And a Mist Came Up

We had a very active and prolonged Monsoon Season this year and a drencher of a late November storm which brought over 11 inches of snow to Flagstaff and 2 inches of rain to the Page Lake Powell area. Page, as of late November, has received just under 10 inches of rain this year, compared to 3.75 in 2012. As the sun came out water began to evaporate out of the wet rocks creating a rather mystical scene. While this place looks other-worldly to start with – the mist really made the morning!

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These photos were shot in Big Water, Utah at State Road 12 as it crosses Wahweap Creek.

I will be posting some video from this summers monsoon season activity.

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Amangiri Featured in Forbes – Great Article

Amangiri, our own Lake Powell area treasure, was featured in a lengthy Forbes Magazine Article titled Amangiri, A Billionaire Enclave In The High Desert Of Utah

Amangiri Pavilion by Heather Rankin 2010

The article by Gary Walther is fast paced and informative with a particular focus on our landscapes. He starts off with a bang

It’s a land of spectacular eroded rock formations, pages of the geological past stretching back 180 million years. They reveal (to the trained eye) the violent upthrusting and relentless weathering that created this vast geological zoo—pinnacles, hoodoos (mushroom hooded rock towers), benches, terraces like the upper deck of a stadium, and mesas flat as a marine haircut. They are why the region contains the greatest concentration of National Parks and National Monuments in the country.

Mr. Walther goes on to describe the resort, amenities, hiking excursions and even gets in to the movies as Amangiri sits where the John Travolta hit “Broken Arrow” was filmed.

As old as this west is, there’s nothing old west about the architecture and design of Amangiri (no bleached cattle skulls here). It’s a resort of concrete geometric planes that stand out against the swerving shoulders of rock, but seems perfectly in place.

Take a few minutes and go check out the article Amangiri, A Billionaire Enclave In The High Desert Of Utah

More articles on Amangiri

Series of articles on Amangiri Resort and Spa at Lake Powell.

Heather Rankin is a Realtor and Owner/Broker of Rankin Realty at Lake Powell specializing in the Lake Powell areas of Page, AZ and Greenehaven, AZ as well as Big Water, UT including Page new home sales at Indigo Ridge.
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Average Lake Powell Area Temperatures Chart

I field a lot of questions about our area every day and one of the most common is “what’s the temperature like”? So as part of our Lake Powell Answers series……

I found this great graph showing the average Lake Powell area temperatures and decided to share. Besides fall and summer, February is a beautiful month in our area. Temps are cool but the sun is out most all of the time and very little wind is around. The last two weeks of September and the first two weeks of October are also just wonderful.

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Heather Rankin is a Realtor, Owner/Broker of Rankin Realty at Lake Powell, llc, specializing in the areas of Page, AZ, 86040 and Greenehaven, AZ as well as Big Water, UT, 84741 including new home sales at Indigo Ridge.
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Big Water Utah Friends Enjoy the Beauty of Our Home

There are many wonderful things about living life at Lake Powell and one of them is what you can do on a moments notice. A group of friends decided to get together and enjoy the full moon rise over Glen Canyon and Lake Powell in mid October. The weather was brisk, but not cold, and the moon did not disappoint. Clear skies, endless landscapes, and good friends….

Enjoy the pictures!

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Heather Rankin is a Realtor, Owner/Broker of Rankin Realty at Lake Powell, llc, specializing in the areas of Page, AZ, 86040 and Greenehaven, AZ as well as Big Water, UT, 84741 including new home sales at Indigo Ridge.
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Lake Powell Midday Radio Program and Broadband in Our Area

Many of you know I am on the Utah Regional Broadband Commission under the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

On Tuesday of this week I was invited to do the Lake Powell Midday Radio Program in Page, AZ, addressing the broadband issues. This is a link to the interview

With a little help, hopefully we can get our broadband upgraded!

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2013 Page Lake Powell Hot Air Balloon Regatta This Weekend

The wait is Over ~ The 2013, 11th annual, Page Lake Powell Hot Air Balloon Regatta is this weekend. The regatta has become The Premier Page Lake Powell Annual Event and kicks off November 1st. Winding up on November 3rd balloons launch each morning at 7:00 a.m. at Regatta Field off Highway 89 in Page, AZ, This is an event not to be missed.

Take a few minutes, put your feet up, relax, and watch the incredible mix of landscape and colors from last years regatta.

50 Balloons will fly on three different mornings to compliment a vendor street fair all day Saturday and the Balloon Glow on Saturday Night. All happening in and around Page AZ!

This time of year is wonderful in the Page Lake Powell area for community events. As temperatures cool off, the leaves start to turn, and visitation begins to slow our communities come together to celebrate life from tractors and motorcycles to dinosaurs and flight. Airplanes and Cars one week and Balloons the next. What a great place to live!

Also this Saturday is Page Lake Powell areas largest craft fair, Christmas in November, being held at the Page Elks Lodge.

Balloon Regatta Schedule

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Education Day at Page Schools
Pilot check-in and Sponsor/Media Reception

Friday, November 1, 2013
Media Flight Day- Morning Launch 7:00am at Regatta Fields on Hwy 89.
Volunteers are needed to help crew

Saturday, November 2, 2013
SPONSOR and Competition Day- Morning Launch 7:00am at the Regatta Fields on Hwy 89.

Regatta Street Fair 11:00 am to 10:00pm in the Elm Street Mall Parking Lot – Beer Garden, live music, games and rides!

Balloon Glow 6:30pm to 8:30pm from South Navajo to Vista Ave.

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Sunday, November 3, 2013
Crew Appreciation Day- Morning Launch 7:00am at the Regatta Fields on Hwy 89.

All flights are weather permitting.

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Another one of our 365 Things to do at Lake Powell Posts!

Heather Rankin is a Realtor specializing in the Lake Powell areas of Page, AZ, 86040 and Greenehaven, AZ as well as Big Water, UT, 84741 including new home sales at Indigo Ridge, Toroweap Townhomes,& Amangiri Villas.
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October 2013 Mortgage Interest Rates Fall Again

With a weaker jobs report than expected and the end of the partial Federal Government shutdown, mortgage interest rates have fallen to the lowest level since June.

Rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4.13 percent with an average point of 0.8 for the week ending Oct. 24, down from 4.28 percent last week but up from 3.41 percent a year ago, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey. – See more at: http://www.inman.com/wire/mortgage-rates-drop-to-lowest-level-since-june/#!

While the rates are down from this same time period last year they are considerably lower than what had been the norm for many years.

I have several lenders I work with who cover both Arizona and Utah, single family homes, manufactured homes, FHA and VA, USDA and conventional mortgages. We have a good selection of homes to choose from making it a great time to be looking in the Page Lake Powell area for a home.

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1st Big Water Dinosaur Festival A Huge Hit!

What a beautiful day for The Big Water Dinosaur Festival it turned out to be! There are so many people to thank for making this happen amidst the Federal Government Shutdown. Our planning committee is so thankful for all of the help to make this first year a success.

Enjoy the photos and click on them for the full size.

Friday was our kick off event which was a lecture from keynote speaker Dr. Joseph Sertich, PhD Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The kids and adults enjoyed the presentation which covered paleontology from Africa to America!

Saturday was a BLAST and by the time I arrived at the festival to help with the set up there were already people milling around. It got much busier from there. The Grand Staircase Escalante Partners played a huge part of making the day a success with displays of their own and some that were borrowed, albeit last minute, from the Paleo Lab of the Monument. Four large dinosaur heads were the hit of the day! The John Wesley Powell Museum folks, including members of their board of directors, stepped up and covered not only for them but for other agencies who were shut down.

Kids had a great time in the craft are participating in an art contest and making large dinosaur masks. Funtime Inflatables had kids not only in the bounce houses but on the climbing wall. Cool art of many different varieties for sale from spray paint art to leather crafts, photography, and homemade soaps and much more.

Dance with the Dinosaur had kids and adults dancing with our large, green, dinosaur to the sounds of the band Sage (I am a guitarist and vocalists in Sage)

We are so looking forward to next year and tentatively have set September 19 – 21, 2014, for the event.

Watch our facebook page and website for a list of sponsors and volunteers who made this first year such a great experience.

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2013 WINGS And WHEELS is Here – Lake Powell Area Set to Have Fun October 19

The 4th Annual Wings And Wheels Air Affaire is going on this Saturday at the Page Municipal Airport. Admission is free and it is a day full of fun events and great vendors.

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Wings & Wheels Air Affaire
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Schedule of Events

7:00am Pancake Break Fast
9:00am Gates Open to the Public
9:30am Opening Ceremonies
9:35am Mayor Bill Diak Opening Remarks
9:45am Young Eagles Presentation
10:00am CJ-6A Arrivals
10:30am Page Pilot’s Group Commences Rides
11:00am Sky Dive Demonstration
11:30am CJ-6A Fly By

12:00pm Break For Lunch – P51 Fly By

1:00pm Lake Powell Sky Dive Demonstration
1:30pm CJ-6A Demonstration
2:00pm Public Choice Awards Announcement – P51 Fly By
3:00pm CJ-6A Departure – Close of Event

My daughter won the photo contest last year with this photo!
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A Lake Powell Fridays Post

Heather Rankin is a Realtor specializing in the Lake Powell areas of Page, AZ, 86040 and Greenehaven, AZ as well as Big Water, UT, 84741 including new home sales at Indigo Ridge.
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$10,000 Price Reduction on this Big Water, UT Home

UPDATE: Sold January 2013

REDUCED!! Cute, 1 bedroom, 1 bath home with detached garage, plenty of RV / boat parking, and fenced yard in Big Water.

Listing Offered at $29,000

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Home is located in Big Water, UT 84741 minutes away from the major marinas on Lake Powell .

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Heather Rankin is a Realtor specializing in the Lake Powell areas of Page, AZ, 86040 and Greenehaven, AZ as well as Big Water, UT, 84741 including new home sales at Indigo Ridge.
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