Topic: Community

Positivity: Good News During A Pandemic

The past few weeks have been difficult for a lot of us. I know that I can’t go more than five minutes without seeing the escalating turmoil caused by COVID-19, and with so many of …

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How to Politely Decline an Invitation to Gather During COVID-19 (Plus, a note on quarantine-friendly alternatives and Zoom etiquette)

Social etiquette in the days of the coronavirus pandemic is changing. No more handshakes, no more hugs, no more clinking glasses together during a group cheers. The new polite thin …

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Clean Air Solutions Fair 2020

Last grand gathering for a while. Saturday, March 7, 2020 seems like a dream, now. It was the day of our 7th Annual Clean Air Solutions Fair, held at The Gateway. We expected an ex …

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Now is a great time to do it.

Complete your 2020 Census The U.S. Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the country’s people, businesses and economy. The Census Bureau has the responsi …

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My Corona

Let Uncle Dennis tell you a bedtime fable. “Stop crying, Jimmy. I’ve done all the research and there is only a .001% chance of a monster coming out from under your bed to eat you; …

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Local businesses who are bending over backwards to stay open and need your patronage during social isolation

Owner Dean Pierose of Cucina Although it may feel like everything is closed after the March 18 earthquake and the COVID-19 pandemic, many local businesses are working hard to keep …

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Closed and cancelled

In an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus there has been a blitz of shutdowns both statewide and locally. Beginning at 11pm on Monday, restaurants and bars in Salt Lake Co …

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Citizen scientists take to the air

PurpleAir, AirU and the future of air quality monitoring. It’s the tail end of Utah’s inversion season—a time when one might assume winter’s passionate concern regarding air qualit …

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Utah Recycling Alliance

Businesses rewarded for implementing greener ways The Utah Recycling Alliance encompasses all the Rs—reducing, reusing, refurbishing, repurposing…and when all those avenues have …

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The Utah Farm and Food Conference

A cross-cultural gathering of growers, makers, purveyors and eaters Now in its fourth year, the Utah Farm and Food Conference returns to Cedar City to showcase an impressive array …

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Lives in the shadows

A conversation with Kip Yost Last summer, curious to learn more about Salt Lake’s new homeless resource shelters, I was reading everything I could find on the topic. Since the impl …

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Nature all around us

Getting to know our neighbors at the Natural History Museum of Utah The myths of human separateness are many and varied: Mankind is special—we are the only animal with a soul and e …

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Paradise vs. a parking lot

We often don’t know what we’ve got till it’s gone The history of Salt Lake City is one of self-reliance, community and agriculture. When the Mormon pioneers first arrived in the Sa …

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Where skiing, science and art intersect

Ski map artist James Niehues visits Salt Lake City Hand-painted ski map illustration has a narrow lineage that still triumphs over its digital competition. The majority of ski maps …

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The Trauma of Transformation: Paisley Rekdal’s “Nightingale”

Utah’s poet laureate reads poems next week in Salt Lake City. “Once, I was afraid of being changed. Now that is finished. The lynx has me in its eye, I am already diminished.” …

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