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Editor’s Notebook July 2017

Last month at the Society of Professional Journalists awards banquet, CATALYST took home 12 honors for stories we published in 2016. We competed against nondaily papers throughout …

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Health, Live, Pets

Pets & Fireworks

Apocolypse? Your dogs may think so; here are ways to calm their anxiety. If you have a sound-sensitive beast, Fourth of July—heck, pretty much all of July—is a nighttime trial. Sal …

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Community

Editor’s Notebook June 2017

Malia’s barking does not faze it. It finds me slightly more fierce, and scampered a few feet away. I wratchet open the window and it disappears into the deeper darkness. In the mor …

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Community, Entertainment

Savor the Summer

Make it memorable! Plot something special, or plan some serious lassitude. Here are some ideas to get you started. Star gazing Best viewing time for star gazing is the week of, or …

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Editor’s Notebook: May 2017

Racoons and rallies. 1:47am. I am awakened by a “thud!” near my head. Hm. Something on the roof. Scratching sound at the window. Malia the little dog is barking her head off. I rai …

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Garden

The Education of Farmer Pete

A visit with Sandhill Farms’ Pete Rasmussen. Sandhill Farms is well-known among Salt Lake-area food lovers and growers. It is the source of over 30 varieties of hardy heirloom culi …

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Community, Connect, Environmental Politics

Editor’s Notebook: Transformative Change

Reimaginating the systems we can control. Given enough time, Earth will be fine. Our ultimate environmental concern is about saving the people—who, after all, require a healthy pla …

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Editor’s Notebook: March 2017

Dandelions: Good for everything. When I was in high school, I placed an order for dandelion seeds from my small town’s nursery. The store manager called my mom to make sure this wa …

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Community, Connect

Editor’s Notebook: February 2017

Fri, 1/20: Inauguration. I conjure appendicitis, resulting in emergency surgery. Good day for anaesthesia. Sat, 1/21: Big blizzard; 8,000 people march down Park City’s Main St. in …

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Community Profiles, Connect

Briefly Noted: Farewell Toby Hemenway

We were eager to tell you more about the Permaculture Design lecture and workshop we announced last month for February. Venerable instructor Toby Hemenway, author of the first majo …

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Editor’s Notebook: December 2016

A note about last month’s cover. It began with the idea, “What might the Oval Office look like with a woman at the helm?” We imagined flowers, family photos, a certain grace not co …

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Cool Tools & Useful Toys for CATALYST Kids (of all ages)

You‘re feeling cordial. You have some cash. You’re inclined to buy local, though will sometimes stray to the internet when necessary. Your friends (especially the older ones) alrea …

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Community Profiles, Connect, Spirituality & Mysticism

A Good Move

Vitalize Community and Healing Arts Studio. Over the past six years, the Vitalize space in Sugar House, across from Whole Foods, hosted an intriguing range of events: a Sunday morn …

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Eat

Editor’s Notebook

Tip-to-tail, root-to-fruit: A new (old) way of eating. We were at our corner coffee place, Coffee Noir. Jude Rubadue, friend and neighbor, said, “I woke up in the night, thinking, …

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Editor’s Notebook: Rats—Finally Foiled?

This month’s CATALYST feels dense and juicy to me. We’re having more fun these days; I think it shows. One caveat: The page with the Table of Contents went to press before most of …

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