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, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Municipal's new Environmental Sustainability Project Manager Celia Petersen. Park City Transportation Director Alfred Knotts is in to talk about the traffic plans for the upcoming busy holiday season. Tom Kelly with USSA has the latest on the U.S. Ski Teams and Brian Hanton and Matt Strader from Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District are in with a monthly update.

On the Local News Hour:  The planners of Woodward Park City discuss the next step for their sports adventure camp now that Summit County Council has cleared the way for a taller building at their Gorgoza site.   Then Park City Councilman Andy Beerman talks about plans for new diesel buses, the Shot Ski event, and ugly Christmas sweaters.  Moe Hickey with Men4Ed talks about a fundraising drive for school kids who need warm winter gear.  And finally Park City magazine editor Melissa Fields has highlights from the new winter-spring issue.

Local News Hour - December 15,2016

Dec 15, 2016

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong about Wednesday’s county council meeting – the second to last meeting of 2016. Park City Planning Commission Chairman Adam Strachan talks  about last night’s meeting on Treasure and the new Kimball Garage special event center. Sundance Merchandise manager Tracie Murphy talks about the merchandise pop-up at the Gateway that's opening in mid-December and Hadley Dynak Executive Director Park City Summit County Arts Council to talk about the  Branded PC Pop-Up Shop - today through Saturday.

Local News Hour - December 14, 2106

Dec 14, 2016

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Snyderville Planning Commissioner Chair Bea Peck about Tuesday night’s meeting. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Environmental Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin discuss the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting and why the city is still recommending that it intervenes in the Rocky Mountain Power rooftop solar case. With the Summit County Health Dept. Monthly Update, Environmental Health Director Phil Bondurant talks about a two year water study the health department just completed in the county.

Local News Hour - December 13, 2016

Dec 13, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County manager Tom Fisher who previews the agenda for Wednesday's meeting. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson has a review of Wednesday’s planning commission meeting, which includes the monthly update on the Treasure project as well as the appeal of his denial for a building permit for a building over an outdoor pool.

Local News Hour - December 12, 2016

Dec 12, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County planners Jennifer Strader and Tiffany Robinson about tomorrow's Snyderville Basin planning commission agenda. Diana Perez Moran from the UVU Wasatch Campus talks about their efforts for  Latino Outreach. Tom Kelly with USSA has his weekly update and Park City Education Foundation is in with its monthly update/ PCEF Programs Manager Sara Hutchinson, and Teacher Grants committee member Kerry Strazdins talk about the teacher grant awards.

Local News Hour - December 9, 2016

Dec 9, 2016

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher gets a review of big development projects with Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt. Park City Council member Tim Henney has an update about last night's meeting. Kenzie Coulson, PCMC new parking manager along with Transportation Director Alfred Knotts have the  transit and parking management plan update and Jason Brown with Envision Utah discusses the most recent education study.

Local News Hour - December 8, 2016

Dec 8, 2016

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council member Tal Adair. Deer Valley President and General Manager Bob Wheaton and Guy Morris Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Stein Eriksen Lodge have details about the inaugural Stein Day on Sunday.Youth Theater director Jamie Wilcox is in with a couple of actors from the cast of Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells? YSA Ex. Director Aimee Preston is joined by ice skating coach Stephanie Chase Bass to talk  about the growth of the Club and its success as a legacy of the 2002 Winter Olympics.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board members Nancy Garrison and Tania Knauer. Park City Manager Diane Foster, Community Development Director Anne Laurent and Planner Hannah Turpen discuss the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. Park Silly Executive Director, Kate McChesney has details about the annual Park Silly Holiday Bazaar scheduled for this weekend and Judd Werner with Citizens Climate Lobby talks about next week' s screening of National Geographic's Years of Living Dangerously, "Safe Passage" episode.

Local News Hour - December 6, 2016

Dec 6, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Cheryl Fox, director of Summit Land Conservancy about their efforts to purchase Weber River property. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting. Utah State Treasurer David Damschen talks about the huge amount of unclaimed property Summit and Wasatch County residents have on the books and how to get it back. Park City Filmmakers Showcase Founder Jill Orschel has details on the 11th Annual Showcase and Mythbusters host Adam Savage talks about his appearance Saturday night on the Eccles Center stage.