June 2016

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June 2016

Nature, Outdoor

So You Want to Learn to Fish

Friday nights when I was a kid, my dad and I would go out in the backyard, turn on the hose and flood a patch of lawn in the shade of the house. Hours later, we’d scan the ground w …

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Community Profiles, Culture

Kelm at the Helm

In the cockpit-like control room at the KRCL studio, Brian Kelm, surrounded by buttons, levers, microphones, screens, dials and wavering needles, is hard at work. It’s Monday night …

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Community Profiles, Garden, Nature

Gifts that Grew

What grows in your home or garden that came from somewhere else—not purchased, not even as a formal gift, but a garden-to-garden sharing, like sourdough starter? We asked a few of …

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Politics

Don’t Get Me Started: Lap Dancers

You say sugar daddy, I say sugar daddies. —by John deJong In the ever more interesting race for Utah’s governorship, Gary Herbert has labeled Republican primary opponent Jonathan J …

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Expand, Think

Slightly Off Center

How to Write Gooder I’ve no doubt had reader’s block, but I’ve seldom had writer’s block. As a friend reminded me, “Mec­hanics and plumbers can’t say they are blocked; they just do …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Save our vultures!

Shortly after Easter I was pleased to see the first turkey vultures of the year. Utah’s migratory vultures winter in Mexico and Central America. Vultures perform a critical ecosyst …

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vultures

Community, Connect, Culture, DIY, Enjoy, Live, Move

Shall We Dance?

A dress for dancing?—by Amy Brunvand Last month my mother made me a dress to wear for the Living Tra­di­tions Festival. Maybe you saw me dancing with Salt Lake Scandinavian Music …

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Community, Connect

The interns get their futures read, for CATALYST and beyond

(ZS) We are late. And it’s all my fault. “As the driver, it is important to balance scenery and timeliness. It’s a duty to the passengers,” I say to a worried Sophie Silverstone, o …

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Catalyst Interns

Food & Health

Yoga: Mindful Eating

A habit to savor. On every silent Insight Meditation retreat I’ve attended—at The Last Resort in Southern Utah, or at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California—meals ha …

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yogafood

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Metaphors for the Month

Intuitive patterns for the dynamic month of June. —by Suzanne Wagner Osho Zen Tarot: Ice-olation, Totality Medicine Cards: Weasel, Dog Mayan Oracle: Muluc, Chuen, Adven­turer’s Que …

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metaphor

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Urban Almanac

JUNE 1 Logan native and theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, known for his investigations into time, space and gravity—particularly his theory that wormholes could enable time travel— …

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Garden

Garden Like a Boss: A Mod Solution to a Modern Dilemma

I invite you to consider the following irony: Agri­cul­ture is the foundation of civilization. By cultivating plants and animals, we developed the means to grow our tribes into vil …

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Environmental Politics, Live, Nature, Think

Environews: Great Salt Lake Issues

The Great Salt Lake Issues Forum, held every other year by Friends of Great Salt Lake, brings together scientists, government agencies, business, recreation and conservation intere …

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Great Salt Lake

Think, Transportation

Environews: West Davis Corridor rejects Shared Solution

Well, at least we tried. The West Davis Corridor is a proposal for a freeway expansion that would slice through human communities and Great Salt Lake bird habitat at Farmington Bay …

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Shared Solution

Connect, Gender Equality

Comings & Goings: Women talk too much?

Have you ever heard that women talk more than men? It seems to be a commonly shared assumption, one meant to differentiate male and female characteristics, and, for us girls, it’s …

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Community

Comings & Goings: Utah arts get money!

This year, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is granting over $82.3 million to thousands of arts projects in all 50 U.S. states. Here in …

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Community, Politics

Comings & Goings: Change Leaders

The Change Leader Institute is a professional three-day development course, held twice annually, that equips arts and cultural leaders to deal with and facilitate organizational ch …

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Arts, Culture, Entertainment

Comings & Goings: Lights, camera, action

It’s time for filmmakers to pull out their best work and enter into the Open Screening Night competition hosted by VideoWest and the Salt Lake Film Society. This year’s theme is: t …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Lake Powell pipeline boondoggle exposed

In the case of the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline, the cost of continuing to squander water at current levels means a 500% increase in water rates for people in St. George, accordin …

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Lake Powell Pipeline

Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Bears Ears gains in public approval

The more Utah citizens learn about the proposal to designate a Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah, the more they seem to like the idea. Recent polling shows public appro …

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Bears Ears

Arts, Business, Community, Creativity, DIY, Education, Urban Planning

Comings & Goings: DesignArts Utah seeks

The Utah Division of Arts & Museums is calling all designers, architects, brand/ packaging, display, fashion, furniture, graphic, industrial, interior, lighting, theater, trans …

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Food & Health, Nature

Comings & Goings: What’s new at the Downtown Farmers Market

No More Plastic. We all know what a waste it is to use a bottle once and throw it out, yet how many of us do it? Now, the Downtown Farmers Market is living up to their own environm …

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Community, Health

Comings & Goings: Holistic Health Practi­tion­er Diploma Program at Healing Mountain

Much to current Healing Mountain Massage School students’ delight, Heal­ing Mountain Massage School (HMMS) rolled out a new 1,600-hour diploma program in April. The program emerged …

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Dining Out, Food & Health

Comings & Goings: Big O Doughnut shop opens on Broadway, a vegan doughnut shop

Come June 3, between The Green Ant and Copper Common, on 171 E. Broadway, vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters alike will find a new doughnut shop they all can enjoy. Jessica Curzo …

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vegan donuts

Community, Connect, Live, Nature

Environews: Help Get Red Rock Stories Off the ground

Torrey House Press is raising funds to publish a chapbook of stories about Utah’s public lands solicited from well-known regional writers. Copies of this book, Red Rock Stories, wi …

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Red Rock Stories Jeff Clay

Community, Connect, Education, Think

Environews: Terry Tempest Williams parts ways with U of U

Terry Tempest Williams, Utah’s best known environmental writer, left her faculty position in the University of Utah Environmental Humanities Program after what she called “painful …

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Terry Tempest Williams

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