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Happy Thursday, neighbors! Here’s everything you need to know going on today.


First, today’s weather:

Another sunny day with milder temperatures. We should see a high of 62, and a low of 42.

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Here are the top three stories today in Salt Lake City:

  1. A Salt Lake City woman has died while on a private boating trip in the Grand Canyon after falling 20 feet off a cliff. Margaret Osswald is a graduate of the University of Utah SJ Quinney School of Law and was the assistant director of the Utah Division of Water Quality. She was on the sixth day of a boating excursion in the national park when the fall occurred near Ledges Camp along the Colorado River. She was pronounced dead at the scene and her friends were unable to revive her. (Salt Lake City Patch)
  2. A Salt Lake City man already on probation for an extensive criminal history faces new charges that include multiple instances of burglary at several locations throughout Salt Lake. Vladimir Kurdukov Munson has had six new charges levied against him, upping the total to 13 for breaking in and stealing from locations like Red Iguana 2, The Masonic Temple, and O.C. Tanner among others. Charges state Munson stole items such as iPads and laptops and broke a ticket booth machine at Abravanel Hall. (KSL.com)
  3. The Salt Lake City International Airport is one of Delta Airline’s major hubs in the United States, and because of that it will also be the location where Delta pilots will show up later this morning, in uniform, to picket against the airline. Their complaint? Being overworked due to Delta’s opening of more flights but with fewer pilots, leading to “no wiggle room for weather delays and operational strains,” according to a statement from the pilots’ union. (FOX 13 News Utah)

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Tonight in Salt Lake City:

  • Learn more about Jaclyn Wright’s High Visibility (Blaze Orange), with Utah Museum of Contemporary Art’s “Artists in Conversation: Jaclyn Wright,” a free talk by the artist in the UMOCA Auditorium. (7:00 PM)
  • Westminster College brings a Shakespearean comedy to the stage in As You Like It, tonight and through the weekend in the Jay W. Lees Courage theatre at the college’s Jewett Center for the Performing Arts. (7:30 PM)
  • Join Salt Lake Acting Company for a Utah premiere nearly 15 years in the making! A 2008 Tony Award and Drama Desk winner, Passing Strange is a poignant, one-of-a-kind storytelling experience. (7:30 PM)

From my notebook:

  • “If you’re looking to add a four-legged ball of love and affection to your life, you should check out these shelters in the Salt Lake City area for a pet you can adopt. With help from our friends at Petfinder, Patch has compiled this week’s list of animals available for adoption near you. Whether you’re looking for cuddles or companionship, one of these animals could be the perfect fit for your family.” (Salt Lake City Patch)
  • “Since the June 2021 project kickoff, the One U PeopleSoft Finance Transformation Project team has worked nonstop to engage dozens of main campus and University of Utah Health stakeholders in Phase 2 activities: discovery, scoping, and requirements-gathering.” Here’s what that means. (University of Utah Press Release)
  • “Congratulations to University of Utah mechanical engineering chair and professor, Bruce Gale, who was awarded the prestigious Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology from the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity. Gale will be recognized during the One Utah Summit May 10 in Salt Lake City by Utah Gov. Spencer Cox. His medal is one of 10 One Utah Summit Awards for 2022 that will be given and one of three Medals for Science and Technology.” (University of Utah Press Release)
  • Head up to the Cemetery to check out more blooming trees! These photos are of a Cornelian cherry, a species of dogwood typically found throughout Europe and Asia. This specific tree was planted by volunteers last fall to be part of the new Mark Smith Memorial Arboretum collection.” (Salt Lake City Public Lands)

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— Joseph Peterson

About me: Joseph is a writer and marketing communications strategist with a degree in Mass Communication and Public Relations from the University of Utah. He’s keen on city life, public libraries, national parks, and promoting events that build community.

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Salt Lake City Woman Dies After Falling 20 Feet At Grand Canyon