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 6:00 to 8:00 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 - Bob Jasper, 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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5:31 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Three Hospitalized After Cottonwood Heights Party

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS (AP) - Police in Cottonwood Heights say they've issued a dozen citations at a party where people had taken the so-called "date rape" drug.

Officer Brian Eschtruth says police responded to a disturbance around 7 a.m. Sunday at an apartment complex on South Highland Drive. 

They found one unconscious 20 year old man next to a swimming pool and another unconscious 23 year old man who was sliding into the pool. One officer pulled him out of the water. Authorities also found a 19 year old woman passed out on a couch inside an apartment. 

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Non-profit Event
5:30 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Giving A Bleep's Chickfest Comes This Saturday

This Sunday the second annual Chickfest will be held to celebrate traditional and alternative ways to heal and explore the world of self-discovery. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Local News
5:11 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Sky Lodge Hearings Are Taking Place

A Third District Court judge last week again heard the opposing sides in the legal battle between Sky Lodge owner Ken Abdalla - and the board governing the HOA of the lodge.
The ruling from Judge Ryan Harris didn't come down entirely in favor of either side. But the judge set another date in June for a major hearing in the case. Rick Brough has more.

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Park City Film Series
5:07 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Kinderblock 66 Is Part Of Park City Film Series

The commemorate National Holocaust Day, the Park City Film Series presents the documentary Kinderblock 66. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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5:05 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Summit County Preliminary Rounds Are Up And Going

The state Democratic and Republican conventions this weekend had some significant results for Summit County voters. 
Park City Democrat Donna McAleer won the nomination for the second time, to oppose Rep. Rob Bishop for Utah's first Congressional District Seat. At the GOP gathering, three legislators who represent Summit County easily defeated their challenges. Rick Brough has more.

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5:02 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Republican And Democrat Caucus Changes

To all appearances, last weekend's Republican and Democratic state conventions could be the last round for Utah's caucus and convention system as we know it. A bill in the recent legislature altered the process for candidates to get on a primary ballot.

But Summit County's Democratic and GOP party chairs think the caucus system might still be basically unchanged. Rick Brough has more.

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Miner Nation Report
4:58 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Miner Nation Report - April 28, 2014

Scott Chester with the Park City High School Boosters Club has this week's Miner Nation Report.

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Wasatch County
4:53 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Transit Challenges Arise In Fast Growing Wasatch County

Wasatch County is one of the fastest growing counties in the State and last year the U.S. census Bureau listed it No. 21 among the fastest growing in the nation. All this provides county officials a good deal to grapple with. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Park City High School
4:28 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Matthews Announces The Nation's Top Schools

Every year Washington Post reporter Jay Matthews reports on the nation's highest achieving high schools. He does that by looking at how well-prepared for college a school's students are. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local News
4:07 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Mountain Accord Steps Up Their Game

As the Mountain Accord group designs a comprehensive plan for the entire Wasatch, integrating the interests of public and private entities in transportation, environment, recreation and the economy, communities along the Wasatch Back find their collaborative voice. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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