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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Elections
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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Government
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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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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