November 2019

On the Cover

BY Brinley Froelich

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November 1, 2019

In 2011, I was halfway around the world in Japan teaching English at a preschool when Occupy Wall Street started gaining momentum. Despite the presence of my parents, I felt stuck in isolation hell. To help pass the time, I became obsessed with checkin …

BY Ashlynd Greenwood

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October 30, 2019

at 2030 Net Zero summit last month Love, says Jane Goodall, is “a very important component” of our quest to reverse climate change. “We tend to go along with our brains, and only when the head and heart are in harmony can we reach our true human potent …

BY Alison Einerson

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October 28, 2019

You can source many of your ingredients locally. Here’s how! Thanksgiving is the penultimate holiday for food-lovers, with some of the most lovingly prepared and thoughtful food you’ll eat all year. We shop and plan and prepare to make Thanksgiving spe …

BY Staff

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October 28, 2019

In Salt Lake City this month Friends are forged on the dark road heading out of town. And so we head there again, sojourning across the continent in the name of psychic sanity and spiritual resolve in these most troubled and troubling of times. These a …


BY Amy Brunvand

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November 5, 2019

Peekaboo slot canyon, Kanab – area claimed for mining Environmental damage caused by fracking in the Uinta Basin is spreading to Kane County where a company called Southern Red Sands is poised to strip-mine hundreds of thousands of acres of dunes for “ …

BY Amy Brunvand

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November 5, 2019

The baby California condor that hatched in Zion National Park this past spring has fledged! On September 25, bird watchers witnessed the chick’s ungraceful first flight and reported it to Park rangers. California Condors are an endangered species re-in …

BY Amy Brunvand

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November 6, 2019

Holladay is the latest Utah city with a goal to adopt 100% renewable energy by 2030. In this year’s general session the Utah Legislature passed the Community Renewable Energy Act which allows communities served by Rocky Mountain Power to create a renew …

BY Amy Brunvand

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November 6, 2019

A federal judge has ruled that lawsuits to restore the original boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments can go forward. In October the Trump administration filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuits, clai …

BY Amy Brunvand

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November 6, 2019

On September 10 the House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on Trump administration mismanagement of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) which oversees 22.8 million acres of public lands in Utah as well as 38.6 million acres of subsurface mine …

BY Amy Brunvand

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November 6, 2019

Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park, by Paxson Woelber The National Parks and Conservation Association names three Utah National Parks and Monuments among those most threatened by Trump administration fast-track drilling policies – Hovenweep Nationa …

BY Amy Brunvand

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November 6, 2019

** Nov. 18 update: The law was scrapped by the National Park Service one week before going into effect. ATV’s are still banned from National Parks.** The City of Moab, Town of Castle Valley and Grand County held an emergency meeting in October to oppos …

BY Amy Brunvand

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November 6, 2019

The Utah Division of Water Resources has withdrawn an application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the Lake Powell Pipeline, a multi-billion dollar project to suck water from the Colorado River system and send it to Saint George, …

BY Amy Brunvand

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November 1, 2019

Fundamentally, you need to make vehicles pollute less, make people drive less, or both. – Deb Niemeier Condor 1000 takes flight! The baby California condor that hatched in Zion National Park this past spring has fledged! On September 25, bird watchers …

BY Ashley Miller

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November 1, 2019

Passing an emissions test has been a requirement for registering a passenger car or truck in Salt Lake County since April 1, 1984. Nonetheless, pollution coming from the tailpipes of cars and trucks makes up roughly half of the air pollution in the Sal …

BY James Loomis

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October 28, 2019

Cultivating gardens while sowing the Seeds of Success In the summer of 2016, Wasatch Community Gardens launched an ambitious new pro­ject: to build and grow a 1.4-acre farm out of a weedy, trash-strewn lot that hadn’t seen human stewardship in almost t …

BY Carrie Black

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October 28, 2019

Is remembering enough? I see echoes. There is a line of demarcation in my life. There is a before, when the future occupied the bulk of the scenery and the past was, mostly, ignorable. And there is now, when all things are measured by their distance fr …

BY Charlotte Bell

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October 28, 2019

Mindfulness is trending these days. Since 2014, mindfulness has made the cover of TIME twice. The practice even has its very own magazine, Mindful, with articles touting the practice’s benefits, including stress management, trauma relief, alleviation o …

BY Ashlynd Greenwood

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October 30, 2019

at 2030 Net Zero summit last month Love, says Jane Goodall, is “a very important component” of our quest to reverse climate change. “We tend to go along with our brains, and only when the head and heart are in harmony can we reach our true human potent …

BY Dennis Hinkamp

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October 30, 2019

It is an old but pertinent joke. Why is there is a highway to hell, but a stairway to heaven? That should tell you something about music, life, the afterlife and the state of humor. If I can correctly recall my Catholic theology, “Limbo” would be a tre …

BY Suzanne Wagner

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October 30, 2019

Osho Zen Tarot:  Courage, Traveling, Exhaustion Medicine Cards: Crow, Whale, Deer Mayan Oracle: Rhythm, Etznab, Greater Cycles Ancient Egyptian Tarot: King of Cups, Three of Disks, Seven of Swords Aleister Crowley Deck: Hermit, The Hierophant, The Univ …

BY Greta Belanger deJong

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October 30, 2019

NOVEMBER 1  Average temps today: high 57º, low 38º. 18% chance of precipitation. Sunrise: 7:58am. Sunset: 6:24pm. NOVEMBER 2  Write a novel this month! Find tools, resources and support at www.nanowrimo.org/ NOVEMBER 3  Daylight Saving Time ended at 2a …

BY Emily Spacek

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October 30, 2019

On a recent drive to the Home Depot on 2100 South, a billboard with simple blocked letters caught my eye. “Fight Depression, KetamineSLC.com.” I had to look twice. Fight depression. Ketamine. These were three words I never would have imagined seeing to …