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
3:31 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

I-80 Starting A Big Construction Project

Residents of Tollgate Canyon say their access out of the canyon is getting blocked and public safety is a stake as a major construction project on I-80 is underway and will be until late in 2015. UDOT says it was their only option. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Local News
3:22 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Wright Talks About Savor The Summit And Its Zion Curtain Law

Anyone who attended Savor The Summit along Park City's Main Street last month was able to see some 27 bars strung out in the open along Main Street - a rarity behind the so-called "Zion Curtain". It's party of the murkiness behind the interpretation of liquor laws in the state. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Local News
3:16 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Edmunds Talks About The Successful Ragnar Race

When it comes to large sporting events, like the recent Ragnar Race, Park City's police chief and Summit County's Sheriff say they work together well, and they've become proficient at handling these large gatherings. Rick Brough has more.

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Local News
3:03 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Cops Shoot Dog in Salt Lake City Alerting Park City Police More Careful

There have been headlines in Salt Lake, and protests, after a Salt Lake City police officer shot a dog he claimed was threatening, while the officer was conducting a yard to yard search for a missing child.
Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter and Sheriff Dave Edmunds said the case is certainly cause for reflection for them and their officers. Rick Brough has more.

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USSA
2:48 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Shaw Talks About The Future Of USSA

After 18 years, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association is under new leadership and that means a different way of doing things. And for new leader Tiger Shaw, it means going back to the basics. KCPW's Leslie Thatcher has the report.

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Local News
2:08 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Dustin Wade Ruffino Wants A New Attorney

A Park City man accused of offering money to an undercover police officer to kill his ex-wife's boyfriend wants a new public defender appointed to represent him. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local News
2:06 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Edmunds Talks About His Last Rainbow Family Experience

Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds says that he hasn't been affected much by the Rainbow Family Gathering near Heber City. But he remembers the Rainbow event that took place in his jurisdiction, his first year as Sheriff in 2003. Rick Brough has more.

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High Valley Arts
6:51 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Ooooooh! Klahoma Comes To Wasatch County

In Wasatch County, the corn isn't usually as high as an elephant's eye. But it will be the next couple of weeks, as the musical "Oklahoma!" is presented by the High Valley Arts Outdoor Theater of Midway. Rick Brough has more.

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UDABC
6:17 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Even The UDABC Wants More Liquor Licenses

The Utah Department of Alcohol Beverage Control Commission, or UDABC, has come under fire for its interpretation and enforcement of vague state laws. One commissioner, however, says the state should issue more liquor licenses, which could help stop the troublesome run-around of getting single event permits. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Local News
3:10 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Armstrong Talks About The Water District's Changes In The Future

The county's Mountain Regional Water District has some changes coming up in the near future for its rates, impact fees and its connections to other systems under the year old Snyderville Water Compact. Rick Brough has more.

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