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.

Other features on Mr. Brough include:

Ways to Connect

UDOT

Summit County officials are still concerned over the impacts of the semi-truck parking lot being created by the state near the Bell’s station at Silver Creek Junction.

Council member Roger Armstrong reports that UDOT is pretty firm that the lot will be available in the winter, full-time, for truck traffic. He says he doesn’t know if there’s much the county can do about that.

During the comment time in county council’s meeting Wednesday, Armstrong reported on a meeting UDOT had with himself, council chair Kim Carson and county staffers.

Once again, it’s the time of year when locals are asked to donate their slightly-used clothing for the Winter Coat Drive, so that youths of all income levels can enjoy winter sports.

The coat drive is part of the Park City Christian Center Operation Hope. Pete Stoughten, from the Center, and Heather Sims, from the Youth Sports Alliance, visited KPCW to explain the purpose of the program, and to mention their other partners in the effort.

Summit County

The Snyderville Planning Commission Tuesday night did not make a decision about a proposal to allow a soccer arena and some other uses on a lot in Silver Creek.

However, a public hearing brought out about a dozen neighbors with concerns.

The applicant owns a parcel at 532 Westwood Road, and is asking for a building, of a little over 14,000 square feet, which would have a large soccer arena, some other space for pool or ping-pong, an apartment or living area, and a warm-up or storage space.

Summit County

In their regular meeting Wednesday, the major item for Summit County Council members is their introduction to the draft 2019 budget.

The council meets at the Coalville Courthouse and will take up the budget at about 4:30.

County manager Tom Fisher said the overall budget figure is $55.6 million. Their projected revenues are about $55.4 million so council has to address that gap, and other issues, in their meetings over the next two months.

Summit County

The Summit County Council is dropping one item from their agenda Wednesday—a field trip, but they have several other topics to keep them busy.

County manager Tom Fisher said the council was scheduled to take a tour of Chalk Creek Road at mid-day but canceled that due to weather and other reasons.

The council is considering whether to extend the paving on Chalk Creek to link up to the Mirror Lake Highway and create another tourist connection to the High Uintas.

Fisher said the idea is still on council’s radar, and they have funding available to begin a study.

Park City Rotary

Organizers are getting set to have over a thousand locals, lining up and down Main Street this Saturday, for the 3rd Annual Park City Shot Ski.

The event invites participants to line Main Street, holding hundreds of skis laid end to end, and take back a shot. It is both a friendly competition with Breckenridge, Colorado, which set a record last January for the number of participants, and a fundraiser for the Sunrise Rotary Club.

KPCW talked to organizers Jim Whitman and Connie Nelson. Whitman said the idea was spawned by one of the annual Park City Road Tours.

"Skip" Roberts

The Salt Lake County Attorney’s Office has formally filed charges against Assistant Park City Attorney Polly McLean and her husband Andrew, an extreme skier and outdoorsman, for absconding with hunting equipment.

The charging documents were filed on Monday against 57-year-old Andrew Fisher McLean and 49-year-old Polly B. McLean. They are both charged with one Count of Theft, a Class A Misdemeanor, and a Count of Criminal Mischief, a Class B Misdemeanor.

Summit County

The recurring debate about Recreation Facilities and Accessory Buildings in the Silver Creek neighborhood, is coming back to the Snyderville Planning Commission, as they look at a proposed soccer arena in their regular meeting set for Tuesday.

The Snyderville Commission meets on Tuesday, October 9th, 4:30 at the Sheldon Richins Building.

Park City Municipal

The annual Community Leadership Award, presented by the Park City Leadership Program, is going to local attorney, and former chairman of the Park City Planning Commission, Adam Strachan.

This is the 16th year for the award, which is given to individuals who make good things happen through sustained involvement, tireless commitment and insightful leadership.

In the press statement for the award, Leadership founder Myles Rademan noted that Adam’s family moved to Park City in the late 1980’s.

Kilby Road Update

Oct 5, 2018

Rainfall is replacing sunny weather, but Summit County is continuing the renovation projects on Kilby Road.

KPCW spoke to project manager John Angell, who said the county made progress Wednesday paving the widened bike lanes on Kilby.

“luckily yesterday it didn’t rain like they were planning. So, we got most of the bike asphalt widening done. Tomorrow we’ll probably come through and have a little bit of flagging going on while we shoulder that so there’s not a lip where the asphalt is at.”

Angell said at the moment, traffic delays are minimal.

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