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Arts, Enjoy

Celebrate Womanhood at the Urban Arts Gallery

By Adelina Whitten, CATALYST intern An annual call for submissions leaves the Gateway’s Urban Arts Gallery with a diverse collection of art at the end of the year . Unsurprisingly, …

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Arts, Gatherings

On the cover

This month’s cover art is a family treasure. Pilar presented the original painting as a wedding present to CATALYST art director, Polly and her husband, Mark Mottonen. It was still …

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Culture, Garden, Live

Bee Fest: A celebration of pollination!

June 17-23 , 2019 is “Pollinator Week” and CATALYST leads the way with Bee Fest Saturday, June 15th, 9am – 2pm, at the Green Team Farm 622 W. 100 S. By now, you probably know we ne …

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Environmental Politics

Environews

Burr trail controversy resurfaces In April, the Bureau of Land Management allowed Garfield County to chip-seal 7.5 miles of a remote dirt road, reigniting a historic environmental …

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Environmental Politics, Health

Meet the dust doctor

Atmospheric scientist Kevin Perry knows what blows from the Great Salt Lake Last year I wrote about dust that often blows in from the southwest, plaguing areas of the Wasatch Front …

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Memoir, Transportation

Auto biography

Conversation is more important than steering the beast Two months after I stopped driving, I decided I wanted to be a Lyft driver. I had taken Lyft a number of times and encountere …

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DIY, Home

Building a dream

Straw bale construction is happening in Salt Lake City It’s snowing. I have clay plaster in my hair, down my shirt, and up my nose as well as on the bale wall in front of me. Even …

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Memior

Book Review– Seasons: Desert Sketches

by Ellen Meloy, Torry House Press If you take a raft trip through Desolation Canyon, chances are someone will bring along a copy of Ellen Meloy’s book Raven’s Exile: A Season on th …

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Garden

Beyond honey bees

A look at some of Utah’s native bees Bees are crucial to almost every meal you eat, and are hands down the most important pollinators in our ecosystem. But the rampant introduction …

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Arts, Community Profiles, Entertainment

Utah Arts Alliance’s Dreamscapes

Utah artists and volunteers practice recycling/repurposing for art’s sake Dreams rarely make sense. But frankly, reality doesn’t always make much sense either. The planet’s garbage …

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Environmental Politics, Nature, Think

A win for pollinators

Citizen action group does end-run around bureaucracy to change pesticide laws In their nearly 30 years of existence, neonicotinoids have become the most widely used insecticide in …

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Community, Food & Health

The little free pantry

You’ve seen the little lending libraries. Hopefully you’ve stopped at a few to browse the books available for the taking. Maybe you’ve even helped yourself to one or two. Couldn’t …

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Gender Equality

Celebrate women’s suffrage in Utah

The year 2020 will mark the 150th anniversary of Utah being the second U.S. territory to grant all women full voting rights. Wyoming granted women full voting rights the year prior …

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Nostalgia in a time of mindfulness

Nostalgia is a long soothing warm pool with a deep end full of non-vegan sharks. In fact, I think the sharks are paleo/keto and there is no lifeguard on duty. I feel the siren call …

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Spirituality & Mysticism

Metaphors for the month

Osho Zen Tarot: Trust, The Rebel, Compromise Medicine Cards: Porcupine Mayan Oracle: Universal Movement, Greater Cycles, Lamat Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Seven of Disks, The Hermit, J …

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