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 to Park City Senior Policy Advisor Ann Ober about tonight's Growth Forum - What's Next Park City? Park City Schools Superintendent Ember Conley and Business Administrator Todd Hauber review the teachers compensation package and next year's budget. Dan Portwood is one of six candidates running for Park City Council - he introduces himself and Summit Community Power Works Project Manager Mary Christa Smith promotes the group's first fundraise on Saturday, the Watt Shot.

The Summit County council just started discussing whether to accept tailings at the Three Mile Canyon landfill. County Council member Chris Robinson says the devil's in the details and that includes looking at offers from Park City, which needs a repository for old mining waste. Rick Brough has more.

On today's Local News Hour, Charlie Sturgis has the weekly trails update and talks about a new Mid-Mountain section going in and improvements to Spiro trail. Josh Hobson, a former candidate for Park City Council had to back out of the race after learning that he's 100 steps from being within the city's boundaries. He talks about what would have been his campaign platform. Snyderville Basin Planning Commission Chuck Klingenstein reviews the Pace Ranch Development proposed rezone.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is witting, entertaining and so much more than just another bittersweet coming of age story. It won top honors at this year's Sundance Film Festival with both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award and is in limited release beginning June 12th. Barbara Bretz has this week's Friday Film Review.

On Monday, Park City Municipal begins a new discussion on growth and invites the public to participate.  Leslie Thatcher has more.

The Park City School Board and Park City Education Association came to an agreement and compensation agreements were approved for both teachers and administrators on Tuesday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Utah governor Gary Herbert has appointed the manager of the Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District to the Utah Water Quality Board, but there's not much he can do about keeping minimum flows in East Canyon Creek. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council member Chris Robinson about accepting hazardous waste in the landfill and RAP and Restaurant Tax grants. Saturday is the 18th annual Historic Home Tour, Sandra Morrison and Thea Leonard have details as well as a history lesson on the 50th anniversary of the Treasure Mountain Inn. Lisa Schneider has news about the newest home to be built in Heber City.

ON today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Mayor Jack Thomas and City Council member Tim Henney about Monday's "What's Next Park City?" growth forum. City manager Diane Foster has details on some of the agenda items for Thursday's City Council meeting, including an $800,00 upgrade to the McPolin Barn. Rich Bullough and Katie Mullaly from the Summit County Health Dept. have the monthly update. The Foreigner opens at the Egyptian Theater on Thursday.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Council member and candidate Andy Beerman about his desire to run for a second term. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher previews the agenda for Wednesday's Summit County Council meeting. Amy Roberts with the Intermountain Park City Hospital has details about the Community Garden planting day. The PC MARC's Dondea Sherer-Likes has details about Wednesday's free Lunchtime Learning hour featuring Chef Meryl and Park City School District Community Education director Judy Tukuafu has details about summer classes.

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