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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Democratic National Committee
9:12 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Howard Dean Says Democrats Aren't Forgotten In Utah

Former presidential candidate and Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean is in Utah this week to kick off a statewide voter registration campaign. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Miner Nation Report
5:39 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Miner Nation Report: August 19, 2013

 The first day of school starts next Monday, but the athletic teams are already practicing and scrimmaging. Scott Chester resturns with another school year of the Miner Nation Report.

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Rockport Estate Fire
2:50 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Rockport Reservoir Saves The Day

Helicopters scooped water from the nearby Rockport Reservoir to help contain the Rockport Fire.
Credit PCFD/Paul Hewitt

If there's a wildfire, the best possible scenario would be to have a lake full of water a mile away - with free dipping privileges. As KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports - that's been the case with the Rockport Fire.

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First Responders Recognized
2:38 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Park City Elks Club Awards First Responders

PCFD Chief Paul Hewitt, left, with Zane Thompson, recognized for exemplary work within the fire department.
Credit PCSD/Paul Hewitt

The Park City Elks Club handed out awards to local First Responders at its annual barbecue Saturday afternoon. The plaques were handed out even while firefighters and police were keeping an eye on the embers of the Rockport 5 fire. Rick Brough has more. 

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Local News
11:40 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Tour Of Utah Wrap Up

After a 78 mile final stage of the Tour of Utah, some of the world's best cyclists cam screaming down the Mine Rod, past the roundabout on Deer Valley drive, to finish on Lower Main Street to the cheers of about 20,000 people. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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