ViewOn Magazine Home & Garden Issue July/August 2022

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mesquite | moapa valley | arizona strip | southern utah

July-August, 2022 Volume 15 – Issue 4 PUBLISHER & EDITOR Kathy Lee MANAGING EDITOR / ART DIRECTOR Erin Eames COPY EDITOR Elisa Eames COVER IMAGE Utah Valley Videos for the 2022 St. George Area Parade of Homes Builder: Markay Johnson Construction of Utah WRITERS Claudia Carlsen, Kacey Martino, Julie and Damon Reynolds, Mary and Rob Goodman, Donna Eads, Elspeth Kuta, Kaylee Pickering, Nate Henry, Allan Litman, Helen Houston, Ashley Centers, Cliff and Ilene Bandringa, Rob Krieger, Keith Buchhalter, Jeffrey McKenna, Karen L. Monson, Judi Moreo, Susie Knudsen, Michelle Sundberg, Wendy D'Alessandro, Christine Ward, The Hughes Sisters, Elisa Eames, Mari Krashowetz, Randi Fuller, Judi Moreo, Keith Peters, Heather Carson ADVERTISING SALES Kathy Lee ADVERTISING EMAIL SUPPORT STAFF Bert Kubica Cheryl Whitehead DISTRIBUTION ViewOn Magazine Staff PUBLISHED BY ViewOn Magazine, Inc. Office (702) 346-8439 Fax (702) 346-4955 GENERAL INQUIRIES ONLINE Facebook


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Letter from

the Editor

Dear Readers, Welcome to our Special Home and Garden issue. In this edition, we have featured two special homes. The first is the Old Relief Society House/Wesley Hughes house in Mesquite, Nevada, and the second is at Pipe Spring National Monument in Fredonia, Arizona. Each of these treasures has a unique history, and we hope you will enjoy learning about them. We are also showcasing many homes throughout our region. We have featured some interior design businesses so you can visit them, and they will help you reimagine your space. Everyone knows this is the perfect time to spend evenings outdoors in our beautiful climate. And speaking of the outdoors, we have been blessed with several articles on gardening. There is even an article on hydroponic/aquaponic gardening. From “Wildflowers in the Rockies” to “Gardening for the Health of it” and “Sowing Seeds of Success,” this issue has it all! And don’t forget about your yard. A few strategically placed plants, flowers, and shrubs will spruce up your outdoor living space. An open-air barbecue is also sure to keep your kitchen cool as you cook up yummy, delicious dinners outside. And taking care to clean and refurbish your pool and spa will give your yard a polished finish! We would like to offer our heartfelt appreciation to all of our advertisers and writers for their contributions to this very special issue. Please be sure to visit our advertisers and thank them for making this complimentary publication possible for your enjoyment. We have also included some articles on new businesses in our area. Please visit them and show them your support. And remember to visit our website at and like us on Facebook to keep up on the current events that we could not include in this issue.

Enjoy your summer!

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

Rob Krieger is a 20-plus-year member of the PGA of America and is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. He came to the area as the Director of Golf at Conestoga and now owns his own golf instruction business in St. George called Red Rock Golf Instruction, which is based at Southgate Golf Course Driving Range. He has been writing for ViewOn Magazine since 2010. He is also a Utah PGA Player Development Award Winner. For help with your game, please visit or email him at

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.

Elisa Eames is a freelance writer and bookkeeper and loves her time in St. George, where she is surrounded by family. She has studied art, literature, French, and accounting. Her other loves include writing stories, running/hiking, acting/singing, and laughing. When she can, she volunteers in classrooms, assembles refugee kits, and serves in various other capacities around the community.

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.


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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.

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 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 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 Elite Level Trainer, Certified Fitness Nutritionist, and Corrective Exercise Specialist and is training for Strongwoman competitions. She is an inactive board member for the Mesquite Senior Games and is excited to remain a contributor for 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 or (702) 346-0246. Cliff and Ilene Bandringa are authors and the creators of 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 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 I

the Mayor

t’s summer, it’s pleasantly warm, and it’s a beautiful time of the year in Mesquite. I love the warm weather. I love the three hundred-plus days of sunshine and the clean air. However, summer does present some unique challenges to those residents with a yard, especially if it’s grass. One good thing about summer in Mesquite is that if you are so inclined, you can catch up on indoor household tasks like painting and deep cleaning. As I already stated, our climate in the summer does present challenges for those here all year round and for our snowbirds that have homes here. I’ll start with those who leave for the summer. If you left your car in the garage, have someone disconnect the battery. If you have a golf cart, put water in the battery and unplug it. Also, unplug the garage door opener. If you have any propane tanks and combustible/flammable chemicals, take them out of the garage.

If you are already gone for the summer, have someone unplug all your appliances, entertainment units, computers, and everything else you have plugged in. The lightning from summer’s monsoon storms can wreak havoc on electrical equipment. Don’t turn off the air conditioner, but set the temperature higher so you don’t end up with warped wood or melted whatever. I know it is probably after the fact, but it’s a good idea to have your air conditioner serviced before it's summer. If it’s going to fail, it always happens in the summer, and usually on the weekend when no service person is available. I also suggest you turn off the main water valve to the house whenever you are gone for an extended period of time. Nothing worse than coming back to a flooded house filled with mold. The theme this month for ViewOn Magazine is Home and Garden, so let's talk a little about your yard. Set your irrigation timer appropriately for summer heat so all your plants and shrubs aren’t dead when you return. Have a neighbor check and see that all is working, as it takes only a day or two without water in our summer heat to kill your yard. If you are here or not, remember to do your watering early in the morning and when the sun goes down so as to not waste precious water. If you have indoor plants, give them to a friend for safekeeping until you return. I hope these tips are helpful. We love our home in the desert, but the heat can take its toll. The summer heat is especially hard on the young and the elderly, so pace yourself when you are doing anything outdoors. Stay extra hydrated, and watch the sun. Wear a hat and sunscreen. You can’t be too careful. Of course, before you know it, fall will be upon us, and we will get to enjoy another beautiful season in Mesquite. Mayor Allan S. Litman


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Heritage Home & Garden A St. George Institution

Discover Scandi X Southwest at Field Study Design

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60 Creative Solutions In Interior Design


for the Health of It




Tips and Tricks for Staying Energy-Efficient This Summer...and Planting a Summer Garden


Reassessing Your Home Gym Needs

Wildflowers in the Rockies

Discover Scandi X Southwest

Pipe Spring: Fort, Castle, and Home

Step-up in Tax Basis: Why is it Important?

Light Up Your Life

Experience the History of WWII

"Keep Your Head Down": Worst Advice Ever!

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Sowing Seeds of Success

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Why I Love

St. George


amon and I lived in Colorado when we wanted to look for our retirement location. We were done with the snow and wanted to find an active community. We looked on the west coast, but it did not trigger a desire to move. My husband brought up a vacation that we had had with our daughters where we traveled in our new camper to Sand Hallow, Utah, 18 years prior. In the fall of 2017, we flew into St. George, and that day, we said, “This is the place!” We moved in 2018. We are truly living! Everything is within 20 minutes to a couple of hours in terms of national parks. We can’t get everything in: pickleball, golf, mountain biking, and hiking. The people are great, and we have made so many lifelong friendships. We take a walk every day, and we still cannot believe how lucky we are to have it all. - Julie Reynolds

Why I Love I


relocated to Mesquite when I retired after living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for 20 years. We had visited Mesquite several times and always thought it was an amazing area. We love the beauty of our surroundings, and the many activities that we can enjoy in and near Mesquite are endless. I have made so many life changes while living here. I am currently serving my second term on the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, and I volunteer with other organizations in town as often as possible. Mesquite offers so many opportunities to the residents and businesses that want to help by donating their time and resources to make this a better community to live in. Living in Mesquite has allowed me to enjoy the lifestyle that I had always hoped to have during retirement… staying involved and active and enjoying our beautiful surroundings. This is why I LOVE MESQUITE! - Claudia Carlsen


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Why I Love W


e moved from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Ivins and the Kayenta community almost six years ago. It has been one of the best moves of our life. We absolutely love living in Kayenta. Leaving our sailboat on Lake Michigan, we immediately took up hiking in the local area and discovered three desert hikes right outside our door. We went on to Snow Canyon and Red Mountain and beyond. We love many things about living in Kayenta, but the arts, the community, and its philosophy of modern desert living are the three main qualities that attracted us. Coming from a very vibrant arts community in Milwaukee, we are so happy to find how alive the performing and visual arts are in Kayenta. The Kayenta Arts Village, with its galleries, pottery studio, and restaurant, is an ideal place to spend some time every month. The Kayenta Arts Foundation sponsors three art and culture festivals every year in the village area. The Festival of the Americas celebrating the art and culture of our Native American neighbors is our favorite. We are often found at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta, a 150seat performing arts center, enjoying a classical concert, play, dance concert, or other wonderful performances. Waking up in the morning and walking the local Kayenta streets amid the desert landscape while appreciating the natural environment, including our dark sky, is a joy every day.

-Mary and Rob Goodman

Why I Love

Moapa Valley B efore we moved to Moapa Valley, I was online trying to find preschools in the area. In my search, I came across an article written by Forbes Magazine, and it listed Logandale, Nevada, as one of the best places to raise a family. Nine years later, I can say that this is still true. The friends we’ve made here have quickly become family. I love living in Moapa Valley because this town takes care of each other. The children are the epicenter of the community. Sports events are packed with friends and family supporting the players. Many times, you’ll have families in the stands rooting for the Pirates, and they don’t even have a player on the field or court. I couldn’t imagine raising my boys anywhere else. We love this community, and we love being Moapa Valley Pirates. - Kacey Martino

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Heritage home & garden

A St. George Institution


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by Elisa Eames


hough Heritage Home and Garden in St. George boasts over three decades in business, it started as a fledgling company like many others. Owner/ operator Joni Christensen began her career by studying design at Rick’s College (now BYU Idaho), completing an additional design course, and apprenticing with a professional designer. In 1988, her company was born in a little shop on 700 South, and over the years, it has grown into the expansive and luxurious store that exists today.

First and foremost, Heritage Home and Garden is a fullservice onsite design center; from concept to completion, they help those who are building homes or offices, including working with the architect. “We can do everything from interior and exterior selections to windows and flooring or any level of design that people need,” Joni says. Arranged as a showroom, the store is also a boutique-style furniture shop. Each area is professionally staged as if it

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were in an upscale model home. Customers can browse potential configurations including accessories for a variety of rooms and outdoor spaces. Love the coffee table in front of you that has just the right decor? You can take the whole set-up home right then—table, accessories, and all. They also have plenty to offer someone who wants to remodel only one room or those who just stop in for some casual shopping. The store sports fun finds such as candles, lotions, kitchen accessories, and cookbooks. Another specialty is helping clients and customers identify the ideal furniture for them. Would they have difficulty standing up from this sofa? Would something firmer or softer suit them better? Heritage designers are even mindful of potential allergies, and Joni and her team are passionate about providing a huge variety of customization options. Like the style of that chair but not the fabric? Custom order it with your perfect fabric and even leg finish. Mix and match pillows, art, and just about anything else you can imagine. Enjoy a hands-on experience with their in-store samples—touch and feel their selection of unique rugs and pillows as opposed to only viewing them on a screen. As an established firm that has worked with The Parade of Homes for many years running, they offer a solid reputation for genuine quality and service in their design work as well as in each piece they offer. They stand by their work and the products they sell and ensure that the July/august 2022 | VIEW ON MAGAZINE | 15


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whole design experience is as pleasant, smooth, and easy as possible. While staying abreast of current industry and market developments, they avoid passing fads. Regularly attending world design events in High Point, Las Vegas, and Dallas enable them to be cognizant of industry evolution while years of forging great relationships with international companies give them access to incredible furniture, art, and accessories from around the globe. It’s evident that the Heritage designers care deeply about each client and sincerely want them to be thrilled with the results. “People fear that if they hire a designer, they’ll get the designer’s look, but we give people THEIR look. We listen to what it is they’re trying to achieve and how they live. We guide them so that it all pulls together and reflects them,” Joni explains. From the very beginning, they lay everything out for the client and only proceed with approval at each step of the way. Joni emphasizes that though COVID and supply volatility have proven challenging, her shop has adapted and constantly strives to deliver the same amazing results within the client’s time frame. “People get emotional when they finally see how all our hard work has come together. I love seeing the happiness when they see their homes. Or sometimes, it’s just having that new piece of art or something else that gives them a lift. I love the relationships. We’ve become friends,” Joni affirms.

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Over the past couple of years, the shop has canceled its usual in-person gatherings due to COVID, but mark your calendars now for their upcoming event to be held on November 3, 2022. An open house welcoming the general public, the event will include fantastic deals and sales, drawings, giveaways, and lots of glorious food. There will be no admission fee. Past events have featured guest businesses that provided mini-classes and demonstrations such as floral arranging or accessorizing tables.


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Concerning anyone who walks into the store, Joni passionately asserts, “I hope they get what they dreamed of! There will rarely be anything in life that you'll spend more time and money on than your home or office. It should reflect your personality or business and be something you love. We care about making the customer happy, and we care and get excited about the final project!”V


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Stop by Heritage Home and Garden at 770 East 700 South in St. George, call them at (435) 673-5555, or visit They are open Monday–Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and their retail store is also open Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find them on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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Tips and Tricks for Staying Energy-Efficient This Summer

Planting a

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by Keith Buchhalter


une 21 is the first official day of summer. But if you’ve spent any time outside lately, you know it has felt like summer around here for some time already. Higher temperatures typically translate into higher energy bills. To offer some relief from both, we dug up some tips. No matter what the calendar says, don’t let our warm weather keep you from enjoying your home and the outdoors. While our dry climate does present some challenges when it comes to planting this time of year, that shouldn’t discourage you from giving it a try. The key to gardening in a hot, dry climate is proper soil preparation and consistent watering and fertilizing.

Identify your tree and garden space

Planting shade trees on the side of your home that receives the most sunlight is a good way to lessen the burden on your air conditioner and your energy bill. Placing a tree that will shield windows from the direct sun—mainly on the south and west sides of your home— will help reduce the amount of heat that builds up inside. Identify the gardening strategy you’d like to implement. For example, desert climates are good for planting in pots, on windowsills, in hanging pots, or on square-foot plots. If you go with a square-foot plot, identify an area on your property where you can best maximize space. A squarefoot garden allows for a variety of crops to be planted since a large amount of space is not needed to grow. A raised bed with a mixture of native and bagged organic soil is recommended for growing crops.

Work around the sun

Soil and fertilizers

Depending on what you grow, whether it’s trees or crops, you’ll probably need proper fertilizers. Trees need macronutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Nitrogen is especially deficient in desert soil. Additionally, for trees to survive in our desert, they require calcium, magnesium, and sulfur. The required micronutrients that are needed in smaller doses are zinc, manganese, and iron. You’ll need to properly fertilize consistently and efficiently in order for your trees to grow strong in our desert environment. When you’re planting your garden, remember that leafy crops require a lot of nitrogen. Fruit crops, such as tomatoes and peppers, need less nitrogen and instead need more phosphorus and potassium. A mixture of native soil and bagged soil is recommended since our desert landscape presents difficulties when it comes to water absorption. Organic soils, compost, and fertilizers can be purchased at your local nursery.

What to plant

There are a number of fast-growing shade trees to consider that are well adjusted to growing in southern Nevada. Your choice will depend on the amount of space available. Some good options for home use are Catclaw Acacia, Honey Mesquite, and the Desert Willow. There are a variety of vegetables and crops that thrive in a desert garden. For example, tomatoes do well here, as well as asparagus, kale, soybeans, squash, and citrus trees. Your local nursery is a great resource for trees and crops and for deciding what to grow and when to plant it.

Water is key

In southern Nevada, there is no shortage of sunlight, which is why it’s important to allow breezes to flow across your yard. Creating a wind tunnel will help strong breezes mill throughout your property. Planting a row or a cluster of trees will keep things cooler.

Of course, water is the most important part of gardening, regardless of climate, and desert gardening does require more water. For ample tree growth, you want to water enough to reach a soil depth of at least 18–24 inches to reach the roots. A moisture meter can be used to check the depth and to avoid water waste.

The sun is also a key factor in gardening. When you choose the plants and/or seeds that you’re going to grow, make sure you check the labels to see what kind of sunlight is required. Typically, the label will indicate whether the plant or seeds need full and direct sunlight or partial sunlight, etc. With this information, you’ll be able to better map out where to place everything in your garden. Again, air circulation is important, so you’ll want to identify an area that has good circulation but avoid areas that are very windy.

For gardening, a recommended and popular method for our desert environment is drip irrigation. A drip irrigation system is designed to disperse water and minimize waste by delivering water directly to the base of the plants. Drip irrigation systems allow you to control and deliver water in proper quantities while conserving water and saving money on the water bill. Another way to conserve water while gardening is to carefully water by hand and only water in the early morning or late evening when the weather is cooler.V

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Your Home Gym Needs

by Ashley Centers


ello again, readers! If you are a frequent reader of ViewOn Magazine, you might remember that at this time last year, I wrote about building a functional home gym. The main point of that article was to help you decide what items would be of most use to you when working out at home. For this article, I would like to revisit whether your current home gym and/or exercise routine is still serving your fitness needs. As our abilities grow and progress, often our equipment needs will change, and yes, even the routine we do may need to progress as well. But sometimes we wait too long to change things up because we think, why fix what isn’t broken? Right? The question we should ask ourselves is: Does the equipment I have and the routine I’m doing still fit my personal goals? While at this time last year, your goal may have been to lose weight, this year it might be to add muscle. Or your goal may have been to increase cardio strength, but now you want to get a little leaner and defined. Or, like me, you July/august 2022 | VIEW ON MAGAZINE | 25

may have faced some challenges and simply need to get back to your fitness baseline. If you’re no longer using the equipment you have, your body is plateauing, or your goals have changed, then something within your routine will need to change. The best way to figure out what to change is to reassess your goals, write them down, and compare what it will take to reach your overall goal with what you are currently doing. For example, let’s say you’ve been doing your cardio regularly and eating within your ideal calorie range to maintain your weight where it is, but this year you really want to put on some visible muscle. Two things about your routine will need to change: you’re going to need to eat more and also add strength training to your routine. Now let’s say the opposite is true. You lift often, and you want to keep your muscle tone but also want to slim down just slightly. Maybe you don’t do as much cardio as you could and you really don’t track your food intake. Again, some things will need to change such as your calorie intake and likely, your cardiovascular output. Maybe last year you were using your home gym, but now you think you’re ready to tackle working out in public again. You might need to use more equipment than you have for your new goals. In this instance, you might want to keep a hold of your home equipment but only use it from time to time rather than using it every day. In any of the above cases, the only way to accurately change what needs to change is to set the goal and make your comparisons and changes from there. Whether your fitness has changed, your goals are changing, you’ve plateaued, or you are simply struggling to stay active, you might just need to sit and reassess to make sure that everything you are doing is serving a greater purpose. As I’ve mentioned many times, if we don’t have our health, we don’t have anything, and often, just setting goals can show us where the most room is for improving our health and wellness. Outlining our goals can help us to cut out the things that aren’t helping us reach them and helps us add in things that utilize our time more efficiently. So take a look around your home gym, clean out the things you aren’t using or haven’t used in a while, and replace them with things that will serve the new goal. Take a look at your fitness routine, and substitute exercises that don’t fit your end goal with some newer, maybe more challenging ones that do fit your goal. Or take a look at your nutrition and add or subtract things according to your new goal. All in all, bear in mind that anything not serving or helping you reach your goal may ultimately be preventing you from reaching it.


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And remember that though change is sometimes challenging, it is also a good thing that gives us the opportunity to continue learning and growing in our wellness! And there’s absolutely nothing wrong and absolutely everything right with that!V

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A House Worth Preserving The Old Relief Society House: The History, Memories, and Preservation of this Historical Home

Part 1: The History by Elspeth Kuta


he Relief Society is the women’s organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Organized in 1842, its purpose is to provide compassionate service in the community and to strengthen women and children. The motto of its members is “Charity never Faileth.” From the beginning of the settlement of the valley, women have been serving each other, families, and the community in times of need. The first Relief Society meetings occurred in churches, homes, and schools. As the organization grew, there was a need for members to have their very own place for lessons, quilting bees, and storage for the needy.


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The women raised funds and pledged personal money in order to build the first structure. In the history recorded by the Moapa Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints dated February 23, 1929, “a Relief Society Building started December 27, 1928, was finished and dedicated. The dedicatory services were held February 23, with the president of the stake (multiple congregations), Willard L. Jones, giving the dedicatory prayer. A ward (single congregation) service was held February 23 under the direction of the bishopric (lay leadership). The forenoon was spent graveling the streets. A delicious lunch was served at

1 p.m. by the Relief Society and Young Women's groups. At 2 p.m., all assembled for dedicatory services for the Relief Society Building.” Within a short period of time, they had outgrown the building. Once again, the ladies got to work to expand. They presented plays, threw dances, held bake sales, sold quilts, and hosted dinners. The men in the community volunteered their labor. Recycled building materials were found including paint salvaged from a Logandale school project. With their earnestness and ingenuity, they impressed a building supplier in Las Vegas, Ed Von Tobel, who supplied them with $800 worth of building supplies. At the end of the project, Tobel was paid in full, and he then turned around and donated half the money back to the Relief Society. He was there at the open house, and the sisters presented him with a personalized quilt as a thank you. A unique thing about the addition to the first building is that a food cellar was installed under the original one-room structure, creating an area to hang hams and keep food cool.

The steps leading to the food cellar.

The baptismal font.

A baptismal font was also added to the back room. To our knowledge, this was the only Relief Society House to have a baptismal font in it. On September 5, 1943, Willard Hughes baptized six young children before the extension was completed. Each child was lowered, in turn, through the studs of the unfinished building and then baptized. Not long after this baptismal service, the building was completed. The structure was a beautiful, simple Tudor-style stucco and plaster building with brown painted wooden trim. Wide concrete steps led past an elm tree and a row of hollyhocks. The front door was centered between two large windows. Inside, the floors consisted of long, unvarnished, narrow strips of smoothed wood. Windows on three of the sides of the building made the cream walls bright and sunny. The high ceilings coved where they met the plastered walls. A quilting block pattern was stenciled at the base of the coving for effect. The other two rooms housed the kitchen and the baptismal font. The font room was empty except for shelving, which held welfare supplies for the needy. The font itself was accessed by lifting a hinged section of the floor. Underneath was an oversized solid concrete-walled tub. When using the font, members would divert water from the nearby ditch to fill it. After use, the water would seep out of a small drain in the bottom. At that time, there was no electricity, piped-in water, or bathroom facilities. Ultimately, the sisters chose to sell their Relief Society House to provide funding for the chapel built on Mesquite Boulevard in 1953.V July/august 2022 | VIEW ON MAGAZINE | 29

Part 2: The Memories Hughes Family Memories of Growing up in the Old Relief Society House by The Hughes Sisters


n December 29, 1952, Wesley and Verde Hughes purchased the remodeled Relief Society House from William and Edna Jones.

At the time, there were six children in the family—Verlee (nine), Art (eight), Dixie (six), Jim (four), Tom (three), and Ann (one). Susan was born shortly after this. Over the years, five more children joined the family—Hali, Marie, David, Greg, and Dot.All seven girls slept in the back bedroom (the font room) until Dixie left in 1964, and five boys slept in the little middle room. We all remember feeling that we had the scariest basement. Susan always said, “It’s only fair that one of us goes down first and one of us comes up first. So you go down first, and I’ll come up first.” Even though it was scary, all except four of us slept there at one time or another. 30

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In the winter, we mostly lived in the den until the fireplace was added in 1957. With so many people and one small bathroom, you never got to be in there alone. If you didn’t unlock the door before you got in the shower, someone would climb through the towel closet and unlock the door. The toilets at the Mobil station across the street were a lifesaver. Showers at the high school gym where our dad was coaching was also fairly common. A lot of our meals were eaten in shifts. When we did try to eat together, we had nine crowded around the table while some ate at the sideboards. In the living room, we always had two long couches, several chairs, and a rocking chair, but the best thing was the sandbox that Mom made in the corner by the fireplace one winter.

Every Christmas, we had a tree that was so big that we had to wire it to the wall and use a tire rim for a tree stand. Around the base of the tree, we usually had a train of decorated sacks or boxes that each had a can of pop, an orange, a banana, a few nuts and candies, and a popcorn ball. All the young kids were so excited for the bags of popcorn hanging up in the font room to be made into popcorn balls. Whenever we were together, we loved to gather around the piano and sing. That was one place where we all fit.

Our house was too small, too hot, too cold, and too crowded, but it was full of laughter, tears, memories, and love!V

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Part 3: The Preservation Moving the House and Preserving Priceless History


he Old Relief Society House in Mesquite has meant different things to many people, but the need to preserve its rich history has never been in question. As part of a revitalization effort for the downtown Mesquite area, commercial and residential areas will be built across the street from City Hall, and Dixie Leavitt with the Dixie and Anne Leavitt Family Foundation is spearheading the operation. As part of this project, the foundation bought from the City of Mesquite the land upon which the Relief Society House has stood for over a century, though the city wanted to retain ownership of the building. It was decided that the house would be better situated next to the Rock House on city-owned land across the street in order to create a historical block within the area. And because of its significant historical value, they decided to move it rather than tear it down and rebuild it.


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So how does one move a house? The undertaking of this monumental effort (pun intended), which generated lots of community excitement, was placed on the capable shoulders of Travis Anderson, the Public Works Director for the City of Mesquite. This was the first time the city had ever attempted to move an entire building. He began by contacting house movers and soon met with Reno company Nevada Structure Movers. They provided Mesquite with a proposal and timeline to move the home. The daunting process began on January 24, 2022. The first step was to identify all the items that would need to be removed from the structure before its relocation and to prepare a new foundation for the house at the new site. The new foundation included a block wall for the house to rest on that was placed on the foundation system beforehand. Naturally, moving structures requires adaptation and

tailoring to the needs of each structure, and, not unexpectedly, the age of the Relief Society House proved to be the biggest challenge in its relocation. The house has additions that needed to be braced for the move. As the workers began dismantling the old foundation, it became apparent that the house would need substantial bracing. To brace it, wooden beams and headers were placed around the base to keep the foundation stable and to hold the flooring together. This took the majority of the time and effort to complete the move. Next, it was time to separate the building from its foundation system using gigantic hydraulic jacks that were placed under the flooring and subsequently aligned with load-bearing beams. The jacks then lifted the entire house as a complete structure, lowered it onto the trailer of a semi-truck that had been backed underneath it, and away it drove to the new site. Once there, the procedure was reversed and the house was lowered and secured onto its new foundation system. The exciting process was completed on January 28 and was witnessed by many of the members of the Hughes family, who often sat and watched the workers during the move. Though the heavy lifting that this project required has been completed, the work to fully restore the house was unfinished at the time this article was written. The City of Mesquite had been evaluating the site and working with contractors to re-stucco its exterior and provide landscaping for both it and the Rock House. From here, the future of the house may still be uncertain. The city anticipates that it will be used in conjunction with The Virgin Valley Heritage Museum to provide an irreplaceable example of the valley's history. One thing does seem certain, however; the Mesquite community is delighted to be able to preserve such a vital and tangible piece of its past, and the old house will continue to create new meaning for generations to come.V

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by Cliff and Ilene Bandringa


ome of the most spectacular and colorful wildflower displays that we’ve ever seen were in the rugged San Juan Mountains of the Rockies, located in southwestern Colorado. We’ve been to this area multiple times, so we knew what to expect in the way of spectacular mountain scenery, but we were not expecting the outrageously abundant and colorful wildflower display! In the middle of the San Juans is a trio of former mining towns: Ouray, Silverton, and Telluride. What makes the San Juans unique when compared to other high and rugged mountain ranges such as the Sierra Nevadas of California is that you can drive into the San Juans and enjoy their beauty up-close and personally. Although there is one main paved highway that will take you through some wild mountain scenery, most of the roads into the mountains are rugged and unpaved—meaning you need a four-while drive vehicle and know how to use it. It’s on these rugged roads where you’ll see the best scenery and wildflower displays. We opted to stay a week in Ouray, the “jeeping capital of the world.” We stayed an entire week because it takes that long to see and explore the different areas located high in the mountains. From Ouray, dozens of roads lead off the pavement and up into high mountain basins and passes. The views are spectacular wherever you look—up at the steep mountains or down from atop the mountains onto the landscapes below. Our stay was during the last week of July and, luckily for us, the previous weeks of both June and July had seen lots of rain. This stimulated the wildflower blooms at higher elevations and, sure enough, when we were on a road that passed the 11,000-foot mark, there were open meadows loaded with flowers. It was breathtaking! We noticed by reading our GPS that in most areas, the flowers would begin blooming around 11,000 feet and fizzle out around 11,800 feet. It was just a few hundred feet higher to the timberline and the stark, treeless landscapes.

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Trying to plan a trip to the San Juan Mountains to catch a wildflower bloom is very tricky and is similar to guessing when to visit and see their spectacular fall colors. Since it is very common to have winter snow blocking the roads until late June as well as periods of monsoonal rains in early summer, it’s best to plan your trip for the last week of July or early August. This should increase your odds of being there during the wildflower season at the higher elevations. Just remember, though, you can never second guess Mother Nature!

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Corkscrew Gulch

and the Red Mountains Another attribute of the San Juans that you can see anytime (unless they are covered in snow) is the colorful peaks of the Red Mountains (numbers one, two, and three). These three peaks are located halfway between Silverton and Ouray and, like many of the mountains in this area, are abundant with minerals that have oxidized (rusted). These bright orange minerals give the mountains their name (though we think they should be called the Orange Mountains). We’ve made no modifications to our pictures—this is how they really look. Amazing! It seemed that blooms occurred in specific areas, which was probably driven by soils, water availability, daily shade to sunlight ratio, etc. None of these areas seemed to be greater than a square mile. Again, a four-wheel drive vehicle was required to reach all of these areas. If you don’t own a four-wheel drive, there are several 36

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jeep touring companies in Ouray. These guides are experts and know exactly where to go for the best wildflower blooms occurring at the time of your visit. Learn more about where we found these blooms by reading our blog and exploring the interactive map we created on the webpage. Find our blog at and search for “san juan.” The pictures we’ve included in this article are just a small sample of what we saw and enjoyed here, but no picture can really do justice to the genuine beauty of these mountains and their environment. See more of what we saw and a few details of

where we found them by watching our virtual video tour on YouTube named “San Juan Mountains Wildflower Bloom.”V For this and other road trip adventure ideas and to see what they look like using our exclusive virtual video tours, visit Search for “San Juan” or simply browse for more trips by categories such as Nevada, Utah, hiking, road trip, historic, etc.

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scandi x southwest at Field Study Design

by Heather Carson, Owner of Field Study Design


have always loved Danish modern and Scandinavian-style design. Since moving here to the desert Southwest, the colors and textures of the region have seeped into my aesthetic. It’s hard not to be inspired by such a beautiful place. I am an artist, print and pattern designer, and the owner of Field Study Design—a new shop in the heart of the historic district in downtown St. George, Utah. Field Study is located in a beautiful, little light-filled house built in 1879 that still has its original adobe brick. When you visit, you’ll find a mix of Scandinavian and Southwest-inspired products featuring my own original prints and patterns as well as a curated selection from favorite brands. I curate an eclectic mix of nature-inspired, sustainably-sourced, and design-led goods including stationery, kitchen items, home decor, furniture, and gifts.


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If you lean modern but feel a pull towards the colors and textures of the desert like I do, then Scandi X Southwest might be a style to explore. It’s a lighter, brighter, and more modern version of the traditional southwestern style that I’ve been curating here at the shop and can be integrated into your existing style little by little without a big overhaul. To understand how to blend the two styles, let’s recap each style on its own. Scandinavian design draws its influence from Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, and Icelandic design traditions and is characterized by an unfussy, clean, and minimal approach that looks to blend form with function and beauty with practicality. It strips away what isn’t useful, leaving beauty in simplicity. Scandinavian design uses a lot of natural wood tones, organic materials, neutral colors, and simple graphic shapes. It strives to be environmentally conscious and is often centered around the natural world.


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Southwestern design draws its influence from a desert climate, indigenous people, Spanish settlers, and pioneers of the American Southwest. This style is characterized by the desert palette, colorful textiles, and textures inspired by nature. You’ll often find works of clay, terracotta, cast iron, and jute as well as goods that are sturdy enough to withstand the harsh climate. Scandi X Southwest is a mix of the two styles, combining the colors and textures of the desert Southwest with the simplicity and intention of Scandinavian design. This blend of styles feels natural in this part of the world where, from a distance, open vistas can appear as simple layered shapes but become full of texture and color as you observe the flora and fauna in more detail. If you are drawn to the Scandi X Southwest mix like I am, here are a few things to look for when designing your space:

Look For Clean Lines

Products designed with clean lines are simple and paired back without excess ornamentation and usually focus on how a person uses the object rather than the object itself. For example, a chair with clean lines might have been scaled down with simple-shaped arms and legs rather than being oversized with intricate carving or tufted upholstery. Something old is always nice to balance something new, so keep an eye out for pieces that not only have clean lines but also a sense of heritage to add to your mix.

Accent with Graphic Shapes & Patterns Patterns are a great way to personalize your space and take it from something austere and clinical to something homey. Patterns in Scandinavia are often inspired by botanicals with simple graphic shapes and oversized prints. Southwest designs are often more geometric with diamonds, stripes, arrows, and other repeating motifs. Blending both styles is a great way to bring your own unique style into your space. Mix motifs and scales for a curated look. Prints and patterns can be used in wall art, rugs, throw pillows, wallpaper, light, breezy curtains, kitchen towels, and totes or layered on bedding.

Lighten Up Your Spaces

White or light walls—whether they are painted, stucco, brick, or stone, they help to bounce light around the space and keep things looking clean and fresh. Simple walls allow you to switch around your art and accessories, often without having to redo the entire space or place the emphasis on your furnishings. Enhance natural light with large windows and minimal coverings.

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Use Natural Materials and Textures

Wood (often unfinished or lightened with white oil or white soap) is prominent. Don’t be afraid to mix the wood tones of your pieces. Natural fibers like cotton, linen, jute, and wool are favored textiles. Earthy terracotta, clay vessels, woven baskets, exposed beams, wood furnishings and accessories, iron accents, and houseplants are also used to bring nature indoors.

Opt for Desert-Inspired Colors

A quick drive through the desert Southwest might lead some to believe that it’s mostly beige and devoid of color. However, for those of us who live here, we know that there are amazing hues to be found in almost every shade. Desert-inspired neutrals don’t have to be just black, white, and beige—explore using terracotta, dusty blue, sage greens, and coral pinks as well. When picking accents, take inspiration from the environment around you—think of the blue sky, rust bluffs, cactus greens, pink prickly pear flowers, yellow rabbitbrush, and other things. If you allow neutrals to be your base, you can let brighter, more intense colors show up as accents such as in pillows, rugs, throws, or art. 42

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Choose Handmade Materials

Sustainability is important to both Scandinavian and southwestern design. Where possible, it’s better to invest in high-quality pieces that can serve multiple purposes and last a long time rather than having to replace items again and again. In a harsh climate like the desert Southwest, this may mean more upkeep, but it’s worth it when your purchase supports independent designers and artisans and is good for the earth.V

Field Study Design is about exploring the style mix that works for you, so in addition to the goods in stock in my brick and mortar and online shops, I can help source furniture and decor items, do custom design work, and customize my original prints and patterns for everything from art prints to fabrics to wallpapers. Visit us at 76 West Tabernacle Street Suite #1, St. George, UT 84770 in the shops at Green Gate Village, or find Field Study online at For more inspiration, you can follow me on social media @hellofieldstudy.

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Pipe Spring Fort, Castle, and Home by Karen L. Monsen | Photo Credits: Karen L. Monsen


ipe Spring National Monument is a crossroad of cultures—it was built as a fort, called a castle, served as a Mormon refuge, and is located on Kaibab Paiute ancestral homeland. This oasis on the Arizona Strip preserves a history of sacrifice, ingenuity, conflict, and cooperation.


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Location For Pipe Spring, as with all real estate, location is everything. Situated at approximately 5,500 feet in elevation, the spring originates from seepage through the Navajo sandstone hill behind Winsor Castle where the water reaches impermeable mudstone.

Winsor Castle Fort

James M. Whitmore, the first deeded owner, joined apostles George Smith and Erastus Snow as part of a Mormon scouting party for the Southern Utah Cotton Mission. The arid land north of the Grand Canyon was unsuitable for farming, and intense heat, sand, and rocks made ranching challenging even with

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Interior Courtyard

Whitmore’s original dugout, currently non-existent, was located near where the fort’s east doors are today. In 1866, Whitmore and his brother-in-law, Robert McIntyre, were presumably killed by Navajo or other Native Americans while investigating raiders who made off with sheep penned near the dugout. Fort From 1865 to 1868, Chief Black Hawk led several hundred Utes in raids against central Utah settlements. Although they never reached southern Utah, church leaders advised settlers to congregate in larger towns and fortify protections at Kanab and Pipe Spring. The fort was built over the spring to protect the water supply against siege.


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Pipe Spring interpreter-guide Anda McCusker describes Winsor Fort and Castle: “It was 1870 when Brigham Young walked the perimeter of what would be known as the fortified ranch house at Pipe Spring. He appointed a trusted bishop in Grafton named Anson Winsor, who was both familiar with cattle ranching and was a wagon master. It took nineteen months to build the ranch house that would protect them from Indian raids. However, they did more than simply fortify the land; Young sent Jacob Hamblin and John Wesley Powell into Navajo territory to make peace. The Treaty of Fort Defiance created that peace in 1870, so the threat was resolved before Winsor Castle was completed. The building was never attacked, and the people there felt mostly safe.”

Castle Anson Winsor managed the ranch for six years before moving on. Speaking to Winsor during a visit in 1871, John Wesley Powell called it a “fine castle.” The fortified house has two sandstone buildings facing a courtyard with entrances through large wooden double gates. The north house, on higher ground with a lookout tower, is called the upper house, and the south residence is the lower house.

Spring Room Water Trough and Cheese Rack

The spring begins at the cliff near the north building below the parlor room and runs beneath the courtyard into a wooden trough in the south building’s stone-floored “Spring Room.” Flowing water under the floors cooled rooms and moderated temperatures where butter and cheese were produced. Water exits through the exterior wall and collects in outside ponds. Today’s water flow is approximately five gallons per minute, down from the 1870 recorded flow of approximately 50 gallons per minute.

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Cheese Vat

Cheese and Telegraph A large vat and press in the Spring Room produced 50 to 60 pounds of cheese daily. Cream, cooled in racked pans, was churned into butter and placed into stoneware jars along with cheese packed in wooden barrels. These barrels were insulated with flour and shipped to St. George to pay Mormon temple laborers. Cheesemaking was a by-product of the cattle ranch, but Pipe Spring is also known for the first telegraph sent in Arizona in 1871. December 2021 marked its 150th anniversary. By 1880, Mormon settlements and mining communities from Idaho to Arizona were connected by the Church-sponsored Deseret Telegraph system. Young girls who were trained in Morse code resided at Pipe Spring and operated the telegraph. Ranch managers served “missions” or “church callings.” Winsor Castle was a refuge for plural wife Flora Wooley and others when federal marshals targeted polygamist men. In 1890 and 1904, Church-issued statements ended church-sanctioned polygamy. Following Whitmore’s death and his wife’s passing, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints sold the property to private owners, and in 1924, Charles C. Heaton quitclaimed it to the United States government.


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Telegraph Room

National Monument Pipe Spring National Monument (NM) was established in 1923 to create a rest/water stop between Zion and the Grand Canyon and to preserve pioneer life and culture. Leonard Heaton, hired in 1926 as Pipe Spring custodian, served 37 years and is responsible for restoring the property and repairing fences, buildings, ditches, and walks. Heaton and his wife, Edna, managed a store and gas station and raised 10 children there. Today, the National Park Service holds Winsor Castle open house tours, pioneer and Paiute demonstrations, and ranger-led talks throughout the summer at the Paiute RV Park, including Dark Sky talks with the Paiute perspective. Events are listed on the Website ( and Facebook page (www. In 2023, Pipe Spring NM will hold its centennial celebration. McCusker explains that the tribe and the monument work independently; the NPS leases the visitor center and administration buildings from the tribe and collaborates with them on changes, and Paiutes serve on NPS staff and lead talks and tours. The cultural museum was created through NPS and tribal collaboration. Benn Pikyavit, a Kaibab Paiute Elder and spiritual advisor, has occasionally served as a park guide for approximately 25 years. He has no specific responsibilities with the tribal council but shares advice and history when asked. Pikyavit mentions, “Each organization has its own way of working within itself.”

Pond Next to Winsor Fort

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Paiute Homeland Pikyavit asserts, “Southern Paiute have occupied the area around the spring since the time of the ancestral Puebloans— time Immemorial.” Today, few Paiute participate in tribal ceremonies, and according to Pikyavit, their traditions hang on by a thread. Tribal members do not speak to each other in their native language, so it’s increasingly difficult to preserve language and traditions. Around 1100-1300 A.D., as Puebloans (Anasazi) withdrew, Southern Paiute occupied land near the Grand Canyon, Virgin River, and Kanab Creek, cultivating beans and maize. Marauding Utes and Navajo traded and raided Paiute settlements, sometimes taking women and children to trade as slaves with the Spaniards. When Jacob Hamblin traveled between St. George and the Arizona Hopi terraces around 1858, a Kaibab band of approximately 1,200 remained. Pikyavit recalls, “Grandma shared that she heard about the Whitmore killing while working in Kanab doing laundry. They were taught from a young age to not hang around the settlers.” 50

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Paiute Wickiup Replica

Pikyavit also learned, “Be one with nature. Honor its existence. Only take what you need.” McCusker emphasizes, “The Kaibab Paiutes are a peaceful people that did not war or raid the settlers. They wanted to be able to survive and stay on their generational lands. They received their reservation status in 1907, and the Pipe Spring property was reduced to 40 acres.” Relations among NPS, federal agencies, tribal members, locals, and cattlemen have become strained over generations regarding water distribution, contamination, and sharing agreements. Nevertheless, Pipe Spring marks an intersection where people and cultures clash but sometimes collaborate over one precious resource—water that springs from the desert.V Pipe Spring National Monument is located 15 miles west of Fredonia, Arizona (via AZ 389), or 45 miles east of Hurricane, Utah (via UT 59 and AZ 389).


STEP-UP IN TAX BASIS: by Jeffrey McKenna


he term "cost basis" is unfamiliar to most. Estate planning lawyers and accountants use it a lot, but what does it mean?

Cost basis is used to describe the original cost of an asset. It is used to determine the taxable gain on the sale of that asset. For instance, if you purchased a parcel of vacant real estate in 1970 for $50,000, your cost basis in the property is $50,000. If you sell the unimproved parcel of land for $150,000 (its fair market value), your taxable gain would be $100,000: the sale price less the cost basis ($150,000 - $50,000 = $100,000). You would therefore be subject to capital gain tax on $100,000. In situations where property is used for business purposes, the cost basis must be reduced by the depreciation taken against the property during the period of business use. When you give an asset away during life, the recipient of the gift assumes your original cost basis. For example, if a father gave his son the real estate we discussed above, the son's cost basis would also be $50,000. If the son likewise sold the property for $150,000, he, too, would have a taxable gain of $100,000. Now, I am going to explain an often unexpected benefit in the tax code. If you leave an asset to someone upon your death, the recipient receives what is referred to as a “step-up in basis.” The step-up in basis is the fair market value of the asset on the date of the decedent's death (or on the date six months after death if the alternative valuation date is used).

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? Using the previous example, if the father died and left the property to his son upon his death, the son would receive a step-up in basis in the property, which would be the $150,000 fair market value. If the son subsequently sold the property he inherited from his father for its fair market value of $150,000, the son would have no taxable gain. This is a great result! We can learn a lesson from this article. Many people give away assets to children during their life to avoid the delays and expenses of probate upon their death. In doing so, they lose the advantage of the step-up in basis rule. A better alternative may be to create and fully fund a living trust during the parents' lifetimes and leave the assets to their children upon their deaths. The assets in the living trust would pass to the children free of probate, and they would receive a full step-up in basis.V We now have a Panguitch Office at 46 North Main Street to serve clients in and around Garfield County. Jeffery J. McKenna is a local attorney whose practice has focused on estate planning for over 20 years. He is licensed and serves clients in Utah, Arizona, and Nevada. He is a shareholder at the law firm of Barney, McKenna and Olmstead. If you have questions you would like addressed in these articles, please feel free to contact him by phone at (435) 628-1711, by email at, or visit the firm’s website at WWW.BARNEY-MCKENNA.COM. He would enjoy hearing from you. July/august 2022 | VIEW ON MAGAZINE | 51


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Creative Solutions in Interior Design by Randi Fuller


have heard it said that good home design is much like a refrigerator. When it is working, you don’t notice it much, but when it’s not working, it sure does stink. It doesn’t matter how much you love your home, there is always—and I mean always—that one awkward or empty spot in every house that you don’t quite know what to do with. Growing up in the construction industry, I’ve been in countless homes and looked at hundreds of blueprints, and without fail, there is at least one spot in every design where I quirk my head and wonder, “What is happening here?” Albert Einstein once said, “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” Using my creativity to help others achieve their home renovation projects is one of my favorite endeavors, and each troublesome design dilemma is like a puzzle that I get to play with until a full picture emerges. One such space is above the kitchen cabinets. There is typically a lot of decor real estate up there that can have a tendency to look overcrowded or sparse. In my own home, I chose to utilize the concept of a soffit. While you won't see these in homes much these days, a soffit is nothing more than a framed extension from the ceiling down to the cabinets. I chose to cover my soffit in a vinyl plank material to give it an updated and rustic feel. Not only does this eliminate the typical dust trap that is often present when leaving the tops of the cabinets exposed, but it also reduces the number of decor pieces needed to fill the empty space and allows the items I hang on the soffit to be fully visible instead of being partially obscured by the cabinetry. July/august 2022 | VIEW ON MAGAZINE | 53

Bathrooms can easily become a source of design consternation due to the typically small spaces and, at times, odd angles. One of my favorite design tricks is to use a patterned tile from floor to ceiling in lieu of wallpaper. It provides visual interest without taking up space, is easy to clean, and can handle the moisture levels a bathroom dishes out.


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One of the most common dilemmas I’ve noticed in many homes in this area has to do with lighting. Especially during the summer months, the trick is to allow as much natural light in as you want and when you want it while at the same time keeping the heat out and the cool air in as much as possible. Which way a house and windows are facing in relation to the sun is crucial in this desert. Unfortunately, we can’t pick up our houses and rotate them to be more conducive to our lighting preferences. Although costly and messy, adding a window, transom (above a door), or sidelite (to the side of a door) would be an obvious option to increase natural light in a dark area of a home. Adding a window is typically a lot more complicated than it sounds, so this is not usually the best option for most folks. A more creative solution would be to use reflective surfaces to bounce the natural light from the existing windows into the darker areas of the home. Reflective surfaces include decor elements such as mirrors, glossy tiles, shiny metals, and colored glass. As for the windows that are unfortunate enough to be facing east or west, I highly recommend investing in energy-efficient window treatments like these cellular shades. Not only do they come in a wide array of colors and textures, but they are adjustable from top to bottom, allowing you to let in small pockets of light from the top, without sacrificing privacy and protection from the heat.

While most awkward home design areas can be rectified with some creative styling or renovating, there are a few instances where accepting the quirks of the home as part of its charm may be the best possible solution. In one home, I remember finally getting my babies to sleep only to have them awakened by the squeaking floorboards just outside of the nursery in the hallway and on the stairs. To remove the squeaking floorboards would have required a major renovation that was both unrealistic and out of our budget. So instead, both my husband and I eventually got amazingly proficient at stepping on the quietest parts of the floor after we put the babies to sleep. That house still holds some of my most cherished memories to this day, squeaks and all. Whatever your home’s problem area may be, take heart. We are all in this together. An idealist at heart, Walt Disney said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” I believe that most problems can be solved with creativity, determination, and hard work. But if you are still struggling to find a solution, don’t be afraid to call a professional.V Randi Fuller is the owner of Mesquite Tile and Flooring located at 521 W. Mesquite Blvd. in Mesquite, Nevada. She can be reached at (702) 346-7725.

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by Nate Henry, MSN, FNP


ognitive health—the way you think, learn, remember, process language, and interpret the world around you—is a vital part of your overall health. Some decline in cognitive abilities is normal as people age, but according to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 55 million people are living with dementia.


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While there is no cure for dementia, here are 5 steps that you can take steps to slow or prevent cognitive decline:

1. Get Moving

You know that exercise is good for your physical health. Staying active can help you reach or maintain a healthy weight, prevent diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer, improve sleep, and alleviate stress. But did you know that it can also help to boost brain function and may slow cognitive decline? The WHO reports that following a regular exercise routine, especially aerobic exercise, can help ward off memory problems and improve brain function. Some studies also show a link between physical activity and a decreased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The WHO recommends that adults get 150 to 300 minutes of moderate-level aerobic exercise per week along with activities that strengthen the muscles at least two days per week. Aerobic activities include anything that gets your heart pumping. Walking, jogging, swimming, and sports like tennis are good choices.

2. Eat Smart

The saying, “eat your veggies,” doesn’t apply only to physical health. Recent studies have found that eating a healthy diet can boost brain health and improve cognitive function. What foods should you be eating? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a healthy diet contains: · fruits and vegetables · lean meat, fish, and poultry · low-fat or nonfat dairy products · whole grains It’s also important to drink plenty of water and cut back on sugar, salt, and solid fats. Some studies have found that eating a Mediterranean-style diet, which focuses on whole grains, vegetables, fruit, olive oil, nuts, seeds, lentils, and seafood while limiting red meat might help protect against cognitive decline. It might also help to slow the progression of dementia.

3. Sleep Well

Getting the right amount of quality sleep is essential to staying healthy, and it might also help keep your brain sharp. Studies have found that getting too little or too much sleep can lead to problems with memory and thinking. A recent study published in JAMA Neurology reports that getting fewer than six hours of sleep per night can impair memory and cause an increase in amyloid-beta, a protein in the brain linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Sleeping nine or more hours can cause issues with decision-making. Aim for seven to eight hours of high-quality rest every night. July/august 2022 | VIEW ON MAGAZINE | 57

4. Be Social

To keep yourself happy and healthy, visit with friends and family regularly, or consider volunteering or signing up for a class. Maintaining strong social connections is good for your health in many ways, including your cognitive health. Research has shown that people who do not have much social contact are more likely to develop cognitive decline than those who interact regularly with friends and family. This is due to several factors; not only does loneliness lead to depression, which in turn is linked to cognitive decline, but having a strong support system also lowers stress levels. In addition, engaging in social activities exercises important mental processes like memory and attention, which is good for your brain health. The more you socialize, the better, as it can build neural networks, slowing age-related decline and delaying the onset of dementia.

5. Challenge Your Brain

Crossword puzzles aren’t just entertainment—they’re a great way to keep your brain active. Studies have suggested that doing activities that stimulate your brain, such as reading, writing, doing word puzzles, playing board or card games, and participating in group discussions, can drastically reduce your risk for cognitive impairment. Research has even found that challenging your brain on a regular basis might lower your chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease.V About the author: In these times when so many of us take better care of our cars and animals than we do our overall health, consider investing some time and attention in your own regular checkups! Nate Henry has more than 12 years of experience in emergency and family medicine. He has seen firsthand how prevention and early detection can save people from unnecessary hardships, including physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial difficulties. Ready to get started on your overall health? Nate is accepting new patients of all ages and in all stages of life. He can be seen by appointment at Mesa View Medical Group by calling (702) 346-0800 or by visiting


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by Wendy D’Alessandro


oday, science-based research backs up what generations before us have already assumed to be true: getting your hands dirty is really, really good for your health. Gardening is a lifestyle that has been followed by my grandparents and their grandparents well into their 90s. I guess you could call it a family tradition, one that also required the wearing of ridiculously oversized wide-brimmed floppy hats. By getting their hands dirty each day, experts conclude that people like my grandparents stay socially connected with their neighbors and friends; they exercise daily, and they invigorate their minds with fresh air and sunshine. This daily practice creates what’s called a “trifecta of wellness” that benefits people of all ages. “One of the best things about gardening is that it’s adaptable for all abilities and all ages,” says Nathalie Francois, administrator at Mesa Valley Estates Senior Living and Memory


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Care, a Mission Senior Living community that opened in Mesquite in 2018. Francois explains that Mesa Valley Estates incorporates gardening as both a design element and a lifestyle choice. The community’s outdoor courtyards offer table-top potted plants and single, raised, and multi-tiered garden beds so residents can garden standing or sitting. Pretty to look at and calming to smell, the gardens grow whatever residents fancy: red petunias, purple geraniums, fresh basil, and tomatoes. In the cool early morning hours, residents, friends, and families gather in the shaded seating areas to catch up. In Reflections, Mesa Valley Estates’ memory care neighborhood, single raised garden boxes are situated in a lovely, secure outdoor courtyard with windchimes and cozy, shaded seating areas. Team members garden alongside residents, who benefit from experiencing the sights, sounds, and textures of a garden.

According to Experts,

Here’s how gardening affects your whole-person Health: Get Your Heart Pumping

All of that digging, weeding, and planting is harder than it looks. The cardiovascular exercise that gardening requires burns calories and strengthens your heart.

Strengthen Your Hands

Smaller gardening tasks like planting seeds, pruning, harvesting, or mulching rows protect and promote hand strength and improve dexterity. Those with arthritis may find that gardening helps alleviate some symptoms.

Boost Brain Health “Life at Mesa Valley Estates is designed to promote independence at every stage of living,'' says Francois. “Whether you are a seasoned or novice gardener, gardening offers multiple therapeutic benefits. And if you come from a family of fashionable, oversized wide-brimmed floppy hat wearers, you’ll feel right at home here.” Mesa Valley Estates is Mesquite’s premier senior living and memory care community, offering maintenance-free living with housekeeping and meals included. A team of caring professionals offers as much (or as little) help as seniors need to live as independently as possible for as long as possible.V

Call (702) 344-5050, or stop by to schedule a tour today at 1328 Bertha Howe Avenue in Mesquite, Nevada.

Engaging critical functions like problem-solving, endurance, and sensory awareness have been found to reduce the risk of dementia by as much as 36 percent.

Clear Your Mind and Soothe Your Soul

The list of gardening’s psychological benefits is long: reduced anxiety and stress; decreased depression; enhanced memory retention; improved happiness and life satisfaction; and increased creativity, productivity, and attention.

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LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE by Helen Houston

with Modern Pendant Lighting


ophisticated pendant lighting provides both function and aesthetics. Suspended from the ceiling by cord, chain, or metal rod, pendants are diverse fixtures that can be integrated into virtually any space. Although they aren’t a new or novel design concept, they’ve started to dominate the market due to their versatility. We see them atop kitchen islands or maybe tracking down a hallway. More recently, we’ve also seen modern pendant lighting shine as a new chandelier suspended over tables as well as in foyers and bedrooms. From shape and size to style and flair, here’s a simple guide to help you pick your pendant with ease. July/august 2022 | VIEW ON MAGAZINE | 63

SMALL BUT MIGHTY. The mini pendant takes minimalism to a new extreme, which becomes apparent as it effortlessly transitions into almost any style. These small fixtures are great for naturally lit areas or rooms with alternative sources of light such as recessed lighting or lamps. Although the petite pendants may not produce beams of light that span the entire room, they possess the unique ability to place emphasis on the area directly below and around where they are hung. Strangely enough, the dramatic effect they produce is rooted in their subtlety.

GO BIG OR GO HOME! Much of the preference for chandeliers stems from their size as well as their ability to fully illuminate a space. As modern pendant lighting has evolved, designers have focused their efforts on bringing them to scale so that they hold equal, if not more, visual weight than your average chandelier. These larger pendants are often constructed from natural, woven materials such as bamboo and rattan but have more recently appeared in streamlined forms like industrial cones.


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THE MORE THE MERRIER! Another approach to modern pendant lighting is the simultaneous suspension of three or four of them in the same region. Don’t be afraid to mix and match, as subtle differentiation in size or shape will only add dimension to your space. The main takeaway here is that while pendants are often stunning when they stand alone, using contrasting forms to create layers will allow the fixtures to play off of one another in an interesting way.

When it comes to modern pendant lighting, the options are endless! Choose a fixture that compliments your decor, draws attention, or adds subtle flair by mixing shapes, sizes, and shades. Whatever your goal, there is a fixture waiting for you!V Helen Houston is the owner of Staging Spaces and Redesign. Call (702) 346-0246, or visit

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by Donna Eads

TNT tips-n-tricks


an you play tennis inside your home? The answer is yes. There are so many ways to use simple things in your home to help you play tennis better such as cans of food and mirrors. It is so important to keep up your strength in your wrists and shoulders, which both have very small muscles. Since these muscles are only about the size of your little finger, lightweights are the way to go to build them. So lifting canned goods over a counter works your wrist. For the shoulders, lifting over the head plus out front, to the side, and laterally work well. Why use a mirror? You need to see that you are doing proper footwork and racquet control. I call this exercise the volley dance. If you’re right-handed, a forehand volley is a quick step forward with the left leg and a punch in front with the racquet. The backhand is the right leg with the same punch. The racquet must stay in sight at all times, just like when you catch a ball in front of you and go as fast as you can. The more you practice, the less you have to think about the shot! Of course, one of the strongest teachers in the home is the TV. By watching tennis matches on TV, most people improve their game as well. The pros do play at a higher level than we do, but we can learn from their footwork and strategies during a match. It was amazing to watch the match between Martina Hingis and Venus Williams. Martina won by controlling the middle of the court and using the power that Venus had against her. Go outside to the garden or yard to practice your toss for the serve with a ball. It needs to be tossed high enough that it allows full extension of your arm and the racquet, and it needs to drop down somewhere in front of your


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left foot to be a good one. You can place your racquet on the ground next to your foot to help as a target. The biggest problem with a serve is a poor toss. Without a consistent and confident toss, everyone’s serve is bad. Some people use their garage door as a backboard to practice as well. Do be respectful regarding the noise with your neighbors! A couple of tips for better play still include better footwork and thinking ahead. It is a difficult concept for club players to think three shots ahead. Many times, I hear, “I’m happy to just get the ball over the net.” It is better to have a plan even if you cannot do all three shots. For example, if you decide to serve out wide, the next shot is a drop shot to the other side of the court, and then you can follow up with a lob to the out wide side. Maybe you only got one of these done, but you had a plan! Work on a hop with each shot for your footwork. This hop keeps you balanced and ready to move in any direction. This small move is more important than most realize. You will be surprised at how prepared you are and how many more shots you can make with this one small hop. One trick that some doubles teams forget is to talk after your warm-up against your opponents. It is so important to let your partner know what you have seen as your opponents’ weaknesses and strengths before play starts. Again, form a plan that your team can use to win! See you on the courts!V Take advantage of the free Saturday clinics at Hafen Park at 9 a.m.

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A Gem in the Desert by Judi Moreo


he Gem Theater in Pioche, Nevada, sat empty for 20 years until a young woman on a hiking trip to northern Nevada discovered it. For several years, Las Vegas resident Melissa Clary made trips to northern Nevada to hike the beautiful terrain. Year after year, she saw the Gem 68

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Theatre sitting on Main Street in its weathered condition with its marquee glowing among the other historic buildings in Pioche. Impressed with its art deco architecture, hillside setting, complete furnishings, fixtures, and equipment, Melissa was inspired to purchase and restore the property. July/august 2022 | VIEW ON MAGAZINE | 69

The 250-seat theater was built expressly for films. During the Golden Age of Hollywood, thousands of movies were issued by Hollywood studios from the end of the silent era in the late 1920s to the boom of the early 1960s. Advances in technicolor and sound led to the thriving film era. Born from a competitive mining scene, Pioche was known as the “toughest town in the Old West.” But even a tough town wanted entertainment.


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Originally, the Gem Theatre was located inside the building that today is Thompson’s Opera House—it showed silent movies, and later, “talkies.” When the block structure now known as the Gem Theatre was built next door in 1937 by Frank Thompson, use of the opera house declined, and it eventually closed in the 1940s. The Gem Theater's grand opening on Saturday, November 13, 1937, featured the film, Nobody's Baby, starring Patsy Kelly and Lyda Roberti. The single-screen movie theater continued to show movies until the spring of 2002 when a windstorm blew the theater roof away. The theater suffered significant damage, and despite the roof’s repair, no more movies were shown. The building was shuttered and has sat vacant ever since. It is a 4,503-square-foot, two-story building constructed of steelreinforced concrete block in a modest Art Deco style and is truly unique because of its age, architecture, and the fact that it is a time capsule of a building! But it would be nothing without the people who support it and share their memories and fondness for the cinema house. Melissa and her boyfriend, Daniel Roberts, who is a carpenter, have established Friends of Gem Theater, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit

organization, to restore and reopen the venue. They have worked with North Wind Resource Consulting to develop a longterm preservation treatment plan to guide the rehabilitation of the property. The plan considers the significant architectural features of the theater and identifies interior and exterior issues with recommendations on how to address them. They plan to nominate the property for addition to the Nevada State Register of Historic Places, which will also create further opportunities to secure additional grant funds for which the property may be eligible. With public donations to Friends of Gem Theater and successful grant awards, they hope to raise the funding necessary to rehabilitate and reopen the Gem. Public support often helps organizations meet grant match requirements, so every contribution counts, and this is an expensive project!V If you would like to support Melissa and Daniel’s effort to rehabilitate the Gem Theatre, please visit their website at to securely donate online or mail a check to Friends of Gem Theater at P.O. Box 98, Pioche, Nevada 89043. Donations are tax-deductible.

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Builder: Markay Johnson Construction

The Secret is Out

by Mari Karshowetz | Photo Credits: Utah Valley Videos


t. George, Utah, is no longer a hidden gem. They say that once you get red dirt in your shoes, it is hard to get out! The beauty of this area with its unique and diverse landscapes continues to attract visitors from all over. Some desire to stay longer and call this “home.” How has the St. George area been discovered? It has often been through large events like the St. George Area Parade of Homes that the area has attracted people not only from northern Utah and Nevada but across the country. July/august 2022 | VIEW ON MAGAZINE | 75 July/august 2022 | VIEW ON MAGAZINE | 75

The Southern Utah Home Builders Association has presented this annual event for 32 years. It is a 10-day event held in early spring and features 28 exceptional, brand-new, never-lived-in homes. This event continues to grow in popularity because of the unique and diverse home designs, breathtaking landscapes, and interior designs beyond comparison. This year, over 45,000 visitors attended in person or watched virtual tours online. This is the highest on record! This event has won the Best of Southern Utah-Best Annual Event award three years in a row! 76

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Friends and families make it a tradition to attend year after year. Visitors expressed how grateful they were to be together, to gather once again, and to attend this fun event. “We were surprised with how few complaints we received this year from visitors, considering the homes were very crowded,” says Mari Krashowetz, Executive Officer for the Southern Utah Home Visitors experienced new incredible innovations, unique landscapes, stunning homes, and memorable designs. The St. George Area Parade of Homes is full of wonder with a dazzling blue sky and a red rock setting that leave visitors

Builder: Christensen Homes, LLC

saying, “Wow!” Every year an adventure awaits and always features new, fresh design and home trend ideas. Not everyone can afford a parade home, but they can incorporate a couple of ideas found at their favorite one. Because the area has been discovered, the demand for housing in this community continues to grow. Community leaders continue to plan for steady growth while being sensitive to preserving the beautiful outdoor landscapes. The home building industry has been working July/august 2022 | VIEW ON MAGAZINE | 77

Builder: Christensen Homes, LLC

with city leaders to incorporate even higher water conservation measures in new developments. New homes have proven to be more water and energy-efficient compared to older homes. Even though last year, we grew by five percent in Washington County, Utah, our water use was reduced by three percent overall. This shows our entire community is doing its part to support water conservation measures.

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We can do even better. That is exactly what the building community is doing by limiting turf, installing water recirculation pumps for instant hot water, using water-efficient appliances,

Builder: Anderson Custom

etc. Together, we can achieve so much more than doing it alone. Everyone needs to do their part. We welcome visitors and future residents to our community but encourage everyone to be supportive of our limited resources.V Homes are currently under construction for the 2023 St. George Area Parade of Homes, February 17–26, 2023. We welcome you to our community and hope you enjoy the show. Let’s see if you can get rid of the red dirt in your shoes! Visit for more details.

Builder: Anderson Custom

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The Bard Beneath the Stars

Utah Shakespeare Festival Performance in the Engelstad Theater | Image by Karl Hugh

by Kaylee Pickering


ucked amongst the local shops and vibrant murals of Historic Downtown Cedar City waits a truly transformative experience in the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Walking the tree-lined courtyards, lively music beckons you like the pied piper and calls you to step away from the day-to-day for just a moment where you are lost among the works of The Bard himself. Beneath the glimmering evening sky in the grand outdoor Engelstad Theater, the spotlight rises, Elizabethancostumed actors take the stage, and the spectacle begins. July/august 2022 | VIEW ON MAGAZINE | 81

Since 1961, visitors and locals alike have flocked to the Beverley Center for the Arts to capture that “festival experience” with either a full-day adventure or a single performance. Personally? We recommend the full-day experience as outlined below. MORNING | Start the day off with breakfast and coffee from a local spot before setting out for a day at the theater. Enjoy a bagel and coffee from The Grind Coffeehouse or a freshly baked spudnut (potato bread donut) and tea from Silver Silo Bakery and Espresso, or kick start the morning with a fresh acai bowl from The Berry Bar. Feeling caffeinated and satisfied, head to the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts (195 West Center Street), home of the Utah Shakespeare Festival. With tickets in hand ($10 each), it's time for a truly unique festival experience—the backstage tour! See where the magic happens behind the scenes with a guided tour from the Utah Shakespeare Festival. From the props and costumes to the network of spaces behind the sets, this tour is a great time. You’ll hear backstage secrets and the story of the festival as well as a few of the hilarious hijinks that come along with the season. Utah Shakspeare Festival Tours and Seminars | Image by Bob Grove


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Utah Shakespeare Festival Greenshow | Image by Arika Bauer

AFTERNOON | Before catching a matinee performance, take a moment to explore Historic Downtown. Home to incredible locally-owned shops, restaurants, and more, downtown is also bursting with vibrant murals that are a must-see. Take a selfguided mural tour, enjoy a little retail therapy, and grab a bite before the play. Enjoy a sandwich and salad with drinks, then a visit to The Pastry Pub, followed by freshly-baked NYC-style bagels and lemonade at Bristlecone or incredible dishes at Bunnisa's Thai Cuisine—all within a short walk of the festival grounds. The matinee performances of the Utah Shakespeare Festival highlight more contemporary plays, performed in the beautiful indoor Randall L. Jones Theater. Beginning at 2 p.m., these performances are an excellent way to escape the midday heat, leaving plenty of time to experience Cedar City outside of the hottest part of the day. July/august 2022 | VIEW ON MAGAZINE | 83

Utah Shakespeare Festival Engelstad Outdoor Theater | Image by Karl Hugh

EVENING | With a little downtime before the evening performance, it's a great time to visit the other attractions housed within the Beverley Center for the Arts. The treelined walkways of the festival grounds lead to two incredible sculpture gardens on your way to the Southern Utah Museum of Art.

ABOUT THE 2022 SEASON The 2022 season of the Utah Shakespeare Festival will feature eight plays in three theaters alongside the immersive “festival experience” traditions and activities guests have come to love. Enjoy the free Greenshow, backstage tours, Repertory Magic, play orientations, seminars, and more before sitting down for a fantastic performance.

This state-of-the-art museum houses the stunning landscape work of regional artists, exhibits from renowned artists around the country, and the work of up-and-coming artists, including students from Southern Utah University. As the evening performances draw closer, it's time to enjoy a true festival treat, the nightly Greenshow. With music and entertainment, it's a great way to preface the evening's performance. And don’t forget the festival special—the freshly baked tarts! No visit to the Utah Shakespeare Festival is truly complete without cream cheese, lemon, or chocolate tarts.

The plays presented this year will be William Shakespeare’s All's Well That Ends Well, King Lear, and The Tempest as well as two great musicals: Sweeny Todd by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler and The Sound of Music by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Included as well are three humorous and profound contemporary plays: Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress, Clue by Jonathan Lynn, and Thurgood by George Stevens, Jr.

Evening performances in the grand outdoor Engelstad Theater are a must as part of a visit, and for the first time ever, visitors will be able to attend a musical in this outdoor theater. The Utah Shakespeare Festival is presenting the haunting Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim in the Engelstad.

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Experience the History of WWII by Joining SUU’s Fortress Europe-The Final Victory Tour


by Susie Knudsen | Photos provided by SUU Community on the Go

dults who love to travel and enjoy history are invited to join the Southern Utah University Community On The Go global travel program for the Fortress EuropeThe Final Victory tour. With expert trip leaders SUU Professor of Library and Information Science Richard Saunders, former SUU President Scott Wyatt, and former SUU Board of Trustees Chair Gayle Pollock, you can visit Europe from September 11–20, 2022, and follow in the footsteps of history by tracing the Allied advance through Austria and Germany and the conclusion of WWII. “During our visit, we’ll complete the storied service of the 101st Airborne-506th P.I.R., also known as the Easy Company or 'Band of Brothers,' and the capture of the Eagle’s Nest, Hitler’s mountain top fortress,” says Pollock.


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Trips leaders of The Fortress Europe-The Final Victory have both educational backgrounds and extensive historic travel experience in Europe. You will also have the added benefit of exploring with a local guide to avoid the stress of planning itineraries or negotiating travel logistics. After meeting up with trip leaders and other community members in Salzburg, Germany, you’ll continue on to Munich, the capital of Bavaria and the location of Adolph Hitler’s first concentration camp, the infamous Dachau. Next, you’ll travel to Nuremberg, a city that, for centuries, was considered the undeclared capital of the Holy Roman Empire and the preferred residence of most German kings. It was here that the Nazi Party saw the perfect stage for their fanatical party rallies, and after WWII, it was chosen as the site of the war

Above: See the Berlin Cathedral while strolling along Unter Den Linden, Berlin's most famous Boulevard

Rothenburg is Germany’s best-preserved walled town from the Middle Ages

crimes tribunal, now known as the Nuremberg Trials. While in Nuremberg, you will visit the infamous Nazi propaganda stadium and other WWII-related locations. Board a high-speed train for an exhilarating ride, and transfer to Potsdam where the Allies chose Schloss Cecilienhof to host the Potsdam Conference of 1945. It was in this location that Stalin, Truman, and Churchill hammered out Europe’s post-war fate and, unfortunately, laid the foundation for the Cold War. Our intrepid group will complete this once-in-a-lifetime trip with an in-depth tour of Berlin and will walk along remnants of the Berlin Wall, visit Checkpoint Charlie, marvel at Brandenburg Gate, and stroll along Unter Den Linden, Berlin's most famous Boulevard. We will then conclude our Berlin tour as we contemplate the site of Hitler’s Bunker followed by a visit to Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer (Berlin Wall Monument) at Bernauer Strasse and the Wall Documentation Center. For a special treat, the group will take a day trip from Nuremberg and travel to Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber, Germany's bestpreserved walled town. During the Middle Ages, when Berlin and Munich were just wide spots on the road, Rothenburg was Germany’s second-largest city.V The Fortress Europe-The Final Victory tour cost is $3,640 per person based on double occupancy. Trip costs include all lodging, in-country transportation, guides, entrance fees, and some meals. SUU Community on the Go has partnered with travel operator Custom Travel Network (CTN) to offer this trip package. CTN is available to help in booking airfare and adding trip extensions to your tour package. For more information about SUU’s Community on the Go adult travel program, please visit, or call (435) 865-8259. SUU Community on the Go offers culturally immersive international travel experiences for adults who love to learn and is presented by SUU Community and Professional Development. SUU faculty experts curate and lead exploration groups of approximately 20–30 travelers to various parts of the world, offering fun cultural and educational experiences. Previous Community on the Go trip destinations include London, China, Peru, Paris, and Transylvania. July/august 2022 | VIEW ON MAGAZINE | 87

Celebrating Over Two Decades of Art in Kayenta by Michelle Sundberg


he Kayenta Arts Foundation is pleased to announce the 22nd annual Art in Kayenta Festival—Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9, 2022. Each fall, thousands of art enthusiasts and families make their way to Kayenta Art Village for the annual FREE three-day art festival in Ivins. Not only do festival-goers enjoy spectacular art, but they are also treated to stunning desert vistas, culinary delights from festival vendors, a beer and wine garden, live music, and Kayenta’s own delightful Xetava Gardens Café. Guests will have the opportunity to visit a collection of 48 juried regional and national artists who specialize in sculpture, painting, jewelry, ceramics, wood, metal, and other media. “The quality of art and extent of creative expression at the festival is extraordinary. Combined with the Art Village setting and backdrop of Ivins’ red mountain, it is truly a special experience,” states foundation chair Rob Goodman. The Art in Kayenta Festival hosts a silent auction featuring original work from attending artists and offerings from local businesses. Festival guests will have the exclusive opportunity to bid on selected art pieces. The auction is hosted by the nonprofit, Kayenta Arts Foundation, with proceeds benefiting the Center For the Arts at Kayenta (CFAK). During the Art in Kayenta Festival, CFAK is also presenting performances of their Soiree Musicale Piano Trio Masterpieces. This concert includes Beethoven’s monumental Archduke and Dvorak’s endearing Dumky, both masterfully performed. The concert performers include Urs Rutishauser, Christian Bohnenstengel, and Jessika Soli. The Soiree Musicale Piano Trio performances will be held in the indoor Lorraine Boccardo Theater at the Center For the Arts at Kayenta. Tickets are available online at or by calling the box office at (435) 674-2787.V


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Art in Kayenta Event Details Dates:

Friday and Saturday, October 7–9, 2022, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday, October 10, 2022, from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.


Center For the Arts at Kayent, 881 Coyote Gulch Ct., Ivins, UT 84738

Cost: FREE Admission For more information: About Kayenta Arts Foundation & Center For the Arts at Kayenta: 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 our beautiful black box theater that brings our mission to the community. Southern Utahns come to CFAK to learn, express, appreciate, and celebrate art in all forms. The Kayenta Arts Foundation is supported in part by funding from Washington County and Ivins City RAP funds. KAF is also supported in part by the Utah Division of Arts and Museums with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts. Visit for more information.

Come, be a part of the art at Kayenta.

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by Keith Peters


eavenly Gift Shoppe is precisely that—heavenly! The moment you walk through the door, you notice the calm and serenity. At Heavenly, you can feel safe, as it is a place of love, just like Heaven. It is said that Heaven's gates are pearly. It is believed that these gates are made of selenite, a beautiful, white, shiny, pearlescent stone. Selenite is said to bring peace and calm to the space it is in so that you feel that you suddenly understand, that you are okay, you are safe, and that the light is warm and white. Heavenly Gift Shoppe is filled with selenite: lamps, towers, wands, rosaries, eggs, charging plates, and so on. In the center of the shop is a lotus-shaped ottoman surrounded by selenite. At the center of the ottoman is a rose quartz heart for you to sit on and be comfortable while you soak it all in. Let a new friend call out to you. Take your time, and look it all over. You never know what goodie you may find for yourself or your loved ones! Hold it, feel it, make sure it's right, and then bring your new friend home to love and share! At Heavenly, there are so many gifts of love that you won’t find anywhere else in the Mesquite area. Find crystals, books, jewelry, essential oils, incense and burners, angelic novelties, oracle cards, malas and rosaries, crystal singing bowls, and so much more! To help you best understand what you are seeing, carefully placed


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around the shop to mull over are information cards. The staff is helpful with their very spiritual views of the items in the shop. Feel free to ask about anything. You never know where it may lead! Also, to help you best understand the crystals, there will be monthly classes! Each class will be about 20 minutes long, wherein you will learn all sorts of fabulous scientific and spiritual attributes of that night’s stone! The class is free, and for attending, you will receive a free chip ring with that stone. Classes top out at 20 with 15 seats available. Speaking of free gifts, you will receive a free heavenly gift just for coming in to look around. It consists of an amethyst worry pebble to help ease your woes and guide your way as well as a Tibetan angel charm to help remind you that you are safe and loved. If you are feeling photogenic, you can get your heavenly photo taken with amethyst angel wings and a heavenly backdrop! At Heavenly Gift Shoppe, you are welcome, you are appreciated, and we are ever so grateful to you for blessing our shop with your presence!V Heavenly Gift Shoppe is located at 114 N. Sandhill Blvd., Suite C, in Mesquite, Nevada. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at (702) 375-4242.


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by Elisa Eames | Images by Kris Zurbas


lose friends Mirna Corral and Ashlee Hoyt loved growing up in Mesquite so much that they both knew they never wanted to leave. Fond memories include playing Hide and Seek in golden fields and visiting local dairies. Today, they love how giving and caring the community is and that everyone still knows each other. Both owners agree that if someone needs something, the whole town is in and feel that Mesquite is an ideal place for raising their children. Ashlee especially loves the weather. Mirna is a people person and loves helping others to look their best, so when her husband encouraged her to go to school during the recession of the 2000s to help make a better life for their children, beauty school was a natural fit. Ashlee’s story is similar. She has always been a gregarious and girly girl who loves hair and nails, so the beauty industry was also a seamless match for her. In 2009, Mirna graduated from Evans Hairstyling College, and Ashlee graduated from the Paul Mitchell School


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in 2012. Both women have extensive salon experience and love how their jobs have enabled them to be there for their kids. After over a decade in the salon industry, Mirna decided it was finally time to start her own business. The first major setback? She came to this decision in early 2020. Fortunately, COVID hit before she had actually “jumped off the cliff,” as she puts it. Later, when she and Ashlee both ended up working for Mesquite’s Bliss Salon, they realized that their visions for the ideal salon were much the same, and last summer, Ashlee offered to help Mirna start again. A week later, the two began in earnest—driving around Mesquite to find the perfect spot, filling out paperwork for the city, and researching how to start a business. The perfect spot turned out to be in a less developed but upand-coming section of town near the hospital and Sun City, and when they found it, it was nothing but a bare concrete

square. “It looked like a basketball court,” Mirna recalls. As it happens, both Ashlee’s and Mirna’s husbands work in construction, and the women emphasize how invaluable their spouses have been. “My husband has been my number one fan through the whole thing,” Mirna says. Construction began in October, but with both men working only nights and weekends, progress was slow, and the nationwide material shortage only complicated and slowed things further. The salon, aptly named The Beauty Shop, offers a clean, relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere with a modern, industrial theme. Available services include manicures, pedicures, full nail sets, lashes, waxing, cuts, color, perms, and styles, and they hope to add even more in the future. Though the array of services offered is comprehensive, it is not entirely unique. But what Mirna and Ashlee do offer that is very unique is their absolutely incredible customer service, excellent quality, organized environment, and passion for what they do. “I always tell my clients that we’re family now,” Mirna explains, and Ashlee adds, “Relationships and friendships with clients are absolutely my favorite part of the job.” Both women love connecting with clients about what’s going on in their lives. But anyone familiar with these two women will not be surprised by this outpouring of love in the least. If a client is feeling lonely, Mirna and Ashlee will go to lunch with her. If someone is sick, the two women will go to her house and do her hair in the kitchen. Or if a client needs a ride to the airport, Ashlee and Mirna are there; that is just the sort of people they are. And their love extends beyond their clients. They also want The Beauty Shop to be superior in the way it treats its stylists. “We want to make sure our stylists are heard and understood and that they get a say in how things go,” Ashlee explains. “We want it to be a team effort, an organized environment, and for us to be a family.”

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Both women are also thankful for their time at Bliss Salon. The owner, Tony, has been nothing but excited for them. “Bliss Salon has been so supportive and helpful. Tony and everyone are interested in our project and ask about it and care about it. We are so grateful to them,” enthuses Ashlee. She continues, “There were so many people that helped us through this process, we would like to thank everyone's involvement in helping us realize this dream.” It has been a long, difficult road to get where they are now, but they agree that it has definitely been worth it. “Oh, man, it’s been an adventure, that’s for sure,” Ashlee says. “And it’s been really fun to watch it all unfold and to watch our dream come true.” She and Mirna are thrilled to finally be able to share their creation with the Mesquite community where they grew up and where their children are now growing up. Stop by The Beauty Shop, and leave not just looking beautiful, but as a member of a new family.V Owners Mirna (left) and Ashlee (right)

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“Keep Your Head Down” Worst Advice EVER! by Rob Krieger


ou’ve hit a bad shot—you know it, and everyone else knows it.

Then someone trying to be helpful says, “KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN,” or “YOU PICKED YOUR HEAD UP.” They mean well, and to avoid further embarrassment, you try, but the more you try to keep your head down, the worse it gets. You

can feel it happening, so you keep trying, but it still continues to happen. Every once in a while, you do hit a good shot and think that you kept your head down, so you keep trying as the frustration continues. The truth is that the head coming up is not the reason for poor golf shots. It is only a symptom of the real problem. Your head coming up is the result of something else happening, not the reason you hit a poor shot. Something is causing your head and body to come out

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of your golf posture early. It is like catching the flu; fever, aches, and pains are symptoms, and you can try to treat them, but getting rid of the aches, pains, and fever will not get rid of the underlying disease. This means that if you don’t treat the cause of your head coming up, you are destined to continue to do it. Let’s see what the issue might be and some possible solutions.

Common Problems that Cause Your Body to Come Out of Posture at Impact, and How To Fix Them: The Problem: Poor Weight Shift At the end of your swing, your weight is on your back foot, not the front foot. When weight goes on to the back foot in the downswing of the body, your chest points to the sky as your body falls backward while you approach the golf ball. The Fix: Make sure the weight ends up on the front foot. More importantly, move forward toward the target at impact, not backward. Get your weight forward and hold the finish for three seconds with all your weight on the front leg. Your weight moves to the back foot in the backswing and toward the front foot through impact. The Problem: Hands Begin Downswing When your hands, not your body, start the downswing, your hands, arms, and the club outrace the body to the ball. The body needs to get out of the way of the faster moving club, resulting in the body instinctively standing up before striking the ground or ball. This also makes the lead arm fold before impact, also known as the “chicken wing.” The Fix: Allow for a split-second PAUSE at the top of the backswing, which allows the body to move either in unison with the arms and hands or to begin moving before the arms and


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club start downward. Try doing baseball swing drills to get the feeling of your body moving the club. The Problem: Length of Backswing is too Long Trying to increase the speed or distance of golf shots sometimes results in too long of a backswing, which actually pulls the body up, and you lose the bend at the waist at the top of the swing. Sometimes due to injury or just loss of flexibility, we start trying to go back further without realizing that the lead arm and wrists are bending. With those joints overworking, they begin starting back to the ball by releasing their energy too soon, causing the arms and club to come down. This makes the body play catch up, resulting in poor contact or shots that slice to the right. The Fix: Shorten the backswing by one-half or three-fourths until good contact happens more consistently. This should eliminate the vertical movement up and down during the swing and produce better posture through impact. The Problem: Swinging too Hard with too much Speed This invariably is attributed to trying to make the ball go extra far or trying to be sure it goes the distance we expect. This is called hitting the ball, not swinging the club. Hitting is done by moving the club faster with our arms and hands. Swinging is done by moving the body with rhythm and tempo, allowing the club to follow it and move in sync with the body’s movement. The Fix: Focus on swinging the club, not hitting the ball. Experiment with moving the body faster and slower to sync up the body, arms, and club to work in unison. Matching the speed of the body, arms, and club helps improve posture and enables shots that feel better. Best of luck, and as always…Fairways & Greens.V

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Sowing Seeds of Success

Lessons from a Daisy by Judi Moreo


henever I see a freshly-picked vegetable, see the earth newly turned, or observe the many beautiful flowers in her garden, I remember those special days when she would punish me for something rotten I had done by making me work in the garden next to her. As we planted the seeds, she was planting seeds in me. She pointed out to me how each flower, each plant, and each vegetable had its own individual shape

and color. She said we are like each of these things in that we are all unique, one of a kind, and not like anyone or anything else. She told me how we are like plants in that we need four things to grow: oxygen, water, sunshine, and manure. She said sometimes it was the manure that made us grow the most. It is the hard times that teach us who we are and how strong we can be. She had a profound effect on my value system.

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She told me that what you plant determines what you produce. If you plant squash seeds, you get squash. If you plant watermelons, you get watermelons. Tomatoes, tomatoes, etc. And if you plant positive seeds, you will produce a positive life. If you plant negative seeds, you will produce a negative, unhappy life. I listened to her, enthralled as she gave me an analogy of the seeds of creative ideas and the growth of positive, successful lives. Here was my mom, with no formal education beyond high school, four children when her husband was killed, a single mother for many years, working long, hard hours as a seamstress. She then would come home and work in the garden in order to raise the food for us to eat. Many an early evening, when we were both on our knees putting seeds in the ground or pulling up vegetables for the night’s dinner, she would express a depth of human insight and psychological brilliance that I have not heard anywhere else. She taught me that the seeds of success are not planted only in people who come from the most financially comfortable families; nor are they planted only in people with great intelligence, outstanding beauty, or of a specific race or culture. The seeds of success are attitudes and beliefs that are rooted in our upbringing and adopted as we grow. She taught me that faith is a seed of success. When you plant a seed, you must have faith that it will grow. And you have to make a decision; you can have faith, or you can have fear. You can’t have both. Which do you prefer? Love is a seed of success. Love means to value. We must love ourselves before we can give love to others. We must possess that emotion inside of ourselves before we can share it.

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I believe we can rid our life garden of fear weeds by understanding their roots, then soften the earth around those weeds with new insight, pull them up, and toss them away. When we plant seeds of love and faith, we can force the fear weeds to dry up and blow away. Mother drilled it into our heads that we must be different and unique like the plants, the clouds, and grains of sand. No two are alike. “Be unique,” she said. “That means being cleaner and neater than others in the group and looking your best at all times.” “Be unique. Have high standards of behavior.” “Be unique. Take calculated risks. The greatest risk in life is to wait and depend on others.” “Be unique. Plan and take the action that will make you independent.” “Be unique. Give more than you are expected to give.” We are all the sum total of our beliefs, attitudes, and actions. Like the growth of any living thing, character requires time and nurturing for growth and development. She taught us that as we grow, we must remember that we are in control of our communication, our commitments, our causes, our concerns, and yes, even our clock. We must always be aware that the crop we produce will depend on the quality and amount of contribution we make. In other words, we reap what we sow.

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MesquiteLink Realty – Beverly Powers Uhlir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

All In Cycles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

MesquiteLink Realty - Deb Parsley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

All Secure Storage, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Mesquite Lumber / Ace Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Aravada Springs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Mesquite Tile and Flooring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

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

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

Bank of Nevada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Mina Boutique. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Barney, McKenna, & Olmstead. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Mortgage Mate, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Bulldog Pest Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

MVP Productions – Kris Zurbas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

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

Nevada Bank and Trust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

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

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

Deep Roots Harvest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Back Cover

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

Desert Gold Realty - Lynda Edwards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

P3 Medical Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Desert Oasis Spa and Salon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Pioneer Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Desert Pain Specialists. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Preston's Medical Waste & Shredding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

ERA – Sharon Szarzi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

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

Eureka Casino Resort - Gold Club Comps . . . . . Inside Front Cover

Ready Golf Cars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Eureka Casino Resort - Splash Into Cash. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

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

Exquisite Blooms Floral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Reliance Connects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Farmers Insurance - Bill Mitchell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Re/Max Ridge Realty – Dave Neufeld. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72, 73

Friends of Gold Butte. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Re/Max - Robert Goody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

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

Renewal By Anderson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Hangey's Custom Upholstering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Richens Eye Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Healthy Brains, Healthy Community. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Rooster Cottage Consignment Gallery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

Heavenly Gift Shoppe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Security National Mortgage Company - Polly Hendricks . . . . . . 55

HedgeHog Electric. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109, Back Cover

Senior Center Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Hole Foods Bakery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Silver Rider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

J.R. Morgan Glass & Glazing, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 - Ilene Bandringa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

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

St. George Eye Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Judi Moreo – Speaker, Author, & Coach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80, 109

St. George Musical Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Juniper Outpost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

Staging Spaces & Interior Redesign. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Kayenta Arts Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

State Farm - Lisa Wilde. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

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

Stationary Hitch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Kirton | McConkie Law Firm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Stephen's Hair and Boutique. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Kitchen Encounters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

STORE MORE! Self Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

Lone Star Pool and Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Sun American Mortgage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Mad Mikes Bar & Grill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

The Beauty Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Medicare and Healthcare Insurance - Mary Bundy. . . . . . . . . . 57

The Lindi Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Mesa Valley Estates Assisted Living and Memory Care. . . . . . . . 59

Tuacahn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Mesa View Medical Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99

Virgin Valley Heritage Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Mesquite Branding and Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Virgin Valley and Moapa Valley Mortuaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

Mesquite Business Center and U-Haul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

WaFd Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Mesquite Fine Arts Center and Gallery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

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

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