Kerry Bringhurst

News Director | Host, Morning Edition

At 14-years-old, Kerry began working as a reporter for KVEL “The Hot One” in Vernal, Utah.  Her radio news interests led her to Logan where she became news director for KBLQ while attending Utah State University.  She graduated USU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and spent the next few years working for Utah Public Radio.  Leaving UPR in 1993 she spent the next 14 years as the full time mother of four boys before returning in 2007.  Kerry and her husband Boyd reside in Nibley.

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A utility vehicle accident has claimed the life of a Cache County Sheriff's officer.  Lt. Brian Locke was found Saturday evening in the Paradise Dry Canyon area.

During a recent installment of the UPR original series Diagnosed, we discussed the Utah Medical Cannabis Act.  As the series continues we learn about a social media campaign being used to help educate the public about the benefits of medical cannabis for treating individuals with disabilities. 

Mary Heers

Residents in Cache and Box Elder counties saw skies darken Monday night. Winds sent smoke from two prescribed burns east. In Mendon ash from burning brush and invasive phragmites fell throughout the evening.

An environmental analysis of the Lake Powell Pipeline has resumed. The Utah Division of Water Resources learned last week that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, will not provide all of the permits needed to construct the pipeline, but will continue to oversee environmental assessments.

After knocking on the door of Fred Rogers’ television neighborhood home more than one thousand times, actor David Newell now spends his time traveling to communities promoting the benefits of public television. His Mr. McFeely character tagline of “Speedy Delivery” is said as much today as it was 50 years ago when the Mr. Rogers Neighborhood series began.

When Megan Bohman learned that her neighbors and friends in Brigham City were dying from opioid misuse and abuse she decided as a health education specialists for the Bear River Health Department that something needed to be done. So she applied for a grant and went to work.

Utah State University Police and Logan City emergency crews join Cache County EMT and SWAT teams for campu shooter training
Donna Barry / USU Media Relations

Utah State University held an active shooter training Wednesday to prepare emergency crews, coordinate, compare notes, and plan for what they hope will never happen in their campus community.

Utah Governor Gary Herbert says he will vote against a marijuana proposition
KUED

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he wants lawmakers to take action on medical marijuana regardless of whether a November ballot initiative to legalize it passes.

A fire burning on the Cache/Weber county lines has forced the closure of Pineview Reservoir and the evacuation of Powder Mountain Resort. The Avon Fire began Thursday and has burned 2,000 acres.

FEMA warns Utah residents to prepare for seasonal rains showers that could flood roadways and homes
Saint George News

Representatives from a federal agency overseeing flood insurance payouts is warning Utah residents to prepare now for potentially heavy seasonal rain storms. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is hoping to help homeowners avoid problems that happen when weather patterns are unpredictable.  

Utah voters will decide if lawmakers should increase the state gas tax to fund education
Our Schools Now

In November Utah voters will be given an opportunity to ask lawmakers to consider increasing the state gasoline tax. A group supporting Question 1, an opinion question, is releasing a statewide campaign to convince voters that it is a good idea to pay more at the pump as an indirect way of paying to improve Utah schools.

A national organization that promotes cancer awareness and research says a recently released state-by-state report shows Utah can improve tobacco control efforts to save lives and money. 

Box Elder County Scuba and Search and Rescue were called out Monday night to help find a missing 16-month-old.

Box Elder County Sherriff Chief Deputy Dale Ward says the call to help locate the missing boy came in around 9:00 p.m. After searching an irrigation canal in Thatcher, west of Tremonton, the child's body was found 45 minutes later in a body of water near the child's home. Ward says it appears the child drown.

The name of the child has not been released. 

U.S Rep. Rob Bishop is scheduled to hold a series of town hall meetings this week. The meetings will be held Tuesday in Vernal, Wednesday in North Logan and Thursday in both Morgan and South Weber.

Cache County Sheriff Dept.

A K-9 partner with the Cache County Sheriff’s Office has died. This is the second local K-9 officer to have died in less than a year. The officer’s name was Storm, a 2-year-old Malinois who joined the sheriffs’ K-9 team last year, around the time another K-9 team member, Endy, passed away.

The Aerospace Corporation has released a plan for spacecraft developers to reduce launching costs of smallsats
The Aerospsace Corporation

Being able to launch a small satellite payload into space is one of the biggest obstacles for government, commercial and research institutions. Smallsat industry experts expect as many as 20,000 small satellites to be launched over the next 10 years. 

Adaptive transportation and equipment gear allow clients with the National Ability Center to access some of Utah's most scenic public lands
NAC

In 1990 the federal government passed the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, outlining public building access policy to assist people with disabilities, but the ADA does not apply to federal lands including those managed by the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the National Parks Service. 

run2heal

An extreme athlete running cross-country was forced to change his route to avoid a Utah wildfire. Christian Griffith is an ultra-endurance sports enthusiast whose crossing country run for a cause had him scheduled to travel through the state when the fire broke out earlier this month.

Diagnosed is defined as having the nature of an illness or other problem identified by examination of the symptoms - it's also the title of Utah Public Radio's yearlong healthcare series. 

Battling Utah's Dollar Ridge Wildfire is costing the state nearly $1 million daily.
Utah Wildfire Info.

The first of two private meetings with owners of property in the Dollar Ridge Wildfire area was held in Fruitland Tuesday morning. Home and seasonal cabin owners in Duchesne and Wasatch Counties learn today whether or not their property was destroyed.

Parkland Shooting Survivors To Speak In Salt Lake City

Jul 10, 2018

Story updated Friday, July 13, 2018

Survivors of a February Florida high school shooting massacre have secured a new venue for their planned Utah gun reform town hall after a suburban movie theater revoked its earlier offer.

Cache County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public to contact them with information about possible cases of sexual assault after arresting Brevan Baugh.
Cache County Sheriff

The Cache County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information as part of an investigation into possible incidents of sexual abuse involving a Cache County man.

Lt. Brian Locke says 41-year-old Brevan Baugh was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree aggravated sexual abuse of a child Thursday, July 5. Baugh was booked into the Cache County Jail but has since posted the $40,000 bail.

The sheriff’s department believes there may be other victims and is asking anyone with information to contact their office, (435) 755-1000

Mitt Romney defeated opponent Mike Kennedy to win the Utah GOP primary race Tuesday.  Romey will face Democrat Jenny Wilson in November’s general election to fill the seat of retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch.

There were two primary races for seats in Congress. In the U.S. Congressional District 3 race, Christopher N. Herrod conceded to John Curtis in the Republican primary. Curtis received 74.35 percent of the vote.

Lee  Castillo will represent the Democratic Party in the U.S. Congressional District 1 race against Republican incumbent Rob Bishop.  

U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney defended himself at a debate Tuesday from attacks on his status as a recent Utah transplant who has previously criticized President Donald Trump.

Earlier this month the Federal Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner, Brenda Burman, called on western states to work together on long-term solutions to address water shortages on the Colorado River.

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