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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Monied Changes
10:57 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Vail Resorts Announces $50M Capital Plans For PCMR

Blaise Carrig - Vice President, Mountain Division, Vail Resorts
Credit Leslie Thatcher

Following last Friday's Board of Directors meeting, Vail Resorts announced Monday morning it will be spending more than $50 million at Park City Mountain Resort this upcoming year. Blaise Carrig, president of Vail Resorts Mountain Division, detailed the capital improvements in an interview with KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher.

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Disney Childrens' Show
11:50 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Disney Production Rolls into Town

A popular Disney Channel children's show is going live on stage, as "Choo-Choo Soul" comes to the Eccles Center this Saturday, Dec. 6th. Rick Brough has more.

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Building Homes For All
11:40 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Your New Fearless Leader At Habitat For Humanity

Shellie Barrus
Credit www.habitat-utah.org

Changes are coming for Habitat for Humanity of Summit and Wasatch Counties, which is taking on a new director as of January 1st. Rick Brough has more.

Healthy Environment
11:25 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Our Carbon Footprints And Green Thumbs

From compromised water quality in the Unita Basin, to medical waste incinerators in the Salt Lake Valley, to birth defects linked to the air Utahans breathe, the group Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment seeks to bring the issues to the people and the lawmakers of Utah. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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World Cup
11:17 am
Mon December 1, 2014

US Winter Athletes Hold Their Own in World Cup

The US winter athletes were busy around the globe over the weekend, finishing solidly in World Cup Competition. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Park City Police
11:04 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Should Police Officers Wear Body Cameras?

The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri have drawn concern from law enforcement professional across the country, including Summit County. A controversial grand jury decision, and the protests and riots that followed, focused on the shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer.

In response to that, and similar incidents in Utah, there have been suggestions that officers wear body cameras. Pack City Police Chief Wade Carpenter said his department is already doing that. Rick Brough has more.

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Local News
11:51 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Doug Smith, Wasatch County: Full Interview

The Wasatch County Council approved a proposed rezone of the 'North Fields' -- against the majority opinion of public input. Wasatch County Planning Director Doug Smith talke to KPCW's Leslie Thatcher Friday, November 21, about how and why that happened.

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Schedule Change
9:25 am
Thu November 20, 2014

NPR Clock Change Could Influence Your Mornings

You'll hear things at new times with KPCW's morning show clocks.

If you wake up and schedule your morning rhythms to the morning news with Leslie Thatcher, this week, you might have noticed you felt a little off-tempo.

That’s because NPR has changed the timing of their Morning Edition programming.

Each show on-air is governed by a “clock.” These graphical representations of each hour lay out what happens in a program and when. 

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Convicted of Damaging
12:25 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Banksy Vandal Sentenced

A  California man convicted of damaging two Banksy paintings on Main Street was sentenced Monday to five years of probation.   Thirty-six-year-old David William Noll will also be required to pay restitution and serve 100 hours of community service.  Rick Brough has more. 

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Sentenced to Life
3:41 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Myers Convicted For Killing Pregnant Girlfriend

A defendant convicted of a homicide in Summit County 20 years ago is headed back to a Third District courtroom.  Calvin Lee Myers has filed a petition from prison asking that his rights to appeal his sentence be reinstated.  Rick Brough has more.

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