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 6:00 to 8:00 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 - Bob Jasper, 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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Resort Battle Aftermath
9:57 am
Sat September 13, 2014

Carrig Returns To Repeat Transition Procedures

Although officially employees of Vail Resorts, as of Thursday, the staff at Park City Mountain Resort will make the transition with new company policies and email addresses over the next three months. Since it's going to be the same Vail executive who did the exact same thing a year ago, when Vail Resorts took over operations at Canyons Resort, he has a playbook to work with. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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National Radio Awards
2:16 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Radio's Marconi Awards Nominate KPCW

KPCW in Park City was honored Thursday night, September 11 in Indianapolis as one of America’s top five noncommercial radio stations.  Park City’s community radio station was among an elite group of public stations honored with a nomination for the Marconi Award, the radio industry’s highest honor for overall excellence in broadcasting.

“It was an honor to be included in the list of great American radio stations,” KPCW General Manager Larry Warren said.  “I couldn’t be more proud of the staff and volunteers who create great radio for the citizens of the Wasatch Back.”

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Resort Battle Over
2:15 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Full Interview With Vail Mayor Andy Daly

Leslie Thatcher asks the Mayor of the town of Vail - and former President of Vail Resorts - if Vail Resorts will be the new 500 lb gorilla in town, now that Vail Resorts has purchased Park City Mountain Resort.

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Resort Battle Over
1:17 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Vail Buys Park City Mountain Resort

After a 20-year run operating Park City Mountain Resort, the resort's owner Powdr Corp. sold its flagship ski area for $182.5 million to Vail Resorts today. Leslie Thatcher has more.

While it’s something he never hoped to do, John Cumming the CEO of Powdr Corp. emailed the sale announcement just five minutes before the news of the acquisition came from Vail Resorts headquarters.

Now, instead of paying out $17.5 million required by the bond that set by the judge in order to operate this winter, Powdr Corp. will have nine times that amount in its bank account.

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Breaking
10:11 am
Thu September 11, 2014

SOLD!

Powdr Corp. has sold it's flagship resort, Park City Mountain Resort to Vail Resorts, effectively immediately. This includes the base area, the parking lots, lower ski terrain, chairlifts as well as the water and snowmaking for the entire mountain. A purchase price wasn't reported.The agreement stipulates that Vail must retain PCMR employees in their current roles.

More details at today's Local News at Noon, starting at 12:06 PM on 91.9 & 88.1 FM and streaming live here.http://kpcw.org/player#stream/kpcw

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Local News
5:46 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

ARRRRRRR! Hospital Celebrates Five Years Open

The Park City Medical Center celebrates its fifth anniversary this weekend - and they're flying the Jolly Roger as part of the event. Rick Brough has more.

Park City Medical Center's Community Health Fair and 5th Anniversary Party runs Friday, September 12th, from 3-7 p.m. More information.

 Pirate-themed Costumes Encouraged!

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Resort Battle
10:03 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Base Businesses Exhale Collective Sigh Of Relief

Credit The Corner Store

Tuesday's announcement that Park City Mountain Resort would post the multi-million dollar bond to operate the resort this upcoming winter came as good news to pass holders and the local business owners at the base of Park City Mountain Resort. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local News
6:14 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Salt Lake City Man Lost

Members of the Summit County Search and Rescue are searching the King's Peak area for a 73 year old Salt Lake man. Rick Brough has more.

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ONE Wasatch
12:13 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

ONE Wasatch Takes Another Step

Two of the three lift alignments to connect the Wasatch's seven resorts has been released. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local News
6:57 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Caus Talks About SBPC Meeting

The Snyderville Basin Planning Commission meets tomorrow night at 6 with what should be a quick agenda. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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