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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Gary Herbert
5:32 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

Herbert Signs Eight Bills To Improve Utah Air Quality

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Gov. Gary Herbert has signed 8 bills designed to clear Utah's murky wintertime skies.

Herbert took the action during a ceremony Friday attended by clear air advocates including some lawmakers who published for the legislation.

The new laws will facilitate electrical vehicle charging stations, assist homeowners whose only source of heat is wood burning, provide tax credits for energy efficient vehicles and encourage use of biodiesel fuel.

Salt Lake City
5:22 pm
Sat April 26, 2014

Bishop To Face McAleer In 1st District In Rematch

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Six-term Republican U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop has breezed past a challenge for his party's nomination and will face Democrat Donna McAleer a general election in rematch from two years ago. 

It took McAleer two rounds of votes to get enough support from the delegates Saturday at the Democratic convention get past physician Peter Clemens and avoid a primary. The business executive received 66% of the votes in the second round. 

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Main Street
5:53 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Dining Decks On Main To Pop Up Soon

Through construction woes and hassles from the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the Park City Main Street dining decks will soon begin popping up for the third summer. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Power Substation
5:46 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Rocky Mountain Has New Ideas For Additional Power Needs

Last year at this time, a much needed expansion of the Rocky Mountain Power substation in the Bonanza Park area stirred significant controversy - but expanded power needs in Park City now will be supplied by other sources. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Snyderville Planning Commission
5:39 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Applicant Uses Interview To Make A Colorful Point

The Summit County Council Wednesday interviewed four candidates for a seat on the Snyderville Planning Commission. But the interview with one contender - Chris Hague who's often been a critic of County Planning - turned out to be unusual. Rick Brough has more.

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Canyons Resort
5:25 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Looking Back, Canyons Had Fantastic Year

The Canyons Resort is looking back at a successful season, and planning ahead for improvements, like completion of the golf course. Rick Brough has more.

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Reclaiming Health
4:50 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

St. John's Creating Local Chapter Of Daniel Plan

Members of St. John's Anglican Church are forming a Park City chapter of the Daniel Plan and welcome everyone no matter what their faith to join them and reclaim their health. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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USSA
4:42 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

USSA Speed Coach Is Fired For Financial Charges

Andreas Evers

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has ended its relationship with Andreas Evers, the head speed coach for the U.S. Men's Alpine Ski Team after he was convicted on money laundering charges. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Women Ski Jumper
3:45 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Hendrickson Is Chosen For 2014 State Of Sports Award

For the second year in a row, Park City ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson was presented with a State of Sport Award from Utah Governor Gary Herbert. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Winter Sports School
5:43 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Winter Sports School Now Has A New Building

The Winter Sports School has made its debut as a charter school and is now in session in a new home. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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