Utah Dine Bikeyah and Bears Ears- A 10 Year Healing Journey
Bears Ears National Monument was created by five Tribes and a nonprofit, Utah Diné Bikéyah.Gavin Noyes. Prayer and traditional religious beliefs were primary reasons Bears Ears was protected as a National Monument in 2016. This may sound strange, since spirituality might seem too far removed from policy making. However, this topic was more carefully studied by the Utah Diné Bikéyah (UDB) Board than any other topic. Board Members would inquire; “Did we ask the right permissions?” “What words were uttered, exactly?” “Were the proper dates selected?” “Were phases of the moon and star alignments considered?” “Which religious practitioners did we invite?” These questions were all taken into account. Everyone knew that Bears Ears is not a place where mistakes can be made or where the inexperienced or unsanctioned can lead prayers. Spiritually, the UDB house was in order.Read full story
Chettinad House Turns Up the 'Indian Heat' in Downtown SLC
Butter Chicken Curry (left), Vegetable Coconut Korma (right), rice and Garlic Naan served on the closed off public sidewalk on Main Street.Gavin Noyes. The Chettinad House opened last July in the space formerly occupied by the iconic Lamb’s Grill restaurant in downtown Salt Lake City. I am pleased to report it is serving some of the best Indian food in Utah. My dinner companion and I were pleasantly surprised by the flavors and vibrancy of the authentic dishes in our first post-Covid night out in the heart of downtown Salt Lake.Read full story
Utah Diné Bikéyah’s 7th Annual Bears Ears Summer Gathering
July 24th, 2021-A Virtual, Online Event. Note: 2021 Virtual event details have been updated as of 7/19/21 at 10 PM. Theme-Walking in Resilience- Language, Ké (Kinship), and Prayers.Read full story
Arlo Restaurant in SLC’s Sauciest Neighborhood- Capitol Hill
“Oh my gosh, it was so enjoyable to put something nice on and go out somewhere without the kids,” my wife told me when we got home. The pandemic has been hard on everyone, and if you are vaccinated, you should go out, see the world again and find out what has changed. Arlo Restaurant is a fine first choice. This restaurant opened during the pandemic last November, in the location where “Em’s Restaurant” used to be. The new owner named Milo was a chef at Em’s, and has made the place his own. He completed a beautiful remodel and is showcasing his skills with sauces and worldly farm fresh flavors.Read full story
Buzz, Buzz. Study Your Dictionaries Children, It’s Spelling Bee Time!
Spelling is the "bees knees." Get ready for the national championship, July 8th, 2021Gavin Noyes. (Salt Lake City, UT) I was not a strong reader at age 10. My parents were concerned by my lack of interest in books, but somehow, I got selected by my 5th grade teacher at Oakridge Elementary, Granite School District to compete in the elementary school-wide spelling bee. So, over the next 3-4 few weeks, I studied and memorized every word on the Scripp's “School Spelling Bee List.”Read full story
Used Electric Cars Are Super-Charged!
Niraj Choski published a great article in the New York Times on May 4th, 2021 titled “Buying an Electric Vehicle? Here is Some Advice.” This article covers the important aspects for first-time electric vehicle owners. This article provides additional information for those interested in the more affordable used electric vehicle market, which is not covered by Mr. Choski’s.Read full story