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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Talented & Gifted
4:45 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Conley Addresses Resources For Gifted Students

While Park City School District regularly addresses closing the achievement gap - bringing the lower achieving students up to meet their higher achieving counterparts - another high needs group is being singled out and given more resources. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Social Issues
10:07 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Haves Vs Have Nots To Be Taken On In Forum

Economic opportunity is the topic of the public forum being hosted by the Project for Deeper Understanding Tuesday night. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Traffic Fatality
8:27 pm
Sat May 3, 2014

PETA's Bid For Turkey Memorial In Utah Denied

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An animal rights activist's request to install a roadside memorial at the site where hundreds of turkeys died in a Utah truck crash has been denied.

The Utah Department of Transportation on Friday rejected the request made by Amy Meyer of Salt Lake City on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, saying it didn't meet the agency's policy standards.

The memorials allow grieving families to memorialize loved ones who die in highway crashes.

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6:25 pm
Sat May 3, 2014

Ann Romney Touts Traditional Values To Utah Grads

CEDAR CITY, UTAH (AP) - Ann Romney touted traditional values in a commencement address at Southern Utah University, urging graduates to live a "purpose-driven life" and to embrace the challenge of parenthood. 

The wife of former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and mother of five sons spoke to nearly 1,800 graduates on Friday.

She says young people too often delay parenthood because they think they can't both have a career and a family. 

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School Funding
6:23 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

PCEF Announces $165,000 For Park City School District

The Park City Education foundation has just announced $165,000 in grants awarded to specific sites within the district for a variety of programs, from the author in residence program, to supporting art in the schools, to providing another dual immersion teacher. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Women's Giving Fund
6:20 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Women's Giving Fund Finds Out Their Total

Credit Jody Gross

A year after kicking off a campaign to get 1,000 woman to contribute $1,000, the organizers of the Women's Giving Fund saw a huge turnout in the last month - putting them well over that goal. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Peace House
6:09 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Peace House's Activities And Annual Free Lunch Coming Up

The Peace House is busy with spring activities - including their annual "free lunch with a pitch". Rick Brough has more.

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6:03 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Career Step Is Offering A $450,000 Scholarship For Seniors

Students graduating from Utah high schools this year - one youngster per school has a chance at a scholarship pie totaling $450,000. It's being offered by Career Step, an online education  program. Rick Brough has more.

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5:44 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Mountain Trails Looks For More Mountain Supporters

With thousands of people taking to the trails each day around Park City, the Mountain Trails Foundation is looking for more trail users to be come trail members. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Oil Pipeline
5:40 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Oil Spill Doesn't Dissuade County From Tightening Ordinances

Thursday's tanker truck accident in Parley's Canyon, which led to the spill of up to 4,000 gallons of oil, drew attention again to the problems of transporting oil from the Uintah Basin to Salt Lake.
The Tesoro Company is proposing a pipeline as an alternative. But as County Council member Claudia McMullin noted, the county is trying to come up with a stronger ordinance to govern the pipeline construction. Rick Brough has more.

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