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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On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County planner Ray Milliner about the proposed Pace Meadows Ranch Rezone for 400,00 square feet of mixed use development and 25 units. Summit County sheriff Justin Martinez comes in for a bi-monthly update. Tim Matsui talks about the special screening of his film, The Long Night, playing at the Prospector Theater Thursday night and Craig McCarthy invites you to the Summer Kickoff Mixer and Expo on Thursday.  Free food!

Jill Orschel

On today's Local News Hour, Charlie Sturgis with Mountain Trails Foundation invites you to participate in National Trails Day on Saturday. Park City School Board member Julie Eihausen has the latest on choosing a new candidate to replace Moe Hickey on the school board and master planning. Park City Council member Liza Simpson announces she is not going to run for re-election.

The Park City High School graduating class of 2015 will walk on Friday...meanwhile everyone is keeping their fingers crossed that the lightning holds off. Leslie Thatcher has more.

ON today's Local News Hour, Utah State Park Naturalist Kathy Donnell has the monthly update on what's going on in our local parks. Summit County Council member Claudia McMullin reviews the council's lengthy discussion on Mountain Accord. Becca Gerber announces her Park City Council campaign. Silly Sunday organizers Kate Boyd and Michelle McDonald have details on the first first of the season and Alix Farnell and Anne Bloomquist talk about a new cookbook from the staff and parents of Jeremy Ranch Elementary School.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with the superintendent of Wasatch School District Terry Shoemaker about the possibility of a $62 million bond that could go on November's election ballot to build new schools and a pool facility. Park City manager Diane Foster reviews the agenda for Thursday's City Council meeting and Ann Ober discuses the Mountain Accord Interlocal Agreement that is on the council's agenda for discussion. Melissa Caffey and Glenn Artist from The Hope Alliance talk about Caffey's retirement and what's next for the organization.

ON today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Cheryl Fox with the Summit Land Conservancy about their summer programs. Park City council candidate Nann Worrel - the first one to file talks about why she's running for one of the three seats. Summit County manager Tom Fisher previews Wednesday's council council agenda, including a possible approval of the Silver Creek Development Agreement.

A proposed new water pumping surcharge for homes and businesses above about 6,800 feet elevation in Park City, could go into effect as soon as July 1st. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Park City Police Department

Park City and Summit County police are looking for those responsible for vandalizing and/or burglarizing 25 vehicles this past weekend. Leslie Thatcher has more.

ON today's Local News Hour, Park City council member and executive board member of Mountain Accord Andy Beerman has the latest following last Friday's board meeting. Park City school superintendent Ember Conley talks about the process to replace outgoing board member Moe Hickey as well as a budget update. Egyptian YouTheater director Jamie Wilcox previews their upcoming summer camps.

Nann Worrel

A second Park City resident has announced she will run for Park City Council and will file an official declaration of candidacy next week. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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