Kerry Bringhurst

Interim Station Manager / 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 News
5:40 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Show Your Green Thumb Pride: Join the Utah Garden Challenege

Register your garden -- large or small -- for the Utah Garden Challenge at www.utahgardenchallenge.com

To encourage self-sufficiency and sustainability the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is challenging Utahns to grow their own food with the 10,000 Garden Challenge.

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Juab County
6:39 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Utah's War on Weeds

Squarrose knapweed is a problematic invasive plant species in Utah.

The overgrowth of invasive weeds in Utah is in part to blame for out-of-control fires in the state according to Larry Lewis of the Utah Department of Agriculture. Lewis says the department is working with Utah State University Extension experts and local weed control experts to eradicate weeds and encourage the regrowth of native grasses.

According to Lewis, wildfires burning in rural communities where invasive weeds are found can force smoke to filter throughout the state, impacting air quality in all areas of the state.

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Utah News
5:46 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Tour of Utah Brings Excitement of Professional Cycling to the Whole State

Tour of Utah takes the state by storm August 7 - 12.

The Tour of Utah cycle race -- "America's Toughest Stage Race" -- will take the state by storm August 7 - 12. UPR's Kerry Bringhurst spoke to Steve Miller, the Tour's president, to find out just how excited we should be about this event coming to Utah.

Six of the world's top 15 international cycling teams have committed to the race that will see some changes this year, says Miller.

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Utah News
5:17 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Important Advice About Road Respect...Live from the Road

Utah Department of Transportation's Evelyn Tuddenham encourages listeners to RIDE and DRIVE safely.
http://www.roadrespect.utah.gov

On Monday Utah cyclists began riding from Beaver to St. George as part the Road Respect Tour that concludes in Logan on Saturday. Cycling with the group during the 518 mile tour is Evelyn Tuddenham with the Utah Department of Transportation. UPR's Kerry Bringhurst talked to Tuddenham at the start of her second-to-last day on the road.

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Providence, Cache County
4:37 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

SWAT Teams Evacuate Neighborhood During Stand-off With Armed Man

Law enforcement evacuated a neighborhood in Cache County Thursday, after receiving a report of an armed man barricaded inside his home.
Mackinzie Hamilton

Residents in the Northern Utah community of Providence, who were evacuated during a police stand-off Thursday have been allowed to return to their homes.

"[Police] responded, and when they responded to the residence they were notified by the neighbors that the neighbors had heard gunshots inside the residence."

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Logan
5:01 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Utah Poetry Out Loud Winner Goes on to National Competition

Photo by Kent Miles from arts.utah.gov

What began as an interest in poetry in her accelerated English class at Logan High School has evolved for Markaye Hassan into a love not only for poetry, but for the poets themselves.

Her passion is evident when she talks about the process of falling in love with poetry during the course of her class: "We spent a lot of time annotating poems where we would go through and really notice how every single word is so important and all of the different ways you could really apply it to yourself. It is so deep. Every word is so important."

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Logan
4:43 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Senator Lee on the Future of Hill AFB at Logan Town Hall Meeting

Utah's U.S. Senator Mike Lee held town meetings throughout Northern Utah this week. UPR's Kerry Bringhurst was at Wednesday night's meeting in Logan and spoke first hand with some of Lee's constituents, who are concerned about the growing federal deficit, federal control of public lands, and the future of Northern Utah's Hill Air Force Base.

Former Political Science professor at Utah State University and Nibley resident, James Waite remembers when the Richard Gebaur Military Base closed while he was living in Kansas City, Missouri:

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UPR Newsline
4:45 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Utah Senators Vote Against Federal Violence Against Women Act

Utah Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee joined a minority of senators last week in voting against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. The Alliance for a Better Utah believes that a vote against reauthorizing the Act represents a callous insult not just to the women of Utah but to the entire population of Utah and the United States.

Alliance for a Better Utah Executive Director, Maryann Martindale told UPR's Kerry Bringhurst that:

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UPR Newsline
5:32 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Utah Legislators Not Doing Enough About Medicaid Record Breach

Organizations in Utah who serve residents receiving Medicaid and State Child Health Insurance are calling for Utah lawmakers to hold a special session to allocate money that would be used to help those whose personal information was stolen when a state computer system was hacked.

Judi Hilman is with the Utah Health Policy Project. She says the state is not doing enough to help the more than 800,000 victims:

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Milford
5:12 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Meet Andy Swapp, Utah's Renewable Energy Guru

Andy Swapp (left) with Secretary Ken Salazar in front of a newly installed solar panel at Milford High School.

They call him the renewable energy guru. Andy Swapp is the technology teacher at Milford High School. He was recently recognized for his dedication to renewable energy by Utah Senator Orrin Hatch with a congressional tribute. Senator Hatch closed the tribute with the words, "Mr. President, I was really impressed with what I experienced in meeting Andy. I wanted to highlight the important, innovative work of a successful educator engaged in leading our nation into the future."

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