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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On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City Fire Chief Paul Hewitt who reviews the area fireworks restrictions and how to be fire safe in dangerous weather conditions. Summit County Health Department PIO Derek Siddoway talks about last week's Search and Rescue exercise. Director of the Park City Institute Teri Orr has details on tomorrow's first Big Stars Bright Night’s concert at Quinn's Junction and Park City Special Events Manager Jenny Diersen preview the upcoming holiday week.

Local News Hour - June 29, 2018

Jun 29, 2018

On today’s program, the Mountain Trails Report with Charlie Sturgis. Walt Evans introduces the new Executive Director for Park City Ski and Snowboard, John Kanarowski. Summit County Public Works Director Derek Radke has details about the Park and Ride project on Kilby Road and Retired Park City Emergency Manager Hugh Daniels takes a look back at his long record of service for Park City and the emergency systems he’s help put into place.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council  Doug Clyde who has a recap of Wednesday's meeting and their vote in favor of both transit sales taxes. Park City Farmers Market Owner and Manager Volker Ritzinger has details about this year’s market – with a new location. Jojo Garza one of the Los Lonely Boys who opens up the Big Stars Bright Nights Concert Series at Quinn's Junction Monday talks about their brand of music and Snyderville Planning Commissioner Malena Stevens has a re-cap of Tuesday's meeting. 

Local News Hour - June 27, 2018

Jun 27, 2018

On today’s program, Park City School District Communications Director Melinda Colton has details about next Tuesday’s July 3rd School Board Meeting and updates from the School Board meeting last week. Park City Council Member Nann Worel has a recap from last night’s  special meeting and Wendy Fisher Executive Director of Utah Open Lands talks about the campaign to raise $6 million to preserve the in town area called Snow Ranch Pastures.

Local News Hour - June 26, 2018

Jun 26, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County manager Tom Fisher who discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council  meeting. Park City Planning Director, Bruce Erickson, previews tomorrow's planning commission agenda and has an update on the Kimball Garage Special Event space and outdoor lighting. Sundance Institute Managing director Betsy Wallace and Assistant Director of Utah Community Programs, LaraLee Ownby have details about the Outdoor Summer Film Series that kicks off on Thursday.

Local News Hour - June 25, 2018

Jun 25, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Planner Jennifer Strader who has a preview of Tuesday’s Snyderville Planning Commission agenda. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Recreation Manager Ken Fisher have a preview of the agenda for Tuesday’s special meeting of the city council meeting and Peace House Executive Director Kendra Wyckoff, Capital Campaign Manager Liza Springmeyer  and Sally Tauber Director of Development have details on meeting their capital campaign goal for the new Peace House Community Campus. 

Local News Hour - June 22, 2018

Jun 22, 2018

On today’s program, the Mountain Trails Report with Bob Radke from Basin Rec. South Summit Superintendent of Schools Shad Sorenson has an update on the budget and master planning for growth. Mike Kennedy, a Republican Primary candidate running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Orrin Hatch talks about his campaign.

Local News Hour - June 21, 2018

Jun 21, 2018

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong has a recap of Wednesday's meeting. Park City Chief Building Official David Thacker and Emergency Manager Mike McComb have details about the fireworks ban that goes into effect in the Park City limits today. Outgoing Editor of Park City Magazine Melissa Fields has a preview of the summer/fall edition and the magazine's new look and Figure Skating Club of Park City Coach Joanne Rupinskas, and Brynn Roberts, an Intermediate level skater, talk about the season so far and some rule changes made by U.S. Figure Skating.

Local News Hour - June 20, 2018

Jun 20, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber who has an update on last night’s meeting in which the Park City school board was scheduled to adopt a final budget, but couldn’t due to a lack of a quorum. Park City Manager Diane Foster, Budget Manager Nate Rockwood and Trails and Open Space Manager Heinrich Deters have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. The city council scheduled to adopt next year’s budget and a conservation easement for Bonanza Flat.

Local News Hour - June 19, 2018

Jun 19, 2018

On today’s program, Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. United States Senate Candidate Mitt Romney talks about his campaign and his position as it relates to primary opponent, Mike Kennedy to succeed Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. Recycle Utah director Carolyn Wawra previews some upcoming events and Jim McCarty, who is one of the original members of the Yardbirds. The Yardbirds are performing at the Egyptian Theater this weekend.