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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Leslie Thatcher

Friday was World Oral Health Day and more than a thousand Park City students all flossed together.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Park City police are investigating an incident which forced the lock down at three Park City schools and the school district offices.  KPCW”s Leslie Thatcher has more.

Timothy Thimmes

Long-time Park City resident, Deer Valley employee and former Park City council member Bob Wells died Sunday evening.  He was 72.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher looks back at the legacy and kindness that Bob Wells showed to everyone he met.

The annual Community Leadership lecture featured a speaker about Leading with Heart and Soul.  KPCW"s Leslie Thatcher has more.

Lawsuits filed against Wasatch County and the Jordanelle Special Service District will begin to move forward now that the stat e legislature has decided to leave the issue to the courts.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Leslie Thatcher

Former Salt Lake City Mayor and women’s ski jumping pioneer and Park City resident Deedee Corradini died Sunday following a short battle with cancer. 

Deedee Corradini served as the mayor of Salt Lake City from 1992 to 2000.  She was the only female to serve as Mayor of Salt Lake.  Corradini was a pivotal force in the Olympic bid to bring the Olympics to Salt Lake in 2002. Corradini played a vital role in the successful organization of the Games and was a key face of the Utah Olympics.  More recently, Corradini led the charge to bring  women’s ski jumping to the Olympic Games.

Park City Municipal will continue its Old Town Improvement schedule with the construction of a plaza located along Swede Alley near the KPCW studios in front of City Hall.  The Park City Council at this week's meeting approved the go ahead for this summer's project.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

One of Park City Municipal's priorities is to reduce energy consumption and increase the use of renewable resources as indicated by the recent expansion of the city's solar panel portfolio on municipal buildings.   It still has a long way to go, but tenacious efforts by the sustainability department are looking deep into energy savings that are becoming more efficient and easier to apply.   Lynn Ware Peek has more.

KPCW

Today on The Sundance Reel, Leslie Thatcher invites KPCW film and book reviewer Barb Bretz to talk movies. Barb has taken on the unenviable goal of watching 35 films this festival and has already knocked out 25. That averages more than four films a day, but keeps them straight by reviewing each one immediately on her blog.

Full podcast here:

Bonus Interview:

A national restaurant chain is facing a civil rights lawsuit stemming from alleged discrimination at its Park City restaurant. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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