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 Sundance Film Festival is adding a new event this year—a Community Bonfire, which will take place at the Flagpole Parking Lot, near the bottom of Swede Alley, on Thursday January 30th   

Tabitha Jackson, who is director of the documentary film program for the festival, said they wanted to celebrate the Utah community that comes together for Sundance.         

Director Benjamin Ree, joins KPCW's The Sundance Reel's John Burdick and Rick Brough about their film, The Painter and the Thief. The Painter and the Thief is in the World Cinema Documentary Competiton.

Directors Nicole Newnham & Jim LeBrecht talk about their film, Crip Camp, on KPCW's The Sundance Reel with Rick Brough and John Burdick. Crimp Camp is in the US Documentary Competition.

Writer & Director Amanda Kernell & Actor Ane Dahl Torp join KPCW's The Sundance Reel to discuss their film, Charter. Charter is in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.

Director Bao Nguyen talks with KPCW's The Sundance Reel's John Burdick and Rick Brough about his film Be Water. Be Water is in the US Documentary Competiton. 

Director Ramona S. Diaz and Journalist Maria Rees joins KPCW's The Sundance Reel to talk about their film A Thousand Cuts. A Thousand Cuts is in the US Documentary Competition.

In the final segment of Sundance on the Weekend for January 25th, Rick Brough and David D'Arcy talk with John Sloss of Cinetic, and Bob Berney of Picturehouse about the film industry. 

In this episode of KPCW's The Sundance Reel, Director Ron Howard talks with us about his upcoming film REBUILDING PARADISE, in the Documentary Premieres catagory at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. 

In this interview on The Sundance Reel Rick Brough and David D'Arcy speak with Director Marina Zenovich, LANCE. A Special Event in the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. 

In this episode of The Sundance Reel Rick Brough and David D'Arcy speak with Director David France  WELCOME TO CHECHNYAU.S. Documentary Comeptition entry into the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

In this episode of The Sundance Reel Rick Brough and Producer/Writer David D'Arcy talk film, Sundance, and storytelling with Director Alexander Nanua, COLLECTIVE. Spotlight entry in the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. 

Leslie Thatcher

Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson  joined three of his colleagues Jan. 22nd to choose a road alignment linking up lower Silver Creek to the Bitner Frontage Road.

Robinson said he was glad the decision was finally made, because the controversy has gone on way too long.

As we’ve reported, most of the County Council voted for the Church Street alignment, somewhat further up the hill from lower Silver Creek.    One dissenter, Council Member Doug Clyde, favored the Frontage Road alternative, which parallels Interstate 80.

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The Summit County Council has decided—by a 4 to 1 vote—on a connector road that will link Silver Creek to the Bitner Frontage Road.

Months of discussion and controversy left the council focused on two options.    On Wednesday they bypassed the so-called Frontage Road—which would have mostly paralleled Interstate 80—and instead chose an alignment, further north and up the hill, known as the Church Street option.

Summit County Manager Tom Fisher says that, at the end of the month, he will be hosting a public hearing on the Canyons’ proposed workforce-housing development in the Lower Village of the Resort.  

The employee housing, under the Canyons revised Specially Planned Area agreement, gets its final approval from the County Manager.

The Snyderville Planning Commission voted a recommendation for the plan January 14th.    The hearing before Fisher is January 31st.

The housing would be comprised of 169 units, or over 1150 pillows in six buildings and six townhomes.

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A Coalville citizens group seeking a referendum on the proposed Wohali development held a kick-off event January 20 at North Summit High School.

The group has a little less than five weeks to get 300 signatures, which would amount to 35 percent of the town’s registered voters.

The group “Coalville For Responsible Growth” drew an audience of 50 to 60 people.

The group is challenging the Wohali project, which is proposing some 700 residences and nightly rentals, plus a golf course,  to be located on over 1500 acres in the hills west of Interstate  80.