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.

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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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There is more criticism being directed at the Mountain Accord process - this time from Pat Shea, Salt Lake attorney and former director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. In a recent op-ed written for the Salt Lake Tribune, Shea charges that the agenda behind the Accord, for some private and public interests, is to facilitate development on the Wasatch and transportation systems to help the tourism industry. Still, he told KPCW, his aim isn't to defeat the Accord, but set it in the right direction. Rick Brough has more.

Tom Fisher

In today's Local news Hour podcast, permits to allow pooches on patios are now available.  Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Phil Bondarant with the Summit County Health Department. Summit County manager Tom Fisher comes in for his weekly update and discusses the $4.2million Qualified Energy Conservation Bond and Strategic Plan. Two more public meetings on the proposed Park City School District grade realignment plan are this week. PCSD officials Ember Conley and Todd Hauber detail the plan and finally Mummenschanz comes to the Eccles Center Saturday night.

The Peace House has secured a 40 year lease on a four acre parcel at Quinn's Junction and must have its 6-million dollar campus under construction in two years.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

In its 9 year history, this is the first year that the winner of the Park Record Spelling Bee will go on to compete in the national competition.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Patrick Shea

Today's podcast of the Local News Hour featuring Pat Shea, attorney and former director of the US Bureau of Land Management - Peace House Director Jane Patten and President of the Board Jim Smith to talk about new campus at Quinn's Junction and Katy Wang director of Park City Film Series, Peregrine Bosler, development manager at Park City Community Foundation and Lauren Vitulli Women's Giving Foundation mentoring coordinator.

After three months on the job, Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez is settling into the job and says it was a much bigger change than he expected.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.  

Leslie Thatcher

The Kimball Art Center is hosting a special event for its members tonight at the St. Regis  an Art Talk with the director of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Susan fisher Sterling.  She spoke with KCPW News Director Leslie Thatcher Thursday morning.

The Project for a Deeper Understanding takes on the issues of traffic and transportation in this week's forum.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

While practice makes perfect, real life drama sometimes intercepts that confidence as law enforcement and school district officials learned last Friday when school facilities were locked down. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

A new chapter of Toastmasters is starting in the Heber Valley.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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