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 school board and county council meetings, informing listeners on a recent development or a featured story on a piece of local color, veteran news anchor Leslie Thatcher delivers the news that creates 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.

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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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Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt has the latest on development projects in the county and how the department is dealing with the COVID-19 restrictions. National Ability Center CEO Kevin Stickleman has an update about how the COVID-198 situation is impacting the NAC community and how they're responding with virtual events and providing lodging for medical professionals and Park City High School teachers Steve Cuttitta and Megan McKenna along with Wasatch High Teacher Carrie Bala talk about what it's like to teach from home since schools were closed three weeks ago.

Wasatch County Manager Mike Davis has details following the Stay at Home Order that took effect April 1. Summit County Council Member Kim Carson has a recap of yesterday's council meeting when the council discussed how to deal with an estimated $1.7 million loss in revenues. Heber City LDS Stake President Travis Wilcox talks about how the church continues to minister during the shutdown of churches.

Intermountain Heber Valley Hospital Administrator Si Hutt has details on drive up testing and hospital capacity. Third District Court Judge for Summit County Richard Mrazik talks about how the COVID-19 shutdowns are impacting the court calendar and Peace House Executive Director Kendra Wykoff talks about the increased needs at the Peace House and the uptick in domestic violence cases.


Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Utah Unemployment Insurance Division Public Information Officer, Brooke Porter Coles has details about the process for filing for unemployment and Summit County Council candidates for Seat C, Canice Hart and Malena Stevens, discuss why they are running for office.

The new Director of the Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation Pitt Grewe talks about his new job and what he hopes to bring to it. Park City Summit County Arts Council Executive Director Jocelyn Scudder has a follow up on Friday's meeting with arts organizations about how to move forward from being shut down.

State Rep. Logan Wilde talks about his new appointment the Utah Dept. of Agriculture and Food (pending Senate approval) to and a look back on this year's legislative session. Summit County Justice Court Judge Shauna Kerr has details on how the Utah Supreme Court Administrative Order is impacting the local Justice Court and with Summit County Council Candidates for Seat A - Incumbent Roger Armstrong and Pinebrook resident Jill Fellow discuss their reasons for running for office – a race that could be decided by delegates next week.

Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong and Deputy Health Director Phil Bondurant have a recap of Wednesday’s meeting and an explanation of the stay at home order that goes into effect tonight at midnight. Park City Trails and Open Space Manager Heinrich Deters discusses the results of the e-bike survey and Kimball Art Center Communications and Marketing Director Amy Roberts has details about the center's online offerings to help the community creatively quarantine.

On today’s program, Utah State Representative Tim Quinn (R-HD54) talks about his decision to not run for re-election in November. American Red Cross Blood Services External Communications Manager Cynthia De la Torre talks about the need for blood donations and how they’re collecting blood during the COVID-19 pandemic and Summit County Democratic Party Chair Meredith Reed has details about the outcome of the virtual caucus held Tuesday.






Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting that will be held remotely. With Wednesday’s Park City planning commission  meeting canceled,  Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson discusses the projects that will be postponed until the April meeting as well as how the staff is working remotely. Executive Director of Nuzzles and Co and Rescue Ranch Jamie Usrey talks about the need for adoptions and how the public can help.

ON today’s program, Park City School District Superintendent Jill Gildea and Amy Hunt-Chief Academic Officer have details about the district’s online learning program and master planning update.  about PCSD on-line learning. Rob Harter, Executive Director of Park City Christian Center has an update on how the center is serving the community during COVID-19 and Park City Community Engagement Liaison Lynn Ware Peek talks about efforts to connect neighbors during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Communication Director for the Wasatch School District John Moss has details about how the district is handling the education of its students now that schools are closed. Park City Mayor Andy Beerman has a recap of last night's meeting and South Summit School District Superintendent Shad Sorenson has the latest in how the district is handling the COVID-19 outbreak.

On today's Local News Hour Wasatch County Manager Mike Davis reviews last week's Wasatch County Council meeting with MIDA Ex. Director Paul Morris. He also has an update about how the county is responding to COVID-19. Then Summit County Economic Director Jeff Jones has details why you need to participate in Census 2020 and how to do it. Then Dr. Chuck Morrison with Intermoutain Health Care has details about how they have split their InstaCare clinics- one for those with viral symptoms and those for the healthy injured.

Newly Named Executive Director of High Country News Greg Hanscom -who grew up here in Park City – talks about his new position and the history of the 50 year old publication. Park City Manager Matt Dias has a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting and Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District Director Mike Luers discusses the problems they're seeing at the sewer treatment plants and the postponement of the Open House for the new $50 million sewer treatment plant.

Summit County Manager Tom Fisher has an update on how the spread of COVID-19 is impacting county operations. Egyptian Theater Director Randy Barton and the Director of The Follies talk about the cancellation of upcoming shows and whether or not The Follies will get its run and Recycle Utah director Carolyn Wawra has details about the closure of the recycling center.


Summit County Health Director Rich Bullough and Summit County Councilmember Kim Carson have the latest on how the COVID-19  virus is impacting Summit County government, residents and businesses. Utah Education President Heidi Matthews has details about the agreement her organization worked out with the state legislature on future education funding. U.S. Ski and Snowboard Report with CEO Tiger Shaw has announced that all competitions for the season have been cancelled, including the World Cup finals.