Topic: Community

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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Bee Fest

What’s happening at Bee Fest: A Celebration of Pollination! Raise your glass to pollinators, for they bring you your coffee, tea, tequila and cream (dairy cows eat  pollinated alfa …

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Youth Action: Collaboration, Innovation and Sustainability

The University of Utah’s Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund. About 150,000 honey bees living in a dozen hives call the University of Utah home. You’ll find them in the rooftop gard …

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2018 Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series Lineup

Summer is knocking at Salt Lake’s doorstep! The long awaited lineup for the 2018 Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series was recently announced. The beautiful, outdoor amphitheater …

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An Earth Day Event Compendium For 2018

The first observance of Earth Day in 1970 is often regarded as the beginning of the mainstream environmental movement, in which citizens and lawmakers took up issues of clean air a …

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On the Cover: March 2018

Muley Point, Bears Ears National Monument,” Ruby Pluhar. Ruby Pluhar’s work explores the human relationship to universal space. She has an interest in landscape, especially in loca …

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Slightly Off Center: Logan is Horribly Wonderful

For the most part, Logan is horribly average which is mostly good. People who have stayed here too long, present company included, like to find things to complain about, but that’s …

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A Defining Moment

In this era of white, homegrown terrorism, it’s time to step into the fray—that messy, alchemical place where hard conversations happen and new levels of action are executed. I am …

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2006 Revisited: Thoughts on Smokefree Clubs

Editor’s note: While browsing through old issues of CATALYST, we came upon this “About Town” piece from March of 2006. Staff millennials, foreign to the days of smokey bars, restau …

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Briefly Noted: March 2018

What’s new around town. SLC Qi Community Acupuncture moves SLC Qi Community Acupuncture has moved from its original 900 South location closer to downtown, occupying space in the Ut …

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On the Cover: February 2018

“Eternal Companion” by Lucia Heffernan. Anthropomorphism, a common theme in Lucia Heffernan’s work where she combines Trompe l’Oeil techniques and uses animals as characters, tells …

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Making Utah’s Electoral Districts Whole Again

Better Boundaries is the answer. It took over an hour for the crowd of 2,000 to get into the West High auditorium for Representative Chris Stewart’s first town meeting after last N …

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CATALYST’s Clean Air Solutions Fair

Did you know that at the rate we are tossing out garbage, our landfill will be full in 10 years? Lesha Earl, public education and outreach coordinator for the Trans-Jordan Landfill …

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