Local News Hour

Weekdays 8AM

Morning Edition & The Local News Hour with Leslie Thatcher

NPR's national show Morning Edition is interspersed with Park City's only daily local news source, live every weekday morning from 6 to 8 AM. Whether recapping the previous night's School Board meeting, informing listeners on a recent development on a government project or a featured story on a piece of local color, veteran news anchor Leslie Thatcher delivers the news that makes Park City a community.

The Local News Hour follows Morning Edition and is KPCW's flagship news program, also hosted by KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher, every weekday from 8 to 9 AM. Get the information directly from the people who are making the news with live interviews.

8:09 AM, Every Week Day - Weather  with the ABC Forecast Center

Weekly Segments:

  • Mondays - Ember Conley, PCSD's Superintendent, before Park City School Board's Board of Education Meeting.
  • Tuesdays - Tom Fisher, County Manager of Summit County
  • Wednesdays - Diane Foster, City Manager of Park City
  • Fridays - City Council member from Park City (after City Council meetings only)

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Local News Hour - January 20, 2017

Jan 20, 2017

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Rocky Mountain Power spokesman Paul Murphy about about Electric Avenue - a $4M grant to develop electric corridors on UT, WY and ID highways. Historic Park City Alliance director Michael Barille talks about how we did over the holidays and the impacts from Sundance and Sundance Programmer Hussain Currimbhoy, is in to talk about some of the films in the New Climate Program.

Local News Hour - January 19, 2016

Jan 19, 2017

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Debra LaBelle, the Metro Marketing Team Leader for Whole Foods Utah about tomorrow 5% Give Back Day for KPCW and gets an update on the new store under construction. Women’s March on Main Organizer Cindy Levine talks about the event Saturday morning and has details on how to get to the top of Main St. in time for the march. Summit County Council Chairman has the latest on the county’s decision to move forward with the purchase of the Cline-Dahle parcel and Sundance Program Director Trevor Groth has a preview of this year’s festival.

Local News Hour - January 18, 2017

Jan 18, 2017

On today’s program Gail Barille, CEO of the National Ability Center, Bob Henson  the Acting Executive Director and Board Chair for Splore and Andy Damen, National Ability Board Member and participant are in to announce the partnership between NAC and Splore, creating one of the largest adaptive programs for outdoor recreation and adventure in the country. Park City Special Events Manager Jenny Diersen and Transportation Director Alfred Knotts discuss the roll-out of the Sundance community communications campaign.

Local News Hour - January 17, 2017

Jan 17, 2017

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks  to Summit County manager Tom Fisher about the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. In studio. Kathy Day of Valley Behavioral Health and Lisa May Brand Supervisor with R&R Partners have details about the Park City school district’s second  Lunch and Learn tomorrow from noon to one. The topic is how community mobilization can create sustainable social change to address the alarming opioid overdose rate in Utah. In studio.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Sundance Transit Manager Brian Cambria. Erik Esquivel is the new Latino Community Outreach Specialist for the Park City School District. He talks about projects he's working on. Tom Kelly with the US Ski and Snowboard Association has the weekly team update and Snyderville Basin Recreation Director Brian Hanton is in with his monthly update.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt with an update of this month's "What's That with Pat? Park City Mayor Jack Thomas and Utah Open Lands Executive Director Wendy Fisher talk about last night's council meeting and the Bonanza Flats purchase and Kimball Art Center Director Robin Marrouche and filmmaker Morgan Spurlock talk about the newest exhibit at the Kimball.: Thirty-Three: Celebrating 33 Years of the Independent Spirit & Sundance Film Festival.

Local News Hour - January 12, 2107

Jan 12, 2017

ON today’s program Leslie Thatcher speaks to  Summit County Council member Glenn Wright about this week's meeting. Snyderville Basin Planning Commissioner Colin DeFord has a recap on Tuesday’s meeting. Park City Planning Commission Chairman Adam Strachan has the latest on the Treasure project.

Local News Hour - January 11, 2017

Jan 11, 2017

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board Members Andrew Caplan and Julie Eihausen reviewing  yesterday's work session including the preliminary budget discussion. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Economic Development Director Jonathan Weidenhamer to discuss the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. Summit County Health Dept.

Local News Hour - January 10, 2017

Jan 10, 2017

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt , who is in for county manager Tom Fisher and previews the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson hs the rundown of tomorrow's Park City Planning Commission agenda, including Treasure.

Local News Hour - January 9, 2017

Jan 9, 2017

Park City Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin and SCPW Project Manager Mary Christa Smith have details about the Festival Base Camp Panel on Sunday, Jan. 22nd. Summit County planners Amir Caus and Tiffany Robinson discuss tomorrow's Snyderville Basin planning commission agenda. Jim Carter, senior planner with Logan Simpson to talk about his firm’s work with Summit County. They will be conducting community outreach events on January 30-31st to gather resource management-related input from Summit County residents. Tom Kelly with USSA with his weekly update. In studio.

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