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 - 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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On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Cheryl Fox, director of the Summit Land Conservancy. Ed Butler is a senior reporter and producer at the BBC. He's also one of the moderators at this year's Future in Review (FiRe) Conference. He talks about the conference and his work at the BBC. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher has details on Wednesday's meeting agenda and Park City PIO Phyllis Robinson requests that those city residents who receive a survey, to fill out and get it back.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council member David Ure. Marty McComb, the On-Scene Coordinator for the Environmental Protection Agency discusses the EPA's site work plan and schedule from the Uintah Mining District clean up and Christie Dilloway and Darryl Yeager have details on this year's run of Thriller.

As voters consider how to vote on the $56 million bond next month, critics say they don't want to support the bond if it means building facilities for students who don't live within the school district. As Leslie Thatcher reports, those out of district students only make up a very small number of the student population. It's future growth the district is planning for.

Today, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City Water Manager Clint McAffee about the status of the city's water sources and system. Melissa Band and Allison Butz have details about Friday's public forum of the six candidates running for Park City Council and Cross Country Ski Olympian Liz Stephens invites girls 8 to 18 to the annual Fast and Female girls workshop.

Host Leslie Thatcher today speaks with Park City High School Athletic Director Jamie Sheetz and business manager Todd Hauber about what the $12 million athletic facility needs are. Summit County Manager Tom  Fisher previews Wednesday's agenda. Kate Boyd and Michelle McDonald recap this summer's Park Silly Market and Heidi Hewitt and Lydia Kluge with Girls on the Run have details about an upcoming fundraiser.

Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Chief Building Official Chad Root who reports,the valuation of building this year has topped the $100-million mark in Park City and plans to introduce a ban on wood burning appliances within the city limits. Park City Assistant City Manager Matt Dias and Planning Director Bruce Erickson talk about how things will change with the appointment of  new Community Development Director, Anne Laurent.


When the call came asking for help from Park City's avalanche dogs in the search of a six year old Hilldale boy who had been swept away in a flash flood last week, five teams from three local resorts responded. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Charlie Sturgis with Mountain Trails Foundation has his weekly update. Wasatch County Planning Director Doug Smith and Don Taylor with Wasatch Trails Association have update on the Heber Valley unified trails master plan. Park City Council Member Liza Simpson reviews some of the items discussed at Thursday's City Council meeting. Marshall Moore the Marketing Consultant for Park City Film Studios talks about Sunday's premiere of Blood and Oil and Sandy Geldhof and Hatch Haslock have details on the September 30th fundraiser for Sam Jackenthal and family.

On today's program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Interim Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson and Planning Tech Makena Hawley. Connie Nelson, the Executive Director of the Alf Engen Ski Museum introduces us to two of the four inductees in this year's class at the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame. Nell Larson, director of Swaner EcoCenter talks about some of the center's upcoming events and Nate Vineyard, President of Slow Food Park City has the rundown for this year's Food and Film Weekend.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City School Board members Tania Knauer and Julie Eihausen following Tuesday's night first public hearing on the $56 million bond. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Budget Manager Nate Rockwood review items on Thursday's city council meeting, including plans to add a line item to the budget for historic preservation.