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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Local News Hour - October 18, 2016

Oct 18, 2016

On today’s program Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County manager Tom Fisher to discuss the agenda for Wednesday's meeting. Beth Armstrong and  Evelyn Servantes  talk about a new series for Mothers & Daughters called Linking Lives that starts next Thursday. Recycle Utah director Insa Riepen with a monthly update and Park City planning director Bruce Erickson has details about tonight's Board of Adjustment meeting on the Kimball Garage appeal.

Local News Hour - October 17, 2016

Oct 17, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City Public Works Director Blake Fonnesbeck to talk about the delay in implementing the downtown parking plan till next spring. Park City School Superintendent Ember Conley is in studio to talk about tomorrow's school board meeting at 4 pm. Basin Recreation District Director Brian Hanton has this month’s update with a monthly update and Robin Marrouche from Kimball Art Center and filmmaker Thomas Morgan are into talk about his new film A Moving Feast and Marrouche’s recent visit to the refugee camp where it was filmed.

On today’s program, it’s the Friday Mountain Trails Report with Lora Smith. Park City Film Series Director Katy Wang previews this weekend's screening as well as some of their upcoming events and new membership efforts. Park City Municipal sustainability Director Luke Cartin and Bina Skordas talk more about the City’s commitment to the Pro Snow initiative and finally a conversation with Guitarist  Ottmar Liebert – who is performing with his band Luna Negra at the Egyptian Theater tonight and tomorrow.

Local News Hour - October 13, 2016

Oct 13, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council member Chris Robinson about the appeal made by Sun Peak homeowners and the berm built near their back yards. Park City Planning Commission Chairman Adam Strachan has a recap of Wednesday's meeting – that once again looked at Treasure.

Local News Hour - October 12, 2016

Oct 12, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board Member JJ Ehlers and Athletic Director Jamie Sheetz about the board looking into the possibility of drug testing students.=. Snyderville Planning Commission member Chuck Klingenstein discusses last night’s meeting. Summit County Health Dept. director RichBullough introduces his new Health Department PIO, Derek Siddoway and Main Street store representatives Vanessa Di Palma Wright from Farasha and Ingrid Hallberg from Burns Cowboy Shop have details about Fall into Fashion - happening tomorrow night.

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County manager Tom Fisher to discuss the agenda for Wednesday's meeting. Park City  Planning director Bruce Erickson on Wednesday’s  City Planning Commission meeting in which Treasure will be discussed. PC MARC Wellness Coordinator Dondee Sherer-Lykes has details about tomorrow's Free Lunch and Learn. Parents Shauna Wiest and Natalie Herron with Connect Summit County talk about CONNECT’s Parent Roundtable on Thursday, October 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Park City Community Church.

Local News Hour - October 10, 2016

Oct 10, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County planner Amir Caus about tomorrow's Snyderville Basin planning commission agenda. Park City School District Superintendent Ember Conley has a preview of Tuesday’s school board work session, including a discussion about drug testing. Park City Education Foundation monthly update with Executive Director Abby McNulty and McPolin Instructional Coach Julie Hastings. They will talk about the new Dyslexia Initiative in the Park City School District.

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.

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