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St. George Open House Directory for 2017 Parade of Homes

TGIF Washington County, here is your St. George, Utah Open House list for the first week of the 2017 Parade of Homes.

Well, it’s Mid-February in St. George, Utah, which as a Realtor can only mean one thing. It’s time for the 2017 Southern Utah Parade of Homes and all of the excitement associated with it. As this year’s crop of architecturally significant residences entices tens of thousands of visitors from around the country to visit our little southwestern corner of the Beehive State, Realtors in Washington County are preparing for their own Open House.

As Southern Utah’s finest builders put the finishing touches on their Parade projects, and rain looms large on the horizon for all, there are currently 5 Open Houses scheduled for Friday, 11 scheduled for Saturday, and only 2 for Sunday. From Kayenta to Stone Cliff, architects, builders, and interior designers are preparing to open their individual projects to the public – of which there are 28 this year – while Realtors like myself are preparing to provide as much useful information on our area during our own open house as possible.

My Stone Cliff Open House Sat. 11-4: 1871 E Cliff Point Drive, St George

 Stone Cliff Real Estate for Sale in St. George Utah

Views from 1871 E Cliff Point Drive, St George

High atop the luxury community in the prominent and guarded/gated area of Stone Cliff Estates, you will find me at this gorgeous 2016 Parade Home. Featuring modern amenities meticulously chosen for today’s discerning buyers with distinguished taste, 1871 E Cliff Point Drive offers strikingly panoramic views of Saint George City.

With an open and engaging great room, which includes exquisite wide-panel wood flooring, the gourmet kitchen is masterfully appointed with custom cabinetry, premier light fixtures, professional grade appliances, an oversized center island with waterfall granite counters, and a full-service butler’s pantry. Featuring an entrance level owners suite, junior suite, great room, handsome office and floor to ceiling cabinetry in the gourmet kitchen and laundry, owners of this stylish residence will enjoy complete living on the main level.

Luxury Living at 1871 E Cliff Point Drive, St George

On the lower level of this Stone Cliff masterpiece is as beautiful home theater, exercise room, great room and bunk room – all showcasing the very finest in craftsmanship. Entertaining in Stone Cliff style, this home provides magnificent outdoor living spaces, including a deck off the great room, large patio area, custom pool with spa, radiating fireplaces and fabulous views.

Constructed with the highest attention to detail and the finest finishes and fixtures, this spectacular 5 bed, 7 bath residence is a must see for southern Utah’s most discerning buyers!

St. George Utah Open House

2017 Parade of Homes Open House: 1871 E Cliff Point Drive, St George

Built in 2016 and comprised of 8,817 Ft.² of luxury living,  the floor plan of this Stone Cliff masterpiece allows guests and residents alike to effortlessly flow and communicate while ensconced in pure luxury. With  3,788 ft.² on the entrance level, this beautiful home enjoys four fireplaces an oversized three-car garage and is situated on .41 acres within Southern Utah’s guard gated community of Stone Cliff. Light, bright, and ready for entertainment this magnificent home is as elegant downstairs as it is on the main level. From the modern design to the walls of glass, the downstairs living area beckons to be enjoyed.

Listed at just over $340 per square foot, this southern Utah masterpiece represents one of St. George’s best deals on luxury real estate. MLS Inclusions & features are: Five bedrooms;  Seven full bathrooms; 4 fireplaces; alarm/security system;  built-in barbecue; ceiling fans throughout; central vacuum; large covered deck; dishwashers; dryers upstairs and down;  jetted tubs; fully landscaped; microwave ovens; outdoor lighting; freestanding oven; covered patio; high-end refrigerator; smart wired; automatic sprinkler system; luxurious theater room; massive walk-in closets; owned water softener, and a reverse osmosis system.

 2017 Parade of Homes Open Souse

2017 Parade of Homes Open House

2017 Parade of Homes MLS Open House List

Price | Status | MLS #List PriceSold PriceSold DateDays On MarketList/Sold Price Sqft

1

$2,999,900
1871 E Cliff Point Drive
St George, UT 84790
Active / 16-179399  

Scheduled Time:Saturday, February 18, 2017 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
2,999,900141340.24 / NA

2

$825,000
2854 E Badger Way
New Harmony, UT 84757
Active / 16-179708  

Scheduled Time:Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
825,000129178.26 / NA

3

$519,900
3454 S 2240 E
St George, UT 84790
Active / 16-180266  

Scheduled Time:Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
519,900107144.02 / NA

4

$240,000
1252 WILLOW Drive
St George, UT 84790
Active / 16-181205  

Scheduled Time:Saturday, February 18, 2017 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
240,00059127.59 / NA

5

$315,000
690 Ridge Rim Way
St George, UT 84770
Active / 17-182136  

Scheduled Time:Saturday, February 18, 2017 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM
315,00046150 / NA

6

$259,900
959 CHURREA Drive
Washington, UT 84780
Active / 17-182517  

Scheduled Time:Saturday, February 18, 2017 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
259,9002138.69 / NA

7

$429,000
1602 N ARTESIA Drive
St George, UT 84770
Active / 16-179706  

Scheduled Time:Saturday & Sunday, February 18, 2017 12:00 AM to 02:00 PM
429,000127161.4 / NA

8

$775,000
452 E RIDGEVIEW Circle
Ivins, UT 84738
Active / 16-180682  

Scheduled Time:Saturday, February 18, 2017 12:00 AM to 04:00 PM
775,00088260.85 / NA

9

$410,000
3342 FAIRWAY Road
St George, UT 84790
Active / 17-182276  

Scheduled Time:Saturday, February 18, 2017 12:00 AM to 04:00 PM
410,00016140.46 / NA

10

$750,000
578 W 2140 SOUTH Circle
St George, UT 84770
Active / 16-180254  

Scheduled Time:Saturday, February 18, 2017 12:30 AM to 04:30 PM
750,000108151.15 / NA

11

$379,000
70 N 200 W
Ivins, UT 84738
Active / 16-180929  

Scheduled Time:Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
379,00074145.77 / NA

As to the actual 2017 Parade of Homes list…click on the below image to see the entire list of 28 homes.

 St. George Area Parade of Homes 2017

Click on Image to View 2017 List of Southern Utah Listings

The above information is presented as a courtesy of Alex Yeager @ 435MLS.com: Your southern Utah real estate expert for St. George and its surrounding communities. Specializing in southern Utah luxury real estate, new construction, gated communities and southern Utah’s many golf communities.

(All photos provided by the WCBR, FlexMLS, and the listing Realtor)

* Information is deemed to be reliable but is not guaranteed. © 2016 MLS and FBS. Prepared by ALEXANDER YEAGER, 435MLS on Saturday, February 17, 2017

Luxury Real Estate for Sale Southern Utah

Open House List: Stone Cliff, Coral Canyon, Stucki Farms, and more

With a total of 12 Open Houses currently scheduled in the greater St. George area for today, we see there are four in the luxurious community of Stone Cliff, two in Coral Canyon, and one out in the fast-growing community of Stucki Farms.

It’s Saturday, October 15 in St. George, Utah – and those are just a few of the great properties currently available for you to tour today. Now let’s do a little due diligence and learn more about today’s scheduled Open Homes.

Located to the north, east, west, and south of St. George proper you’ll find today’s open houses in the following Washington County subdivisions: Highland Park at Coral Canyon – Washington City, Stone Cliff – St. George, Ironwood – St. George, Dixie Springs – Hurricane, Quail Cove – Ivins, and Sunset Plateau – St. George.

Stone Cliff

Built with the discerning buyer in mind, Southern Utah’s Stone Cliff subdivision offers affordable luxury with world-class amenities. Running the gamut on a price per square foot basis – today’s open houses are listed for between $117 per square foot to $282.43 per square foot. Scheduled as an open house today in the guard gated community of Stone Cliff, we see one of the main attractions for those looking to relocate to southern Utah – quality built, affordability. While it’s list price is $849,000, the home located at 2266 E. Stone Cliff Drive, in the well-appointed subdivision of Stone Cliff, encompasses a 7250 ft.²  masterpiece of a residence. Featuring an architecturally significant kitchen that’s deep in contemporary design, this five-bedroom, four bathroom home sits on .45 acres of land, enjoys a four car garage … and breathtaking vistas of the greater St. George area.

The below Open Houses and their respective owners have Realtors working towards their best interest … shouldn’t you?

Open House List: Stone Cliff, Coral Canyon, Stucki Farms, and more

Price | Status | MLS #List/Sold Price SqftList PriceListing DateSubdivisionListing Office

1

$849,000
2266 E STONE CLIFF Drive
St George, UT 84790
Active / 16-178782  

117.1 / NA849,00008/31/2016STONE CLIFFRED ROCK REAL ESTATE

Scheduled Time:Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

2

$299,900
636 N MOONGLOW
St George, UT 84770
Active / 16-178920  

125.32 / NA299,90009/12/2016SUNSET PLATEAUEQUITY REAL ESTATE (ST GEORGE)

Scheduled Time:Saturday, October 15, 2016 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM

3

$375,000
2731 S 3780 W
Hurricane, UT 84737
Active / 16-179484  

137.06 / NA375,00010/05/2016DIXIE SPRINGSWEICHERT REALTORS AT THE ROCKIES (ST GEORGE BRANCH)

Scheduled Time:Saturday, October 15, 2016 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM

4

$465,000
4438 S Cattail Way
Washington, UT 84780
Active / 16-179242  

146.23 / NA465,00009/24/2016STUCKI FARMSColdwell Banker Premier

Scheduled Time:Saturday, October 15, 2016 1:00 PM to 03:00 PM

5

$385,000
1914 N 1910 W
St George, UT 84770
Active / 16-173469  

146.39 / NA385,00002/14/2016IRONWOODFLAT RATE HOMES

Scheduled Time:Saturday, October 15, 2016 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM

6

$224,900
1739 N 2065 W
St George, UT 84770
Active / 16-179290  

147.48 / NA224,90009/23/2016RR MOBILE HM ESTEQUITY REAL ESTATE (ST GEORGE)

Scheduled Time:Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM

7

$399,700
237 N FALCON Court
Ivins, UT 84738
Active / 16-179513  

169.87 / NA399,70010/07/2016QUAIL COVEEQUITY REAL ESTATE (ST GEORGE)

Scheduled Time:Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

8

$487,500
1071 N CROWN KING Avenue
Washington, UT 84780
Active / 16-179249  

198.66 / NA487,50009/26/2016HIGHLAND PK-CORAL CNColdwell Banker Premier

Scheduled Time:Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM

9

$725,000
1686 S QUARTZ Drive
St George, UT 84790
Active / 16-178038  

221.92 / NA725,00008/08/2016STONE CLIFFRED ROCK REAL ESTATE

Scheduled Time:Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

10

$999,999
2424 E COBALT Drive
St George, UT 84790
Active / 16-177105  

255.62 / NA999,99906/29/2016STONE CLIFFRED ROCK REAL ESTATE

Scheduled Time:Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

11

$790,000
3595 Crimson Fairway Drive
Washington, UT 84780
Active / 16-179264  

279.65 / NA790,00009/26/2016CORAL CNYNColdwell Banker Premier

Scheduled Time:Saturday, October 15, 2016 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM

12

$995,000
2560 E COBALT Drive
St George, UT 84790
Active / 16-177648  

282.43 / NA995,00007/20/2016STONE CLIFFSTONE CLIFF PROPERTIES

Scheduled Time:Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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The above information is presented as a courtesy of Alex Yeager @ 435MLS.com: Your southern Utah real estate expert for St. George and its surrounding communities. Specializing in southern Utah luxury real estate, new construction, gated communities and southern Utah’s many golf communities.

(All photos provided by the WCBR, FlexMLS, and the listing Realtor)

* Information is deemed to be reliable but is not guaranteed. © 2016 MLS and FBS. Prepared by ALEXANDER YEAGER, 435MLS on Saturday, October 15, 2016 

Self-Help Homes and a Strong Economic Forecast Benefit Southern Utah’s Residents

St. George – it’s Friday, January 22 here in sunny southern Utah, and for those would-be homeowners that have more energy than cash, Self-Help Homes, a government-backed agency within the US Department of Agriculture, is looking for a few families in southern Utah that would like to earn their chunk of the American Dream. And as I stated a few days back when summarizing the Washington County Economic Summit, Utah’s economy for 2016 looks robust – at least according to the governor’s economic report.

Those are two of your Friday St. George headlines… at least the ones I care about, now let’s flesh out some facts.

Self-Help Homes and a Strong Economic Forecast Benefit Southern Utah’s Residence
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Self-Help Homes and a Strong Economic Forecast Benefit Southern Utah’s Residents

Toquerville’s Self-Help Homes:

Self-Help Homes, a government-funded nonprofit organization is seeking families in southern Utah who would like to trade their sweat equity for a chance to earn a little piece of the American dream – homeownership… but lack the necessary financial backing to qualify for a traditional mortgage. While these low-interest loans are available for those who qualify, there is one other ingredient necessary – lots of hard work. By pulling up their bootstraps and putting in some sweat equity, i.e. doing the lions share of the work required to build a modern home, Washington County residents can now qualify for a low-interest loan via the Self-Help Homes program administered by the US Department of Agriculture. New home, new friends: not only will participants in the Self-Help Homes program build their own new home, participants cultivate long-lasting friendships with other families and form a solid sense of community. Self-Help Homes is currently looking for at least six families to build on lots in Toquerville and LaVerkin.

 

 2016 economic forecast Utah

Self-Help Homes and a Strong Economic Forecast Benefit Southern Utah’s Residence

 

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Self-Help Homes and a Strong Economic Forecast Benefit Southern Utah’s Residents

Utah’s 2016 Economic Forecast:

Utah’s financial might that characterized fiscal 2015 is anticipated to continue its winning streak throughout 2016, according to the Gov.’s office of economic development. The new report prepared for Gov. Herbert, by the Utah Economic Council, anticipated vigorous economic growth, featuring a strong labor market and an ever-increasing influx of new residents moving into the Beehive State during 2016. Released Wednesday, the 2016 economic forecast was presented to Gov. Herbert during the SLC Chamber’s annual Utah Economic Review. Ignoring global variables, state analysts are predicting another stellar economic performance in 2016. Fingers crossed!

 

 

 

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2016 St. George Utah Parade of Homes

St. George, Utah – it’s January 15, 2016 and that can only mean one thing for southern Utah – The 2016 St. George Parade of Homes is less than one month away.

Kicking off February 12, 2016, the architectural extravaganza that is one of Southern Utah’s largest events will be attracting visitors and potential homebuyers for nine days beginning the second week of February. Initially conceptualized as a means of highlighting some of Southern Utah’s astonishing homes and the incredible quality of life offered in Washington County, the  St. George Area Parade of Homes exposes our sweet little corner of Southern Utah on an annual basis. Enticing potential new residence from different corners of the country to explore Washington County, and all it has to offer.

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2016 St. George Utah Parade of Homes

2016 St. George Utah Parade of Homes

As is tradition, the hard-working people at Southern Utah Home Builders Association (SUHBA) and Zions Bank are sponsoring the 2016 St. George area Parade of Homes. A chamber of commerce moment – Parade week in the St. George area is a pretty big deal; stimulating the local economy, and exposing out of area buyers to the hidden gem that is southern Utah. Boosting the local economy, the St. George area Parade of Homes is held every year during the second week of February, kicking off the President’s Day weekend and running for a total of 9 days.

The futuristic look at architecture, floor plans, and amenities – otherwise known as The Parade of Homes – will run through February 21, 2016. Constituting an annual pilgrimage for cutting-edge architects, forward thinking interior designers and those potentially thinking of relocating to our sweet little corner of Southern Utah. Exposing our area to new homeowners while helping them to discover exciting new construction techniques and design applications. Weather permitting, each model home in the Parade of Homes will be ready for the Big Show; decorated, landscaped, and in some cases ready to be sold. Technologically sophisticated amenities are the new norm in many of these futuristic homes of the Southwest, emphasizing the skillful craftsmanship and talented local artisans. These futuristic structures gently intermingle and are seamlessly interlaced within the beautiful red Bluff vistas of the southwestern landscapes.

26 years later, the 2016 St. George Utah Parade of Homes is more relevant than ever.

This year’s event will be featuring futuristic homes loaded with some of the most innovative technological advancements available. Regardless of whether or not you’re a newbie to this event…or this is your 26th year, each and every Parade of Homes offers a learning experience for its attendees.

Last year over 30,000 people flood into Washington County to witness firsthand this architectural juggernaut. While some may scratch their head and wonder,  just what draws so many people to the “Palm Springs” of Utah for the annual Parade of Homes? I’d have to say it’s the access to awe-inspiring day trips, diverse southwestern  activities, pleasant year-round golf temperature, in addition to our affordable cost per square foot for housing. Regardless of the reason our visitors come – The Parade of Homes, hiking through Zion National Park, inexpensive rounds of golf… or relaxing at one of our world-class spas  – they WILL be here in less than 30 days.

Purchase your tickets for the 2016 St. George Area Parade of Homes here

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St. George Utah News: Huntsman Games Kick Off, Ivins College of Osteopathic Medicine Gets Good Bill Of Health, And Confucius Comes To SUU

It’s October 8, 2015, day three of the Huntsman World Senior Games. As the visiting athletes prepare to take aim and fire on the golf course, archery range, basketball court, pickle ball court, and shotgun range – potential future medical students will be eyeballing the new College of Osteopathic Medicine located in Ivins, slated for opening by August 2017. Meanwhile up in Cedar City, Southern Utah University has announced an interesting new partnership with the Confucius Institute, part of the prestigious Hunan University in China.

Those are your Thursday morning headlines for southern Utah; let’s inspect the facts!

St. George Huntsman World Senior Games

St. George Huntsman World Senior Games

Huntsman World Senior Games Underway

What to expect? Including such sports as badminton, bowling, and tennis, the St. George Huntsman World Senior Games (HWSG) is an annual two-week event that generally occurs during the first two weeks of October. The HWSG offers an incredible opportunity aimed at active seniors looking to participate in any number of the event’s 27 athletic competitions. Headquartered in St. George Utah, the Huntsman World Senior Games draws athletes over the age of 50 from Australia to Alaska, and everywhere in between. Not only is this a wonderful chance for social interaction on a global scale, the HWSG promotes health by providing life-saving screenings for breast & prostate cancer. Additionally, the Game’s in-depth screenings provide insight into potentially life-threatening health issues; like decreased bone density, elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure, glaucoma, and diabetes. Making the event of a lifetime a potential lifesaver!

 Ivins Utah: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Ivins Utah: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Southern Utah’s Second Medical School: It’s Alive

Out in the City of Ivins things are changing quick. No later than summer of 2017, the once redheaded stepchild to St. George will be seriously contributing to the local economy, becoming the home of the Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic medicine. Expected to open and be accepting enrollment by August of 2017. According to Ivins Mayor Chris Hart, the tentative plans for the educational medical facility, which had kept city officials tightlipped due to a nondisclosure agreement, were open for discussion in a special joint session of the Ivins City Council and Planning Commission earlier this week. Provided all goes well, Rocky Vista University should enroll approximately 125 to 150 students as part of its first graduating class, with the same number expected the following year.

 

 

 

 Southern Utah University: Hanban/Confucius Institute Comes to Utah

Southern Utah University: Hanban/Confucius Institute Comes to Utah

Confucius Institute Say, We like SUU

Up in Cedar City, SUU (Southern Utah University for the uninformed) just announced an interesting partnership between the Confucius Institute and Southern Utah University, partnering up with the Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters and Hunan Normal University in China. When officially up and running, the Confucius Institute will deliver educational courses for student immersion within the Chinese language, history, culture and literature. Providing insights and potential job opportunities in our rapidly expanding global economy going forward, SUU students will enjoy the cultural exchange of Chinese centric concerts, performances, workshops and seminars – these events will be open to the public as well.

(Main Photo Courtesy of Rocky Vista University)

For those potential homebuyers looking to gain greater insight on southern Utah’s real estate market,  please feel free to contact me at 435.619.2206 – or just shoot me an email at 435MLS@Gmail.com.

St. George BLM Offers Plan Affecting 600,000 Acres in Washington County

Attention: I’ve just received this critical letter from the Washington County Board of Realtors (WCBR). Apparently, the St. George BLM Field Office is proposing a new Management Plan that will affect 600,000 acres in Washington County.

Among other things, it shuts down ATV areas, gives the BLM water rights, does not require collaboration with local government, and requires the introduction of California Condors. In general, it further restricts and closes public lands in the eastern part of Washington County. Here’ s a link to an article in the Spectrum:

Additionally, the WBCR has included an OPEN LETTER to all residents from the Washington County Commissioners:

Letter From Washington County Commissioners:

On March 30, 2009 President Barack Obama signed into law the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. Title I, Subtitle O of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act specifically addresses public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Washington County, Utah. When the law was signed, it was championed by both sides and was considered a great compromise between wilderness, recreational, environmental, and agricultural needs.

The Act required the BLM to prepare a Management Plan for the land balancing the recreational, environmental, and agricultural needs. Federal law required the BLM to coordinate with local governments and with the general public when preparing The Plan. However, the BLM only had transient meetings with Washington County, no contact with any cities, no public meetings, or other input in preparing The Plan. Despite the BLM’s lack of public involvement, in July 2015, the BLM released the draft Resource Management Plan. The Plan is over 1114 pages and covers over 108,339 acres of land in Washington County.

After reading The Plan, the Washington County Commission is extremely concerned that the proposed Plan substantially deviates from the Public Lands Act, and fails to balance conservation, recreational, environmental, and agricultural uses. Specifically, the plan severely limits hiking, biking, camping, rock hounding, rock climbing, geocaching, grazing, horseback riding, paintball, hunting, shooting, ATV, and even remote control planes.

In addition to recreation, The Plan limits the cities’ ability to maintain and develop utilities, which includes the construction of power lines, natural gas pipelines, and water development. Specifically, the plan will stop access to several key aquifers where the cities acquire approximately 10% to 20% of their water. The Plan also prevents the chance to use the land for green development such as solar panels or geothermal.

You can read The Plan here . We are asking that you contact the BLM with your concerns. Ask the BLM to adopt the least restrictive option (Alternative A) that allows for greater use of the land. You may e-mail your response to utsgrmp@blm.gov, below is a template asking for the least restrictive option. Or you may send a general comment asking the BLM to choose the least restrictive option, here.

Please forward this email to anyone that you believe would be interested.

Washington County Commission: Allen Gardner, Victor Iverson, and Zachary Renstrom.

And finally .. here are a few comments from Hurricane Mayor John Bramall on the topic:

St. George BLM Offers Plan Affecting 600,000 Acres in Washington County

Of the 800 page document, here are some salient points that your people should be aware of:

  1. California condors are recognized and would be under the full endangered species act protection which can shut down and prevent developments in the area.
  2. Alternatives B, C, and D make the Bull Mountains a Multi Species Management Area (MSMA) This plan will cut out the largest ATV access area left in the United States, 87,000 acres.
  3. The BLM proposes an SRMA (Special Recreation Management Area) to replace the ERMA (Extensive Recreation Management Area). If you like recreating the ERMA which is currently in place, remains in place under option A.
  4. BLM directly and indirectly reduces grazing plans by A) retiring grazing permits. B) reducing utilization to 40% of available forage which increases fire danger and fire suppression costs. They also propose reducing grazing to 20 year averages rather than the agreed upon amounts. This punishes those who have been good stewards of the land.
  5. The new plans allow the BLM to obtain all water rights in the NCA’S (surface ground water and point source) and prohibit water from leaving the NCA. This would virtually shut down any and all future growth.
  6. Plan B, C, and D all eliminate the language requiring the BLM to work with state, county, and local governments. All comments should say that they support the requirement for the BLM to work with state, county, and local governments.
  7. Only one alternative plan for a northern corridor is considered. They show three alternatives but seem to be only amenable to one which really doesn’t move us forward into future years. The Omnibus Public Lands Management Agreement (OPLMA) requires a northern corridor and it has not been addressed to the level required.
  8. The BLM proposes three new ACECs (Areas of Critical Environmental Concern). These areas can be used as backdoor wilderness areas and can shut down development in those areas.
  9. The management plan expands the old Spanish Trail corridor from a trail to 12,500 acres of undevelopable land. This can impede and stop future right of ways, especially on old highway 81 and other corridors.
  10. Prior agreements and county and federal work with the BLM have already been addressed for wilderness characteristics and wilderness designations. why are we expanding and redoing that which has previously been done?
  11. Recreational uses that are eliminated in the resource management plan are collection of fossils and petrified wood, competitive equestrian and motorized events. This would shut down ATV Jamboree and Color Country horseman competitions. It also shuts down metal detecting and geocaching which is a hobby for many locals and visitors. It also outlaws take off and landing of remote control hobby airplanes. It also further restricts camping and OHV use.
  12. The BLM DRMP also recommends 1) closing grazing allotments 2) no new rights of way 3) only native seed planting 4) no wildland fire used for management of inappropriate grasses and trees.

As I said in the meeting, the only reasonable alternative I see in the draft plan is going with plan A which continues with what I call multiple land practices and use by humans of the areas. I hope this is helpful. You can get the full 800 page document from the BLM office. Remember the deadline for comments is October 15, 2015.

Thank you for all you do.

John Bramall

Hurricane City Mayor

Won’t you please take a second and click on this BLM link and tell them just how you feel about THE PLAN.

(Photo Courtesy of FoxNews)

Bluff St. at Sunset Boulevard: UDOT Modifies $51 Million Traffic Design

St. George, Utah – UDOT (A.K.A. The Utah Department of Transportation) and the City St. George have agreed on a plan to improve the ever-increasing traffic flow and safety on Bluff Street at Sunset Boulevard, addressing some of St George’s current and future traffic concerns.

After trashing the initial traffic plan, a handful of St. George business owners at the nearby shopping complex are claiming their voices and ideas are being heard and considered after UDOT modified its plans for an intersection upgrade near their retail shops.

According to online reports, The Utah Department of Transportation provided their new design for the Bluff Street and Sunset Boulevard intersection at a public meeting last week.

“There’s a lot of traffic on these two streets that bring clients to the business,” said St. George Massage Envy owner Roy Thacker.

The modified traffic design for the Bluff / Sunset intersection keeps traffic at ground level, while still allowing for traffic growth. The major change will be the primary flow is somewhat shifted so that Bluff Street feeds primarily onto Sunset. Paradoxically, the new traffic flow will mimic the way traffic originally ran 50 years ago. Additionally, UDOT will provide a new pedestrian tunnel underneath the street – keeping southern Utah’s pedestrians safe.

Not likely to start until 2018, the $51 million traffic project is being undertaken to address and plan for the area’s projected growth through the year 2040.

The public can provide UDOT with comments and suggestions until September 1, 2015

St. George Utah Open House Directory: Saturday, August 22, 2015

St. George, Utah – it’s August 22, 2015 and there are currently only three real estate listings scheduled for an Open House according to today’s MLS data feed to the St. George Utah Open House Directory.

The way the St. George Open House Directory works is simple. It’s a living document that’s automatically updated every time a Realtor with the WCBR (Washington County Board Realtors) selects their property to be held open within the FLEXMLS system. Currently, there are only two properties on the list (plus the one I’m holding open at the Pelican Hills Condominium Complex between 12 PM and 2 PM).

St. George Utah Open Houses

St. George Utah Open Houses

Pelican Hills Condominium Open 12 – 2 pm

Located at 810 South Dixie Dr. — just down the street from the SunBrook golf course — this PUD (Planned Unit Development) enjoys a tennis court, basketball court, swimming pool, workout facility, media room, and a beautifully appointed clubhouse. The model that will be Open today consists of three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Built in 2014, this unit is 1632 ft.² and has a one-car garage and a single carport. With a list price of $146.75 per square foot – or $239,500 – this contemporary Pelican Hills Condominium has a monthly HOA fee of $235.

With the first full week of school in Utah’s rearview mirror, locals and visitors alike will be out and about this Saturday at St. George’s Farmers Market, the Southern Utah Art Invitational Exhibition and Sale, or just touring around Washington County – learning more about Southern Utah and all our area has to offer.

With all that said, today’s three Open Houses can be found in the following subdivisions; Pelican Hills, Ridgepointe, and Tuweap Point.

St. George Utah Open House Directory: Saturday, August 22, 2015

SelectMLS #Open House Information
15-167256

 

Details on this listing.
Scheduled Time:Saturday, August 22, 2015 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Listed by:DAVID DIEGELMAN 
Address:1360 E Telegraph #148, Washington, UT 84780
Price:195,000
Total Bathrooms:3
Total Bedrooms:5
Total SqFt:3,159
Subdivision:RIDGEPOINTE
Directions:From Telegraph turn South into Ridgepointe, turn Right onto Virgin River Bluff. Home is on the Right.
Comments:Come see this fabulous newly remodeled home in the 55+ Ridgepointe Community just off of Telegraph in Washington. Lucy Gillingham, Realtor, will be hosting this and signs will be posted.
15-165431

 

Details on this listing.
Scheduled Time:Saturday, August 22, 2015 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Listed by:NATALIE PUTNAM 
Address:2090 N TUWEAP DR 3, St George, UT 84770
Price:399,900
Total Bathrooms:3
Total Bedrooms:3
Total SqFt:2,189
Subdivision:TUWEAP POINT
Directions:N on Snow Canyon Pkwy, Lt on W 2000 N, Rt on N Tuweap, Rt into Tuweap Point subdivision, house is on the right.
Comments:OPEN HO– USE SATURDAY 12-4

The above information is presented as a courtesy of Alex Yeager @ 435MLS.com: Your southern Utah real estate expert for St. George and its surrounding communities. Specializing in southern Utah luxury real estate, new construction, gated communities and southern Utah’s many golf communities.

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*Information is deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed. © 2015 435MLS and FBS. Prepared by ALEXANDER YEAGER, 435MLS on Saturday, August 22, 2015 @ 4:20 AM.

First Friday George Streetfest Gets Ready To Entertain: Music, Mustaches, and Merriment

The new First Friday Streetfest event is about to get hairy and loud this Friday in southern Utah.

Returning to Main Street in St. George on Aug. 7 (you know, the first Friday in August) the George Streetfest offers its attendees a fresh lineup of entertainers, the wild and hairy George Mustache contest, new activities on Tabernacle Street and some tasty gastronomical delights served up at the Jazz Garden – located in Ancestor Square.

First Friday’s George Streetfest Gets Ready To Entertain: Music, Mustaches, and Merriment

First Friday’s George Streetfest Gets Ready To Entertain: Music, Mustaches, and Merriment

After the St. George City Council voted in early April to approve this monthly event – occurring the first Friday of every month – the August Streetfest in St. George will feature an extended concert on Main Street featuring three bands from Utah, including Dixie’s own Brickwalker. Also taking the stage to entertain the crowds will be Quiet Oaks of Salt Lake City, and the Streetfest headliner Holy Water Buffalo from Heber City.

The way it works is simple, on the first Friday of every month, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., St. George’s Main Street will be closed to traffic between Tabernacle and St. George Boulevard, specifically for the purpose of celebration. That’s when local artists, entertainers, vendors and crafters will take over downtown St. George providing music, laughter and entertainment in the downtown shopping area.

New to Ancestors Square’s Jazz Garden in August are two interactive learning opportunities, Jazz Appreciation and wine tasting 101. The Jazz Appreciation event starts at 7 p.m. and will entertain and educate those who attend – focusing on the intricacies of jazz music, its history and decorum. Then at 8 p.m., the St. George Wine Club will host Vino 101, featuring a brief look at the history of winemaking and the billion-dollar industry of wine tasting.

For the beer lover’s in the crowd, a four-beer assortment will be offered up by the good people at Zion Brewing Company of Springdale, Utah, and satisfying the state of Utah, the drinks served at the August Streetfest will be served with appetizers provided by Benja’s Thai & Sushi and the Painted Pony.

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Happy Pioneer Day St. George! Southern Utah Is Buzzing with Activity

St. George, Utah – it’s Friday, July 24, 2015 … a.k.a. Utah’s Pioneer Day! For those that didn’t get enough fireworks on the 4th of July, today represents the second most explosive day in the Beehive State. While most outside of the state of Utah scratch their heads when they hear about our quaint little holiday, today’s celebration is meant to commemorate the day Brigham Young and the first group of latter-day Saints wandered into the great Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847.

St. George, Utah – Celebrate Pioneer Day at Sunset on the Square – 5 p.m.

Kicking off ‘Sunset on the Square’ at the Town Square Park at 5p.m. – located at 175 E. 200 North – this family-friendly event will feature games made famous in the old West and will immediately be followed by a scheduled movie at 5 PM. Culminating with fireworks after the movie, this St. George Pioneer Day celebration is family tradition all can enjoy.

Washington City, Utah – Pioneer Day Celebrations – 6 p.m.

Washington City’s Pioneer Day festivities will feature a street fair vibe with local vendors, live performances, gastronomical delights, family-friendly amusements and much, much more. The skies over Washington City will light up with celebratory Fireworks beginning at 10 p.m. tonight. Held at the Washington City Community Center, come early to assure your seating near the aquatic center’s pool. Pioneer Day admission is $2 a head, and $1 for children three years old and younger. Located at 350 N. Community Center Drive.

Hurricane, Utah – Pioneer Day 5K Run – Start time 7 a.m.

For the energetically inclined – the St. George Running Club is starting off the Pioneer Day celebrations with a 5K run. Kicking off the event with chocolate milk and donuts for all, the Pioneer Day 5K run will benefit those less fortunate folks in southern Utah. Admission is two cans of food, and simple prizes for overall winners, all kids and those in pioneer attire. Registration is at 6:30 a.m., and there will be donuts and chocolate milk for all. Location: Hurricane Community Center, 63 S. 100 West, Hurricane

Cedar City, Utah – Pioneer Day Parade – 8 a.m.

Courtesy of the Sons and Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Cedar City’s festivities begin at 8 a.m. at the Old Rock Church. A Pioneer Day Parade will then meander down Main Street starting at 10 a.m. Beginning at 200 South and ending at 400 North. The celebrations will continue at Main Street City Park after the parade; featuring food, merriment and mixing Location: Old Rock Church, 75 E. Center Street, Cedar City.

The above events are presented as a courtesy of Alex Yeager @ 435MLS.com: Your southern Utah real estate expert for St. George and its surrounding communities. Specializing in southern Utah luxury real estate, new construction, gated communities and southern Utah’s many golf communities.