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 voters in the 2014 general election selected a new County Attorney in former Third District Court Judge Robert Hilder. And the No. 2 man at the County Sheriff Department, Capt. Justin Martinez, won the election as the county's new top cop.

Two incumbent County Council members, David Ure and Chris Robinson, were also re-elected. But maybe the most dramatic contest of the night - which is still too close to call - is the County Auditor's race between Michael Howard and Gary Shumway.

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

  • David Brickey (R) incumbent, 3,496
  • Judge Robert Hilder (D), 4,197

 Summit County Sheriff

  • Justin Martinez (D), 6,544
  • Kris Hendricksen (R), 2,422

Park City School Board, District #5 (Summit Park, Timberline, Pinebrook)

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Republican candidate Gary Shumway says he should be the new Summit County Auditor because he is independent, honest, competent and has people skills. Rick Brough has more.

In local Summit County races, the focus of attention has often been the contests for County Council.

But campaign finance reports this week show little activity for Council seats D and E in 2014. In fact, more money is being thrown into some of the races for County Department heads. Rick Brough has more.

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The only official write-in candidate running in a County race this year, Walter Brock, is vying for the newly combined office of Summit County Recorder/Surveyor. Rick Brough has more.

Three races for the Utah Legislature affect Summit County. The campaign finance reports handed in by the candidates show some remarkable differences. Rick Brough has more.

Two of the most-watched local political contests this year are the races for Summit County Sheriff and County Attorney.

New campaign finance reports this week show incumbent County Attorney David Brickey outspending his challenger, former Third District Court Judge Robert Hilder.

Meanwhile, Sheriff candidate Justin Martinez is swamping his opponent Kris Henricksen in terms of money spent and raised. Rick Brough has more.

Evacuation Lifted

Oct 28, 2014

The Park City Police and Fire personnel have lifted the evacuation in buildings near Prospector Avenue and Gold Dust Lane, and normal traffic is being allowed. Roads were blocked earlier when a gas line rupture was reported on the south side of the road, caused by a landscaping project.

Captain Phil Kirk of the Park City Police Department said Questar has shut off the gas on the line, but repairs could take an indefinite amount of time.

Gas Leak In Prospector

Oct 28, 2014

Personnel from Questar have reportedly arrived on the scene in the Prospector area, where a rupture in a three-inch gas line was reported at about 12:40 PM on the south side of Prospector Avenue. Police Captain Phil Kirk reports that a landscaping project cause the leak.

Police have blocked traffic in the area. Kirk said that they have evacuated nearby buildings, including the New Claim Condos, Lifestyle Electronics and the Poison Creek Office Building. There were no injuries.

Kirk said he didn't anticipate the repairs would take long.

The Republican contender for Summit County Recorder, Vicki Richards, says she has the knowledge and experience for the job. She says she can lead a Recorder's office that can keep up, not catch catch up. Rick Brough has more.