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 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.

A group has formed in opposition to the Park City School District's proposed $5 million bond. Two members of the "Citizens for Better Education" say the district shouldn't be spending money for non-essential wants and more time should be taken to consider budget questions. Rick Brough has more.

graphic by Monika Guendner / KPCW

In the latest development from the Park City Film Studios legal fight, the developer of the studio, Greg Ericksen, has filed a counterclaim and third-party complaint against its lender, Gary Crandall.

The new documents allege that Crandall engaged in a fraudulent scheme to obtain the movie studio property for a fraction of its value. Ericksen is asking for over $10 million in damages. Rick Brough has more.


Join KPCW's pop culture savant Rick Brough, as well as Friday Film Reviewers Barb Bretz, Mark Harrington and Linda Jager as they tackle the list of movies to catch on DVD, which Sundance films made it to the linelight and, of course, anticipation of the next Star Wars mvoie.