April 2017

On the Cover

BY Greta Belanger deJong

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April 7, 2017

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 culinary and seed garlic. The farm lies 50 miles north of Salt Lake City, no …

BY Katherine Pioli

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April 4, 2017

University of Utah alumna Ann Carlson makes a name for herself in the modern dance world and returns to SLC to work with Ririe-Woodbury choreographing. Let’s consider, for a moment, Ann Carlson—dancer, choreographer, performance artist—through her choi …

BY Staff

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April 1, 2017

This planting guide reflects some of the changes occurring in the modern garden. With the rise of raised beds, intensive planting, vertical gardening and no-till methods, planting charts of yesteryear are less useful. In this chart you’ll find these im …

BY Adele Flail

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April 1, 2017

Jung Society of Utah plays host to Lisa Williams, medium. Many young children talk to imaginary friends—but as a child, English-born medium Lisa Williams didn’t realize other children’s non-corporeal friends seldom talked back: “I assumed everyone saw …

BY mpasqual

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April 1, 2017

Pilar Pobil: Artist, immigrant, stroke victom, surviving Trump. The week after the presidential election, my mother went to the hospital with a terrible headache. She had a hemorrhage on the left side of her brain. As they were checking her in, she sai …

BY Adele Flail

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April 1, 2017

The Utah-based Association for the Tree of Life has a plan. As a progressive person living in This, Our Year of Regressive Politics, I’ve felt increasingly that I’m standing in the middle of a vast plain as fires spring up around me (DAPL! Planned Pare …

BY Valerie Litchfield

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April 1, 2017

Feng shui for your body, house and mind. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, health and well-being are rooted in seasonal changes. Early Taoism observed that yin and yang met at axis point in the center of a circle— symbolized by the merging of black (yin …


BY Elisabeth Luntz

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April 1, 2017

How town halls are conducted determines whether or not voices are heard. Jason Chaffetz’s rude awakening at his February town hall was an indication of the political climate in Utah and across the United States. Various organizations and individual peo …

BY John deJong

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March 31, 2017

Questionable legal advice from an infamous lawyer may have the Trump administration headed to court. When President Obama declared the Bears Ears National Monumant he hewed closely to the original intention of the Antiquities Act, passed 111 years ago, …

BY Sophie Silverstone

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April 3, 2017

Photo by Marie Planeille Two of Mali’s great musical forces are headed to Utah this spring: Grammy-award-winning Tuareg refugee rock and desert blues band Tinariwen and rock-reggae musician Vieux Farka Touré (son of legendary Malian blues musician, Ali …

BY Staff

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April 4, 2017

What’s new around town. New chiropractor   Dr. Scott Graziosa has always had a love for the mountains, which led him to Salt Lake City after high school. He held his professional electrician license in the state of Utah before finding his true pas …

BY Suzanne Wagner

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April 4, 2017

You cannot directly combat certain energies but you can take energy away from them so they become no longer effective. Osho Zen Tarot: Sorrow, Understanding, Projections Medicine Cards: Beaver Mayan Oracle: Oc, Ix, Transformer Ancient Egyptian Tarot: S …

BY Amy Brunvand

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April 4, 2017

The 2017 General Session of the Utah Legislature ended on March 9, 2017 with new laws that affect Utah’s environment. Some high and low lights: Water Alarmed by last summer’s toxic algae blooms, legislators passed HCR26 which supports restoration of Ut …

BY Dennis Hinkamp

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April 4, 2017

It’s a well-worn cliché that “if we can put a man on the moon, why can’t we [fill in the blank]?” It’s been more than 40 years since we put a man on the moon so then, maybe, if we could put a man on the moon we could come up with a new cliché. And, I m …

BY Amy Brunvand

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April 5, 2017

The Utah Rivers Council (URC) won a major victory, forcing the Utah Division of Water Resources to explain why the agency has been keeping data about Utah water use a secret. A 2015 legislative audit found that the Division didn’t know how much water U …

BY Amy Brunvand

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April 5, 2017

It was the last straw for Outdoor Retailers when Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed HCR11 asking the Trump administration to rescind Bears Ears National Monument. The OR organization has pulled its annual summer and winter trade shows from Salt Lake Cit …

BY Amy Brunvand

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April 5, 2017

Apparently, giving power to the people is not what Republicans mean by “local control.” Since the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages about 42% of Utah, it’s important for citizens to have a voice in public lands management. In order to address com …

BY James Loomis

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April 1, 2017

Lacewings, lady bugs and manits, oh my! Now, this is not another article about bees, or any other pollinators for that matter. Bees get entirely too much press when it comes to insects in the garden. Bless their little honeycrusted hearts, but there’s …

BY Amy Brunvand

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April 5, 2017

Thanks to a late-starting but snowy winter, Utah is free from drought conditions for the first time since 2011. It’s time to go boating and fishing! Now that we have all learned good water conservation habits, let’s do our part to keep water flowing fr …

BY Charlotte Bell

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April 1, 2017

Trees are our partners in keeping this living, breathing planet alive. We inhale the oxygen that trees exhale, and they inhale the carbon dioxide we exhale. We are inextricably tied together. Trees can also teach us about the importance of cultivating …

BY Amy Brunvand

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April 5, 2017

On his first day on the job, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke caved to pressure from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and overturned an Obama Administration policy banning lead ammunition. Lead is a neurotoxin that is a particular problem for vultures …

BY Amy Brunvand

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April 5, 2017

Most people think Bonanza Flats, the alpine area at the top of Guardsman Pass in the Wasatch Mountains, is part of the National Forest, but it’s actually an old mining claim—and it’s for sale. In November negotiations lapsed between owner Wells Fargo a …

BY Staff

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April 6, 2017

Dr. Scott Graziosa has always had a love for the mountains, which led him to Salt Lake City after high school. He held his professional electrician license in the state of Utah before finding his true passion for chiropractic work. He chose to change c …

BY Staff

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April 6, 2017

Third Sun, a SLC-based branding and web design company, is offering a qualified nonprofit a pro-bono sponsorship for services valued up to $10,000 through their new Design for Good Community Grant Program. Applications are being accepted March 15-April …

BY Staff

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April 6, 2017

Our country feels more divided than ever before. People increasingly feel their voices are being ignored. It seems we’ve collectively lost the ability to listen. The playwrights of Plan-B Theatre have come together to script a non-partisan evening of n …

BY Staff

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April 6, 2017

Last September, Lindsey Garden’s playground, in the historic Avenues, lost the city’s last merry-go-round, a piece of beloved equipment that had been in use in the park for over 50 years. Partially out of a sense of nostalgia, partially out of a frustr …

BY Staff

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April 6, 2017

At the southern edge of Zion National Park, a picturesque metal bridge in Rockville, Utah spans the Virgin River. Some have called her “Utah’s Iron Maiden” or “The Virgin’s Bow.” Others remember her as “The Green Bridge.” Most know her as the Historic …

BY Staff

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April 6, 2017

Catalyst communist and WCG Green Team Farm Director James Loomis will be traveling to the Caribbean this month as part of a US State Department funded farmer exchange program. Last fall, James hosted in Salt Lake Winston LaVille, an onion farmer from t …

BY Caitlin Hoffman

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April 6, 2017

Looking for a unique experience for your preschool- or kindergarten-aged child? Check out La Maison des Enfants–a French immersion program offered by the The University of Utah at the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex. Monika Jalil …

BY Jane Lyon

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April 6, 2017

It is year 2017, and an orange-skinned, reality television star has risen as ruler of the United States. The new Commander in Chief has all kinds of billionaire friends joining him in the White House. We’ve got Rex Tillerson (former dude running Exxon …

BY Staff

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April 6, 2017

KCPW has finished a nearly two-year project that strengthens its signal and increases its broadcast range at a consolidated frequency. This means more geographic coverage and a wider audience, at one spot on the radio dial: 88.3 FM. The site is located …

BY David Kranes

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April 7, 2017

Playwright on the prowl. I suppose I ought to come clean. Although I didn’t wiretap Donald Trump’s phones (I thought about it, but….), I did (and it wasn’t easy; I have to thank my lifelong fascination with Harry Houdini) infiltrate his town house in …