June 27, 2014

Excellence Awards

Travis - Maintenance, John - Management, Elizabeth and Isabelle - Housekeeping

Travis – Maintenance, John – Management, Elizabeth and Isabelle – Housekeeping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On our most recent property inspection with Best Western the Maintenance Crew and Housekeeping Staff both earned a Certificate of Excellence Award   We couldn’t be more excited and thrilled for their accomplishments.  Congratulations!!!!

Please leave a comment on our Facebook site and congratulate them on a job well done.  They deserve a great big ‘thank you’ for helping us be one of the best properties in southern Utah.  Because of their untiring dedication and hard work we rank highly on TripAdvisor.com, and are  counted as one of the friendliest and serviceable properties around.

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June 25, 2014

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat shows at Tuacahn

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat


The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this exciting musical which will entertain Tuacahn audiences of all ages.  Joseph, his father’s favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar’s wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph’s gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh, Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command.


Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.

August 29 – October 16, 2014

Call the Tuacahn Box Office today: 435-652-3300 Tuacahn.org

Guests attending Tuacahn shows and concerts receive a 10% discount on the regular room rate at BEST WESTERN Coral Hills.  Just show your tickets to the front desk agent at check in.

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June 19, 2014

What to Bring When Cooking Outdoors With Kids

Summer is upon us! Those months spent wading through slosh and slush, checking outside to see if we need to bring a hoodie or a -30 degree parka just to get to work are over! For those of you who don’t live where snow comes, you don’t know how lucky you have it. But for the rest of us summer is a welcome respite of warm and relaxation, where going outdoors is a must, and cooking outdoors is an absolute joy.

So if summer inspires you and your family to cook outdoors, you should learn a few tricks on how to make the experience a truly memorable one, maybe even one that will carry you through next winter. Cooking on the grill may look fun, but it takes a little more effort than just turning on your kitchen stove and going for it. Cooking outdoors can be done with a gas or a charcoal grill or even on an open campfire (only for the brave among us).

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Photo Credit: Christopher Michel

Gather All Your Camping Supplies

There is a big difference between cooking on in backyard and cooking on a campsite. If you are just having a small barbeque on your own yard, it wouldn’t be too hard to just get your supplies inside the house. But if you are camping or on a picnic, it would be a good idea to make sure that you have all the necessary supplies before you head off to your destination.

There’s nothing more discouraging than arriving at the campground away from home — and probably far away from stores as well — only to realize that you have forgotten to bring the charcoal! Or if you forgot the excess water so you didn’t have anything at hand to put out the fire? Therefore, you should make sure to bring charcoal (enough of it) and fire extinguisher.

Most Essential Item For Cooking Outdoors With Kids

Buckets are very useful for any kind of outdoor activities. They can be used to keep your other supplies within easy reach, and when it rains all you have to do is grab the buckets (with everything inside them) and head for cover. Having buckets make for useful items especially when camping with kids, you just never know when you’ll need a seat, a place to put wet clothing, or a spot to keep capture frogs!

If you are going to cook on an open fire, you must be ready to kneel on the ground. You can make it a comfortable task by bringing along a kneeling cushion. It will not take too much space in your car and it would keep you scrape and scar free. After all if you’re camping with children you’re going to want to be focused on them not falling into the fire, as opposed to how much your knees are hurting at the moment.

Setting up a small kitchen is also a good idea when camping. All you will need is a folding table, a cooler, and a storage drawer (foldable or stackable). A utility cart will let you have a mini kitchen. The good thing about a utility cart is that it comes with wheels for easy maneuvering.

Serving trays are essentials that you shouldn’t forget to bring as well. You can also use your cutting board as a serving tray, but it is always better to bring extras because your kids can also use them to place their plates and glasses on when eating.

Best Outdoor Cooking Tools

Large bowls should also be included on your list, you would be slicing and cutting food items and there should be clean containers to put them in. Bowls are needed for the cooked meals and for collecting scraps for easy waste disposal.

A cast iron teapot is a flexible kitchen or camping accessory. The material is durable enough to withstand any temperature and you can place it directly in the open fire or you can also set it up on top of the grill. Brew tea or coffee, or you can also make dessert using your cast iron teapot.

Cleaning tools and materials should not be forgotten. It would be easy to tell yourself to leave the cleaning once you get home. But imagine the other chores that you need to do at home, and then think about adding cleaning the grill with those chores. It would be a better idea to clean your grill while still outdoors. You can make the task a bit easier by using a cleaning block. This cleaning tool is made of recycled glass that works great at clearing your grill off ashes and dirt.

My favorite of favorites is a cast iron pan, you can put them right on the fire or coals and be off to the races. They cook evenly and are just the perfect instrument when cooking outdoors. My kids most-liked dish is fajitas cooked in the old cast iron, trust me you’ll never have a fajitas like you’ll have when you’re camping because everything tastes better camping.

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June 18, 2014

Utah’s Safest Cities

Traveling can be unsettling sometimes when in a different city or unfamiliar location and being safe can be a real concern.  Recently Safewise.com release a list of the 40 safest cities in Utah.   The Best Western Coral Hills is located just two blocks for the St. George Police Department.

Congratulations to Santa Clara, Utah,  Ivins, Utah for being the #16 Safest City in Utah!  Hurricane City Utah followed at #17, and City of St. George at #38.

Utah's Top 40 Safest Cities

Utah’s Top 40 Safest Cities

16. Safe in Santa Clara/Ivins

Although the Santa Clara Police Department was just created in 2012, this brave, little department takes its position seriously, landing the cities of Santa Clara and Ivins at number 16 on our list. From humble beginnings as a fruit and produce hub, the city has since left its fruit stand ways and become a popular suburb of …the larger Southern Utah town, St. George.
Although produce carts no longer line the streets of Santa Clara, the community has stayed just as sweet. A recent $10,000,000 project that helped renovate and expand the city’s historic downtown area is evidence of Santa Clara’s growth, proudly gaining more and more residents each year. This rapid growth is further proof of the passionate community that makes Santa Clara a desirable place to be.   Violent Crimes Per 1,000: 0.23    Property Crimes Per 1,000: 6.56

17. Safe in Hurricane

Settled as part of Brigham Young’s Cotton Mission, Hurricane is an active, outdoor community that has expanded from an agricultural settlement to a top recreation destination. But this southern Utah town hasn’t traveled too far from its roots with two operational peach and apricot orchards that are still managed by the LDS Church. In addition to farming, the city is now home to well-regarded golf courses and two reservoir lakes noted for their outstanding bass fishing.

This gateway to Utah’s stunning national parks and monuments does a good job of keeping its city safe for both residents and visitors. Relying on strong relationships within the community and proactive crime prevention and awareness efforts, the Hurricane City Police Department has an impressive record, with only 21 violent crimes reported in 2012 for this town of almost 15,000.  Violent Crimes Per 1,000: 1.47   Property Crimes Per 1,000: 19.74

 38. Safe in St. George

One of the few southern Utah cities on our list, St. George embodies the picture of Utah’s red rocks and towering plateaus. A popular tourist destination, St. George is generally temperate year-round, with short, dry winters. This idyllic weather has made St. George a popular golf destination. Visitors are also attracted to St. George for its location near Zion National Park, one of Utah’s most popular and a must-see in this area.

Locals get to have this breathtaking landscape as their backyard and playground, a major draw for many St. George residents. Add to that the security of this outdoorsy community, with only two violent crime incidents per 1,000 people, and it’s easy to see that this town is a great one to call home. Take one trip to this city and watch the rocks that surround St. George glow orange during sunset—you’ll never want to leave.  Violent Crimes Per 1,000: 2.05  Property Crimes Per 1,000: 20.60

 

 

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June 14, 2014

Flag Day & Flag Retirement Ceremony

Happy Flag Day Everyone!   Scroll to the second half of this blog to find out about the Flag Retirement Ceremony.

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Do you know about flag day?

On June 14, 1777 the second Continental Congress adopted a resolution establishing the flag of the United States.  Over a hundred years later a Wisconsin school teacher began to advocate for recognizing June 14 as the Flag’s Birthday or Flag Day.  Then in 1916, President Wilson issued Presidential Proclamation 1335 in which he “suggested” and “requested” that every community in the United States should observe June 14 as Flag Day.  Congress subsequently passed a law in 1949 which established June 14 as Flag Day and requested the President to issue an annual proclamation for Flag Day.  This proclamation instructs U.S. government officials to display the flag on all Government buildings and asks the people of the United States to observe the day in honor of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States.  The current law can be found in the United States Code, Title 36, section 110.

As well as law establishing the official flag and Flag Day, Congress has also passed laws regarding the design of the flag as well as laws regarding the time, occasions, position and manner of display. These laws can be found in Title 4 of the United States Code, sections 1-10.

  • Section 5 of this Title states that this law pertains to the display and use of the flag for use by civilians or civilian groups.
  • Section 6 lays out the “Time and occasions for display.”
  • Section 7 gives information about the position and manner of display.

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So what about that Flag Retirement Ceremony?   ST. GEORGE – Flag Day, a day set aside nationally to honor Old Glory, the United States flag, is this Saturday. That morning, city streets will be lined with American flags as one home after another has the flag posted in front of it by Boy Scout troops, volunteers and citizens. To conclude the day, old and worn flags will be disposed of in a reverent and respectful manner at the community’s first large scale Flag Retirement Ceremony and Military Tribute at the Dixie Sunbowl, just three blocks from Best Western Coral Hills.  The purpose of the flag retirement ceremony is to take old American flags that are beyond repair and burn them in an honorable and dignified manner. 

The public is invited to attend the flag retirement ceremony and military tribute Saturday at 7:30 p.m., at the Dixie Sunbowl, 150 South 400 East in St. George. Admission is free.   Scouts are asked to be in uniform and arrive at 7 p.m.

Event recap

  • When: Saturday, 7:30-9 p.m.
  • Where: Dixie Sunbowl, 150 South 400 East in St. George
  • Admission: Free

 

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June 9, 2014

The Wizard of Oz at Tuacahn

The Wizard of Oz at Tuacahn is absolutely AMAZING!  you must try to see this show.

See it as only Tuacahn can show it!

The Wizard of Oz

 

This musical adventure is a genuine family classic that made Judy Garland a star for her heartfelt performance as Dorothy Gale, an orphaned young girl unhappy with her drab  existence on her aunt and uncle’s dusty Kansas farm. Dorothy yearns to travel “over the rainbow” to a different world, and she gets her wish when a tornado whisks her and her little dog, Toto, to the colorful land of Oz. Having offended the Wicked Witch of the West, Dorothy is protected from the old crone’s wrath by the ruby slippers that she wears. At the suggestion of Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, Dorothy heads down the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City, where dwells the all-powerful Wizard of Oz, who might be able to help the girl return to Kansas. En route, she befriends a Scarecrow, a Tin Man, and a Cowardly Lion. The Scarecrow would like to have some brains, the Tin Man craves a heart, and the Lion wants to attain courage; hoping that the Wizard will help them too, they join Dorothy on her odyssey to the Emerald City.  But the arrival at the Emerald City only proves to be the beginning as an even greater adventure on Dorothy’s quests to return home.

June 5 – Oct 7, 2014,  $22.50 – $69.50

Call the Tuacahn Box Office today: 435-652-3300 Tuacahn.org

Guests attending Tuacahn shows and concerts receive a 10% discount on the regular room rate at BEST WESTERN Coral Hills.  Just show your tickets to the front desk agent at check in.  Also if you make your ticket purchase through the hotel you can receive up to 20% off on your tickets.

Did you Know?  The main reason the Wizard of Oz is such a classic today is because it did not do well at the box office after two separate releases?  The Wizard of Oz was too expensive to post a large profit upon initial release; however, after a disappointing reissue in 1955, it was sold to network television, where its annual showings made it a classic.

 

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June 2, 2014

Ten Reasons to Stay at the BWCH

10 Reasons

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