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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Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who have family serving in Russia are trying to adjust to a new law that limits their sons and daughters from sharing their religious beliefs.

While digging up fossils millions of years old, paleontologists Benjamin Burger and LeaAnn Jones discovered they wanted a future together. During an interview at the StoryCorps booth in Vernal, the couple shared some of their favorite finds.

Cache Chamber of Commerce

Community branding experts from Roger Brooks International are in Logan this week. Julie Hollist-Terrill of the Cache Valley Visitors Bureau said Brooks representatives are secretly shopping downtown businesses.

Cache County Sheriff's Department

 A partnership between Utah’s Cache County Sheriff’s Office and Idaho’s Franklin County Sheriff’s Office means an increase in the number of out-of-state inmates being housed in the Northern Utah jail.

The contract provides a way for inmates to be transported 27 miles from Preston, Idaho and across state lines to Utah’s Cache County where Idaho inmates will be incarcerated.

Two Cache County Republican officials quit their positions this week as a protest of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Andy Rasmussen and Jonathan Choate, who served on the Cache County Republican Party's executive committee and chairmen of two districts, resigned this week.

A Logan family and neighbors are mourning the death of a toddler who was hit and killed Monday night.  Logan Police Captain Curtis Hooley says it appears 13-month-old Wyatt Crockett wandered into the road as a neighbor backed out of his driveway.

"At this point our officers are continuing to do an investigation to determine the facts of this incident to determine if the child was properly supervised or if the driver should have seen him," Hooley said.  "We are trying to allow the family to have the opportunity to start that grieving process."

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  Several Utah police officials are joining in calls to change Brigham Young University's practice of investigating students for violations of the school's strict code of behavior after reporting they were sexually assaulted.

Provo's police chief said Thursday that he's pleased the Mormon-owned school based in his city is considering changing the way it handles reports of sexual violence. Provo Police Sgt. Brian Taylor says he hopes BYU changes its policy, and starts providing amnesty to victims.

 89 year-old Dorothy Caldwell Luck reminisces with close friend Colleen Bagley about a three day, 136 mile horse race where she bested 60 other riders on her horse, Cortez. Dorothy Luck reads from an article she wrote for the Roosevelt Standard about her experience on the trail. She precedes her story, quoting the article written about her in September 1958.

  The Utah Foundation and Utah Public Radio's Kerry Bringhurst ask the Gubernatorial candidates to respond to questions about key Utah issues.

Why does it take a murder/suicide to force people into conversations that used to be taboo? Given recent tragedies in Cache Valley - the loss of two integral members of the Cache Valley community to a murder/suicide - Utah Public Radio wants to hear from you: how do we talk about these things and when? Use the UPIN query to help answer a few of our questions, and assist our team in coping with and reporting on loss, death and tragedy.

Tell us your thoughts here.

What do we know about ways to keep our watershed safe and improve the quality of this important resource? 

Utah Public Radio joins Logan City during the Green Futures Learning Series, Wednesday, March. 16th at Logan City Hall. Listen and learn about water conservation, then let UPR know what you plan to do to keep our water clean by becoming a source for the Utah Public Insight Network.

Tell us, how do we keep Utah's watershed clean?

Utah lawmakers are considering a bill that, if passed, would add to the human sexuality education curriculum in public and charter schools.  At least one lawmaker is questioning whether passing a comprehensive human sexuality education bill is needed.


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Gov. Gary Herbert used his annual State of the State speech yesterday to set a goal to raise Utah’s graduation rate and implore lawmakers who have rejected Medicaid expansion plans to somehow help poor residents get health insurance.


Two self-proclaimed Basin Boys, Reed Abplanalp Cowan and Gregory Abplanalp Cowan, share the experiences that led up to the making of a documentary film that was featured in the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.  


In 1998 Randy and Lana Fullbright bought an old gas station on Vernal’s main street, painted it blue and orange, and turned it into an art gallery.


How do you live with the bad air? As part of the Utah Public Radio and Salt Lake Tribune UPIN project we will be giving you a chance to answer these questions during Logan City’s Green Futures Learning Series Wednesday evening- where a panel of speakers will discuss air quality. 

Dennis and Deborah Higginson talk about the importance of love and marriage in battling MS.   A chance meeting at a church in Colorado brought the couple together and besides each other the couple finds strength from their beliefs. 


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Utah Governor Gary Herbert Addressed the National Press Club in Washington, DC Thursday. Herbert presented his state of the state address as chairman of the National Governors Association. 


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Utah consumers are being warned to watch out for scams in 2016.  The Utah Department of Commerce is focusing on six common attempts at fraud as a way of helping to educate the public.

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Deseret News columnist Steve Eaton believes 2016 will be winning year.


Intermountain Health Care

In an effort to reduce the spread of the respiratory flu, healthcare facilities are implementing visitor restrictions.

At least one of the twenty-two Intermountain Healthcare hospitals in Utah will limit who can visit patients in any obstetric, pediatric, or newborn unit.


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  Representatives from the National Education Association, including current NEA president and past Utah Education Teacher of the Year Lily Eskelsen Garcia, gathered at the White House Thursday to watch as President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act or ESSA. 

NEA's Director of Government Relations, Mary Kusler, has been working with lawmakers in Washington, DC to lobby for the ESSA that she said will give states more control over how public education is monitored and improved. 

Brother Matt Foley joined with his sisters Kendra Embelton and Danika Foley during the National StoryCorps booth stop in Vernal this past July. The siblings shared stories of time spent together eating ice cream and taking family trips to Arizona.


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Utah Public Radio has posted a position through USU Career Aggies #75346 for a paid news intern.

As a way of changing the face of men’s health a group from Melbourne, Victoria organized an event challenging each other to grow a mustache for 30 days, to raise awareness for prostate cancer and depression in men.  That was more than ten years ago.

The Movember Challenge has made its way from Australia to campuses throughout the United States, including Utah State University.

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