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 - Ember Conley, 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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Local News Hour - June 22, 2017

Jun 22, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Kim Carson recaps yesterday’s meeting. Park City Fire Chief Paul Hewitt and new Fire Marshall, Mike Owens, have details on a farewell for Assistant Chief Scott Adams next week and how fire season looks, and the possible restrictions on campfires, fireworks this summer. Park City Summit County Arts Council Director Hadley Dynak and artist Jan Massimino who has helped produce the Summit Arts Showcase.

Local News Hour - June 21, 2017

Jun 21, 2017

On today’s program, Todd Hauber and Andrew Caplan discuss Tuesday's school board meeting. Park City Transit Manager Blake Fonnesbeck and Summit County Transportation Director Caroline Rodriguez discuss the launch of the 1stphase of the Electric Xpress from the Kimball to Old Town Transit Center Friday, using Utah's first battery electric mass transit fleet.

Local News Hour - June 20, 2017

Jun 20, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Neighborhood activist Diane Brumder talks about her concerns about traffic on Bear Hollow Drive and the county's solutions for traffic calming and Recycle Utah director Carolyn Wawra is in with a monthly update.

Local News Hour - June 19, 2017

Jun 19, 2017

On today’s program, Park City Board of Realtors President Todd Anderson and Treasurer Joanne O’Connell have an update on their visit to Washington D.C. for the National Realtor Convention. Park City Superintendent of Schools Ember Conley and School Board Member Petra Butler preview the School Board meeting agenda, including the budget hearing and results of a pre-bond survey. Snyderville Basin Recreation Director Brian Hanton has an update on the Toll Canyon trail and the beginning of the 100 acre Silver Creek park planning.

Local News Hour - June 16, 2017

Jun 16, 2017

On today’s program, Charlie Sturgis has this week’s Mountain Trails Report. CFO and Managing Director of Sundance Institute Betsy Wallace and Assistant Director, Utah Community and Government Relations Kara Cody discuss this year's Festival Economic Impact Report, that totals more than $151 million. Park City Council member Andy Beerman, Utah Open Lands Director Wendy Fisher and Cheryl Fox, Director of Summit Land Conservancy discuss the closing of Bonanza Flat at last night's meeting.

Local News Hour - June 15, 2017

Jun 15, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong has a recap of yesterday’s county council meeting. Park City Planning Commission Chair Adam Strachan talks about last night’s meeting in which a large number of community members turned out.

Local News Hour - June14, 2017

Jun 14, 2017

The Snyderville Planning Commission met last night and Joel Fine –  their newest Commissioner, will be in to talk about last night’s meeting. Following Fine we have Park City Manager Diane Foster and Community Development Director Anne Laurent to discuss the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. Then we’ll have Mental Health and Substance Abuse Coordinator Aaron Newman from the Summit County Health Department with their monthly update.

Local News Hour - June 13, 2017

Jun 13, 2017

Melissa’s first guest is Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discussing the agenda for Wednesday’s County Council meeting. The second guest is Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson who discusses the agenda for Wednesday’s Meeting. The final guest is PC Marc Lunch and Learn guest Kalene McCrary talking about Environmental Toxins in this month’s free Lunch and Learn.

Local News Hour - June 12, 2017

Jun 12, 2017

Summit County Planner Ray Milliner who has a preview of tomorrow's Snyderville Basin Planning Commission’s agenda. Following Milliner we have Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez to talk about his department. Then we have the Park City Education Foundation with their monthly update followed up by Dave Nicholls founder and chairman of the US Adaptive Bobsled and Skeleton Association to discuss the Summit County Council's decision not to fund their request through the RAP tax grants. 

On today’s program, we kick off with the Mountain Trails Report with Charlie Sturgis. Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt with this month's "What's That with Pat?” Park City Council member Cindy Matsumoto has a recap about last night's meeting and Ginger Riehs, Executive Director of the Park City Restaurant Association has details on this year's Savor the Summit, June 17th.

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