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 6:00 to 8:00 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 - Bob Jasper, 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
12:01 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Deputies Respond To Fires Fourth Of July Weekend

Firefighters on the Fourth of July responded to a brushfire in the Rockport area, Friday afternoon, and a small blaze that night in the Trailside neighborhood, caused by fireworks. Rick Brough has more.

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AP NEWS
11:28 pm
Sat July 5, 2014

Wildfire Spurs Up To 200 Evacuations In Utah Park

VERNAL, Utah (AP) - Authorities say a nearly 4-square-mile wildfire has led to evacuations in northeast Utah's Steinaker State Park.

Park Manager Mike Murray said Saturday evening that the blaze had been threatening park structures and areas, including the office, shop and long-term campground.

He estimates 30 ft flames had come up to the shop, but multiple fire agencies held off the blaze, and it was no longer putting those buildings at risk.

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Egyptian Theatre
2:02 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Egyptian Theater Presents "A Chorus Line"

The Egyptian Theater is bringing back theater for the month of July, presenting the Broadway hit A Chorus Line. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Rainbow Gathering
11:58 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Davis Talks About Rainbow's Influence On Heber This Weekend

Wasatch County's police officers and other staff are maxed out at the Rainbow Gathering, taking place in the Uintah Forest east of Heber and the event is expected to reach its peak on the Fourth. Rick Brough has more.

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Park City Police
11:53 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Taulborg Sentenced For Car Dealership Defraud

Credit Wasatch County Sheriff Department

A Wasatch County defendant who claimed to be a Park City police officer among other bogus identites, was sentenced Wednesday in Heber's Fourth District Court to pay fines and wear an ankle monitor for defrauding two local car dealerships. Rick Brough has more.

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Summit County Sheriff
11:44 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Jeffs In Trouble For Refusal Of Cooperation

A police call about a parking problem recently led to a suspect being booked in the County Jail, after he wouldn't give his name to an officer, refused to cooperate, and even had to be held in position for his booking photo.
After a week in the county lock-up, the suspect, identified as Rulon P. Jeffs, was released last Wednesday by Summit County's Justice Court. Rick Brough has more.

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AP NEWS
7:45 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Utah Wolverine Sighting 1st Documented In 30 Years

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - State wildlife officials have captured images of a wolverine on the northern slope of the Uinta Mountains this year, the first documented sighting of the animal in Utah since a wolverine carcass was found in 1979.

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said Wednesday that more than two dozen images from trail cameras show the animal sniffing an empty bait station in February. The cameras were not retrieved until June.

Biologists plan to compare the images with those taken of another wolverine in April by trail cameras stationed in Wyoming.

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AP NEWS
7:32 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Thousands Attend Utah Counterculture Fest

UINTA NATIONAL FOREST, Utah (AP) - A county jail easy of Salt Lake City is nearly full in part because of the influx of thousands of people for the Rainbow Family gathering.

KSL-TV reports that Wasatch County Sheriff's officials say a third of the prisoners in the 100-person jail are from the gathering, which has brought 5,900 people to the area in a four-day celebration of love and peace.

Chief Deputy Jared Rigby says deputies are working non-stop to monitor the happenings at the gathering. Rigby says one recently married deputy had to cancel his honeymoon.

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Local News
2:14 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Bear Sighted At Park City Golf Course This Week

The Park City police department was on wildlife patrol today. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Rainbow Gathering
2:10 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Rainbow Gathering Update

With two days to go before its expected peak, nearly 6,000 people have reportedly arrived at the Rainbow Gathering site near Heber. Rick Brough has more.

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