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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Summit County officials say that their Kimball Junction Circulator service has been a success, although it came under some crticisim last week. Rick Brough has more:


  A panel discussion on the proposed bond to buy out the Treasure Hill project brought out 60 people Tuesday evening. 

The panel addressed many of the frequently-asked-questions about the project and responded to comments from the audience. Rick Brough has more:

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The Summit Land Conservancy announced last week that they have completed the preservation of 20 acres along the Weber River in Oakley. That occurred with the city of Oakley buying the land from the conservancy, to keep it as open space in perpetuity. Rick Brough has more:

A local cab-company operator brought two complaints to the most recent meetings of the Summit County Council. Rick Brough has more:

The Summit County Council continues to grapple with the question of whether to implement two more transit sale tax increases. Council member Doug Clyde says it's a complicated subject, and there's a short time window to consider it. Rick Brough has more:

During the public comment time on Wednesday, the Summit County Council heard from three residents; all with different concerns about the county's trails or recreation plans in the basin. 

Primarily, they heard another appeal to create a safer crossing at the Blue Roof intersection on Highway 224. Rick Brough has more:

The Summit County Council drew a full house Wednesday night-- around 100 people-- to consider a road alignment that would link up lower Silver Creek to the Bitner Frontage road.

After the discussion, the council put off a decision to consider the issue further. Rick Brough has more:

Changes were announced Wednesday for the top jobs at two Summit County departments. the head of the Mountain Regional Water District is gone. and the county's lead dog catcher is moving over to another job. Rick Brough has more:

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The Summit County Council Wednesday continued to talk about possibly implementing two more transit sales taxes. In the end, the council's staff said they would recommend setting up the two new levies, as further steps toward their transportation goals. Rick Brough has more:

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  The Summit County Council did not decide about a road connection in Wednesday's meeting. The road is North of Interstate 80 from lower Silver Creek over to the Bitner frontage road.

The topic drew about 100 people filling up the council's meeting room. The county heard objections from a ranch-owning family with property nearby, as well as a fairly new neighborhood that said they will be badly impacted by one of the options. Others emphasized the focus should be on safety. Rick Brough has more: