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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Summit County Council
12:42 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Carson Talks About Laws And Changes In The County's Future

As we reported, the Summit County Council this week has a wide-ranging discussion about their Animal Control ordinances and regulations. And talking later to Council member Kim Carson, we asked her what changes the county will make this summer - and what will wait till budget time, when the Council will consider spending more money and hiring additional staff for the county dogcatcher. Rick Brough has more.

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Park City Council
12:39 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Council Agrees With An Affordable Housing Plan In Park City

The Park City Council, meeting last night approved an Affordable Housing Plan for the Park City Heights development near Quinn's Junction.
Council member Tim Henney said it's the first step in a process that they will review and ajust yearly.
Right now, he said the residential units are market-driven, within a so-called "bandwidth" of affordable pricing. Rick Brough has more.

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Local News
12:34 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Council Denies Vinyl Siding In The City

The debate over vinyl siding, heard by the Park City Planning Commission in June, came before the Park City Council last night. In the end, the Council turned thumbs down on vinyl, and went counter to the recommendation of their Planning Commissioners. Rick Brough has more.

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Snyderville Basin Recreation District
11:56 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Recreation Board Votes For Bond

The Snyderville Basin Recreation District took the next important step toward proposing a $25,000,000 bond on this November's ballot. The Recreation Board voted to recommend the bond at their meeting Wednesday. Rick Brough has more.

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Wasatch County
2:18 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Interview With Wasatch Superintendent Terry Shoemaker

Terry Shoemaker

KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher spoke with Wasatch School District Superintendent Terry Shoemaker on Tuesday  about a number of issues, including the budget, new growth and the digital conversion program Here's the interview in its entirety.

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Recycle Utah
1:12 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Recycle Utah "Uncorcked" Happening This Weekend

The 3rd annual Uncorked Event takes place at the Park City Recycling Center Friday night. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has details.

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Local Award
1:11 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Bill Marolt Honored With Spirit of Hospitality Award

Bill Marolt
Credit US Ski and Snowboard Association

At its annual luncheon Wednesday, the Park City Chamber Bureau saluted Bill Marolt, on his 18 year tenure as head of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association.  Marolt was presented with this year's Myles Rademan Hospitality Award.  KPCW's Rick Brough has more.

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Summit County Council
1:09 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Dog Discussion Goes Around In The County Council Today

In a wide-ranging discussion, the Summit County Council Wednesday looked at possible changes in their animal control ordinances. The topics included how the ordinances should apply to dogs in Agriculture, the usefulness of electronic collars, and how the county can push for the neutering of dogs. Rick Brough has more.

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State & Regional
2:09 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Fiery Big Rig Crash Closes I-80 Near UT-WY Border

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Authorities say Good Samaritans help pull an injured truck driver to safety after a fiery crash that temporarily closed Interstate 80 near the Utah-Wyoming border. Rick Brough has more.

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Wasatch High School
1:40 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Wasatch School District Seems To Be Growing In Many Ways

The Wasatch School district is seeing growth in the district, more tax revenue and hopes to add even more revenue with the sale of the old Wasatch High school campus as the nearly 10 acres get sold off in parcels. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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