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 - April 6, 2018

Apr 6, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Librarian Lee Whiting who talks about the new Kamas Branch. Park City Council member Lynn Peek has a recap of last night's meeting. Glenn Dyer, who most people know as Duffy Dyer, talks about his first novel a WW II story, "The Torch Betrayal” and Park City Resident, NBA All-Star and now Author Mark Eaton, talks about his new book, “The Four Commitments of a Winning Team.” He'll be doing a book signing tonight at Dolly's Bookstore on Main St.

Local News Hour - April 5, 2018

Apr 5, 2018

We begin today with Kathy Donnell, a naturalist with Utah State Parks. Then Kim Carson, a member of the Summit County Council, recaps Wednesday's meeting. Chris Phinney, Park City's special events coordinator, joins Emily Fisher, Youth Sports Alliance executive director, and Bob Kollar, vice president of special events for the Park City Chamber/Bureau, with details about this week's street concert and Olympic parade. Finally, Park City Transit officials Marilee Hewitt and Blake Fonsbeck discuss bus route changes that start Monday.

Local News Hour - April 4, 2018

Apr 4, 2018

First up this morning are Park City School Board President Andrew Caplan and Business Administrator Todd Hauber, who have details about Tuesday’s meeting, including a discussion on raising taxes. Next, Park City Manager Diane Foster and Planner Hannah Tyler preview the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting, which includes a number of proposed amendments to the Land Management Code to address affordable housing.

Local News Hour - April 3, 2018

Apr 3, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Cheryl Fox - director of Summit Land Conservancy on open space issues. Deputy Summit County Manager Janna Young discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting and previews  of the Solid Waste Master Plan that will be discussed next week. Kimball Art Center Communications Director Amy Roberts and Board Treasurer Dan Lemaitre have  details on a couple of upcoming events this week at the Kimball including kids and adult mini class sessions on Thursday and a Listening Room on Friday.

This morning, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Ember Conley, superintendent of Park City schools about Tuesday's school board meeting.  And Tom Kelly, U.S. Ski & Snowboard spokesman, has his final update of the winter season, as well as his last report on KPCW before he retires after a 30-year career at the organization.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Jeff Wright, the republican co-chair of the Better Boundaries initiative. Park City Council Member Nann Worel has a recap of last night's meeting and Intermountain Healthcare Director of Public Affairs Amy Tuddenham has an update on the Heber Hospital expansion and now designated as a Level 4 Trauma Center.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong who has a recap of Wednesday's meeting. Wayne Pulham with the Bureau of Reclamation talks about plans to upgrade Echo State Park and Moab Multicultural Center Executive Director Rhiana Medina has details  about the programs they offer and Park City Council's visit last month.

Local News Hour - March 28, 2018

Mar 28, 2018

On the Local News hour, Leslie talks with Park City Board Of Realtors President Todd Anderson with a monthly update, Park City Manager Diane Foster has a preview of the agenda for Thursday’s City Council meeting, and Wasatch County School District Superintendent, Paul Sweat .

Local News Hour - March 27, 2018

Mar 27, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County manager Tom Fisher, who discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting and introduces his new Deputy County Manager, Janna Young. Park City Planning Director, Bruce Erickson, previews Wednesday’s planning commission agenda.

Local News Hour - March 26, 2018

Mar 26, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Director Michael Barille, who has an update from the Historic Park City Alliance City Alliance. Director Kendra Wyckoff, Capital Campaign Manager Liza Springmeyer  from the Peace House and Karen Marriott, chair of the Thrive Campaign talk about the grant from the state  legislature and the final push for fundraising for the new facility and Utah Open Lands Ex. Director Wendy Fisher has an update on open space issues, including the Snow Ranch Pastures and Bonanza Flat.