Topic: Community

A legacy worth keeping

Legacy Parkway residents are fighting to protect a cherished Utah roadway. In the face of opposing forces they’re not giving up. When North Salt Lake resident Angie Keeton recently …

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Reasons to love your library: Think of them as “resilience centers”

In his book Palaces for the People, sociologist Eric Klinenberg describes how a group of planners met to discuss ways to restore resiliency to 21st century cities. Someone proposed …

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Clear the Air Challenge Kick-Off

Clear the Air Challenge Kick-Off Friday January 12,  2019   Utah’s 10th annual Clear the Air Challenge is underway. The program was created as a method for businesses and indi …

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A day at the fair!

The CATALYST Clean Air Solutions Fair, January 19, was one of the most engaging yet. A huge thank you to all of our exhibitors, donors and volunteers (see next page). And thanks to …

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Caffe Ibis Opens Red Chair

The Red Chair, a project of Caffe Ibis Coffee Roasters, recently opened on the University of Utah’s campus. Located in the first-floor common area of the new Sorenson Arts & Ed …

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Slightly off season

Fall and winter travel is easier than ever, now that daylight saving time lasts longer than daylight losing time. Even after the great fall-back darkness descends, you can find ple …

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As the climate shifts…

Our city and county officials are gearing up for change. We can plainly to see that already climate changes are impact­ing our everyday lives in northern Utah. Over the past three …

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#MeToo musings & a feast

The #MeToo phenomenon has sparked a lot of intimate conversations around the country. Women of all ages are sharing stories with their friends—stories they may have never told anyo …

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Briefly Noted: August 2018

First Unitarian Church Sanctuary: Volunteers needed Vicky Chavez, mother of two, came to the U.S. form Honduras four years ago to escape domestic violence and to be with her family …

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Quirky, Quaint and Über-Local

Sugar House’s Wednesday farmers market comes of age at Fairmont Park. The first Sugar House Farmers Market opened eight years ago on Monument Plaza, next to the eyecatching Art Dec …

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Women of Wisdom: Sheriff Rosie Rivera

An innate passion for fairness and justice drives Salt Lake County’s Sheriff Rosie Rivera Earlier this year, CATALYST (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit) received a grant from the Utah Women’s …

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LGBTG green

Karren Fultz, sustainability director for the Utah Pride Festival, has a goal of making the Festival a zero waste event by 2020. Fultz volunteered to start a festival green team in …

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Bonanza offers a chance to escape the realities of daily life (and has options for a little bit softer landing when you return)

Perry Layne Decker Whether you’re ready for it or not, summer festival season is upon us and Utah’s fastest growing music festival, Bonanza Campout, is about to commence for its th …

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Breaking Barriers While Breaking Fast

Photo courtesy of Jenny Wilson and The Emerald Project The sun is completing its daily routine outside the window of Cedars of Lebanon, tucked in the middle of downtown Salt Lake. …

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Editor’s Notebook: June 2018

I first met Lynne Olson in 1990 when she came by the office with an idea for a story: Kids Organized to Protect the Environment (the KOPE Kids Club). We followed KOPE for several y …

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