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.


Utah Outdoors
11:15 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Moab Information Center Sees Increase in Visitors During Shutdown

The Moab Information Center saw about 1,500 visitors a day during the shutdown- up from the usual 500 a day.

National Park Service employees in Grand County are winterizing park campgrounds and trails after an unusual 2013 fall season. The financial costs of the unexpected partial shutdown of the Federal Government in October are still being felt by communities that cater to tourists.

It is estimated Utah suffered a loss of $30 million in tourism money. The impact of the closure is still being felt by employees of the state's national parks who are trying to catch up on work that piled up during the shutdown.

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Arts and Culture
8:13 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Boy Scouts, LDS Church Mark 100-year Partnership

Cast members perform during A Century of Honor performance at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Tuesday.

In 1913 the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints became the first organization in the nation to establish boy scout troops. Tuesday night Utah’s largest religious denomination held a celebration honoring the partnership between the LDS Church and a service program that has touched the lives of millions of boys.

The LDS Church marked the centennial with a stage spectacular where members of the Boys Scouts of America repelled from the rafters of the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City. Rope courses and fire outlook stations were constructed to accommodate the cast.

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Moab Events
4:55 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Chuckin’ the Season’s Most Popular Squash

Preparations are underway for a traditional festival in Grand County.  Moab’s 8th Annual Pumpkin’ Chuckin’ Festival on Saturday, Oct. 26, will feature the traditional community faire of food, music, and games. Unlike other family friendly events, this one will also include the tossing, smashing, and flinging of a popular seasonal squash - the pumpkin.

“We are going to have a ton of kid’s activities," said Delite Primus, Executive Director of Moab’s Youth Garden Project. "There is so much out here for kids to do."

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7:34 am
Thu August 29, 2013

A Family Tale of Education And Childbirth

St. George Mayor Daniel McArthur and his wife talk about their children and educations.

Daniel and Bunny McArthur tell the story of their experiences in childbirth. Then, after the youngest of 6 children was in kindergarten, Bunny decided to finish college- at the same time as 3 of her children.

"All the rest of our children were miracle babies. Jeff was 3 weeks early, we didn't know anything wrong," Daniel said.

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StoryCorps Segments
4:04 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Living Life On A Reservation: The Story Of A Paiute Indian

Mike Empey speaks with his friend Glenn Rogers about what he has learned as a member of the Shivwits Band of Paiutes. Rogers remembers spending his early years getting an education in a small community where he was a minority. He continues to work with Paiute Indians to help educate and improve the quality of life on the reservation.

9:13 am
Thu August 8, 2013

A Family Story- Learning To Work And Love

Antone, Wayne and Luzon Bringhurst remember their parents and childhood.

The children of Hilda and Leo Bringhurst share stories of growing up in Toquerville, Utah between 1930 and the 1950’s.  Luzon, Wayne, and Antone Bringhurst remember working on the family farm and reading with their mother.

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7:34 am
Thu August 1, 2013

The story of love and coma: "Don't leave me"

Carl and Shari Berger talk about their love- and when it was tested in 1997.

Carl and Shari Berger have been married almost 55 years, and it's been a good run.

What Carl calls "one of the most exciting and most stressful and most interesting years, was that one year in 1997."

While returning from a trip to New Orleans, Carl started pacing in the airport. What started as a need to walk soon turned into something very different.

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Utah Environment
1:13 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Some Utah destinations considered "Too Wild to Drill"

Utah's Desolation Canyon is one of 12 spots in eight states that a new report deems "Too Wild to Drill," suggesting protections from further oil and gas leasing and development.

A new report lists 12 destinations as "Too Wild to Drill" for oil and gas, for their proximity to national parks and wilderness areas. Compiled by The Wilderness Society, it includes Arches National Park near Moab and the Desolation Canyon area near Vernal.

Oil and gas companies already have leased more than 38-million acres of public land, and a new report says there's no need for them to target other parcels that adjoin national parks and areas with wilderness, historic and recreation values.

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Utah Agriculture
4:17 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Rural residents discontent with current farm bill, according to poll

A new poll of rural residents in about 20 states indicates rural communities want and need economic help from the government, current farm bill is not enough.

As the debate over the purpose and programs in a new 500-billion-dollar farm bill drags on in Congress, a survey of people in rural areas shows most believe the federal government isn't paying much attention to their needs.

A poll commissioned by the Center for Rural Affairs says eight out of 10 rural voters believe the feds ought to be backing infrastructure projects to revitalize small towns, investing in better water and sewer systems, roads, and bridges.

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Utah Health and Wellness
11:49 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Cyclists gather in Logan for Gran Fondo bike race Saturday

One contestant pulls into the Logan Regional Hospital booth.

Professional and recreational cyclists gathered in Logan last weekend to bike a 50 and 100 mile course as part of the Cache Valley "Gran Fondo."

Kerry Bringhurst spent Friday on West Center street in Logan, where riders and the public gathered for the downtown celebration featuring food and booths before the race began Saturday morning.