Rick Brough

Summit County Reporter

Known for getting all the facts right, as well as his distinctive sign-off, Rick covers Summit County meetings and issues. KPCW snagged him from The Park Record in the '80s, and he's been on air and covering the entire county ever since. He produces the Week In Review podcast, as well a heads the Friday Film Review team.

Rick is also a pop-culture savant (who would bury you in Trivial Pursuit), which makes him the perfect host for KPCW's weekend interview show of filmmakers, actors and critics during the Sundance Film Festival. Revealing his darker side, you can catch him every Friday afternoon with Randy Barton on The Local View discussing which celebrities passed on that week.

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The Mountain Trails Foundation has been taking care of the Park City Rail Trail for several years. But now Utah State Parks has awarded the contract to another entity, and Mountain Trails director Charlie Sturgis takes issue with that. Rick Brough has more.

For two years, 50 communities across the country competed for the Georgetown University Energy Prize, with a $5 million carrot offered to the location that could be number-one in energy efficiency. Now, says Park City's Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin, "there's something funky going on." The news that there's no cash prize after all has left communities disappointed and confused in a number of ways. Rick Brough has more.

Spurred this week by a citizen advocate from Jeremy Ranch, the Summit County Council will have some further discussions about a proposed I-80 noise wall near Jeremy. A work session on the sound wall will be held Monday, November 20 at the Richins Building from 4-6pm. Rick Brough has more.

In less than a month, the Summit County Council will hold public hearings and will vote on a 2018 budget. That could include a property tax increase. Council member Kim Carson says that she hasn't heard much criticism of the tax hike so far. Rick Brough has more.

For 30 years, longtime resident Carly Bennett Stenmark has observed Park City and its residents from the view of a chair in a beauty salon. She has put her experiences into a book, More Than a Manicure: The Nail File. Rick Brough has more.

A vegan advocacy group, Sage Mountain, is asking people to consider taking turkey or ham off their dinner plate for Thanksgiving and the holiday season. Rick Brough has more.

Local organizers involved with the Georgetown University Energy Contest are chagrined that there is no cash prize at the end of the rainbow. But they think the effort was still worthwhile in the long run, since it has fostered activities and education in Park City and Summit County that focus on energy efficiency and reduction. Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Council voted in favor of a horse-boarding business near Old Ranch Road and upheld the approval the facility got from Snyderville Planning Commission two months ago. The council's vote turned down an appeal filed by a group of neighbors. Rick Brough has more.

Members of the Snyderville Planning Commission said they still have issue with the plan by Mountainlands Housing Trust to place affordable housing in Silver Creek Village. Their concerns are that the units are too segregated, but told Mountainlands director Scott Loomis that they want to work on a compromise. They said it's up to Loomis to pursue that route -- or to ask for an amendment to the Development Approval for the Village. Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Council heard, again, from a Jeremy Ranch resident who says his group strongly opposes a noise-buffering wall along Interstate 80. In response, the Council is considering putting the item on the agenda for a special meeting they're having on Monday. Rick Brough has more.

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