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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Local News
10:56 am
Thu August 15, 2013

City Council Discusses Proposed Tax Increases

Although proposed tax increases are the major item for Wednesday's City Council session, they're looking at a variety of other items from re-usable bags to possible amendments for the Council's governmental format. Rick Brough has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
1:08 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Homes And Vehicles Lost in Rockport Fire, But No Lives

"Firenados", seen as narrow columns of swirling smoke, popped up throughout the fire yesterday, due to dry weather and winds.
Credit Lynn Ware Peek

The Rockport Fire forced hundreds of people out of their homes Tuesday afternoon as it ravaged through the dry brush. As KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports, several structures and vehicles were lost, but no injuries have been reported.

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Rockport Estate Fire
1:00 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Rockport Fire Slowed But Didn't Die Overnight

Air support dumped fire suppressant over burning areas yesterday.
Credit Lynn Ware Peek

Firefighters battled the Rockport fire overnight and calm conditions this morning allowed crews to work on hot spots. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has this update.

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Rockport Estate Fire
12:45 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Relief Society President Rushes To Help Those Affected By Fire

When Melanie Bosworth heard news about the Rockport fire, as a North Summit Relief Society President for the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she kicked into gear.

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Rockport Estate Fire
12:34 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Red Cross Serves More Than 150 Locals In Fire's Wake

American Red Cross shelters in Coalville and Park City - established Tuesday as refuge for evacuees forced from  their homes by the Rockport wildfire - will remain open until at least 6 PM Wednesday. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Book Review
2:06 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

August Book Review: Hemingway's Boat

There have been many books written about Ernest Hemingway but possible none researched more carefully than the book Hemingway's Boat by Paul Hendrickson.  Jim Svoboda has this month's book review.

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Sheriff Department
11:06 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Sheriff Edmunds Hopes For Restored Funding

With a year and a half left in his last term as Summit County Sheriff, Dave Edmunds is hoping that in his final budget cycle he can get some funding and staff restored to his department. Rick Brough has more.

Sports Heros
3:27 pm
Sun August 11, 2013

Sarah Hendrickson Wins

Reigning world ski jumping champion, Sarah Hendrickson has clinched yet another title, that of US national champion - right here at home in Park City over the weekend. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Mining Pollution
11:16 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Mining Past's Soils Pollution Grows Bumper Crop Of Compliance Concerns Today

Any community with a mining past has contaminated soils and Park City is no stranger to the issue of soils mitigation. Now, the city is making a push to educate residents on how to keep in compliance with capping those soils on their property. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Primary Election
10:10 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Primary Election: Cindy Matsumoto

Incumbent Park City council person Cindy Matsumoto says she’s seeking re-election because she finds being on city council challenging, exciting, and interesting, and that her experience and involvement in the community, make her a viable candidate. Lynn Ware Peek has more.  

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