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 - 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, Utah State Park Naturalist Kathy Donnell reports on the local state parks. Beverlee Mays is proposing a boycott of advertisers on KSL-TV, hoping they will put pressure on the KSL and DirecTV to settle their dispute. Park City Mountain Resort COO Bill Rock has the latest on construction projects and best EPIC pass prices. Summit County Health Director Rich Bullough talks about the growing use of E cigarettes and Tom Kelly with USSA has the latest on Sarah Hendrickson's recovery.

On today's program, fill-in host Lynn Ware Peek speaks with local resident Erin Ruzack,  who supports a pedestrian crossing on Hwy 224 near the Blue Roof Market.  Then, Summit County Transportation manager Caroline Ferris and Public Works Director Derrick Radke on the road improvement proposal for the Jeremy/Pinebrook interchange.  Also, Jenny Dorsey and David Williams spoke about Healthy Laughs, a fundraiser for the People's Health Clinic on September 5th at the Montage, and Anna Lea Cantor and Anne Frank of the Newcomers Club to talk about their September 8th Annunal Luncheon. 

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Snyderville Basin Planning Commissioner, Colin DeFord about last night's meeting. While hundred - perhaps  even a couple thousand people - turned out for Tuesday's rally to support Planned Parenthood, a few of them including teens Olivia Andreni and Lindsay Gordon, Midwife Danielle Demeter and Annabel Sheinberg the Education Outreach Director for Planned Parenthood of Utah, came in to talk  about their experiences and why it's important that Planned Parenthood continue to be financially supported.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher review the Park City Planning Commission agenda with planner Kirsten Whetstone. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher has details on Wednesday's county council meeting. Park City Council Member Andy Beerman releases the preliminary results of an on-line survey he's conducting and Teri Orr has details on Saturday's Lee Brice concert.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Planner Sean Lewis. The Snyderville Basin Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the Conditional Use Permit for an attorney's office at the entrance to the Silver Springs development. UDOT Project Engineer Matt Zundel has details on the closure of Marsac Avenue between the roundabout and Ontario Mine. Craig Sanchez and Heinrich Deters with Park City Municipal have an update on local construction projects, including the Dan's to Jan's pedestrian corridor.

United States Forest Service

For the first time ever, the Summit County Health Department issued an air quality advisory on Friday, alerting resident who may be susceptible to dirty air to be careful while smoke is in the air. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation

On today's Local News Hour host Leslie Thatcher speak to Charlie Sturgis of Mountain Trails Foundation. Park City Council Member Dick Peek has an update from Thursday's meeting and Colin Hilton and Marc Norman with the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation talk about the newest attraction at the park - Extreme Tubing!

Plans to expand Deer Valley Resort by another thousand acres are moving forward, but before anything can be built, the sale of the huge Mayflower parcel needs to happen. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council Chair Kim Carson with highlights from Wednesday's meeting. Actress Tatem Trotter who palsy Sonia Walk in the Neil Simon musical, "They're Playing Our Song," has details about this weekends performances. Heidi Ruster with the American Red Cross and Park Silly Sunday Market Kimberly Kuehn talk about the partnership between the two organizations.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City School Distirct Business Administrator Todd Hauber and School Board Member Phil Kaplan about the board's decision to place a $56-million bond on the November 3rd ballot. Park City Manager Diane Foster and PIO Phyllis Robinson discuss the agenda for Thursday's City Council meeting, which includes a study session on the future development of the Brew Pub parking lot. Briana Coopman with the American Cancer Society has details on the upcoming Relay for Life on August 28th in Park City.

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