March 2014

 

 

BY Katherine Pioli

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March 1, 2014

Utah proves once again that, when it comes to food production, it’s a business-friendly state only for the largest and most industrial operations. Much of the problem seems to stem from gaps in food inspection laws. While the Utah Department of Food an …

BY Katherine Pioli

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March 1, 2014

One night in 1974, a young man named Demetrios Agathangelides, a Greek immigrant who had studied agriculture in his home country, sat down at his kitchen table in his adopted home of Logan, Utah and pulled out a package of seeds. A plant geneticist at …

BY John deJong

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March 1, 2014

Make “Count My Vote” count; also Parking, schmarking.—by John deJong   Parking downtown? Chances are, that’ll cost you Parking meter revenues in Salt Lake City are down. City leaders are dismayed that this cash cow has run dry. I’ve never understo …

BY Amy Brunvand

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March 1, 2014

Environment beware! Utah Legislature in session; Utah Congressional delegation still anti-environment; Sage Grouse Initiative; Uranium mining on Cedar Mesa?; A mystery; Utah bald eagles falling ill; Mountain Accord for the future of the Wasatch Range.— …

BY Dennis Hinkamp

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March 1, 2014

Thoughts on a birthday.—by Dennis Hinkamp Is it nature or nurture? The answer is definitely “yes.” I just calibrated another birthday. Yes, calibrated; you can’t really celebrate a number without calibrating it. That’s what all those actuarial tables a …

BY Staff

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March 1, 2014

A dead moose in March is an offering, a welcome feast.—by Tom Johnson She was beautiful in final repose. Moose are easy to see in snow country. First you see their posthole footprints going from forage shrub to forage shrub. Then you see them. Big blac …

BY Katherine Pioli

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March 1, 2014

Earth Goods closes; Sunny Strasburg returns; Congratulations to Pago & Liberty Heights Fresh; Dancehall reggae; Skis & cheese; Social investors show love; Chapul news; Dzogchen retreat; Tea House TEAramisu; Dippers & roasters of local choco …

BY Amy Brunvand

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March 1, 2014

Dance news for Spring.—by Amy Brunvand During the warm spell in Febru­ary I noticed snowdrops, crocuses and even one small, brave pansy blooming in south-facing gardens. My heart sinks a bit at the thought that the flowers are blooming much too early—a …

BY Pax Rasmussen

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March 1, 2014

News and ideas for a healthier, more sustainable future.—by Pax Rasmussen It’s a start SLC’s pilot mass-transportation program launched on March 1! The Hive Pass, the annual UTA transit pass exclusively for city residents, lets folk ride UTA buses and …

BY Charlotte Bell

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March 1, 2014

How to spread your wings.—by Charlotte Bell As gods go, Garuda is gargantuan. When he was first hatched from a giant egg, the half-man, half-eagle’s monstrous size so frightened the other Hindu gods that they implored him to shrink himself, which he ha …

BY Suzanne Wagner

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March 1, 2014

Say yes—let others bring their own gifts into your life.—by Suzanne Wagner Osho Zen Tarot: Participation, Completion, The RebelMedicine Cards: Wolf, Rabbit, ButterflyMayan Oracle: Men, New Myth, Language of LightAncient Egyptian Tarot: Ten of Swords, S …

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