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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Melissa Allison

It’s another sign of the fall, or what you might call the shoulder season. Park City Municipal will start new parking rates, as of Monday, for Main Street, Swede Alley and the China Bridge parking garage.

The seasonal rates begin Monday, October 1st and run until December 14th.

From Park City’s Transit Team, Robbie Smooth and the city’s Public Works Director, Blake Fonnesbeck, had details.

Park Silly Market

The Park Silly Market concluded its 12th season this past weekend. The organizers are happy to report their numbers are up, and this summer represented the first year in a three-year contract with Park City Municipal.

KPCW talked to Park Silly’s Executive Director Kate McChesney and Operations Director Michelle McDonald, who said their overall attendance was up 8%.

The market saw 193,000 people over 14 Sundays—an average of about 14,000.

They reported some other good numbers, including the number of attendees using alternate transit.

A former nurse with the Park City School District, Nicole Kennedy, scored a victory Wednesday in her lawsuit against the District.

In oral arguments, the District asked for the suit to be thrown out on Summary Judgment. Third District Court Judge Richard Mrasik denied that for three of the major claims from Kennedy. He did throw out two other claims.

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The topics for the Summit County Council during Wednesday’s regular meeting include trash, taxes and sage grouse.

First off on the council’s agenda, they will take a field trip to the Three Mile Canyon landfill early in the afternoon. County Manager Tom Fisher said that changes at the dump are a big part of the Solid Waste Master Plan.

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As part of their agenda on Wednesday, the Summit County Council will discuss an extension for Chalk Creek Road near Coalville—a route whose history goes back for decades.

The council meets at the Coalville Courthouse and will take up the topic of Chalk Creek Road at about 4:15.

County manager Tom Fisher explains at the council’s retreat last spring, a council member suggested extending Chalk Creek, running east from Coalville to meet up with the Mirror Lake Highway.

Among other incidents, the Summit County Sheriff’s department is reporting on two ambitious thieves striking stores at Kimball Junction—and a case of graffiti at one of the Junction’s newest buildings.

The department reported that a male suspect struck the State Liquor Store at Kimball Junction two days in a row last week.

On Monday the 17th, a suspect stole six bottles of champagne from the store. The next day, the same person walked out with four bottles of wine and beer.

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Now that the Summit County Council has enacted a Temporary Zoning Ordinance for e-scooters, and similar personal transit, we asked County Manager Tom Fisher what that means if someone tries to bring the scooters up to the Park City area.

Fisher said that in crafting legal guidelines, they have been guided by what’s happened in Salt Lake.


A Park City resident and Paralympian, Danelle Umsted, is making history on "Dancing With the Stars" this week, becoming its first visually-impaired contestant.

And locals are encouraged to support her with their votes.

We talked to Rob Umsted, Danelle's husband and her guide on the slopes. He said the show has considered her in past years, and finally invited her about a month ago.

He said it will be an interesting challenge both for Danelle and her dance partner, Artem Chigvintsev.

A new sport called "pickleball" is spreading like wildfire across the county, but it may be perceived as a rival for space on traditional tennis courts in the Snyderville Basin.

A group of about 15 Pickleball devotees visited the Summit County Council during Public Comment Wednesday.

County Council member Roger Armstrong said Pickleball is becoming a popular sport.

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Summit County has hired a new director for the Children’s Justice Center.

The county announced in a press statement Thursday that the new director is Christie Hind, who has lived in Park City with her family since 2016.