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 6:00 to 8:00 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 - PCSD's Superintendent before Park City School Board's Board of Education Meeting.
  • Tuesdays - Bob Jasper, 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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First Responders Recognized
2:38 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Park City Elks Club Awards First Responders

PCFD Chief Paul Hewitt, left, with Zane Thompson, recognized for exemplary work within the fire department.
Credit PCSD/Paul Hewitt

The Park City Elks Club handed out awards to local First Responders at its annual barbecue Saturday afternoon. The plaques were handed out even while firefighters and police were keeping an eye on the embers of the Rockport 5 fire. Rick Brough has more. 

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Local News
11:40 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Tour Of Utah Wrap Up

After a 78 mile final stage of the Tour of Utah, some of the world's best cyclists cam screaming down the Mine Rod, past the roundabout on Deer Valley drive, to finish on Lower Main Street to the cheers of about 20,000 people. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Construction
11:39 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Housing Construction Season In Park City

The numbers continue to be positive for construction activity in Park City. Rick Brough has more.

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Worker Housing
11:38 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Affordable Housing Challenge In Park City

The affordable housing challenge in Park City, as it turns out, stifles the middle income earners at the same time it benefits those on the lower income scale. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Art Meets Safety
11:36 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Samurai Swords Bend Safely On Bonanza Drive

It's difficult not to notice the change on Bonanza Drive.  As of Tuesday evening, the road's metal sculpture that serves as a median has disappeared. But it will be back. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Local News
11:34 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Summit County Use Of Bags

The Summit County Council Wednesday made some decisions involving county planning and tax refunds. But on one issue, they just sent a message, according to Council Chair Claudia McMullin. Rick Brough has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
3:36 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Still Not Safe For Residents to Return Home in Rockport

Hot spots still smoulder Friday in the Rockport Estates and Rockport Ranches area.
Credit Larry Warren

Leaking propane tanks in the Rockport Ranches and Rockport Estates subdivisions may mean that even though an evacuation order is lifted sometime soon, it could be a while before residents are actually allowed to live in their homes. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Local News
11:41 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Immigration Reform Meeting

A number of community organizations interested in reforming the country's immigration policies are meeting tomorrow (TUESDAY) night in Park Cty. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
6:07 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Evacuation Holdout Asks For Escort To Safety

A Bridge Hollow resident who has refused to evacuate since the Rockport fire started Tuesday apparently had had enough and asked for a police escort down the hill today. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
1:13 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Some Homes Get Their Own Private Firefighters

Members of the Park City Fire Department (shown) get assistance by private firefighters hired by the Elkhorn Insurance company.
Credit PCFD/Paul Hewitt

An insurance company has hired a private firefighting crew to stand by at the top of the Promontory Ranch Club to protect the high-end homes. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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