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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On today's program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Interim Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson and Planning Tech Makena Hawley. Connie Nelson, the Executive Director of the Alf Engen Ski Museum introduces us to two of the four inductees in this year's class at the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame. Nell Larson, director of Swaner EcoCenter talks about some of the center's upcoming events and Nate Vineyard, President of Slow Food Park City has the rundown for this year's Food and Film Weekend.

On today's program, Host Leslie Thatcher Speaks to Summit County Planners Ray  Milliner and Tiffany Robinson about Tuesday's Snyderville Basin Planning Commission meeting. Superintendent Ember Conley has details about Tuesday's school board meeting. Bob Radke  from Snyderville Basin Recreation and Wendy Fisher from Utah Open Lands have details on some upcoming public input sessions about the Toll Canyon area and members of Leadership Class 21 Mary Beth Maziarz and Hadley Dynak have details on Saturday's first ever Neighbor Day.

On today's program, Charlie Sturgis with Mountain Trails Foundation has this week's update. State Representative Kraig Powell talks about legislation he's proposing for the January session. Park City Institute Director Teri Orr talks about the line up for this winter's Main Stage at the Eccles Center that opens December 5th with a conversation with Edward Snowden. Park City Council  Member Tim Henney reviews some of the business at Thursday's council meeting, including a new ordinance regulating trash and recycling bins in Old Town.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson about the approval of the Canyon Corners project - paving the way for the move by Whole Foods Market. Summit County Attorney Robert Hilder reflects back on his first 8 months in office. PCHS Booster Club President Kayla Pelegrin talks about how you can support the Booster Club and a number of extra curricular activities at the high school and Park City resident David Bennett talks about why he doesn't support Rocky Mountain Power's proposed surcharge on solar customers.

On today's program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City Manager Diane Foster about hiring  a new Community Development Director, affordable housing and the economic benefits of filming on Main Street. Chris Steinkamp is the Executive Director of Protect Our Winters (POW) and how they're message to save snow is spreading around the world via professional winter athletes. Park City Police Captain Phil Kirk and Police Officer Wife MeriAnn Boxall talk about the Paint the Town Blue event on Saturday.

graphic by KPCW; background trails map from Park City Mountain

Nearly 75 people traveled on Park City Road Tour to Breckenridge and Grand Junction, Colorado last week. KPCW spoke with a couple of them following their return. Rick Brough has more.

Egyptian Theatre Company

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Wasatch County Manager Mike Davis about the JSSD and Mayflower. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher reviews Wednesday's county council meeting, Recycle Utah Director Insa Riepen provides her monthly update and Randy Barton talks about his one-man, two-act performance, Famous and Infamous, this weekend at the Egyptian Theater.

Summit County Sheriff's Office

After spending three nights and four days in the wilderness, an elderly man has been located. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Park City Fire District

  Quick thinking Stagecoach Estates residents saved their rental home when a brush fire broke out Saturday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Leslie Thatcher

It's been in the planning stages for decades and the first portion of what's called the WOW Trail is now open for riding. Leslie Thatcher has more.