good habit of conserving the energy that you aren't using. Even turning off unnecessary lights will make a huge impact.V On behalf of all of us at OPD5, we hope that in 2022 you meet and exceed all your goals. For more energy-saving tips, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @OPD5 or like our Facebook page.

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Scattered around Washington County, twenty-eight gorgeous brand-new homes constructed and finished by local builders and craftsmen will be on display for the first time beginning President’s Day weekend, February 18. These incredible homes are all luxurious, unique, and designed to dazzle while being situated in the most sought-after locales in southern Utah.

Theatre Room by Ivory Homes


o create an amazing experience consistently for over three decades is no small feat for the organizers of any annual event, let alone for one as monumental as the Parade of Homes. Presented by the Southern Utah Home Builders Association and Zions Bank, the upcoming event in February will mark the 32nd annual St. George Area Parade of Homes, and this year promises to be as spectacular as ever.

Home by Brian Geer Construction

No stranger to accolades, the St. George Area Parade of Homes was designated the best parade in the nation. Though there are usually 30 homes displayed every year during the event, there will be 28 in 2022 as a result of labor shortages and supply chain issues. But don’t let that fool you into believing that this year will be any less stunning than previous ones. In fact, Mari Krashowetz of the Southern Utah Home Builders Association hints, “The 2022 St. George Area Parade of Homes will be unlike any other past event you have experienced. ‘Your Adventure Awaits’ with 28 beautiful, one-of-a-kind new homes set among breathtaking landscapes only found in southern Utah.” This year, the parade boasts a staggering 17,000-squarefoot home, and home prices range from $500,000 to $5 million. And while the homes in the parade are of course meant to be flashy, lavish, and entertaining for viewers, the general building contractors responsible for them also excel in more modestly sized and styled homes. Builders, craftsmen, realtors, and mortgage brokers are all eager to show visitors what they can do for you. On your way out of each home, pay close attention to the exhibitors in the garage to discover who was responsible for that beautiful tile or those

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fabulous cabinets and who can help you find and afford the home of your dreams.

to slip on and off, and please wear socks. Don’t miss the most exciting St. George Area Parade of Homes yet!V

If outings are difficult for you, take advantage of an exciting new feature for 2022 that allows homes to be toured completely online. Beginning February 18 and for one month after the parade closes on February 27, attendees can view 360-degree virtual tours of each home as many times as they want. With zoom-in and zoom-out capabilities, the online feature will be an invaluable tool for anyone looking for design or remodeling ideas. “With the purchase of a ticket, you will be given access to view the Parade of Homes Virtual Tours,” explains Krashowetz. “See close-up all the unique and special features that can inspire you to start your home improvement project.”

The St. George Area Parade of Homes runs from February 18–27, 2022. Homes are open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and close at 5 p.m. on February 27. Tickets are $20. Children three and older require a ticket. To see floorplans, meet the builders, or for more information, visit www.ParadeHomes. com. Tickets can be purchased on the website or beginning February 17 at 5 p.m., at Red Cliffs Mall and Lin’s Markets. Tickets will NOT be sold at the homes.

The largest parade in the state, this event is expected to garner approximately 40,000 visitors in 2022. A tip for those who attend in person: wear comfortable shoes that are easy


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Adams & company CONStruction (435) 703-6464 | www.members.suhba.com | Washington, utah

a.j. construction (435) 628-2125 | www.ajconstructioninc.com | st. george, utah

03 American heritage

(435) 272-2824 | www.ahhomes.com


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04 anderson custom homes

(435) 313-1500 | www.andersoncustomhomesinc.com


bangerter homes of southern ut (435) 652-1829 | www.bangerterhomesofsouthernutah.com | st. george, utah

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christensen homes

(435) 862-7769 | www.christensenhomes.com | washington, utah

07 circle a builders

(435) 668-8480 | www.circleabuilders.com


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08 cole west home resorts

(702) 503-2583 | www.colewest.com | washington, UT


diamond b builders

(435) 414-4983 | www.diamondbuilders.com | washington, utah

10 ence homes

(435) 628-0936 | www.encehomes.com

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ivory homes

(435) 635-2944 | www.myinterstatehome.com

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(435) 986-6900 | www.ivoryhomes.com

j2 construction (435) 673-4626 | www.j2-construction.com

14 jensen + sons

(435) 628-3534 | www.jensensons.com

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j.m.i. constructors

(435) 668-9740 | www.jmiconstructors.com | st. george, utah

madsen homes

(435) 680-7279 | www.madsenhomes.org | hurricane, utah

17 markay johnson

(801) 618-5534 | www.mjconstruction.com

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mortar & beam construction (801) 358-4960 | www.mortarandbeam.com | hurricane, utah

perry homes utah

(435) 251-9090 | www.perryhomessouthernutah.com | washington, utah

20 r.l. wyman design

(801) 636-2006 | www.rlwyman.com

21 S&S Homes

(435) 628-1904 | www.sshomes.info


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slate ridge homes (435) 705-6002 | www.slateridgehomes.com


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split rock custom homes (435) 668-6144 | www.splitrockcustomhomes.com

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sullivan and sons

(435) 703-1351 | www.members.suhba.com./list/member | st. george, utah

sullivan homes

(435) 251-4141 | www.sullivan-homes.com | st. george, utah

26 sunriver construction

(435) 862-8189 | www.sunriver.com | st. george, ut

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sunwood homes of southern ut (435) 218-7878 | www.mysunwoodhomes.com | washington, utah

visionary homes

(435) 752-1480 | www.buildwithvisionary.com | st. george, utah

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Do Something

Big! By Judi Moreo



t’s your choice! You can go through life just getting by, or you can do something that really matters. It could be something you do for someone else or something you do for yourself. It could even be something you do for the world.

past and had people put us down or make negative comments, so we put that talent on the back burner to avoid any further criticism. We stopped trying. We stopped trusting ourselves. We stopped believing. We started shrinking!

One thing that I’ve learned over the years is that it’s just as easy to do something big as it is to do something small. That’s why I get my coaching clients to make a commitment to writing a book, preparing a thought-provoking speech, completing a degree, launching a business, or finally doing an around-the-world trip. It doesn’t matter what it is as long as it is something that resonates with you and will give you a sense of satisfaction and joy. What matters is that you commit and then do what it takes to make it happen.

We often even apologize for our accomplishments, downplay our successes, and hide our brilliance behind the walls that we’ve built in order to protect ourselves from hurt. We become afraid that no matter what we do, we will fail.

At this time next year, you’ll be a year older and exactly where you are today if you don’t commit to setting a goal and changing the way you’ve always done things.

It’s time to stop letting fear control us and stop ignoring the calling of our hearts. Stop being concerned about the thoughts and comments of others. It’s time to take back your life and do something big. Even if you fail, you will have the satisfaction of making the effort, and you will know for yourself what you can and cannot do. And you will have had small successes on the way to the goal you were attempting to reach.

Stop playing small. Acknowledge the talents you have, and do something with them. Many of us have done something in the

Take time to sit with yourself and listen to what your heart is saying. Create a journal. This is a place to be honest and

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authentic and to write down your feelings, desires, and ideas. A journal is a place to plan what you want and how to get it. One of the benefits of journaling is that you can go back and read and then figure out how to get what you desire. It’s also a place to find out what you don’t want so that you can get the little things out of the way and make room for doing something big. Write goals that will inspire you to use your talents to accomplish what you want the most—what is deep in the recesses of your soul. Give yourself permission to operate outside of your comfort zone. Take action steps that you are afraid to take. Ask yourself, “If the world were perfect, and money were no object, what would I do?” And then, work to do that! Be careful not to share your big ideas with the people who have told you that you can’t succeed. Share your ideas with people who believe in you and can assist you in making your dreams happen.

Last year, one of my coaching clients wanted to write a book. She had no idea where to begin and really didn’t believe she could accomplish her dream in a year, but I believed in her. She had a great story to tell as well as the passion and desire to tell it. She just needed someone like me who could show her the path, keep her on schedule, and hold her accountable. It is now less than a year later, and her completed manuscript is being edited and submitted for publication. You can do what you want to do. You first have to know what it is, commit to it, and then do whatever it takes to make it happen. This year, you can accomplish something big!V Judi Moreo may be contacted for speaking engagements, training programs, and coaching through Turning Point International at (702) 283-4567, or learn more about Judi at www.judimoreo.com.

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Adventure Time Tours and Rentals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

MesquiteLink Realty – Beverly Powers Uhlir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Aguilar Mobile Carwash. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

MesquiteLink Realty - Deb Parsley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

All In Cycles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Mesquite Tile and Flooring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

All Secure Storage, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Mesquite Veterinary Clinic – Peggy Purner, DVM. . . . . . . . . . . 109

Angel Whispers Spa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

MINA Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Aravada Springs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Moapa Valley & Virgin Valley Mortuaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Arizona Horse Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Mortgage Mate LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Bank of Nevada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

MPD/OHV Inspections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Barney, McKenna, & Olmstead. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

MVP Productions – Kris Zurbas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

C & J Shutters, Blinds and Flooring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

NRC Cambria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Checks-N-Mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Odyssey Landscaping, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Conestoga Golf Club 1880 Grille. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Oral & Facial Surgery Center of Mesquite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Deep Roots Harvest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

P3 Medical Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Desert Oasis Spa & Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

St. George Area Parade of Homes - SUHBA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Desert Pain Specialists. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Pioneer Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Desert Sky Medical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Polaris World. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Back Cover

ERA – Sharon Szarzi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Polynesian Pools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Eureka Casino Resort - 25th Anniversary . . . . . . Inside Front Cover

Preston's Medical Waste & Shredding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Eureka Casino Resort - The Big Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Prolong Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Farmers Insurance - Bill Mitchell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Ready Golf Cars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Friends of Gold Butte. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Red Rock Golf Instruction - Rob Krieger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Front Porch Flowers and Gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Reliance Connects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Great Clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Re/Max Ridge Realty – Cindy Risinger Team. . . . . . . . . . . . 60, 61

H&R Block. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88, 104

Re/Max - Patricia Bekeris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Hangey's Custom Upholstering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Re/Max - Robert Goody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Hole Foods Bakery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Richens Eye Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Intermountain Golf Cars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover

Senior Center Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

JL Kendrick Company, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Silver Rider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

J.R. Morgan Glass & Glazing, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Skinsational at Desert Oasis Spa - Patty Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . 74

JSL Iceberg Air Conditioning & Heating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

SnapShotsWest.com - Ilene Bandringa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Judi Moreo – Speaker, Author, & Coach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64, 109

State Farm Insurance - Lisa Wilde . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Kayenta Arts Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

Stationary Hitch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Ken Garff Mesquite Ford / St. George Ford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Stephen's Hair and Boutique. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Ken Garff Mesquite Ford - Dave Heath. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

STORE MORE! Self Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Kitchen Encounters/Classy Closets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

The CAIRN Women's Conference. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Lampost Electric. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

The Lindi Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Medicare and Healthcare Insurance - Mary Bundy. . . . . . . . . . 45

The UPS Store. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Mesa Valley Estates Assisted Living and Memory Care. . . . . . . . 63

Tuacahn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Mesa View Medical Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Vibrationally Speaking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Mesquite Department of Athletics and Leisure Services. . . . . . . . 7

Virgin Valley Heritage Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Mesquite Fine Arts Center and Gallery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Yogi Window Cleaning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

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