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.

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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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Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong redrafted a key provision in the revised Snyderville General Plan, Phase 2, working with the county attorney's office. That was a key step, before the county council voted to approve the second phase. Rick Brough has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City planner Kirsten Whetstone and Christy Alexander about the agenda for the Park City Planning Commission including a lot of proposed changes to the Land Management Code and what's next for the Alice Claim development. The Summit County Council is not meeting this week, but Summit County Manager Tom Fisher has details on Monday's night COG meeting and his thoughts about last week's growth forum. Phyllis Robinson and Ann Ober with Park City talk about this week's Community Conversation meetings.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Planners Ray Milliner and Sean Lewis about Tuesday's Snyderville Basin Planning Commission meeting. Park City Council candidate Rory Murphy talks about his platform. Rena Jordan and Brian Hanton with the Snyderville Basin Recreation District have an update on the proposed ice area and no bikes at the Run A Muk dog park.  Artist, Author and Financial Planner Carl Richards talks about Thursday's Kimball Art Center presentation.

One of the six candidates running for Park City Council is Old Town resident Hope Melville. Lynn Peek has more.

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The Park City Council Thursday voted 4 to 1 to sign up for the second phase of Mountain Accord. The dissenting vote was from Dick Peek. Rick Brough has more.

Summit Community Power Works - the nonprofit organization vying for the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize is holding its first fundraiser Saturday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

The vast majority of speakers at a public hearing at Wednesday's Summit County Council meeting favored the Mountain Accord proposal to place nearly 1,000 acres within Summit County under a federal preservation designation. County council members said the proposal was a "no-brainer" opportunity to save open space. Rick Brough has more.

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The Summit County Council Wednesday approved Phase 2 of the Snyderville General Plan by a 4 to 1 vote. That came after months of discussion and public hearings before the Council as well as the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission. Rick Brough has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Bruce Erickson who is advocating for Park City Senior Citizens. Park City Council Member Tim Henney reviews Thursday's meeting, including the decision to move forward with Phase 2 of the Mountain Accord. Colin Hilton with the Utah Olympic Park and Luke Bodensteiner with USSA give detailis about the June 27th opening of the new jumps and freestyle pool. Park City Emergency manager Hugh Daniels makes the case for his proposed ban of personal fireworks and outdoor burning.

America welcomed 170 new U-S citizens Wednesday at a Naturalization Ceremony held  in Park City.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher was there and has this report.

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