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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2013 Elections
1:00 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Mayor Candidates Debate For Deeper Understanding

A Tuesday night forum with Park City's mayor candidates brought out about 100 people. During the discussion, maybe the most significant difference between the contenders City Council member, Andy Beerman, and Planning Commissioner, Jack Thomas, concerned mass transit connections to the Park City area. Rick Brough has more.

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Drug Related Crimes
5:51 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Officials Ramp Up Efforts To Keep Drugs Out

After last week's arrests and the breakdown of a major Mexican drug cartel running meth, a rash of recent crimes, and three heroin overdoses in Summit County, law enforcement officials are ramping up their efforts to fight the war on drugs. Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

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Air Quality - Utah
3:46 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Utah's GOP Governor Appoints Clear-Air Team

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Gov. Gary Herbert is appointing 38 people to a Clean Air Action Team charged with taking a wide look at options to solve Utah's air pollution problem.

Officials say it goes beyond the job of Utah's Air Quality Board, which is adopting mandatory emissions cuts for everything from household products to industrial smokestacks.

Government action won't achieve federal air-quality standards until 2019 at the earliest. Herbert wants improvements sooner.

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Elected Officials Compensation
3:10 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Commission Studies Mayor's and Council's Compensation

Park City Mayor Dana Williams pushing for examination of justified compensation for what he calls "part-time pay for a full-time job."

A new commission of city residents will explore the compensation of Park City's elected officials. Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

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Public Art Classes
3:05 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Fall and Winter Classes Offered at Kimball Art Center

The Kimball Art Center is offering more than 80 classes this Fall and Winter and registration is underway. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more. 

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Non-profit Event
2:39 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Jan's Winter Welcome Celebrates 33 Years

The annual welcome to winter - Jans Winter Welcome - celebrates its 33rd year as the major fundraiser for the area's 13 youth winter sports organization. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Sex Education
2:14 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

People's Health Clinic Holds Teen Sex Ed Class Tonight

With a concerning number of pregnant teens showing up at the People's Health Clinic, the director is hoping more education will make a difference. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more. 

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Local News
1:00 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Matt Cassell On Deer Valley Reconstruction Project

There's light at the end of the tunnel for the Deer Valley Drive reconstruction project. Rick Brough has more on KPCW's conversation with Park City Engineer, Matt Cassell.

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Local News
6:44 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Patrick Coffey The New White Pine Nordic Director

With winter just around the corner, the White Pine Touring Center announces a former US Biathlon Team coach as its new Nordic director. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Roles of Girls
6:41 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Free Community Screening Of "Girl Rising" Tonight

In celebration of The International Day of the Girl across the whole community, the public is invited to Tuesday's free screening of the film, "Girl Rising". The film sheds light on the importance of educating girls across the globe. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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