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 - 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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Salt Lake County is contemplating a wood-burning ban. But a group called Utahns for Responsible Burning argues there should be an exemption for fireplaces that use green technology. Rick Brough has more.

The horrible traffic jam that Park City suffered on Monday, December 29th is already becoming the stuff of legend.    It's being called "Car-mageddon" by some, like members of the Summit County Council.  On Wednesday,  the Council talked about how to avoid a repeat and how to deal, in general, with congestion and dependence on cars.    Rick Brough has more.

Friday Film Review - Selma

Jan 16, 2015

This weeks movie review is Selma, an up-close and intimate look into the people, politics and personal dynamics behind the history making 1965 Civil Rights March in Selma, Alabama. Barbara Bretz with this weeks film review.

A delegation of Park City officials will leave for France for a week, with the mission of renewing our sister city relationship with Courchevel. They'll also seek information about how that ski resort town answers questions about transportation, housing and interconnected ski resorts. Lynn Ware Peak has more.

The State of Utah is considering joining Arizona and other states in requiring a U.S. Citizenship test for high school graduation. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Ski Utah has hired a new communications director - who will be getting the word out about the state's 14 ski resorts. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Park City Library

The Park City Library is in the midst of a major renovation, but crucial part, the Jim Santy Auditorium will be ready for the Sundance Film Festival's start next week. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Park City Municipal Corporation

Several local stakeholders in the Bonanza Park area said at a recent public meeting that unless the City foots the bill for a parking structure and other infrastructure in the area, the redevelopment just won't happen.   Lynn Ware Peek has more.

At its first retreat of the new year and with two new board members, the Park City school board began more serious talk of instituting full-day kindergarten in the district in the near future. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

About 200 people showed up Tuesday night for a Snyderville Planning Commission hearing on Phase II of the General Plan.  Most of the crowd gave an energetic thumbs-down to a proposal to jack up the density on an approved commercial area in Jeremy Ranch. And they opposed designating their neighborhood as a Receiving Area for Mixed-Use density under the General Plan. Rick Brough has more.

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