June 2016

BY Benjamin Bombard

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June 3, 2016

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 with a flashlight looking for shiny, slithering earthworms to use as fish …

BY Katherine Pioli

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June 3, 2016

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 and the host of Red, White & Blues has five minutes left before he …

BY Staff

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June 3, 2016

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 our gardening friends. Here’s what they wrote. KEVIN & CELIA BELL – …

BY John deJong

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June 3, 2016

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 Johnson’s generous friend and boss Patrick Byrne a sugar daddy. Herbert w …

BY Dennis Hinkamp

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June 3, 2016

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 it.” Of course, I could retort that mechanics and plumbers charge $80/h …

BY Amy Brunvand

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June 3, 2016

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 ecosystem service by eating dead things, but a new study by University of Utah …

BY Amy Brunvand

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June 3, 2016

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 & Dance? We were that group of mostly middle-aged white people dancin …

BY Staff

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June 3, 2016

(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, or Mama Soph as she has been lovingly deemed. As is the case with many of …

BY Charlotte Bell

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June 3, 2016

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 have always been the most reliable source of daily pleasure. This is parti …

BY Suzanne Wagner

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June 3, 2016

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 Quest Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Four of Swords, Eight of Cups, Five of Wands …

BY Diane Olson

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June 3, 2016

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—was born this day in 1940. Cowriter of the original treatment for Inters …

BY James Loomis

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June 3, 2016

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 villages, villages into towns, and towns into cities. Historically, most of …

BY Staff

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June 5, 2016

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 not exactly a good thing. That story is just one of …

BY Amy Brunvand

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June 28, 2016

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 interests to discuss the complex environmental, social and political issues su …

BY Amy Brunvand

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June 28, 2016

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. The Shared Solution Coalition proposed a no-build option, but it has b …

BY Staff

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June 28, 2016

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 not exactly a good thing. That story is just one of many linguistic myth …

BY Staff

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June 28, 2016

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 Utah, 13 different organizations (Moab music festival, RDT, Sundance Ins …

BY Staff

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June 28, 2016

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 change and growth. Par­ticipants in the course are also supported with a s …

BY Staff

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June 28, 2016

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: the body is a temple. For an example of an excellent short documentary on …

BY Amy Brunvand

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June 28, 2016

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, according to an economic analysis. Implausibly, the Washington County Water Dist …

BY Amy Brunvand

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June 28, 2016

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 approval for the monument at 71%. However the mere idea has sent Utah legisla …

BY Staff

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June 28, 2016

The Utah Division of Arts & Museums is calling all designers, architects, brand/ packaging, display, fashion, furniture, graphic, industrial, interior, lighting, theater, transportation, web and other, to participate in the annual DesignArts Utah 2 …

BY Staff

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June 28, 2016

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 environmental mission and helping us do the same by no longer selling bottled wa …

BY Staff

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June 28, 2016

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 out of feedback from many students asking for a broader spectrum of tra …

BY Staff

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June 28, 2016

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 Curzon got the idea for Big O Doughnuts in March 2015, because Ally, one of h …

BY Amy Brunvand

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June 28, 2016

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, will be given to legislators and their staff in order to demonstrate suppo …

BY Amy Brunvand

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June 28, 2016

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 and humiliating” negotiations and a lack of transparency. In a resignati …