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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Utah Governor Gary Herbert has accepted a Water Strategy Advisory Team Report outlining recommendations for infrastructure, legal and policy needs to help meet future water demands.

Four years ago the governor asked a 41-member committee of volunteers to review current water resources and project water needs for the state.

Idaho Map Details Public Trust Lands

Jul 14, 2017

A new map from the Idaho Department of Lands shows nearly all of that state's trust lands are open for recreation.

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Firefighters are bracing for more high winds Wednesday as they try to slow a southern Utah wildfire that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people.

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Cache Valley theater arts organizers are hoping to create a special theater district in downtown Logan. The district would feature renovated buildings and performance halls dating back to the early 20th Century when four theaters were built on Logan's Main and Center streets.  

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Cache County Sheriff Lt. Mike Peterson said an investigation into the case involving a child drowning has concluded the death was an accident.

Tuesday the office released a written statement naming the victim, Titan Chavez. Peterson said the 2-year-old from Brigham City walked away from his family while camping in Blacksmith Fork Canyon. The boy was found Sunday afternoon less than a half-mile from the campsite in the Left Hand Fork Tributary.

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UPDATE:  The investigation of the case involving the child who fell into a river in Logan Canyon is complete.

"After the careful examination of evidence, it has been determined the death of Titan Chavez from Brigham City, Utah, was accidental," said Lt. Mike Peterson from the Cache County Sheriff's Office in a press release on Tuesday.

Beginning Friday afternoon candidates hoping to fill Utah’s 3rd Congressional seat will begin filing to run in an election to replace Republic Representative Jason Chaffetz. It was announced this week that the Chairman of the House Governmental Oversight Committee will leave Congress, effective June 30.

Logan City's forestry crew is working to remove fallen trees from public sidewalks and city parks following Wednesday’s snow storm. Beginning Thursday residents can dispose of damaged trees through a city system.

A decision Wednesday by a juvenile justice judge means both teens accused in the shooting of a 14-year-old Cache Valley girl will be tried as adults. 

After two days of listening to his parents testify that their son was depressed but kind, First District Juvenile Court Judge Angela Fonnesbeck turned 16 year-old Colter Peterson over to 1st District Court to be tried as an adult.

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Cache County administrators are warning residents to prepare for possible flooding. County Executive Director Craig Buttars says spring runoff is contributing to an increase flow of water in rivers and streams. 

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A judge will hear testimony today to determine if the second teen accused of shooting a 14-year-old girl should be tried as an adult. 

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A Northern Utah juvenile court judge says she will announce her decision on Monday about whether or not a teen should be tried as adult.

First District Juvenile Court Judge Angela F. Fonnesbeck heard two days of expert and witness testimony this week. The transfer hearing was for one of two teens charged with aggravated attempted murder in the shooting of 14-year-old Deserae Turner.

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The co-defendant charged with aggravated attempted murder in a case involving the shooting of 14-year-old Deserae Turner was in First District Juvenile Court Monday. 

Judge Angela F. Fonnesbeck heard evidence and details about mental health evaluation findings from two psychologist who interviewed the Smithfield teen. 

The Art Of Biking

Apr 27, 2017
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A Salt Lake City bike share program is joining with a contemporary art museum to encourage a love for the arts through peddle power.

Seeing people power bright colored green bikes around downtown Salt Lake City is nothing new. But as of Wednesday, there is a new custom bike in town, and this one isn't green.

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A head-on collision in Northern Utah has left drivers of both vehicles in the hospital.

The accident happened on Friday when 26-year-old Alicia Fithian was heading north on U.S. Highway 89-91 in Logan and crossed over the median.

A second teenager has been ordered to stand trial in a case involving the shooting of 14-year-old Deserae Turner. First District Juvenile Court Judge Angela F. Fonnesbeck listened Tuesday and Wednesday as state prosecutors argued there is sufficient evidence to suggest two 16-year-old boys planned to kill the girl with a knife and a gun.

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An increase in the Transient Room Tax (TRT) - a tax guests pay to stay in Cache Valley hotels - has been approved by the Cache County Council. Members of the local lodging association are wondering how they will compete with nearby hotels that can charge guests less.  

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The Cache County Council has approved a funding request by the Cache County Visitors Bureau. UPR’s Kerry Bringhurst spoke with bureau director, Julie Hollist-Terrill, about plans to use the money to help pay for maintenance and improvement projects at some of the area’s most popular tourist sites.

The family of a 14-year-old girl who police say was shot in the head and left in a ditch released a statement Tuesday saying Deserae Turner has been moved to a Neuro Trauma Unit.

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A human powered drill developed in Utah is being used in third world countries to provide access to water.

In February, more than 1,000 residents living in a remote fishing and agricultural village were the first in Belize to benefit from the technology.

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One person is dead and another in custody after Ogden Police officers opened fire Tuesday night during a burglary investigation that happened in a parking garage of a popular part of downtown Ogden.

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Families from four homes in the Weber County community of Eden have been forced to evacuate after a landslide happened Tuesday.

A bill aiming to give survivors of sexual assault an assurance of confidentiality when speaking with campus advocates was met with questions by members of the House Judiciary Committee this week.

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Utah lawmakers have passed House Concurrent Resolution 12 calling for a reduction in the size of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. 

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In a statement released following the nomination of Neil Gorsuch for the US Supreme Court, Utah Senator Mike Lee says he believes Judge Gorsuch is a good pick for the Supreme Court. Lee had been mentioned as a possible nominee. Now he says he will do everything he can to make sure Gorsuch is confirmed by the Senate.

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