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 - Diane Foster, City Manager of Park City
  • Fridays - City Council member from Park City (after City Council meetings only)

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Park city Community Engagement Manager, Linda Jager and Senior Transportation Planner, Julia Collins talk about the fall projects open house and transportation projects. Park City Sunrise Rotary member, Andy Armstrong has details on the dedication of the new Geologic Park in the basin. Park city High School Dance Team coach, Ashley Mott has information about the team attending a National Dance Festival this winter.

On the Local News Hour: Summit County Councilmember Roger Armstrong recaps Wednesday's county council meeting; Hideout Town Manager Jan McCosh and Summit County Councilmember Glenn Wright preview the upcoming Project For Deeper Understanding exploring regional growth; and Park City Institute Executive Director Teri Orr has details about Saturday’s event, featuring two of the students involved in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Park City Board of Education Vice President, Erin Grady and Superintendent Jill Gildea talk about the school board meeting last night and the upcoming master planning meetings. Mountain Mediation representatives, Gretchen Lee and Natalie Segall talk about the first community conversation they’re hosting  at the Senior Center on Thursday. Luke Heinz and Mary Gwen from Rise Boxing Club and Fitness Studio talk about a first-ever boxing match scheduled for next weekend. It’s being organized to raise funds to fight cancer.

On the Local News Hour: Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting;  Peace House Executive Director Kendra Wyckoff and Board Member Karen Marriott have details about the grand opening of the new Peace House campus; Recycle Utah Communications and Development Director Haley Lebsack has a monthly update and Ecker Hill Middle School students talk about their efforts to get a plastic bag ban in place in Summit County.

On today’s program, Park City Librarian Kate Mapp has details about this year's Utah Humanities Book Festival, including a presentation from  New York Times Reporter John Branch about his new book, The Last Cowboys. Park City High School Student Body President Noah Nasser and Student Council President and Cheerleader Sheccid Villanueva have a rundown on Spirit Week leading up to Homecoming on Friday.

On today’s program, Lora Smith has a Tour de Suds update. David Beurele from Future I.Q. and Park City Budget and Strategic Planning Manager Jed Briggs talk about data from Park City's 2020 visioning process so far. Park City Councilmember Lynn Ware Peek has a recap of last night's meeting, on proposed Land Management Code changes for affordable housing, the 2020 visioning process and special events.

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Doug Clyde has a recap of Wednesday's meeting detailing the Bitner connector road discussion and the approval of a special exception permit for a Quinn’s Junction climbing gym. Park City Community Foundation's Diego Zegarra and Ollie Wilder summarize the new social equity community plan and invite the community to the launch of the plan next Tuesday.

Local News Hour - September 11, 2019

Sep 11, 2019

On today’s program, South Summit Superintendent Shad Sorenson has an update on the opening of the school year, growth and the upcoming bond election. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Economic Development Manager Jonathan Weidenhamer have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. Summit County Health Dept. Director of Behavioral Health Aaron Newman and Nelson Clayton with Healthy U Behavioral Summit County have details about the new behavioral health crisis numbers and Hearth and Hill Co-Owner Brooks Kirchheimer and Meghan Miller Ex.

On today’s program, Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting, including a look at the options being considered for a connection between Bittner Road and Silver Creek. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson has a preview of Wednesday's planning commission meeting. Park City Sustainability Projects Manager Celia Peterson is this month’s PC MARC Lunch and Learn guest. Her topic is The Air We Breathe.

On today’s program, Central Wasatch Commission Executive Director Ralph Becker, Deputy Director Blake Perez and Communications Director Lindsey Nielsen have details on Tuesday’s public meeting and comment forum being held at Park City High School regarding the draft Central Wasatch National Conservation and Recreation Area Act. Members of Leadership Class 25 Emily Quinn Loughlin and Gregg Simonds and Junior Sanchez with Park City Municipal talk about this year's Road Tour to Crested Butte and Montrose.

Local News Hour - September 6, 2019

Sep 6, 2019

On today’s program, Lora Smith has this week’s Trails Report. Summit County Planning, Zoning and Design Director Peter Barnes has an update on development projects throughout the county. Park City Road Tour Participants Glenn Wright and Lynn Ware Peek share some of their impressions from this year’s tour. Hideout Mayor Phil Rubin talks about the town's involvement with MIDA; UTOPIA internet; a recent property tax increase; and the town's annexation policy plan and Park City Christan Center Programs Director Pete Stoughton has details on this year's Hike for Hunger.

On today’s program, Executive Director of Action Utah Andrea Himoff  has details on their upcoming Engagement Matters event Thursday, Sept. 12th at the Park City Library Community Room. Andre Shoumatoff, founder of bicycle shop and rental center Park City Bike Demos, talks about e-bikes on trails and the Director of the play Matilda, Morgan Parry, talks about the production which plays at the Egyptian Theatre this weekend.

On today’s program, Park City School District Chief Academic Officer Dr.  Amy Hunt talks about her new role in the district and what priorities she's working on for this school year. The Founder of the Sports Neurology Clinic in Michigan and Park City, Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher has details about next month's International Congress for Athlete Brain Health and the Director of Park City Film Katy Wang has details about the opening of the Film Series this Friday night.

On today’s program, the Director of Summit Land Conservancy Cheryl Fox has an update on open space issues. A Co-Founder of the Park City Songwriter Festival Scott Thomson has details about the inaugural event Sept. 13th and 14th. Park City School District Associate Superintendent of Wellness Ben Belnap talks about the plans for the redesigned Learning Academy and Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt and Summit County Public Works Director Derick Radke have details about the possible alignments of extending Bittner Road through to Silver Creek.

On today’s program, Charlie Sturgis has this week’s Mountain Trails Report with Charlie Sturgis with a heads up about Saturday’s Point 2 Point race. Snyderville Planning Commission Chair Malena Stevens has an update from Tuesday's meeting when the commission held a public hearing on the proposed NMU (Neighborhood Mixed Use) zone. Park City Councilmember Nann Worel has a recap of last night's meeting  in which they discussed social equity, and e-bikes in Round Valley.