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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Friday's Local News Hour with fill-in host Renai Bodley begins with Mountain Trails Foundation Executive Director Charlie Sturgis.  He gives an update on trail conditions and then issues a stern warning for dog owners on the PC trail.  Off-leash dogs are creating problems for livestock in that area and the trail is being monitored closely, so hikers need to keep their dogs on leash.   Then in our "What's That Pat?" monthly segment, Summit County Community Director Pat Putt has updates on the Boyer Tech Center and employee housing at Canyons Village.

On today’s program, Utah State Park Naturalist Kathy Donnell has her monthly update of local state parks. Summit County Council member Kim Carson has  a recap of yesterday’s meeting. Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter has an update on student drug use , toxicology reports and progress on the investigation into the cause of deaths of Treasure Mountain 8th grade students, Grant Seaver and Ryan Ainsworth.

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Tyler Rouser, the Administrative control board member and spokesman for North Summit Recreation District to talk about the ballot tax proposal and if approved, how the money will be spent. Assistant Park City Manager Matt Dias will be in to discuss the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting, including a look at the proposed Public Utilities Facility. David Hedderly-Smith from Sunrise Rotary will talk about Saturday's Hazardous Household Collection event.

Local News Hour - October 4, 2016

Oct 4, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Cheryl Fox - director of Summit Land Conservancy to talk about open space issues . Summit County Economic Development Manager Jeff Jones and Sustainability Manager Lisa Yoder are in to discuss the agenda for Wednesday's  county council meeting including the first report from the consultant hired to look at the Cline Dahle parcel and Summit County Council members Kim Carson and Roger Armstrong are both running unopposed on the November 8th ballot. We discuss the election and important issues facing council in next 4 years.

On the program today, Leslie talks with Wendy Fisher, the director of Utah Open Lands about the annual Hi-Ute pancake breakfast and an update on other open space projects. Second guest is Lily Nakai talking about her book and the upcoming luncheon.  Then, Director Jane Patten and Communications and Development  Director Ann Johnson with Peace House talk about events scheduled during October. 

The Local News Hour - September 30, 2016

Sep 30, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Lora Smith who has  with this week's Mountain Trails Report. Brenda Burke is the executive director of the University of Utah’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid – she has details about the recent changes to FAFSA (Free Application For Student Aid) and how it will make it easier for you and your students. Park City Trails Coordinator Heinrich Deters gives us an update on the city’s walkability progress about City Trail Report and Michael Barille talks about his new job as director of the Historic Park City Alliance.

Local News Hour - September 29, 2016

Sep 29, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong about yesterday's meeting, including the discussion on the Canyons workforce housing plan. Tony Kohler, Heber City Planning Director discussed the October 12th public hearing on Form Base Code.

Local News Hour - September 28, 2016

Sep 28, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Snyderville Basin Planning Commissioner Bea Peck about the projects discussed at last night’s meeting including Discovery CORE and Basin View Residences. MeriAnn Boxall is a Park City Police Officer’s wife and organizer of the 2nd annual Paint the Town Blue event taking place on Saturday.

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County manager Tom Fisher to discuss the agenda for Wednesday's meeting which includes a review of the Canyons employee housing need analysis.  Fisher also has news about Thursday’s Fair Open House and plans for the Cline Dahle parcel in lower Jeremy. Park City planning director Bruce Erickson and Community Development Director Anne Laurent review Wednesday’s planning commission agenda with a number of proposed Land Management Code changes on the agenda.

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to  Summit County planners about tomorrow’s Snyderville Basin Planning Commission meeting. The Founder of the Strategic News Service and Future in Review Conference Mark Anderson talks about the technology conference that moved to Utah last year.