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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Southern Utah University in Cedar City has spent $3.8 million to buy 10 new airplanes to try and lure students amid a pilot shortage. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Utah State University in Logan made a similar move as the schools are expecting a surge in aviation students with the increasing demand for pilot training. The trend is coming just as aircraft manufacturer Boeing predicts about 617,000 more commercial airline pilots will be needed by 2035.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City airport officials placed a brief ground hold on planes due to lightning and high wind conditions in the area on Saturday. The Deseret News reports flights coming in and out of the Salt Lake International Airport were delayed by about 30 minutes while the ground hold on aircrafts was in place. It was lifted around 9:15 p.m.
SNOWBIRD, Utah (AP) — A Utah man celebrated his 100th birthday by doing what he loves most: Skiing. Snowbird Ski Resort took advantage of lingering snow to groom a short run for George Jedenoff to cruise down Wednesday before he was given a cake and plaque with one of his favorite sayings: "Age is just a number." Jedenoff was joined by several longtime skiing friends, his children and grandchildren, who came to see him attach a "100+ Ski Club" patch to his jacket.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal prosecutors are about to try again to prove that four men should go to prison for stopping federal agents at gunpoint from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy's ranch in 2014. Jury selection begins Monday in Las Vegas for the retrial of four defendants whose cases weren't decided in April, when two other defendants were found guilty of some charges. Defense attorneys expect prosecutors will try to focus only on the armed confrontation, not on constitutional and land policy issues.
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