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.

Other features on Mr. Brough include:

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Summit County Democrats, gathered for last week's county convention, rallied around the candidates running for federal office. The contenders called for opposition to Utah Republicans and said they want to "de-Trumpify" the nation, as one candidate put it. Rick Brough has this report:

The Utah legislature recently defunded the LeRay McAllister Critical Land Conservation Fund, which has helped preserve open space in the state for 20 years. Wendy Fisher, executive director of Utah Open Lands, is not quite sure why this happened. Rick Brough has more on this:

So far, activity in the local real estate market is looking similar to 2017's action.  Rick Brough has more, from a conversation with Todd Anderson, president of the Park City Board of Realtors:

Summit County officials met this week with a restless crowd of nearly 60 people from the Garff Ranches area near Kamas.  Residents are angry and frustrated now that county says it won't grant building permits until road standards are retroactively enforced in this decades-old neighborhood.  Rick Brough has the story:

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Summit County hopes to open the new Kamas Services Building by the end of the month.  But Tom Fisher, county manager, says the project still has some snags to deal with, as we hear from Rick Brough:

The Summit County Attorney's office, aided by three outside law firms, have filed the first opioid lawsuit initiated by a county in Utah.  The 240-page complaint in the Third District Court alleges that a group of opioid manufacturers and distributors created the national crisis by the misinformation and false claims in their marketing, as Rick Brough explains:

Summit County's massive lawsuit, unveiled this week, has not yet defined the financial damages it is seeking against more than a dozen U.S. opioid manufacturers and distributors.  But at a press conference on Tuesday, attorneys for the county explained their strategy.  Rick Brough reports:

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On Monday, before Third District Court Judge Patrick Corum sentenced convicted murderer James Henfling to years in prison, the court heard emotional comments from friends and relatives of the victim, 37-year-old Jose Fernandez.  Rick Brough has the story:

By annexing 1,500 acres of land west of Interstate Highway 80 last week, the Coalville City Council took the first step toward considering the proposed Wohali development, where investors are proposing 500 high-end homes and a golf course.  Coalville Mayor Trevor Johnson says that the devil will be in the details, as Rick Brough reports:

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Although more and more young people in our area use electronic cigarettes, the Summit County Health Department wants them to know that vaping is not a safe alternative to tobacco, as Rick Brough tells us:

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