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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On today's program, Summit County Manager Tom Fisher reviews the agenda for Wednesday's County Council meting.  Park City Council Candidate Hope Melville talks about her candidacy. Recycle Utah Director Insa Riepen has her monthly update and Park City librarians have details on the current art exhibit and stuffed animal slumber party.

On today's program, Summit County Council Member Claudia McMullin discusses the highlights of Wednesday's meeting. Moe Hickey, Kathy Pederson and Steve Gordon from Support Park city School District Schools talk about why they think voters should approve the school bond, Park City Transit and Public Works Director Blake Fonnesbeck and Transit Administration Supervisor talk about what they've heard at the first two public input sessions on transit in Park City and the surrounding areas. Melissa Band and Wade Carpenter talk about the 3rd Annual Leaders for Life Workshop for kids 7- 12.

On today's program, Park City Superintendent of Schools Ember Conley reviews Tuesday's school Board agenda, including this year's final enrollment numbers. Kimball Art Center Director Robin Marrouche and Marketing Director Dave March preview the grand opening of the new Kimball on Kearns Blvd. Park City Council candidate Nann Worrel answers questions about her leadership style and abilities. Matt Strader and Brian Hanton have details about Saturday's Spirits Fun Run and Monster Ball.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council Member Kim Carson. Park City Council Candidate Dan Portwood talks about his qualifications for the office. Sundance Film Festival Managing Director Sarah Pearce addresses Wednesday's ticketing system failure and Kim Kerr with Sunrise Rotary has details how non profit organizations can apply for a grant.

A group has formed in opposition to the Park City School District's proposed $5 million bond. Two members of the "Citizens for Better Education" say the district shouldn't be spending money for non-essential wants and more time should be taken to consider budget questions. Rick Brough has more.

On today's program, Tom Kelly with USSA says the World Cup alpine ski season kicks off later this month. Park City Council Candidate Becca Gerber is in for a final interview before the election. Summit County Environmental Health Scientist Rebecka Hullinger has the results of the radon testing in schools and Ryan Walsh and Trace Worthington have information about this year's Jan's Winter Welcome.

On today's program, Park City Planners Francisco Astorga and Anya Grahn review the agenda for Wednesday's Planning Commission meeting. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher talks about the 2016 budget. Dondee Shearer-Lykes has information abut this week's PC MARC Fight Week, Paul Putnam has information about an athletic recruiting meeting on Monday and Laurie Moldawer talks about a new way to fund tuition at the Park City Culinary Institute.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Planners Ray  Milliner and Jennifer Strader about Tuesday's Snyderville Basin Planning Commission meeting. Glenn Wright with Project for a Deeper Understanding has details on Tuesday's panel to discuss the $56 million school bond. Sundance Film Festival Director Sarah Pearce has details about Wednesday's sale of Sundance 2016 passes and ticket packages.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with the CEO of Envision Utah, Robert Grow about the most recent survey results on the topics of jobs and the economy. Park City Council member Andy Beerman reviews some of the items discussed at Thursday's meeting. Park City Museum Sandra Morrison has details on the  newest exhibit - Plastics Unwrapped and John Conde with Alpenglow Solar talks about why the Utah Public Service Commission shouldn't approve Rocky Mountain Power's request to impose a surcharge on those with solar panels. 

Park City teacher Heidi Matthews is one of three candidates running to become president of the Utah Education Association. Leslie Thatcher has more.