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 Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Wasatch County Manager Mike Davis about the JSSD and Mayflower. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher reviews Wednesday's county council meeting, Recycle Utah Director Insa Riepen provides her monthly update and Randy Barton talks about his one-man, two-act performance, Famous and Infamous, this weekend at the Egyptian Theater.

Summit County Sheriff's Office

After spending three nights and four days in the wilderness, an elderly man has been located. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Park City Fire District

  Quick thinking Stagecoach Estates residents saved their rental home when a brush fire broke out Saturday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Leslie Thatcher

It's been in the planning stages for decades and the first portion of what's called the WOW Trail is now open for riding. Leslie Thatcher has more.

  On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Lisa Allison and Cathy King about the Park City Rotary Club's Giving Tree Festival. Three members of the Park City Leadership Class and Road Trip participants - Buster Pike, Marielle Pariseau and Anya Grahn,  talk about their impressions of the visit to Breckenridge and Grand Junction, CO.

Leslie Thatcher

On today's program Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Charlie Sturgis from the Mountain Trails Foundation about the WOW Trail. Summit County Sheriff PIO has the latest about a missing 77 year old in the Uinta Mountains. High West Proprietor David Perkins talks about the grand public opening of the new Blue Sky High West Distillery. Park City Mayor Jack Thomas talks about his impressions of Breckenridge - one of the locations this year's City Road Tour is visiting.

    On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Robin Marrouche and Mathias Sanyer about two events this weekend, including a fundraiser and the reveal of the Rainworks exhibit on the Center's patio on Sunday. Kim Osborne, the PIO for the Northern Utah Interagency Fire Team  has an update on the Deer Creek Fire. Park City Planning Commissioner Adam Strachan updates us on Wednesday's planning commission meeting and Ollie Wilder and Syd Reed with the Park City Community Foundation talk about this year's community grants which were awarded last week.

On today's program,  host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City School Board Members JJ Ehlers and Phil Kaplan about the board's decision that if voters don't approve the $56 million bond, the board will raise the capital levy, resulting in a tax increase either way. Snyderville Basin Planning Commissioner Chuck Klingenstein updates us on Tuesday's planning commission meeting.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with outgoing Utah Avalanche Center Director Bruce Tremper on his nearly 30 year career with the Center. Park City Planners Anya Grahn and Kirsten Whetstone discuss Wednesdays' Park City Planning Commission agenda items, PC MARC Wellness Coordinator Dondee Sherer-Likes and Mary Closser with Recycle Utah talk about Wednesday's free Lunchtime Learning and Jenny Mauer and Kelsey Teegen with the Christian Center of Park City talk about Saturday's Hike for Hunger fundraiser.

Over the past week, some neighbors in the Trailside neighborhood have complained about a hillside excavation of a single family home in Highland Estates. But in response, Summit County Development Director says a lot of thought went into the approval. Despite the impression given by some critics, Pat Putt says his department isn't throwing building permits out the window. Rick Brough has more.