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, sponsored by Deer Valley.

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 - Matt Diaz, Interim 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, Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Park City Community Engagement Manager Linda Jager previews the upcoming 2020 visioning summit being held tomorrow. Recycle Utah director Carolyn Wawra and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors Ari Ioannides discuss the future of Park City’s recycling center and Grammy Award Winning Blues Legend Bobby Rush talks about his upcoming shows at the Egyptian Theater this weekend.

On today’s program, Bob Wheaton, the former President and General Manager of Deer Valley Resort and now the new President and CEO of Wasatch Peaks Ranch is joined by Ed Schultz, the Managing Director of the newly approved Wasatch Peaks Ranch. They  have details on this private, exclusive development in Morgan County, including a ski resort, trails and golf course. The new Chief Operating Office for Park City Mike Goar has an update on his return to Park City and the opening of the resort on Friday.

On today’s program, Summit County Public Works Director Derrick Radke has an update on the Jeremy/Pinebrook Interchange project. Park City Housing Development Manager Jason Glidden talks about the selection process for the Woodside Park Phase I units and Rachelle Raven and Joel Zuckerman from the Park City Speaker Series preview the upcoming "Attitude at Altitude" event on Tuesday.

On today’s program, Summit County Council Member Doug Clyde has an update from Tuesday’s Council Retreat. Snyderville Basin Planning Commissioner Crystal Simons has a recap of this week's meeting and Park City Summit County Arts Council Executive Director Jocelyn Scudder and Project Manager Jake McIntyre have details on tomorrow's Community Convening - to discuss the  priorities that have emerged from the Project ABC planning process.

On today’s program, Park City Affordable Housing Program Manager Rhoda Stauffer and Shelley Barrus of Habitat for Humanity talk about the upcoming first-time homebuyer sessions and selection process for affordable housing.

On the Local News Hour: Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson previews Wednesday’s planning commission meeting; Peace House Board Members Julie Joyce and Pam Woll have details about this week’s Bling Fling event; and Utah Open Lands Executive Director Wendy Fisher discusses the recent protection of some land within the Bonanza Flat open space area.

Today on the Local News Hour: Dani Lo Feudo from Mountainlands Community Housing Trust and Pete Stoughton from the Christian Center of Park City talk about the persistent need for housing student workers as Park City heads into the peak winter season; Park City Foundation Community Impact Director Ollie Wilder and Board Member Mike Ruzek have the final tally from Friday's Live PC Give PC fundraising efforts; Park City Museum Executive Director Sandra Morrison previews an upcoming lecture called, “The Whites Want Everything,” presented by Utah historian Will Bagley; and Park City Edu

  Part three of The Project for Deeper Understanding's panel disscussion about the relationship between wages and living expenses in Park City. Moderator Scott Loomis, Executive Director of Mountainlands Community Housing Trust facilitates this discussion between panelists: Dr.Peter Phillips Ph.D.,Economics Department at the Univesity of Utah, Executive Director Deanna Rhodes from CONNECT Summit County, Local Restuarant Manager Ivonne Timar-Whimpy, Stephen Pettise, Restaurant Business Expert, Tony Tyler, Developer & Jeff Worthington, President of Utah  AFL/CIO.

Part two of The Project for Deeper Understanding's panel disscussion about the relationship between wages and living expenses in Park City. Moderator Scott Loomis, Executive Director of Mountainlands Community Housing Trust facilitates this discussion between panelists: Dr.Peter Phillips Ph.D.,Economics Department at the Univesity of Utah, Executive Director Deanna Rhodes from CONNECT Summit County, Local Restuarant Manager Ivonne Timar-Whimpy, Stephen Pettise, Restaurant Business Expert, Tony Tyler, Developer & Jeff Worthington, President of Utah  AFL/CIO.

Part One of The Project for Deeper Understanding's panel disscussion about the relationship between wages and living expenses in Park City. Moderator Scott Loomis, Executive Director of Mountainlands Community Housing Trust facilitates this discussion between panelists: Dr.Peter Phillips Ph.D.,Economics Department at the Univesity of Utah, Executive Director Deanna Rhodes from CONNECT Summit County, Local Restuarant Manager Ivonne Timar-Whimpy, Stephen Pettise, Restaurant Business Expert, Tony Tyler, Developer & Jeff Worthington, President of Utah AFL-CIO.

Nathan Rafferty, president of Ski Utah has insights into the upcoming ski season. Executive Director of the Community Foundation, Katie Wright and Vail Resorts Meg Steele talk about Live Pc Give PC Annual day of giving. Lynn Ware Peek, Park City Council member has an update on Thursdays council meeting. KPCW’s Station Manager, Renai Bodley Miller talks about KPCW’s role in Park City, its support of the local non profits and a reach out to the community to consider supporting local public community radio.

Summit County Council member Kim Carson has an update on Wednesday’s council meeting. She provides details about the neighborhood dispute over the proposed road project that will connect Silver Creek to the Bitner Frontage Road. Don Sargent, Coalville City Project Manager of the proposed Wohali development.

On today’s program, Park City School Board President Andrew Caplan talks about the rock throwing incident last Friday breaking a window in the school district home where the superintendent and her family live. South Summit School Superintendent Shad Sorenson discusses the results of the $87 million bond that failed in yesterday's election and what's next. Interim Park City Manager Matt Dias and Economic Development Manager Jonathan Weidenhamer preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting.

On today’s program, Summit County Deputy Manager Janna Young discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Project for a Deeper Understanding organizer Pastor Charles Robinson and the Moderator of the event and Director of Mountainlands Community Housing Trust Scott Loomis talk about the Nov. 7th discussion, titled "High  Rents - Low Wages." Olympian Bryan Fletcher and Dr. Robert "Winnie" Winn have details about how to participate in the 2nd annual Shred for Red - set for Deer Valley's opening day, Dec. 7th. Filmmaker Jenny MacKenzie and Park City Film Ex.

On today’s program, Oakley City Council Member Joe Frazier talks about the Resolution his city passed to enter into a Renewable Energy Resource contract with Rocky Mountain Power--and wearing his other hat, he talks about his role as historian for the county's new Heritage and Arts Department. Creator and Head Writer for Giving a Bleep Annette Verlarde has details on this year's show - playing for two weekends at the Prospector.

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