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 representatives of a national organization that advocates for older Americans are working to educate patients about their rights. AARP is concerned that many of the association’s members are not aware of their right to designate a caregiver.

The federal government announced Monday that opioid treatment centers in Utah will receive additional Medicaid reimbursement money. The money will be used to house more clients seeking drug treatment help.

Logan residents have elected Holly Daines to serve as their mayor.  After defeating her opponent Bryan Seamons, Daines said she is ready to transition from her position as chair of the city council to mayor.

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Exploring the impacts of opioid use on individuals, families, friends and communities in Utah led Utah Public Radio to the Uintah Basin. In Vernal, the boom and bust of demands for oil has left many residents without work. We wondered if unemployment, job injuries, and a depressed economy had led to an increase in opioid abuse.

President Donald Trump’s directive to declare the opioid crisis in the United States a nationwide public health emergency could give state and local lawmakers more funding options. After Thursday’s announcement, representatives from a group that works with national, state and rural policy makers on addiction legislation has ideas of how the money could be spent.

After more than a year of investigating, the Box Elder County Sheriff has released findings surrounding the death of Brigham City resident Nicole Barlow.

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The Trump administration has announced plans to adjust requirements in the energy sector. Some mineral-rights owners are looking to state governments to help save royalty earnings from natural-gas reserves. 

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Owners of outdoor recreation products and community leaders in Utah are discussing recreation and lifestyle programs. Industry and policy makers are sharing ideas about how to work together.

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Utah Public Radio News Director Kerry Bringhurst traveled to Aspen, Wyoming for Monday’s solar eclipse. She parked in a field near the Palisades Reservoir. Next to her was a brother and his two sisters who grew up together in California. Now living apart, they gathered in Wyoming for a family reunion. Their children and grandchildren had taped protective viewing glasses to decorated paper plates, cut out a small nose hole and then tied the gear to their heads.

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Utah Governor Gary Herbert is traveling the state to outline his Education Roadmap, a new 10 year education plan for Utah. He and his staff were in northern Utah this week.

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Candidates running for public office in Logan City will participate in a debate from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Logan Library in advance of the Aug. 15 primary election, where voters will narrow down the field of candidates for a new mayor and two new municipal council members.

The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio will host Thursday’s debate. UPR News Director and Morning Edition Host will moderate the debate. All four mayoral candidates and nine of the 10 city council candidates are expected to attend.

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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