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 suspect has been arrested following a Monday morning shooting that left one man dead in Tremonton.
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An investigation into a possible homicide continues in Tremonton. A press release from local police outlines the details of a shooting early Monday morning.

Followers of the Kyle Burton Search Party Facebook group received a status update Monday. They wonder if the remains of a male body found near Providence Canyon could be Burtons.
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On Monday, UPR's Arden Ott reported on a possible connection between a body found Sunday in Cache Valley and a Wyoming man missing since November.

A northern Utah teenager who was shot by two Smithfield boys and left to die in a canal is representing crime victims during Utah's National Crime Victim’s Rights Week. Shooting victim Deserae Turner was featured during Sunday events, along with Utah Governor Gary Herbert who read and signed a proclamation for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 2018.

 

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper says he is lucky to be alive after being struck by a car during a snowstorm Sunday in Sardine Canyon near Wellsville.

A fire at a northern Utah automotive products plant has claimed the life of a Cache Valley man. Box Elder County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Dale Ward tells Utah Public Radio the man has been identified as 64-year-old Ronald Larsen of Cache Valley.

For the first time, students on the Utah State University Logan campus watched as a group of five Utah judges held court. Utah Supreme Court Justices heard arguments in two cases this week, under the direction of Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant.

A group of residents living in a community near southern Utah's Zion National Park are concerned about a proposed plan to pave and widen a local road. Washington County and Utah Department of Transportation officials are holding an information meeting about the plan on Friday and predict it will be greeted by protestors.

Congress has approved $150 million annual for type 1 diabetes research through the Special Diabetes Program.
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Advocates of research to treat and cure Type 1 Diabetes are meeting with members of Congress this week. A Utah mother from Riverton is in Washington, D.C. to share her 13-year-old son's story. While there, Stacey Warnick will encourage continued federal funding for programs that she hopes will lead to a cure of the metabolic disease.

Local lawmakers discuss funding for the homeless as they prepare for the final week of the session
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When Logan City Mayor Holly Daines first learned about House Bill 462 for homeless services she began researching how an annual tax for low-income or homeless programs would impact her city.

“We are watching that bill,” Daines said.

Republican Representative Steve Eliason is sponsoring the bill that would give the state the ability to tax cities that don’t have programs for their homeless population.

USDA recalls ground beef and pork potentially contaminated with E. coli.
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More than fourteen-thousand pounds of ground beef and pork products are being recalled.   U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the products may be contaminated with E. coli.

The Interstate Meat Distributors, Inc., of Clackamas, Oregon says the products subject to recall bear establishment number “965” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Oregon, Utah, and Washington state.

During the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Utah plays host to producers and directors from around the world. They come to promote international films to the U.S. consumer. UPR’s Kerry Bringhurst spent her time at the festival viewing international films and explains why the dark comedy Pity, that plays out like a Greek tragedy, captured her attention.

Community members and arts advocates in Utah are seeking signatures in support of a collection of Western art. The petition has been posted online by the Utah Cultural Alliance.

UPR's Kerry Bringhurst has been mingling among the attendees of the Sundance Film Festival who unknowingly become tools for marketing festival-sponsor products.

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Valuable paintings by Utah and Wyoming artists displayed throughout schools in the Logan School District could be sold next week.

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Utah lawmakers opened the 2018 legislative session Monday. All Things Considered host Shalayne Smith-Needham interviews UPR News Director Kerry Bringhurst during her coverage from the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City.

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Walk along main street in the historic mining town of Park City and you will see badges being worn and signs posted reminding festival goers to conduct themselves in ways that are respectful.

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Utah Republican Representative Ed Redd of Logan serves on the social services committee that approves job training  funding for individuals with disabilities. The lawmaker is meeting with clients and their families Tuesday to gather comments about federally driven changes to the state's employment training policy.

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While volunteering with Teach For America Jackson went from planning to be an attorney to writing a book about his experiences.

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Utah avalanche experts have released a video demonstrating the high risk dangers of recreating in the state's back countries.

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Authorities in northwestern Utah are preparing for a dive into the Great Salt Lake this weekend. They say they've found an object in the lake that could be a small plane that's been missing since late last month.

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The Utah Avalanche Center is expecting dangerous avalanche conditions in the mountains of northern and central Utah Tuesday and Wednesday.

"We are just kind of waiting for the storm to develop. It does look like it is going to be pretty productive,” said Toby Weed, employee for the Utah Avalanche Center. “We have issued an avalanche watch and we are going to up that to an avalanche warning tomorrow, we think.”

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Thomas S. Monson, the 16th president of the LDS Church, has died after nine years in office. He was 90.

Church spokesman Eric Hawkins says Monson died Tuesday night at his home in Salt Lake City.

January’s Utah legislative session will be the last for one northern Utah lawmaker. Republican Representative Ed Redd of Logan has announced he will not be seeking a fourth term.

Redd began serving in the Utah House of Representatives in 2013 and represents the fourth district. He is a member of the Health Reform Task Force and of the House Health and Human Services Committee. His assignments as a lawmaker also include serving on the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee.

Representatives from 11 Utah counties calling for state control of federal lands are not sure what to expect when President Donald Trump visits Utah on Monday. County commissioners who are members of FIRM, the Foundation for Integrated Resource Management, say at the very least Trump’s planned visit to the state demonstrates his support of residents living in rural Utah.

The cause of an early morning fire at a Logan home decorating store is being investigated. 

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