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 - October 21, 2016

Oct 21, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board Member Tania Knauer about her appointment to Utah’s Planned Parenthood Board of Directors. Park City Council Member Andy Beerman has details from last night’s City Council meeting. Tom Kelly with the US Ski and Snowboard Association has a preview of this week’s opening of the Alpine World cup and return of Ted Ligety to the racing circuit and Katrina Kmak with the Park City Library has details on tonight’s 2nd Annual Stuffed Animal Slumber Party.

Local News Hour - October 20, 2016

Oct 20, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council member Claudia McMullin about some of the issues discussed at yesterday’s county council meeting. Planned Parenthood Association of Utah President Karrie Galloway talks about 100th anniversary of Planned Parenthood and what’s expected after November’s election. Heidi Bruce is the Sundance Senior Manager for ticketing. She talks about the local packages that go on sale Oct. 25 and Emily Summers, Deer Valley Sr.

Local News Hour - October 19, 2016

Oct 19, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board member, Julie Eihausen and communications manager  Molley Miller who have update us on Tuesday’s board meeting.Park City Manager Diane Foster and Economic Development Director Jonathan Weidenhammer to discuss the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting, including the revised drawings for a new affordable housing project Woodside Park and Erin Bragg, Summit County Sustainability Specialist has details on the Home Energy Score assessments that will be made available  for 100 eligible homeowners.

Local News Hour - October 18, 2016

Oct 18, 2016

On today’s program Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County manager Tom Fisher to discuss the agenda for Wednesday's meeting. Beth Armstrong and  Evelyn Servantes  talk about a new series for Mothers & Daughters called Linking Lives that starts next Thursday. Recycle Utah director Insa Riepen with a monthly update and Park City planning director Bruce Erickson has details about tonight's Board of Adjustment meeting on the Kimball Garage appeal.

Local News Hour - October 17, 2016

Oct 17, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City Public Works Director Blake Fonnesbeck to talk about the delay in implementing the downtown parking plan till next spring. Park City School Superintendent Ember Conley is in studio to talk about tomorrow's school board meeting at 4 pm. Basin Recreation District Director Brian Hanton has this month’s update with a monthly update and Robin Marrouche from Kimball Art Center and filmmaker Thomas Morgan are into talk about his new film A Moving Feast and Marrouche’s recent visit to the refugee camp where it was filmed.

On today’s program, it’s the Friday Mountain Trails Report with Lora Smith. Park City Film Series Director Katy Wang previews this weekend's screening as well as some of their upcoming events and new membership efforts. Park City Municipal sustainability Director Luke Cartin and Bina Skordas talk more about the City’s commitment to the Pro Snow initiative and finally a conversation with Guitarist  Ottmar Liebert – who is performing with his band Luna Negra at the Egyptian Theater tonight and tomorrow.

Local News Hour - October 13, 2016

Oct 13, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council member Chris Robinson about the appeal made by Sun Peak homeowners and the berm built near their back yards. Park City Planning Commission Chairman Adam Strachan has a recap of Wednesday's meeting – that once again looked at Treasure.

Local News Hour - October 12, 2016

Oct 12, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board Member JJ Ehlers and Athletic Director Jamie Sheetz about the board looking into the possibility of drug testing students.=. Snyderville Planning Commission member Chuck Klingenstein discusses last night’s meeting. Summit County Health Dept. director RichBullough introduces his new Health Department PIO, Derek Siddoway and Main Street store representatives Vanessa Di Palma Wright from Farasha and Ingrid Hallberg from Burns Cowboy Shop have details about Fall into Fashion - happening tomorrow night.

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County manager Tom Fisher to discuss the agenda for Wednesday's meeting. Park City  Planning director Bruce Erickson on Wednesday’s  City Planning Commission meeting in which Treasure will be discussed. PC MARC Wellness Coordinator Dondee Sherer-Lykes has details about tomorrow's Free Lunch and Learn. Parents Shauna Wiest and Natalie Herron with Connect Summit County talk about CONNECT’s Parent Roundtable on Thursday, October 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Park City Community Church.

Local News Hour - October 10, 2016

Oct 10, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County planner Amir Caus about tomorrow's Snyderville Basin planning commission agenda. Park City School District Superintendent Ember Conley has a preview of Tuesday’s school board work session, including a discussion about drug testing. Park City Education Foundation monthly update with Executive Director Abby McNulty and McPolin Instructional Coach Julie Hastings. They will talk about the new Dyslexia Initiative in the Park City School District.

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