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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After waiting for more than a year, the members of Temple Har Shalom finally have their new Rabbi. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Schools Superintendent Ember Conley and new School Board Member Phil Kaplan about the latest with the Master Plan. The final public input session will happen on Tuesday, July 21st 6 pm at PCHS Lecture Hall. Assistant Summit County Manger Anita Lewis and Public Works Director Derek Radke preview the Summit County Council agenda including an update on the transportation master plan.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Municipal spokeswoman Phyllis Robinson about this week's design charette for the Lower Park Avenue area. Summit County planner Ray Milliner has updates on the plan for Whole Foods new location. Arts Kids on-line auction is live. Mary Anne Neumeister and Lauren Vitulli have details and it's that time of year when registration for the annual Leadership Park City is available.

On Today's Local News Hour, Charlie Sturgis has this week's Trails Report. Utah State Court Law Librarian Jessica Van Buren has details about Monday's Court survey. Park City mayor Jack Thomas and City Spokeswoman Phyllis Robinson have updates from  Thursday's City Council meeting and Monday's kick off to the Lower Park Avenue Charette. Aly Thompson is a Quagga Mussel Technician at Jordanelle Reservoir and talks about their efforts to keep the invasive mussels out of the Jordanelle.

Hailed as the Bob, Carol, Ted and Alice of the new  millennium, The Overnight offers a potentially kinky experience in which you can safely participate from the comfort of your theater chair. Barbara Bretz has this week's Friday Film Review.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council Member Claudia McMullin about Mountain Accord and the name change of Friends of Animals. Park City Planning Commissioner Nann Worrel has some of the highlights of Wednesday's meeting, including the approval of Central Park City Condos and the continuation of Alice Claim. Ginger Ries with the Park City Restaurant Association has details about this summer's Cocktail Contest and 21 year old mountain biker and Park City Native Keegan Swenson is hoping to qualify for next summer's Olympics in Rio.

Michal Biskup

This week, KPCW is proud to announce that Michal Biskup is the winner of the KPCW Water Waste Contest.

Twelve-year-old Michal found his entry while on his way to a school sport:

"I took this photo while I was biking to soccer practice, when I passed Ecker Hill Middle School, I noticed that the sprinklers were set up so that they watered the concrete more than the grass. this is a problem because less water got to the plants and more got to the concrete, where it would evaporate or go into a sewer.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with the CEO and Founder of Emerald Data Solutions Ari Ioannides and Grant Smith, the Technology Coordinator of the Avondale Arizona Elementary School District about a new Park City School District program to teach computer coding.  Mayor Jack Thomas discusses the future of the planning department now that Acting Director Kayla Sintz has resigned. Assistant Park City manager Matt Dias reviews the agenda for Thursday's City Council meeting.

Friends of Animals Utah has taken on a new name and logo, but they still have their original mission of protecting animals and adopting them into good homes. Rick Brough has more.

Over the last few weeks. members of the Women's Giving Fund voted on line for one of three finalists in the first ever High Impact Grant Award with the winner named last Thursday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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