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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First Responders Recognized
2:38 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Park City Elks Club Awards First Responders

PCFD Chief Paul Hewitt, left, with Zane Thompson, recognized for exemplary work within the fire department.
Credit PCSD/Paul Hewitt

The Park City Elks Club handed out awards to local First Responders at its annual barbecue Saturday afternoon. The plaques were handed out even while firefighters and police were keeping an eye on the embers of the Rockport 5 fire. Rick Brough has more. 

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Traffic News
2:31 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Friday Afternoon Traffic Accident Send Two To Hospital

Credit Utah Department of Transportation

A single-vehicle truck-trailer accident held up traffic on U.S. 40 Friday afternoon. It sent both passengers to Salt Lake hospitals, one of those with critical injuries. Rick Brough has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
2:27 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Fire Aftermath

Credit PCFD/Paul Hewitt

The Rockport Fire was reported at 90% containment Monday morning. But even last week, at the height of the blaze, Summit County officials said they needed to think about the aftermath. Rick Brough has more.

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Construction
11:39 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Housing Construction Season In Park City

The numbers continue to be positive for construction activity in Park City. Rick Brough has more.

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Local News
11:34 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Summit County Use Of Bags

The Summit County Council Wednesday made some decisions involving county planning and tax refunds. But on one issue, they just sent a message, according to Council Chair Claudia McMullin. Rick Brough has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
6:34 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Prelude To A Fire Started Days Before

Small fires may have been a prelude to the Rockport fire (shown burning Wednesday).
Credit PCFD/Paul Hewitt

The blazed that started Tuesday in the Rockport Estates area is the worst fire that Summit County has seen in years. But Local Emergency personnel might understandably think that the opening act started this weekend.

In the prior days, the County's Fire Warden and firefighters have been busy responding to a rash of small fires in eastern Summit County - mostly lightning caused. Rick Brough has more.

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Local News
12:09 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Coalville Primary For Mayor

Besides Park City, the only other primary election contest in the county yesterday took place in Coalville, where six candidates vied to run for Mayor. 

The candidate with the most voites in that contest led the pack by nearly 100 votes. But the second-place finisher, and three other candidates, were separated from each other by razor-thin margins. Rick Brough has more.

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Local News
11:58 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Harlig Pleads Guilty

A Summit County resident, charged with organizing prostitution out of a local condo, has pled guilty to a third-degree felony. Rick Brough has more.

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Local News
11:55 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Tax Increases Back On The Agenda

Summit County's proposed tax increases for the Municipal Fund, and for Service Area #6 are going to a public hearing Wednesday night at the Coalville Courthouse. This comes about a year, after tax hikes for the same two funds were blocked by a citizen petition drive. Rick Brough has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
11:41 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Frustrated Resident Arrested After Running Barricade Second Time

The Promontory neighborhood looks clearer on Thursday morning, but evacuation orders are still in effect until at least 6PM Thursday.
Credit Rod Riley

A resident in the area ravaged by the Rockport 5 fire was arrested Wednesday for running through the evacuation barricade set up by Summit County Sheriff deputies.

Due to the fire near Wanship, portions of Promontory Ranch, Rockport Estates and Bridge Hollow have been evacuated and closed.

A press release from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office says that 74-year-old Robert Wiener was arrested after his second attempt to run the barricade.

Wiener first violated the closure Tuesday  night, and he was warned he would be arrested if he tried it again.

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