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Jay Meehan: Marching into the Mountains of Madness

March 19, 2019 — Say it ain't so! With all the problems in the world, you'd at least think we'd get a break from the selection committee for the 2019 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. But what are they smoking down there? My problem isn't that the West

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Cherniak: Retiring coal one kilowatt-hour at a time

March 19, 2019 — Beginning in 1960 and continuing until 2015, coal was the primary means of producing electricity within the continental U.S. Approximately 50 percent of our electricity was generated by coal-fired power plants. But according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, that percentage began to decline starting

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Teri Orr: My favorite person

March 15, 2019 — It starts with a mistake, or wrong-headed action, or judgment — or when my kids were teenagers — with the scrape on the side of the car. It starts with something gone kinda wrong. Wrong in a way you know in your heart was wrong

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Jay Meehan: Hey, St. Patrick, America has a snake problem

March 13, 2019 — "If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks." ~ Brendan Behan March is that time of year when I plug Irishness into most all my deductive thoughts. It just comes naturally. Like, if I'm up to my download port in raging

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Teri Orr: You know the signs…

March 8, 2019 — "The tulips are too excitable, it is winter here," I said in my head to no one and everyone around me. I have said this phrase so many winters in my adult life — when the tulips show up in the grocery store — months

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Jay Meehan: Go Big Easy or go home

March 6, 2019 — These days, Jay Meehan celebrates Mardi Gras not by catching throws, hitting Bourbon Street, or destroying a table of crawfish, but by mixing a Sazerac and pulling out a few good books at home.

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Tom Clyde: Stupid season at the Utah Legislature

March 3, 2019 — It’s “stupid season” on Capitol Hill as the Utah State Legislature winds down the 2019 session. That was quick.

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Teri Orr: (Un)natural disasters

March 1, 2019 — The shaking, then something like a thunder clap, a roar and finally the rushing sound made me freeze first and then move toward the noise. Something had happened inside my house. I left the car running in the garage as I timidly re-entered the laundry

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Jay Meehan: Border tag

February 27, 2019 — "I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me — and I'll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my

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Cherniak: Understanding the environmental impacts of the ‘over’ life

February 25, 2019 — On an average day, the planet's 7.7 billion humans consume vast amounts of fossil fuels. According to the International Energy Agency we process or burn the following: 100 million barrels of oil, 350 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 20 million tons of coal.

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Tom Clyde: A whole lot of snow

February 24, 2019 — I always think of Presidents Day as the midpoint of winter. It moves around the calendar a bit, and there is no firm beginning or end to winter, so it's an arbitrary measure. It's also when I generally can muster some of the extended family

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Teri Orr: The slant of the light…

February 22, 2019 — Shades of gray, Parades of days. … Those were the first two lines of a very sad song I wrote the winter I was 26. (Think Joni Mitchell meets Leonard Cohen with none of the depth or eloquence and all of the depressing notes.) I

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Amy Roberts: Remembering Wally Stuecken

February 20, 2019 — One of my favorite things about having a niece has been watching my parents embrace their role as grandparents. Their sternness I knew so intimately in my youth has softened. Behaviors they did not allow from me or my sisters, they now find amusing in

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Jay Meehan: The case for 2020 pessimism

February 20, 2019 — Even with a drove of exciting Democrats and an unpopular Trump going into 2020, Jay Meehan has seen this movie before.

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Tom Clyde: Parking lot culture

February 17, 2019 — The vibe around Deer Valley’s parking lots has gone sour.

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Teri Orr: Sacred messages amid the madness…

February 15, 2019 — Recognizing a big, yet obvious, first step in Congress.

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Tom Clyde: Park City’s powder day goop

February 9, 2019 — The return of winter in earnest has transformed Park City into an impenetrable powder fortress, writes Tom Clyde.

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Amy Roberts: The calm between Park City’s storms

February 7, 2019 — Living in a constantly transforming Park City is a matter of evolve or die. Well, maybe not die, but lulls in the busy season are a welcome respite.

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Jay Meehan: Sundance lovers and tree huggers

February 6, 2019 — It’s a wrap on Sundance as Jay Meehan runs down a trio of documentaries that made an impression.

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Tom Clyde: Roadside casualties on S.R. 248

February 5, 2019 — Thankfully, no one got to work butchering a roadkilled elk on S.R. 248 as buses of Sundance attendees rolled by.

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