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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Summit County Manager Tom Fisher has a preview of Wednesday's County Council meeting.  The Lincoln Station rezone proposal is up for a possible decision from Council.  It would allow for 78 units on a 4 acre parcel on Bitner Road.  Included in the project is small commercial space. Wasatch County Manager Mike Davis talks with KPCW about the Truth in Taxation hearing held last week by the Wasatch County Council to address the aging water lines coming from the Duchesne area. It represents a small tax increase to the residents of Wasatch County.

  Mountainlands Community Housing Trust Director Scott Loomis has an update on the affordable housing projects underway in Heber City, Silver Creek Village and Discovery. Mountainlands is also celebrating its 25th anniversary in September with a party on the Bob Wells Plaza in Old Town.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Charlie Sturgis who has this week’s trails report. Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter and Summit County Investigator Christina Sally have details on the upcoming annual Children's Justice Center "Ride for Justice" - a law enforcement supported motorcycle ride that benefits abused children July 20th. Park City Council member Steve Joyce has a recap of last night's meeting.

Local News Hour July 12, 2018

Jul 12, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Kathy Donnell - Park Naturalist with Utah State Parks. Summit County Council chair Kim Carson has a recap of Wednesday's meeting. Park City Institute Director Teri Orr has details on how the City Park venue will work for Friday’s Grace Potter show. Director of the Rock Opera, Tommy, Caleb Parry, talks about the production that plays at the Egyptian Theater through July and Youth Sports Alliance Executive Director Emily Fisher talks about JANS Winter Welcome and how it supports the mission of YSA. It is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Snyderville Planning Commissioner Thomas Cooke who has an update from last night’s discussion on food trucks. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Planner Hannah Tyler have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. Summit County Health Dept. Educator Alyssa Mitchell talks about staying safe in the heat. Singer Songwriter Grace Potter talks about her upcoming performance on Friday at City Park - part of the Big Stars Bright Nights Concert Series.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Assistant Summit County manager Janna Young who discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson has a preview of Wednesday's planning commission meeting. Certified Financial Planner Jon Neilson is this month’s Lunchtime Learning Guest.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City Chamber Bureau President and CEO Bill Malone who  has a look ahead at the summer season. Summit County Transportation Planning Manager Caroline Rodriguez has an update on transportation and transit projects.

Local News Hour - July 6, 2018

Jul 6, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Charlie Sturgis with the Mountain Trails Report.  Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt has an update on development projects throughout the county. Midway Mayor Celeste Johnson gives an update on her first six months in office. She talks about her priorities as mayor along with some of the important projects including the proposed high power line agreement.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to the new owner of the Park City Yoga Studio Robin Marrouche who has details about the grand opening this afternoon. Utah Office of Tourism Director Vicki Varela has details on Utah becoming the first state to receive three Michelin stars. Coalville Mayor Trevor Johnson and Council Member Tyler Rowser have details about the upcoming discussion on whether to implement a 1 % municipal transient room tax.

Local News Hour - July 3, 2018

Jul 3, 2018

ON today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Cheryl Fox, director of Summit Land Conservancy on open space issues. Oakley Mayor Wade Woolstenhulme talks about the Oakley rodeo and their efforts to improve the water system. Park City Water Quality Program Manager Michelle DeHaan and Public Utilities Director Clint McAfee talk about the Water Consumer Confidence Report sent out to residents last week and  Lorin Smaha, co-owner of  Freshies Lobster talks about defending their title as "World's Best Lobster Roll" in Maine later this week.

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