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 - May 23, 2018

6 hours ago

Today starts with Tom Noeker and Amber Nelson from the South Summit Trails Foundation talking about projects short and long term.  They are partnering with the National Forest Service to create a trails network in the Uinta Cache National Forrest with ground-breaking slated for 2019. The second guest is Democratic primary candidate Eileen Gallagher,  a pediatrician, mother, and volunteer who is running for the state senate seat District 26.

Local News Hour - May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018

  Summit County Manager, Tom Fisher gives a preview of  Wednesday's County Council meeting beginning at 11:30 with the Summit Bike Share launch at the KImball Junction Transit Center . They go into closed session at 1 pm and begin the work session at 3:10 pm in the Sheldon Richin's Building auditorium. Students Faith Staley and Adam Herbst talk about the upcoming gun debate scheduled for May 31st.  They've invited political candidates for the discussion in the hope of creating a civilized dialogue on the topic of Gun Control.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to the Park City Board of Realtors President Todd Anderson, who has details on last month’s awards as well as an update from the mid-year legislative meetings in Washington, DC, and news from the Wasatch Back Economic Summit. Park City environmental sustainability project manager Celia Peterson summarizes last week's Wattsmart Communities meeting and tells what's next. Park City Institute executive director Teri Orr discusses the summer pop-up concert series and the addition of one more act.

Local News Hour - May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018

On today’s program, Charlie Sturgis has this week’s Mountain Trails report. President of the Brighton Estates Property Owners Association Mark Fischer responds to last night's discussion on the Bonanza Flat conservation easement and master plan. Park City Mayor Andy Beerman has a recap of last night's lengthy meeting and Van Hemeyer – Vice President of Business Development for Extell Development Company has an update on the progress being made on the Wasatch County Mayflower expansion of Deer Valley Resort. 

Local News Hour - May 17, 2018

May 17, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher conducts a final interview with Park City Superintendent of Schools Ember Conley before she leaves for her new position in Mesa, AZ. Park City Republican Jeff Wright speaks  about the Better Boundaries ballot initiative’s  road to certification and November’s ballot.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board Member Erin Grady and Business Administrator Todd Hauber who have a recap about Tuesday's meeting.

Local News Hour - May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018

On today’s program, Human Resources attorney Mike O'Brien, one of the panelists on Thursday’s #metoo panel discusses sexual harassment in the work place.  Summit County Fire Warden Bruce Boyer and Health Department PIO Derek Siddoway have details on the upcoming Community Disaster Preparedness Open House May 24 and the upcoming wildfire season.

Local News Hour - May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Interim Superintendent David Gomez who previews Tuesday’s School Board meeting agenda. Park City and Summit County Transportation Planning Managers Alfred Knotts and Caroline Rodriguez have updates on a number of on-going projects and Park City Education Foundation Programs Director Kara Cody and Programs Manager Sara Hutchinson have details on the $300,000 in school grants that were just awarded.

On today’s program, we welcome back the Mountain Trails Report with Charlie Sturgis. House District 1 Democratic primary candidate Lee Castillo discusses his election platform against primary candidate Kurt Weiland. Park City Community Foundation Development and Special Projects Director Diego Zegarra has details on the just concluded Solomon Fund grants process which awarded almost $90,000 to 17 different organizations.

Local News Hour - May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council member Kim Carson who has a recap of Wednesday's meeting. Executive Director  of TRUCE, Together for Responsible Use and Cannabis Education,  Christine Stenquist has news on efforts to pay canvassers to go door to door asking petition signers to rescind their signatures from the cannabis initiative petition.

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