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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On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board members Nancy Garrison and Tania Knauer. Park City Manager Diane Foster, Community Development Director Anne Laurent and Planner Hannah Turpen discuss the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. Park Silly Executive Director, Kate McChesney has details about the annual Park Silly Holiday Bazaar scheduled for this weekend and Judd Werner with Citizens Climate Lobby talks about next week' s screening of National Geographic's Years of Living Dangerously, "Safe Passage" episode.

Local News Hour - December 6, 2016

Dec 6, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Cheryl Fox, director of Summit Land Conservancy about their efforts to purchase Weber River property. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting. Utah State Treasurer David Damschen talks about the huge amount of unclaimed property Summit and Wasatch County residents have on the books and how to get it back. Park City Filmmakers Showcase Founder Jill Orschel has details on the 11th Annual Showcase and Mythbusters host Adam Savage talks about his appearance Saturday night on the Eccles Center stage.

On today's Local News Hour, Superintendent of Park City Schools, Dr. Ember Conley talks about how Trailside Elementary handled a first-grade student who brought a fake gun to school.   Dr. Conley also addresses the upcoming school board meeting in which the board will give feedback on the Park City High School expansion options.

Local News Hour - December 2, 2016

Dec 2, 2016

On today’s program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Transit Leader Darren Davis and Public Works Director Derek Radke about the opening of the new Kimball Junction Transit Center next week  and plans for future express lanes on SR 224 and 248. Park City Council member Nann Worrel updates us on  last night's council meeting and New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd  talks about her appearance in Park City Saturday night as the opening act of the Eccles Center Main Stage season, along with fello9w Times contributor Carl Hulce.

Local News Hour - December 1, 2016

Dec 1, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Kathy Donnell - Park Naturalist with Utah State Parks. Summit County Council member Claudia McMullin has details about some of the items discussed at Wednesday’s county council meeting, including Gorgoza Woodward. Park City Planning Commissioner Preston Campbell has an overview about Tuesday's meeting, including the BOPA East pre-application approval and Park City Day School Head of School Bruce Shoup talks about  next week’s High School Informational Fair at the Day School.

Local News Hour - November 30. 2016

Nov 30, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Tom Mills - Political Liaison for Alpenglow Solar and Kate Bowman with Utah Clean Energy to respond to Rocky Mountain Power’s proposal to increase solar rates. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Economic Development Director Jonathan Weidenhamer discuss the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. Tom Kelly with USSA has his weekly update and Park City resident Cindy Levine talks about the local chapter of Pantsuit Nation and the momentum around women's activism here in Summit and Wasatch Counties.

local News Hour - November 29, 2016

Nov 29, 2016

Summit County manager Tom Fisher to discuss the Summit County Council agenda  for Wednesday's meeting. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson and Community Development Director Anne Laurent preview this week's city Planning Commission meeting. Bob Wheaton, Deer Valley President and General Manager, announces the opening of the 2016-2017 season and Cati Snarr - Principal of the Ballet West Academy Park City Campus has details about this year's production of the Nutcracker at the Park City Eccles Center.

On today's program, Summit County Treasurer Corrie Forsling has details on the upcoming deadline to pay your property taxes. Nikki Keye and Dulce Rocha with McPolin Community Council  talk about  the success of the Cafe Con Amigos program and Dr. Robert Winn ,a long-time local physician, has written his first book Night Reflections A True Story of Friendship, Love, Cancer, and Survival.

Park City High School  Band Teacher Brett Hughes talks  about the band's trip to Hawaii to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Park City Mountain COO Bill Rock has details about opening day on Saturday. Carol Loomis ,board president for PC Tots talks about funding their new building and leasing a  second satellite location and Historic Park City Alliance director Michael Barille talks about Small Business Saturday and the Electric Parade.

Paul Murphy, spokesman for Rocky Mountain Power, to discuss the proposed rate increase for rooftop solar energy system. Park City Chamber Bureau director Bill Malone has details about Thin Air Festival 2017 and upcoming bookings for the coming season and Utah Avalanche Forecaster Craig Gordon tells his story how he has skied at least one time each month for the last 26 years.

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