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.

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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, we talk with Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson about the long-awaited adoption of the East County Development Code. Greg Schultz of Primary Out talks about his efforts to change what he calls the extremest political landscape of Utah's super majority. Recycle Utah Executive Director Carolyn Wawra gives updates on the organization's  busy spring schedule, including its big Earth Day celebration that runs all day on Sunday. 

Today's program includes an update from the Park City School District on the superintendent search. The school board announced an interim superintendent to cover academics during the transition to a new leader. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Development Director Ann Laurent preview Thursday's city council meeting.

Local News Hour - April 17, 2018

Apr 17, 2018

Today starts with a preview of Wednesday's Summit County Council meeting agenda from Tom Fisher, county manager. Dr. Barbara Wirostko-Morelly of PC Reads talks about a seminar slated for Saturday, April 21, titled "Dyslexia for a Day." Finally, Maddy Shear from the Park City Community Foundation discusses the upcoming seminar by Roger Craver, a fundraising guru and author Retention Fundraising.

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Local News Hour - April 16, 2018

Apr 16, 2018

Park City School District Superintendent Ember Conley leads off with a preview of tomorrow's school board meeting agenda. Wasatch County property owners Sibyl Bogardus and Marilyn Crittenden talk about the letter they sent to Wasatch County Council and the process for the proposed general plan amendment. Eileen Dunn, president of the Kamas Valley Business Association, provides an update on her group. Finally, Rob DeBirke, policy director of Save Our Canyons, discusses a couple of issues, including helicopters and a proposed Mount Baldy tram at Alta.

Local News Hour - April 13, 2108

Apr 13, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt who has an update of some of the county’s development issues and projects. Wasatch County Manager, Mike Davis has an update on the county’s open space resolution,  the Deer Valley Mayflower development and challenges of servicing one of the fastest growing counties in the country and Director of the Park City Museum Sandra Morrison has details about the free locals day as well as other upcoming events.

Local News Hour - April 12, 2018

Apr 12, 2018

This morning begins with Summit County Council Member Doug Clyde, who recaps Wednesday's meeting. Next, Park City Environmental Sustainability Project Manager Celia Peterson discusses the Library Box program that the city council is funding. Finally, we hear details on upcoming youth programs from  Heather Sims, director of after school programs at Youth Sports Alliance; Eric Myers, of the Park City Curling Club; and Canice Harte, owner of Park City Running Company.

Local News Hour - April 11, 2018

Apr 11, 2018

This morning, Wasatch Fire District Chief Ernie Giles discusses local issues; Tom Clyde, co-writer and emcee of the Park City Follies previews this year’s production; Derek Siddoway of the Summit County Health Department talks about the opening of the Kamas Health Department; and Blake Christians, founder of Park City Base Camp, relates how his company hopes to bring live-in shipping containers to Park City.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County manager Tom Fisher who discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson has a preview of Wednesday's planning commission meeting. PC MARC Wellness Coordinator Cole Johnson has details about next week’s wellness week and Founder of the March for Science Josh Hobson has details on Saturday's 2nd annual event.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to the President of the Brighton Estates Property Owners Association Mark Fisher and resident Sean Brown who rebut some of the comments made last month by Wasatch County officials about the infrastructure and water issues in the 400 lot development.

Local News Hour - April 6, 2018

Apr 6, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Librarian Lee Whiting who talks about the new Kamas Branch. Park City Council member Lynn Peek has a recap of last night's meeting. Glenn Dyer, who most people know as Duffy Dyer, talks about his first novel a WW II story, "The Torch Betrayal” and Park City Resident, NBA All-Star and now Author Mark Eaton, talks about his new book, “The Four Commitments of a Winning Team.” He'll be doing a book signing tonight at Dolly's Bookstore on Main St.

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