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, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City staff planners Christy Alexander, Kirsten Whetstone and interim Planning Director Bruce Erickson about panelization and a pending ordinance halting any future demolitions until a new ordinance is written. Summit County manager Tom Fisher previews the council's agenda and talks about the diminishing staff in the Engineering Department.

The Park City School District spent about $13,000 to gauge the support for a multi-million dollar bond. The final results of the survey will be presented at Tuesday's school board meeting. Leslie Thatcher reports on some of the raw data.

The Park City Board of Education has another week to define a future master plan and how much it will cost to implement it. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Planner Ray Milliner to talk about tomorrow's Snyderville Planning Commission meeting which includes a three-hour meeting with the EPA to discuss the Lower Silver Creek tailings. Park City Superintendent of Schools Ember Conley previews Tuesday's school board meeting in which the board will prioritize its master plan projects. Robert Lazzaroni talk about his new appointment as Nordic Program director for USSA and Grammy award winning trumpeter Chris Botti talks about his his upcoming show at Deer Valley.

On today's program, Charlie Sturgis has this week's trail report. Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber and School Board member Tania Knauer and Phil Kaplan discuss the master plan and proposed bond election. Park City Council Member Liza Simpson has an update from Thursday's meeting and Josh Hockman is awarded $200 for his winning summer cocktail, The Evangaline.

Water Waste Contest Winner

Aug 7, 2015
Gunnar Sorensen

Gunnar Sorensen is this week's Water Waste Contest Winner!

Judges have chosen another winner for the KPCW Summer Water Waste Photo Contest.

Ten-year-old Gunnar Sorensen sent in a photo while biking on Deer Valley Drive. In the photo, you can see water streaming from the front of a bright red fire hydrant. He wrote that water is being wasted because it’s coming from a fire hydrant, and the fire department should know how important water is. He suggests tightening the places where the water is leaking or replacing the hydrant. 

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council member David Ure - the only one to vote against a ban on wood burning fireplaces in the Snyderville Basin. Kathy Donnell a Park Naturalist with Utah State Parks has her monthly update. Park City Library Director Adriane Herrick Juarez talks about the overwhelming response to the remodeled library and Ken Kullack, Executive Director of Summit Community Gardens has an update on the rebuilding of the new gardens.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Scott Loomis, Executive Director of Mountainlands Community Housing Trust about the new, affordable 28-unit Richer Place Apartments now under construction. Park City manager Diane Foster and Alfred Knotts City Transportation Manger discuss a proposed Interlocal Agreement to build new interior roads as part of the Park City School District's Kearns Campus. The Park City Film Series is showing unReal on Saturday night.

If you were without power Monday morning, you can blame a vandal or two. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Park City Municipal Corp.

An historic agreement 30 years in the making was signed Monday providing the blueprint to deal with the doubling of the state's population in the next 35 years. Leslie Thatcher has more

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