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 - 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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The lackluster snowfall this winter resulted in a nearly 5% drop in skiers and snowboarders hitting Utah's slopes. Leslie Thatcher has more.

In less than a week, more than a thousand people signed a petition asking the Park City School Board to save the high school library as its being re-purposed for the PCCAPS program. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's Local News Hour, Charlie Sturgis has this week's soggy trails report. Park City Board of Realtors members Carol and Nancy Tallman have the results of 2015's first quarter sales. With a rash of thefts taking place, Summit County sheriff Justin Martinez and prosecutor Matt Bates tell you how to guard yourself against vehicle and home burglaries. Glenn Wright the adjutant with Park City American Legion Post 14 has details on Monday's Memorial Day ceremony at Park City Cemetery.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County council member Roger Armstrong about talk of a proposed .25% increase in the county sales tax to help pay for transit and transportation needs. Then Michael Berry, the director of the national Ski Areas Association blames the 5% decrease in skier days this past winter all on the weather. Bill Humbert and Ellen Silver co-founders and facilitators of the Park Ciyt Career Network celebrate  that  they've helped more than 100 people find jobs since they started the Network in 2009.

On today's Local News Hour, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City school board president Tania Knauer about remodeling plans for the high school library and master planning for the Kearns Blvd. school campus. Assistant Park City manager Matt Dias and Park City Museum director Sandra Morrison talk about the mitigation efforts to save the Daly West Mine structure.

With the decision to move forward with grade realignment, the ned to mitigate mine tailings on the Kearns Campus and new growth, the Park City school district master planning committee has come up with a preferred alternative.  Leslie Thatcher has more.

The director of Mountain Trails Foundation hopes to start a discussion about whether we should implement an every other day policy for unleashed dogs on trails. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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The Park City High School boys and girls Lacrosse teams both competed in the state championships this weekend - with the girls remaining undefeated - in a thrilling overtime. Leslie Thatcher has more.

ON today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher discusses the favorite design of the master planning committee for the Kearns Campus with superintendent Ember Conley as well as how many books is the Park City High School library losing. Tom Kelly with the U-S Ski and Snowboard Association has an update from last week's annual Congress. Rena Jordan talks about the Snyderville Basin Recreation District's summer projects and Craig McCarthy with the Park City Chamber Bureau invites you to the annual meet and Eat Expo this Wednesday the the Yarrow from 4- 7 pm.

On today's Local News Hour, Charlie Sturgis with Mountain Trails Foundation talks about the process of allowing a dogs on - dogs off schedule on local trails. Summit County fire warden Bryce Boyer discusses the upcoming fire season he's preparing for. Vern Latham is a partner in VCBO Architects and talks about the Master Planning Commission's preferred alternative - Scheme 3.

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