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 Environment
12:35 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

USU Researchers Study Streams And Climate In The West

In only a few minutes drive along 400 North in Logan traffic leads to a canyon where a tree-lined river is ever changing. They're morphing.

There's a group of researchers from Utah State University studying the restoration of streams and waterways. Nate Hough-Snee is a doctoral student at Utah State University, working with the group.

"So this is a pretty representative stretch of the Logan River between the dams where we have a couple things at play. We have a road, a trail...." he said. "So if we look around, aside from a couple things on this middle island here, we don't see a lot of really small trees. And over time, what we'd expect to see, is this forest to kind of cave in on itself and not necessarily be able to reproduce. So the implications of this are, we might start to see heating, we might start to see a loss of bugs and other things that fall in and create part of the food web, as well nutrient inputs that feed algae like we see, paraphyte ingrowth in the water itself. So this is not in particularly bad shape, but we know it's going to experience some changes and it has experienced some changes already."

Hough-Snee and the USU team of researchers will use an $84-thousand grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency to study how riparian vegetation communities in the west are responding to multiple environmental factors, including climate change. They're trying to figure out how these streams have been changed over time by climate, while at the same time grazing, logging and road development may have impacted the streams ecosystem.


Vote Utah
12:22 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Attorney General Candidates Disagree On Pursuing Gay Marriage Ban To SCOTUS

Sean Reyes and Charles Stormont faced off in a debate Wednesday night.
ABC

The Utah Debate Commission sponsored the first debate between the Republican and Democratic Candidates for Utah Attorney General Wednesday night. Both candidates agreed on many issues, with the exception being over a plan to defend Utah's gay marriage ban.

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Air Quality
3:16 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Clean Air Consortium Brings Policy Makers And Community Members Together

Community members gathered at a discussion on action and strategies to improve air quality in Northern Utah Wednesday. Organizers of the workshop brought air quality experts, representatives from Utah's and Idaho's departments of environmental quality, Logan City council members, along with state and county officials.

Ed Redd (R-House 4) opened the public session by explaining why he spent the past Utah legislative session working on a bill to reduce the use of wood burning stoves along the Wasatch Front.

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Utah Education
4:25 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

USU Receives Record Grant Monies in 2014

Researchers at Utah State University are raising record amounts of grant and research money. USU Vice President of Research, Mark McLellan, made the announcement and said during fiscal year 2014 USU was awarded $220 million dollars.

The majority of funding came from the Department of Defense which contributed $60.2 million.  Additional money was awarded by corporations and foundations with State of Utah grants totaling $18.2 million. The National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Interior also gave money to support research at USU.

"This mix of research dollars to support the mission of USU is a very empowering opportunity to drive our programs forward with a real focus on the federal agencies that sponsor research," McLellan said.

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Utah News
3:04 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Adult Obesity Rates Low in Utah Compared to Other States

Findings that compare state-by-state adult obesity rates show Utah’s rates are low compared to rates in neighboring states.

http://stateofobesity.org/states/ut/

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Utah Rankings
4:35 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Logan Rated As Second-Best College Town In America

Logan, Utah is home to Utah State University, and was listed as the second best college town in America.
April Ashland Utah Public Radio

An annual list ranking America’s top college towns has named Logan, Utah as one of the top 10 Best College Towns, 2014.

Livability.com editor Matt Carmichael says for a mid-sized city, having a college or university town can help move a place from being a good place to live to being a great place to live.  Gary Saxton is director of the Logan Downtown Business Alliance.  He says he is not surprised that Logan was listed as number two in the rankings.

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Environment
6:27 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Wildlife Awareness Program Aims To Alter Attitudes

A public information project to help educate Utahns on ways to live with local wildlife is now available.
Wild Aware Utah

The Wild Aware Utah campaign, now available to Utahns, includes general safety tips to help educate the public about what to do when encountering wildlife while camping or recreating.

Mark Natt and his wife Stephanie Jochum-Natt are among a group of volunteers working together to prepare online and public speaking information that can be used to prepare for and prevent unwelcome encounters with bats, bear, deer and other animals.  They said the project is designed to be used by families, scout groups, 4-H clubs and the general public.

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Utah Accident Report
1:33 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Hyde Park Teen Killed In Logan Canyon Collision

Crews clean up following Logan Canyon collision.
Credit Brian Champagne

Travelers trying to drive to and from Northern Utah’s Bear Lake on Saturday morning were delayed by  a head-on vehicle collision that left one person dead.

Eighteen-year-old Ryker Lance Dattage of Hyde Park was near Franklin Basin in Logan Canyon when the vehicle he was driving drifted into oncoming traffic. He was killed on impact after colliding with a Ford F-350 pickup truck driven by 57-year old Bruce Wilson of Hooper. 

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Utah Outdoors
11:51 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Southern Utah Donation To Help Search And Rescue Team Purchase Emergency Packs

Washing County Search and Rescue Team accepts $10,500 donation.
Dawn Mclain Write It-Up

Washington County Sheriff Cory Pulsipher accepted a $10,500 donation on behalf of a five-county regional search and rescue team.  A St. George car dealership, Findley Automotive, held a golf tournament to help raise the money.  This is the fourth year the group has contributed to help volunteers purchase equipment and participate in training exercises.

“When I first started we bought everything ourselves,” Pulsipher said. “The county didn’t have the ability to provide any equipment, training or anything. We did it all ourselves.”

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Run My Roadtrip
1:43 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Run My Roadtrip: On The Road Interview

Brian and his family at a Route 66 motel. He's on the road to Kenosha, and he's on-air with Kerry Bringhurst.
Credit Brian Champagne / Utah Public Radio

You're listening to Utah Public Radio, I'm Kerry Bringhurst. We continue our conversation with Brian Champagne, a professor of journalism at Utah State University, and a contributor to UPR. Run My Roadtrip, a series of reports we've been hearing from Brian, and we're with him.

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