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 - January 5, 2018

Jan 5, 2018

Today's show begins with the Utah Avalanche Forecast Center update from Greg Gagne. Next, Gail Barille, executive director of  the National Ability Center, and board president Brad Peterson explain their pro-veteran lobbying efforts at the state legislature and also discuss the Center’s expansion plans.  Then, newly seated Park City Council member Steve Joyce recaps last night's meeting and, finally, State Senator Kevin Van Tassell talks about his retirement and the upcoming legislative session, which will be his last.

Local News Hour - January 4, 2018

Jan 4, 2018

On today’s program, Drew Hardesty has today’s Utah Avalanche Forecast Center Update. Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong has a recap from Wednesday's meeting.  Park City Parking and Fleet Supervisor Kenzie Coulson has an update on how the new paid parking worked during the holidays.

Local News Hour - January 3, 2018

Jan 3, 2018

On today’s program Utah Avalanche Forecast Center Drew Hardesty has an update on the avalanche danger and mountain weather outlook. Wasatch County Manager Mike Davis talks about issues related to the Mayflower expansion, affordable housing, the projected 4 percent growth, and the latest on the Heber Light & Power/Rocky Mountain Power high voltage transmission lines being considered. Park City Manager Diane Foster previews the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting, including another look at the new Treasure Hill proposal. Then it's U.S.

Local News Hour January 2, 2018

Jan 2, 2018

Today’s program starts with an update from Utah Avalanche Forecast Center’s Evelyn Lees.  Cheryl Fox, director of Summit Land Conservancy, discusses open space issues. Summit County manager Tom Fisher previews the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Ed Hendershot, owner of Aspen Grove Rustics in Heber City, explains how state agents from the Division of Professional Licensing seized all the cannabis-based CBD oil product from his business on December 21st.

Local News Hour December 29, 2017

Dec 29, 2017

On today’s program, Brown's Canyon residents Lola Beatlebrox and Sandy and Mike Dean discuss their objections on South Pointe proposal. Summit County Attorney Margaret Olson will be in to talk about how important it is to show up for jury duty and a recent case where no-shows caused a mistrial for an important case out of the Uintah Basin. Then National Weather Service Meteorologist Brian McInerney looks ahead at the new year and whether we should expect high pressure systems, that have been blocking storms coming to Utah, to continue into 2018.

Local News Hour December 28, 2017

Dec 28, 2017

On today’s program, Coalville Mayor Trevor Johnson has a look ahead at the community for 2018. Park City Sustainability managers Luke Cartin and Celia Peterson discuss the community-wide carbon footprint report and have details on the lighting controls and energy efficiency measures for the MARC and Park City Police Captain Rick Ryan talks about his retirement after 32 years on the police force.

Local News Hour December 27, 2017

Dec 27, 2017

On today’s program, Park City Mayor Jack Thomas has a look back at his four years as mayor. Outgoing Park City Board of Realtors President Sara Werberlow and President Elect Todd Anderson have a look back at 2017 and the year ahead. U.S. Ski and Snowboard Spokesman Tom Kelly has a team update and joining him are some of the athletes participating in this week’s Olympic Qualifiers at the UOP, Bryan Fletcher, Nina Lussi,  and Will Rhoads and Dr. Melissa Lopez-Larsen from Summit County Health Department  talks  about seasonal depression.

Local News Hour December 26, 2017

Dec 26, 2017

On todays show our first guest was Utah State Representative for district 53, Logan Wilde. He was in to talk about upcoming legislation and other hot button issues like education, the new DUI law, rural jobs and air quality.  Tom Farkas from Citizens Against The Wall was in to outline his concerns about UDOT"s noise barrier along I-80.  Olympic Gold Medalist Nordic Skier, Billy DeMong and Marketing Director with the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation, Melanie Welsch, had an overview of the winner take all Olympic  qualifiers coming up at the Utah Olympic Park this weekend.

Local News Hour December 22, 2017

Dec 22, 2017

On today’s program, Midway mayor elect Celeste Johnson has a run down on her priorities once she assumes the leadership position next month. Park City Council member Cindy Matsumoto has a recap about last night's meeting. SCPW (Summit Community Power Works) Executive Director Erin Bragg discusses their "Watts Down Lights Up" campaign which sponsored the purchase of more than 100 LED bulbs to outfit 7 units at the Line Condominiums recently and Park City Community Foundation Communications Manager Deanna Rhoades and Board Member Tom Raffa have details on this year’s Giving Guide.

Local News Hour December 21, 2017

Dec 21, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Glenn Wright has a recap from Wednesday's meeting. Betsy Wallace Managing Director of the Sundance Institute and Ralph Rivera (Director of Operations) have an update of what's new for Sundance 2018. Park City Fire Marshall Mike Owens and PIO Trisha Hazelrigg review Christmas safety tips, what's ahead for the district next year and the California wildfires. Park City Planning Commission Chair Adam Strachan has an update from Wednesday's meeting on Treasure Hill’s new smaller development plans.