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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On today’s program, Summit County Council member Doug Clyde has a recap of Wednesday's meeting. Park City Mountain Marketing Director Emily Curtis recaps last season and has a look ahead at the summer season as well as the  future development of the parking lots and new chairlift that’s going in this summer.

Local News Hour - May 22, 2019

May 22, 2019

On today’s program Park City School District School Board President Andrew Caplan and Business Administrator Todd Hauber discuss Tuesday's school board meeting regarding master planning, next year’s budget and Standards Based Grading. Ski Utah Director Nathan Rafferty discusses this week’s  announcement on the record set for Utah skier days for the 2018-19 ski season.

On today’s program, Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson and Planner Hannah Tyler have a preview of Wednesday's Planning Commission meeting. Recycle Utah Education Director, Mary Closser and Director of Communications and Development Haley Lebsack talk about Green Businesses and some upcoming events and Director of Singin’ in the Rain Josh Robinson has details about the theatrical production which opens May 24th at the Egyptian Theater.

Local News Hour - May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019

On today’s program, it’s opening day for the summer season at Utah Olympic Park. Marketing Manager Kole Nordmann has details. National Ability Center Director of Development Carey Cusimano has details on the upcoming Barn Party   and the race to the finish line for their $15 million capital campaign.  Snyderville Basin Recreation Director Brian Hanton has an update on the community recreation survey and National Trails Day, June 1.

On today’s program, Charlie Sturgis from Mountain Trails Foundation talks about their proposal to build offices at the Quinn’s Trailhead. Bright Futures Coordinator Rebeca Gonzales talks about the program’s first class to graduate high school this month and then off to college. Two of those students join her, Jenny Celestino and Issac Cortes. Park City Mayor Andy Beerman has a recap of last night's meeting and Park City Reads Executive Director Elissa Aten and Phoebe Beacham, Founder of Decoding Dyslexia Utah talk about the dyslexia presentation on Monday.

On today’s program, Summit County Council Member Kim Carson discusses the latest on how to improve the issues on the Weber River. Park City School District Assistant Superintendent of Wellness Ben Belnap discusses the changes at the Learning Academy and Park City Community Engagement Manager Linda Jager and City Recorder Michelle Kellogg preview the upcoming “How to Run for Public office” panel.

On today’s program, South Summit School District Superintendent Shad Sorenson has an update on the community scholarship awards. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Budget Manager Nate Rockwood have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting, including another look at the budget.

Local News Hour - May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019

On today’s program, Director of Summit Land Conservancy Cheryl Fox has an update on open space issues. Summit County Attorney Margaret Olsen has an update on the Children’s Justice Center and Christian Center of Park City Marketing and Event Coordinator Debbie La Belle along with Development Director Shauna Weist have details about the winners of the new event space naming contest. In studio.

On today’s program, Park City Chief Building Official Dave Thacker previews a wildfire prevention panel on Wednesday evening. Acting Director of Connect Summit County Sheri Fisher has a rundown of the second half of Mental Health Awareness Month events and Park City Education Foundation Director Abby McNulty has last minute details about Saturday’s Running With Ed and a look at how some of the money raised supports the Elementary Visual Arts program. 

On today’s program, Park City Senior Transportation Planner Julia Collins and McPolin Principal Bob Edmiston have details about next week’s Bike to School/Work Day. Local photographer Mark Maziarz talks about his piece selected for the prestigious Springville Art Show and the future of the Pianos for All program, now that he's stepping away after 7 years of running it.

On today’s program, Summit County Council chairman Roger Armstrong has a recap of Wednesday's meeting, including a discussion about the budget for the Jeremy and Pinebrook roundabouts. Park City Ski and Snowboard Interim Director Christie  Hind talks about the process to fill the CEO void, and look back at the season and some of those who were honored at the recent award ceremonies as well as an update on the UOP Mountain expansion project.

Park City Planner Hannah Tyler talks about the Historic Neighborhood Character Survey. Peace House Executive Director, Kendra Wyckoff and Domestic Violence Survivor and keynote speaker for Thursday’s luncheon, Kit Gruelle in the studio. They talk about the annual fundraiser at St. Mary’s Church and the planned opening of the new facility.  Summit County Arts Council Managing Director, Jocelyn Scudder and Alyssa Mitchell from the  Summit County Health Department talk about the Coalville Community Art Project on Saturday. It’s part of Mental Health Awareness month.

Local News hour - May 7, 2019

May 7, 2019

On today’s program, Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.  Acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner Maile McKain is this month's PC MARC free Lunch and Learn guest. She will be talking about the treatment of mental health disorders using Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ballet West Academy Campus Administrator Sandy Flury has details on the upcoming Spring Concert.

ON today’s program, United States Ski and Snowboard CEO Tiger Shaw has an end of season recap and a look ahead at the annual Congress next week in Park City. Director of the Division of Utah Real Estate Jonathan Stewart talks about his recent visit to Park City as part of the Spring Caravan and the on-going problem of wire fraud in the real estate business.

On today’s program, Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt has an update on development projects throughout the county, including a proposal for a wind farm in Echo. Park City Council member Steve Joyce with a recap of last night's meeting and Camp Gloss Co-founder, Jessica Werner talks about the one-week summer camp for girls ages 11 to 13. Registration is now open.