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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Opposing lawyers went to Third District Court last week to argue a lawsuit that is still pending after four years - an outgrowth of a trial in 2011, when the then operator of the Canyons, American Skiing Company of Utah, won a massive jury award against Wolf Mountain, the principal owner there. Afterwards, ASCU attorneys filed suit, alleging that the principals of Wolf Mountain carried out an insider land sale to keep a subdivison property at Canyons out of the jury award,d After arguments last week, Judge Paige Petersen didn't make a decision, but a ruling is scheduled for this week.

Monika Guendner / KPCW

The management of KPCW has announced it's come to a landmark agreement with a Salt Lake media group. In exchange for KPCW moving one click away from its historic home on the FM dial, the station is acquiring an FM station in Salt Lake City as an asset, is improving its broadcast infrastructure and amping up its coverage.

One hundred years ago Thursday, Joe Hill was executed by a firing squad the the Utah State Prison. Commemorations were held for the legendary labor activist, who spent a short time in the Park City mines. Rick Brough has more.

The Utah State Tax Commission has issued a ruling overturning a Summit County tax assessment against Summit Water of more than $800,000. The ruling comes after a 15-year dispute between the county and private water company over property taxes on its water system. However, the Tax Commission did rule that the county could collect taxes for a five year period up to 2010 on equipment in Summit's water treatment plant near Jeremy Ranch. Rick Brough has more.

Snyderville Basin Planning Commissioners were enthusiastic Tuesday night, as they took a second look at Pace Meadows, a mixed commercial residential development along the Highway 40 frontage road. But they said they still need to get their arms around the applicants' rationale for up to 400,000 square feet of density. And they're concerned if the project will set a precedent. Rick Brough has more.

Voters in Tuesday's Park City Council races elected Andy Beerman to another term on the Council - and gave him the highest vote total - while they chose Nann Worel and Becca Gerber as new faces to join him at City Hall. Rick Brough has more. 

With all precincts in Summit County reporting, the results - with winners in bold - are listed below. Races too close to call are indicated with an asterisk. 

 Park City Council (3 seats open) 

As part of Tuesday's balloting, voters in four east-side cities in Summit County made their choices. Rick Brough has more.

More election results across the Wasatch Back. Oakley City Council, 4-year term  (3 seats open)

  • Lorrie J Hoggan - 151
  • Tom Smart - 183
  • Mont J Flygare  - 135
  • Joe B Frazier - 175

 Oakley City Council, 2-year term

The marketers for the Park City Film Studios are out looking for new clients - since it looks like the days are numbered for the ABC series "Blood and Oil" being produced at the new facility. Rick Brough has more.

Sheriff's Sales have been scheduled, in both Summit and Wasatch counties, when Wells Fargo Bank will foreclose on the properties of ten companies related to Talisker and Canadian businessman Jack Bistricer. The sales are scheduled on separate dates, but within the month. More than 2100 acres of land will be put up for bid in both counties. Rick Brough has more.

Headstones Stolen

Oct 19, 2015

Park City Police are investigating the theft of four markers from the Glenwood Cemetery. They were taken from infant graves that are nearly a century old. Rick Brough has more.

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