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
11:28 am
Thu August 8, 2013

County Addresses Restrictive Federal Guidelines

The Summit County Engineering Department has prepared an action plan to deal with increasingly restrictive federal guidelines for water quality. KCPW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local News
11:24 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Summit County Fair

The motor sports events at the Summit County Fair have come and gone, but there's still a lot to look forward to this week in Coalville. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local News
11:14 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Carbon Footprint Monitoring

Park City Municipal has taken on the responsibility on monitoring its own carbon footprint.  At its Thursday meeting they will review how the city did last year on reducing that footprint since it set a goal for itself back in 2009. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Local News
11:11 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Tanner Putt In Tour Of Utah

The Tour of Utah features some of the world most accomplished cyclists. It's an international event that is being broadcast in 97 countries worldwide, showcasting the State of Utah. And as it makes its way to Park City this weekend, Parkites will want to come out and cheer for Park City native Tanner Putt. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Local News
11:08 am
Thu August 8, 2013

City-Wide Composting

City-wide composting is a new trial program taking place in Park City and a hidden area of Round Valley is hosting a new compost pile. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Wasatch Summit
4:47 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Wasatch Summit Group To Tackle Taffic & Environmental Issues

If you've ever sat in traffic in either Little or Big Cottonwood Canyons during the ski season, you know about substantial traffic congestion. NOw the newly formed Wasatch Summit aims to solve that problem as well as tackle transportation issues along the Wasatch. The Park City Council just approved $100,000 to be part of the effort. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Primary Election
11:54 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Unresponsive Candidates Still Make Primary Necessary

Two of the six candidates running for Park City council don't appear to be very interested in the race. Neither Lisa Wilson nor Bill McKenna have showed up for an on-air interview with KPCW - nor have they returned repeated email and phone call requests. As KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports, city taxpayers will still pick up the costs to hold a primary that maybe didn't need to happen.

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EATS Program
9:22 am
Tue August 6, 2013

School Lunch Program Set to Improve

A group concerned about what our kids eat in school have banded together to improve school lunches in a new program called EATS, or “Eat Awesome Things at School.”  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

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Solar Program
4:22 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Sun Sets Soon On Solar Bulk Buy

There's just one more week for Summit County homeowners to participate in the Summit Community Solar Program - the community bulk-buy of solar panels. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Water Issues
1:40 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Judge Mine Tunnel Project Getting Reworked To Get Safe Water

The clock is ticking for Park City to meet the safe drinking water standards for antimony-laced water coming out of the Judge Mine Tunnel. But after the bids for a project to transport the water down to the Quinn's Water Treatment Plant came back $5 million more than budgeted, the city is reworking the project. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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