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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Park City Municipal Environmental Regulatory Program Manager Jim Blankenau and Water Quality Program Manager Michelle DeHaan speak about Park City's mine waste and how it impacts our drinking water. Anita Lewis and Ray Milliner from Summit County discuss the agenda for Wednesday's Summit County Council meeting. Recycle Utah board members Maren Mullin and Deirdra Walsh promote next month's Aqua Affair to celebrate Recycle Utah's 25th anniversary.

Heber Light and Power is considering a 6-percent rate increase this year for its more than 11-thousand customers. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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  On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Nick Seifert, one of those who supports building a new indoor field house. Park City author Katie Mullaly talks about her new book, Land of Or - the first in a series of children's books. Park City Institute Teri Orr talks about the last three shows in this year's Big Stars Bright Nights Concert Series.

Epic Winter Coming?

Aug 14, 2015

Could this winter be the epic winter we've been waiting for more than four years? Leslie Thatcher has more on the status of El Nino - now heating in the Pacific Ocean.

Park City school board members say with nearly $100 million worth of projects on the table, they've been able  to whittle that down to $56 million  and feel good that they are presenting a well-thought out and fiscally responsible bond to voters in November. Leslie Thatcher has more.


On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Jason Norlen, general manager of Heber Light and Power, to talk about the proposed 6 percent rate increase. Park City Planning Commissioner Steve Joyce updates us on Wednesday's meeting. Being Evel director Daniel Junge talks about his documentary of Evel Kneivel and Sara Moola president of WOLF - Warrior Outdoor Leadership or the Future - explains how the nonprofit helps the children of military special ops when they're killed in action.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong about the  Summit County Fair and Tuesday's EPA meeting. Gary Marx, the President for the Center of Public Outreach will be the guest speaker at Monday's Community Conversation. Park City Leadership Founder Myles Rademan has details on the pending deadline to register for Class 22 and Ski Utah Director Nathan Rafferty promotes the #100DaystoWinter celebration on Friday at the Utah Olympic Park.

Avis Badami Dies

Aug 12, 2015

The woman who has lit up our lives every Christmas by carrying on the tradition of Park City's World Cup alpine ski races with her holiday lights, Avis Badami, has died. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher discussed the proposed $56 million education bond with School Board members Nancy Garrison and Julie  Eihausen. Snyderville Planning Commissioner Chuck Klingenstein reviews the items of discussion at last night's meeting including the EPA update and positive recommendation for the new location of Whole Foods. Sara Hutchinson with Park City Education Foundation and Summit County Librarian Kirsten Nilsson preview the community discussions on this year's One Book - Boys in the Boat.


The Park City Board of Education last night narrowed down the list of projects it will likely ask the community to support in a November bond election totaling 56 million dollars.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

To figure out how much additional you'll pay in property taxes - use this on-line calculator by pluging in your home's assessed value. http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/pcsd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=9Z5U8G77BFE4