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.

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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 - August 23, 2017

6 hours ago

On today’s program, we introduce you to the new principal for Trailside Elementary school, Carolyn Synan. She talks about preliminary class sizes,  and projects she plans to undertake right from the beginning. Executive Director of PC Tots, Carol Loomis, who was awarded Park City Rotary's Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award yesterday and Beth Armstrong – of the  People's Health Clinic discusses the upcoming fundraiser Healthy Laughs on Sept. 1st.

Local News Hour - August 22, 2017

Aug 22, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson previews tomorrow's planning commission agenda, including  the Star Hotel and Woodside Park applications and Park City Museum director Sandra Morrison has details about a lecture Wednesday on Sherman's March to Sea, by local Civil War buff Steve Reggentin.

On today’s program Charlie Sturgis has this week’s Mountain Trails Report. Park City Council member Tim Henney has details on last night's meeting. Tracy Sjostrom, Principal of the Park City Learning Center discusses curriculum changes, mentoring programs and a possible name change for the District’s at-risk high school students and founder of Leadership Park City Myles Rademan with details on how to register for Class 24.

Local News Hour - August 17, 2017

Aug 17, 2017

Sam Rubin – owner of Mountain Transportation Network talks about his proposal to Park City Municipal for microtransit. Kimball Art Center Executive Director Lindsie Smith with an art center update. Christina Miller and her three children - Sophia, Alex and Paige Adrian (two of whom have Juvenile diabetes) discuss their recent trip to Washington DC to get funding support for their cause. Paul De Lisle - the bass player with Smash Mouth - one of three bands performing Friday night at Deer Valley.

Local News Hour - August 16, 2017

Aug 16, 2017

On today’s program, Park City School Board member Andrew Caplan has a recap of yesterday’s meeting. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Planning Director Bruce Erickson discuss the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting and Sally Elliott and Rory Murphy with Friends of Ski Mining History with details on a couple of upcoming fundraisers.

Local News Hour - August 15, 2107

Aug 15, 2017

On today’s program, Park City Institute Director Teri Orr has details about tonight's show, The Punch Brothers and I’m With Her (a show that KPCW Broadcasters Club will be attending).  Also we  look at the rest of the summer season and what’s being planned for the Main Stage for the 20th anniversary.  Summit County Sheriff Lt. Andrew Wright has details about the new hybrid vehicles the sheriff's office has acquired. Dog Trainer Heather Hampsten has details on the upcoming PC MARC dog obedience program. Recycle Utah director Carolyn Wawra has her monthly update.

Local News Hour -August 14, 2017

Aug 14, 2017

On today’s program, Superintendent of Park City Schools Ember Conley previews Tuesday's School Board Agenda.  The new Executive Director of Youth Sports Alliance Emily Fisher introducers herself to the community along with chairman of the YSA board Trace Worthington. Park City Education Foundation director Abby McNulty has an update on the new Student Wellness programs and a recap of the first year of Bright Futures and David West with Ride Free American - based in New Park – has  another perspective about the Micro-Transit issue.

On today’s program, Charlie Sturgis has this week’s Mountain Trails Report. Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt calls in with this month’s development report. Kole Nordmann, Marketing Manager at the Utah Olympic Park, has details about the new Park shuttle, and other activities going on at the Park. Jim Whitney from Sunrise Rotary, promotes the annual Tour de Sunrise event happening tomorrow in Coalville.

Local News Hour - August 10,2017

Aug 10, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Doug Clyde has details from yesterday’s meeting. Park City Planning Commission Chair - Adam Strachan has  a recap of last night's meeting. Vail Resorts Sustainability Director Rob Whittier has details about Vail's plans for net zero sustainability practices. Youth Sports Report monthly update - Heather Sims, YSA Youth Programs Director & Amy Jenkins, Treasure Mountain Vice Principal talk about some upcoming events and ACTiV8 going to Treasure Mountain Junior High School. 

On today’s program, Snyderville Basin Planning Commission vice-chairwoman Bea Peck has a review of Tuesday’s meeting Summit County Health Dept. has its monthly update with Phil Bondurant, Environmental Health Director and Aaron Newman, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Coordinator. They discuss the Silver Creek Sewer Expansion and upcoming mental health public input meetings and Park City Film Series Director Katie Wang has details on the three film screenings this month.

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