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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Executive Director of the Mountain Trails Foundation, Charlie Sturgis has an update on the Jupiter Peek Steeple Chase, the Upcoming Mid-Mountain Marathon and the progress on new trails opening in the area.Teri Orr, Executive Director of the Park City Performing Arts Institute tells KPCW they want to move the remaining shows scheduled for August and September at Quinn's Junction in to town to the City Park venue. This due to the success of the Grace Potter concert held in City Park on Friday, July 13th.

Summit County Chris Robinson has a recap of Wednesday’s meeting.  The second guest on the program is Kirsta Albert, Communications Director of the Wasatch County School District. Then, singer Chris Blue joins the program to talk about his performance July 23 as part of the Park City Big Stars Bright Night concert series.

This morning Heber Mayor, Kelleen Potter, gives KPCW an update on a trip she and Heber Light and Power Board members  took to visit a small nuclear power plant in Oregon.  She also has an update on the progress of the Heber Bypass proposal to route Highway 40 traffic off  Heber's Main Street.    Park City Manager Diane Foster talks about Mayor Andy Beerman's letter to the Utah Congressional Delegation in which he asks them put an end to inhumane policies carried out by ICE in dealing with children of immigrants coming to the US.  It also expressly asks the delegation to create a path to ci

Summit County Manager Tom Fisher has a preview of Wednesday's County Council meeting.  The Lincoln Station rezone proposal is up for a possible decision from Council.  It would allow for 78 units on a 4 acre parcel on Bitner Road.  Included in the project is small commercial space. Wasatch County Manager Mike Davis talks with KPCW about the Truth in Taxation hearing held last week by the Wasatch County Council to address the aging water lines coming from the Duchesne area. It represents a small tax increase to the residents of Wasatch County.

  Mountainlands Community Housing Trust Director Scott Loomis has an update on the affordable housing projects underway in Heber City, Silver Creek Village and Discovery. Mountainlands is also celebrating its 25th anniversary in September with a party on the Bob Wells Plaza in Old Town.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Charlie Sturgis who has this week’s trails report. Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter and Summit County Investigator Christina Sally have details on the upcoming annual Children's Justice Center "Ride for Justice" - a law enforcement supported motorcycle ride that benefits abused children July 20th. Park City Council member Steve Joyce has a recap of last night's meeting.

Local News Hour July 12, 2018

Jul 12, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Kathy Donnell - Park Naturalist with Utah State Parks. Summit County Council chair Kim Carson has a recap of Wednesday's meeting. Park City Institute Director Teri Orr has details on how the City Park venue will work for Friday’s Grace Potter show. Director of the Rock Opera, Tommy, Caleb Parry, talks about the production that plays at the Egyptian Theater through July and Youth Sports Alliance Executive Director Emily Fisher talks about JANS Winter Welcome and how it supports the mission of YSA. It is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Snyderville Planning Commissioner Thomas Cooke who has an update from last night’s discussion on food trucks. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Planner Hannah Tyler have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. Summit County Health Dept. Educator Alyssa Mitchell talks about staying safe in the heat. Singer Songwriter Grace Potter talks about her upcoming performance on Friday at City Park - part of the Big Stars Bright Nights Concert Series.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Assistant Summit County manager Janna Young who discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson has a preview of Wednesday's planning commission meeting. Certified Financial Planner Jon Neilson is this month’s Lunchtime Learning Guest.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City Chamber Bureau President and CEO Bill Malone who  has a look ahead at the summer season. Summit County Transportation Planning Manager Caroline Rodriguez has an update on transportation and transit projects.

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