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:

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Originally aired on April 30, 2013.

Canyons Resort will commit to finishing its 18-hole golf course next year.    But the resort’s GM Mike Goar says they can’t finish in 2013, whether they’re looking at the existing plan, or a proposal to expand the course.   Rick Brough has more.

Ski Link On Hold

Jul 30, 2013

  Originally aired April 30, 2013.

With a new U.S. Congress convened, the Ski Link proposal to connect a gondola from Canyons Resort to Solitude is on hold for now. That's the word from Canyons General Manager Mike Goar. Rick Brough has the report.

Originally aired April 25, 2013.

The Summit County Attorney's office has reached a settlement with long-time area rancher Steve Osguthorpe on charges that he was responsible for two dog-bite incidents that took place in the fall of 2008 on trails in the Canyons Resort area.   The county and Osguthorpe signed onto a 'diversion agreement" which calls on the rancher to meet a couple of conditions.    But Osguthorpe still denies guilt in the agreement and vigorously rejects the county's allegations.    Rick Brough has more

Originally aired April 22, 2013.

The Summit County Council on April 17th voted to grant a Conditional Use Permit for the Silver Moose Bed and Breakfast--though the approval came with a long list of conditions. Meanwhile, the attorney for the business said he and his clients were pleased with the Council's decision. Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired April 22, 2013.

A Salt Lake nanny, who was arrested last year on charges that she harmed the infant twins of a Summit County couple, pled guilty on April 15th to two counts of child abuse. Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired on April 12, 2013.

Originally aired on April 11, 2013.

Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong is suggesting that the county should look again at the topic of dogs and the county leash law. In a brief discussion April 10th, Council members noted that the law is routinely ignored by dog owners, but they don't have the resources in Animal Control to vigorously enforce it. Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired April 11, 2013.

After years of discussion and debate, the East County Planning Commission has sent a positive recommendation for Indian Hollow, a 65-lot project located off Democrat Alley in the Kamas Valley.  Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired April 9, 2013.

State environmental officials say that western Summit County is seeing elevated levels of ozone--and the county could be designated as a problem area if federal pollution standards change.    But they told the Summit County Council Wednesday that there is no particular new law or program they can adopt as a cure.   Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired April 2, 2013.

Molly Blooms Pub and Restaurant at Kimball Junction has had its liquor license revoked by an order from the Utah Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission.   The Commission's ruling, which pulled the license as of March 27th, found the restaurant committed several violations by hosting a sexually-oriented male dance revue last fall.   The pub's attorney, though, says they plan to challenge the ruling with the Utah Court of Appeals.    Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired March 26, 2013.

The University of Utah's Video Game Design program has received a No. 1 national ranking from the Princeton Review.   The Parkite and computer science professor leading the program is Bob Kessler.  Rick Brough has more.

Don Sargent Resigns

Jul 29, 2013

Originally aired March 20. 2013.

Summit County's Community Development Director Don Sargent has resigned his position and will leave as of May 1st.  He told KPCW he's moving on for a variety of reasons, but said one major factor is that the sometimes-bruising politics of growth and development in the county have made him and his staff a constant target.    Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired March 2, 2013.

A forum held to examine the pros and cons of Ski Link filled up the pews Thursday nightat St. Luke's Episcopal Church.   It was the latest session hosted by the Project for a Deeper Understanding, along with St. Luke's and the Sunrise Rotary.   Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired March 12, 2013.

There are only a few days left in the Utah Legislature's session for 2013.  Bryan Schott, managing editor for "Utahpolicy.com", noted there are a lot of bills vying for approval, and time is running out to consider them.   Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired March 12, 2013.

Summit County Health Director Rich Bullough said a number of his programs will take a hit from sequestration, and other spending cuts in Washington. But he said by making some adjustments, and by continuing to be frugal, they can still provide services.  Rick Brough has more.

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