Western Voices

June 1, 2017 Comments (0) Big Posts, Features

By Eric Lombardo  J “I had a long career working in software and developing video games. But I always loved the outdoors, and a few years back I started getting involved in mountaineering. I’ve been up Makalu, Everest, a lot of the biggest. Those Himalayan expeditions were

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May 25, 2017

Green Speak: Decoding Farmers’ Market Lingo

By Leta Dickinson It isn’t easy being green: especially when you have to know

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May 19, 2017

Toby Keith was Wrong: Red Solo Cups are worse than...

By Luodan Rojas At nearly 3 a.m., the partygoers of Northwestern University are

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    May 25, 2017 Comments Off on Western Voices All Other Stories, Features, Uncategorized

    By Eric Lombardo “I’m retired now, but I used to work as a guide up in Alaska. My knees just can’t handle that kind of work anymore. When my kids get old enough, though, I take each one up here for a night camping on the snow. It’s hard to define what people who don’t …

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    May 19, 2017 Comments Off on Western Voices All Other Stories, Features

    By Eric Lombardo J “There is something healing about nature. Healing in an emotional, spiritual, and physical way. I am from Haiti and came here for work, and I’d never been hiking or felt that healing until I got to Utah. Now we try to go out here all the time.J He’s is helping me …

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    May 10, 2017 Comments Off on Western Voices All Other Stories, Features

    By Eric Lombardo  J “I have been thinking a lot about where success comes from. Is it the whole motivation and perspiration thing? Is it natural talent? More and more I think it’s about life experiences. Experiences you have in nature challenge you. Last week, I got a tip from a ranger about an unmarked

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    May 3, 2017 Comments Off on Western Voices All Other Stories, Features

    By Eric Lombardo J “I woke up this morning feeling a bit meh, and figured it was about time to get those nature antidepressants on. You know, coming from Oklahoma there’s not much out there. My first year here I realized how blessed I was, being able to wake up and come outside to this …

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  • Thousands Unite in Chicago’s 2017 People’s Climate March

    May 1, 2017 Comments Off on Thousands Unite in Chicago’s 2017 People’s Climate March All Other Stories, New Stories

    Over 2,000 people came out to the streets of downtown Chicago on Saturday to join the 2017 People’s Climate March, a nationwide movement that aimed to protest President Trump’s climate policies. Protesters with increasingly soggy signs and dripping ink gathered to listen to speakers and slowly marched towards the

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  • Earth Day March for Science Draws Crowd of 40,000 in Chicago

    April 28, 2017 Comments Off on Earth Day March for Science Draws Crowd of 40,000 in Chicago All Other Stories, Features, New Stories, Uncategorized, Video

    By Leta Dickinson j j j j j j j j j j j j j j j j More than 40,000 people made their way down Columbus Dr. in Chicago this past Saturday morning, April 22, in support of the national March for Science movement. But more than that, 40,000 scientists, students, teachers, parents, kids–just regular

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    April 26, 2017 Comments Off on Western Voices All Other Stories, Features

    By Eric Lombardo J “Sometimes I get into a grind where I’m just working a lot. As I get older, I get pulled more and more into it. There’s more responsibility with family and all. But I was out biking in the Wasatch the other day and started asking myself why I don’t do this …

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  • Endangered Animal Spotlight: Pangolin

    April 21, 2017 Comments Off on Endangered Animal Spotlight: Pangolin All Other Stories, Endangered Animal Spotlight

    By Annie Cebulski With their slender body and scales, some think pangolins are dragons. It is hard to believe that such a strange looking animal exists. But unlike dragons of myth, pangolins are real animal threatened by very real dangers. Pangolins, the only mammal to be covered in scales, are small creatures that

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