April 2016

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April 2016

Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Great Salt Lake dustbowl?

– By Amy Brunvand A new report by researchers at Utah State University says that proposed development of the Bear River could turn the Great Salt Lake into an environmental catastr …

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Nature, Outdoor, Science

Comings & Goings: Citizen Scientists @ Tracy Aviary

– By Katherine Pioli From the annual Audubon backyard bird count to the microplastics charting research by Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, citizen science projects, us …

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Fitness, Outdoor, Transportation

Comings & Goings: SLC GREENbikes reopens

– By Sophie Silverstone GREENbikes, downtown’s bikeshare program, has been growing exponentially. It kicked off its fourth season on March 17, its earliest date to open yet. The sy …

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Beverages, Dining Out

Comings & Goings: Dented Brick Distillery

– By Z. Smith Dented Brick Distillery opened its doors for business in South Salt Lake Easter weekend. Head distiller Ethan Miller says he is committed to crafting liquors that cre …

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Business, Community Profiles, Style

Comings & Goings: Sport Clips

– By Rachel Robertson Entrepreneurs and longtime Utahns Shere and Dylan Brunjes recently opened the doors of a Sport Clips shop in Sugar House. Shere says the Sport Clips mantra is …

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Beverages, Dining Out, Eat, Food & Health

Comings & Goings: Rye for brunch

– By Sophie Silverstone While Rye was certainly making a splash in the Salt Lake early-morning-to- late-night dining scene since they opened their doors May 2014, as of late Februa …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Collaboration is the answer to public lands issues

– By Amy Brunvand In March, the Wallace Stegner Center released a fourth report analyzing the transfer of public lands idea, which has this to say: “Respectful dialogue, collaborat …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Growing citizen opposition to Public Lands Initiative

– By Amy Brunvand On March 2, the Utah Wilderness Coalition staged a people’s hearing on Congressman Rob Bishop’s (R-UT-1) Public Lands Initiative (PLI), giving a voice to people w …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Alternative to Lake Powell Pipeline

– By Amy Brunvand Alternative to Lake Powell Pipeline Washington County needs water, but not as much as Lake Powell Pipeline advocates claim. A 2015 audit of the Utah Division of W …

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Think

Don’t Get Me Started

Playing dirty with coal. —by John deJong You can forgive Utah’s citizens if we feel like we’ve been dry-gulched by the Coal Brothers and their hired guns. As Brian Maffly revealed …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Utah Legislature, 2016 Environmental Round Up

Environmental news from around the state and the West.—by Amy Brunvand Utah Legislature, 2016 Environmental Round Up The 2016 General Session of the Utah Legislature ended on March …

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Enjoy

Slightly Off Center

Can’t miss: “Next big things” that we didn’t really need. —by Dennis Hinkamp Other than the 15%-off breakfast specials, one of the few benefits of aging is perspective. Just like y …

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Cultivating Wisdom and Compassion

Visiting teacher addresses Buddhism and mental health.—by Cynthia Shumway On January 1, 2005, I went to my friend Blake Spalding’s house in Boulder, Utah. At the time, I had no ide …

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Garden

Garden Like a Boss

Creating beneficial insect habitat: Lacewings, lady bugs and mantis, oh my! —by James Loomis Now, this is not another article about bees, or any other pollinators for that matter. …

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Yoga

The disappearing art of mindful communication.—by Charlotte Bell In 1992, George H.W. Bush committed what was considered a fatal error during a debate with Bill Clinton and Ross Pe …

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Comings & Goings: Talisman Brewing Co.

– By Z. Smith Husband and wife team Dusty and Joann Williams recently opened Ogden’s newest craft-beer innovator, Talisman Brewing Co. Talisman offers high point craft beers rangin …

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The Awkward Conversation

Allow me to tell you a story, one that serves as an analogy for the awkward conversation that often ensues when a white person and a person of color discuss the topic of race and r …

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Racism and White Privilege

It’s time to talk.—by Anna Brower Last October, I had the honor of introducing Mychal Denzel Smith, the final presenter in The Nation Speakers’ Series at Salt Lake City Library. My …

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Invite Me In, Please?

A longtime real estate broker shares what she’s learned from working with stagers, cleaners and feng shui experts to make a house more hospitable.—by Babs De Lay I’m a person who c …

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Health

Can We Prevent Aging?

For most of us, that seems like a strange and perhaps unproductive question. Of course not, should be the obvious answer. Time goes on, we age along with every other living thing ( …

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Metaphors for the Month

Overcome unproductive patterns. —by Suzanne Wagner Osho Zen Tarot: New Vision, Totality, Letting Go Medicine Cards: Blank Shield, Snake Mayan Oracle: Harmonic Resonance, Eb Ancient …

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Green Jell-O for the Genius Loci

Can poetry save the Earth? Frankly, I think it’s a splendid idea. Lately I’ve spent quite a lot of time out in the streets trying to save the Earth,3 and it’s clear to me there has …

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The Urban Almanac

A monthly compendium of wisdom for the home, garden and natural world.—by Diane Olson APRIL 1 All Fools’ Day. In some French-speaking countries, this is April Fish Day, when people …

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2016 Planting Guide

Print-out and save! Our 2016 Planting Guide is here! Planting times, depths, spacing, first and last frost dates, and more! A comprensive CATALYST guide to getting your garden in g …

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