Local Events

ART SHOW AT RED CANYON! This year I have 15 pieces of art-pen and ink and oil paintings-on display at the BLM Red Canyon Visitor Center. Some are available for sale. Show goes through June 15. In April, they are only open on weekends; starting May they are open 7 days a week from 9am. Red Canyon is on highway 12 on the way to Bryce Canyon. Admission is free.

ALL PROPERTY OWNERS: Kane County has implemented an Ordinance REQUIRING property owners post their street address, using numbers a MINIMUM OF THREE INCHES.  Kane County recommends the signs be located near the entrance to the property, unobstructed, legible in both directions, double sided, and reflective. This is to help emergency service providers find your home if necessary!

**There is also a recreational vehicle ordinance regarding the use of trailers on lots for Kane county. If you want a copy of this emailed to you, please send me your email address and I will forward this to you.

REGIONAL: Lake Powell/Glen Canyon National Rec Area wants you to know new PWC regulations are in effect this year. Check out nps.gov/glca for specifics. All boats must be decontaminated for Zebra Mussels. If you're coming into Utah from out of state, watercraft inspections at the state line are mandatory.

Free National Park Pass Day: 2015's dates are:

  • April 18-19
    opening weekend of National Park Week
  • August 25
    National Park Service Birthday
  • September 26
    National Public Lands Day
  • November 11
  • Biffs Bunkhouse BBQ reopens for the season May 1. As always, offering up tasty slow smoked pork sandwiches, beer brats, and custom requests. Same location, across from the storage units by the True Value.
  • MARK's SUB SHOP offers some great sandwiches, pasta, pizza and more. Also near True Value. Stop in if you haven't already!
  • NEW! Mexican food in Panguitch! Zubia's Mexican Food right on Main street on the west side. Come on in and try it! The sweet pork is delicious.
  • Lofty Nest Consignment and Design shop opened in 2014. If you have not stopped in to see Nancy at her store, do so for your holiday shopping! She has tons of great items and always brings in new ones. Have some furnishings, decor, or other cabin goodies to sell? Inquire at her store to see if it's something she can help you find a new home for.
For more info on Panguitch events, go to www.Panguitch.com/events
Cedar City Events:

SUU's Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery Showcases Regional Artists Southern Utah Art Invitational Exhibition & Sale, Jun 23-Sep 13, 2014

Mt. Carmel Events: Annual Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts show and sale. August 23-25. http://www.thunderbirdfoundation.com/
Definitely worth the drive.
Great art from top name landscape artists. Wet painting show, general sale, all located in a gorgeous setting surrounded by colorful cliffs.
Escalante Events
  • Everett Ruess days annual Art Festival at Escalante Canyons dates TBA Come see plein air paintings of various media done by artists from all over painting the fall colors in the Escalante area. The Festival includes an auction for pieces created outdoors! http://everettruessdays.org/
  • World's Fastest Speed Trials, Wendover, Utah at the Bonneville Salt Flats. SPEED WEEK dates are AUGUST 6-14 2015.



Above, left: Blown Fuel Modified Gas entry 881 owned by the Burke Family 2011. Above right, Blown Gas Modified Sports #88, 2012. ICar record was 235 held by Kier Shapiro for 8 years. Fun stuff...fast stuff! I got my B license last year at Speed Week. Built by Steven Burke who still holds a record set in 1978!
2014: for info check out http://www.saltflats.com or http://www.scta-bni.org/
Also check out the new 100 year anniversary book about Bonneville's salty racers. The above car is featured in the book, as is the owner Steve Burke.

Rockhound? Utah has tons of great minerals to find. Check out www.mindat.org for information. Marysvale area has amethyst, bixbyite, and rutile among others. Famous Topaz Mountain (located west of Delta) has of course, Topaz, as well as the rare Red Beryl, amethyst, and Bixbyite. Western Utah has azurite, malachite, quartz, and more. Know of a cool place to post? Email me and I will put it online for others to share.