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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4:38 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Former Polygamists Back Man Who Won Custody Suit

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Several men exiled from Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect say requiring a man to pay his wives' attorney fees after winning a recent custody suit would have a chilling effect on others who have been kicked out and want their children back.

Lorin Holm is fighting back against being forced to pay up to $76,000 to attorney Rod Parker, who represented Holm's two wives who remain followers of Jeff. Parker says a state statue alows a judge to charge the winning spouse in a custody suit if the other is unable to pay.

Summit County Council
4:35 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Summit Water Has Filed A Suit

Summit County and the private Summit Water Company joined last year in a regional water compact, but there are still some financial disputes between the two entitles.
Summit Water has filed suit, saying that the county has held out $75,000 in a tax refund owed to the private firm. That's also related to a dispute before the Utah State Tax Commission, with over $800,000 at stake. Both sides are awaiting a ruling on that from an Administrative Law Judge. Rick Brough has more.

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Full Interview
10:36 am
Tue May 6, 2014

PCSD Plans To Grow Programs And Cut Budget Simultaneously

Park City School District Superintendent Ember Conley sat down with Leslie Thatcher at KPCW Monday morning to preview several topics on the Board of Education's Work Session agenda, including the District learning plan, long school bus routes, budget deficits and the proposed professional development building. The full interview follows.

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5:47 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Swaner Announces Warm Weather Events

The Swaner Nature Preserve has a busy schedule of activities for May, to kick off the warm months. Rick Brough has more.

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Real Estate
5:41 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Real Estate Sales Are Rising In The 1st Quarter

The number of sales for the first quarter of 2014 show signs of a healthy, stable market. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Park City School District
5:33 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

School Starts And Finish Times Are Changing Next Year

Park City School District officials are considering shifting school start times to accommodate teacher training and "collaboration" at the end of the school day. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Snyderville Planning Commission
5:29 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Canice Harte Sworn Into The Snyderville Planning Commission

The Summit County Council last week named Pinebrook resident Canice Harte as the newest member of the Snyderville Planning Commission. Rick Brough has more.

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5:27 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Bill Marolt Honored By USSA

Former U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association President and CEO Bill Marolt was honored by both the National Ski Areas Association and Snowsports Industry of America at the NSAA's annual conference. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local News
4:59 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Miner Nation Report - May 5, 2014

Scott Chester with the Park City High School Boosters Club has this week's bilingual Miner Nation Report. 

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4:49 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Suspect Who Vandalized Banksy Appears Himself In Court

The suspect charged with damaging two Banksy paintings on Main Street last winter made his first appearance in Third District Court Monday. Rick Brough has more.

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