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 - February 7, 2018

Feb 7, 2018

Evelyn Lees starts with today’s Utah avalanche forecast. Park City School Board Member Anne Peters and Business Administrator Todd Hauber recap Tuesday's meeting. Wasatch County Activist Tracy Taylor details Saturday's voter registration and petition signing event to get a citizen referendum on November's ballot that would overturn the Wasatch County Council's vote to amend the county's General Plan to move the boundary of the Central Zone.

Local News Hour - February 5, 2018

Feb 5, 2018

Trent Messenheimer leads off with today’s Utah avalanche forecast. Next, Bryan Schott, managing editor of UtahPolicy.com, has an update on the ongoing Utah legislative session.  Park City School Superintendent Ember Conley previews tomorrow's school board meeting. Park City and Summit County transportation planners Alfred Knotts and Caroline Rodriguez update us on their doings.  Finally, Tom Kelly, U.S. Ski & Snowboard spokesman, checks in from Pyeongchang and the organization’s CEO, Tiger Shaw, has a Winter Olympics preview.

Local News Hour - February 2, 2018

Feb 2, 2018

On today’s show, Park City Film Series Director Katy Wang previews this weekend's screening of Darkest Hour at the Jim Santy Auditorium, recaps the Sundance festival, and looks ahead at the calendar. Newly appointed Park City Council Member Lynn Ware Peek and Mayor Andy Beerman discuss last night's meeting. And Marshall Moore, spokesman for Utah Film Studios, talks about plans for the soundstage, its involvement with the Sundance Institute, and what we can expect to see with the build-out of the property.

On today’s program, Summit County Public Works Director Derek Radke discusses how - in a low snow year - staff keeps busy when not plowing, what the financial savings are, and what public works projects we'll see in 2018. Next we get a legislative update from Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber. Amber Hansen of The Egyptian Theatre has details about the Drifters shows this weekend. Finally, Coalville resident Margaret Bowman talks about her award from the National Weather Service's Cooperative Observer program for taking daily readings over the last 30 years.

Evelyn Lees checks in with today’s Utah avalanche forecast. Julie Eihausen of the Park City Board of Education talks about her time on the board as well as her early departure from the position.  Park City Manager Diane Foster and Mayor Andy Beerman preview the agenda for Thursday's City Council meeting.  And Myles Rademan, founder of Leadership Park City, sets us up for the Olympic Experience on Monday at Santy Auditorium as well as next Wednesday's Leadership 101 program.

Local News Hour - January 30, 2018

Jan 30, 2018

On today’s program, Mark Staples has today’s avalanche forecast. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher and Park City Chamber and Visitors Bureau Director Bill Malone discuss the agreement reached on future Transient Room Tax dollars.

Local News Hour - January 29, 2018

Jan 29, 2018

Trent Messenheimer starts with today’s Utah avalanche forecast. Bryan Schott, managing editor of UtahPolicy.com, reviews the state legislature's current session. Park City Special Events Manager Jenny Diersen and Park City Transportation Manager Alfred Knotts discuss how traffic and parking went during Sundance.  Next, Tom Kelly, spokesman for U.S.

Local News Hour - January 26, 2018

Jan 26, 2018

Greg Gagne starts off today’s program with the Utah avalanche forecast. Newly named University of Utah President Ruth Watkins talks about why she wanted the job and what she hopes to accomplish. Next, THINC members John Stafsholt, Kyra Parkhurst and Neils Vernegaard react to the news of Park City negotiating a potential buyout of Treasure Hill. And finally, Christina Miller, Bari Nan Rothchild and Sally Elliott talk about their efforts to dissuade Superintendent Ember Conley from leaving her post at the Park City School District.

Local News Hour - January 25, 2018

Jan 25, 2018

Trent Meisenheimer gives us today’s Utah avalanche forecast. Park City Mayor Andy Beerman discusses the news that came out last night that the city is negotiating to buy all of the land encompassing the Treasure Hill project.  Brantley Eason and Cheryl Butler, Summit County GOP and Democratic party chairs, respectively, provide updates on the current Utah legislative session.  Park City School Board Member J.J. Ehlers and District Communications Director Melinda Colton discuss Tuesday's special meeting as the school board begins the recruitment process for a new superintendent.

Local News Hour - January 24, 2018

Jan 24, 2018

Mark Staples calls in with today’s Utah avalanche forecast. Park City Board of Realtors President Todd Anderson discusses new leadership; how tax reform could affect the local real estate market; and year-end real estate stats. Gary Raymond, managing director of Replay Destinations, discusses the Yotels project at Canyons Village, in which most residences are priced at $275,000. Heber City Mayor Kelleen Potter previews tonight’s Heber Light & Power meeting as well as the Heber City Council Meeting scheduled for tomorrow night.

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