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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Park City Council
12:44 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Henney Talks About Council's Decision On Vinyl Siding

The consensus of Park City Council Thursday night was, to say the least, not supportive on vinyl siding, says Council Member Tim Henney.
Henney told KPCW Friday that no housing material is problem-free, but vinyl is, on the spectrum, one of the worst choices. Rick Brough has more.

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Soldier Hollow
12:38 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Soldier Hollow Hires New Director

The Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation has a new director, Richard Hodges, who left his position on the Foundation's Board to take the new job. Rick Brough has more.

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Local News
11:54 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Park City Balloon Festival Set For September

After a hiatus of 20 years, the Park City balloon festival known as Autumn Aloft is returning with plans set for September 19th to the 21st. Rick Brough has more.

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AP NEWS
8:21 pm
Sun July 20, 2014

Gale Dick, Co-Founder Of Save Our Canyons, Dies

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Gale Dick, a former University of Utah physics professor and co-founder of the Utah environmental group Save Our Canyons, has died at the age of 88.

Tim Dick told The Sale Lake Tribune that his father died Friday at a Salt Lake City hospital of natural causes.

The Rhodes scholar's love of the Wasatch Mountains prompted him to co-found Save Our Canyons in 1972 and to work to protect wilderness.

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams says he considered Dick to be an important adviser on environmental issues affecting Wasatch canyons.

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AP NEWS
7:11 am
Sun July 20, 2014

Utah Gears Up For New Efforts To Clean Air

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah legislator is bringing back a failed measure at clearing soot from Utah skies.

North Salt Lake Republican Becky Edwards proposes that Utah allow its own regulators to set rules stricter than their federal counterparts.

She says Utah's mountains, weather, and other factors combine in winter to create an air pollution problem unique to the state.

Edwards told a legislative panel Wednesday the state should be free to seek its own solutions to the singular problem.

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AP NEWS
6:29 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

Shooting Deaths Of 4 Horses In Utah Prompt Outrage

SYRACUSE, Utah (AP) - The shooting deaths of four thoroughbred horses in Utah are prompting outrage and a $5,000 reward for the prosecution of those responsible.

Richard Sanders says he returned home from a trip Tuesday to learn the horses were killed in their corral in Syracuse, 25 miles north of Salt Lake City.

He tells Ogden's Standard Examiner the horses he loved and cared for over the last decade were shot sometime between July 12 and Tuesday night.

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AP NEWS
12:40 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

2 Ag-Gag Laws Facing Federal Court Challenges

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The yearslong fight over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges.

Half of U.S. states have attempted to pass so-called ag-gag laws, but only seven have been successful.

Animal rights groups, free speech activists and others have filed two separate, but similar lawsuits against ag-gag measures in two Western states.

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AP NEWS
6:01 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Group Asks Forest Service To Halt Snowbird Project

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An environmental group is asking the U.S. Forest Service to delay Snowbird Ski Resort's construction of a restaurant atop the 11,000-foot Hidden Peak.

The group Save Our Canyons says Snowbird has made significant changes to the plan since the Forest Service approved the project in 1999 and a new study is needed to review the possible environmental impacts.

The Forest Service says it's considering the request.

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Local News
1:35 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Real Estate Prices Going Up Around Park City

While the number of real estate sales slowed down in the second quarter, prices continue to rise. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Summit County Council
12:42 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Carson Talks About Laws And Changes In The County's Future

As we reported, the Summit County Council this week has a wide-ranging discussion about their Animal Control ordinances and regulations. And talking later to Council member Kim Carson, we asked her what changes the county will make this summer - and what will wait till budget time, when the Council will consider spending more money and hiring additional staff for the county dogcatcher. Rick Brough has more.

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