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Topic: Community

Slightly Off Center: Media Magic

There has been a lot of media about the media in the media lately. It is sort of like thinking about your brain: It’s an endless loop of logical labyrinth poop. If you can’t believ …

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Editor’s Notebook: February 2017

Fri, 1/20: Inauguration. I conjure appendicitis, resulting in emergency surgery. Good day for anaesthesia. Sat, 1/21: Big blizzard; 8,000 people march down Park City’s Main St. in …

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Seeing the World Whole

An all-Muslim Girl Scout troop examines the urban ecological framework of our city following the model of the renowned observer (and Girl Scout) Jane Jacobs. Scrolling through the …

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Briefly Noted

News around town. Farewell Toby Hemenway We were eager to tell you more about the Permaculture Design lecture and workshop we announced last month for February. Venerable instructo …

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Resilient living in Utah: Here’s the map

The Utah Resilience Map is an open-source mapping project  that connects various community-based groups and programs along the Wasatch Front. The project is the outgrowth of a glob …

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Environews: What to do…

Go outside. Reaffirm your values and remind yourself of what you are trying to protect. Identify citizen groups that are working on issues you care about. Become a member. Donate m …

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Best Loved Gifts

Sometimes, the best gifts are things that don’t cost anything, or have sentimental value well beyond the monetary value. In the spirit of this season, CATALYST staff and writers re …

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A New Life for the City Cemetery?

What to consider when a cemetary reaches capacity. It was late September, 1848, when George B. Wallace walked out of the new Mormon pioneer settlement of Salt Lake City, away from …

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Rivers Revisited

Seven Canyons Trust aims to bring daylight to Salt Lake City’s seven buried streams. In the spring of 2014, Professor Stephen Goldsmith, former Salt Lake City Planning Director, Ar …

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In Ecstasy We Have Come

A poet-teacher and his students visit the Bears Ears. This April, I joined a group of my students from Salt Lake City’s Rowland Hall Upper School on a camping trip to the proposed …

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