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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The Local News Hour - November 3, 2016

Nov 3, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council member Kim Carson who has update us on yesterday’s meeting .Kathy Jo Pollock from U.S. Forest Service has details about sales of Christmas tree permits for Heber-Kamas Ranger District on Friday and Saturday. Paul Murphy from Rocky Mountain Power discusses the utility company’s Subscriber Solar program and how you can get involved and finally Author Trish Walker talks about her new book Oh, Honey, I'm Just Getting Started and book signing at Dolly's on Sunday.

The Local News Hour - November 2, 2016

Nov 2, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board member, Nancy Garrison about yesterday’s work session. Park City Manager Diane Foster discusses the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. In studio.  The founder of Giving a Bleep Annette Verlarde is in along with performers Mike Worel (playing Donald Trump) and Reiner Engel (playing Vladimir Putin) to talk about the upcoming Giving a Bleep Shows running two weekends starting Friday night and Ed Parigian from the "Save the Library Field" group will talk about yesterday's COSAC meeting.

The Local News Hour - November 1, 2016

Nov 1, 2016

On today's program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Cheryl Fox, director of Summit Land Conservancy about its offer made on 23 acres of Weber River front property. Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses Wednesday’s lengthy agenda.

The Local News Hour - October 31, 2016

Oct 31, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park city School District Superintendent Ember Conley about tomorrow’s work session, Jane Patten, is taking a new job as Peace House as Community Campus Project Director and Ginger Tolman and Sarah Scott with Voterise have details on how to register to vote before the November 8th’ election.

Local News Hour - October 28, 2016

Oct 28, 2016

On today’s program, Lora Smith has this week’s Mountain Trails Report. Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Carol Agle and Rick Shand from the Park City Board of Realtors who have the 3rd Quarter update. Park City Mayor Jack Thomas in in with an update on city issues and Park City Special Events Manager Jenny Dierson and Police Captain Phil Kirk stops by with details on Monday’s Halloween on Main celebration. Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter has details on his successful election to the IAPC – the International Association of Police Chiefs.

Local News Hour - October 27, 2016

Oct 27, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong. Park City Planning Commissioner Steve Joyce talks about last night’s meeting. Park City Community Foundation Programs Manager Ollie Wilder and Board member Mike Ruzek have details about next week's Live PC Give PC. In studio and Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation Director Colin Hilton has details on the annual Ski Archives fundraiser taking place November 1st.  

local News Hour - October 26, 2016

Oct 26, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Associate Superintendent of  Teaching, Learning and Technology, Kathleen Einhorn in to talk about the middle years curriculum committee. She gave a detailed presentation at last week’s school board meeting. Angela Moschetta of Future Park City and Sarah Scott of Voterise to talk about voter registration and tomorrow's candidate forum - in costumes. Ken Kullack - Ex. Director of Summit Community Gardens to talk about the success of this summer's garden and plans for next summer.

Local News Hour - October 24, 2016

Oct 24, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County planners Tiffany Robinson and Amir Caus who have details about tomorrow's Snyderville Basin planning commission agenda.  Rotarian Kim Kerr discusses the Sunrise Rotary grant program. Attorney Mark Wagner talks about his upcoming Chamber Bureau presentation on the new rule that affects overtime. Summit County Clerk Kent Jones reviews mail-in voting for the November election and Adventurer Luis Benitez talks  about his visit to Park City on Friday which is part of the Park City Board of Realtors Speaker Series.

Local News Hour - October 21, 2016

Oct 21, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board Member Tania Knauer about her appointment to Utah’s Planned Parenthood Board of Directors. Park City Council Member Andy Beerman has details from last night’s City Council meeting. Tom Kelly with the US Ski and Snowboard Association has a preview of this week’s opening of the Alpine World cup and return of Ted Ligety to the racing circuit and Katrina Kmak with the Park City Library has details on tonight’s 2nd Annual Stuffed Animal Slumber Party.

Local News Hour - October 20, 2016

Oct 20, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council member Claudia McMullin about some of the issues discussed at yesterday’s county council meeting. Planned Parenthood Association of Utah President Karrie Galloway talks about 100th anniversary of Planned Parenthood and what’s expected after November’s election. Heidi Bruce is the Sundance Senior Manager for ticketing. She talks about the local packages that go on sale Oct. 25 and Emily Summers, Deer Valley Sr.

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