May 2019

April 29, 2019

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BY Graham Hancock

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April 30, 2019

What the prehistoric mounds and myths of North America have in common with Egypt’s pyramids – and together, the bigger story they tell Graham Hancock, the Indiana Jones of journalists, will be in Southern Utah this month to discuss his new book, AMERIC …


BY Amy Brunvand

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April 29, 2019

I’ve never forgotten that we write out of our grief for what we’re losing. We write out of our passion for what we love. We write out of our past and toward the future in the present. — Terry Tempest Williams   Great Old Broad strikes back Environ …

BY Adelina Whitten

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April 29, 2019

Salt Lake City explores and encourages organic methods for yard care Healthy lawns and weed-free gardens are a primary goal for many householders. However, these desires are often followed closely behind by chemical pesticides and fertilizers. While th …

BY Matthew Buxton

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April 29, 2019

Five basics to get you going In the still of early morning, even city dwellers can hear the dawn chorus—the singing of early birds—especially in the spring. If that sound has ever inspired you to learn more about its makers, now is a great time of year …

BY Jim Catano

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April 29, 2019

By creating a team of allies upfront, a presidential candidate can deliver substantive change, even before the election Javier Zarracina/Vox.com, Getty Images, Creative Commons We all remember the boast: “I’ve got the best people,” intoned candidate Tr …

BY James Loomis

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April 29, 2019

Freak explosion destroys infrastructure at the Green Team Farm Late Sunday night on March 24, the Wasatch Community Gardens’ Green Team Farm in downtown Salt Lake City suffered a catastrophic explosion and fire to the heart of their operation. The core …

BY Benjamin Bombard

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April 29, 2019

University of Utah students learn from composer Phillip Bimstein about the power of “radical quiet” On a chilly February afternoon, a crew of workmen yelled and their tools clanged at a worksite on the campus of the University of Utah. Heavy equipment …

BY Shannon Musgrave

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April 29, 2019

and for now, another perspective Theatre folk are often thought to be the cream of the progressive crop, and in many ways, that is true. Good theatre challenges norms, questions the status quo, and galvanizes change. Theatre people are in the business …

BY Kaleigh Stock

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April 29, 2019

Eleven affordable ways to make your wedding better for the environment Weddings create waste. A lot of waste. According to Yale graduate and environmental law expert Kate Harrison, each wedding in the U.S. creates about 400 lbs. of waste and 63 tons of …

BY Amy Brunvand

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April 29, 2019

Environmental activist Rose Chilcoat has filed a lawsuit against San Juan County, Utah for violating her civil rights. The lawsuit describes falsified charges of trespassing on Utah state trust lands (managed by SITLA) and “attempted wanton destruction …

BY Amy Brunvand

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April 29, 2019

The Trump administration is threatening to use “chaining” to clearcut native pinyon-juniper forests in thousands of acres of Grand Staircase National Monument. Chaining involves dragging a huge chain between two bulldozers in order to knock down trees. …

BY Amy Brunvand

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April 29, 2019

The three-member San Juan County Commission has voted to withdraw support for a 2017 Trump administration decision to shrink the size of Bears Ears National Monument. The Commission shifted from Republican to Democratic after a judge ordered the County …

BY Amy Brunvand

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April 29, 2019

A pair of endangered California condors is incubating an egg in their nest on Minotaur Tower in Zion National Park. The chick is expected to hatch in early May. Park biologists report that the mother is condor 409 and the father is condor 523, both cap …

BY Amy Brunvand

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April 29, 2019

The U.S. Congress has passed a bipartisan Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan to keep water levels from declining to critically low levels in Lake Powell and Lake Mead, but that doesn’t mean Utah plans to implement water conservation policies. In t …

BY Amy Brunvand

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April 29, 2019

In April, Salt Lake County Parks & Recreation hosted a series of open houses re. development of a Jordan River Water Trail. The project would create new boat access points and make existing boat access points safer and more functional for paddlers. …

BY Amy Brunvand

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April 29, 2019

Utah author Terry Tempest Williams has won the Los Angeles Times Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement by a writer whose work focuses on the American West. The initial award in 1980 went to none other than Wallace Stegner. Williams’ Refuge: An U …

BY Amy Brunvand

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April 29, 2019

“Recreation Challenges on Public lands” was the theme of the 24th annual Wallace Stegner Center Symposium held in March. Outdoor recreation constitutes two percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) and has become a primary use of public lands. H …

BY Amy Brunvand

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April 29, 2019

A team of researchers has constructed a county-level map that relates traffic-related air pollution to cases of childhood asthma in the United States. In Utah, the Wasatch Front is an asthma hot spot. Reducing pollutant levels could reduce childhood as …

BY Charlotte Bell

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April 30, 2019

The yoga of cultivating care I lived on the Big Island of Hawaii in 1990. During that year a longtime yoga teacher based in Seattle, Aadil Palkhivala, frequented the Big Island to teach workshops. I was fortunate to get to work with him a number of tim …

BY Dennis Hinkamp

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April 30, 2019

It’s forbidden-fruit-Genesis-level tempting to write about politics because that is where all the easy jokes are. On the other hand there isn’t much room for new satire because every crazy punch line/setup you could think of probably is actually happen …

BY Suzanne Wagner

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April 30, 2019

May 2019, a time to spring into action Osho Zen Tarot: Completion, Playfulness, No-thingness Medicine Cards: Turkey, Bear, Eagle Mayan Oracle: Caban, Universal Movement, Adventures Quest Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Tower, Hanged Man, 6 of Disks Aleister Cr …

BY Staff

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April 30, 2019

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond May 1  Average temps: high: 67ºF; low: 45ºF; 27% chance of precipitation (average 1.7”). Sunrise 6:26am, sunset 8:23pm. May 2  We’re all about planting lots of sweet alyssum—hardy i …