On the Cover: September 2017

Kate MacLeod by Kate MacLeod. In 1979 Kate MacLeod moved from the Washington D.C. area to Salt Lake City to study at the Violin Making School of America. But she eventually chose t …

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Slightly Off Center: Stories Are Telling

What’s in a story? Is it truth, entertainment, fiction, lies or bits of each?   We live in the golden age of self-indulgent story telling where everyone has a blog or a podcast. A …

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Environews: September 2017

Environmental news from around the state and the West. I walk the Bear all summer as it builds strength again, widens into marshes, joins in lush bird-heavy congress with the great …

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Editor’s Notebook: September 2017

The joy of feeling small. August reminded me, twice, of this famous exchange between sister and brother in Thornton Wilder’s 1938 play, Our Town: Rebecca: I never told you about a …

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Getting to Zero Carbon

Thinking of solar panels and an e-car? First, work on reducing the amount of electricity you use. There’s one campaign promise Donald Trump may end up keeping. But it’s not his pro …

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Home

Keeping Cool for Less $$

Couldn’t take the heat (or a/c bills) this summer? Consider a swamp cooler for next year! The heatwaves of summer are, for the most part, over. As we enjoy the cooler temperatures, …

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Think

Non-Duality and a Mind at Home

An interview with Byron Katie. Byron Katie was a real estate agent in Barstow, California much of her adult life. She lived the American dream of brand new, shiny things. She bough …

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Community

Reclaiming the Crone

Celebrating the passion and power of older women. Circles of women around us weave invisible nets of love that carry us when we’re weak and sing with us when we’re strong. — Sark T …

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Community, Dining Out

SLC’s Newest Jazz Club, Avant Groove opens up on Pierpont

This is the place (to build a jazz club) David Arrellano It’s natural for cities like New York City, San Francisco, New Orleans and Chicago to have incredible jazz clubs. The owner …

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Community

Labs for Liberty

With the kickoff of each fall and spring semester comes a flourish of activity up at the University of Utah campus. Freshmen scrambling to find classes only five minutes apart (pro …

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Environmental Politics, Politics

Methane rule survives GOP attack

The 2017 Conservation in the West poll from Colorado College showed that 81% of Western voters agreed with the statement, “We should continue to require oil and gas producers who o …

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Nature, Outdoor

Stewart introduces sham habitat protection bill

Utah Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT-2) has introduced a sham bill that he says will protect habitat for mule deer and sage grouse, but it’s really just another trick to try to eli …

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Politics

Secret Zinke meetings spark lawsuit

County commissioners from Kane and Garfield Counties may have broken Utah law when they held closed-door meetings with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke concerning the possibility of s …

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