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 6:00 to 8:00 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 - Bob Jasper, 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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University Of Utah
7:11 am
Tue June 17, 2014

University Of Utah Chooses A New Diversity Official

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The University of Utah is bringing on a new director for its American Indian Resource Center.

The Office for Equity and Diversity has chosen Franci Taylor as the new leader.

Taylor is a member of the Choctaw tribe. She comes from Washington State University, where she was the Native American retention counselor.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Taylor's first day on the job is July 1.

Campus and community members are set to welcome her with a reception at the resource center.

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6:06 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Former Tribune Staff Sue Over Joint Operating Pact

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A group of former employees of The Salt Lake Tribune have filed a lawsuit to suspend the newspaper's joint operating agreement with the Deseret News, arguing that the terms violate federal antitrust laws and undermine the Tribune's independent voice.

The 30-page lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court on Monday says the agreement that was revised in October gives too much control to the Deseret News, which is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Park City School Board Elections
2:15 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Eihausen Talks Campaign For Board Of Education Seat

Park City Board of Education candidate Julie Eihausen will square off against three others for the district five school board seat in the June 24th primary election. Lynn Ware Peek has more.  

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Park City School District
1:07 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

PCSD Plans To Discuss A Tax Hike At Tomorrow's Meeting

The Park City School Board will consider a $3,000,000 tax hike at its meeting tomorrow. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

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1:05 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

More Info Given About PCMR's Filing

With just days before a crucial court hearing, the Park City Mountain Resort is arguing that if the Third District Court authorizes an eviction from the ski mountain they've been using, it will be an injustice not only to them, but to many third parties that depend on the resort for economic survival.

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Sky Lodge
12:49 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

No Judicial Election For Sky Lodge

Last Week in Third District Court, Judge Ryan Harris took up again the legal disputes broiling at the Sky Lodge. He told attorneys for the Homeowners Association that he would not agree - for now anyway - to have his court supervise an election for the HOA.
The HOA claimed they need such an election to deal with challenges from the Sky Lodge's owner, Ken Abadalla. Rick Brough has more.

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12:34 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Utah Officials Work To Prevent More Eagle Deaths

KAYSVILLE, UTAH (AP) - Officials in Davis County are spraying for mosquitoes with the hope it will prevent a recurrence of last year's bald eagle deaths.

Wildlife officials say more than 80 bald eagles died in Utah last year after scavenging on dead grebes that had contracted the West Nile virus.

West Nile virus, which is spread by mosquitoes, usually infects birds during warmer months.

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2:32 am
Sun June 15, 2014

4 In 10 Higher Risk Wells Aren't Inspected By Feds

NEW CASTLE, CO (AP) - An Associated Press review finds many new oil and gas wells near fragile areas aren't getting any federal inspection from an agency that's having a tough time keeping pace with America's drilling boom.

Government data obtained byt eh AP point to the Bureau of Land Management as so overwhelmed by a boom in a new drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, that is has been unable to keep up with inspections of some of the highest priority wells.

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7:11 am
Sat June 14, 2014

With No Cash Utah Clean Air Panel Disspates

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A committee aimed at addressing the wintertime smog blanketing Salt Lake City is dissolving about a year after it formed.

The Alternative Energy Interlocal Entity Board, some legislators said, would help improve air quality. 

In 2013, the Legislature tasked the team of high-profile city officials and lawmakers with finding ways to expand use of cleaner fuels, especially natural gas.

But the Salt Lake Tribune reports that without any funding, the board is quietly dissolving.

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Local News
2:20 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Promontory Stalker Stalks A Famous Singer

Summit County deputies responded Monday to the report of a suspicious person trying to make contact with a celebrity homeowner at Promontory. Rick Brough has more.

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