January 2017

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January 2017

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Briefly Noted

Enjoy, Entertainment

Sundance Film Festival: documentaries worth standing in line for

Dominant themes found this year in the 2017 Sundance Film Festival lineup bring us narratives of climate change, police misconduct and race. These films explore the plight of Syria …

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Connect, Entertainment

Sundance Film Festival: Films worth standing in line for

Geralyn’s Sundance cheat sheet. Dominant themes found this year in the 2017 Sundance Film Festival lineup bring us narratives of climate change, police misconduct and race. These f …

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Soil Sprouts

Growing soil sprouts runs counter to much of what I always held true about gardening in general. When I try to explain soil sprouts to my farming friends and gardening buddies, the …

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Health Notes: January 2017

I cherish the occasional crisp, bright blue and chilly days of January, between weeks of smog and inversion. These days are my beacon of hope for successful New Year’s Resolutions, …

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Metaphors for the Month: January 2017

Osho Zen Tarot: Rebirth, Comparison, Intensity Medicine Cards: Bear, Badger Mayan Oracle: Measure, Language of Light Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Seven of Disks, Princess of Cups, Stren …

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Healthy & Local: Oils, balms, butters and more

Rx for high desert winter-parched bodies. An organic, locally grown tomato is  good for our bodies and grows wealth in our community. And we can expand  that concept beyond the cul …

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Greening Higher Education

Tracking campus sustainability. If learners are to gain sustainability skills through tackling real-world problems, a good place to start would be in the places they are studying. …

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The Tibetan Eye Chart

These exercises make your eyes feel great. And maybe they even help! Centuries ago, Tibetan monks created an image to help improve the muscles in their eyes. Or so the story goes. …

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Culture, Enjoy, Live

2017: Year of the Fire Rooster

Use this energy to energize and organize, whatever your sign. Cock-a-doddle-doo, it’s time to rise and shine on the chilly midwinter morning of January 28, 2017 and welcome the ent …

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Community, Connect

Briefly Noted

News around town. Farewell Toby Hemenway We were eager to tell you more about the Permaculture Design lecture and workshop we announced last month for February. Venerable instructo …

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Community Profiles, Connect

In Memoriam: Homage to Cosmic creator Stephen Jones

At the beginning of the Summer of Love in 1967, word about a new Salt Lake City store started spreading via actual word of mouth—a common method of communication in those days. Whe …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: January 2017

Environmental news around the state and the West. Brownfields grant for Centro Civico Mexicano Environmental justice and social justice came together when the Centro Civico Mexican …

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Entertainment, Think

Slightly Off Center: Faking It

I’m not sure what to think of last month’s fake news scare, but I do know that 112% of people in over 53 states can’t recognize fake news. I don’t have any sources; everybody just …

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Community Profiles, Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Brownfields grant for Centro Civico Mexicano

Environmental justice and social justice came together when the Centro Civico Mexicano (CCM) on Salt Lake City’s west side received a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Pro …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Thumbs up for Moab Master Leasing Plan

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a new Moab Master Leasing Plan for about 785,567 acres of public land in Grand and San Juan counties which will help balance conservati …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: San Rafael Master Leasing Plan comments due Jan. 20

The San Rafael Swell is getting a new Master Leasing Plan, too. As part of the 2010 oil and gas leasing reform initiative, the BLM Price and Richfield field office seeks public com …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: San Rafael Swell: state park or wilderness?

Should the San Rafael Swell become a Utah State Park? In 2014 the State of Utah proposed a federal land trade to expand Goblin Valley State Park, but that idea fell though. Now the …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Utah’s newest National Monument: Bears Ears!

On December 28, 2016 (as we go to press) President Obama responded to a formal request from sovereign Native Anerican Tribes to use the Antiquities Act to declare a new Bears Ears …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Glen Canyon Dam: 20 more years

At the Colorado River Water Users Association meeting in Las Vegas, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell finalized a management plan for the Glen Canyon Dam over the next 20 years. The …

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Move, Yoga

Grounding Your Practice

In 1989, I went to Pune, India to study with Geeta and BKS Iyengar. A group of 30-some dedicated practitioners from around the U.S. joined senior teacher Mary Dunn for a three-week …

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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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Community Profiles, Connect, Dining Out, Eat

Briefly Noted: Sage’s Cafe returns to its downtown roots

Sage’s Cafe will open its doors this month on First South at the site of the former Canton Village. Sage’s was located on 900 South near the TRAX station for the past three years a …

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