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 - March 23, 2018

Mar 23, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City High School students Maya Levin and Adam Herbst (a senior scheduled to speak at the march) along with Park City Special Events Manager Jenny Diersen who have details on tomorrow's March for Our Lives. Park City Public Utilities Director Clint McAfee and CommunityEngagement Manager Linda Jager have details on the upcoming Summer Projects Open House happening on March 27.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council member Chris Robinson who has a recap of Wednesday's meeting Newly named Park City High School Principal Roger Arbabi introduces himself to the Park City Community and  Utah House of Representative for District 54, Tim Quinn District has a legislative recap of his first term in office.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board Members Andrew Caplan and Erin Grady have a recap about Tuesday's meeting.

Local News Hour - March 20, 2018

Mar 20, 2018

On today’s program, Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Retiring Utah Senator Kevin Van Tassel has a look at his final legislative session and the highlights of his legislative career. Recycle Utah director Carolyn Wawra talks about her first year on the job and Mountain Mediation Center Board member Natalie Segall has details on a new outreach program that offers mediation services in Spanish.

Local News Hour - March19, 2018

Mar 19, 2018

On today’s program, Park City School Superintendent Ember Conley previews tomorrow's School Board meeting agenda. Coalville Mayor Trevor Johnson talks about the recent council decision to annex 1500 acres for a possible 500 luxury home and golf course development. U.S. Ski and Snowboard Tom Kelly Spokesman has a team update and Snyderville Basin Recreation Director Brian Hanton in with a monthly update.

Local News Hour - March 16, 2018

Mar 16, 2018

On today’s program, State Representative Logan Wilde with a recap of this year's Legislative session.  Park City Council member  Steve Joyce has a recap of last night's meeting and South Summit School District superintendent Shad Sorenson talks about growth and facilities planning for the school district.

Local News Hour - March 15, 2018

Mar 15, 2018

Today’s program begins with a recap of Wednesday's Summit County Council meeting from Glenn Wright, council member. Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber brings a final update on the Utah legislative session. And Snyderville Basin Planning Commission Vice Chair Canice Harte summarizes Tuesday's meeting, in which the commission discussed food trucks.

Local News Hour - March 14, 2108

Mar 14, 2018

On today’s program, Heidi Matthews, president of the Utah Education Association, recaps the just-completed Utah legislative session and looks ahead at some of the state's education challenges. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Trails and Open Space Project Manager Heinrich Deters preview Thursday's city council agenda, including a report on future uses at Bonanza Flat. Alyssa Mitchell, health educator with the Summit County Health Department, discusses increased vaping among local teens, and what can be done about it.

Local News Hour - March 13, 2018

Mar 13, 2018

On today’s program, Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. W Mitchell - former Mayor of Crested Butte and this year's Leadership Park City Community speaker on Monday, March 19th at 7 p.m. at Jim Santy Auditorium.  Dr. John Lawrence, this month's free Lunch and Learn Guest at PC MARC. His topic is using stem cells for pain management and Rylee Curtis with Utah Decides Healthcare and St. Luke’s Pastor Charles Robinson with Project for Deeper Understanding have details on Thursday’s public forum on Medicaid expansion.

Local News Hour - March 9, 2018

Mar 9, 2018

Greg Gagne starts us off with today’s Utah avalanche forecast. Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt has an update on a number of development projects. Park City Council Member Tim Henney recaps last night's meeting. Finally, Karsten Beline and Faith Staley, students at Park City High School, talk about their efforts to organize a solidarity walkout on Wednesday in memory of the Feb. 14 shooting at Parkland, Florida.