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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Originally aired March 21, 2013.

The Kimball Art Center Young Artists' Academy is accepting applications through April 19th for the year long program for the aspiring teenage artist.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Don Sargent Resigns

Jul 29, 2013

Originally aired March 20. 2013.

Summit County's Community Development Director Don Sargent has resigned his position and will leave as of May 1st.  He told KPCW he's moving on for a variety of reasons, but said one major factor is that the sometimes-bruising politics of growth and development in the county have made him and his staff a constant target.    Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired March 13, 2013.

Headmaster of the Winter Sports School, Rob Clayton, in July will take on a new position as director of the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Originally aired March 11, 2013.

Members of the Blue Ribbon Soils Advisory Commission are unanimous that a community-based solution is necessary to deal with Park city's mining past.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has this update.

Originally aired March 12, 2013.

There are only a few days left in the Utah Legislature's session for 2013.  Bryan Schott, managing editor for "Utahpolicy.com", noted there are a lot of bills vying for approval, and time is running out to consider them.   Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired March 12, 2013.

Summit County Health Director Rich Bullough said a number of his programs will take a hit from sequestration, and other spending cuts in Washington. But he said by making some adjustments, and by continuing to be frugal, they can still provide services.  Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired March 11, 2013.

The Summit County Sheriff's Department is reporting that officers used a Taser on an intoxicated suspect who resisted arrest and assaulted three deputies Thursday night.   Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Fair officially began last Friday and runs through August 10th with some attractions you'll recognize, plus a few twists. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Ligety Wins Second Gold Medal At World Championships

Jul 29, 2013

Originally aired February 11, 2013.

SCHLADMING, AUSTRIA (AP) – American Ted Ligety has won his second gold medal at the world championships. Ligety captured the super-combined title Monday with a superb downhill and an even more impressive night slalom run under the lights on the icy Planai course, for a two-run time of 2 minutes, 56.96 seconds.

Ivica Kostelic of Croatia finished second, a distant 1.15 seconds behind, and Romed Baumann of host Austria took the bronze medal, 1.17 back, after leading the downhill leg.

Park City High School officials are looking for alternative locations for its fall sports teams after finding out the new track won't be ready until mid-September. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

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