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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9/11 Memory
6:34 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

9/11 Artifact May Come To Utah

A piece of U.S. history, from the cataclysm of 9-11, could be coming to Utah. Organizers are asking for financial help with the effort. Rick Brough has more.

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Reusable Bag Progeam
6:21 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Beerman Talks Bag Program Progress

Originally aired July 29, 2013.  

Among the items at last week's City Council meeting, the Council passed a resolution endorsing Re-Useable cloth bags for shoppers, rather than plastic bags. Rick Brough has more.

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Park City Library
6:17 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Beerman Hopes Library Will Have Limited Interruptions

Originally aired July 29, 2013.  

Operations at the Park City Library will be disrupted, with the city's revamp-and-expansion project planned for next year. But City Council member Andy Beerman says they're hoping that the facility will have limited interruptions for at most, a year. Rick Brough has more.

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Resort News
6:06 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

PCMR Adds New Complaints To Suit

Originally aired July 29, 2013.  

The Park City Mountain Resort is asking to add two more causes of action in its lawsuit against Talisker-the landlord for the Resort's ski terrain. 

The Mountain Resort says that a breach of its lease has occured, with the news that Vail Resorts is operating Canyons - and also, apparently taking over the lease of the 3700 acres of ski mountain used by the Mountain Resort.

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Court News
5:53 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Dennis Earl Takes On US Forest Service

Originally aired July 29, 2013.  

A Summit County rancher is seeking compensation for a US Forest service controlled burn went awry and torched his grazing lands. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Summer Fires
5:20 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Fire Incidents Down But Not Snuffed Out

Originally aired July 26, 2013.  

Summit County deputies are not reporting as many fire incidents as last year, but in recent days they responded to separate reports of recreationists dangerously mis-using firearms - and fireworks. Rick Brough has more.

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Traffic Accident
5:13 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

U.S. 40 Crash Leaves Two Critically Injured

Originally aired July 26, 2013.

A single-vehicle crash on Highway 40 Wednesday afternoon left two people critically injured. But fortunately, all the passengers in the SUV were wearing seatbelts. Rick Brough has more.

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Art Exhibit
4:44 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Bike Parts Transform Into Art In New Exhibit

Originally July 26, 2013.  

Bike parts are transformed into art, in a new exhibit at the Kimball Art Center that opened last weekend. It's called the "SRAM Part Project/Park City". Rick Brough has more.

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Park City Government
4:40 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Matt Dias Steps In As Park City's Assistant City Manager

Park City manager Diane Foster stopped by the KCPW studios to introduce the new assistant city manager to the community. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Park City Library
4:35 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Council Shelves Idea To Mix Books With Construction Dust

Originally aired July 26, 2013.  

The Park City Council Thursday did not decide on an option, to provide continued service during next year's expansion of the City Library.

Council members basically settled on the option they don't want - to keep the library on site, and work around construction. But they said they need more financial information before deciding among three other options. Rick Brough has more.

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