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March 1 - April 30, 2021 Volume 14 – Issue 2 PUBLISHER & EDITOR Kathy Lee MANAGING EDITOR Jennifer Sperry ART DIRECTOR / LAYOUT Erin Eames COPY EDITOR Rayma Davis PROOFREADER Jennifer Sperry WRITERS Donna Eads, Jennifer Sperry, John and Pam Sadler, Jamie Tyler, Sarah Fox, Eva Lund-Lorentzen, Kaylee Pickering, Michele Randall, Helen Houston, Ashley Centers, Cliff and Ilene Bandringa, Rob Krieger, Anita DeLelles, Judi Moreo, Keith Buchhalter, Karen L. Monsen, Susie Knudsen, Princess Gutierrez, Nicholas Montoya, John Sadler, Stan Charger, David Andersen, Kaylene Canfield, Keith Peters, Linda Faas, Linda Harris, Donna Schorr, Amy Bradshaw, Michelle Brooks, Marsha Sherwood, Randy Dodson, Sharry Quillin, David Cordero, Kevin Soderquist, Kent Abegglen, Kyle Chappell, Jared Barnes, Julie Kendall, Jason Timpson, Janel Ralat, David Lee ADVERTISING SALES Kathy Lee ADVERTISING EMAIL ads@ViewOnMagazine.com SUPPORT STAFF Bert Kubica Cheryl Whitehead DISTRIBUTION ViewOn Magazine Staff WEB DESIGN Erin Eames PUBLISHED BY ViewOn Magazine, Inc. Office (702) 346-8439 Fax (702) 346-4955 GENERAL INQUIRIES info@ViewOnMagazine.com ONLINE ViewOnMagazine.com Facebook

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Letter from

the Editor

Dear Readers, Welcome to our annual golf, sports, and fitness issue. The sun is continuously shining, the climate is drying out, and the temperatures are quickly rising! It is time to get outdoors and enjoy yourselves. I have told you for years that I would take up golf again. And every year, I come up with a new excuse for not having played. Well, this year, I have the best excuse ever; the pandemic kept me from even trying! This issue is not just about golf or our world-renowned golf courses; this issue also includes articles on fitness, yoga, the arts, physical and mental health, and travel. As many of us found ourselves homebound this year, we have come up with some great opportunities to improve our home life. We have turned extra bedrooms into offices, created home gyms, and found places to carve out for homeschooling, which proves the old saying, “necessity is the mother of invention.” We have highlighted most of the golf courses in our readership area, allowing each of them to tell us why we should play their course. This will be invaluable for all the golfers and wannabe golfers that live in the region, or those who are just passing through our beautiful communities. And of course, where would we be without our advertisers who have stuck by our side, knowing that when all of our businesses are open again, you, the consumer, can make your choice to support our local business advertisers to help them all get back on their feet. Yes, it’s that time of year for golf to be on the menu. For a myriad of reasons, 2021 is looking brighter, and so is my golf game!

Hope to see you all on the course (I’ll try my best),

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 human massage. In 2014, Anita and Ron opened WOOF! Wellness Center and launched their website ShopMeoow.com.

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

Donna Eads and her husband moved to Mesquite in 2010, from Palm Desert, California and 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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Jennifer Sperry is a happy, energetic writer and inspiring business owner who passionately shares topics in health and mind-body awareness. She is the founder and owner of IAM Retreats, LLC where she leads powerful retreats to help people out of their fears and into their light. You can reach her at exhalellc@gmail.com.

David Cordero is the Communications and Marketing Director for the City of St. George. A southern Utah resident since 2006, David has extensive experience in writing, public relations, marketing, and public speaking. He has also served in a variety of volunteer capacities over the years, including Utah Honor Flight, American Legion Post 90, religious education and as a coach for his son's athletic teams. Email him at david.cordero@sgcity.org.

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 2 international bestsellers, You Are More Than Enough and Conquer the Brain Drain. A self-made success, Judi started her first business with $2,000 and a lot of chutzpah. Judi learned to succeed step-by-step over many years, and now has a worldwide following of clients who are enjoying outstanding success as a result of her guidance. You can reach Judi at judi@judimoreo.com or (702) 283-4567.

Helen Houston is the owner of Staging Spaces and Redesign in Mesquite, NV. Helen holds certifications as a Drapery and Design Professional, a Certified Color Consultant, and a Real Estate Staging Professional. Helen has been a contributing writer for ViewOn Magazine for the past 13 years. Her creative writing features articles on home fashion, home staging, and home entertaining. Helen is a published author in several national design and trade magazines. She can be reached at Helen@stagingspaces.biz or (702) 346-0246.

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

Celece Krieger is the owner of The Travel Connection. Travel is her passion and she’s spent the past 28 years planning dream vacations around the world. Her favorite vacation is the South Pacific with her “toes in the sand.” Reach her by phone at (435) 628-3636, in office at 1363 East 170 South, Suite 202 in St. George, or by email celece@stgeorgetravel.com.

Ashley Centers Is the former GM of Anytime Fitness Mesquite, her passion for fitness runs deep. She fell in love with Competitive Powerlifting as a pre-teen. She set many state records and national qualifying totals during her lifting career prior to her competitive retirement while attending college. Ashley is now a ISSA Certified Personal Trainer and is now in training for the sport of Strongwoman. She is excited to remain a contributor to ViewOn Magazine and to write about her passion for health and fitness!

Keith Buchhalter is the Public Affairs Specialist for Overton Power District #5. Born and raised in Guatemala City, he moved to Mesquite, NV, in 1999. Keith has held a variety of positions in local organizations. He was part of the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce Board from 2013 - 2017. He is Past-President of the Rotary Club of Mesquite, and he is currently serving as Assistant District Governor for Rotary's District 5300. He also serves as a Trustee for the Mesa View Regional Hospital Board.

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Message from

the Mayor

Recently, I read about a couple who had lost everything in the devastating Paradise, California, wildfire. As they were looking to relocate, the wife said, “When we dropped into Utah, my husband said he could hear angels singing. He said it just felt like home.” So many people agree, St. George feels like home. As our population grows, I want to retain that community spirit, the one that is inviting, charitable, kind, and where everyone feels at home. That will always be a goal I strive toward in my new role as Mayor of St. George. I have served on the City Council for seven years. In that time, I have learned so much from so many people, including former Mayor Jon Pike, each of the council members I served with, our city manager, and our department heads. I’ve worked hard for our residents and our city employees. I have returned almost every email and phone call I’ve received the last seven years from residents. I’ve met with them in their homes or at city hall to help them find a solution to a problem they were having. I’ve been a conduit between residents and city hall. I serve on the board of the Utah League of Cities and Towns. Why is this important? St. George sits 300 miles south of the state’s major population center — and is often an afterthought to those along the Wasatch Front. Being on the ULCT board gives St George a seat at the table to have our issues heard and addressed. I’ve lived in St. George since 1978. I’ve attended schools here. I’ve raised my family here, and now my children are raising their families here. I’ve been a small business owner here. I’ve witnessed St. George grow from a small town of 13,000 people to the seventh-largest city in Utah — with continued growth on the horizon. Yet, I don’t pretend to have all the answers. I will seek out the council’s opinions on the many important issues that come before us. I will also rely on our city manager, city attorney, and department heads for their advice and expertise. And I will be available to all residents and will continue to respond to everyone, personally, as much as possible. As I look on the wall of photographs showing the previous 32 mayors of my city, I notice a similarity: They are all men. As the first female Mayor of St. George, I realize I have an enormous duty. I promise to try to live up to the legacy of those who came before me and move St. George forward in the best way possible.

Michele Randall Mayor, City of St. George

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Contents

FEATURES

Cover photo: Palmer Course Hole 6 at the Oasis Golf Club

THROUGHOUT the MAGAZINE

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Golf Course Articles Throughout the Magazine

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South Kaibab Trail A Grand Canyon Adventure

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Hoover Dam's Historic Railroad Tunnel Hiking Trail

What is Yoga?

Yoking the Mind and Body


Contents

30 BUSINESS 48 OUTDOORS 52 CHARITY 66 FITNESS 70 ORGANIZATION 72 GOLF 80 EDUCATION 82 MOTIVATION 86 ENERGY 90 TRAVEL 94 DESIGN 110 PETS INSPIRATION 114

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The Painted Pony Restaurant

Close Encounters of the Wildlife Kind

Sexual Assault Awareness

Sport Specific Training

Tips for Organizing Sports Equipment

Solutions to Pushing and Hooking Your Golf Shots

SUU Community Education Offering Online and In-Person Springtime Classes

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Why You Should Find Your Passion...and Follow It

Top Tips for Energy Efficient Spring Cleaning

Hoover Dam's Historic Railroad Tunnel Hiking Trail

Mirror, Mirror...The Art of Mirror Decoration

So You Brought Home a New Puppy...Congratulations!

Your Thoughts Change Your Game

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Why I Love

Green Valley

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isitors from all over the world agree: there are few places that rival the beauty and enchantment of the St. George area. From the majesty of the ancient red rocks to local hiking, lakes, and mountains. For the discerning soul, there is even a living, breathing, beating energy that is unique to this Native area. These are a few reasons why I love living in Green Valley. There are plenty of world-class restaurants, entertainment venues, and shopping around the area. The city’s climate is warm and amenable to outdoor living. I love that we have hiking within mere steps of walking out our front door; you do not have to venture far to find fun and recreation. We are close to beautiful National and State parks with so much history: Zion, Grand Canyon, and Bryce Canyon, to name a few. - Jamie Tyler

Why I Love

St. George

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rowing up in Sweden, then living in northern Utah for years, I finally escaped the cold and snow and moved to St. George. It was the best decision I ever made. We love the sun and the heat and pleasant weather year-round. It is the perfect place to live with my two girls. We love the small-town feel and friendly people. There are some amazing performing arts schools here that offer great education from K-12 grade. My girls and I have enjoyed the growing performing arts venues in the community, and we especially love the opportunities it has given both of them to both dance and perform in musicals. As an artist, I find the unique landscape very inspiring and helpful for photography and for my paintings. All three of us also love to eat and we are happy to see so many new ethnic restaurants here in St. George. - Eva Lund-Lorentzen

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Why I Love

Santa Clara F

rom the warm waves of home in Hawaii, through the piercing chill of the tundra in Alaska, and the blistering desert heat of Nevada, I have gracefully landed in southern Utah. My family and I are transplants and have been nearly eight years now. Moving to this amazing community has proven nothing less than happiness, and what a strong and thriving community it continues to be. The articulate landscape of the red rocks at the nearby Snow Canyon drapes the scenery surrounding my yard, the still of birds chirping throughout the day, the bustling noise of children at play, and the vast array of dancing trees that greet travelers. Numerous events held throughout the year that are intriguing to people and cultures nearby and abroad. For a seasoned traveler like myself, I love that I have landed here and am able to comfortably raise my family – I Love Santa Clara! - Sarah Fox

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Mesquite

ohn and I moved to Sun City Mesquite ten years ago because of all the activities that Sun City offered. We had no idea that there was anything else to do in Mesquite. But over the years, we have discovered an art gallery, a community theater that produces plays, a symphony orchestra made up of local talent, and a veteran’s center. We found the Mesquite Recreation Center, where John teaches pickleball, and I attend dance classes. There are hometown parades and the “1000 Flags over Mesquite” to honor veterans. We have hot air balloon festivals and car shows, and BBQ cookoffs—so many activities for such a small town. And so many fundraising organizations that take care of the needs of the town’s people. We have met truly wonderful people here. We are happy that we chose Mesquite as our retirement community.

- Pam and John Sadler

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GOLF’S

Persistent Persuasion

By Randy Dodson

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n a rapidly changing world, not all for the better, one thing remains true in Mesquite, Nevada. The game of golf is here to stay, and Golf Mesquite Nevada’s persistent persuasion is bringing golfers from far and wide to Mesquite. Ok, that’s two things. From Sand Hollow Resort in the north to Coyote Springs Golf Club to the south, the Golf Mesquite Nevada marketing coop is spreading the news of one of the golf world’s greatest playgrounds. “We hung up our golf shoes for a bit due to the worldwide pandemic but after much debate and education the golf

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world has figured out how to safely play the game,” said Golf Mesquite Nevada’s long-time Executive Director, Cody Law. “Like every industry, golf had to figure out its Covid-19 safety protocols in order to remain open,” Law said. “All of the world’s leading golf organizations quickly set the tone and provided a playbook for our course owners and PGA professionals to offer a safe recreational environment. Golf, in a lot of cases, lead the way in returning to play.” That’s not to say things have returned to normal, far from it. But the game and its leaders have embraced golf’s new normal, and golfers of all ages adapted to new guidelines of flagsticks left in the holes, no rakes in the bunkers, walking


only or single rider carts, paying green fees online, and reducing other high touch-point areas including fist bumps for birdie putts instead of high fives. “As long as government and health officials allow us to play, the game of golf has figured it out,” says Law. The marketing co-op, now more than a decade old, has also figured it out in the travel and hospitality world. Currently concentrating on drive-in markets that are less than a day away, like Utah, Colorado, California, and others, Golf Mesquite Nevada marketing efforts have adjusted as golfers from farther destinations slowly return to air travel.

“We may not see our customers from the midwest, east coast or Canada for a little longer still but families, friends and golfing buddies a day’s drive from here are willing to throw the clubs in the trunk and tee it up. Now with the vaccine rolling out, we are crossing our fingers that we can soon expand our reach,” said Law. Coyote Springs, Conestoga, Falcon Ridge, the Palmer and Canyons courses at Oasis Golf Course, and the Championship Course at Sand Hollow Resort are offering pristine conditions, and Coral Canyon Golf Course in nearby Washington, Utah, is undergoing a renovation that will enhance the playing experience for golfers of all abilities. Turn the page for a more in-depth look at the complete Golf Mesquite Nevada menu...

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Conestoga is artfully woven within the character and contours of Mesquite’s spectacular landforms. Undulating through canyons with gentle elevations, rugged rock, and tranquil water elements, the masterful design and creativity provide an isolated golfing experience. Whether a novice or an avid player, everyone enjoys the dramatic beauty the course showcases as it roams through the heart of the Mesquite community. Golf magazine has rated Conestoga as one of Nevada’s top five golf courses. Course owner Phil Timothy said, “Course designer Gary Panks created a masterpiece here at Conestoga Golf Club. Using the natural landscape’s unique characteristics you would think this layout only needed some grass to be planted. The design is so natural. It’s a stunning layout, it’s scenic, picturesque and a true test of every club in your bag.”

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Coyote Springs continues to be one of the best Jack Nicklaus signature courses in the game today. Eleven lakes come into play on the golf course that many consider to be one of Nicklaus’ finest desert creations. The design is an excellent challenge of golf from any distance. Set in the rolling Nevada desert, the course is a scenic wonder. Wide fairways, challenging greensand country club service make Coyote Springs a must-play on any Golf Mesquite Nevada itinerary. The course is the ultimate golf challenge from the tips at 7,471-yards, but with four sets of tee boxes, it can also play 5,349 yards from the forward tees. Coyote Springs has been recognized on “Best of” lists of many national golf publications, including Golf Digest, Golf, and Links.

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The Canyons Course is molded perfectly to its natural setting at the Oasis Golf Club, offering a wide variety of challenging holes and elevated tee boxes. The generous fairways and smooth Bermuda greens make the course player friendly and a refreshing change of pace. The Canyons is player-friendly at 6,400 yards from the tips, and good scores are in the offering if shots are placed in well-defined landing areas. Risk/reward opportunities present themselves on both the outward and inward nines with the back nine was designed by Arnold Palmer.

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The Arnold Palmer-designed Palmer Course at the Oasis Golf Club offers emerald green fairways cradled in isolated canyons, a box canyon enshrining a lush green, four unique signature holes, elevated tees with majestic tee shots, and numerous hazards created by Mother Nature. The Palmer Course played host to the Golf Channel’s Big Break Mesquite show and has been ranked as “One of the Best You Can Play” by Golf Digest. This par-71 course with five different tees provides a stern test of golf and some of the most scenic desert panoramas in southern Nevada. The golf course can be played from 4,500 yards to 6,700 yards from the tips.

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Falcon Ridge is a 6,550 yard, par 71 rolling layout with spectacular elevation changes, numerous water features, and high mesa views. Scoring opportunities come fast on the opening nine holes before the course stretches out, and more strategic golf shots are required on the inward nine. The golf course sits high on the cliffs of Mesquite and flows through the hills and canyons, providing one of the most picturesque golf venues in all of Mesquite golf. Falcon Ridge Director of Operations Brandon Howard said, “Falcon Ridge has been a favorite of local and visiting golfers because of its fun challenge, great condition and friendly staff. When you think about what you want from your “home course” or even a course that you travel to, Falcon Ridge satisfies all requirements and becomes an easy must-play decision.” A quick drive north on Interstate 15 through the Virgin Valley gorge, which is a scenic wonder in itself, leads to two more championship-style Golf Mesquite Nevada partners in the nearby vacation land of St. George, Utah.

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Coral Canyon Golf Course works its way around some of the area’s most stunning red-rock formations and provides a resort-like layout with a variety of shot-making opportunities. The course’s character and beauty are only outdone by its variety of risk/reward chances. Coral Canyon’s 7,029-yard, par-72 layout provides a unique golf experience with two par 5s as the opening holes. Birdies are available right at the start, so be sure to warm up on the multi-tiered driving range and practice putting areas. Fun challenges players face at Coral Canyon Golf Course include the short par-3, 122-yard sixth hole, placed into the natural red rock outcroppings; it’s one of the most unique holes on the Golf Mesquite Nevada menu.

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Are you ready for an unforgettable golf experience? The Championship Course at Sand Hollow is an unforgettable day of golf. Any definition of a “must-play” course includes the unmatched beauty and excitement of Sand Hollow. The Championship Course at Sand Hollow is a John Fought designed masterpiece. As visually stunning as it is challenging, the layout moves in and among the worldrenown distinctive red rock formations of Southern Utah. The Championship Course at Sand Hollow Resort is a par 72, 18-hole layout that features an unsurpassed blend of sand, water, sun, and turf. Elevated tees, wide-sweeping cliff-side fairways, and challenging greens will keep

golfers on their toes. The 7,315-yard course plays along steep ridge lines, negotiates deep canyons, and weaves through lush rolling fairways. You won’t be disappointed if you make time for the 9-hole Links Course at Sand Hollow as part of your visit. In a nod to the championship style links courses of the British Isles, the Links course is a treat to be played.V Randy Dodson is the publisher of Fairways magazine, the official publication of the Utah Golf Association, owner of Fairways Media marketing agency located in Orem, Utah, and a 30-year veteran of golf and travel writing. For scheduling and information visit our website: www.GolfMesquiteNevada.com.

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F a irway A dve nt ur e i n Sou t h e rn Utah Disc Golf and Nearby Experiences in Cedar City By Kaylee Pickering

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ave you ever found yourself perched on the branch of a juniper tree attempting to reach a small metal basket with a disc, desperate for a win? That moment when your friends are heckling you from the sidelines, and you’re wondering if an Escape Shot is your only hope. You might not think that adding a spontaneous disc golf game to your vacation would lead to some of the best memories, but it’s always worth a shot! Disc golf is quickly becoming a new favorite sport in southern Utah. Instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc to reach their destination. Whether you’re playing strictly by the rules or a bit more free-spirited, it’s a great afternoon add-in for any itinerary. Cedar City is home to two major networks of Disc Golf courses, each with its own unique scenery and challenges. And when the game is done, and you’re looking for the next step in your adventure? More wonders are waiting to be discovered within minutes of each course! Thunderbird Gardens Recreation Area, Cedar City Minutes from downtown Cedar City, it’s surprising to think that a place like Thunderbird Gardens remains hidden, just off the beaten path. This recreation area is full of stunning red rock formations, sweeping hills striated with shades of red and orange, and some great hidden gems throughout. A popular spot for mountain biking and hiking, the 2019 addition of an 18-hole disc golf course fits in perfectly.

Standing on the starting platform, the view is incredible and only gets better as you progress through the course. The course winds throughout the vibrant landscape, with some climbs along the way. The course can be easily tailored to fit all abilities. A common adjustment to the course is to play holes 1-10 and finish on 18. The view from 18 is a must! The front nine holes have substantially less hiking available while still offering some fun big elevation shots. The back nine require some climbing, but they’re worth it! Keep in mind that along the way, it’s not uncommon to find yourself or other golfers clambering up a juniper tree to rescue a rogue disc. BONUS THUNDERBIRD GARDENS EXPERIENCE: HIKE THE THOR’S HIDEOUT TRAIL A moderate trail that’s 3.6 miles out & back, Thor’s Hideout has some unique formations and views along the way. Start the trail winding through switchbacks with sweeping views of the surrounding recreation area. While on the trail, it’s easy to forget that you’re only minutes from Cedar City’s main street, but at viewpoints along the way, you can see most of the surrounding valley. Near the end of the trail, you’ll find a unique rock formation that resembles a bird. Affectionately nicknamed Thor after the Southern Utah University mascot, it’s an exciting find along the trail!

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THREE PEAKS RECREATION AREA & IRONSIDE COURSE, CEDAR CIT Y Home to rolling hills of volcanic rock, Three Peaks Recreation Area provides a fantastic outdoor recreation location. Kids love to run, jump and crawl over the hunchbacked granite outcroppings expanding across the landscape. Disc golf enthusiasts and beginners can find an afternoon of fun clambering over the rugged, high desert terrain of two disc golf courses. The Three Peaks Course is a large rugged desert course with incredible terrain and beautiful views. Unique rock formations, canyons, juniper trees, and sagebrush couple with lots of elevation changes to create an Advanced eighteen hole course. Ironside is only minutes away from the Three Peaks Course, but it provides its own set of challenges and rewarding views. With double baskets at each location, this course becomes two in one. An eighteen-hole course, Ironside has beautiful views and unique natural obstacles with amazing pin locations. Careful though, those mini canyons throughout the formations can be a tricky spot to get out of!

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BONUS THREE PEAKS RECREATION AREA EXPERIENCE: BIKE THE PR AC TICE LOOP If you have time, bring the mountain bikes or rent a couple from Cedar Sports or Cedar Cycle in downtown before heading out to Three Peaks. There are over 27 miles of mountain bike trails zigzagging through the 6,500 screws that make up the recreation area. The Practice Loop is a beginner trail that offers novice riders a chance to practice their skills and experienced riders to sit back and relax. There are instructional signs along this 1.58-mile loop for beginners to help improve their skill set. Uphill, downhill, and sand riding can all be experienced along this trail. At the end of a day of disc golf, we like to unwind with dinner and a drink. In Historic Downtown, you can find delicious dining for every taste and dietary preference as you stroll the tree-lined street, branches twinkling with lights. For an option that pairs unbelievable pizza with a wide selection of wine and beer, give Centro Pizzeria a try. Let Wonder be your guide.V VisitCedarCity.com

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The Painted Pony Restaurant

C elebr at e s T w e n t y Y e ars as a St. Ge orge Original By Julie Kendall

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eflecting on all the years of hard work, dedication, ups and downs, the husband and wife team behind the Painted Pony Restaurant, Randall Richards and Nicki Pace Richards, have settled on one predominant thought about it all. Gratitude.

“We feel so lucky,” says Nicki. “We just keep thinking about how grateful and blessed we are to be here and for the people who support us and support our local community.” The family-owned Painted Pony was established in 2001, and being the first Contemporary American restaurant in southern Utah to offer a fine dining setting, it was no small challenge to make a place for it in a (then) small town.

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As Executive Chef, Randall spearheaded the menu and kitchen while Nicki maintained the business administration side of the enterprise. But the community itself played its own strong role in giving the Painted Pony the place it holds today. The restaurant has local and visiting patrons who have been strong supporters and regulars over the decades. The Richards consider them as much a part of the family in the family restaurant as anyone. The same is true of the staff. Many of them have worked at the restaurant for well over a decade, and some have been at the restaurant since very near the beginning. “We have so many long-term staff members,” says Nicki, “they are family to us and they create such a warm and family-type atmosphere for our guests.”

The Painted Pony Team

Randall and Nicki’s shared passion for locally grown, seasonal ingredients for the restaurant has also been a catalyst for the community coming together. In addition to maintaining a restaurant garden each year, Randall and Nicki started the Downtown Farmers Market in Ancestor Square in 2008 as an offshoot of their sourcing for the restaurant. “Nicki and I have always had a strong connection to and appreciation for the environment,” says Randall, “and that has been at the center of what we have created with our restaurants and also with the farmers market.” The Downtown Farmers’ Market has taken on a life of its own over the years and is now a pillar of support between local growers and the community. The Market has become so large, it required new owners to take it to the next level, but it remains in Ancestor Square next to the Painted Pony. Through economic ups and downs, and even a pandemic, the couple has been able to live and raise their family, doing what they love to do. They also created a sister restaurant, George’s Corner Restaurant, across Ancestor Square. The Richards grow more grateful to their guests, staff, and the community as a whole for the opportunity to become a family-owned community anchor. “We really want to say thank you for seeing us through this!” Nicki said. “Thank you for the 20 years!”V The Painted Pony is located at 2 West St. George Blvd on the 2nd floor of the Tower at Ancestor Square. The restaurant is open daily for dinner at 4:00 pm, and for lunch 11:30 am – 4 pm, Mon-Sat. For information or reservations, call (435) 634-1700 or go online to www.painted-pony.com. Happy Painted Pony Diners

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PERFECT GOLF GETAWAY

at Mesquite Gaming’s CasaBlanca Golf Club & Palms Golf Club By Sharry Quillin

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esquite Gaming provides two scenic golf courses to Mesquite residents and tourists from all over the world, the Palms Golf Club and the CasaBlanca Golf Club. Located in Mesquite, Nevada’s golf mecca, each course offers a diverse 18-hole experience for beginners, intermediate and experienced golfers. The championship courses boast vast differences but share the grand privilege of being nestled amongst captivating scenery, including extensive mountain ranges, hills and canyons, and the Virgin River valley, offering an experience like none other. The renowned Palms Golf Club (pictured above) is Mesquite’s longest-standing course, built in 1989. The course begins with nine holes of lengthy fairways providing scenic elevation changes along the Virgin River wetlands and settling in the river bottoms. The Palms championship course features lakes, sand traps, and more than 200 palm trees. The 6.804-yard, par 72, is a challenge for golfers of all levels. The front nine offers extended fairways and plenty of water features, while the mountainous back nine has dramatic elevation changes and emphasizes shot placement. The 15th hole has a breathtaking view and vertical drop of 114 feet from the tee to the fairway!

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The CasaBlanca Golf Club (pictured below), is equally beautiful in natural surroundings, features an 18-hole, 7,011-yard landscape designed and developed by Cal Olson in 1996. The wide fairways wind through nature and feature slightly easier terrain for beginner golfers, with the majestic visuals of marshlands, wildflowers, white sand bunkers, and numerous lakes. Both courses have a driving range, putting green, and each carries the distinct notoriety for hosting two major golfing events throughout the year – the Mesquite Amateur and the Nevada Open. Mesquite Gaming offers a $99 Stay and Play golf package that includes one night at the CasaBlanca Resort and one round of golf at the CasaBlanca Golf Club or Palms Golf Club.V For more information, visit casablancaresort.com or call 877-GETAWAY (877-438-2929).

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Choose Your Fun 4 City of St. George Golf Courses Provide Intrigue & Visual Delights

By David Cordero

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t. George and golf go together like cold lemonade on a hot summer day, popcorn at the movies, Batman and Robin. Long a haven for golf fanatics, St. George’s golf appeal is two-fold.

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Its climate allows year-round play, and the diverse landscapes create opportunities for scenic holes. There are a variety of reasons tourists and residents enjoy the four city courses. Here is a glimpse of each of them.


HOLES: 9 LENGTH: 2,775 yards AT A GLANCE: Established in 1965, picturesque Dixie Red Hills was the first golf course in St. George, setting the tone for what would become one of Southwest Utah’s hallmark leisure activities. On a cloudless day, Dixie Red Hills dazzles with its majestic backdrop of red rocks, shimmering above a blanket of green grass. Each hole on the 9-hole course has its own unique design. No. 6 is a par-3 between 60 and 140 yards based on the tees you play. Whichever distance you start from, peril awaits — your tee shot must carry over water. “Dixie Red Hills is very popular with people of all ages and skill levels,” says Allen Orchard, PGA Head Professional at Dixie Red Hills. “To this day, it is one of the most played courses in the area and has created many memories for many people.” ADDRESS: 645 West 1250 North | PHONE: 435-627-4444

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HOLES: 18 LENGTH: 7,238 yards AT A GLANCE: Challenging holes and terrific views characterize St. George Golf Club, which sits atop Bloomington Hills. No. 5 is a hot topic of discussion. It’s an intimidating par-5 with a portion of a lake sitting just in front of the green. Water is a factor on all the par-3s as well. “The golf course has a very good layout - challenging, but not tricky. You can see what’s in front of you, so it’s just a matter of hitting good shots,” says James Hood, PGA Head Professional at St. George Golf Club. “It is also a very walkable course. Other than the hill to No. 1 and the way back to the clubhouse at the end it’s pretty flat.” ADDRESS: 2190 South 1400 East | PHONE: 435-627-4404

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HOLES: 18 LENGTH: 6,134 yards AT A GLANCE: It’s a tale of two courses within 18 holes. The front nine is flat. The back nine has significant elevation change. The front nine has water hazards on eight of the holes. The back nine has just two holes affected by water. No. 8 stands out with its high-risk, high-reward characteristics. Spanning only 278 yards from the white tee as a par 4, it is alluring for players dreaming of an eagle. However, to do that, their drive must carry almost the complete distance over water to the green. That challenge aside, Southgate is more delightful than it is daunting. “The fees are affordable, the course is user friendly and is always in great condition,” says Eron Deming, PGA Head Professional at Southgate Golf Club. ADDRESS: 1975 Tonaquint Drive | PHONE: 435-627-4440

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HOLES: 27 (three 9-hole courses: Woodbridge, The Pointe, Black Rock) LENGTH: 6,818 yards AT A GLANCE: Sunbrook, the crown jewel of St. George City-owned golf courses, has three 9-hole courses, allowing play from the top of the bluffs to the desert floor, around black lava rock and red sand traps. With staggering views of awe-inspiring rock formations and nearby alpine mountains, players are awash in the beauty of the surroundings. Bridges, water hazards, and changes in elevation make every hole an adventure. There is even a par-3 island hole that sparks dreams of a hole in one. Golf Digest twice rated Sunbrook, "the only golf club in southwest Utah to feature 27 championship holes" and "the best golf course in Utah". ADDRESS: 2366 W. Sunbrook Drive | PHONE: 435-627-4400

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n 2008, E-Z-GO launched their new model, the Freedom RXV. This illustrious golf cart came with some perks never before heard of in the golf cart industry. Well, maybe not never, but they certainly weren’t the norm. E-Z-GO daringly combined the power of a 48-volt AC motor with E-Z-GO’s patented IntelliBrake™ technology in their all-new Freedom RXV. Plus, they made it super cute.

The AC motor reaches faster top speeds and has a longer run time between charges than the DC motors of other golf carts. In addition, the RXV would climb hills with minimal loss of speed, unlike its DC-powered cousins. The IntelliBrake™ system is one of our customers’ favorite things about the RXV. The electronic braking system does not require brake pads or shoes, so you’ll never have to worry about replacing them. And the best part is, when it comes to a complete stop, this golf cart sets its own parking brake - no more trying to get that pesky parking brake to lockdown. So that was the E-Z-GO Freedom RXV of 2008, and guess what? It still is! And it’s still the best. Over the years, E-Z-GO has made small changes to the RXV here and there, but the most innovative was the Freedom RXV Elite launch in 2017. Oh yes, we’re talking about lithium power here, people! E-Z-GO was the first golf cart company to launch a lithium-powered golf cart, and they remained the only company to offer one for two years! Not only that, but they continue to be the only company to offer three different lithium battery pack sizes for longer run time. “While others try to figure it out, we’ve been perfecting it” – E-Z-GO

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Back in 2017, when most of our customers shopping for golf carts heard there was a new lithium model, they asked, “Is it going to blow up?” We all remember the mishaps with lithium batteries when they first arrived on the scene. Fortunately, to my knowledge, no RXVs ever blew up. Several years before the RXV Elite launch, E-Z-GO hooked up with Samsung and created a lithium battery pack that would rival all others. In 2014 they began testing their new machines, and they really put them through the wringer. What came out of it was a golf cart with a less than 1% failure rate (industry standard is 3%) and an “unprecedented” eight-year battery warranty. I put unprecedented in quotes because they use that word way too often in their advertising. But it really is the best word in this situation. E-Z-GO has always had other models in addition to the RXV, but none that we could really get excited about... until now. Introducing the Express S Series, the golf car for your offcourse cruising enjoyment. They’re “part power, part style, and all you”. How do they come up with this stuff? The golf cart has become a second mode of transportation for many people. They’re fun and a lot less expensive to have than a car, and the ingenuity that goes into these little buggies is amazing. Many of them are less of a golf cart and more of a low-speed vehicle. The E-Z-GO Express S series cars are just that sort of vehicle. They come in two, four, and six-seat options. They are built with higher ground clearance and more legroom in the front than a traditional golf cart. They come standard with LED headlights, taillights and brake lights, extra room in the dash for drinks and phones, and a dualport USB charging port. The four and six-seat cars come with either one or two front-facing seats, and a rear-facing seat that converts to a cargo deck with enclosed storage underneath. The Express S series is the premier “golf” car for cruising the neighborhood. Not only are they built for comfort and style, but they also come with three different powertrains: gas, 72-volt electric, and Elite lithium. Something for everyone! Yes, I’ve gone way over my word limit, but how can I stop talking about all the awesomeness of E-Z-GO? With so many model choices, including the “unprecedented” Freedom RXV and the new S Series, with E-Z-GOs unmatched quality and craftsmanship, you are bound to find the perfect vehicle for you!V If you are now thoroughly convinced that you must own an E-Z-GO and you’re ready to “live larger”, please stop by Ready Golf Cars at 1085 W. Pioneer Boulevard in Mesquite or 9422 Del Webb Boulevard in Las Vegas. Please also see our ad in this issue.

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Seeking Iconicity: What Am I Looking at Here?

"Breceda's Serpent" by artist Ricardo Breceda

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ocutah, the Dixie University documentary film festival, has provided engaging entertainment for its viewers over the past ten years. Its topics reveal new ideas and points of view that one might not otherwise discover. Ideally, a film spurs curiosity. That is how the film “Iconicity,” by Leo Zahn, motivated four Mesquite residents to visit southern California’s remote desert area on the shores of the Salton Sea. They wanted to see this mecca of quirky art enclaves. There is a lot to see and ponder. The Salton Sea was central to a cluster of remote military bases 70 years ago. At Marine Camp Dunlap, men trained for numerous military exercises, including bombing target practice flights over the Chocolate Mountains. The barren,

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windswept desert was certainly out of California culture’s mainstream. Camp Dunlap was demolished around 1950, leaving just concrete slab foundations and an abundance of discarded flotsam deemed useless by those who checked out. It turns out there are lots of folks looking for a remote corner of the desert where they don’t worry about paying rent or keeping up with the Joneses. It didn’t take long for word to get out that a Slab City address was free of charge for those who would live off the grid. With no worry about scratching to make a living to pay for rent, power, and running water, some emigrants turned to more creative pastimes. Some came specifically for that purpose.


Some forty years ago, Leonard Knight rolled into Slab City in his camper truck, looking for a place to build his monument to Christian love and redemption. He labored on his creation, Salvation Mountain (shown right), until he died. It is a remarkable structure formed of dirt, cement, straw bales, timber, and whatnot, sculpted and painted to gloriously declare God’s love. His work is desperately preserved by volunteers and a nonprofit organization that perpetually repaints the vibrant colors that bleach in the desert heat. A more profane crowd settled just up the road in East Jesus. Led by Bill Russell (not the painter of cowboy fame), the residents began sculpting their own visions of life out of the discards left in the desert, asking nearby town folks to please bring more trash for them to work with. The results of their efforts at constructing installations from that refuse are at once astounding and confounding. No doubt creativity lives here, though it may not be to the taste of the gentry who come to observe and occasionally leave a donation to support the betterment of the community.

"Salvation Mountain" by artist Leonard Knight

Salton Sea shorefront was a real estate phenomenon as a desert oasis for a few decades, a sparkling gem of a lake created by accident back in 1905. It attracted those who wanted to water ski or fish and maybe own a little piece of paradise on this huge sump of water that rests over 200 feet below sea level. The golden years of the Salton Sea literally turned to dust as other SoCal municipalities took back the water that fed this environmental accident, and the Salton Sea has evaporated to 40 percent of its former self. Now, who would live high and dry where summer temps top 125 degrees? Bombay Beach is a town on the edge. If the origin of the town’s name is hazy, it is matched by the salty, hazy cloud that hovers over the shrinking body of water that has receded a quarter-mile from the town’s former boat ramp. Dreams withered here as the shoreline became littered with carcasses of millions of dead tilapia that couldn’t survive the increased salinity of the shrinking body of water. The only game in town has evolved from an inventive idea called the Bombay Beach Biennale, an art festival that sought to make the most of the hand the town was dealt. An Opera House fashioned from an old garage opens its doors for sporadic performances. Next to the post office, an incredible sculpture made of the fuselage of a WWII Lockheed Lodestar stands nose-down, crowned by a glass observation deck that might bear comparison to the Las Vegas Strat. These and other artful oddities draw throngs of tourists to the erstwhile beach resort, helping defray the loss of livelihood and neighborhood ties that unraveled when the water went away.

"Lodestar" at Bombay Beach by artist Randy Polumbo

Over the tortured badlands west of the sea lies Borrego Springs, home to Galleta Meadows sculpture park. A millionaire art lover provided a 400-acre site for Ricardo Breceda’s incredible collection of steel monsters, miners,

"Ready to Launch" located in East Jesus

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"Purifoy Toilet Towers" by artist Noah Purifoy

"Purifoy Bridge" by artist Noah Purifoy

jeepsters, and desert creatures. Breceda, an accomplished sculptor by any estimation, planted a legacy of folk art sculpture here for all to marvel at. Noah Purifoy came to the high desert from Watts to craft his art assemblages that sometimes defy explanation, sometimes parody the silliness of modern life. His works often synthesized the concerns of his life. He was definitely in on the joke as he stacked discarded porcelain toilets into teetering towers. His interpretation of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was constructed soon after the real thing collapsed on itself in the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989. The hardscrabble outdoor museums are a testament to personal quests for meaning that sit in stark contrast to nearby Palm Springs and Palm Desert. There, just up the road, the most famous and the most wealthy recreate manicured emerald golf courses and view art in galleries, with air conditioning powered by a forest of giant windmills. Relaxing on the Marriott patio, watching another perfect desert sunset, who pauses to think what would happen if somebody suddenly pulled the plug here?V

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Kyle Chappell

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he Ledges Golf Club is coming off our best year to date despite Covid-19. This spectacular golf course hosted many corporate events, women’s and men’s leagues, college, high school, and junior tournaments. The golf course condition continues to be top-notch amongst the golf courses in southern Utah. The back nine at The Ledges Golf Club follow Snow Canyon State Park’s rim, and the views are like none other. The course layout is accommodating to all levels, from beginners to professionals.

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The Ledges Golf Club holds two amateur player performance ranking golf tournaments during the year. The first tournament falls in February, and it will attract the top players from across the state of Utah. In November, The Ledges Golf Club holds their annual Senior (50 years +) amateur event. This two-day event will fill up with the top senior players from across the state competing for prize money and points. The club will also hold the Men’s Club Championship two-day event in November. This event is catered to those members


playing the Men’s League throughout the year who have qualified to play this event. All the events put on by the club are run professionally by the staff of The Ledges Golf Club. The Ledges Vacation Rentals provide an excellent opportunity for those who want to take advantage of our “Stay and Play Packages.” With views of the golf course and Snow Canyon State Park, these vacation rentals are amongst the best in southern Utah. The Ledges Golf Club Pro Shop holds the latest variety of Men’s and Women’s apparel. The staff is professionally trained and willing to help assist with apparel questions, tee time bookings, or general questions about the area. The Ledges Golf Club is also staffed by a Head Golf Professional and a Director of Golf who are highly qualified to offer year-round golf lessons.V Please see our website at www.ledges.com for more information about tee times, golf rates, instruction, and additional information. Feel free to stop by at 1585 W. Ledges Parkway in Saint George, Utah, or call anytime at (435) 634-4640.

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Condor at Vermilion Cliffs | Photo credit: The Peregrine Fund used with permission

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS By Karen L. Monsen

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of the Wildlife Kind

rban development has increased some wildlife sightings in southern Utah where one might spot a Gila monster wandering down a driveway or a hawk perched atop a birdfeeder. Responding to community interest, professionals who relocate, rehabilitate, and protect wildlife are expanding public outreach through educational events and online channels.

REMOVALS & RELOCATIONS When ducks are caught in fishing line or become unwelcome guests in swimming pools, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) joins municipal Animal Control units to resolve urban-wildlife interactions. Utah residents should call UDWR concerning aggressive, injured, or endangered wildlife and contact their local Animal Control for nuisance dogs and cats. Within Washington County, for fledgling birds on the ground or mule deer-vehicle collisions, Sarah Siefken, Urban Wildlife Specialist and 5-year UDWR veteran, responds to rescue, remove, or relocate wildlife. As Siefken describes her work, “I’ve been dive-bombed by angry Cooper’s Hawks defending their nests, chased a Gray Fox through a store packed with customers, and caught a massive African Spurred Tortoise casually strolling through a neighborhood. A few years ago, one of my co-workers tossed a piece of plywood over a window well to contain a Cougar until a biologist with a tranquilizer gun arrived!” Siefken continues, “These urban wildlife calls can be a bit nerve-wracking while they’re happening, but I like that they encourage me to learn as much as I can about animal behavior so I can respond quickly and effectively to address potential human-wildlife conflicts. To be honest, I’d rather have to capture a rattlesnake than a snarling raccoon!”

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GEARED-UP Animal protective gear includes leather gloves and boots, snake tongs, catch poles, and plastic kennels or cardboard boxes to hold and transport animals. Last winter, UDWR used a net gun to capture a Wild Turkey that was damaging property around downtown St. George and a tranquilizer gun to sedate a Mule Deer buck that was tangled in a barbed-wire fence. POST-FIRE HABITAT Fires near St. George in 2020 displaced animals and destroyed habitat, according to Wildlife biologist Ann McLuckie, who has worked for UDWR since 1997 and manages the desert tortoisemonitoring program in Southwest Utah. Following the Cottonwood Trail and Turkey Farm Road Fires, initial surveys indicated 11,453 acres burned inside and another 2,164 acres burned outside the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. The 2020 fires fatally burned at least 25 tortoises—14 from the Cottonwood Trail fire and 11 from the Turkey Farm Road fire. McLuckie admits, “We won’t know the full extent of the impacts until the spring when tortoises emerge (or don’t emerge) from their burrows.” An unburned tortoise spotted post-fire was found dead two weeks later, raising concerns for tortoise survival without food in an environment that is hotter and more exposed to predators. Tortoises removed, mostly from land pre-development, are held in a Temporary Care Facility pen near the LaVerkin Confluence Park, given a health assessment, food and water, and relocated within the reserve in the spring or fall. In 2020, UDWR cooperating with Washington County translocated 43 displaced tortoises, including 12 hatched from gravid females. McLuckie and UDWR caution people encountering desert tortoises not to disturb them. If tortoises are near a busy road risking imminent harm, contact Utah’s Urban Wildlife group, who will advise or respond within 30 minutes. Frightened tortoises will void their bladders, McLuckie explains, “That would be the equivalent to a hiker dumping all of the contents of their canteen on the ground in the middle of a hike!”

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Martin Tyner with Golden Eagle Scout Photo credit: Martin Tyner

Kit Fox from Trail Cam Photo credit: UDWR used with permission.

TRAIL CAMS Due to their endangered numbers, tortoise burrows and Southwestern Willow Flycatcher nesting sites are monitored by trail cams. As Siefken described, cameras also protect human assets like the trail cam installed near a Kit Fox den entrance to monitor and prevent digging that might threaten a reservoir dam’s integrity. The camera captured young foxes being groomed by their mother, playing, and learning to hunt. The foxes matured and dispersed on their own, so no trapping or relocation efforts were necessary. For informational purposes, UDWR shares wildlife data, podcasts, blogs, and postings on their website (https://wildlife.utah.gov/). Wildlife webcams attracted large audiences during 2020. Martin Tyner, founder of the non-profit Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah (www.gowildlife.org/), posted over 400 raptor videos on YouTube, achieved 10 million views and received the 100,000-subscriber award. Tyner, a Master Falconer and wildlife educator, has worked with raptors for 50 years and runs a rehabilitation and release program in Cedar City. He plans to begin constructing an Eagle Flight Chamber in spring 2021, with $360,000 raised mostly through online donations. Tyner confesses, “One of my greatest childhood fantasies was the desire to create a personal friendship with a wild eagle. I found myself with a love and fascination for these powerful creatures.” A Golden Eagle named Scout often accompanies Tyner for his live bird programs.

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Gila Monster on St George Driveway Photo credit: Karen L Monsen

STREAMING CONDORS Online sharing rose to new levels in 2020 as The Peregrine Fund (https://peregrinefund.org/) live-streamed and posted to YouTube their annual Arizona Strip Condor Release. Tim Hauck, Condor Reintroduction Program Manager, reported, “If I recall correctly, we had nearly 2000 viewers watching live as we released four condors into the wild. There were folks from all over the world watching with us. The live event has now had more than 11,000 views on YouTube.” While The Peregrine Fund continues Facebook and Zoom postings, Hauck added, “Just last month we officially opened our POWER Global STEM Classroom at our World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, ID. This new state-of-the-art technology will allow us to bring students and visitors face-to-face with our biologists LIVE in the field. Such an amazing teaching opportunity and a fantastic opportunity to engage the public.” Hauck frames The Peregrine Fund’s science-based focus, “We are very aware that without being able to effectively share the science and what we have learned with the public and our local communities, we would be falling short in achieving our goals. Community outreach is so important in solving problems.” As development, climate change, and fires reduce natural habitat, professionals dedicated to protecting, relocating, and reintroducing animals into safe environments are expanding their use of social media and online resources to provide more people opportunities to experience close encounters of the wildlife kind.V


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asking in the shadow of the Virgin Mountains is Coyote Willows, Mesquite's only 9-hole USGA rated, par 35, public golf course. Coyote Willows is located in the southwest part of Mesquite and within minutes of the I-15. Coyote Willows Hole #3 is flanked by thick foliage, and following the Virgin River on the left, it boasts one of the longest par 5's in the city. Our signature hole, #8, with the Tee shot over water and the approach guarded by additional water to the front and rear, presents the course's greatest challenge. Coyote Willows offers terrific views and fun, with affordable and challenging play for golfers at every skill level. Coyote Willows has made many upgrades to the course front to test your play further. Many say that we have the best greens in the area. We also offer a warm up area and putting green.

Our golf shop features stylish golf wear, golf bags, balls, golf accessories, and custom club regripping. Thirsty? We have both soft drinks and adult beverages. With a friendly, knowledgeable staff rounding out your experience, Coyote Willows will become a favorite place to play where walking golfers are always welcome. Take advantage of the super low rates with the purchase of our $45.00 golf pass. Coyote Willows is a terrific choice for your regular play or a new destination for you and your friends when visiting Mesquite.V Located at 426 Hagens Alley, Mesquite, Nevada. Entrance at 940 Hafen Lane. Schedule your tee time today! Call 702-345-3222 or book online at www.coyotewillowsgolf.com.

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SEXUAL A SSAULT A W ARENES S By Princess Gutierrez, DOVE Center Fundraising and Grants Manager

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pril is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This month is an opportunity to raise awareness of the widespread nature of the problem, dispel myths, introduce muchneeded conversations on consent, and provide ways for people to support survivors. DOVE Center provides direct services free of charge to survivors of sexual assault in Washington County. It has a prevention team that provides education to the community in regards to the topic.

Sexual assault is any unwanted sexual contact resulting from force, threats, bribes, manipulation, pressure, or violence. Sexual violence can take many forms, including rape or attempted rape, domestic and dating violence, and child sexual abuse. Sexual assault statistics in the United States are staggering. One in three women (and one in four men) experience sexual violence that involves physical contact, according to the CDC. Nearly one in five women and one in

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71 men will experience rape in their lifetime. In Utah, one in eight women and one in 50 men will be raped in their lifetime. Sexual violence can happen to anyone regardless of age, gender, class, race, occupation, religion, sexual orientation, or physical appearance. One of many enduring myths about sexual assault is that it is a crime of sex and seduction and can therefore be excused or understood if a victim’s clothing was provocative or revealing. Sexual Assault is actually a crime of power and control; non-consensual sex is the tool used to dominate and degrade a victim. When seeking a victim, sexual predators look for vulnerability, availability, and someone less likely to report or be believed if they do report the crime.

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Another misconception is that strangers commit sexual assault rather than someone in the victim’s inner circle. According to the DOJ, in eight out of ten cases of rape, the victim knew the person who sexually assaulted them. Abusers can be a person that the victim knows and trusts, like family members, friends, partners, etc. April is a time where we can all demonstrate our support for survivors of sexual violence. DOVE Center and the Women’s Resource Center have brought awareness by hosting an exhibit at Dixie State University. This exhibit, called “What Where You Wearing,” is an interactive exhibit that demonstrates that the clothing worn by victims had nothing to do with the sexual assault perpetrated on them.


This compelling exhibit received critical acclaim in 2019 and profoundly impacted all who viewed it. In 2020, pictures of the exhibit were posted on DOVE’s website because of COVID concerns. The exhibit shows, unmistakably, that the argument that clothing invites or leads to sexual assault is only a myth that allows sexual predators to avoid accountability for the heinous crimes they choose to commit. We must recognize that sexual violence is a serious problem that permeates all aspects of our society. The month of April allows us to bring this topic to the forefront and help us remember the things we can do to support survivors. In April, and throughout the year, we can start by believing survivors, promote social norms that protect against violence, speak up

against sexist language or behaviors that promote violence, offer to help or support in situations where violence may occur or has occurred. It is important that we are persistent in educating ourselves and that we do better to create a supportive culture for victims. By keeping these difficult conversations open, we can reach a more collective commitment where we can create change to reduce and even eliminate these crimes from our communities.V The DOVE Center is a nonprofit domestic violence shelter in St. George Utah www.dovecenter.org Public can call: 435-628-1204 | Victims can call: 435-628-0458

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By David Lee

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he South Kaibab Trail is the more challenging of the two maintained trails along the Grand Canyon's south rim. Shorter distance – 6.5 miles – plus a greater vertical drop – 4,820 feet – equals trouble for the neophyte hiker, or those not physically ready for such an arduous climb out of the Canyon, or dangerous descent into it.

The South Kaibab Trail is unique among trails down to the Colorado River, sticking as close as possible to a ridgeline descent. To stay any truer, one would need to be riding Big Horn Sheep, and this is not advised. The trail's maximum grade is not the issue; South Kaibab Trail and Bright Angel have almost identical slopes. The South Kaibab Trail is at near maximum grade for most of the trail. If one can withstand the challenging vertical changes, the payoff is dramatic panoramic views unlike any other trail. Bright Angel Trail winds through switchbacks nestled into side canyons to make the descent more gradual. South Kaibab Trail is straight into the middle of the canyon.

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If this were Olympic Skiing, South Kaibab Trail would be the exhilarating, all-out Downhill race, while the Bright Angel would be the Giant Slalom, weaving a serpentine pattern down the Canyon wall. Though amenities are scarce – water and emergency phones found only at the start, finish, outhouses at Tipoff and Cedar Crest, Tipoff also has emergency phones – there are some subtle advantages to choosing the South Kaibab Trail besides breathtaking panoramas. During the winter months, when many experienced hikers come to the Canyon to enjoy the trail's quiet solitude and avoid excruciating heat, the South Kaibab Trail remains relatively ice free due to direct sunlight exposure. There are a few short, potentially icy switchbacks on the North facing section, the first few hundred yards, but after those, clear sailing. In February, on Bright Angel, expect solid ice until 1.5 mi. and dangerous stretches until 3 mi. The flip side is, ascending from the Canyon on South Kaibab Trail in summer with no water available, steep terrain, and no shade is dangerous to all but elite fitness level hikers. For

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those attempting the ascent in summer, the National Park Service recommends four liters of water per person. If that sounds heavy, do not fret; it will get lighter quickly. Camping is only available on the South Kaibab Trail at trails end, at the Bright Angel Campground. Getting to the trailhead may pose some obstacles as well. There is no access to the trailhead by personal vehicle. The trailhead is located at Yaki Point, a popular spot with limited space. To arrive there, one must ride the park's free shuttle service. Times vary with season, but each morning buses begin at Bright Angel Lodge, pick up at the Backcountry Information Center, and onto South Kaibab Trail. The Blueline village bus will also transport hikers to the Canyon View Information Plaza to transfer to the Orange-line to the trailhead. Also, walking to the trailhead still works. Kaibab has too many spectacular views to try and name them all. However, the first of note as one descends sets the tone for what this trail is all about. Ooh Ah Point manages to live up to the name. The first of a mindboggling series of panoramic views will overwhelm your senses. The winds at Ooh Ah, and along the ridge trail in general, are simply hostile. Hold onto the rock if venturing out onto Ooh Ah Point for a more spectacular look.V Always be prepared before starting any hike, visit the NPS Hiking Information Page to help get you ready for a Grand Canyon Hike. https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/day-hiking.htm

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Breathes New Life to Southern Utah

By Jason Timpson

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outhern Utah has become one of our nation’s finest golf destinations. Towering vermillion cliffs mark the Hurricane Valley area as a must-see destination, not only for nature lovers but golf enthusiasts. Exceptional courses in southern Utah were designed to promote the area’s most striking attraction, nature. Fairways are lined with silver sagebrush, and staggering crimson plateaus add depth and challenge to the courses. The warm climate allows rounds to be played year-round, making southern Utah an ideal place to find yourself outdoors. In the heart of this truly iconic area, the sun rises on a brand new golf community; Copper Rock. Copper Rock Golf Course is the beginning of a world-class development in Hurricane, Utah. Combining innovative design with nature’s best work, this course nestles itself in the shadow of Zion National Park. It neighbors Sand Hollow State Park and offers Pine Valley Mountain views, Kolob Fingers, and the red Dixie Cliffs. The development features a magnificent 18-hole championship course that twists, turns, climbs, and descends with the natural landscape, offering a unique challenge for golf enthusiasts and casuals alike. This par 72 course comes in at just under 7,000 yards in distance, with plans to extend the length even further in 2021.

Copper Rock is more than a golf course; it has homesites available, featuring golf-side luxury housing from some of Utah’s finest builders and craftsmen. Twin-Home nightly rental options are in development now, with expected completion in early 2021. The sights are set high, with a masterplan to build a high-end golf resort, restaurant, parks, and over 2,200 housing units. Not only has this new golf development captured the hearts of locals, but it has also now garnered the attention of the professional golf scene. Set to host the LPGA Symetra Tour in April of 2021, the largest professional golf event in southern Utah. Copper Rock aims to offer a world-class golf and resort experience, as well as a cozy community for golf and nature enthusiasts. The contrast between desert xeriscape and luscious greens forge an unforgettable experience that can only be found in southern Utah’s backyard.V Visit Copper Rock Golf Course at: 1567 W Copper Rock Parkway, in Hurricane, Utah. Phone: (435) 215 - 4845

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VVAA Earns Grants

to Help Keep the Community Connected By Linda Harris

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he Virgin Valley Artists’ Association (VVAA), aided by federal and state government funding, has reached out to help residents in the Virgin Valley. Like most businesses in the country, VVAA was forced to close its facilities for two and a half months last spring. VVAA and the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery are a source of cultural and artistic education, social interchange, and a critical income source for many of its 200-plus members. The closure abruptly interrupted not only art lessons or exhibitions, but an entire way of life for a large segment of the community. The VVAA Board took action to find help to sustain their programs and provide continuity and support for both its members and the community. VVAA is held in high regard in the Nevada arts community, and both state and federal funds were made available to assist our unique rural art center. Since May, the association has been awarded $11,119 in grants from Nevada Humanities, Nevada Arts Council, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts. A portion of the grants

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was provided through CARES funding, helping to pay ongoing expenses that are typically covered by the sale of member artwork. VVAA Board of Directors and Committee Chairs worked diligently to reopen the gallery, workshops, and classes in a safe environment. The classroom and pottery studio were measured and rearranged to allow social distancing. VVAA follows the Governor’s mandates for cleaning and masks to keep patrons safe. Drawing and Watercolor classes have resumed on a weekly basis in the classroom, and pottery classes are held in the pottery studio. Artist Linda Smith is offering watercolor and color workshops. At a time when social interactions are limited, the Center works to safely welcome visitors and offer a place to find respite, exchange thoughts and ideas, learn new skills, and create art. To give people a reflective channel of communication, with assistance by VVAA volunteer Norma Sachar, the blog “Stay Connected in the Virgin Valley” was created. Residents of our


area and any part of the world are encouraged to share their stories of how the pandemic has affected their lives. Writers share their stories of strength and perseverance in this new world. “Stay Connected” officially went online with “A Letter from Natalie” on July 22, 2020. The blog has had 1,100 visitors at: https://www.virginvalleyartistsassociation.com. A grant from the Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities enabled Linda Harris, coordinator for VVAA’s Get Smart with Art (GSWA), an opportunity to offer free art classes for area children ages 8-14. The classes began in November and will continue through October 2021. VVAA teamed up with The Virgin Valley Heritage Museum to offer lessons in which students make visual, artistic records as they learn about the region’s history. The lessons also feature contributions of famous disabled artists from around the world. That grant also allows Sachar and Harris to write online lesson plans for parents and students to follow at home. The lessons are designed so that students can create their art with simple materials found in most households. Students who do not have access to supplies are encouraged to contact Harris. The lessons can also be accessed by families who stay in The Victim Advocacy group’s safe house, a group that has received VVAA financial assistance. VVAA is currently planning its 2021/2022 Brown Bag Cultural Series. This popular program brings humanities scholars to Mesquite to speak about topics important to Nevadans. VVAA hopes to resume the program again in the Spring, either in person or online.V Norma Sachar, editor of VVAA’s Facebook page, keeps the public updated with photos of winning art from exhibitions and items for sale in the gallery, current information about exhibits, classes, and events at: https://facebook.com/ MesquiteFineArtsCenter, and on the VVAA website: https://www.mesquitefineartscenter.com. Last month the Mesquite Fine Arts Facebook page reached 6,897 people. The Mesquite Fine Arts Center is located at 15 West Mesquite Blvd., Mesquite, Nevada. It is open 10 am-4 pm, Monday through Saturday, 702-346-1338.

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Sport Specific

TRAINING

By Ashley Centers

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appy Spring all! While I have touched on this before, we haven’t delved into the specifics of this method yet, so today, I’m going to offer a little insight and a few stretches for golf specifically. The main takeaway for sport-specific training should be if it improves our game! In golf, two main factors to consider for our fitness will always be strength and mobility. While many of us focus on the strength portion of our workouts, we do sometimes tend not to give mobility training its due. However, if our spine, hips, and shoulders are not mobile, our golf game will suffer, so these three areas should be focused on when starting any program to improve our game. Stretching will help in many areas and focus on our quality of movement, while stretching will bring significant results to our game and how we feel playing it. An excellent starting stretch routine for any golfer would be:

Standing Windmills 1: Stand with feet shoulder-width apart with shoulders, hips, and heels in contact with a wall. 2: Place arms straight out to your sides at shoulder level with palms facing outward. 3: While keeping arms lined up at a 90-degree angle with your torso, and maintaining contact with the wall at the shoulder, hips, and heels, bend from your torso to one side for six controlled repetitions, alternate and repeat six additional repetitions on the opposite side. 4: Spread feet slightly wider than shoulder-width and repeat for six more repetitions per side. 5: Return feet to the original shoulder-width position and finish with six final repetitions per side. Seated Piriformis Stretch 1: Take a sitting position in a chair and cross one leg over the knee of your other leg. 2: While keeping your spine straight, bend your chest forward until you feel a slight stretch in the gluteal area. 3: Hold this position for approximately 30 seconds. 4: Repeat the stretch with your opposite leg.

Wall Angel 1: Stand with your back flat against a wall, form an L shape with your arms while maintaining the arms flush against the wall. 2: Slide your arms up and down the wall trying to keep your arms flush and maintain a consistent elbow bend. 3: Perform slowly and consistently for approximately 5 minutes. Kneeling Torso Rotation 1: Take a kneeling position with right leg up and left leg staggered behind at 90-degrees (Use a foam pad under the back knee if you experience any discomfort with your knees being in contact with the floor). 2: Place hands crossed over your chest. 3: While maintaining a neutral spine and keeping your upright leg as still as possible, rotate as far to the right as you comfortably able and hold for approximately 5 seconds at the end position. 4: Repeat for five repetitions. 5: Switch to the left leg up with right knee bent and repeat for five more repetitions while turning to the left.

My recommendation would be to add these to a short cool down after working out and on any day where you feel stiffness in the hips, spine, or shoulders, and most certainly as a slight warm-up on golfing days! Beyond this, there are many exercises that will help strengthen your game, but the best way to start is with a firm foundation, and in this sport, the firmest foundation we can build is through our mobility. Cheers to your spring and more strength in your swing!V

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Green Spring Golf Course

By Kevin Soderquist | Photo Credit: Mike Sweet and David Woodcock

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reen Spring Golf Course is a top-rated municipal Golf Course owned by Washington City. We strive to offer a premier, quality golfing experience while keeping rates affordable. Designed by award-winning golf course designer, Gene Bates, Green Spring opened in 1989 and was ranked in the Top 5 Best New Public Golf Courses in America by Golf Digest in its debut year.

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Green Spring Golf Course remains a fan favorite among locals and visitors. Signature holes 5, “Bottomless Pit,” and 6, “Devils Gulch,” have you shooting across red rock ravines that will surely get your heart racing! These two holes feature breathtaking shots over a deep red-rock canyon, with stunning backdrops of Pine Valley Mountain and views of Red Cliffs State Park Recreation Area.


Hole 6 was ranked as “The Hardest Hole in Utah” for many years in the Salt Lake Tribune poll until they expanded the rankings to the “18 Hardest Holes in Utah”; it currently resides on that list. There are many water hazards and defiant ravines to navigate on the course. Green Spring is considered by many to be the toughest course in southern Utah; bring extra balls!V

For more course information, pictures, drone footage of each hole, rates, or book a time, please visit our website: golfgreenspring.com, or call the Pro Shop, 435-673-7888. Located at 588 North Green Spring Drive, Washington, Utah.

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Tips For Organizing

Sports Equipment By Janel Ralat, One Organized Mama

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t’s that time of year when the snow gear gets packed away, and out comes the summer gear. Which means it's the perfect opportunity to organize all of that sports equipment and set up a storage system that will make future transitions a breeze. Here are a few tips to get you started:

Declutter before you store.

This is especially true if you have children. Instead of storing the items that you know won’t fit them next season, now is the time to toss, donate, or sell. This is also a great time to purchase new items at end-of-season sales! Also, look out for broken gear. Take the time to inspect items before you store them, and get them repaired or replaced so that you’ll be ready to go for next season. One last note, remember storage is valuable real estate in our homes, so ensure you’re making the most of yours.

Rotate sports equipment just like you do your clothes.

Most sports are seasonal, so just like your clothing, make space for them in your closet and dresser drawers. Especially items that you will wear or use frequently. Organization should save you time, money, and hassle. So, rotate any sports equipment when you rotate your clothes.

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Use storage containers.

It’s tempting to purchase storage that looks great online, but it’s important to be realistic. For instance, bike hooks hanging from the ceiling are an excellent solution for saving valuable garage space, but will it work for your 9-year-old who rides his bike daily? Probably not. Here are a few things to consider when choosing storage containers for sports equipment: * Group all items of the same sport or activity together before you buy anything. This way, you’ll know exactly how many bins or containers to purchase. * Measure. Measure. Measure. Before you spend the time and money purchasing and assembling a storage container. * Does the container or bin make sense for you or your family? Remember, organization should make your life easier. If a few open-top bins are easy for storing balls and equipment, use them. Functionality is absolutely fine over aesthetics. www.wayfair.com

* Don’t overlook wall space for storing items. A pegboard with hooks is a fantastic way to store things. * Don’t forget about labels. Labels are essential, especially when you’re storing items in closed-top containers and bins. It’s important to label the contents, saving you time when you’re looking for something. Quick note…use sticky labels and don’t write directly on the containers. (Trust me on this!) Lastly, by labeling which bins contain specific items, you’ll save yourself money purchasing items you already own. (Speaking from personal experience.)

Consider temperature fluctuations.

We live in a climate that sees extreme changes in temperatures throughout the year. Be mindful of how and where you are storing your sports equipment. Items with elastic, items that need to be inflated, and ones that contain batteries are all greatly affected by temperature changes! Store these items in climate-controlled spaces such as a closet inside your home. Storing sports equipment is similar to storing other items in your home. It’s important that the space and solutions make sense to you. Have fun in the sun this season!V

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Solutions to Pushing and Hooking Your Golf Shots By Rob Krieger, PGA

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ushing and hooking your golf shots can be one of the most frustrating experiences in the game because one time, the golf ball goes to the right, and on the very next swing, it goes left. You try to make the correction and play for the shot to the right by aiming left, and you wind up hooking it into trouble, or sometimes it is just the opposite. Hitting a straight ball becomes very elusive, and your confidence begins to wane, not knowing what to expect, and you are left scratching your head for a solution. Believe it or not, there is a commonality between these two types of shots. The club path is the same for both: you are swinging the club “In to Out”. Therefore, the difference between the shots is due to your clubface being open or closed, resulting in the drastically different outcomes. Let us look at four things, or a combination of them, to get you back on track.

First, due to the clubhead face at impact being different, check your grip. You weaken the right by moving it on top more to the left and the left hand moving it back to a more neutral/ center position on the grip encouraging a squarer clubhead at impact.

clubhead is away and out from the body, following the ball target line as it goes back, not around behind the body. This common problem can lead to the right elbow getting too close to the hip through the downswing and resulting in a “stuck” feeling.

Second, check your alignment to make sure you are not aligning your body too far to the right. A square to slightly open set up will help.

Finally, in the downswing, rotate the trail hip, so the hip and club are at the ball simultaneously at impact, with the square clubface. This rotation of the hips opens, clears, and turns the body through impact resulting in a straighter path with the hands being more passive at contact.

Third, look at the takeaway. Many times, when the club reaches the hip-high position in the backswing, the clubhead may be behind the body, placing the body in the way of the arms coming down to the ball. Ideally, the hands should be the same distance from the body as when you were at the address and have moved laterally to the target line, but the clubhead is actually further from the body, not closer. We use the common phrase to describe the correct position as “hands in, clubhead out.” Again, for the first part of the takeaway, the hands should be closer to the body, and the

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Additionally, if you move too aggressively with the left hip’s weight shift too much to the left, also known as a SLIDE, the body is out of position, and the hips’ rotation will not happen effectively. Take a look at your shots and your divots to see if Pushing and Hooking are happening, and use these tips above to get you back to hitting more greens and fairways. Good Luck and As Always…Fairways & Greens.V


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April 5-6 :

April 14-17: each day

April 16-17:

April 17:

April 30-May 1:

Golf

History Tours

Target Pistol & Shotgun Sports

Corn Hole

Horseshoes

(open to all ages)

(open to all ages )

By Amy Bradshaw

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t was bright and sunny on March 5, 2020, when Mesquite Senior Games kicked off the spring season with the popular long drive event. Armed with a new database, registration system, and website, our 19-year-old nonprofit was excited and ready to put on our best season ever! Little did we know that a mere 9 days later, on a day threatened by rain and high winds smack dab in the middle of our pickleball competition, that the MSG Board of Directors would make the tough decision to cancel the remaining 17 events in the spring schedule. Covid-19 had come to town, and it wasn’t leaving any time soon. A couple of days later, our stunned country was shut down in an attempt to defend against this monster that no one had expected.

Expand Your Circle of Friends At Mesa Valley Estates Senior Living

Here, your neighbors become friends. Team members become family. We provide the support and services you need to live the life you want. How can we make your life easier, fun, and more purposeful?

SCHEDULE A TOUR TODAY to find out!

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Caring People Serving People Improving Lives


Here we are nearly a year later. Optimism is beginning to grow for an end to the devastating impact of the pandemic across the country. Still, our regular spring session of senior competitions seems out of the question, and we decided that the most likely time Covid will allow us a return to a full season will be in fall 2021. In the meantime, we’ve planned a few single-sport competitions. These are scheduled to start in April, as progress against the pandemic and health guidelines permit. They will be outdoor activities that will provide the opportunity for social distancing while offering the healthful sport and social events our seniors need now more than ever. Golf, horseshoes, corn hole, target pistol, and shotgun sports competitions are being planned. And since we know all of our community is ready to get out and get active, the horseshoes and corn hole competitions are being planned for all ages. We are also offering fitness hikes and history tour events that will be available to anyone who wants to exercise and learn about our beautiful desert community. This fall, a huge relaunch and celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Mesquite Senior Games is planned, complete with all the events you normally would see in the spring. Better than that, moving forward, we are planning 2 full sporting seasons each year! The seasons will include activities of all types, so seniors will have the chance to show us what they’ve got in the spring and fall both! We will be sending out updates as these plans are finalized, so please be on the lookout for news about these events. We are excited to be sharing our 20th Anniversary Celebration with you throughout the year. Hope to see you at the Games!V To help us keep you updated, please visit our website at www.mesquiteseniorgames.org and click on “Want to Join Our Mailing List?” to provide or update your contact information. Mesquite Senior Games is a 501C3 nonprofit organization funded completely through sponsors, donations, registration, and event fees. Our mission is to promote the health and fitness of anyone 50 years and better while stimulating tourism in the city of Mesquite.

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By Jared Barnes

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edar Ridge Golf Course is a beautiful 18-hole regulation golf course located against the red hills on the east bench of Cedar City. The original 9 holes were built in 1964, and the second 9 was constructed in 1992. Cedar Ridge is a par 73 with five par 5’s offering plenty of birdie and eagle opportunities. The course has 3 sets of tee boxes, providing a perfect distance for golfers of all different playing abilities. Cedar Ridge features a full practice facility with a driving range, two practice putting greens, a chipping area, and a practice bunker. The pro shop at Cedar Ridge is always stocked with the latest golf equipment, accessories, and golf apparel. I am the PGA Professional at Cedar Ridge and serve as the Director of Golf, with Elliott Owens working as the Assistant Golf Professional. Golf lessons are available for players of all ability both in private and a group setting. Cedar Ridge has an extensive junior golf program providing instruction and playing opportunities to over 200 junior golfers each summer. Steve Carter serves as the golf course superintendent and provides excellent playing conditions each season. The putting greens at Cedar Ridge are always the highlight of the course and consistently among the best greens in southern Utah. Cedar Ridge is home to the Southern Utah University men’s and women’s golf teams and the golf teams from Cedar High and Canyon View High School. The golf course has very active men’s and women’s golf associations holding weekly and monthly events. The end of year men’s and women’s club championships are the highlight of the season. Cedar Ridge hosts many corporate and charity golf tournaments throughout the season. These events consistently raise more than $100,000 per year for local charities. Even though Cedar Ridge Golf Course does not take tee times, a golfer will never have more than a ten-minute wait to get their round started during the busy season. A call ahead is suggested to ensure that the course doesn’t have a tournament and is available for open play.V Located at 200 E. 900 N. Cedar City, Utah | For more information, the pro shop can be reached at 435-586-2970.

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New Pickleball Courts Coming to Mesquite

By John Sadler, Nicholas Montoya, and their pickleball group

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ickleball, a racquet sport created one summer day to combat boredom, is sweeping across the United States. The 50-year-old sport now has more than a million players in the U.S. and has been called the fastest-growing sport in America. It’s a phenomenon unlike any other sport. Predominantly played by seniors but growing more and more popular with younger crowds. Pickleball courts are shorter; four to a regulation tennis court; the racquets are paddles, played with Wiffle balls, and the players have fun! The USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) was organized to promote the growth and development of Pickleball on both a national and international level. Since the inception of USAPA, it has changed to USA Pickleball. This organization provides players with official rules, tournaments, rankings, and promotional materials. The USA Pickleball is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. It’s governed by a board of directors who provide the guidance and infrastructure for the sport’s continued growth and development.

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The Pickleball boom in Mesquite first began at Sun City (Del Webb Development for the active seniors) in 2010. Some of these active adults came to the City and started asking for more courts and places to play the sport that was becoming huge. FOLLOWING IS A BREAKDOWN OF A SMALL TIMELINE FOR THE NEW UPCOMING COURTS AT OLD MILL: August 2015: The City of Mesquite does an annual shutdown of the Recreation Center facility for cleaning and maintenance; we decided to paint 3 courts inside the Recreation Center West Gym. We began working on a CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) to help build facilities that can benefit the community’s surrounding areas. January 2018: The city of Mesquite painted four courts at Hafen Tennis Courts. We decided to make courts #3 and #4 be utilized for more Pickleball play, painted 4 courts at the facility, and added official nets.


The City formed a small Pickleball Task Force to help with the facilities’ development and progress. (Sue Astley, John Sadler, Mike Wiseman, Judy Staley, Mike Kubisak, and Paul McNichol). John Sadler, USA Pickleball Ambassador, says that Pickleball is a great family sport. “There will be many families and friends playing and getting the bug as I did. Anyone can play, from eight-year olds up to 100-year olds, I have seen it firsthand” he says. “It’s a great hand-eye coordination sport for younger kids.” We have secured the CDBG Grant ($700,000.00) and are moving forward with the plans to build the first phase of 6-8 courts across the street from the City of Mesquite Recreation Center Facilities. Working with the City of Mesquite Public Works, the Athletics and Leisure Services Departments, and Sunrise Engineering, who has the contract to oversee the build. We feel we are moving in a positive direction and hoping to see the first serve towards the late summer or early fall of 2021. As to the sport’s potential future, Nicholas Montoya, Director of Athletics and Leisure Services Department for the city of Mesquite, sees no signs of it slowing down with the possibility of more courts in the future of Mesquite. He eventually envisions it as a varsity sport in High School, maybe on the University level NCAA Championship. “It’s already an intramural sport on many college campuses,” Montoya added.V For more information and to get updates from USA Pickleball, contact: USA Pickleball Association, P.O. Box 7354, Surprise, AZ 85374 | info@usapickleball.org usapickleball.org | nmontoya@mesquitenv.gov Website: www.mesquitenv.gov Social Media: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation Tour Mesquite Website: http://tour.mesquitenv.gov Athletics & Leisure Services Dept. 100 West Old Mill Road, Mesquite, Nevada 89027 | T: 702-346-8732 ext. 4002

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SUU COMMUNITY EDUCATION Offering Online and In-Person Springtime Classes By Susie Knudsen

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his spring, Southern Utah University’s Community Education program is offering a fresh lineup of online and in-person classes. Seven online classes will debut this spring to help southern Utah residents explore new hobbies, engage in creativity, and interact with others. In-person and outdoor class options are scheduled to run alongside the online offerings and continue to accommodate learners interested in safe distancing options. This spring’s online classes include interior design, landscaping, and a variety of art classes. The Art of Making a Home is a two-day class designed to help prepare your home for springtime. You’ll learn the art of creating an inviting front porch and backyard patio setting. A landscaping to improve curb appeal with less maintenance class starts March 23, and

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you can make your own living decorative succulent wreath on April 17 while learning about growing healthy plants and the best materials for seasonal wreath making. “By offering online classes we can be sure everyone has the opportunity to keep learning,” said Melynda Thorpe, executive director at SUU Community Education. “Interactive courses, whether online or in person, are significant contributors to staying healthy, active and engaged in the community.” For the in-person learner, a six-week oil painting class beginning April 22 will focus on landscapes in both reference and plein air settings. This course is taught by local artist Tiffany Marchant and will be held Thursday afternoons at Main Street Books in Cedar City for a fun learning atmosphere.


Decide what vegetables and fruit you’d like to grow this summer and the many different preservation methods in-person during the Preserving the Harvest class beginning April 21. Topics include freezing, cold storage, water-bath, pressure canning, dehydrating, freeze-drying, and vacuum sealing. If you’re in need of fresh air and recreation, join the outdoor pickleball class starting April 26 and find out why the sport has become popular for all ages. Learn techniques for serving the ball, basic grip, forehand and backhand hitting, and rules of the game. Career and leadership classes have also been added to help adults boost their resumes and improve employability skills. Prepare for your next interview in Career Ready: Landing the Job. In this programmed coaching session, you will write resumes, cover letters, create a LinkedIn profile, and increase your personal branding. Practice interview techniques and how to wrap up an interview successfully. Each participant will leave with a headshot and updated resume. Increase your professional presence and work value in the Human Resources and Employment Relations class. You will learn how to be articulate, what to wear for different employment opportunities and events, how to increase your communication through writing professional emails, and more. If your job duties include branding, marketing, or public relations, or if you represent your organization in public settings, Branding Bootcamp is for you. Learn to grow visibility, reputation, and participation for your small business, non-profit or entrepreneurial endeavor. Also, discuss tools for building brand loyalty, trust, and inspiring action through media relations and multimedia strategies.V To register for classes, visit suu.edu/keeplearning or call SUU Community Education at (435) 865-8259. Those who need assistance enrolling in a class, drop by their office at the J. Ruben Clark, Jr. Center at 300 W University Blvd, Cedar City, Utah 84720.

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Why you should find Your Passion

and follow it

By Judi Moreo

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ow do you feel about your life? Do you wake each morning looking forward to the day ahead, or do you wish you could bury your head under the covers and stay there?

If life feels dull, uninspiring, and leaves you with little energy and focus, then why not look for a cause, hobby, or career that feels right and sparks joy within you? You’ll be amazed at the difference it will make to you, your relationships, and probably even your finances. Your outlook will depend on many things, but one of the most important factors that can change your day-to-day life is passion.

What is Passion? Passion is an extreme and positive emotion, a strong and compelling desire for someone or something that inspires you and creates happiness. While it can be an emotion felt towards another person, here we are looking at passion for your day-to-day life.

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Why Do You Need Passion? Without passion in your life, you will probably find that your days often feel dull and tiresome. There may be a sense of something missing or lacking. You might also feel tired and depressed. This can be the result of the negative energy surrounding you due to the lack of passion and the positive energy it brings. Finding your passion for life can create enormous change. You will find that you look forward to the day ahead and want to get out of bed in the morning. You will have more energy and focus. Additionally, you’ll feel more creative and inspired to follow your dreams and create goals. Your passion for life will also help you create better relationships with others, including family, friends, and colleagues. They will respond to your positive energy and enthusiasm.


If you want to live your best life, you need to find your passion and follow it. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? The truth is, It actually isn’t that hard. That’s why it’s surprising that so many people don’t do it and seem content to just exist rather than living a life of happiness and success.

To change your life for the better and create a future to look forward to, follow the five steps below. Step 1: Dream Big

Most people have big dreams. What have you done with yours? Do you think about them, act on them or hide them away? If you want to find your purpose and passion, then it’s time to dream big. List all of those big dreams you’ve had throughout your life. No matter how wild or funny, write them all down. Which of those dreams resonates most with you? Which makes your heart sing and inspires you the most? Is it realistic and achievable? If you’ve set your sights on being the first full-time resident of Mars, then you’ll probably need to take another look at your list and find something that is more realistic and achievable but almost as exciting to you! Your big dream doesn’t have to be outrageous or huge. It just needs to be big enough to push you out of your comfort zone and willing to commit to making changes in your life so that you can achieve it. You need to want it. It needs to spark desire and passion in you.

Step 2: Set Goals

Once you’ve decided what your dream is, you need to set goals. Your end goal is what you want to achieve. There will be smaller goals you will need to accomplish along the way to achieve the big one. You need to write these down as well.

Step 3: Plan Your Way

Now that you know what you want and need to achieve, it’s time to plan what you need to do to get there. Think about what action you need to take, resources you will need, and anything, or anyone, that can provide help and support.

Step 4: Take Action

You know what you want, how you can achieve it, and the steps to take. It’s time to take action. Remember, you are looking for a passionate life that fills you with excitement, joy, and success.

Step 5: Live Your Best Life

Once you’ve started taking action on your goals and plans, you will find that your life starts to improve. Instead of dreading each day, you’ll look forward to it with excitement and anticipation. Your best life is the one that gives you happiness, success, and achievement through living your purpose and passion. If you want to find and live your passion, be sure to follow the five steps above. You can do it on your own, or you can give yourself a helpful boost by using a coach or mentor. Finding a passion for something can create an enormous shift in your life and emotions. It can help you live a fulfilling life where every day is full of purpose, energy, and happiness.V

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By Kent Abegglen | Photos: Jerry Rigby

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ky Mountain Golf Course is a public 18-hole golf course owned and operated by the City of Hurricane, Utah, located in the beautiful, scenic southern Utah area surrounded by Zion National Park and the Pine Valley Mountain Range, just seven miles east of exit 16 on Interstate 15 at 1030 North 2600 West, Hurricane, Utah. Sky Mountain is one of the most beautiful and picturesque golf locations anywhere in the world. The Virgin River gorge, backdropped by red sandstone formations and the majestic Pine Valley Mountain, this course is truly a sight to behold! Sky Mountain Golf Course is famous for its incredible views. A great golf course that is always in excellent condition,

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along with an affordable price for the public. Southern Utah has always been a popular golf destination for full-time residents and golf travelers. The mild winter climate and many excellent golf courses to choose from make the area a perfect choice for year-round golf. Retirement couples and families enjoy one of the fastest-growing recreation areas in the country. Sky Mountain is the first stop going south on Interstate 15 that is open for golf year-round. Northern Golf travelers make Sky Mountain a favorite stop to enjoy a friendly environment, delicious food, and a memorable golf experience.


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Sky Mountain is a medium-long golf course, challenging with strategic fairway landings and approach shots that require accuracy. To shoot a great round of golf at Sky Mountain, you need to be precise.

Quality of life, quality air, and peaceful communities are all trademarks of southern Utah. If you love an active lifestyle with great weather, be sure to visit and stay in the Hurricane Valley, southern Utah area.

Beautiful fairways are surrounded by natural desert habitat and volcanic rock formations. It is always wise to bring an old rock club or borrow a used one from the Pro Shop to play out of the desert lava rock.

Zion National Park is only 23 miles away from the Golf Course. Come out and enjoy the beauty that is Sky Mountain Golf Course, and don’t forget to bring your camera.V

There are unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation in the Hurricane Valley, Hiking (National Parks), Biking, Golfing, Sand Dunes, Four Wheeling, Camping, Fishing, Boating.

Kent Abegglen is a PGA Golf Professional at Sky Mountain Golf Course, Hurricane, Utah. Sky Mountain Golf Course is located at 1030 N 2600 W, Hurricane, Utah | 432.635.7888

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s winter temperatures begin to thaw, the spring season is a great time to clean, prep, and tackle home projects. It’s also a good time to think about what you can do to save on energy costs before the triple-digit summer temperatures descend upon the region.

Here are some top tips for saving energy in your home before the summer heat swoops in: 1. Seal air leaks. Check the seals on windows and doors, as faulty seals are easy to fix and an easy way to avoid energy waste. Poor seals can cause cool air to escape during the hot summer months, causing your HVAC system to work overtime to cool your home, which wastes energy and raises costs. Caulking or weatherstripping can be used to seal any cracks and avoid excessive energy waste. 2. Service your HVAC system. Air filters should be changed in the spring to ensure that the cooling system runs efficiently when needed in the summer. Since the Nevada desert climate consists of dry air and low humidity year-round, dust particles remain in the air longer, which often ends up building up in your home’s air filters. Routinely replacing the air filters can also lower your HVAC system’s energy consumption by up to 15%. 3. Let natural light and air in. During the daytime and when the weather is mild, let in as much natural sunlight as possible, instead of using artificial lights. Also, opening windows and letting fresh air flow through your home when temperatures are cooler will allow you to cool your living space without using fans or turning on the AC system. | |VIEW VIEWON ONMAGAZINE MAGAZINE|March/April |March/April2021 2021

4. Set your programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat can save about 10% per year on heating and cooling costs. Programmable systems offer flexible scheduling, the ability to control the temperature remotely, and, more precisely, automatic temperature adjustments and system alerts. 5. Install window coverings. The use of window coverings such as curtains, shades, shutters, and blinds can prevent heat gain during the day and save on cooling costs. 6. Cook outdoors. When the weather is warm, enjoy the outdoor weather and avoid excessive heat indoors by cooking outdoors on a grill instead of using the oven. 7. Clean fans and air intake vents. Wipe down ceiling fans and vacuum air intake vents such as bathroom fans to remove dust buildup and ensure optimal usage.V We share energy-saving tips on social media year-round, so make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @OPD5.


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OHV Grant By Stan Charger and Nicholas Montoya

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n December 8, 2020, Nick Montoya of the city of Mesquite was awarded a grant from the Nevada Commission on Off-Highway Vehicles to construct an OHV Trailhead and facilities on the city of Mesquite property. The Nevada OHV Grant was an award of $ 75,000. The grant funding is awarded to construct a trailhead and facilities for staging Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV’s) trailers and trucks along Riverside road, south-west of Mesquite, Nevada. The OHV staging will include fencing, lights, and restroom facilities and will be constructed on land owned by the city and designated for this purpose. “We will create safe staging areas for OHV (off-highway vehicles) towing vehicles and trailers at a prime egress point to trails in Nevada and Arizona”, said Nicholas Montoya, Director

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of Athletics and Leisure Services. The staging areas will have kiosks with information pertinent to OHV travelers (maps, safety information, environmental protection, and information regarding Mesquite sources of food, hotels, etc.), toilets, lighting, running water when possible, and security fencing. It may include OHV marketing activities and materials and training for youth. It will mean more traffic on the city streets, especially during large events. “In addition, “(Montoya stated) “The return on investment will be considerable for various organizations and businesses and will stimulate large groups to visit Mesquite for OHV Jamborees, events; etc. OHV use is growing at a very rapid pace. It should be understood that OHV includes dirt bikes, ATVs, UTV’s (commonly known as side-by-sides), jeeps, four-wheeldrive high clearance vehicles, and pickups.”


The following are a few of the goals we wish to accomplish for locals and tourists to our wonderful community: * Deliver Core Services * Provide excellent activities and venues to grow healthy and socially engaged citizens and visitors. * Programming participation includes various ages, skill levels, and disability types. * Encourage sportsmanship, physical fitness, sports knowledge, social activities, skills & training. * Enhance Public Trust * Emulating best practices (services & venues) providing the highest quality experience for citizens and visitors to the community. * Generating relationships among businesses and outside governmental agencies. The City of Mesquite is already partnering with the Kokopelli ATV Club on their grants by providing a place for the kiosk next to Flattop Mesa. The city is a member of the Virgin River Coalition, a group of government entities and citizens interested in preserving and improving the Virgin River watershed. The city has supported this group by providing the input of numerous Mesquite City employees and meeting space for the group over the last three years. (Stan Harger, Kokopelli ATV Club Member) Numerous members of the BLM from Clark County in Nevada and Mohave County in Arizona cooperatively participate in this group to find ways to protect and improve the watershed environment while facilitating all recreation types, including OHV. The Kokopelli ATV Club representatives and other community members such as the Friends of Gold Butte, etc., participate in this process as well. That the City of Mesquite can provide the land, manpower to clean, maintain, and help build these staging areas is significant. The staff and their equipment are already available. The city will also continue to make opportunities available for volunteers to help maintain these facilities and trails in and around Mesquite. The Kokopelli ATV Club would like to host the OHV Summit in Mesquite and provide various Poker Runs, Jamborees, and other OHV events that will attract visitors from Nevada and surrounding states in cooperation with the city and various Mesquite businesses. We would like to Congratulate Nick Montoya, the City of Mesquite, and all of their partners on receipt of this grant award, and we look forward to seeing all of our new and old visitors come to play in Mesquite and surrounding areas for trail rides and just getting out to see the sights on your ATVs or OHVs.V nmontoya@mesquitenv.gov |www.mesquitenv.gov www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation Tour Mesquite App: http://tour.mesquitenv.gov Athletics & Leisure Services Dept. 100 West Old Mill Road, Mesquite, Nevada 89027 | T: 702-346-8732 ext. 4002

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Historic Railroad Tunnel By Cliff & Ilene Bandringa

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oover Dam is a major attraction for the Las Vegas area. This engineering masterpiece is accessed by vehicle via two other masterpieces of engineering, a roadway that clings to the rugged landscape and the new bypass bridge (Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial) perched high above the dam itself. But many don’t know of another way to visit Hoover Dam.

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That other way is an easy and scenic hiking trail. Designated a “National Historic Trail” in 2015, the Historic Railroad Tunnel Trail (HRTT) takes you through five uncommon tunnels and offers outstanding views of Lake Mead along the way. Because this hike is on an old railroad bed, it is flat


and level most of the way, making the 6-7 miles round trip (depending on where you go) easy to walk, bike, or even push a baby stroller on. Using the HRTT to hike to the dam is a great alternative to dealing with the ever-present traffic congestion that awaits anyone approaching the dam. The trail ends at the Hoover Dam Visitor Center and, if you walk a little further, you can be out on the dam itself. It’s also a nice bonus that, since you left your car at the trailhead, you won’t have to pay the $10 (or more) parking fee at the Visitor Center. Once at the Visitor Center, it’s only another one-mile round trip to walk over the bypass bridge, which will give you the best view of the entire Hoover Dam facility. This is a good option if you have the energy (making the hike a total of 8 miles roundtrip) and want to walk on the bridge. There is a small parking area available for those who want to drive to this point and then walk on the bridge, but it fills up quickly. Getting to the trailhead is easy. From Las Vegas, take I-515/I-11 to Boulder City. Follow the signs to Boulder City but don’t stay on I-11. Follow the main road as it turns left in the center of Boulder City. From the turn, the entrance to the trailhead is 3.7 miles on the left. Look for a sign that points to the Lake Mead Visitor Center. The trailhead parking lot is located just past the Visitor Center.

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Construction of the railroad began in 1931. Between Boulder City, the Hoover Dam construction site, and places that are now under the waters of Lake Mead, almost 30 miles of railroad lines were built. Most of the building material used to build the dam, including cement and gravel, as well as all the electrical generating hardware, was transported over the railroad bed that you are now hiking on. Think of that as you walk along – everything it took to build this incredible dam once took the same trek you are taking now. The railroad was last used in 1961 to transport the last generator that was installed that year, and then the rails were pulled up a year later. As you walk through the tunnels, take a good look. These are not your ordinary railroad tunnels. They were built much wider and taller so that they could accommodate the huge pieces of equipment being transported to the dam. Walking through the tunnels is a delight. Although some of the tunnels have “shotcrete” to help stabilize them, other tunnels still look as they did when the trains passed through. You can easily see the colorful and complex rock formations that the tunnel builders had to bore through. Walking through one of the tunnels.

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The trail continues through five tunnels and passes by several interpretive signs pointing out historical places. It goes through a utility area for the dam where there are muchwelcomed restrooms, a water fountain, and a shaded picnic table. Then the trail passes through an equipment “boneyard”, which is like a museum. Various kiosk signs explain the assorted pieces you’ll see lying around. As you exit the boneyard, the road to the right leads down to the bridge. If you want to add that extra mile to your hike, follow this road, and you’ll be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the dam. Otherwise, continue straight to the Visitor Center and the dam itself. When we took this hike in April, we saw a good mix of wildlife along the trail, including desert bighorn sheep. We also saw several large lizards, including chuckwallas that, like the bighorn sheep, thrive in the rocky landscape here.V To learn more about this hike, visit our travel blog at www.BackRoadsWest.com/ blog, then search for “Hoover Dam”. On YouTube, take our virtual hike by searching for “Hoover Dam Historic Railroad Trail” by BackRoadsWest1.

Above: Generator turbine in the boneyard. Below: View of Hoover Dam from the end of the trail.

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MIRROR MIRROR The Art of Mirror Decoration By Helen Houston, Owner Staging Spaces & Redesign

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ecorating with mirrors is an art, actually. For many, the use of a mirror is still limited to being able to see our faces while we dress in the bathroom. Or to have a reference point where we can look before leaving home to check that we are well dressed.

The possibilities of decorating with mirrors go beyond that. Since time immemorial, mirrors have been cultural elements. Sometimes even the protagonists of great stories that we all remember, such as Snow White and its evergentle “Mirror, Mirror”. Mirrors act as magicians in your home: They make spaces appear larger, multiply light, and duplicate views. Depending on their size and placement, they can play either lead roles or supporting characters in your home’s decor, but the right mirrors are always memorable. They’re enchantments that will brighten and energize any place you put them. But, before you start hanging them left, right, and center - there are some things to keep in mind. Here are a few tips on how to decorate with mirrors.

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Consider the Reflection Before you hang a mirror, consider what is across from it. While we often hang mirrors based on available wall space, it’s important to think about what will be reflected in it. When hung opposite an important architectural element, painting, or piece of furniture, it will give that item even more importance—as it will if hung across from something unattractive. Also, whenever possible, hang a mirror across from a window. It will significantly increase the amount of light in the room.

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Placement Matters Aside from placing it across from something visually appealing, a mirror should always be hung at the appropriate height for the space. Unlike art, which should always be hung at eye level, mirror placement will depend on what you want to be reflected. Eye-level works in many cases, but higher or lower can work depending on the situation. Think Big Don’t be afraid to use a large mirror in a small space. Mirrors create the illusion of depth and space, so they can really help make a small room feel bigger. A full-length mirror leaning against the wall is a great decorative element to use in a tiny room. Mirrors are also great for narrow spots, such as hallways.

Create a Focal Point Mirrors make great focal points. It’s why they are so often placed above mantels and dining room buffets. Hang sconces on either side, and you’ve got the perfect focal point in any room. Don’t Forget About Style Mirrors can be modern, traditional, edgy, classic—pretty much anything. It all depends on the frame. Consider what effect you want to create when choosing a mirror in a frame. A beautiful Chinoiserie mirror will have a far different impact on a room than a simple wood frame. There’s also the mirror itself, smoky glass, and antique mirrors with imperfections can be very moody and significantly contribute to a space’s look. March/April 2021 | VIEW ON MAGAZINE | 97


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Use Several Mirrors at Once Don’t be afraid to create a gallery wall with mirrors. Like with any photo wall, treat them as one unit when deciding on placement. That said, a mirrored gallery wall will look best in a room with little clutter. All of the frames can be visually busy—add that to a small, cluttered room, and it could be too much.

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Hang Mirrors Properly A small nail hammered into the wall won’t cut it. Use proper wall hooks or picture hangers, and be sure to use two (one at either end). This will ensure the mirror is held flat to the wall. A wire hung on a single hook is not only dangerous, but it can cause the mirror to rest against the wall at an angle, distorting the reflection. If the mirror is very heavy, have it hung by professionals.


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About Mirrored Furniture Mirrored furniture has gone through a few periods of popularity. While it can be great for reflecting light and elongating walls, don’t use it in a room with a lot going on. The extra reflections will just be too much. The latest decoration trends show that decorating walls with mirrors is a practical necessity. That way, you can exploit all the characteristics of a house to the maximum through the strategic placement of mirrors in one place or another. If what you need is a good reason to start decorating walls with mirrors, here it is. Mirror decorating is becoming more and more popular in interior decor, either because of its multiple design options or the number of features it can have. A wall full of mirrors can become your best ally. Don’t hesitate anymore!V

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2021 Virgin Valley Junior Golf By Marsha Sherwood Ready To Go!

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lthough 2020 turned out to be a very rough year, we were still able to hold a minimal amount of junior golf events. The night golf, sponsored by Mesquite Tile and Flooring, and our regular tournaments. We were fortunate to have coaches play a few holes with all age groups.

parents and grandparents are encouraged to be as involved as possible. We can use help with the clinics and drivers for the tournaments. Helping with fundraisers is also a great way to show your support. Golf clubs will be provided for those that do not have them.

For the upcoming 2021 season, we are very excited to be moving forward going full force!! If circumstances allow it, we will continue to hold 9 clinics, 6 tournaments, night golf, and our banquet. The clinics will be held for 3 weeks on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Tournaments will be every Tuesday for 6 weeks following the clinics.

Our membership fees will still be $50.00, with tournament fees at $10.00 each except for the night golf event. Sign up forms will be available at the CasaBlanca and the Palms pro shops. You can also sign up online through the City of Mesquite on their website: www.MesquiteNV.gov. We are looking forward to seeing everyone soon.V

Virgin Valley Golf provides so much for our youth. It teaches math skills, sportsmanship, integrity, and self-esteem. All

For more information, please contact Marsha Sherwood or Laura Petersen @ 702.346.6764

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What Is Yoga? Yoking the Mind and Body

By Donna Schorr

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s a fitness instructor since 1986, teaching many formats (yoga, Zumba, cycle, boot camp), people often ask me what makes yoga different than just stretching. It helps to look back to yoga’s beginnings: about 5,000 years ago, it was an all-male practice, with very vigorous asanas (poses) and intense meditation, practiced mostly by monks. Women eventually entered the ranks, but many traditional yoga poses for male hips don’t work for women, so much evolution has occurred. When I started my fitness career, yoga classes were generally filled with yogis who were lean and strong; it was very intimidating. Inclusion was not a word that anyone cared about at the time, but today, inclusivity is showing up in all sorts of ways, with all kinds of yoga classes to choose from, but WHAT IS Yoga? The word “yoga” means “to yoke”. Depending on what type of yoga you’re doing, you could be yoking mind and body, breath and movement, or even breath and focus. The biggest difference, physiologically, is that we are tapping into the PNS (parasympathetic nervous system). With most forms of exercise, we utilize the SNS (sympathetic nervous system), the differences are substantial: Sympathetic nervous system: “fight or flight” response generates adrenaline and energy followed by fatigue if you do it right. Think lifting weights, running, Zumba, tennis, rock climbing.

Parasympathetic nervous system: “rest and digest” response, generates calm, reduces anxiety and inflammation. Followed by euphoria if you do it right. We get this by yoga, meditation, and sleep. Since many Americans are not sleeping well (technology overload!), we’re living more in the SNS than ever. The 2 neural systems sound like opposing forces, but really they are allies that help us create the balance that many of us are seeking. Let’s examine a powerful pose like Plank: using an isometric contraction of the whole body to hold the pose, we are yoking our entire body together, using the concentration of our mind while generating a calm breath and mindset. In most yoga classes, you’ll experience some long holds (isometrics) along with flowing movements (vinyasa) followed by deep stretching toward the end. Linking the breath with movement is a cornerstone of ALL forms of yoga, and there are many forms of breathwork that can either generate heat, cool the body down or aid in calming the mind. Hatha yoga is the inspiration for many of today’s formats and will give you strength as well as flexibility, and usually a very restful finish. Why does this matter to you? Most of us operate in SNS mode all day, and the hormonal cascade that results contributes to inflammation, anxiety, and tight fascia. Spending some time stimulating the PNS can help us sleep better and cope with daily stressors more easily. Today’s yoga is also focused on inclusion, which means that NO ONE has a reason to stay away! Some of the most celebrated yoga teachers today are packing a lot of body fat and not apologetic about it; they’re looking to bring yoga to everyone. As much as I love yoga, I’m also a huge Pilates fan. I’ve commenced training for my Pilates Reformer certification, which I’ll be bringing with me when I move to Mesquite in the fall of this year. I currently teach group cycling in addition to yoga and boot camp. I’m looking forward to meeting the vibrant fitness community in Mesquite.V Donna Schorr has been affiliated with ACE (American Council on Exercise) as her primary certification for group exercise since 1986. www.youtube.com/channel/UC71kK8CQCwZ0twK-9ms2Tyw

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News Clippings from the past

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ews Clippings from the Past. Just what is that? We compile books (approximately 500 pages each) from old newspapers 100 to 170 years ago. As we are both family history buffs, we started this business after compiling a few books for family members, and they loved them. Then we took the books to a couple of fairs and sold out. From there, we decided to try and put together more areas as a way to have some extra income for retirement. Well, some of the best-laid plans end up changing. In the summer of 2019, my kidneys failed, and I went on dialysis. While that ended going to fairs and events, our books are available online through Amazon and eBay. I have now received a new kidney and hope that it takes to get back to something more normal. Our sales are now used to cover medical costs and medicines. As of now, we have completed over 70 books for areas and towns in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Wyoming, and Idaho. The books are articles about births, marriages, deaths, and who served on juries, town councils, just about anything from the town, even who got arrested. In Utah, we have completed books for nearly every town and area south of Provo. There are books for the Vernal area, Logan & Cache County, Heber City, and Pleasant Grove. Nevada books include Mesquite/Bunkerville, Moapa Valley, Las Vegas, Lincoln County, Elko, and others. Idaho books include Malad Valley, Bloomington with Pocatello being compiled. Arizona books so far cover part of the Arizona Strip.

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On the back of each book is also a list of the family surnames. It isn't a complete list as we are limited on space to include them. In compiling some of our books, we have located some of our ancestors and more of their history. On my wife's side of the family, they were living in Hamblin in the 1800s, there was an epidemic that came through, and they lost three children in one week. On my side of the family, I found an ancestor who had immigrated from Denmark when he was 86 yrs old. He had passed away from "hiccoughs."V All types of information can be found in our books. If you are looking for an area, go to Amazon and type in: News Clippings From (type in the town or county). Most are by town, but a few are by county. We hope that your days are enjoyable and if you need more information, please call David Andersen at 702-244-0876 or Kaylene Canfield (702) 325-0988 located in Overton, Nevada

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By Jennifer Sperry

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ur mental well-being and mental fitness are just as important as our physical fitness. We should make sure we spend time caring for our mental health. Finding ways to improve our mental fitness daily by focusing on our mental health can lead to clearer minds and healthier bodies, more fulfilling relationships with yourself and your loved ones. Having mental health is an important part of your routine as it sets the body up for healthier and more enjoyable years to come. Mental health concerns are rising as the world recovers from 2020. We have noticed statistically that anxiety, depression, and suicide have been on the rise (shown in cdc.gov and nimh.nih.gov). People who once felt carefree are noticing bouts of recurring depressive episodes, over-sleeping, or the urge to “hibernate,” experiencing debilitating feelings of fear and anxiety, along with cravings for carbohydrate-rich foods, which lead to overeating and weight gain. These have all been some of the peak concerns. What is mental health? Mental health is defined as a state of well-being, of knowing your limitations and abilities, how to deal with typical day-to-day stress, taking the initiative to work and complete tasks, and contributing to your life and the world around you. To encourage healthy mental well-being, we have to learn to put ourselves first. The opposite of a healthy mentality would look and feel like an unbalanced emotional state manifesting in moods associated with thought and behavioral changes. Depression, sadness, loss of interest, social withdrawal, anxiety, fear of past or future unease, changes in addictive behaviors, or a mental health diagnosis are all concerns we need to address. Finding positive ways to support mental wellness must become a priority. The problem is, mental health topics are often taboo. Families are worried that if they call the hotline for suicide, what will happen to their loved ones? Individuals suffering are uncomfortable reaching out for support because thoughts like, “what would they think if they knew I was struggling” hold people back from seeking help. We find labels placed on mental health, labels which say, “we should be able to tolerate and handle the stress.” "Mothers should be strong for their kids," and "fathers should not feel worn down from work." "Students should love their young life," and "children should be worry-free." "Empty nesters should be excited about this next adventure." Situations, such as last year that throw us into a stressful situation foreign to us, can trigger the mental imbalance. With no support system to call for help or ask for suggestions, it seemed that there were no places to outrun the dread of 2020; we were all living it!

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When it comes to mental health, value yourself, be kind and respectful, and avoid self-criticism. These are great ways to show yourself love and make positive mental health changes in your life. Educating yourself about mental health allows us to debunk myths, to understand the causes, and where and when to get mental help. For those who want to help others have mental well-being, don’t be afraid to educate others. When offering help, we should avoid negative attitudes and behaviors; try and focus on the positive. Be willing to support, talk openly, and encourage equality between physical and mental health. If you’re unsure what to say, a good rule of thumb is to show compassion and always choose empowerment over shame. When practicing self-care for your own mental wellness remember to be honest with yourself about your struggles. Value the person you are by avoiding self-criticism. Learn to quiet your mind with meditation or yoga. Create achievable goals; start small, maybe you focus on drinking more water for the week. When you accomplish that small goal, then add a new one. Break up a boring lifestyle, get out with nature more. Learn ways to deal with stress positively. Surround yourself with happy, supportive people. Keep an active lifestyle, eat well, drink less alcohol. Do hobbies and things you love. Be kind to yourself when you have a hard day. Research alternative ways to create peace and calm in your life, such as focusing on gut health, where 90% of our serotonin is produced. Consider taking a class on stress management. The most important advice I can offer is not being afraid to seek help from a therapist or medical professional. Know you are not alone. There are many answers and healthy options.V Email ExhaleLLC@gmail.com for more information on alternative health and upcoming monthly online stress management and meditation classes. If you or a loved one is in immediate need, please reach out to the confidential National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255.

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By Keith Peters

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elcome to Breathe Deep Hyperbaric and IV Center located in Mesquite, Nevada. We are proud to offer mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy (MHBOT) to the people of Mesquite and the surrounding areas. Please come in and enjoy our services and take advantage of our package deals. We will be open 7 days a week from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm to help allow working people to find the time to come in. How does MHBOT work? MHBOT is best used in a series of sessions, the duration being 60 to 90 minutes each session; depending on the condition you are trying to improve, it could take as many as 40 sessions. That is why we offer packages, so it’s affordable to get a better quality of life back. Some people see improvements after 5 sessions, but like the way it makes them feel so much, they sign up for more just for maintenance. What is MHBOT? MHBOT allows oxygen to dissolve in plasma, and this oxygen-rich plasma can get to tissue starved for oxygen when red blood cells can’t. Injuries such as a sprain can damage the body’s blood vessels, which release fluid that leaks into the tissues and causes swelling. This swelling deprives the damaged cells of oxygen, and tissue starts to die. MHBOT reduces swelling while flooding these injured tissues with oxygen. The chamber’s elevated pressure increases the amount of oxygen in the blood plasma. MHBOT encourages the formation of new collagen (connective tissue) and new cells. MHBOT helps the body release stem cells, which help the body replace damaged tissue.

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Although MHBOT is not FDA approved for these conditions, studies have shown MHBOT can help and support the following conditions: Cancer Fibromyalgia Menopause Symptoms Osteoporosis Rheumatic Diseases Arthritis Sports-Related Injuries ALS Crohn’s Disease Dementia Hearing Loss Migraines Parkinson’s Seizures Diabetes

Herpes ADD Depression Epilepsy Lupus Memory Loss Post Plastic Surgery Spinal Cord Injuries Chronic Infections HIV Chronic Fatigue Toxic Encephalopathy Lyme DiseaseV

Breathe Deep Hyperbaric and IV Center is located at 114 Sandhill Blvd Suite #C in Mesquite, Nevada. Reach us by phone at: 702.377.1032 or find more information on our website: www.O2inu.com

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So You Brought Home a New Puppy... Congratulations!

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By Anita DeLelles

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hether you bought him from a respectable breeder or rescued her at a local shelter, you are in for a lifetime of fun memories. But you have also taken on a tremendous responsibility. Your new dog's health and happiness are largely dependent on the choices you make for their care and training. Quality training and behavior skills can make all the difference in the quality of life for you and your dog. Just like a newborn baby, puppies acquire much of their formative knowledge and behavioral habits at a very early age. There is quite a tight window for socialization skills that opens at 4-5 weeks and peaks around nine weeks of age. Since dogs aren't weaned from their mothers until this time, much of the vital early learning is from interaction with their mother and siblings. In the case of breeders, the early socialization input is up to them. This is why it's critical to work with a reputable breeder and not skip a beat with training your puppy as soon as you get them home. The knowledge your puppy acquires at this early age will affect their ability to learn for the rest of their lives. Early puppy socialization simply can not be overstated. SOME Veterinarians will instruct new owners to wait until four months before taking their puppy out in public to ensure all three sets of puppy vaccines are given and effective. This philosophy is now beginning to change as mental health is also considered an important part of a dog's welfare. Behavioral issues can significantly impact your and your pet's life. This new school of thought stresses the importance of effective socialization during the first three months of a puppy's life. The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) emphasizes that behavioral issues, not infectious disease, are the biggest mortality factor for dogs under the age of 3 years of age and why most shelters and rescues have dogs surrendered to them. They encourage new pet parents to begin these training efforts before the dog is fully vaccinated and still have natural maternal immunity. As a precaution, avoiding other animals that have not been vaccinated is key, but providing exposure to safe environments, adults, children, and other vaccinated animals should begin as early as possible. So what is the best way to socialize your new puppy? Avoiding public dog parks is imperative. Participating in Puppy Socialization training with a professional dog trainer is imperative. An experienced trainer will properly introduce new sights, smells, and sounds to your puppy. It is not just the variety of new experiences, but a variety of positive experiences that will prevent fear and avoidance later in the dog's life. Stressful reactions to unknown objects, other dogs, thunder, the vacuum cleaner, etc. can be greatly reduced with early puppy socialization and give them healthy life skills as they grow.V

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TNT tips -n- tricks

By Donna Eads

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n 2021, the city of Mesquite will see the beginning of a new era of racquet sports throughout the community. Not only is the city building a 14 court pickleball complex, but Sun City Mesquite(SCM) is also building 16 new courts. Each of these complexes is using all the standards of the USAPA. All the tennis courts at Sun City Mesquite will be converted to post-tension concrete and new LED light for both complexes. These additions will allow for multiple opportunities for teaching, tournaments, and recreational play. These projects have long been in the works for both the city and SCM, so everyone is looking forward to this great improvement. SCM will be adding one more Bocce Court and a half basketball court as well. Many pickleball and tennis players do both, so let’s look at the similar techniques of these sports. A tennis volley technique is equal to many of the pickleball strokes. For example, there is no take-back of the racquet or paddle, and the players’ hand should remain in front of them at all times. Movement is similar as well. All players have heard the statement ‘follow the path of the ball.’ All players on the court shift with each shot and must have a quick recovery for the next shot. One big difference between the two is scoring, which causes problems for all new players. All Pickleball players need to review the updated rules, which came out in January of this year. There are some interesting changes to note, such as the removal of the ‘serves let’. In the spring, players look forward to watching tournaments, and hopefully, the Indian Wells BNP tournament will occur in March. Maybe without fans but be available via television. These events allow players to learn from the best and see new equipment. Take the time to watch the movement of these pros. The average pro moves his/her feet close to 15 to 30 times between each shot. Unfortunately, the average club play is less than 5. So one key point is to work on having ‘happy feet’ at all times. This constant motion will make it easier for the player to poach, whether in tennis or pickleball.

Proper equipment and concentration are needed for all sports. Shoes for those ‘happy feet’ are so important and often neglected. Rotate your shoes if you play every day and get new ones about every 3 to 4 months. Both tennis racquets and pickleball paddles can fracture over time. The recommendation is to replace around every 3 to 5 years. Strings for a tennis player are based on the frequency of play. For example, you play at least four times a week; you need new strings four times a year. Concentration is difficult for all players. Most points only last around a minute, so everyone must be intense and push themselves to hold on to their lead in a match. If you are ahead in a game, push for three more points! Never let up until you or your team are in the winner’s circle. Never forget if you don’t like your serve toss – don’t hit it or swing at it. A swing and a miss is a fault. Don’t let the ball hit you or your clothes during play either, or you lose the point.VV See you soon on the beautiful new courts!

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Your

thoughts change

r u o y Game

By Judi Moreo

"You will become what you think about most; your success or failure in anything, large or small, will depend on your programming - what you accept from others, and what you say when you talk to yourself." - Shad Helmstetter

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ou have decided to make a change to your game. There is something about you or your technique that you are unhappy or dissatisfied with, and you want to change. Remember, whatever you wish to change, there is one thing that will be the same in all instances. You. It is you who needs to create the change, and it is you who needs to change. The human mind is fascinating and a topic of many studies. To help with understanding, the analogy of a computer is often used. The brain is the physical component and often likened to computer hardware. The mind is composed of two parts, the conscious and subconscious. The subconscious is often referred to as the unconscious; the two terms are interchangeable. Your mind, which controls your thoughts, actions, and beliefs, is often referred to as the software.

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If your mind is the software that controls everything you think and do, then it is important to realize that its programming began with you. Everything you have ever seen, heard, or felt was taken in and accepted as truth. Your subconscious mind accepts what it is told as truth. The person you are now is a result of years of programming. You may have bad habits that you have picked up somewhere along the line.

Can you change your habits, behaviors, thoughts, or beliefs? Studies have shown that connections in the brain can be changed. These alterations result in a change of habits, thoughts, and feelings. When you change these, you can change your game. Dr. Shad Helmstetter, author of 'The Power of Neuroplasticity,' believes that every thought results in a rewiring of the brain, consequently creating a change in life. He believes that: "What we believe determines our attitudes, affects our feelings, directs our behaviors and determines our success or failure." The key to successful mental programming is…YOU! Regardless of the goal and desired outcome, you will need to identify the change to be made and what you and your game will look like once it has been made. It is important that you can visualize you achieving your goal. If you want to create a change in your game, then you need to believe in yourself, your ability to change, and to succeed in making the change. It is essential that you are fully committed to making the change. If you choose to work with a coach, he will tell you that you are creating the change. He is merely supporting you by providing tools, resources, guidance, and a listening ear. You are at the center of the process. It revolves around your goals and what you want to achieve. If you have decided to make a change on your own, then you will need to:

* Identify a change you wish to make (a goal);

* Understand how you feel at the moment and what makes you feel that way;

* Know why you want to make the change;

* Understand how you will feel once you have made the change; and

* Know what you and your game will look and feel like once the change has been made.

Make sure you write down your responses to the above points using all of your senses. Create a really detailed picture as your subconscious mind needs to be engaged as you need to create emotions to change those neural pathways. You can use self-hypnosis, reframing, creative visualization, or positive affirmations to help you create your new mental programming. Whatever you wish to change, and regardless of your chosen method, the key to success is you. You need to be committed to creating the change. Change your thoughts and believe in your ability to change your game. You are the key to your success.V

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BUSINESS CARD DIRECTORY

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ARE A G O L F G U I D E

Bloomington - St. George bloomingtoncountryclub.com (435) 673-4687

Coyote Willows - Mesquite coyotewillowsgolf.com (702) 345-3222

Sky Mountain - Hurricane skymountaingolf.com (435) 635-7888

Canyons (Oasis GC) - Mesquite theoasisgolfclub.com (702) 346-7820

Dixie Red Hills - St. George stgeorgecitygolf.com/dixieredhills (435) 627-4444

Southgate - St. George stgeorgecitygolf.com/southgate (435) 627-4440

CasaBlanca - Mesquite casablancaresort.com/golf-home (702) 346-6764

Entrada - St. George golfentrada.com (435) 986-2200

St. George Golf Club - St. George stgeorgecitygolf.com/stgeorge (435) 627-4404

Cedar Ridge - Cedar City cedarridgegolfcourse.com (435) 586-2970

Falcon Ridge - Mesquite golffalcon.com (702) 346-6363

Sun River - St. George sunrivergolf.com (435) 986-0001

Conestoga - Mesquite conestogagolf.com/ (702) 346-4292

Green Springs - Washington new.washingtoncity.org/golf (435) 673-7888

Sunbrook - St. George stgeorgecitygolf.com/sunbrook (435) 627-4400

Coral Canyon - Washington coralcanyongolf.com (435) 688-1700

Historic Beaver Dam - Beaver Dam historicbeaverdamlodge.com (928) 347-2222

The Ledges - St. George ledges.com (435) 634-4640

Copper Rock - Hurricane copperrock.com (435) 359-9339

Palmer (Oasis GC) - Mesquite theoasisgolfclub.com (702) 346-7820

Thunderbird - Mt. Carmel zionnational-park.com/golf (435) 648-2188

Coyote Springs - Coyote Springs coyotesprings.com (877) 742-8455

Palms - Mesquite casablancaresort.com/golf-home (702) 346-4067

Wolf Creek - Mesquite golfwolfcreek.com (702) 346-1670

Sand Hollow Resort - Hurricane sandhollowresorts.com (435) 656-4653

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Aguilar Mobile Carwash. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

Mesquite Fine Arts Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

All Secure Storage LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Mesquite Link Realty, LLC – Beverly Powers Uhlir . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Aravada Springs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Mesquite Link Realty, LLC - Beverly Rineck. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Arizona Horseride. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

Mesquite Link Realty, LLC - Deb Parsley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Bank of Nevada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Mesquite Tile & Flooring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Beehive Homes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Mesquite Veterinary Clinic – Peggy Purner DVM . . . . . . . . . . . 117

Budget Blinds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Moapa Valley & Virgin Valley Mortuaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

C & J Shutters, Blinds, Flooring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

Mortgage Mate LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

CanyonLands Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

MPD/OHV Inspections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Checks-N-Mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

MVP Productions – Kris Zurbas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

Conestoga Golf Club - 1880 Grille. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

New Vibe Carpet Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Coyote Willows Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

NRC Cambria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Deep Roots Harvest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Oasis Golf Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Desert Oasis Spa & Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

Odyssey Landscaping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

Desert Pain Specialists. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

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

ERA – Sharon Szarzi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

Painted Pony Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Eureka Casino Resort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Front Cover

Pioneer Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Eureka Casino Resor - Mason Street Courtyard . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Preston's Medical Waste & Shredding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Friends of Gold Butte. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Prolong Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Fringe Salon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Ready Golf Cars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Great Clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

Red Rock Golf Center - Rob Krieger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

H&R Block. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 33

Reliance Connects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Hangey's Custom Upholstering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

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

Iceberg Air Conditioning & Heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

Richens Eye Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

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

Rooster Cottage Consignment Gallery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

J.L. Kendrick Co. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

Senior Center Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

J.R. Morgan Glass and Glazing , LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Silver Rider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Judi Moreo – Speaker, Author, & Coach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81, 117

Staging Spaces and Redesign. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Katz CupCakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

State Farm Insurance - Lisa Wilde . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

Keller Williams - Michelle Hampsten and Jason Lee . . . . . . . . . 101

Stationary Hitch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Ken Garff Mesquite Ford – Dave Heath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

The Lindi Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

Kitchen Encounters/Classy Closets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

The Worden Casual Fine Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Medicare and Healthcare Insurance - Mary Bundy. . . . . . . . . . 89

Tuacahn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Back Cover

Mesa Valley Estates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74, 99

Vibrationally Speaking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Mesa View Regional Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Washington Federal Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Mesquite Department of Athletics and Leisure Services. . . . . . 105

Yogi Window Cleaning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

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