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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Federal Government
8:03 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Senator Mike Lee's Office Coming to Summit County

Originally aired March 26, 2013.

United States Senator Mike Lee won't be in Summit County next month to meet with constituents, but he is sending his mobile office to take public input on federal issues.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Local Faces
7:53 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Parkite's Video Game Program Honored

Originally aired March 26, 2013.

The University of Utah's Video Game Design program has received a No. 1 national ranking from the Princeton Review.   The Parkite and computer science professor leading the program is Bob Kessler.  Rick Brough has more.

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Park City Government
7:49 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Park City Council Approves Round Valley Annexation Petition

Originally aired March 22, 2013.

Portions of Round Valley just got a step closer to being annexed from the county into Park City.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Park City Government
7:47 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Park City Council Discusses Ban on Plastic Bags

Originally aired March 22, 2013.

Following what many cities nationwide have instituted and reopening an earlier discussion, Park City Council discusses a ban on single use plastic bags.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Young Artists
7:44 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Kimball's Young Artists' Academy Accepting Applications

Originally aired March 21, 2013.

The Kimball Art Center Young Artists' Academy is accepting applications through April 19th for the year long program for the aspiring teenage artist.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Summit County Government
7:28 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Don Sargent Resigns

Originally aired March 20. 2013.

Summit County's Community Development Director Don Sargent has resigned his position and will leave as of May 1st.  He told KPCW he's moving on for a variety of reasons, but said one major factor is that the sometimes-bruising politics of growth and development in the county have made him and his staff a constant target.    Rick Brough has more.

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Winter Sports School
7:23 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Rob Clayton to Head Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation

Originally aired March 13, 2013.

Headmaster of the Winter Sports School, Rob Clayton, in July will take on a new position as director of the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Park City Government
7:20 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Soils Commission Discusses Policy Questions

Originally aired March 11, 2013.

Members of the Blue Ribbon Soils Advisory Commission are unanimous that a community-based solution is necessary to deal with Park city's mining past.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has this update.

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Utah Legislature
7:16 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Bryan Schott Talks Legislature

Originally aired March 12, 2013.

There are only a few days left in the Utah Legislature's session for 2013.  Bryan Schott, managing editor for "Utahpolicy.com", noted there are a lot of bills vying for approval, and time is running out to consider them.   Rick Brough has more.

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Health
7:03 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

County Health Department Affected By Sequester

Originally aired March 12, 2013.

Summit County Health Director Rich Bullough said a number of his programs will take a hit from sequestration, and other spending cuts in Washington. But he said by making some adjustments, and by continuing to be frugal, they can still provide services.  Rick Brough has more.

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