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 - October 6, 2017

Oct 6, 2017

On today’s program, Charlie Sturgis has this week’s Trails Report. Park City Parking Consultant with Dixon Resources Julie Dixon and Park City Parking and Fleet Manager Kenzie Coulson have an update on the parking management plan now underway and discussed at yesterday’s Park City council meeting. Park City Council member Becca Gerber has a recap about last night's meeting and SCPW Director Erin Bragg and Park City Environmental Sustainability Project Manager Celia Peterson have details on Climate Week that starts on Sunday.

Local News Hour - October 5, 2017

Oct 5, 2017

On today’s program, Kathy Donnell - Park Naturalist with Utah State Parks, has an update on our local state parks. Summit County Council member Glenn Wright has a recap from Wednesday's meeting. Judd Werner, Volunteer for Citizens Climate Lobby and Rabbi David Levinsky with the Park City Interfaith Council have details on a two-part educational series on climate change and the newest member of the DABC and Park City attorney Thomas Jacobson talks about his recent appointment and recent trade mission to Southeast Asia with Governor Herbert.

On today’s program, Park City School Board Member Andrew Caplan has a recap about Monday’s strategic planning and Tuesday’s board of education meeting. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Economic Development Manager Jonathan Weidenhamer have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting.

Local News hour - October 3, 2017

Oct 3, 2017

On today’s program, Cheryl Fox - director of Summit Land Conservancy has an update on open space issues. Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Project for a Deeper Understanding organizers Mike Andrews and David Hedderly-Smith have details on Thursday’s quarterly topic: #fakenews. Jane Perkins  is the guest author for this year's Friends of Library author luncheon, October 10th and discusses her new book: The Golden Elixir of the West: Whiskey and its Role in Shaping the Western Frontier.

Local News Hour - October 2, 2017

Oct 2, 2017

On today’s program, Park City School Superintendent Ember Conley previews tomorrow's School Board meeting agenda. Park City Transportation Director Alfred Knotts has an update on the two planning studies underway for both SR 224 and SR 248 and Heber Power Customer and Community Relations Dennis Godfrey from the Heber City Airport talks about some of the changes that are likely coming to the Heber City Airport.

Local News Hour - September 29, 2017

Sep 29, 2017

On today’s program, Charlie Sturgis has this week’s Mountain Trails Report. Park City Planning Commissioner Steve Joyce has a recap of Wednesday’s meeting. Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation Director Colin Hilton discusses the reality of Utah hosting another Winter Olympics now that Los Angeles has been awarded the 2028 summer games and a look ahead at tomorrow’s Red Bull 400.  Park City Rotarians Jim Whitney and Connie Nelson with details about the 2nd annual  Shot Ski event and Park City Institute Director Teri Orr rolls out of the 20th anniversary Eccles Main Stage performances.

Local News Hour - September 28,2017

Sep 28, 2017

On today’s program, Deer Valley President and General Manager Bob Wheaton has details on being named the #1 resort in North American by readers of SKI Magazine, the sale of the resort and the latest on the expansion plans. Snyderville Basin Planning Commissioner Thomas Cooke discusses some of the items from Tuesday night’s meeting, including the Newpark Condos next to the public.

Local News Hour - September 27, 2017

Sep 27, 2017

On today’s program, Mike Simone from RRC Associates and Jim Powell, Vice President of Marketing for the Park City Chamber Bureau will present the highlights for the 2016/2017 Ski Utah Skier Research Study. Equine Specialist Alejandra Lara and Outreach Coordinator from Wasatch Mental Health Colleen Oisher discuss the teen drug and alcohol prevention research being conducted through the Equine Assisted Learning program at the National Ability Center in conjunction with Wasatch Mental Health.

Local News Hour - September 26, 2017

Sep 26, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County Sustainability Coordinator Lisa Yoder talks about the county's efforts to achieve net zero. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson previews Wednesday’s planning commission agenda. Park City Film Series Director Katy Wang talks about Thursday’s free screening of “She Started It,” and one of the post film panelists Juliana Duran, the Associate Director of PandoLabs and Park City Angels Staff analyst and facilitator and Sheriff Justin Martinez discusses programs in the county jail and the need for volunteers.

Local News Hour - September 25, 2017

Sep 25, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County planner  Amir Caus talks about tomorrow's Snyderville Basin planning commission agenda. Park City Board of Realtors Update - Board members Leanne Perry and Page Juliano discuss legacy history in the community, multi-generational transactions, and the upcoming board election. Park City Summit County Arts Council Ex.

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