Santa Clara Sun

Volume 18, Issue 5

Message from Tode Hafen, SC City Council

As our weather warms, we are all excited to get outside and enjoy our beautiful surroundings. Let me pass along a few ideas about our neighbor to the north.

We are very fortunate to live close to one of the most beautiful State Parks in America. If you enjoy hiking, biking, rock climbing, camping, photography, horseback riding, digging in the sand dunes, or just absorbing some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable, Snow Canyon State Park is for you. You can pick up an updated map of the spectacular trails at either entrance kiosk.

Regardless of how many times you have paid a visit, here are a few things you may not know about Snow Canyon State Park.

Did You Know: Snow Canyon State Park hosts free hikes and programs through-out the year. Park entrance fees are waived for program participants and programs are free of charge. Explore a lava tube, see the park by moonlight, or try your hand at nature sketching. For a list of all scheduled events go to the “Newsletter” link at:

Did You Know: April is one of the best months for viewing wildflowers in Snow Canyon State Park. Visitors can currently see the bright pink blooms of the Mojave prick-ly pear cactus, and creamy white blossoms of the Utah yucca. Both creosote and indigo bushes will be blooming soon – lighting up the canyon with their respective yellow and purple blossoms.

Did You Know: Snow Canyon State Park is the only Utah State Park to offer a park specific pass? Designed with residents in mind the $30 Desert Discovery Pass waives the entrance fee into the park (for up to eight people in the same private vehicle) for one year from month purchased. The pass has a detachable “pocket pass” that can be used for groups of up to eight walking or biking into the canyon. Start the New Year off right and buy your pass today; for more information please contact park staff at 435-628-2255.

Did you Know: Visitors come from all over the State and country to view the beauty of Snow Canyon State Park. They also come with hopes of seeing one of our south-west Utah specialties such as the desert tortoise, Gila monster, and chuckwalla. On your next visit to Snow Canyon be alert; one of these amazing creatures may just cross your path! For more information on park trails and picnic areas please contact park staff at 435-628-2255. Volunteer opportunities are also available for individuals or groups.

Have a great time and come home safe.

Tode Hafen
SC City Council

Spring Burn Window

The 2016 Spring Burn Window is open through May 30. You must call Burn Control at 627-4949 the day you plan to burn. There is also a link for Burn Control on our City website at Click on the Public Safety drop down bar and select Fire Department and then Burn Window, then you will see the link for a Burn Permit. Permission to burn will depend on weather conditions and the clearing index. Fires must be attended until completely extinguished. Make sure you have a hose or other extinguishing equipment with you at the burn site. All burning must take place during daylight hours.

Swiss Days 2016

Mark your calendars now to save the dates for Santa Clara Swiss Days 2016; Sept. 22—24. This years theme is “The Cowboy Way of Life” commemorating the history of our lo-cal ranchers and that little bit of cowboy spirit in us all! We have many fun things planned once again this year including Eric Dodge in concert on Friday night, the 5K race, parade, Mayor’s Walk, community dinner, pancake breakfast, bake sale, arts, crafts & food vendor booths, children and teen games and activities, Swiss Miss & Mister program, pie baking contest, and historical displays.
Plan to join in the fun as we celebrate our wonderful community at this special event! See the city website for more Swiss Days information at, including vendor and sponsor information and opportunities. See you in September!

WCWCD Free Water Checks

Free water system checks are available by the Washington County Water Conservancy District. The program runs between May 15—Sep 30th. The water check gives you a customized irrigation schedule, identifies your soil type, and suggests ways to efficiently water your landscape. The pro-gram helps you to have an attractive landscape while saving water, which is good for our water supply and for your water bill! To request a free water check call 673-6317. Visit the WCWCD website for more information on water conservation programs, rebates and other helpful information. Their website is

May Storm Water Watch

Because regulators and authorities cannot monitor all storm drains and water bodies at once, they rely on the public to keep them informed of water polluters. Community hotlines provide a means for concerned citizens and agencies to contact the appropriate
authority when they see water quality problems.

To report spills, dumping emergencies, violations or suspicious activities please call the DCSWC Hot Line at 435-634-5730 or (435)-673-6712, the main City phone number and after hours number. Generally an investigator will respond and in most cases visit the problem site.

May 2016 Cemetery Spring Clean Up

The Spring cemetery clean up will begin Mon-day May 2nd. All flowers, decorations, shepherds hooks, and other ornaments should be removed from the cemetery before May 2nd. Remaining flowers and decorations will be removed by city personnel, with the exception of fresh burials. Flowers and decorations can be returned to the cemetery on Friday May 6th. The spring clean up ensures the cemetery will be clean and beautiful for May Mother’s Day and Memorial Day remembrances. Thank you for your help during the cemetery clean up.

Days of 47 Dixie Celebration

Days of 47 Dixie organizers cordially invites any and all to join them for their expanded celebration on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016. Both the Washington City Veteran’s and Nisson parks will be included this year. All youth are invited to sign up and participate in the Stripling Warrior parade. The event planners would love for families and other groups to take part in their handcart companies or other parade entries.

The Days of Dixie 47 special event this year is the Osmond Family program. A special program has been written for our area. It will be free to the public, held on Friday and Saturday nights, July 22nd and July 23rd. Details about tickets and sites will follow.
Please check the event website for all of the wonderful events taking place this year.

Short-Term Rentals

Information and Correction to April Newsletter Article
Short term rentals are becoming increasingly popular. Short term rentals are considered a rental that occurs between a property owner and a renter for 29 consecutive days or less.

There are only certain areas within the city currently zoned for the short term or nightly rentals. They include: Paradise Village at Zion, Lava Falls at Entrada and Sand Pointe. Last month’s newsletter mistakenly listed Lava Cove at Entrada—we sincerely apologize for that error as Lava Cove at Entrada does not allow for short term rentals.

In the areas where they are allowed, short term rental properties must be managed by a property manager with a Santa Clara City business license and a Utah Sales Tax License to report transient room tax. Any home that is in an R-1-10 residentially zoned area, is NOT permit-ted to have a short-term type of rental at that property. As per Section 17.20.260(A), the Santa Clara City Code states a short term rental outside of the currently allowed zoned areas could result in penalties and fines.

If you have any questions, please call or visit the Building Department. They would be happy to help with further explanation of this ordinance. Phone: 435-656-4690 EXT 216 or 215.


St. George Rotary Club, Harmons,
Pure Pickleball & Santa Clara City

Come out and learn the latest and hottest sport suit-ed for all ages. Enjoy the new pickleball courts at Gubler Park in Santa Clara! Help support a national service project. Make a difference in someone else’s life. All proceeds benefit “The Rotary Guatemala Stove Project.”

When: May 18th through May 21st.
Where: Gubler Park – 2375 Rachel Drive
Cost: $1.00 per person per clinic

Sign up for the clinic (s) that suit you best. Clinics available include ladies, children, teens, seniors, men’s and co-ed. Special prize drawings at all clinics for those who sign up.

Signups: Friday, April 29th – Santa Clara Harmons 4:00 – 6:00pm
Friday, May 13th – Santa Clara Harmons 4:00 – 6:00pm
Pickelball Expo and sign ups – Santa Clara Harmons, Wednesday, May 18th 5:00—8:30pm

For more information call 435-414-8356.

Local Business Highlights

Spring is a beautiful time in Santa Clara, perfect to walk, shop and dine right here at home in Santa Clara! Our local merchants are eager to welcome you to their shops and restaurants with many great offerings from furniture, home & yard décor, fabrics, unique gift items, baked goods, wonderful eateries and more.

It is also that time of year we look forward to Frei’s Fruit Market opening up for the season with fresh fruits, veggies and many delicious specialty products, like homemade jams and salsas. The fruit market will open Memorial Day weekend.
Santa Clara businesses provide many other services including our new Harmon’s Grocery Store, great convenience stores, dental care, eye care and pharmacy services, fitness, health and wellness, auto repair, insurance, banking and more—let’s support them all and help our local businesses grow and thrive.

 AKA Embroidery by Angie Langston at 229-9653
 Alternative Power Systems, Inc by Stewart Somerville at 435-691-2020
 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
 Campbell’s 24/7 Sewer & Drain Services by Tom Campbell at 414-5350
 Classy Lawn & Yard Care by Shane Waegerle at 862-7762
 Choppers Yard Care by Brandon Pectol at 862-2089
 Cut & Dried Home Hair Salon by Madelyn Derrick at 652-8491
 Desert Edge Montessori by Analee Talbot at 272-3711
 Dharma Wheels Cyclery 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 627-8058
 Entre, Inc. Garage Door Repair by Ed Gray at 680-6699
 Fire and Safety Distribution Co. by Kenneth Kvenvold at 435-272-7039
 Fisher Lawn & Yard Care by Bart Fisher at 862-7457
 Fusion Specialty Pharmacy by Travis Jackman R. Ph., Pharm. D. and
 Koby Taylor R. Ph., Pharm D. at 435-703-9680
 Garden Sprout by Lance Allred at 673-3839
 Ivory Pet Care by Mary Ellen Call at 668-2433
 Jon Kolon DDS – Dental Office – 435-615-6819
 Kaili’s Restaurant by Herb & Wendy Basso at 435-216-9828
 Kevin Lee Construction by Kevin Lee at 680-9858
 Kiwi Plumbing & Heating by Michael Puriri at 435-256-0114
 Landscape Maintenance by Belmont Gardening at 628-2013
 Lightfoots Chevron , CBR Enterprises by Brad & Cindy Pollman 216-2789

 Little Patch of Heaven Montessori Preschool by Janae Huntington at 632-9372
 Maids of Honor Cleaning Service by Kristine Romine at 862-8417
 Delyn Norling Manual Therapist at 668-7384
 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
 Neilson Automotive by Bruce Neilson at 652-4401
 Ohana by Herb & Wendy Basso at 669-9059
 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
 Santa Clara Mercantile by Nancy Scott at 801-631-0477
 Say it Your Way Custom Vinyl by Tara Howard at 435-632-7006
 Shining Star Preschool by Trudy Carlson at 669-6461
 Smarty Pants Preschool by Doree Sargent at 674-2305
 Stitch-n-Stuff Embroidery by Tim & Angie McArthur at 435-673-4654
 Strain Landscaping by Craig Strain at 668-9150
 Super Star Preschool by Debra Gourley at 656-1647
 The Clover Patch by Doug Clove at 986-9070
 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
 Uncle & Auntie’s Gift Shop Vicki Lasswell 634-9416
 V-Max Remodeling by Craig Mangus at 628-6000
 Wilde Electric, Inc. by Terry Wilde at 632-7297

Pet Corner

Exciting news for the month of May; all dogs in the shelter will be available for adoption at a reduced fee of ONLY $20. What a great way to begin the summer by saving a homeless dog and getting a loyal new “BFF”. There is a very special bond between a homeless pet and a new family. On a personal note, we experienced that special bond with the first homeless dog we rescued and three more after that! A homeless pet knows you took the time to visit the shelter and that you rescued him/her from the shelter. FIAS invites you to visit the shelter during May and experience the love a homeless pet has to offer.

Looking forward to June FIAS will be participating with Best Friends in a national cat adoption promotion. Please watch for more information on the FIAS Facebook page and the June newsletter.

Our “Wish for the Month” is Purina Puppy & Kitten Chow, Purina Dog Chow, Friskies Canned Cat Food and scoopable litter. We are also still in need of foster homes. Please remember FIAS will pay for food, litter and medical expenses for all pets in foster care. If you cannot adopt a homeless pet but can provide a temporary home that is fantastic. See contact information below for more information.

FIAS is looking for volunteers to assist in the FIAS booth at Swiss Days. We look forward to participating every year. It is a great time to see old friends, make new friends, enjoy great food and share information about the “No Kill” movement. Santa Clara has been helping to lead the way in Utah since 2012. We can “Save Them All” with everyone working together.

As summer begins we want to remind everyone again about the danger hot weather brings for pets. They cannot be left outside for long periods of time. When pets are left outside for short periods of time they MUST have water, a cool place to lay and ample shade. Cars turn into death traps for pets during the long hot days of summer. Please do not take your pet with you if you are going to get out of the car to do errands.

There are still available appointments for the FIAS Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic. Please use the contact information below for more information. Spay/neuter not only helps reduce the unwanted pet population; it is a health benefit for your pet as well.

Free information packets are available at the Ivins Animal Shelter & Adoption Center located at 474 North 200 West, Ivins. The packets include emergency preparedness information, health information and general information about FIAS and how you can help the homeless pets in our community. Please drop by the shelter and pick up a packet. While you are there, please tour the shelter and meet the homeless pets.

CONTACT INFORMATION: FIAS 435-673-1718 or Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter Facebook &

Where to Meet the Pets

Ivins animal Shelter and Adoption Center
474 North 200 West, Ivins. 435-628-1049.

New Hours:
Monday & Friday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Fetch is a 2 ½ years old Border Collie mix weighing 45 pounds. He is at a great age to adopt because he is out of the puppy stage. Fetch is good this kids. He also likes to play with other dogs of his choice and is active and loves to play ball. He is an indoor dog that would love to have a fenced yard so he can also enjoy the outdoors in safety. Fetch deserves to have a second chance at a happily ever after tale of happiness. Please open your heart and home to Fetch and he will be your new BFF. For more information or to make arrangements to meet Fetch please call Aggie at 435-669-7043 or Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter at 435-673-1718.


Clyde is a handsome Chocolate Lab mix, weighing 50 pounds. He is an adult, just out of the puppy stage of his life; a good boy and perfect age for training and becoming a member of your family. Clyde would like an active family who loves the outdoors. While he is an indoor dog, Clyde would like a home with a fenced yard so he can play safely outdoors and enjoy the sunshine. Clyde has been in the shelter for a long time and would really like to find his forever home as soon as possible. Please call Aggie at 435-669-7043 or Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter at 435-673-1718 to meet Clyde and his buddies.

Monthly Meeting Schedule

– 2ND & 4TH WEDNESDAYS @ 5:00 P.M.


– 2ND TUESDAY @ 6:00 P.M.

– 4TH TUESDAY @ 4:00 P.M.


H.E.A.T. Program

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. The application period begins Nov.1, 2015 and goes through Sept. 30, 2016, or until funds are exhausted. Each household can receive H.E.A.T. assistance once during this period. 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.

Samuel R. Knight History Museum

Come see the expanded Samuel R. Knight Santa Clara History Museum located in the Town Hall basement and learn about Santa Clara’s history. The museum hours are Tuesdays 1—4 pm and Saturdays 11am—2 pm. Call 435-879-5297 or email for information or if you would like to volunteer at the mu-seum or schedule a special group or family reservation.