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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Local News Hour - July 27, 2017

Jul 27, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong discusses business from yesterday's council meeting. Ann Zimmerman with Friends of Wasatch County Library has details on the new Share a Book Program that rolled out earlier this month. Park City Extreme Cup Soccer Tournament Director Shelley Gillwald with details on the 14th annual tournament and Utah Clean Energy's Solar Project Coordinator Kate Bowman has an update on net metering.

Local News Hour - July 25, 2017

Jul 25, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson previews tomorrow's planning commission agenda. Founder of the Supremes, Singer Mary Wilson is performing at the Egyptian Theater this week - Thursday through Saturday nights and South Summit Superintendent Shad Sorenson and Business Administrator Kip Bigelow talk about the school bond efforts,  the issues of teacher salary competition in neighboring school districts and an update on the Silver Summit Academy.

Local News Hour - July 21, 2017

Jul 21, 2017

Today on the Local News Hour show it’s the Mountain Trails Report with Trails & Open Space Manager Bob Radke. Then Lt. Governor Spencer Cox talks about an initiative to create 25,000 jobs in rural Utah in the next four years.  Next is Park City Council member Nann Worel to talk about last night's meeting. Wrapping up the hour we have singer, songwriter and producer Aloe Blacc who will be performing at the Snow Amphitheater at the Deer Valley Resort on Sunday.

Local News Hour - July 20, 2017

Jul 20, 2017

First guest, Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson to talk about last night’s meeting. Dixon Resources Principal Julie Dixon and Park City Parking & Fleet Administrative Supervisor Kenzie Coulson will be in with an update on the Parking Demand System.  Then we have Park City Special Events Manager Jenny Diersen with a look ahead at the week's events. 

Local News Hour - July 19, 2017

Jul 19, 2017

Park City School Board Member Andrew Caplan and District Communications Director Molly Miller in to talk about their meeting last night. Then Park City Manager Diane Foster and Transportation Planning Manager Alfred Knotts will be in to discuss the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting followed by Kara Cody with the Sundance Institute and Park City Environmental Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin. They’re going to talk about Friday's screening of Chasing Coral and the sustainability discussion that happens before the film starts.

Local News Hour - July 18, 2017

Jul 18, 2017

Summit County manager Tom Fisher will be in to discuss the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Richard Woodruff with the American Red Cross will be in to talk about the severe blood shortage and the many blood drives scheduled for the KPCW listening area. Recycle Utah director Carolyn Wawra along with Park City Mountain resort Chef Alex Malmborg are going to talk about their 100 Mile Meal fund raising event. Rounding up the hour we have Park City Nordic Ski Club Coach Alan Alborn to talk about the Fly Girls - Park City's future ski jumpers. 

Local News Hour - July 17, 2017

Jul 17, 2017

On today’s program, Park City Business Administrator Todd Hauber and School Board Member JJ Ehlers preview the special meeting for Tuesday. Jim Bennett, son of late Senator Bob Bennett, talks about the new United Utah centrist political party. Caroline Rodriguez and Alfred Knotts have details about the Summit Ebike program launch event - on Wednesday at noon and Summit County Landfill Supervisor Tim Loveday has details on the 2017 garbage fee bills which will be hitting your mailbox this week.

Local News Hour - July 14, 2017

Jul 14, 2017

On today’s program,  Charlie Sturgis has this week’s Mountain Trails Report. Rotarians Tom Kelly and Peter Wright have details about the $125k in  financial grants awarded to three local nonprofit organizations benefitting children. Park City Council member Tim Henney has a recap on last night's council meeting. Derek Miller, president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah has detail on the 25k Jobs Launch Tour coming to Summit County July 18th.  The Governor's goal is to create 25,000 jobs in the 25 counties off the Wasatch Front.

Local News Hour - July 13, 2017

Jul 13, 2017

On today’s program, a member of the Summit County Council member Glenn Wright recaps yesterday’s meeting.  Snyderville Basin Planning Commissioner Chuck Klingenstein recaps Tuesday night’s meeting. Park City Planning Commission Chairman Adam Strachan discusses last night’s meeting, including the latest on Treasure.

Local News Hour - July 12, 2017

Jul 12, 2017

On today's  Christie Worthington follows up on a gathering she hosted Monday evening about the Our Schools Now Initiative. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Sustainability Manager Celia Peterson discuss the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. With a Summit County Health Department monthly update, Health Educator Allyssa Mitchell talks about changes to the county’s code regarding electronic nicotine and county music singer Kellie Pickler performs Sunday night at the Deer Valley Amphitheatre.

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