April 2017

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April 2017

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Garden

The Education of Farmer Pete

A visit with Sandhill Farms’ Pete Rasmussen. Sandhill Farms is well-known among Salt Lake-area food lovers and growers. It is the source of over 30 varieties of hardy heirloom culi …

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Arts

Elizabeth, the Dance

University of Utah alumna Ann Carlson makes a name for herself in the modern dance world and returns to SLC to work with Ririe-Woodbury choreographing. Let’s consider, for a moment …

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Garden

Pull-Out Garden Guide 2017

This planting guide reflects some of the changes occurring in the modern garden. With the rise of raised beds, intensive planting, vertical gardening and no-till methods, planting …

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Intuitive Arts, Spirituality & Mysticism

A Woman with Spirit

Jung Society of Utah plays host to Lisa Williams, medium. Many young children talk to imaginary friends—but as a child, English-born medium Lisa Williams didn’t realize other child …

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Arts

You Can’t Kill Light

Pilar Pobil: Artist, immigrant, stroke victom, surviving Trump. The week after the presidential election, my mother went to the hospital with a terrible headache. She had a hemorrh …

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Environmental Politics

Phase Out Fossil Fuels NOW

The Utah-based Association for the Tree of Life has a plan. As a progressive person living in This, Our Year of Regressive Politics, I’ve felt increasingly that I’m standing in the …

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The Yin and Yang of Spring

Feng shui for your body, house and mind. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, health and well-being are rooted in seasonal changes. Early Taoism observed that yin and yang met at axis …

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Community

Town halls: Community forum or curated pep rallies?

How town halls are conducted determines whether or not voices are heard. Jason Chaffetz’s rude awakening at his February town hall was an indication of the political climate in Uta …

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Environmental Politics

Walking with John: Bears Ears Going to Court?

Questionable legal advice from an infamous lawyer may have the Trump administration headed to court. When President Obama declared the Bears Ears National Monumant he hewed closely …

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Arts, Culture, Enjoy

Sounds of Mali in Utah: Tinariwen and Vieux Fara Touré

Photo by Marie Planeille Two of Mali’s great musical forces are headed to Utah this spring: Grammy-award-winning Tuareg refugee rock and desert blues band Tinariwen and rock-reggae …

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Briefly Noted: April 2017

What’s new around town. New chiropractor   Dr. Scott Graziosa has always had a love for the mountains, which led him to Salt Lake City after high school. He held his professio …

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Metaphors for the Month: April 2017

You cannot directly combat certain energies but you can take energy away from them so they become no longer effective. Osho Zen Tarot: Sorrow, Understanding, Projections Medicine C …

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Utah Legislature Environmental Update

The 2017 General Session of the Utah Legislature ended on March 9, 2017 with new laws that affect Utah’s environment. Some high and low lights: Water Alarmed by last summer’s toxic …

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Entertainment, Think

Slightly Off Center: Man on the Moon

It’s a well-worn cliché that “if we can put a man on the moon, why can’t we [fill in the blank]?” It’s been more than 40 years since we put a man on the moon so then, maybe, if we …

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Environmental Politics, Urban Planning

Utah Rivers Council exposes secret water data

The Utah Rivers Council (URC) won a major victory, forcing the Utah Division of Water Resources to explain why the agency has been keeping data about Utah water use a secret. A 201 …

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Community, Environmental Politics, Outdoor

Herbert loses outdoor retailer show

It was the last straw for Outdoor Retailers when Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed HCR11 asking the Trump administration to rescind Bears Ears National Monument. The OR organizatio …

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Environmental Politics

U.S. Congress repeals BLM Planning 2.0

Apparently, giving power to the people is not what Republicans mean by “local control.” Since the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages about 42% of Utah, it’s important for citi …

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Environmental Politics

Utah drought ends!

Thanks to a late-starting but snowy winter, Utah is free from drought conditions for the first time since 2011. It’s time to go boating and fishing! Now that we have all learned go …

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Environmental Politics

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke votes for toxic lead bullets

On his first day on the job, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke caved to pressure from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and overturned an Obama Administration policy banning lead am …

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Community, Environmental Politics, Nature, Outdoor

Help save Bonanza Flats! $3 million needed by June 15

Most people think Bonanza Flats, the alpine area at the top of Guardsman Pass in the Wasatch Mountains, is part of the National Forest, but it’s actually an old mining claim—and it …

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Alternative Therapies, Community Profiles, Connect, Heal

New chiropractor

Dr. Scott Graziosa has always had a love for the mountains, which led him to Salt Lake City after high school. He held his professional electrician license in the state of Utah bef …

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Community Profiles, Connect

For a lucky nonprofit

Third Sun, a SLC-based branding and web design company, is offering a qualified nonprofit a pro-bono sponsorship for services valued up to $10,000 through their new Design for Good …

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Community Profiles, Connect, Culture, Enjoy, Entertainment

(in)Divisible

Our country feels more divided than ever before. People increasingly feel their voices are being ignored. It seems we’ve collectively lost the ability to listen. The playwrights of …

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Community Profiles, Connect, Urban Planning

Merry-go-round

Last September, Lindsey Garden’s playground, in the historic Avenues, lost the city’s last merry-go-round, a piece of beloved equipment that had been in use in the park for over 50 …

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Community Profiles, Connect, Gatherings, Live

Plein air artists unite to save a state treasure

At the southern edge of Zion National Park, a picturesque metal bridge in Rockville, Utah spans the Virgin River. Some have called her “Utah’s Iron Maiden” or “The Virgin’s Bow.” O …

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Community Profiles, Connect, Environmental Politics, Garden, Science, Think

Garden boss in Antigua

Catalyst communist and WCG Green Team Farm Director James Loomis will be traveling to the Caribbean this month as part of a US State Department funded farmer exchange program. Last …

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Community Profiles, Connect, Culture, Education

French immersion preschool & kindergarten

Looking for a unique experience for your preschool- or kindergarten-aged child? Check out La Maison des Enfants–a French immersion program offered by the The University of Utah at …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Hey millennials

It is year 2017, and an orange-skinned, reality television star has risen as ruler of the United States. The new Commander in Chief has all kinds of billionaire friends joining him …

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Community Profiles, Connect, Entertainment, Think

KCPW easier to locate

KCPW has finished a nearly two-year project that strengthens its signal and increases its broadcast range at a consolidated frequency. This means more geographic coverage and a wid …

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Arts

A Confession

Playwright on the prowl. I suppose I ought to come clean. Although I didn’t wiretap Donald Trump’s phones (I thought about it, but….), I did (and it wasn’t easy; I have to thank …

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