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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Local News Hour - Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

Sep 23, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Charlie Sturgis director of Mountain Trails Foundation about new trails being planned for construction next summer and electric bikes on trails. Park City Council member Tim Henney and Economic Development Project Manager Jason Gliden are in to talk about last night's council meeting dealing with special events, net-zero goals and a possible downzoning of the  property on Rossi Hill Drive. Doug Webster promotes the Ice Dance International show at Park City Ice Arena tomorrow night.

Local News Hour - September 22, 2016

Sep 22, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Water Manager Clint McAfee who gives a water update and plans for a re-designed water treatment plant. Darryl Yeager with  the Odyssey Dance Company promotes Thriller which opens at the Egyptian Theater tonight. Kimball Art Center director Robin Marrouche invites the community to the closing party on Saturday for the Exhibit -Summer Rainfall  - which  features the work of Sybil Szaggars Redford and finally, Ollie Wilder, the Programs Manager for the Park City Community Foundation talks about the Grants Awarded last week.

Local News Hour - September 21, 2016

Sep 21, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Emergency Room Physician Jen Plumb, a specialist in preventing opiate overdose as well as adolescent substance use and abuse. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Economic Development and Special Events Manager Jason Glidden discuss the council’s Thursday agenda, including a discussion on special events. Park City School Board Member Nancy Garrison reviews some of the items discussed at Tuesday’s school board meeting, including the dual language program and PC CAPS.

Local News Hour - September 13, 2016

Sep 13, 2016

On today’s local news hour, Renai Bodley speaks with Summit County Manager Tom Fisher, Democratic Congressional Candidate Dr. Peter Clemens, PC Marc Wellness Coordinator Dondee Sherer and Mike Andrews with the Project for Deeper Understanding.

The Local News Hour - September 9, 2016

Sep 9, 2016

On today's program Host Leslie Thatcher’s gets the weekly trails report with Charlie Sturgis. Summit County Health Department Educator Alyssa Mitchell talks about  the suicide prevention programs the county offers.  Park City Council Member Becca Garber calls in from the Road Tour to Aspen.  Author Christina Baker Cline talks about her book that was selected as this year’s One Book One Community, Orphan Train.  Finally, Olympic skier Devin Logan is in studio. She will be competing in the North Face Endurance Challenge later this month.  

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City Economic Development Director Jonathan Weidenhammer about Tuesday’s SEAC (Special Events Advisory Committee) recommendations to the city council. Park City Police Officer Leslie Welker and Steve Jensen have details about Sunday’s 9/11 Memorial Celebration. Ann Johnson and Whitney Leavitt invite the community to the domestic violence awareness event, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes and Aimee Preston, Youth Sports Alliance Director announces they have reached the $2-million mark for the Stein Eriksen Opportunity Endowment.

Local News Hour - September 7, 2016

Sep 7, 2016

  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Dave Nichols, the chairman and founder of the U.S.  Adaptive Bobsled and Skeleton Association and one of 4 original founding athletes. The International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee decided Monday to include Paralympic bobsled and skeleton in the 2022 winter games. Summit County Fire Warden Bryce Boyer is in studio with fire report on two fires burning in Summit County.

Local News Hour - September 1, 2016

Sep 1, 2016

  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson. North Summit Fire PIO Tyler Rowser has the latest on the Echo Canyon fire. Patricia Graham has details on    the September 17th Autumn Harvest rot raise funds for the education programs that Holy Cross Ministries pay for in Summit County and Singer Songwriter Jewel speaks about her upcoming Park City show, her new book and music.

  On today’s program, Utah State Parks Naturalist Kathy  Donnell has this month’s State Park’s update. Historic Park City Alliance Director Allison Kuhlow is leaving that post to accept a new job at the Park City Chamber Bureau. Park City Manager Diane Foster has details on tomorrow’s city council meeting and Park City Christian Center Director and Programs Director Pete Stoughton talk about the upcoming Hike for Hunger.

Local News Hour - August 30, 2016

Aug 30, 2016

  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Manager Tom fisher and previews the agenda for Wednesday’s County Council meeting. Park City resident Erik Oberg discusses why he thinks the Park City School Board should reconsider its decision to eliminate the SAGE testing for 11th grade. Park City Rotarian Steve Joyce has details on the annual Miner’s Day celebration and Californian Brad Butler talks about his mother’s collection of Park City photographs and how he is opening up the collection to anyone who wants to use the photos royalty free.

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