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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Summit County Council
5:07 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Ure Second Guesses Payments For Utah's Summer Fires

County Council Member David Ure says that, as somebody who's watching the local budget, a new idea floated by the state sounds good - that they would pay all the costs of suppressing fires.
But Ure said for other reasons, he's skeptical of the proposal. Rick Brough has more.

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Local News
5:03 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Over 100 Utah Drivers Pulled Over For New Cell Phone Law

On the first day the law went into effect, 150 Utah drivers were stopped for cellphone violations. KPCW's Lynn Ware Peek has this report.

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Summit County Council
4:58 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Ure Says The Three Mile Canyon Landfull Is A Handfull

In looking at the future of the Three Mile Canyon landfill, County Council member David Ure said the coasts are going to be a major item. Rick Brough has more.

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U.S. Speedskating
4:56 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

U.S. Speedskating Coach Quits

In an ongoing shake-up at U.S. Speedskating, a coach has joined several others preceeding him in quitting. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Summit County Council
4:44 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Council Figures Out Fire Costs For This Upcoming Summer

With the fire season coming on, an idea being explored by state government could have a major impact on counties and cities. The Summit County Council heard Wednesday that the state might take on all the costs on fire fighting. Rick Brough has more.

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Summit County Council
4:41 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

County Council Looking For Money For Landfill Expansion

Summit County's Three Mile Canyon landfill has an approval to extend its life by more than four decades. The bad news, according to the county's solid waste supervisor, is they don't exactly know where the money is coming from for the garbage dump's upgrade and expansion. Rick Brough has more.

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Park City School District
4:22 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Park City School District Has A Plan For Budget

At its Tuesday budget meeting, the Park City school board heard how the superintendent's strategic learning plan will mesh with budget constraints. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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LGBT
4:13 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Gay Marriage Will Be Allowed In Idaho Tomorrow

Utah's northern  neighbor Idaho is the most recent state to overturn the ban on same-sex marriage. Gay marriages will  be allowed in the state on Friday. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Gov. Gary Herbert
6:01 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Governor Orders Flags Lowered For Officer Memorial

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff Thursday to honor Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Herbert's office announced the lowering in a statement Wednesday afternoon.

State and U.S.'s flags will be flown at half-staff on state buildings from sunrise to sunset. 

They'll return to full staff on Friday.

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Local News
5:10 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Summit Community Power Works Is Planning Something Big

Summit County and Park City are preparing an application to submit to the Georgetown University Energy Prize - a $5,000,000 award to the community that leads the way in energy efficiency. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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