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.

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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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State Rep. Tim Quinn previews the 2020 legislative session that starts Monday. Robin Marrouche, Director of the Susan Swartz Gallery, has details about the curated exhibit at the gallery with some of the art and artists from Agnes Gund's private collection. Gund is featured in one of the films at Sundance this year, Aggie and Sundance Film Festival Programmer Charlie Sextro has a preview of some of this year's national and world cinema narrative films.

On Today’s show, Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson recaps this weeks Council meeting and Sundance Film Festival Programmers Sudeep Sharma and Ania Trzebiatowska discuss some of the documentaries in this year’s national and world competition.

Tabitha Jackson, the Director of the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program has details about the public Imagined Futures Bonfire and the accompanying Imagined Futures screenings. District 53 Rep. Logan Wilde previews the upcoming 2020 legislative session. and Heber City Council member Rachel Kahler looks ahead at tonight's Envision Celebration and recaps last night’s council meeting.


Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting, including the scheduled vote for the Silver Creek/Bitner connector road. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson has a preview of Wednesday's planning commission meeting and Sundance Institute New Frontier Curator Shari Frilot talks about the highlights of this year's New Frontier and VR exhibits.

On today's show Utah State Rep. Brian King previews the 2020 legislative session. Sundance Events Manager Josie McGuinn has details about the opening night of the Sundance Film Festival, including Artist at the Table. U.S. Ski and Snowboard Communications Manager Lara Carlton has this week's update and with a property tax approved, Snyderville Basin Recreation Director Brian Hanton previews some of the projects planned for 2020.

On today's Local News Hour Utah State Board of Education Teacher Trainer Holly Bell talks about  the future of the Welcoming Schools program in the Park City School District and state of Utah. Park City Councilmember Tim Henney has a recap of last night's meeting. Park City Attorney Alex Natt talks about the unique details of the new medical cannabis law and the possible unintended consequences and Sundance Institute Managing Director Betsy Wallace has details about today's opening of the Festival store and sale of individual local tickets.

Director of Park City Film Katy Wang has details on this weekend's screening at Jim Santy Auditorium. Summit County Council Member Kim Carson recaps this week’s county council meeting. VOLT  or (Valley Opposition to Large Transmission Lines) Citizen representative Bengt Jonsson talks about the organization’s deadline to raise $1.5 million in order  to put the new power lines underground.

Dr. Patricia Cramer discusses her research on vehicle wildlife collisions in Utah. She talks about the top "hot spots" where collisions occur – five of the 10 are here along the Wasatch Back. Park City Manager Matt Dias has a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting and Park City Senior Transportation Planner Alexis Verson, Transportation Outreach Coordinator Andy Stevenson and Dave March from the Canyons Village preview the upcoming "Try Transit Week.”

Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.  Fit to Recover Founder Ian Acker and Summit County Prosecutor Trish Cassell talk about a new fitness class program in Park City for people in recovery. Tom Horton Summit County Representative with The Utah Tax Referendum Effort has an update on their signature gathering efforts are going and Local Optometrist Stephanie Castle  and Diane Bernhardt, Operations Manager for the Hope Alliance talk about the “pop-up” vision clinic at McPolin Elementary as part of the Health Fair on January 22nd.

The Executive Director of Action Utah Andrea Himoff Action Utah has details about Wednesday's Park City Legislative Preview featuring one state senator and three state representatives who represent the Park City/Summit  and Wasatch County area. Manager of Municipal Services & Government Affairs at Republic Services -  Reese DeMille  - explains why they changed the trash pickup days. Lara Carlton has this week’s U.S.

On today’s program, Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt has an update on some development projects in the county, including the new cannabis pharmacy. Park City Councilmember Steve Joyce has a recap of last night's meeting and Park City High School Dance Teacher Ashley Mott and student dancer and officer of Dance Company 2, Dania Pantaleon talk about the dance performances next week.

On today’s program, the Director of Park City Film Katy Wang has details on this weekend's screening at Jim Santy Auditorium. Summit County Council Chair Doug Clyde recaps yesterday’s meeting. Co-Author of the book, The Suspect, Kevin Salwen talks about the book that ultimately led to the Clint Eastwood film, Richard Jewell. Salwen was the Wall Street Journal southeast editor during the 1997 Olympic games. He'll be presenting at the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Center of Excellence tonight at 6:30 pm.

On today’s program, National Ability Center Director Kevin Stickelman has details about this month's Huntsman Cup at PCMR, the first-ever Sun Valley Snowboard Para NorAm event and registration for Red White and Snow is open. Park City Manager Matt Dias and Trails and Open Space Manager Heinrich Deters have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting, including approval of the Bonanza Flat Conservation Easement and Summit County Health Dept.

ON today’s program, Cheryl Fox - Director of Summit Land Conservancy and Brett Deny have an update on the elk shot in Round Valley and other open space issues. In studio. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday’s county council meeting. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson and Planner Hannah Tyler preview the Park City Planning Commission meeting, including changes to the Land Management Code on affordable housing.

Local News Hour - January 6, 2020

Jan 6, 2020

On today’s program, Author and Therapist Brad Reedy and Communities that Care Coordinator Mary Christa Smith talk about Reedy's book "The Journey of the Heroic Parent," which is the first book being read by the new Communities That Care Book Club and Lara Carlton has this week’s U.S. Ski and Snowboard Report.