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.

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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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Local News Hour - July 27, 2016

Jul 28, 2016

  - Synderville Basin Planning Commissioner Colin DeFord talks about what happened in Tuesday night’s meeting where they discussed helicopters landing in the basin.  Also, he tells us what the commission
discussed in regards to the proposed Woodward Gorgoza indoor sports facility.  
-Then, good news for the People’s Health Clinic at Quinn’s junction, which serves the uninsured residents of Summit and Wasatch Counties.  They just got a big donation that will help them expand their clinic hours.  Executive Director Beth Armstrong will tell us more.

Host Lynn Ware Peek welcomes today's guests to the morning news hour:

  • Snyderville Planning Chair Bea Peck


  • Park City Manager Diane Foster and Economic Development director Jonathan Weidenhammer discuss the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting.


  • Three-time Olympian Tracy Evans Land talks about upcoming Olympic Day events she is planning in Park City. Events begin June 16, and the first public panel is June 21 at Temple Har Shalom.

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Host Leslie Thatcher welcomes today's guests to the morning news hour:

  • School Board primary candidates District 3 - Art Brothers, Moe Hickey and Petra Butler
  • Summit County Clerk Kent Jones will talk about the mail-in vote and what they've seen so far

Host Leslie Thatcher welcomes today's guests to the morning news hour: 

  • Summit County staff planner Sean Lewis will talk about Tuesday's Snyderville Planning Commission meeting.
  • The Preserve at Newpark is proposing to build eight (8) townhomes adjacent to the Sun Calendar Plaza and Amphitheater. Brian Richards from Mountain Town Music and Rick Tichman, President of the New Park Hotel's HOA Board are concerned it doesn't conform with what was originally approved.
  • Paul Askins will be in to review the Heber Valley Concerts in the Park series.

With the departure of director Rena Jordan from Basin Recreation last month, the recruitment for her replacement is underway. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more. 

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Park City officials met with the CEO of Vail Resorts earlier this week as the Park City Council prepares to discuss the efforts of the Colorado company's trademark application for the words "Park City." KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.


Vail Resorts does not intend to withdraw its application for the trademark of the words "Park City," but company officials hope that after Thursday's discussion with Park City council, the community will better understand why they're doing what they're doing. Leslie Thatcher has more.

  The on-again, off-again Treasure Hill project returns to the forefront this week when the Park City Planning Commission begins what's expected to be at least a year-long review process. LPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Olympic champion Picabo Street is launching the Picabo Street Academy, a year-round high school for students whose extra-curricular passions take them out of a regular school setting, KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Today on the Local News Hour with Leslie Thatcher: