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Almanac February 2020

Feb 1  Average temps today: high 39º, low 25º. Sunrise: 7:24am. Sunset: 5:59pm. Feb 2  Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, live in Utah. The most common of the many species here …

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Mindfulness

Urban Almanac

Jan 1 Average temps today: high 32º, low 22º. Sunrise: 7:51am. Sunset: 5:10pm. Here’s a timely spiritual practice from Bulgarian philosopher and mystic Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov (190 …

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Expand, Think

December 2019 Almanac

DECEMBER 1  Average temps today: high 43º, low 28º. 20% chance of precipitation. Sunrise: 7:32am. Sunset: 5:00pm. DECEMBER 2  Red Butte Garden in the winter is especially fetching. …

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Resources

November 2019 Almanac

NOVEMBER 1  Average temps today: high 57º, low 38º. 18% chance of precipitation. Sunrise: 7:58am. Sunset: 6:24pm. NOVEMBER 2  Write a novel this month! Find tools, resources and su …

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Eat

Slow Food Utah

Microgrants, awards and the Feast of Five Senses I  began my love affair with Slow Food Utah maybe 10 years ago, when I attended my first Feast of Five Senses. I was drawn in by th …

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Think

September 2019

September 1 Average temperatures: high 86º, low 61º. Sunrise: 6:54am; sunset: 8pm. Chance of precipitation: 14%. September 2 Labor Day now means mostly back-to-school sales. But th …

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Arts, Enjoy, Expand

Utah Humanities Book Festival

Books and their authors take center stage Book lovers don’t just read books; they talk about books, covet them, share them, buy them and pile them up, look forward to reading them, …

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Dining Out

Oasis Cafe now open for brunch

Oasis Café and Golden Braid Books have been longtime enthusiastic supporters of CATALYST, since their early days, and we love them back. They’ve now given us more to appreciate, re …

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Think

Things that uplift

Be they shoes, smoke, implants or clean windows In June, The New York Times reported about a movement in Japan by women who want a law prohibiting dress codes that mandate high hee …

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Culture

Urban Almanac

August 1  Average temps: high 92º, low 67º. 11% chance of precipitation. Sunrise 6:23am, sunset 8:52pm. August 2  Spiders serve as food for 8,000-10,000 insect species and 3,000-5, …

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Local Harvest

Pick fruit in Fruita!

The pioneer town of Fruita is long gone, but its orchards remain, within the bounds of Capitol Reef National Park. The orchards contain about 3,100 trees including cherry, apricot, …

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Community, Connect

The 2019 Bee Fest had everyone buzzing

A big thank you to all who made our June 15 event wonderful: the exhibitors, vendors, speakers, greeters, heavy lifters, go-fers, poets, gardeners, costume contestants, photographe …

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Tooting our own horn

CATALYST won 10 awards at the annual banquet for Utah journalists last month. Our writers took first place in three categories in the Society of Professional Journalists Utah Headl …

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Culture, Garden, Live

Bee Fest: A celebration of pollination!

June 17-23 , 2019 is “Pollinator Week” and CATALYST leads the way with Bee Fest Saturday, June 15th, 9am – 2pm, at the Green Team Farm 622 W. 100 S. By now, you probably know we ne …

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Environmental Politics

Editor’s Notebook

At the Intermountain Sustainability Summit, a third grade school teacher asked Paul Hawken, editor of Drawdown, how she should teach her young students about climate science. “I wo …

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