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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St. George
1:34 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Mother-son duo write song for St. George country music showdown

What has become one of Southern Utah’s favorite yearly events, the country music showdown, takes place tonight in St. George. Debuting will be a song written by a mother and son team promoting their community.

“The sun does shine most of the time here, so if you like rain, this isn’t the place to live,” Kevin Fry said.

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Utah News
1:15 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Beloved owner of local favorite and family-run Beaver Mountain passes away

The Cache Valley community will remember the owner Northern Utah’s family-run ski resort during funeral services Wednesday. Ted Seeholzer, owner and operator of Beaver Mountain, passed away last week.

Seeholzer left his real job working for Thiokol to dedicate his time to his love – a family-owned ski resort in Northern Utah’s Logan Canyon. Beaver Mountain is known as the place where the locals ski. When you ski the beave, you are adopted into a community, a family that lifts your spirits while lifting you to that next run.

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St. George
12:38 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Ironman triathlon in St. George coincides with release of anticipated Iron Man 3

The ironclad superhero flies through the sky, builds his own weapons and saves the world. He's known around the US as Iron Man.

But St. George recognizes the word differently than a three-part movie series. The Southern Utah city holds a competition every year called Ironman 70.3.

On May 4 the triathlon and the release of Iron Man 3 coincided perfectly. While participants stood in the registration line, a burgundy banner posted in the background advertised the release of the new movie.

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Utah News
2:19 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

New Cache Valley Center for the Arts Executive Director Named

The Board of Directors of the Cache Valley Center for the Arts (CVCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of James D. Kreutzberg as its Executive Director beginning July 1, 2013. The selection was made from among more than twenty applicants who responded to a nationwide search.  His appointment is made necessary by the retirement of Wally Bloss, who has successfully led CVCA for more than eight years.

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Environment
11:55 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Feds Amend Land Use Plans for Energy Developers in Utah, West

The Department of the Interior has amended the process for land leasing in Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming.

March has been a month of big changes for energy developers in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming. The Interior Department has amended some of its land-use plans for leasing to oil shale and tar sands developers, and proposed higher royalty rates and stricter air and water protections.

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Utah News
4:12 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Teams Gather for Mini-Indy Race in St. George

Heather Hallman, Kami Ellsworth, Sara Mansgold, Anilee Bundy and Debra Scarbrough gather at the St. George Mini-Indy 2013 go-kart race.

National and international representatives from the airline industry are gathering in St. George Friday and Saturday for a racing event that will mix fun and fundraising.  

UPR’s Kerry Bringhurst is in Southern Utah.  She spoke with St. George City Administrator Marc Mortensen about the Mini-Indy 2013 go-kart race being held to help “Turbo Boost” fund raising efforts to benefit United Way Dixie and the SkyWest Scholarship fund.

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Utah News
3:46 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Experts Discuss Ways Housholds Can Reduce Food Waste

It is estimated that most American households throw away about 40 percent of the food they buy. Experts say smarter food shopping and planning can help address not only what Utah families spend on groceries, but the larger issues of world hunger and the growing global demand for food. 

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Utah News
1:02 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Logan, Mountain Crest, and Skyview High Basketball Advance to Semi-Finals

All three Cache Valley High School basketball teams are advancing to the state championship semi-finals. Logan, Mountain Crest, and Skyview won their respective games Thursday.

Skyview began the series of northern Utah wins by defeating Olympus 62-57. Then, the Logan Grizzlies defeated East High in a 66-62 upset. The Mustangs of Mountain Crest defeated Herriman 52-47 Thursday.

Logan and Mountain Crest face off tonight (Friday) at 5:45 in Pgden. Mountain Crest won both regular season games against Logan and captured the Region 5 title.

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Environment
4:03 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

State Climatologist Predicts Inversions

Robert Gillies is a part of the team that has created this program that predicts when inversions will take place, weeks in advance. Gillies and the Utah Climate Center  use the climate data and input it into the model that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association runs, to predict inversions before they happen, based on  weather patterns from around the world.

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Utah News
3:35 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Legislature to Debate State Tax Credit for Low Income Families

When the Utah Legislature convenes later this month, one topic to be debated is whether to enact a state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for low-wage workers. The number of Utah families using the federal EITC has been climbing, but previous attempts to create a state EITC have failed. Comments are from two staff members at Voices for Utah Children: Tracy Gruber, policy analyst; and Allison Rowland, director of budget and research.

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