Santa Clara Sun

March Issue


If you run into Representative Lowry Snow around town, be sure to tell him thanks for his service and representation during this year’s legislative session. Representative Snow does a great job at the legislature serving our community. Councilwoman Mary Jo Hafen serves as the City Liaison to Representative Snow and has visited the floor of the legislature to learn about pending legislation and provide input during the process. The job requires spending many days away from family and countless hours in committee meetings, studying proposed legislation, listening to the debate and considering the impacts on those you represent. Thanks to Representative Snow for his service and good work.

The new Café Rio Restaurant located at the Harmons Commercial Corner reports they are doing better than projections. The City expects Capriotti’s sandwich store and the Pet Shop to submit their plans in the same building soon. Construction on the Mountain America Credit Union building across the street is nearly complete and will open for business soon. These businesses help generate important sales tax revenues which in turn help fund other projects and improvements throughout the City. The City received $76,815 in sales tax distribution for the month of January up $12,208 from a year ago.
The City Staff is working with the City Council to prepare the 2018-19 Budget. This is an important process to identify the needs of the community and prioritize projected tax revenues. Building permit activity is still brisk, particularly in the area north of Harmons. Construction work continues on the new Ocotillo Springs and Arcadia Resort developments located on North Town Road. Design work is underway on the new Chapel Street Bridge Project, including road improvements to provide a second access connection to the South Hills. Negotiations also continue with Washington County, the BLM and the Fish & Wildlife Service to approve a site for a formal shooting range in the south-western corner of the South Hills. This is an important goal of the City Council to pursue a safe site for shooting activities in the heavily used BLM managed recreational area within the City limits.

City Public Service Department crews continue pavement crack sealing work throughout the City. This is an important part of the street maintenance plan to extend the useful life of the street pavement and base courses. New street pavement markings will also be installed where required. If you notice a problem with the streets like a pot-hole or sunken pavement please contact the City Public Services Department at (435) 656-4690 Ext. 213.
A volunteer group of Dixie State University Environmental Science Class students planted trees and shrubs in the Gubler Park West Parking Lot landscaping planters. The students did a great job and learned important planting skills at the same time. Western Rock should be paving the parking lot soon. This parking area will provide much needed parking for the popular pickleball courts in the park and also additional parking for softball and baseball tournaments. Please respect the directional sign-age and pavement markings when the parking lot is opened. We appreciate the work of all these volunteers and others who help keep Santa Clara a great place to live.

Until next month, be careful out there and stay safe Santa Clara.

Mayor Rick Rosenberg

  • March 7 - City Council Work Meeting 5 PM Canceled

  • Mar 8 - Planning Commission Meeting 5:30 PM

  • Mar 14 - City Council Regular Meeting 5 PM

  • Mar 28 - City Council Regular Meeting 5 PM

  • TRC Meetings - Thursdays at 8 AM

  • Regular City Office Hours: Mon - Thurs 8 AM to 5 PM & Fri 8 AM to 1 PM

  • Court Office Hours: Mon - Thurs 8 AM to 5 PM & Fri 8 AM to 1 PM

March Events & Updates

  • Princess Scholarship Pageant
    The Santa Clara Princess Pageant will be held April 14, 2018 at the Kayenta Performing Arts Center. You still have time to try out! Packets can be picked up at the Santa Clara Town Hall Administration Office or printed online at The application and application fee deadline is by the first workshop which is March 5. Some important dates that each contestant needs to commit to are: Workshop Dates- March 5th, March 20th, March 26th, and April 2nd from 7-9 pm. If you’re interested in volunteering or have questions please call the City Office at 435-673-6712 EXT 201. OR email the pageant director at
    Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook at Santa Clara City Royalty.
  • Welcome WOOF! Center-New Business
    Santa Clara welcomes the opening of its newest business, WOOF! Wellness Center at 3199 Santa Clara Drive. WOOF! Center specializes in wellness and fitness for dogs, and features southern Utah’s only commercial hydrotherapy treadmill. Small animal Acumassage and Cold Laser treatments are available for rehabilitation and preventative care. WOOF! Center includes a gift boutique with healthy dog treats, holistic supplements and pet products. Dog obedience classes will be offered in their training yard. Watch the website for scheduling. Please stop by to show your support for this fine, locally-owned family business. Hours are Mon-Sat 10am to 6pm.
  • Crack Sealing Streets
    The Public Works Department will be crack sealing city streets over the next few months. To be effec-tive, it is necessary to blow debris from the street be-fore the crack sealing process is started. At the end of each work day the crew will come back and clean the debris away from sidewalks and driveways. If you see Public Services doing sealing on your street please move your vehicles off the street to help ex-pedite the crack sealing work. Thank you for your patience and courtesy during these street repairs.
    The annual Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday March 31, 2018 on the Spence Gunn Field at Canyon View Park. The Easter Egg Hunt starts at 9:00 AM and is for children up to 8 years of age—the children are divided into age groups. Plan to bring your children to the park for this traditional Spring event full of fun, candy and prizes for the kids!
    The Home Energy Assistance Target Program accepts applications to assist eligible households in need of help paying their home heating bills. This federally funded program is administered by the State of Utah. Payment amounts are based on income, energy use, and at-risk groups in the household. Residents who wish to apply for assistance should call 435-652-9643 to schedule an appointment. The H.E.A.T. office is located at 168 N. 100 E. Ste. 255, St. George, UT 84770.
    March clean up dumpsters will be available March 9 & 10, 2018. There will be 4 dumpsters at the parking lot near the Canyon View Park tennis courts and Spence Gunn Ball-field. There will be no dumpsters at Town Hall for this clean up due to the True Grit Bicycle Race that will be utilizing the entire parking lot on March 10. As always, we request that you do not leave trash on the ground before the dumpsters arrive or after they are removed. These dumpsters are not for disposal of paint, batteries, tires, appliances, furniture, hazardous waste items such as pesticides or other chemicals, and not for construction site waste. Call Re-public Services at 628-2821 to schedule special pick up of large or bulky items. For hazardous waste disposal call 674-7623. The St. George Reuse Center, located at 575 E. Brigham Rd, accepts removed vegetation for mulching.
    If you have a student that will be at-tending Lava Ridge Intermediate School next year you will need to contact the school office at 435-625-4247 for registration information.
    Santa Clara and Arrowhead Elementary Schools will be holding Kindergarten Registration on Wednesday March 28 and Wednesday April 4, 2018 from 9:30—11:00am and 1:00—3:00pm both days. You will need to bring your child’s birth certificate and immunization records. For more information contact Santa Clara Elementary at 628-2624 and Arrowhead Elementary at 674-2027. Santa Clara Elementary is accepting applications for the 1st grade Chinese Dual Immersion Program for the 2018-2019 school year-call 628-2624.
    The average person will call 911 twice during their lifetime. Fear and helplessness can be reduced by knowing what to expect. In Washington County the 9-1-1 Dispatch Center is staffed with full time emergency dispatchers with training in crises management. You will be asked “What is your emergency “and to briefly explain what your situation. Washington County dispatchers are trained to provide real-time instruction in CPR and life-saving first aid. This occurs while other dispatchers are sending law enforcement, Emergency Medical Service professionals and fire apparatus to your location. The 9-1-1 Center is a busy place handling multiple 9-1-1 call and dispatching over 100 emergency and law enforcement responders.

    The dispatcher inputs your basic information into a CAD (computer aided dispatch) system. Other dispatchers in the same room are communicating with law enforcement, medical, and fire department units. Your emergency is processed in real time to the appropriate emergency responder and “paged out”. To en-sure that the right people with the right equipment are sent to the right location, the 9-1-1 dispatcher will ask you questions. Some-times in an emergency, it may seem like the questions are being asked to determine if you really need help. But the questions are used to determine the level of help you need. Dispatchers never ask questions that are unnecessary. They know the importance of doing their job “right” and not just “fast”.

    Knowing what to expect when you phone 9-1-1 can help reduce fear and helplessness in an emergency. When calling 9-1-1, keep in mind that the most important think you can do is to LISTEN CAREFULLY and DO EXACTLY what the dispatcher asks you to do. Emergency service professionals are always available to assist you through times of crisis and distress.


Save the date! Santa Clara Arbor Day is coming to Gubler Park on April 14th. It will be a fun filled free day from 9 am to 1 pm to show our appreciation for trees. We will be flying kites, children young and old can design their free kite! There will be tree related crafts and games for family fun. Also, come help us with a tree planting, and more family fun! We will have food, cotton candy, popcorn, and a tree give away! If you would like to volunteer, please call Sherelle 435-673-6712 x219.

A new paved trail is going to be built from Gubler Park to the Lava Flow Trail near Red Mountain and Pioneer Drives. The trail will follow the wash behind Harmon’s Grocery Store and include a 90’ pedestrian bridge across Tuacahn Wash. The new trail will connect 2 existing trails that will allow travel by trail from 400 East at the Ivins’ City Limit to the Sand Hollow Aquatic Center and the Santa Clara Historic District. For questions, please contact Brad Hays at .

The Canyon View Park playground has been a family favorite for over 20 years, but unfortunately we recently had to remove the upper slide and staircase due to unsafe cracks. The playground is safe but is lacking several original features. Replacement parts are no longer available so the City plans to replace the play-ground using RAPP Tax Revenue. If you are interested in participating in the playground design and selection, please contact Sherrelle Pontarelli, Parks Admin. Assistant, at or 435-672-6712 EXT 219.

Easy paved access to the Gubler Park Pickle Ball courts and ballfields is coming soon. The Gubler West parking lot will be completed in February weather permit-ting. The access from Jacob Drive in the Park is a ONE WAY North to Tuscany Drive. The Tuscany Park entrance will be a left turn only to the North. We would like to thank everyone for their patience during the construction process.
Please have your Veteran’s Memorial engraving requests to the City by April 30th to honor a Veteran for Memorial Day. Purchase information and forms are available at

City staff has been working hard to improve the Santa Clara sport fields for the upcoming Little League Season. Staff has edged and placed new material in the infields and warning tracks. We are working with the Little League Board to im-prove the Little League hillside by placing a short block wall at the base of the hillside. If you would like to help with this project, please contact Brad Hays at .
Pickleball Players Tim Finger and Rick Lambson will host a fun Pickleball Carnival at Gubler Park on March 23 from 7 to 8.30 pm with a noncompetitive family tournament Saturday March 24.

Pickleball Lessons: Instructor Tim Finger, former # 1 Ranked National Pickleball player, will be offering individual and group lessons at the Gubler Pickle Ball Courts. For more information call or email Tim at 435-319-9005 or

Volunteers: The City wishes to thank Dixie State University faculty and students from the Taxonomy and Biology Classes for their hard work. These 3 classes planted 50 plants and installed landscape ground cover in the Gubler West Parking Lot. The Taxonomy Class also improved trails in the Arboretum by repairing the Tuacahn Wash bridge approaches and installed 40 cubic yards of bark mulch on the upland trail. Special thanks to Professor Del Smith for his continued support.


We would like to give a BIG “Thank You” to all of the Rescues, Volunteers, and all who donate to our shelter and continue to show support in helping our shelter with the homeless animals in Ivins and Santa Clara cities. We appreciate everything you do for us.

As the weather is getting warmer and residents are out with their dogs, we would like to remind everyone to keep your dogs on a leash. It is com-mon courtesy and the ordinance in both Santa Clara and Ivins City.

INKAS (Ivins No-Kill Animal Supporters)

As we begin to enjoy the longer warmer days of springtime it’s important to remember we are entering kitten season. If you or anyone you know is looking for a feline companion please make the Ivins No-Kill Animal Shelter your first stop. Also, INKAS would like to remind everyone that the Ivins Shelter offers the TNR program (Trap, Spay/Neuter, Release) so if you notice a cat hanging around your area just give the shelter a call.
Visit the INKAS booth at the Kayenta Sidewalk Art Festival April 28-29.

Stacey, Shelter Manager: 435-628-1049
INKAS Contact Information:
Connie Butterfield – 435-817-1616 Follow us on Facebook

Ivins animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Phone: 435-628-1049
474 North 200 West, Ivins
Hours: Monday –Saturday 8:00 am-3:00 pm

Pets of the Month:

Sampson is a sweet black senior lap cat that loves every little bit of attention he can get. Sampson is neutered and current on his vaccinations.

Shadow is a black lab blend. He gets along with other dogs, loves walks and to play with his toys. Shadow is about 15 months old. He does have a little fence issue which can easily be worked on. Come on by and meet this boy. Shadow is neutered, microchipped, and current on vaccinations.


Take advantage of the full experience and plan to visit the muse-um when the Glockenspiel will be playing (on the top of the hour 8am-8pm)! To visit the museum just take the elevator to the basement of Town Hall building—2603 Santa Clara Drive.

New Museum Hours are as follows:
Monday Evening: 5:30-7:30 PM (Great FHE)
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 1:00—4:00 PM

Also open by appointment: Leave message at Museum 435-879-5297 or call Sherri at 435-632-7040 or Vicki at 435-668-8119.
The Historical Society has been working hard to redo all the dis-plays in the museum and add new ones. We appreciate all those who are now volunteering at the museum and could use a few more volunteers, as well as those of you who might consider just being on a substitute list. Your help would be appreciated!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Do you love history and have just 4 hours a month to help at the Santa Clara Historical Museum?
Call Vicki at 435-668-8119 to volunteer!

Santa Clara City Local Business Highlights

AKA Embroidery by Angie Langston at 229-9653
A-Team Computer Services by Gary Allred at 435-313-0705
Big West Cleaning and Restoration by Jason Lindsey at 435-632-9187
Bliss Weddings & Rentals by Debbie at 435-632-1618
Brooks Window Design by Benita Brooks at 628-2768
Building Concepts of Southern Utah by Brent Andersen at 668-6300
Classy Lawn & Yard Care by Shane Waegerle at 862-7762
Clover Patch Quilt Shop by Jill Muhlestein at 435-986-9070
Choppers Yard Care by Brandon Pectol at 862-2089
Class Act Consignments by Jackie Zapf at 435-218-3835
Colour Salon & Boutique by Heather Bangerter at 801-602-6715
Cut & Dried Home Hair Salon by Madelyn Derrick at 652-8491
Dazzle Jewelry Creations by Jane Garassino at 707-486-1754
DCW Enterprises Home Smart agent Chris Warhurst at 435-313-5623
Delyn Norling Manual Therapist at 668-7384
Desert Edge Childcare LLC by A. Talbot at 429-9963
Desert Edge Montessori by A. Talbot at 272-3711
Desert Grill (at Lightfoots) by Janet Medina at 435-359-3796
Dharma Wheels Cyclery & Dental Office by Jon Kolon at 435-615-6819
Dominos Pizza Delivery & Take Out by Randy Snow at 688-8885
Don’s Remodeling Handyman by Don Crothers at 688-2709
Doug’s Master Auto Care by Douglas Lefler at 673-6622
Dutchman’s/Cravings by Nick Frei at 628-8482
Eagle Creek Landscapes by Darrin Heinz at 435-229-7725
Fisher Lawn & Yard Care by Bart Fisher at 862-7457
Fusion Specialty Pharmacy by Koby Taylor R. Ph., Pharm D. at 435-703-9680
Garden Sprout by Lance Allred at 673-3839
Harmons Grocery Store 3520 Pioneer Parkway at 435-773-6200                                                Janet Morgan, Realtor by Janet Morgan at 435-669-6471

Kaili’s Restaurant by Herb & Wendy Basso at 435-216-9828
Kiwi Plumbing & Heating by Michael Puriri at 435-256-0114
Landscape Maintenance by Belmont Gardening at 628-2013
Lark’s Nest Baking by Lark Taylor at 669-5304
Learning Time for Little Minds Preschool by MaryAnn Bryner at 313-8182
Lightfoots Chevron , CBR Enterprises by Brad & Cindy Pollman 216-2789
Little Patch of Heaven Montessori Preschool by Janae Huntington at 632-9372
Los Alazanes Mexican Restaurant by Efrain Gomez at 435-673-3386
Maya’s Luxury Nail Salon at 435-256-5638
Mobile Notary Service by Jeri Sue Stewart at 619-2262
Moore N More Popcorn by Dianna Moore at 435-680-3820
Mr. Honey Do Service by Marshall Dick at 669-0870
Pest Control by Viking Pest Control at 435-272-4129
Photos by Richelle by Richelle Nelson at 632-5544
Red River Health & Wellness Chiropractic at 435-767-9355
Robert Austin Tile by Robert Austin at 435-272-4186
Rose Restoration by Michael Rose at 673-8006
RV/Business Storage by Bruce Belmont at 628-2013
Shining Star Preschool by Trudy Carlson at 669-6461
Smarty Pants Preschool by Doree Sargent at 674-2305
Strain Landscaping by Craig Strain at 668-9150
Super Star Preschool by Debra Gourley at 656-1647
The DOG HAUS dog grooming by Leslie Stock at 928-846-1184
The Old Bodega Furniture/ Accessories by Greg & Carol Smith at 673-0656
The Granary at Santa Clara (restaurant) by Pat Johnson at 435-851-2031
The Knitting Post (knitting/yarn store) by Barbie Williams at 435-610-1488
Uncle & Auntie’s Gift Shop Vicki Lasswell 634-9416
Vamp Body Art, LLC by Adam at 435-531-2159
Wilde Electric, Inc. by Terry Wilde at 632-7297
Yoga Etc Yoga & Acupuncture by Kathleen Dietz at 707-326-4818

  • Phone 673-6712, Fax 628-7338
  • Phone 656-4690 X 213, Fax 879-5298
  • 656-4690 X 219 & 221, Fax 879-5298
  • Phone 656-4690 X 215 & 216, Fax 879-5298
  • 652-1122 or 673-6712 X 240 & 241
  • 634-5730 (for any non-emergency call) EMERGENCY CALL: 911
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • 8:00AM—5:00PM
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