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 - Ember Conley, 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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On today’s program, Park City Traffic Consultant Julie Dixon, Park City Parking Manager Kenzie Coulson and Transportation Director  have details on the soon to be implemented Old Town Parking Management Plan. Summit County Council member Chris Robinson has details on yesterday’s meeting. Snyderville Planning Commissioner Chuck Klingenstein discusses Tuesday night’s Park City Planning Commission meeting. Ecker Hill Middle School Student Emma Greally is in to talk about her invention that has been selected by the Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City.

Local News Hour - May 24, 2017

May 24, 2017

Wounded Warrior Chaplain Steve Jensen calls in from the National Ability Center to talk about their week-long retreat in Park City for about 25 veterans. Following Jensen we have Park City Manager Diane Foster to discuss Thursday’s agenda for this week's city council meeting and then  we have UDOT’s Public Information Officer John Gleason to talk about Utah’s 100 deadliest days followed up by the Kimball Art Center's Artistic Director Amy MacDonald, and a guest artist, David Riley, to talk about their Live Drawing Event, “Monster Drawing Rally” on June 1.

Local News Hour - May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017

On today’s program, KPCW Board President Bob Richer and General Manager Larry Warren  announce the selection of the station’s new GM -  Renai Bodley.Summit County Assistant Manager Anita Lewis and Development Director Pat Putt discuss the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting and Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson previews tomorrow's planning commission agenda.

Local News Hour - May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County planner Amir Caus has details about tomorrow's Snyderville Basin planning commission agenda. Park City Council candidate and KPCW DJ Josh Hobson introduces himself and his platform. Film maker Jenny Mackenzie, and Park City High student Grace Mason discuss the screening of the documentary "Dying in Vein,” being shown at Park City High Tuesday morning.

Local News Hour - May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017

Summit County Emergency Services Director Chris Crowley is in to talk about the possibility of flooding as the snow melts and then Park City Chamber and Visitors Bureau Vice-President of Member Services Alison Kuhlow sits down with KPCW. She’ll give us an update about Share Park City and the Summer Kick-off Expo on June 1st. Capping off the hour we have Kate Kelly founder of Utah Women Unite and Jill Lesh from the Utah League of Women Voters in to talk about their event, Mimosa's in May, on May 21st in Park City. 

Local News Hour - May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

Summit County Council member Doug Clyde will be in to talk about last nights meeting - followed by The Kids Adventure Games founder Billy Mattison. We'll talk to him about this years event at Park City Mountain Resort and Park City Fire Chief, Paul Hewitt is coming in to talk the about measures their taking to help firefighters deal with the pressures of their work. Wrapping up the hour have Electric Bike Association, Advocacy Adviser Charlie Gandy to talk about Park City's ebike program.

Local News Hour - May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017

Park City School Board Member Andrew Caplan, Community Relations Specialist Molly Miller and School District Administrator Todd Hauber tells us about Tuesday's school board meeting. - followed by PC historic preservation planner Anya Grahn, and board member Lola Beatlebrox will be in to preview the Historic Preservation Awards and then Wasatch County and YMCA of Northern Utah, Administration Manager Crystyna Galarza, discusses this year's Park City camps.

Local News Hour - May 16, 2017

May 16, 2017

Summit County manager Tom Fisher talks about  the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting - followed by Valley Behavioral Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Todd Thatcher. We’ll talk to him about last week’s training for the Park City Police Department on mental health crises and then Recycle Utah director Carolyn Wawra with their monthly update.

Local News Hour - May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017

This morning we’ll be talking to …

Summit County Assistant Manager Anita Lewis about her transplant operation followed by Park City Superintendent of Schools Ember Conley to preview the School Board meeting agenda and then we have a new group in Park City who are calling themselves the PCAN’s, Heleena Sedaris and Diego Zegarra will talk to us about the Park City Action Network and what they are working on. 

Local News Hour - May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017

Park City has banned single-use plastic bags at large stores that sell groceries.  We'll hear from City Councilman Andy Beerman and the city's Director of Sustainability, Luke Cartin.   Phil Rozenski, Senior Director of Sustainability for Novolex also joins the discussion.

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