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, Summit County Chief Financial Officer Matt Leavitt discusses new information from the state on sales tax revenue, specifically the  new county option transportation and additional mass transit taxes voters approved in November. Park City Mountain Resort  COO Bill Rock, Deer Valley President and General Manager Bob Wheaton and Summit Land Conservancy Director Cheryl Fox announce the resorts matching grant for Bonanza Flat.

Local News Hour - March 27, 2017

Mar 27, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County Staff Planner Tiffany Robinson will discuss the Snyderville Planning Commission's deliberations on the Canyons Resort Master Plan. Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez discusses the recent rash of burglaries in Summit County and an initiative working with families of autistic children and how the merger of the dispatch offices is working.  Cheryl Butler & Jeff Stern are the  candidates for Summit County Democrat Party Chair.

On today’s program, Park City Recreation Manager Ken Fisher discusses what’s next with the Mountain Facilities Recreation Master Plan which outlines more than $130 million of recreation projects. Project for a Deeper Understanding is hosting a community forum on Thursday, March 30th. Tal Adair and Cheryl Butler discuss the topic:  Conservatives and Liberals - Crossing the Divide Toward Common Ground and COO of Blue Sky Utah Stuart Campbell discusses the groundbreaking of their project near Wanship

Local News Hour - March 23, 2017

Mar 23, 2017

Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson has an update on yesterday’s county council meeting.  Patty Cramer, Ecologist and Researcher on "Why Did The Moose Cross The Road?" - the effectiveness of wildlife tunnels, bridges, and fences when it comes to wildlife/auto incidents and Thin Air Festival organizers and co-founders Ben Rifkin and Richard Bezemer have details on this year’s event.

Local News Hour - March 22, 2017

Mar 22, 2017

On today’s program, Park City School Board Member Phil Kaplan and Business Administrator Todd Hauber discuss Tuesday's school board meeting. Wasatch County School District Superintendent Paul Sweat has an update on new school construction and Judd Werner - Volunteer Group Leader with the Park City and Wasatch Back chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby - discusses an Advocate Training Session on Saturday March 25th 1:30 - 4:30 at PC Community Church.

On today’s program, Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for the council meeting . Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson previews Wednesday's planning commission meeting. Recycle Utah director Insa Riepen is in with her final monthly update. Her successor was named at yesterday’s board meeting and Kathleen Pitcher Tobey talks about The Conversation Project event scheduled for March 22nd at the Park City Hospital.

Local News Hour - March 20, 2017

Mar 20, 2017

  Park City School District Superintendent Ember Conley and Business Administrator Todd Hauber to talk about tomorrow's school board meeting at 4 p.m. Tom Kelly with the US Ski and Snowboard Association has his weekly update and Snyderville Basin Recreation Director Brian Hanton and Trails & Open Space Manager Bob Radke in with their monthly update.       

Park City Chamber Bureau Director Bill Malone discusses the results of this year's legislative session and his view of how it could affect tourism. Park City Council member Andy Beerman and Utah Open Lands Executive Director Wendy Fisher discuss the Bonanza Flat open space purchase with an update on Salt Lake Public Utilities financial contribution to the Bonanza Flat open space acquisition. PCSD Associate Superintendent of Teaching, Learning and Technology Kathy Einhorn discusses Tuesday’s free Lunch and Learn on Student Testing.

Local News Hour - March 16, 2017

Mar 16, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Kim Carson reviews Wednesday’s County Council meeting.  The former Managing Director for Sundance Institute Sarah Pearce is joined by the woman stepping in her stead, Betsy Wallace to talk about the future for Pearce and Wallace’s contributions to future Sundance Film Festivals.

Local News Hour - March 15, 2017

Mar 15, 2017

On today’s program, Author and former CEO of Charles Schwab, David Pottruck, is this year's guest for the Community Leadership presentation on Monday, March 20th.  Park City Manager Diane Foster discusses the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting and planner Hannah Tyler provides background on the Land Management Code Amendments and Storefront Enhancement Program. Pete Stoughten and Rob Harter with the Christian Center promote their upcoming Easter Basket program and have a construction update.

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