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 to 8 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 - Tom Fisher, 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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The Summit Park neighbors of Craig Patterson – the Utah Department of Transportation avalanche forecaster died in April in a snow slide in Big Cottonwood Canyon – are holding a fundraiser Saturday to help his family with some needed home repairs.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

A former Park City police officer is behind bars – charged with 5 felonies for stealing money from the police evidence room as well as a non-profit organization that helps buy Christmas presents for kids.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

America’s rivers – controlled by dams, levees and dredging – at what cost?  Amy Mills reviews Daniel McCool’s latest book, River Republic:  The Fall and Rise of America’s Rivers.

The Park City real estate market is bounding back and the numbers for the first quarter of 2013 are looking strong.  KCPW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

Even with overwhelming public support for renewable energy - Utah's renewable energy production has remained stagnant.  But HEAL Utah - and some Summit County residents - hope to change that.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

At last week’s Park City Council meeting, Diane Foster was appointed by Mayor Dana Williams and approved by council as Park City’s new city manager.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

Although Summit County sheriff Dave Edmunds was one of three finalists for the State of Utah Department of Corrections director, Governor Gary Herbert has chosen someone else. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

In a landmark case, The United States Supreme Court Tuesday heard oral arguments about whether California's Prop 8 should be overturned.  For one Park City resident - it was an opportunity not to be missed.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

A documentary film that tells the stories of nine unforgettable girls who dream about getting an education will be screened March 20th at the Eccles Center. Leslie Thatcher has more.

March Book Review: The Round House

Mar 12, 2013

The Round House, by Louise Erdrich shows the harsh realities of contemporary life in a community where Native Americans and Caucasians live uneasily together.  Terri Skurky has this month’s KPCW Book Review.

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