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 - May 8, 2018

Jun 8, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt who has an update on development projects throughout the county. Park City Council member Tim Henney has  a recap of last night's meeting and Park City Institute Executive Director Teri Orr has details on how this summer's concert series at Quinn's Recreation Complex and City Park will work with updates on food and beverage options, how parking will operate, a new act to be announced and a plea for volunteers.

Today on The Local News Hour, Leslie speaks with Kathy Donnell, Park Naturalist with Utah State Parks, Sam Rubin, owner of Four Seasons Concierge, Brian Richards, Mountain Town Executive Director, Kathleen Einhorn, Max Ventura, Park City Christian Center Latino Outreach Coordinator and Nancy Stokes, Kimball Art Center Exhibition Director.

Local News Hour - June 6, 2018

Jun 6, 2018

  On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board Members Petra Butler and JJ Ehlers who have an update on yesterday's meeting.Park City Manager Diane Foster and Budget Manager Nate Rockwood have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting, which includes more discussion on the budget, food trucks and special events and Marina Lowe ACLU of Utah's Legislative and Policy Counsel and one of the panelists following the Sunday night screening of RBG is  joined by Park City Film Series Director Katy Wang to discuss Justice Ruth Bader Gingsberg's contribution

Local News Hour - June 5, 2018

Jun 5, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Manager Tom Fisher and Regional Transportation Manager Caroline Rodriguez respond to Sam Rubin's complaints.  Park City Recreation Manager Karen Yocum has details on upcoming youth summer programs and a Fly Fishing class and Jackie Blake and Katherine Marty with Park City READS has details on the organization’s first ever Gin and Phonics fundraiser coming up on June 9th.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City Interim Superintendent of Schools David Gomez who previews Tuesday's school board meeting. Douglas Jepperson of Park City Karate has details about the Intermountain Karate Championship they're hosting next weekend. Tom Kelly, Vice President  of Communications with US Ski and Snowboard has details about the 2019 World Championships at Deer Valley, Park City and Solitude and Park City.

  On today's Local News Hour guest host Carolyn Murray updates the mountain trail conditions with a call in interview from Laura of the Mountain Trails Foundation.  Republican Congressman John Curtis talks about his time in Washington D.C. representing the 3rd District.  He is running against Chris Herrod who is challenging him in the June 26th Republican Primary Election. Park City Mayor Andy Beerman gives an update on Thursday's City Council Meeting covering the issues of social equity, homelessness in Park City, transit programs and the Historic Preservation Awards.

Local News Hour - May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018

  Summit County Council member, Doug Clyde has an update on the council meeting which includes discussion on the new frontage road proposals for the Bitner access to Silver Creek. He gives a detailed explanation of the complicated state transit tax increase proposed by the state legislature last session.  Chris Herrod is one of two Primary Republican candidates for US House District 3 which is a seat currently held by John Curtis who won the special election in November.  He and Curtis are facing off in this Primary Election coming up on June 26th.

Park City Manager Diane Foster and Budget Operations and Strategic Planning Manager Jedd Briggs talk about the busy agenda City Council has for Thursday; budget, pest control and parking are just a few of the highlights. Craig Crowley, Summit County emergency manager, addresses wildfire risk, using emergency management systems, and putting in place family communications systems, which can be essential if a catastrophic event should occur.

  In today's KPCW Local News Hour, Carolyn Murray introduces the new Park City School District Superintendent, Jill Gildae.  She comes from the Greenwich Public School System in Connecticut where she has been the Superintendent for the past year.  Our second guest is Summit County Manager, Tom Fisher with a preview of Wednesday's County Council Meeting.  He covers agenda items that include a discussion on another transit sales tax that could be implemented by 2019.  The Director of the Kimball Arts Center, Jory Macomber and Park City Summit County Arts Council Community Manager, Jocelyn Scu

  The first guest on todays program is Heber Mayor Keleen Potter talking about the annexation, zoning and land use updates in this rapidly growing community.

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