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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  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to former Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds who has been appointed to serve as Executive Director of the Utah Communications Authority. Marlene Peacock, and Jean Daly – co-presidents of Park City Friends of Library have information on this weekend’s used book sale and upcoming Author’s Luncheon. Sally Elliott and Rory Murphy invite the community to Wednesday’s Pik ‘n Shovel membership party at the Town Lift to support the Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History.

Local News Hour - August 26, 2016

Aug 26, 2016

  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Jeana New and Kate Geagan, both nutritionists and members of the Park City School District’s Children Nutrition Task Force to talk about the 15 to Clean program started in school cafeterias this year. Park City Council Member Tim Henney updates the council’s discussion on the Woodside Park affordable housing project.

Local News Hour - August 25, 2016

Aug 25, 2016

  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council Member Claudia McMullin. Snyderville Basin Planning Commissioner Colin Deford has an update on Tuesday and Andy Garcia and his Cineson All Star band are performing Saturday night as part of the Big Stars Bright Nights Concert Series.

  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board member Phil Kaplan and Communications  Specialist Molly Miller about school start times and the high school expansion timeline. Park City Manger Diane Foster, Economic Development Director Jonathan Weidenhammer and Community Development Director Anne Laurent preview the re-development of the Park Avenue fire station into housing and Paul Sweat, the new Superintendent of Wasatch County School District discusses last week’s school board decision to increase taxes.

Local News Hour - August 23, 2016

Aug 24, 2016

  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Manager Tom Fisher. The County Council is scheduled to adopt the two sales tax ballot measures at Wednesday’s meeting. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson previews Wednesday’s planning commission meeting and Attorney Tim Smith is doing a free presentation on the issue of trademarks – who needs one and how to get one.

  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City Municipal Housing Specialist Rhoda Stauffer and Park City Board of Realtors Legislative Committee Chair Melissa Band about the panel discussion on Friday – housing on Summit County: Past, Present and Future. Park City schools open this week and Superintendent Ember Conley says they’re ready and Director of the Basin Recreation Brian Hanton and Bob Radke are in with a monthly update.

Local News Hour - August 19, 2016

Aug 19, 2016

  On today’s program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Charlie Sturgis with Mountain Trails Foundation about the closure of Jenny’s as the EPA goes in to clean up tens of thousands of cubic yards of mining waste. Larry White ,the CEO of TCFC, has details about a public open house on Tuesday as the company readies a revised masterplan for the 3.8 million square feet of development still to do at the base of Canyons Village and mid-mountain. Wasatch County Manager Mike Davis has updates on a number of development projects, including the new military hotel and Mayflower master plan.

  On today’s program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council Member Kim Carson about the proposed ballot and transportation measures. Swaner EcoCenter Director Nell Larson has a preview of some upcoming events and Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District Director Mike Luers reports that due to a cooperative effort of water users in the Snyderville Basin, thousands of fish were saved last month.

  On today’s program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to the founder of THINC – Treasure Hill Impact Neighborhood Coalition – Brian van Hecke about his group’s opposition efforts to the proposed development. Summit County Clerk Kent Jones explains why long-time voters in Summit County are being told their voter registration information isn’t complete and Cati Snarr, the new director of the Ballet West Academy in Park City has details on tomorrow’s grand opening.

  On today’s program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Manager Tom Fisher about the proposed transportation and transit sales tax ballot proposals. Coalville Mayor Trevor Johnson talks about how Coalville is reacting to the proposed ballot proposals as well as the recently concluded fair. Treasure spokesman Pat Sweeney gives a perspective on how we got to today’s million square foot development proposal and Clarence Gilyard and Peter Sham talk about the Neil Simon Festival coming to the Egyptian Theater.

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