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 East Side Planning Commission voted 4 to 3 to recommend amendments to the Planning Code.  The changes now go to the county council, and the debate between citizens will likely continue there.   The differing positions were heard at last Thursday's East Side Commission meeting, which drew about 80 people.  KPCW's Rick Brough has the story.  

Here is a link to the proposed changes to the Eastern Summit County Development Code & Zoning Map.

Monika Guendner / KPCW

Deadpool has shaken up the box office and given a new twist to Marvel comic book movies. Rick Brough has this week's Friday Film Review.

Rick Bowmer

Former Olympic Champion Picabo Street is scheduled to to to a one-day trial May 3rd, before a Justice Court Judge, to defend herself against assault and domestic violence charges. Street appeared with her defense attorney, Joe Wrona, at a pre-trial hearing Tuesday. Rick Brough was there and has this report.

The defense attorney for former Olympic athelete Picabo Street says he and his client will vigorously fight the domestic violence charges filed against her earlier this year and will plead self-defense.   Local attorney Joe Wrona says the charges against Street never should have been brought by the Summit County Attorney's Office. And he said they have zero interest in a plea bargain with the county.  Rick Brough has more:

The Snyderville Basin Planning Commission Tuesday night looked at the proposal for a second building in the Boyer Tech Park, but told the applicants that the project certainly isn't ready for a recommendation, given a multitude of unresolved issues. Rick Brough has more.

Summit County Sherriff's Office

Former Ecker Hill music teacher Derek Spitzer made his first court appearance Monday morning on charges he tried to have a sexual relationship with a student. Rick Brough has more.

The Sundance Reel - Sunday, January 24, 2016

Jan 24, 2016
Monika Guendner / KPCW

Sundance on the Weekend continues with Rick Brough and special guest host Stacy Dymalski. Today's show is a special extended show with bonus interviews.

Summit County

The battle over helicopter shuttles to the Sundance Film Festival is over. Summit County announced Saturday afternoon that Uber and other helicopter services have agreed there will be no more flights, without obtaining the necessary land-use approvals. Rick Brough has more.

Renai Bodley / KPCW

UPDATE 2:34 PM  

The following statement was issued by Summit County:

Agreement Reached to Stop Flights

Summit County and helicopter companies come to an agreement to halt operations.

As of 1:00 PM, the helicopter companies agreed to stop operating. There will be no more flights in connection with Sundance and without obtaining the necessary land use approvals.

The Sundance Reel - Saturday, January 23, 2016

Jan 23, 2016
Monika Guendner / KPCW


KPCW's year-round movie buff and Friday Film Review host talks film, Sundance and storytelling during the first weekend of the Sundance Film Festival. Joined by co-hosts in the film industry.

Sundance on the Weekend with Rick Brough and special guest  host David D'Arcy.