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 - May 4, 2018

May 4, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt who has an with an update on development projects throughout the county. Deer Valley Branding Director Coleen Reardon and Darin Piccoli  from State Room announce the lineup of the inaugural Deer Valley Concert Series. Park City Council member Steve Joyce with a recap of last night's meeting.

On Today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park Naturalist at Wasatch Mountain State Park Naturalist, Kathy Donnell. Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong has a recap of Wednesday's meeting. Author and CEO of Authentic Strength Advantage  Fatima Doman discusses her new book “True You: Authentic Strengths for Kids” and Johnny Samaniego and Thomas Valles talk about how they excelled in the face of adversity and are now sharing their story with kids across the country, including right here in Park City.  

Local News Hour - May 2, 2018

May 2, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board Member Andrew Caplan and  Business Administrator Todd Hauber who discuss yesterday’s school board meeting. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Special Events Manager Jenny Diersen have a preview of Thursday’s City Council agenda and a Heinrich Deters from Young Riders has details on this year's Bike Swap.

Local News Hour - May 1, 2018

May 1, 2018

This morning, Cheryl Fox, executive director of Summit Land Conservancy, talks about open space issues; Janna Young, Summit County deputy manager, previews the agenda for Wednesday’s county council meeting; and Beth Ann Schneider, spokeswoman for the Utah Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, provides details about Saturday’s opening of CAF Heber Valley Museum.

  

On today's program, Park City School District Interim Superintendent David Gomez has details about Tuesday's school board meeting. 

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Republican Primary Candidate Ron Winterton about his run for Senate District 26.  County Council Member Glenn Wright discusses the Council's visit to the conference of Utah Association of Counties held in St. George. Shauna Weist, Executive Director of Connect Summit County previews Mental Health Awareness Month beginning with the first event on May 1.

Local News Hour - April 26, 2018

Apr 26, 2018

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Republican Party primary candidate Brian Goram, one of three candidates running for Utah Senate District 26 seat. Lynsey Gammon Programs Director  with Summit Community Gardens has details about the opening of the garden and  Park City Institute Directir Teri Orr, reviews the St. Regis Big Stars Bright Nights summer concert lineup and possbile new concert venue.

Local News Hour - April 25, 2018

Apr 25, 2018

First up is a chat with Jesse Hunt, the new alpine director for U.S. Ski & Snowboard. Then Utah State University Professor Barty Warren-Kretzschmar has details about the bioregional report her graduate students are preparing for Park City Municipal Corporation. Finally, Park City resident Jack Rubin, one of three Republican candidates for Utah Senate District 26, talks about his candidacy.

Local News Hour - April 24, 2018

Apr 24, 2018

      Summit County Sheriffs Department, Andrew Wright and Justin Hemingway talk about a community workshop called Front Line and Blue Line  which is scheduled for May 14th at Ecker Hill Middle School.  Park City Planning Director Bruce Erikson has a preview of the Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday.  Utah Open Lands Executive Director, Wendy Fisher and National Weather Service Senior Hydrologist, Brian McInerney talk to KPCW about the Brock Evans Earth Day Conservation award given to McInerney for his lifetime of work educating people on the effects of climate change.  

Local News Hour - April 23, 2018

Apr 24, 2018

In today's program, the Director of External Relations for the Utah Association of Counties, Lincoln Schurz provides a preview of the UAC meeting beginning Monday in Saint George.  Bob Wheaton, President and General Manager of Deer Valley talks about the ski season and the timing of when they will announce the concert line up for this summer's new concert promoter.  He says the events will be bigger but less frequent.  Finally, Brantlee Eason, the Summit County Republican Chair talks about the lively state convention held in Salt Lake City this past weekend.  Three Republican Candidates wi

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