Local News Hour

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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 - 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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Voters in Tuesday's Park City Council races elected Andy Beerman to another term on the Council - and gave him the highest vote total - while they chose Nann Worel and Becca Gerber as new faces to join him at City Hall. Rick Brough has more. 

With all precincts in Summit County reporting, the results - with winners in bold - are listed below. Races too close to call are indicated with an asterisk. 

 Park City Council (3 seats open) 

As part of Tuesday's balloting, voters in four east-side cities in Summit County made their choices. Rick Brough has more.

More election results across the Wasatch Back. Oakley City Council, 4-year term  (3 seats open)

  • Lorrie J Hoggan - 151
  • Tom Smart - 183
  • Mont J Flygare  - 135
  • Joe B Frazier - 175

 Oakley City Council, 2-year term

In Tuesday’s election, Park City voters returned incumbent Andy Beerman to the city council for another four year term. He will be joined by newcomers Nann Worel and Becca Gerber.

Park City school district’s $56 million bond to build a new 5/6 school, expand the high school and demolish TMJHS along with some improvements to athletic, music and dance facilities bond suffered a decisive defeat. With more than thousand vote difference, those voting against the bond was 3,001 compared to 1,944 voting.

On today's program, Summit County Manger Tom Fisher previews Wednesday's County Council meeting, David Ure talks about his new job as director of SITLA - Schools and Institutional Trust Lands Administration. Lauren Lockey and Professor Jason Wyckoff talk about a special event  on Thursday might and members of the Wasatch Ski Academy have details about their wax fundraiser.

ON today's program, Park City School District Superintendent Ember Conley reviews tomorrow school board work session.  Lisa Verzella with the National Weather Service talks about the new weather observation station in town. Missy Hilton and John Concannon with Giving a Bleep have details about this year's production and Summit County Clerk Kent Jones has details on this year's early voting results.

graphic by Monika Guendner / KPCW

There may be a big change on the horizon for Soldier Hollow. It could soon be under the oversight of the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt reviews some of the highlights of his report to council on the State of the Canyons report. Park City planners Kirsten Whetstone and Anya Grahn review Tuesday's planning commission meeting agenda. Peter Baxter of Slamdance has details on Thursday's screening of the horror comedy Clinger. Author Kate Bolick talks about her upcoming visit to the Sundance Author Series and her new book, Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own.

On today's program, Jason Christensen and Bina Skordas with Park City Municipal talk about the presentation made to the city council last week on the Water and Energy Resiliency Program. Tom Kelly with the US Ski Team has an update from the first World Cup race of the season in Soelden, Austria. Jesse Hunt, director of the Park City Ski Team has the 411 on this year's Ski and Snowboard Swap and in a pre-recorded interview Jordan Schnitzer talks about his passion for art and the 90-work collection now on display at the Kimball Art Center.

Seven pioneers in the ski industry have been chosen to join the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame - including a couple with local connections. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Bill Stenquist, Luke Bodensteiner and Colin Hilton talk about the future merger of the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation and the Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation. Park City Council Member Cindy Matsumoto reviews some of the items discussed at Thursday's council meeting. Solider Hollow Director Richard Hodges has details about the 25th anniversary of the Ski Affair and Stacy Dymalski has details on Monday's election forum.