Local News Hour

Weekdays 8am-9am

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 Dias, 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 Local News Hour:

( 05:50) Wasatch County Taxpayers Association Co-Founder Tracy Taylor talks about the State Records Committee vote to give the Association access to a document that the Wasatch County School District considers protected and won’t share. The District has until this Thursday to turn over the document.

( 21:22) Park City Manager Matt Dias and Budget Manager Jed Briggs have a preview of the agenda for Tuesday's special city council meeting.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 06:21) Action Utah Executive Director Andrea Himoff has details on a number of virtual events they're hosting this fall to inform voters on ballot and other political issues.

( 17:50) Park City Councilmember Tim Henney has a recap of last night's meeting.

On today's Local News Hour: 

( 02:57) Summit County Council Chairman Doug Clyde recaps Wednesday's meeting, including the council’s denial of an appeal filed against the Summit County Clubhouse.

(20:27) Co-Chair of the Wasatch Back Chapter of the Citizens' Climate Lobby Lauren Barros has details about what the chapter is up to, their monthly virtual meetings and monthly hikes.

(31:55) Executive Director Park City Film Katy Wang has a preview of this weekend’s Twilight Drive-In and plans for the upcoming winter season.



Today on the Local News Hour:

(03:23) -Story: Vail CEO Answers Winter Reservation FAQs

(07:53) - Park City School District Superintendent Jill Gildea and Board of Education President Andrew Caplan have a recap of Tuesday’s board meeting. The board adopted a resolution appointing themselves as members of the Local Building Authority. This is the first step in using lease revenue bonds to pay for new school facilities.

Today on the Local News Hour: 

(00:54) - Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

(21:27) - Park City Municipal Environmental Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin has an update on Mountain Towns 2030, the latest appeal for protection of solar panels and how the city is doing as it comes up on its commitment to net-zero. 

Today on the Local News Hour:

(05:00) - Utah Film Commission Director Virginia Pearce talks about five new productions coming to the state of Utah as well as the loss of the hit TV show Yellowstone.

(22:20) - Bill Wyatt, Executive Director of the Salt Lake City International Airport has details about the opening of the new airport after 4 years and $4 billion spent on the new facility.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:08) Charlie Sturgis has this week's Mountain Trails Report including an update on the tree clearing project and Tour de Suds

( 07:59) Newly named General Manager for Woodward Park City Chris Gunnarson talks about his new role and what is happening at the park this season.

( 23:57) Park City Mayor Andy Beerman talks about the steps Park City is taking to stop the annexation of Summit County property into Hideout.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 4:02) Summit County Council Member Kim Carson recaps Wednesday's meeting, including the vote on the Colby Bed and Breakfast appeal and reaction to the county receiving another Temporary Restraining Order against  developers Nate Brockbank and Josh Romney.

( 21:17) Snyderville Basin Planning Commission Chairman Ryan Dickey has an update from Tuesday's meeting, including the negative recommendation for the Dakota Pacific Real Estate project at Kimball Junction.

On today's Local News Hour:

(07:39) William Winstead Park City Board of Realtors President and President elect Mark Jacobsen talk about the real estate market, sales, second home owners in this time of COVID.

(28:50) Executive Director of Christian Center of Park City Rob Harter has an update on the services the organization offers.

(36:36) Summit County Health Department Director Rich Bullough joins with his Monthly Update. 

On today's Local News Hour:

( 5:33) Assistant County Manager Janna Young joins the Local News Hour with a preview to Wednesday’s county council meeting.

( 29:09) Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson has a look at the agenda for the Wednesday Planning Commission meeting.

( 35:53) Summit Land Conservancy Executive Director Cheryl Fox has details on upcoming events and their current efforts to preserve a Weber River parcel in Peoa.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 04:12) Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt


( 19.:25 ) Gretchen Lee Executive Director of Mountain Mediations and Landlord and Tenent Attornmey Marcus Degen talk about eviction protections in place


(  34:44) Jenny Diersen Special Events Director gives an update on ski season expectations, Sundance, what she is working on and how car free is going.







  On today's Local News Hour:

(05:25) Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong with a recap of Wednesday night’s meeting

(21:27) Heber City Mayor Kelleen Potter talks about the Heber City council meeting on Tuesday night.


(32:37) Jocelyn Scudder, PC Summit County Arts Council talks about Art on the Trails!
















On today's Local News Hour

(05:56) - Park City Area Restaurant Association Cocktail Contest Winner Robbie Remmes with High West introduces the Devils Addition (20:00) - Park City Transit Manager Kim Fjeldsted and Scott Buringham, Transit Service Analyst, talk about changes for winter service and the public's opportunity to weigh in. (38:54) - Executive Director of Summit Coummunity Gardens Sloan Johnson has an update on some upcoming events.  

On today's Local News Hour:

(00:28 ) Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting, including a joint transit meeting with the Wasatch County Council.

( 18:52) Dylan Taggert with an update on how things went on the Weber River this summer after improvements were made last year.

( 32:29) Park City Rotary Member Tom Kelly has details on the virtual Running of the Balls – one of the staples of Miners Day.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 05:33) Senior Project Manager with UDOT Region 3 Geoff DuPaix and UDOT Project Manager for the Heber Valley Environmental Impact Statement project Jeremy Bown talk about the public input process and the study to determine the future of U.S. 40 through the Heber Valley.


( 20:21) Author and member of Summit County Clubhouse Rick Killpack has details about his newly published Bipolar Booklet