On the Cover: March 2014

Written by Pilar Pobil
Published in Regulars & Shorts

"The Great Seal of the State of Utah," by Pilar Pobil

Editor's Notebook: March 2014

Written by Greta Belanger deJong
Published in Regulars & Shorts

by Greta Belanger deJong

Don't Get Me Started: March 2014

Written by John deJong
Published in Regulars & Shorts

Make "Count My Vote" count; also Parking, schmarking.
by John deJong

Environews: March 2014

Written by Amy Brunvand
Published in Regulars & Shorts

Environment beware! Utah Legislature in session; Utah Congressional delegation still anti-environment; Sage Grouse Initiative; Uranium mining on Cedar Mesa?; A mystery; Utah bald eagles falling ill; Mountain Accord for the future of the Wasatch Range.
by Amy Brunvand

Local Digest: March 2014

Written by Katherine Pioli
Published in Features & Occasionals

Utah proves once again that, when it comes to food production, it's a business-friendly state only for the largest and most industrial operations. Much of the problem seems to stem from gaps in food inspection laws. While the Utah Department of Food and Agriculture and the United States Department of Agriculture have laws for large-scale food industry, they lack specific guidelines for small producers. According to the state of Utah, this is reason enough to simply shut down small producers.

Slightly Off Center: Na or Nurture

Written by Dennis Hinkamp
Published in Regulars & Shorts

Thoughts on a birthday.
by Dennis Hinkamp

Essay: Moose Spirit

Written by Tom Johnson
Published in Regulars & Shorts

A dead moose in March is an offering, a welcome feast.
by Tom Johnson

Comings & Goings: March 2014

Written by Katherine Pioli
Published in Regulars & Shorts

Earth Goods closes; Sunny Strasburg returns; Congratulations to Pago & Liberty Heights Fresh; Dancehall reggae; Skis & cheese; Social investors show love; Chapul news; Dzogchen retreat; Tea House TEAramisu; Dippers & roasters of local chocolate; Bike or stroll ro Cucina; Inquiry Cards; Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey.

by Katherine Pioli

Shall We Dance? March 2014

Written by Amy Brunvand
Published in Regulars & Shorts

Dance news for Spring.
by Amy Brunvand

Utah's Mountain Valley Seed Company

Written by Katherine Pioli
Published in Features & Occasionals

One night in 1974, a young man named Demetrios Agathangelides, a Greek immigrant who had studied agriculture in his home country, sat down at his kitchen table in his adopted home of Logan, Utah and pulled out a package of seeds. A plant geneticist at Utah State University, Agathangelides had been testing and researching high altitude, short-growing season varietals. He knew almost better than anyone what vegetables would grow well in that mountain town's gardens.